Re: Is this diagram accurate?
posted at 9/26/2013 3:28 PM EDT
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to Getzo's comment:
I don't think it's completely fair to use the word 'entitled'. True fans appreciate what they have and through the years understand the teams success. It starts with Kraft, BB, and TB. Then when plug in players come in, the Pats have been able to get the most out of them aside from a few misses, as that happens.
I always liked using the expression that there people who see the Glass half full and Glass half empty. I'm half full... or sometimes known as a 'homer' I guess. Not sure if I have been labeled that yet. Maybe babe called me that I am ot sure.
I also think those that are half empty are grumpy people that I try and not associate with. These people always find something to complain about and dwell on the past too much instead of working with what they have and appreciating those things in their possession.
I mean look no further than those complaining when the Pats are 3-0. Those people would NEVER be invited over my place for a few beers, good food, and premium cigars. Why? cause they will be the first to talk smack behind my back on their way home......
Entitled can also be misunderstood for Prideful, stubborn, and educated enough to make an argument with only little facts needed to create a debate. It's admitting you actually may be wrong that seperates the entitlement IMO. I debate a lot with my friends to the point of yelling back and forth and we're cool after the fact... and sometimes after some thought I have realized i was wrong. I admit that too them... which is always funny to me. Because I speak with pride and enthusiasm.
Hey, it is what it is...
So Getz, what's wrong with celebrating a Pats win but calling a spade a spade and saying, they need to get the running game more involved, or the WR doesn't look great right now lets hope it improves before we need to count on them, or I never want to see Arrington on outside coverage? I agree you can't always be negative but lets face it there is a difference between saying this team sucks, this team needs to improve before they meet better teams, and this team is 3-0 lets book my SB flight. It's not just one or the other and many fans fall into that 2nd option. Does that mean you wouldn't have any of them over for a beer? Btw I found the most honest people to be the ones to express their opinion right in the open to your face (right or wrong) while the ones I tend to see talk the most behind peoples back tend to be the ones who act the most positive and pleasent around you (not always the case but two face people tend to be positive when they are around you and negative when you aren't looking).
OK... I am not saying all is always well. But the way some people express their concerns is a little over the top. They expect everything to perfect from everyone but TB it seems.
You mention the run game... Ridley needs to hold on to the ball but when he does I feel he is one of the btter runners in the league, and then the rest of the cast back there is great depth IMO.
The receivers are rookies and there needs to be patience, and while it's easy to see their mistakes - most seem to overlook that they have been able to get seperation. Down field seperation has also been missing since Moss and it finally seems like there is life in that department. No one is putting Thompkins and Dobson in Canton yet, but you have to be happy with their progress.
I will be the first one to say Arrington should never play outisde of the slot. I don't think ANYONE on this board feels different. However, people fail to give him credit as being the second best slot corner i the league last year, and it seems he picked up were he left off from last year in that department. Dennard hasn't exactly been shut down on the outside, but he plays with better technique, confidence and skils at that position than we have seen in years past.
As far as someone that says whats on their mind versus someone that talks behind backs... I am someone that says what's on their mind... I'm as a real as they come. If you speak your mind and it's always in a glass half EMPTY manner, more likely than not I just don't want to build a relationship with that person. Now I do have friends that are like that, and and i ahve half full friends like myself. Regardless, 99.9% of the time I watch sports by myself for many reasons. I just feel there are those that express their concerns like whiney, cry babies.
I am invested in my sports more than I should be. Unfortunately, I do live through my teams as if it chnages my life. I live a simple life I guess, and I enjoy and feel like I lose and win with them. I'm emotional I guess. Living on the west coast i also have to stick up for my teams... spy gate, tuck rule, defense sucks year after talk.... Brady overrated.... you name it.
Not sure if I made myself clear. I just have more hope than doubt when it comes to my teams. especially teams like the Pats that have done nothing but WIN for the better part of 12 years......