Re: Is Wes Welker being Foolish?
posted at 9/24/2010 6:12 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Is Wes Welker being Foolish?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Is Wes Welker being Foolish? : I'm not predicting anything, but this is a good football team with a chance at making a playoff run. If they get in the tournament, anything can happen. Would anybody have predicted they'd win the Super Bowl in 2001 when they started 0-2 (losing to Cincy and NYJ if memory serves, coincidentally) and their starting QB was KOd? It's a long season. There are a lot of pieces to this team that a lot of other teams would like to have. They need to improve in some areas, no doubt. But if you think they have no shot and you're basing that on basically one lousy half of football, you're being ignorant. Whether Welker should be playing, I have no opinion on that. That's between him and his doctors, and obviously they're good with it or he wouldn't be out there. I find it a bit interesting that Harrison would make that sort of comment considering that he came back rather quickly from a similar injury as I recall.
Posted by Muzwell[/QUOTE]
Listen up, Cosmo, I didn't predict doom & gloom either, just disputed any claim that the Krafts are championship driven this season. I expect the Pats to make the play-offs, but there's a huge difference between an play-off team and a super bowl winner.
Like everyone else in Patriot Nation I hope the Pats get on a roll, capture some of that old magic, and go back to the SB as misunderstood, dis-respected underdogs with a chip on their shoulder.
I never based anything on one game or a half game, I'm not the panicky type. I've been following the organization as a whole for a long time now and it is on those observations that I base my opinions.
We use to win with big defensive contributions, but now if we are to have PO aspirations we must win big as front runners, and means that Brady and the offense have to put up big points fast, in other words, score early and often, to keep our defense off the field and theirs on.
If our offense begins scoring like the potent offense they appear to be on paper then we have a real good chance of surprising some teams and pulling off some upsets.
But some say "What you see is what you get.", and BB says, "It is what it is." and I'm asking, What is it?
What kind of team do we have this season: a low scoring turnover prone offense with a young, unorganized, inexperienced, mistake prone, defense, or a team with a very potent offense and a hustling, confident, over-achieving, well coached defense?
Through pre-season and two games, now, I still don't know who this Pat's team is or how far they may be able to go.
As for Harrison, he wasn't leveling any criticism, just saying how brave Welker putting his career on the line like that: they have vastly different bodies and played vastly different postions. Now one has taken more punishment then Welker has taken these last few seasons, and I think Rodney's point is well taken.