Re: Negative nannies
posted at 1/22/2013 3:04 PM EST
In response to JimfromFlorida's comment:
My god folks the Ravens beat them and many here say they suk and etc....
They have longest stretch of 10 win seasons currently working and the next closest is 4.
they have ashot every year when most teams do not.
yes they have needs but the negativity is ludicrous
Do they give trophies for 10 win seasons? The Bills had a shot every year and early 90's and never won it. Do you think they would trade one Super win for the other three appearances? The Colts won 10+ games for nine straight seasons, won a single Super Bowl during that span and we mocked them for it.
What you perceive a negativity, I look at as fans who see this teams failure to win a Super Bowl over the past eight seasons despite having the best coach and best quarterback in the NFL as a sign that something is actually wrong with this team.
Honestly look at the Patriots over the past few seasons. They pile up regular season stats against mediocre and bad teams, but run into a tough defense in the playoffs and simple cannot score the points needed to win. On the flipside, the defense makes it through the regular season forcing turnovers and holding teams to FG goals, but they run into a team that protects the football and takes advantage of opportunities and no such luck.
Really it boils down to a "glass half-full/half-empty" argument. You can look at the Patriots over the past eight season as a team good enough to win 98 regular season games (averaging 11 per year), play in 4 conference championships and two Super Bowls, or you can just look at them as a team that has not been good enough to win the Super Bowl.
If you look at it the first way, you simple keep doing what you are doing and figure they will win the championship again. I look at it the second way and think their are changes that need to be made before this team hoist the Lombardi trophy again.