Re: no more SB for Pats
posted at 2/24/2013 10:37 AM EST
In response to gr82bme's comment:
Some of you guys are funny. Complain we haven't won a SB in a few years, yet every year we seem to be in the playoffs. Claiming that our D is poor and lacking leadership, but never consider that those young-inexperienced defenders may (not a guarantee) improve vastly as they get, er - you know, more experience. I'd love to hear some of you if you were fans of another team, say the Dallas Cowboys, Arizona, St. Louis - teams, that had potential, but didn't (and don't consistently) even make the playoffs. That worried over BB's vision for the team, TB getting older, D too young? Here's a thought: go root for Tampa Bay. Hey, I get as frustrated as anyone, but some of you post as if we've been irrelavent for years. Fact is, at the beginning of next season, the Pats will once again be one of the teams other teams have to beat to prove their meddle. And once again, we'll be in the playoffs, and perhaps we'll make it to the SB. If you can't enjoy the past 10 or so years, you're in sorry shape - because no football fan base in America has had the prolonged pleasure of rooting for a near yearly SB contender for a decade.
You are correct. The fanbase has been spoiled since 2001 (not 2007) as some contend.
The succss of the team is extremely rare and most don't appreciate that, and should.
No one hear should be expecting 6 SB wins in 10 years! That's nutso!
The frustration is being sooooo close, yet no cigar.
People are going to look at that and try to determine why and that's understandable.
You mentioned the young D and that it would get better with experience, also correct.
The problem with that is how many on the young D have been here and productive for more than 2 years? Not many.
Guys are being replaced, whether it's lack of talent or confidence or smarts or coachability or injuries or whatever, every other year, for the past 6 years.
You can't gain experience or continuity or confidence that way.
Until that changes, IMO, the team is going to be close but never light that cigar.
It does take a complete team.....or a miracle.......or a lot of luck. Unfortunately, I don't think the miracles and luck happen (or are less likely to happen) without the complete team.
While it is nutso to expect that many wins in a decade, it's not unreasonable to expect more of a complete team for half that time, considering the amount of draft picks and FA's. Is it?