Re: Patriots offense will be fine.
posted at 6/28/2013 8:35 PM EDT
In response to zbellino's comment:
In response to pezz4pats' comment:
Anyone who thinks this O is just going to "hum along", needs to get their koolaid checked for ketamine.
LQQk at the roster, people!
Not ONE returning starting WR or TE from the #1 offense. NOT ONE!
A few 3/4 receivers that were dumped by lesser teams
2 rookies that are injured and reportedly FAR behind. Did I mention they are rookies?
A slot receiver who was the teams second choice, because he is prone to being more absent than not.
Hope ST can score a lot of points with Edelman and Slater and ghost (who lost them games last year)
Whoman? Fells? Ballard who is making an impression in camp for all the wrong reasons and may very well get beat out by a guy that's had 7 surgeries, which isn't much more than GRonk. (who might never be Gronk again)
Oh, and a QB, who according to some, has sucked since 2004/05, with awesome receivers that other teams drool over. lol Who the hel1 is drooling now? The other teams?
Last years O had their problems but it worked because most of them played together for 3 years., not 3 weeks.
RB's that can't punch it in from the 1 and when they tried to feature them, resulted in low scoring games.
A defense who can't get off the field and whose only claim to fame is interceptions when the O has afforded them a 3 score lead. Don't think they'll be many of those in the near future.
Ya, every thing is just peachy. If you drink peach flavored koolaid, laced with hallucinogens and drugs that render you unconscious, that is.
Really, really hope I'm wrong.....just not feeling it. Wish I was.
Pezz, there is a difference between people being optimistic, people being sensisble and people who are in denial, or have an axe to grind.
I think what some people are saying is that, while AH is a loss of talent, other people will be able to contribute to pick up the slack. What others are saying is that, while he is a loss of talent, NE will still be good without him, even if they are slightly diminished.
I can only think of a couple people *actually* saying that Hernandez is no great loss, coming into the season with nearly zero system experience at WR is no big deal, and NE should just hum along.
Well, I understand people have differing views. Believe it or not, I am still optimistic as far as hoping for the best but expecting the worst, is optimistic. I have to be. I am a fan.
I just believe the team is going to have to rely more on the D this year which is scary as they haven't been able to for years. Perhaps we will be surprised. It was that way, long ago. I'm just not counting on it.
I understand motivation, playing with a chip on your shoulder, coaching and a great QB help.
It's just that sometimes TALENT is needed. Not seeing a whole lot of it right now and that was before the Hernandez mess. That was just the icing or the nail in the coffin, which ever you prefer.