Re: Pats in better position then Denver
posted at 12/31/2013 10:12 AM EST
heIn response to agcsbill's comment:
In response to AZPAT's comment:
This "strength of schedule" stuff is funnie than The People being mad as hell about the US Congress, and yet keeps electing the same yahoos. Hollyweird can't make this stuff up!!
NFL schedules, except for TWO games a year, are already pre-determined years in advance....
AZ, what makes discussions even funnier is when one uses the "strength of schedule" argument as a way to demean the current season's results as if the team had control of the schedule like a college team does. Is it the Pats fault the AFC East hardly presents a challenge, yet each team in that division has the same opportunity to build a winning team, why the Pats and not them? There are very few NFL teams which can go from one season to the next and still be a force in the league. The Pats have always been near or at the top each season since 2001 while others go up and down like yoyos. The fact the Packers, with 4 consecutive seasons with a winning record, while the Pats are at 13, is proof.
I'll agree 1000% that the Pats do this better than anyone else today. But, please! This "strength of schedule" pap needs to stop. As I asked, what determines this "strength"? We hear it when the final scheduled teams comes out (by that time we'll know who the other 2 teams are). We hear it during the season when a rival team does exceedingly well, and the Pats stumble a bit. We hear it later on when the Pats FINALLY beat a no doubt, viable playoff contending team. Then, it mysteriously disappears when the final year end stats are in, and we find the Pats opponents have a low winning percentage, but then it's excused away. Why not just leave it alone?
I heard Coughlin's "excuse" for not winning this season.... it's a parity league by design and it's very difficult to keep winning year after year. Then, for giggles and grins, he asks if anyone remembered 2011. What a freaking joke!!!!!! Only a NY based head coach would come up with something as dumb as that comment! Sadly, though, he may be the best HC in the state.
Can you imagine the grief BB would come under, NATIONWIDE, if he asked if anyone in the room remembered the early 2000's? It'll give the national media hores a field day of tingles running up and down their legs! The'd have to get new panties!