In response to UD6's comment:
Tex is the worst kind of fan who revels in the success of his team but only as an expectation. When his team starts to come back to the rest of the league, and yes that is happening with the pats, he is apoplectic.
RESPONSE: Oh...you mean like you were last year with your Peytonless Colts?? LOL!!
Huh? Stay on topic kiddo. First, I wasn't apoplectic about the colts last year. I understood the severity of their situation with Manning and many more starters injured.
RESPONSE: Yeah...sure you did...LOL!!!
We all want our teams to win, but success at the top is never sustainable forever. The pats lost their legendary defense and they are working hard to get some semblance of that back.
RESPONSE: As usual, you show your ignorance. Do you follow the Patriots? Do you know what's going on with the team? When was the last time that the Pats had a great defense? 2004?? Their defense has gone down-hill ever since. Yet, despite that, they have continued to win. Last year, they came within minutes of another championship. But...what does a Colts fan know about that? Without the referees and their BS pass interference calls, the Colts were nothing.
Thanks for proving my point - yes the pats continue to win, and, as YOU said, were "within minutes of another championship", yet you b-tch about the pats.
RESPONSE: LOL!!! Uhhh...2012 is not 2011. This is a different Patriots team, that is underachieveing...unlike last years' SB squad.
SEE YOUR THREAD TITLE. Its one thing to express some concern or to lament that they may only be good enough to have a chance at a superbowl rather than be an outright favorite, but your glass is about 1/8th full. PATS NEED BIG CHANGES. What a joke. Nice trying to change the subject away from your feeble support for your team.
RESPONSE: Still the same ol' Pinocchio, I see...trying to twist words, and rredierect the conversation to fit your warped, bogus agenda. The 2011 team was SB worthy. But, this 2012 crew hasn't shown that there anywhere near as good as last years' team. They are underachieving on the defensive side of the ball. For whatever reason, the coaching staff is not getting the most out of it's defenders. Do you deny that?
Obviously, it is not as easy as some like Tex might assume it is. Thankfully for the pats, they have Tom Brady, the best oline in the NFL and some of the best receivers/TE's in the league. And frankly, their running game is showing signs of life.
RESPONSE: What the hell do you know about the Patriots, troll? Go hug your Peyton doll.
Apparently I know a helluva lot more than you do, because all you see is the sky falling. I see a team that is leading their division and primed for another playoff run. And in you I see a joke for a fan. You are pathetic - at best.
RESPONSE: Leading the pathetic AFC East is no great feat. A know nothing, Peyton lover like you is impressed with second rate titles, and statistical accomplishments.
Personnel is not easy. Its why the team should keep Welker. Drafts are not crapshoots but they are also not easy, nor always right.
RESPONSE: So...you don't think that an ineffective, inexperienced DC has anything to do with team success?
Showing your ignorance. You don't think the "best" defensive mind in the game doesn't have his hand on the pulse of his defense.
RESPONSE: So...now you're crediting BB as being the best defensive mind in the game? Based on what? How good has the Pats' "D" been since 2004?
This guy takes his preparation as far as keeping tarps off fields during rainstorms to slow down opponents. You don't think Belichick is paying attention to his defense? You are a joke.
RESPONSE: Evidently, water has seeped in to that wooden head of yours, Pinocchio. If the best defensive mind in the game is paying full attention to his defense, why is it that this group is getting worse?? Are you saying that BB has nothing to work with? That players like Wilfolk, Mayo, Jones, Hightower, and Spikes aren't a solid nucleus to build a solid "D" around? A genius like BB, whose paying "full attention" to his "D", can't turn it's fortunes around? LOL!!!
Pats fans should revel in the continued success of the team and root and hope for victory. The expectation that they are automatic has to be a thing of the past.
RESPONSE: The Pats have enough talent that they should not be taking the field "hoping" for victory,. They should be confident of it. It's high time to change that putrid "bend but don't break" scheme, and turn their defenders lose to make plays. What do the Steelers have on "D" that the Pats don't (minus Polamalu)...other than a great DC?
that putrid "bend but don't break" scheme is pure Belichick. Go back and look at historical differentials between yards allowed rank and points allowed rank. Proof of how wrong you are about the DC. Belichick's fingerprints are all over this thing.
RESPONSE: Is it working? You said that he's the greatest defensive mind in the game. Yet, a flawed "bend but don't break" is the best that the Pats' coaching staff can come up with? Typical Dog(ggggg)ie doo logic...LOL!!
The steelers played Kansas City last night. Did you assume they were some kind of juggernaut with that one and whatever record of theirs? You continue to prove my point.
RESPONSE: What point is that Dog(ggggg)...the one atop your head?? LOL!!
Your's is so narrow that you can't see the forest for the trees. You know the pats are good (maybe not great because of a suspect defense), and you are pissed about it. grow up man. Its a game that someone else plays. Its not your game.
RESPONSE: Suspect defense??? Their defense is a joke! If they aren't pisssed about the way they were torched by the weak Buffalo offense...they all should be traded to Indy, where whining and mediocrity on defense is the rule, rather than the exception.