Predictions on 2011 Patriots

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    One of the Pats' biggest problem isn't even on their schedule.

    Outside of having to play each other twice, Bitchburgh and Baltimore have a relative tulip-walk through the schedule (apart from New England and New Jersey, respectively). One or both of those teams could easily win 13 or 14 games. That leaves San Dago in the woeful AFC Worst, and of course, New Jersey, as New England's primary competition for a potential bye in the playoffs (unless Kerry Collins pulls several large rabbits out of his jock).

    At the risk of putting the cart before the wh*res, I'm thinking that puts a disproportionate bullseye on the week two matchup against San Dago in Foxboro. We're hearing all the usual "on paper" arguments about the Chargers (and where the hell is jbolt?), but early in the season is usually the best time to get them, but I'm wondering even now if 12 wins (although I'm only predicting 11) will be enough to get one of the top two seeds.

    Then again, maybe all of this is premature blue-skying and we'll all be in here wondering what went wrong Tuesday morning.

    Foot in mouth




    (p.s. -- apparently you can't say whoors)
     
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     BB has said that in order to play good defense you need an effective pass rush and good coverage in the secondary. Both of those elements have been missing in recent years. I can see where Haynesworth and Ellis should help the pass rush, but I'm not so sure about the secondary. We've lost 2 safeties and I'm not convinced yet that that's addition by subtraction. Bodden's ability to stay off the DL also seems critical. The offense will be fine but the defense stills appears questionnable to me.
     
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    Texas Pat you Koolaider.
     
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    Agree with responses Texpat. Would love to see Edelman do his Welker-lite imatation on offense. I am sticking with 13-3 and homefield throughout the playoffs. One major problem. I;m in Brazil during the NFL playoffs and I doubt the got the dish network down there so I might need to monitor the game threads on the Ipad.......I can't complain, but some times I still do....

     
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    Re: Predictions on 2011 Patriots

    19-0
     
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    Texas Pat you Koolaider.
    Posted by TrueChamp


    LOL. he always refers to some around here as kool-aid guzzlers, now you call him one.

    Hilarous
     
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    Last time I was in the southern hemisphere the Pats went to the Super Bowl (2008).
     
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    I see that PATS going 12 and 4 if we all Drink the Kool -aid and Randy Moss Returns....   
     
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    13-3 at worst, I want 19-0.

    Yes, I drink the koolaid. Always have, always will.

    This team can get it done, superbowl baby.

     
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    In Response to Re: Predictions on 2011 Patriots :      True. But, don't forget that the Pats offense is the best in the AFC. It's a lot easier playing the game when you're playing with a lead.
    Posted by TexasPat3

     It is also true that you can't get the lead when you can't get the defense off the field. Weren't we last in the league in stopping 3rd down conversions last year?
     
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    In Response to Re: Predictions on 2011 Patriots:
    In Response to Re: Predictions on 2011 Patriots :      Champ, a/k/a Glass Joe...a guy who is too much of a coward to give straight answers to questions, misrepresents and lies, and refers to anyone who in any way criticizes the Patriots as a troll...calls me a koolaid-guzzler??       You're right, Kansas...that is hilarious!!    
    Posted by TexasPat3


    Hey dude i just didnt agree with your opinions in our last few discussions. I know you didn't appreciate the Dan Shaughnessy comparison but whats with all the coward talk? Your the one who quit on our last thread.
     
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    2011 Patriots = Superbowl Champs!!!
     
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    it's the first week so perhaps teams are still trying to shake off some rust. however, if this week was any indication, i have to say that 16-0 is very achievable.

    my biggest concern if at all is the interior OL (right side), but only against bal (ngata will hard to stop), which the pats won't be playing in the reg season.

    pats front 7 will eat up sanchez; with a better backfield, pats o should overrun jets d
    bills could be a handfu but not good enough to beat the pats
    mia is the only team i have not seen but i do not think they beat the pats

    colts without manning is pathetic
    pitt suddenly looks old; pats owned them even before getting old

    kcc is suddenly ordinary; and i believe they will stay that way
    oak is oak
    sdc is racking up injuries. also believe they were overrated before the injuries
    den is also trying to figure things out

    phi OL does not stand a chance vs pats DL
    dallas OL does a little better but still will not stand up to the pats DL. romo gets rattled into the same mistakes he made today
    speaking of getting rattled, it would be worse for eli
    interestingly, the biggest challenge could be from was. unfortunately for them, albert will be relentless

    the road to the sb will be through bal. i believe unless the pats OL excels at paving the way between tackles for a good running game, it will be hard to beat bal. hopefully, canon, mankins, ridley and bjge will get it done. we will eventually see.


     
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    Pats go 11-5, jets go 8-8.
     
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    13-3 dont care about 16-0 19-0 BS

    Brady gets 37 TD
    Haynesworth 4.5 sacks
    Ocho 45 catches
    Yes to a Mayo contract extension
    No Moss
    Split the Jests
    A Bomb 72 catches
    Edelman 0 to the house
    LS wont be as bad a Reiss wants us to believe
    Sweep in the playoffs and beat the Green Bay Packers 37 - 28
     
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    I won't add much if anything to the predictions, I'd rather speak to what has prevented us from advancing the last two seasons and if frankly if you back to our undeafeated seasons and before...My personal feeling is that our scheme on both sides of the ball is at the heart of why we haven't won a Superbowl since clock killin Cory Dillion pounded the Colt's into submission in the AFC champoinship game...

    Offense;
    1) We've morphed into a finesse team and with that our inabilty to keep Brady clean against teams with a good pass rushes have led to our demise (Colts, Giants, Ravens & Jets). It all about tendencies how many times have we thrown the ball on 3 and 2 or gone 3 and out with less than 3 minutes to go in a playoff game with the lead without even attempting a run play? So while I agree that our offense is stout and will once again feast on teams that lack the personal to utelize the Rex Defense...if we are to go deep and be a legit superbowl team IMHO we must devise a game plan to break the Rex defensive code and my take is you do so by pounding the rock and I'd also like to see us use the 2 and 3 tightend packages! 
           />Patriots Strength: mulitple weapons and the games best QB..
           />Patriots Achillies....lack of a true power running game...

    Defense;
    2) Bend but don't break simply hasn't worked...Perhaps it's due to personnal but if we're to be a legit Superbowl team we must reverse a now almost 5 year trend and that's our defenses inability to get off the field on 3rd downs and hold teams to feild goals in the Red Zone...The scheme is part of the problem and our lack of a pass rush or rather being able to presuure the QB without needing to send more guys than they can block is our achillies...I'm also not a big fan of playing the corners 5 to 10 yards off the recievers with the "cover 2" safties over the top...

               />Patriots Stregnth; Playing with a large lead....
               />Patriots Achilles; getting pressure on the opposing QB

     
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    10-6
     
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    I believe this team has the ability to win it all this season.  I see 13-3 regular season.  I think the new defense will need time to jell.  They will struggle for the first few games so I predict 3-1 in the first 4 games.  I see splitting with the Jets and one loss coming from an unexpected team such as Buffalo.   The defense will be strong going into the playoffs as typical of BB lead teams getting better as the season progresses.  The offense has a couple of issues with the OL and the receivers not on the same page with Brady.  This will lead to a couple of close games early on.  The offense will be clicking later in the season.
    I agree a good running game and an attacking defense will be what wins the superbowl.
     
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