Re: The NFLs Paper Tiger
posted at 12/2/2013 6:35 PM EST
HEY! Meadow! It is so good to see you! Boy those Jets... they really surprise. They broke 100 yards this week. I think again.... ! Just wait till they get some football players....
But as to your thread.. well... you do know Meadow that your lack of understanding about football makes your points... well.. not really worth much of anything. Its OK to like your team (though you do not have to stay a masocist if you dont want to). But look Meadow... the bottom line is you are what your record is. The Patriots are 9-3 and tied for the second best record in conference. Again in the top 3 as they have been essentially every year (but 1) in the BB era. So it is not luck.. because they do it EVERY year... including this year.. and last year.. and the year before and .... and they usually go deep into the playoffs which means they win at least some playoff games. That means against good teams Meadow... not teams like the JV Jets.
True the Pats have weaknesses. Some of that is due to injury... But they are not perfect. ANd in this rebuilding period (one year getting 2 tackles, one year 2 RBs, 2 TEs, 3 WRs, etc) they replenish and build a deeper team that remains highly competative.
Heck girl, last week they beat Manning after spotting him 24 points!!!!!! and that was no fluke. They always beat Manning when the weather gets into the 30s. ANd their ability to come back like that was demonstrated last year agaisnt a GREAT SF D and again this week on the road V houston. And this is while develpoing 3 rookie WRs and using a THIRD STRING OT. No small matters there Meadow.
Its ok not to like the Pats. But when you understand that footbaLL IS NOT a fantasy sport nor based on name recognition or popularity contest, nor - as the Jets are , based on how much hot air they can let out before during or after a game... but on good hard and smart play and coaching... well, then you will appreciate how the Pats under BB are perhaps to team to most admire.
Anyway, you ought to check out the thread on the Jets.. Its a long one but full of laughs. And considering the day, the month, the year, the decade , the last 20 years, the 40 years(!) the jets are having it might give you some lighthearted entertainment.
Anyway, dont foget to read your Cliff notes for Football GFs. It will help you follow the games and maybe apppreciate waht makes a good player, a good coach and a good team.
Too da LOO...