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    Tex...  we know there will be the inevitable "they were playing the woeful Titans" excuses, but, when a VERY good team plays a bad team, wouldn't you expect such a rout?  If the Pats went the other direction, continued struggles on offense, Brady not connecting and a sputtering running game, even if they win, we'd be all over them. 

    Today, Brady was on target in conditions many people say give QBs fits with snow, cold and slippery conditions.  Both teams had to play in this slop.  Granted it is one game, but, one heck of a game to put it all together.  We know Brady is back and Maroney can run the ball.  The Titans may be 0-6, but only the Pats have been able to put a 59 - 0 wuppin on them this year in the snow!
     
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    This was a 60 minute total team effort, yes the Titans are bad, hence the final score. The only negative was the Morris knee injury.

    I agree, LM's 45 yard run was play of the game and Brady's 5 TD 2nd quarter AGAINST THE WIND just adds to his legend.
     
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    This is probable the easiest Report Card you will ever have to write Tex.  A's across the board.  I also feel for Bulluck he's from the town next to me.
     
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    K-Max... Clockwork Orange fan?
     
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    K-Max... Clockwork Orange fan?
    Posted by agcsbill


    Yes me brother.  One of my top 10
     
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    In Response to Re: Titans @ Patriots REPORT CARD: : Yes me brother.  One of my top 10
    Posted by K-max


    Has anyone else recognized that picture?  It is a classic movie about nasty youth!
     
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    I give myself the following report card:

    Predicting score = F (Ithink I predicted an "ugly game" with the Pats winning 17-10.
    Predicting receivers' success = F (thought the slop would hinder them).
    Predicting Brady's success = D ( I had him winning, at least).
    Predicting RBs' success = F ( I had them struggling in the slop, "not as good w/o Taylor).
    Overall predcition of game = F

     
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    Could not agree with you more on your card Tex, it was total domination from the get go.  I thought the Maroney run was huge, but in my sometimes not so humble opinion my play of the game was the flea-flicker TD to Moss.  It was the first BIG pass play these two connected on and that just ignited this team, and that is when the Titans went into shutdown mode.  Call that splitting hairs on my part, but this was a clinic.  Do I think this team is suddenly going into 2007 mode, no...but this is a very dangerous team when they are clicking.  Next week is huge - heading into the bye week at 5-2 would be big.  Two interesting side notes on this one:  AD inactive and the play of Volmer.  Was at the game and that guy is a beast, and he was absolutely crushing his opponent on every play.  Very early in his career, but could spell RT for Light moving forward. 
     
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    In Response to Re: Titans @ Patriots REPORT CARD: : Has anyone else recognized that picture?  It is a classic movie about nasty youth!
    Posted by agcsbill


    I'm singing in the rain! To this day my wife freaks when she hears this song.
     
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    The Grade is Pass/Fail for that game.  A home game against an 0-5 team, you better win easy.
     
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    What was the score of the Giants/Raiders game last week and the score of the Giants game today?  Beating up on bad teams means very little.  The Raiders now have 2 more wins than the Titans.  You're happy about the win and happy no one got hurt.  That is about it.
     
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    Pats put in a solid outing today.

    Titans and the snow skews the grading.

    But Brady's long game is back; he was coming off his backfoot pretty good, even leaving it fully a few times. Snow is to the Patriots what spinach is to Popeye, the cure-all.

    We are 10-0 in the snow. Even Pees was calling a good game, little vanilla on D.

    And definitely the play of the game was that flea-flicker. It shifted the game into a different direction.

    Vollmer put in a great game and did not have help on pass protection and only had one TE motion to chip on his edge. Also was key on the dive up  the middle, delivering a key block and creating space for the LoMo TD. However, Light has not lost his job yet.

    Hoyer is the real thing- 9 for 11 and shows me that he has a far better grasp of the playbook than I ever thought he'd have. he has actually shown he is more competent than KOC. 


     
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         For those of you getting completely carried away with this win, read this article, describing all the injuries that the Titans had in their secondary, going into today's game. Duane Starks and Earthwind Moreland were better CBs than the ones they started today:  http://www.tennessean.com/article/20091018/SPORTS01/91018020/1027/Titans++defense+takes+a+beating
    Posted by TexasPat3


    I don't buy that excuse.  It is the Titans' fault for not having more depth at DB.  I guess that it the price you pay for dumping a ton of dough on a rookie QB contract only to have him fall to the bench a few seasons later. Some games are won in the off-season, when the teams are assembled. It is not the Pats fault that the Titans didn't assemble a deep team or spread the wealth around to do so. And no team knows better than the Pats the injury bug hitting the DBs, yet they field one good team after another, year after year, inury after injury. 
     
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    I give myself the following report card: Overall predcition of game = F
    Posted by chrisakawoody


    I give myself a B for saying the +9.5 point spread was 2.7 points too low.  I leaned the right direction, and many smart guys would take the underdog on principle.  Of course my stats couldn't know how injured the Titans were.

    I leaned heavily in the right direction on Atlanta,

    I horribly blew the Green Bay / Detroit game, actually my stats didn't know that Stafford wasn't playing,

    and I slightly leaned the wrong direction on a soft Jets/Buffalo call. 

    I'll give myself a B- for the day.
     
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    I enjoyed the report card.  Pretty harsh criticism, Ltown1.  He's just having fun.  We see a lot worse done here, or (gasp) the Fox site where people are just animals.

    If you want to beat up on someone, pick me.  I mean, I really got this game wrong. I have been saying that Brady will be pretty rough all season. I said that this team has looked as lackluster as the 2000 team.  Then this happens.  At least I have been defending the D since the first week.
     
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    I give myself the following report card: Predicting score = F (Ithink I predicted an "ugly game" with the Pats winning 17-10. Predicting receivers' success = F (thought the slop would hinder them). Predicting Brady's success = D ( I had him winning, at least). Predicting RBs' success = F ( I had them struggling in the slop, "not as good w/o Taylor). Overall predcition of game = F
    Posted by chrisakawoody


    Add my name to your prediction score card.  Care to join me for some crow?  I've learned to cook it real well.  I thought they would win, but I figured the Titans would at least show up and fight for their first win.  
     
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    I love it when we win and I'm bored stiff.
     
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         For those of you getting completely carried away with this win, read this article, describing all the injuries that the Titans had in their secondary, going into today's game. Duane Starks and Earthwind Moreland were better CBs than the ones they started today:  http://www.tennessean.com/article/20091018/SPORTS01/91018020/1027/Titans++defense+takes+a+beating
    Posted by TexasPat3


    I don't think too many are getting carried away. Most are appropriately qualifying the win as it should be - a big win over a bad team. Ordinarily, poor conditions favor the lesser team, but the Pats love the cold and slop, as their winter record indicates.
    Regardless of conditions or competition, a team still needs to execute. Brady and the Pats did just that. If you don't execute, bad teams can, and will, beat good teams - reference Oak-Philly.
     
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    I love it when we win and I'm bored stiff.
    Posted by Yapple


    I'm with ya there Yapple - lol!
     
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