Re: We Overacheived, so lets be thankful for what we did!
posted at 1/18/2011 10:42 PM EST
In Response to Re: We Overacheived, so lets be thankful for what we did!
[QUOTE]From a practical standpoint it's true, I guess . . . but I think once you secure the #1 seed, your preseason expectations should be out the window. Are the Pats in good shape in terms of rebuilding the team into a perennial contender? Certainly, yes. Should we be concerned that the Pats have now gagged, badly, in the playoffs two years in a row -- once coming off a bye. Again, certainly, yes. Putting an optimistic spin on what we just saw is probably a good idea in the long run, but the truth of the matter is the Pats just let their biggest rival rank them to the dogs and back for a week, and then come in to their house and drag them up and down the field like Achilles did Hector. I'm not sure I want the bad taste of that out of my mouth just yet.
Posted by p-mike[/QUOTE]
Bingo! Give this man the prize.
The Pats are a dynasty, they don't overachieve unless you mean going 16-0 instead of 12-4. Letting the Jets talk smack all week, give you plenty of ammo pre-game then to let them physically manhandle you at home doesn't leave me with a "thankful" feeling.
I expected 12-4 and at least an AFC Championship appearance minimum, not to get bounced in our first playoff appearance this season, we won 11 games with Matt Cassall for cripes sakes. Most of us had Super Bowl expectations for this team, we currently have the best collection of talent in the league, we should have won it all this season.
We can add two #1 picks, two #2 picks, two #3 picks, the rest of the picks and even a few free agents; if we run the same soft, pass happy offense next season we'll get bounced just as quickly... incidentally I said the same thing after we got bounced from the playoffs last season.