Re: Why NE will win the Super Bowl next year...
posted at 1/23/2013 9:32 AM EST
In response to wozzy's comment:
In response to AZPAT's comment:
Uh, last I looked, ALL teams get those nasty "boo boo owies". Didn't seem to be a problem during the regular season when winning 12 games, did it? Beating the JESTS!, Bills, Fins, Jags, et al, the softies on their schedule, wasn't an issue. But, when facing a legitimate winning/playoff team, it's an issue. FUNNY!!!! Expecially the Gronk i injury (went 6-1 without him). Yet, playoff time rolls around and it's a excuse.
Sorry you can't seem to handlie that concept called "reality". There's absolutely NOTHING on this roster that deems a return to the AFC Championship game next season, let alone winning it AND the SB is realistic, practical, or guarantee. So, stop playing the whiny kid in the sandbox, and we'll stop heaping sand on you. Get a bigger shovel to dig out.
Sorry but Gronk, Love, Talib didn't get hurt until the post season began, Love and Talib against the Ravens and if I remember correctly (and I do) you were the guy predicting gloom and doom before the Pat's even broke training camp. Remember, the offensive line was in shambles, they wouldn't be able to play with anybody, the Bills were going to overtake us?!
We just signed the biggest defensive tackle off the Canadien championship Argonauts who was going to be the prize player from the north. The guy had 6 sacks up there and his game and stature resembles Richard Seymour... hurry pull the panic button!!
Sorry, pal, but it was not ME that predicted doom and gloom before the team broke camp. In fact, I don't post on the board during pre season, and I never get involved in draft discussions. Opinions on who to draft are like arses.... everyone's got one. I trust the organization to get the player(s) they feel they need, and then I'll wait to see how they fit in. There is very little that can be taken from preseason: guys perform well, but do nothing in the real games, slow starters come on when the real games begin, and there's this little thing called "injuries". The big glaring issue that was not resolved was the defense. They set a record for 20+ plays, for God's sake! I saw that coming and I was right. (Sunday alone saw 5 20+ yard gashes!!). Want to see the definition of "losert"? Walk into a Vegas sport book on Saturdays of exhibition season, and see the angst. Come on this board and see the angst of who should be getting more playing time, who should be benched, who shoiuld be cut, who should be traded, and who shoiuld be traded for (in 99.99% lopsided trades that would have even Red Auerbach blushing, he being the King of the Lop Sided Trade).
Let me qask you abiut one DL named Carter from last year's team. He led the Pats in sacks and was key on teh line. Then he got injured. Was he back on the roster for this year? Did he even don the Pats uniform? But, it was all over the papers that they had an interest in him. People got either excited or their Depends in a bunch. Bottom line, he was not on the squad this year.
The new DL from Toronto? What has he proved so far in the NFL? Court is out on him until he straps it on adn goes out there in games. Need I remind you of other high profile Pats FA signings that have, well, never panned out very well on defense? As a reminder, there was Thomas the ultimate "We gotta sign him!" LB from the Ravens. Haynesworth, anyone?
No panic button being pushed here. Just being realistic, and not letting this bunch tear my little sensitive heart apart come next January, unless BIG changes happen in team chemistry, and attitude.