1. You have chosen to ignore posts from trpeake2. Show trpeake2's posts

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    As a die hard fan since 1985, this hurts to say, but . . .

    This Pats team looks horrible. I most dread the defense: picking up right where they left off in the 2nd half of the Super Bowl (Just needing to stop 1 freakin' drive!)

    Pathetic!
     
  2. You have chosen to ignore posts from ricky1554atl. Show ricky1554atl's posts

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    Yea right now they do look patheic--but I think BB is just resting anyone with even a little injury till the games count. He also isn't going to show anything on offense or defense and give up his hand. I guess after last year most of us were not expecting this kind of showing. Someone actually wrote that if Brady had played the last 3 games they probably would have won. Thank God he didn't! If he had he would probably be on the IR for the rest of the year.
     
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    Preseason means exactly NOTHING! All I'd take from preseason so far is that in the event that Tom Brady misses time (which I'd bet won't happen), the Pats may have trouble winning games. However, this performance bears no relation to what a Brady-led Pat team will look like.
     
  4. You have chosen to ignore posts from mosseffect43. Show mosseffect43's posts

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    a brady lead team is only as good as the team itself.if the o-line isnt healthy,and we have the guys that are in now brady will be sitting more then passing.not to mention the secondary cant stop any passes that are thrown there way.and its a chain reaction from there.everyone needs to be healthy,and eager to play with enthusiasm.
     
  5. You have chosen to ignore posts from ricky1554atl. Show ricky1554atl's posts

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    Only the win or loss means NOTHING!!!!! Everone that thinks this is ONLY PRESEASON and is meaningless--you are kidding yourselfs. Hopefully they can turn it on when the season starts and I'm sure they will. But right now they need to address some important issues like special teams and some real simple things like tackling and blocking. Nobody is in a panic here. We did have one positive from last nights game--Matty G looked good and sharp. He really stepped it up and they put a lot of pressure on him.
     
  6. You have chosen to ignore posts from uncommon-sense. Show uncommon-sense's posts

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    Ricky you are kidding yourself if you think that is what you will see during the regualar season but for the since I have the time I'll let you know a few things that your probably to stubid to pick up on.

    Special teams last night: Kickoff
    Gary Guyton, John Lynch, Kelley Washington, Heath Evans, Antwain Spann, Eric Alexander, Mark Dillard, Shawn Crable, Matthew Slater, Bo Ruud, Stephen Gostkowski

    That equals out to approximately 5 rookies, a 36 yr old signed a week ago and a few others including some who won't make the team.

    Missing from the list that are always on special teams during the season: Izzo, Woods, and new specialist Sam Aiken. Bo Ruud and Dillard probably wont make the team and Spann is on the bubble so don't fool yourself.

    Punt
    Jerod Mayo, Eric Alexander, David Thomas, Ray Ventrone, Kelley Washington, Heath Evans, James Sanders, Pierre Woods, Matthew Slater, Lonie Paxton, Chris Hanson

    This list contains more players that will make the team but lets consider the players listed anyways. David Thomas is basically a rookie with less than a season of real game experience. Mayo and Slater are rookies. And to top it off BB acknowleged that the punt should have been kicked out of play.

    Brandon Merriweather plays on both units but he is injured right now.

    Offensive Line was missing starters Light and Neal and top backups Hochstein, O'Cal, and Billy Yates. They will all be back and ready to go with the exception of maybe Neal. Connolly will not make the team and newly signed Flynn should also contribute this year.


    Defense according to Reiss:




    When the defense gathers to review the film, one of the positives they will take from this game is how when they decided to blitz -- a steady diet of extra rushers finally came on the Eagles' first possession of the second half -- the results improved significantly. Prior to that drive, the Patriots seldom sent extra rushers, hoping to generate pressure with the standard four rushers (which didn't happen consistently enough

    The secondary is going to look terrible if upfront doesn't generate enough pressure which didn't happen until the second half when they started to blitz more guys.

    Not only that but the starters didn't play all game and sometimes it takes a couple of series to get really going. Plus AD and Ty Warren were not playing last night.

    So I guess my recommendation is to stop kidding yourself and giving yourself an ulcer over nothing.
    When we are record is the same in the regular season then you may have stuff to worry about but until quit whining chicken little.

     
  7. You have chosen to ignore posts from codered43092. Show codered43092's posts

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    excellent point by uncommon. ya'll need to relax, this aint the team we'll see in the regular season.
     
  8. You have chosen to ignore posts from bubthegrub2. Show bubthegrub2's posts

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    It seems funny that some people are already in the "doom and gloom" phase! I watched the game this morning, and it didn't seem half as bad as people made it out to be. The two kickoff returns were a bit troubling, but other than that they would have won the game 17-13! Obviously Cassel does not look good, but I doubt he'll make next Saturday's cut. BB has always played "no frills" defense in the preseason so I expect to see a totally different gameplan for KC. Now if they look this sluggish once the regular season rolls around then we can get nervous. Also key players like AD and Merriweather did not even play (not to mention Tom Brady). Everyone should just chill out and wait for next month!
     
  9. You have chosen to ignore posts from peasey. Show peasey's posts

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    Yeah I agree with grub. Remember this is suppose to be brady's team, not cassel's. Brady won't be throwing picks and erroneous passes on opening day, he'll get us into the endzone. And plus, just brady's presence will be a mental boost for the boys. Just wait til the season opener against KC. They'll be fine
     
  10. You have chosen to ignore posts from Grogan77. Show Grogan77's posts

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    I'm not to worried about the D, I seriously doubt BB wanted to show much in preseason. The only major concern right now is Welker's injury, because that could be major.
     
  11. You have chosen to ignore posts from Joeycee. Show Joeycee's posts

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    hahahaha c'mon peeps no worries...this is 13 win team...sandbagging everyone with terrible preseason play.
     
  12. You have chosen to ignore posts from Wizardsjag. Show Wizardsjag's posts

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    Watching the Bills and Colts on NFL.com and the Colts look exactly like the Pats on Friday. Down 10-0 Bills just marched almost 90 yards on the 1st team defense. Pre-season is what it is, it doesn't count. We'll be 4-0 heading into that San Diego game and all your going to hear is can the Pats go 16-0 again.
     
  13. You have chosen to ignore posts from Wizardsjag. Show Wizardsjag's posts

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    Ok make that 17-0 and the funny thing is the NFL network announcers are no where near as critical of the Colts as they were the Pats. Looks like they have favorites too.
     
  14. You have chosen to ignore posts from FLY2K. Show FLY2K's posts

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    The Pats are smart. Why play the starters and risk the chance of them getting hurt. WHO CARES IF THE PATS NEVER WIN A PRESEASON GAME!!! All that matters is that they are healthy when the season starts. I say Brady should not play until the season starts.

    What about the the DB's? I think we need Ty Law and maybe take a shot a Lito Sheppard. The Secondary is very weak. Hobbs is an average corner. We need someone to make some plays.
     
  15. You have chosen to ignore posts from boulderpatriot. Show boulderpatriot's posts

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    FLY2K-1. I generally with you, but you have to play starters to ramp up to the season. Welker is injured because he played a preseason game. I don't think it is wrong like many others that post, but the Pats, like other teams have to play some starters, and injuries happen. That said, I still think the Pats are poised for a very good season. I am looking forward to a healthy d-line, and a very good if not epic offense.
     
  16. You have chosen to ignore posts from boulderpatriot. Show boulderpatriot's posts

    Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

    And that first sentance should have read...agree with you. I'm not the brightest bulb.
     
  17. You have chosen to ignore posts from PaulK3. Show PaulK3's posts

    Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

    I saw this exact same title last year, again and again if I remember and the Patriots kept on winnning, and winning, and winning. It must be August rerun time.
     
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