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post #346 of 1760
yes, ed. i asked that.
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Welker - Gone
Hernandez - Gone
Woodhead - Gone
Lloyd - Gone
Gronk - Gone for first six games
Amendola - Injured
Vereen - Injured
When your choice for #1 receiver is between Edelman and two rookies who seem to drop more balls than they catch, it's tough.

fair enough, but i expect more from him.
post #347 of 1760
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

yes, ed. i asked that.
fair enough, but i expect more from him.

 

Before the season NE fans were talking about how Brady will turn these guys into stars like Welker. "It doesn't matter who he is throwing to, Brady makes them good." Couple of games go by and the same fans are complaining Brady has no one to throw to.

 

Fact is Brady has been inconsistent himself this season, Ive seen quite a few inaccurate passes. 

post #348 of 1760
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

yes, ed. i asked that.
fair enough, but i expect more from him.

Yeah, he probably expects more from himself too.
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Originally Posted by David23 View Post

Before the season NE fans were talking about how Brady will turn these guys into stars like Welker. "It doesn't matter who he is throwing to, Brady makes them good." Couple of games go by and the same fans are complaining Brady has no one to throw to.

Fact is Brady has been inconsistent himself this season, Ive seen quite a few inaccurate passes. 

I don't know any NE fans who were expecting the sort of explosive offense NE has had over the past couple of years. Most of us were expecting an improved defense, better ground game and a passing attack that would be a step or two back (perhaps not this many steps back, but still). My prediction for this season was for NE to finish 11-5 by virtue of playing in the NFC East and probably get the #3 seed. I expected Amendola to replace Welker's production when he was healthy, the last bit being key, and everyone else to be a downgrade.

Brady's had some rough moments too, but it doesn't help when you have no confidence that your receivers will run the right route or catch the ball. I think Brady makes the receivers around him better, but developing chemistry with an entirely new set of skill players takes time for even the best. There's no reason Edelman should ever have 13 catches in a game. Re: Welker, he is very good, but he's also a receiver that needs an elite QB throwing to him. I think we were stupid to not pay him, but then again we probably weren't expecting Hernandez to be a dumbass and Gronk to be out for almost half the year.
post #349 of 1760
5-2 is 5-2
post #350 of 1760
^ agreed
post #351 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

5-2 is 5-2

True. I'll take it.
post #352 of 1760
Patriots fans are the biggest chicken littles. I think this is true for all boston sports.
post #353 of 1760
Slightly over .500 is probably enough to take the AFC Least anyway
post #354 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Bhowie View Post

Patriots fans are the biggest chicken littles. I think this is true for all boston sports.
My experience is the opposite, although I admit to spending a lot less time in Boston than I used to. But Boston fans are one of the bigger "irrational confidence" bases that I know (New York being another one IMO)

I mean, it's not like you're breaking out the sackcloth and ashes over a 6-1 team like Stitchy is up there
post #355 of 1760
Patriots fans are the biggest chicken littles. I think this is true for all boston sports.
post #356 of 1760

Red Sox fans are always in fear that a late season/postseason collapse is imminent.

 

I think a lot of people's attitudes about their team depend on what era they grew up during. I imagine that people who grew up watching Eli have more confidence in the Giants than those of us who endured Dave Brown, Danny Kanell and Kerry Collins. There is also a tinge of perpetual disappointment with older fans which is a typical NY response to anything. 

post #357 of 1760
They are also from Irish stock. Not the most optimistic people.
post #358 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

Jets snitched to the refs on the Patriots re. pushing teammate in the back penalty. Love it!

Why is it "snitching" in that instance but not on every other play when some player or coach is complaining that a penalty should have been called on a member of the other team?
post #359 of 1760
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Welker - Gone
Hernandez - Gone
Woodhead - Gone
Lloyd - Gone
Gronk - Gone for first six games
Amendola - Injured
Vereen - Injured

When your choice for #1 receiver is between Edelman and two rookies who seem to drop more balls than they catch, it's tough.

They need Neo, catching balls from Brady is his true calling.
post #360 of 1760
yeah, but Brady's balls are just going to constantly bounce off his chin. i fail to see how that's any different from the current Patriots WRs
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