NFL  > New England Patriots  > DIE HARD FAN SAYS "Glad We Got Reemed"
January 10, 2010, 11:53 PM
I understand that what I am about to write may seem blasphemous to many of my fellow Pats fans but I need to come clean ;

" I AM HAPPY THAT THE PATRIOTS GOT BLOWN OUT ON THEIR HOME TURF TODAY " .

WHY ?

"LET ME COUNT THE WAYS "

1) This BLOWOUT will hopefully convince Bill Belichick that he needs to re-address whether or not he has the right coaches in place to get the job done . At times ~ D- Cor. Dan Pees seemed at a loss for answers ( and breath ) , while O-Cor. O'Briens' play calling was pedestrian and predictable .

2) This BLOWOUT will hopefully convince BB that he needs to re-adress his Early Round Draft Strategy . Trading down and bypassing OHER ( rights traded to Balt ) and Matthews ( GB ) was bad enough ...but passing on Malaluga / Byrd for non- contributers Chung / Brace is flat out unacceptable . Our early round drafting has been "Oakland-esque lately , with the sole exception being MAYO ( who unfortunately regressed in '09 )
I understand the allure of getting a 2 for 1 deal ~ but if u end up giving away a sirloin steak for two pieces O crapp - U LOSE.

3) This BLOWOUT will hopefully convince BB that he needs to re-access FREE AGENT TALENT ( AKA ... "Other -teams -trash " ) .
SIGNING / TRADING FOR : Greg Lewis / Alex Smith / Joey Galloway / Derrick Burgess / Shawn Springs ?
( Even the RAMS would be a worse team if they added that amount of smeg -ma )

4) This BLOWOUT will hopefully convince BB that he needs to trim the DEADWEIGHT off the Roster .
SLATOR ~ Other than having a famous Dad ...Why is he still a Pat ?
STANBACK ~ 'Boys practice squader not talented enough to play there ~ but somehow earns a roster spot over a pre-season playmaker like Terrence Nunn ?...who Tampa Bay then snatches off our own practice squad )
WILHITE ~ Lets see .. Short Corner , Not very Fast , Can't tackle or Seal the edge , In fact ...No Ball hawking or Special Teams skills to speak of ...YAH ~ Lets have him START GAMES AT CORNER FOR ANOTHER YEAR ! )
WHEATLEY ( see above )

5) Finally , The main reason I am happy for THIS ONE AND DONE BLOWOUT :
WE WERE NOT GOING TO WIN THE SUPER BOWL IN 2009 .
PERIOD.
( And although having a "good season " is understandably acceptable for other NFL fans ~ especially in Playoff drought suffering cities ~ Here in Patriotville ...
ANYTHING LESS THAN A RING IS A FAILED SEASON.

Other pluses are :
a) Higher 2010 Draft Spot ( Yahoo ! )
b) Under new rule that will kick-in during uncapped 2010 ~ Top 8 teams will not be allowed to sign a Free agent until a comparable one is signed by another team , so this Pats early exit frees up options ( but if they continue to sign dregs that can't play ... )
c) The COLTS are our main rival and whether we want to admit it or not ~ there are other teams out there in the AFC that have a better chance of beating them ...i.e the Ravens next week or the Chargers in the AFC Champ game ( should they end Sanchezrella 's storybook quest to be crowned with a championship tiara )

Again , to all U Pats fans out there ...

I understand that this THREAD CAPTION may seem to denote a "white towel" mentality that goes against everything that us Pats fans believe in ~ but somethings broke in New England and I fear that if we had won a playoff game ( or two or even just narrowly lost to the Ravens ) a "band-aid " solution to a potentially life threatening gash may have been the result .

WE NEED FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE IN 2010 &
IF WE GET IT .... I LIKE OUR CHANCES .

In the meantime ... GO RAVENS !!! ( u earned it )

Capn Out.
(red ,white,& blue soapbox officially put away 'til next season )

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