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Old 10-12-2009, 04:35 AM   #1
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Default Patriots would have won by 2 touchdowns....

.... if the game were in Foxboro....

This was the guy who said the Broncos will be 4-4 after 8 weeks and the Patriots would bring them back to earth....

NFL News and Analysis with Andrew Perloff

PHILADELPHIA -- Thoughts from a half-empty press box at the Eagles-Bucs game ...

1. When the Patriots got the ball back with 2:27 left in regulation, did anyone really have faith that Tom Brady was going to lead them to victory? The Broncos, who beat New England 20-17 Sunday in overtime, followed the Jets' formula of getting in Brady's face, just like the Giants did in the Super Bowl. Brady may never get back to his 2007 form - not because of his health, but because of defensive adjustments. That being said, if the Pats played Denver in Foxborough, Mass., they would have won by two touchdowns.

2. The NFL appears to have gotten a jump on plans to reconfigure the preseason by adding a week of exhibition games in the middle of the season. That's the only explanation for the lack of real competition in New York, Philly, Seattle and San Francisco and the Division I-AA battle in Buffalo. Lots of bad, bad teams this season. The league should try to not put too many good teams on a bye at once.

3. The NFL information men are hot on the trail of finding out where former Super Bowl-winning coaches like Mike Shanahan, Mike Holmgren and Bill Cowher will end up. But shouldn't we be asking ourselves if those coaches are the right hires for franchises like Washington, Dallas and Carolina? A retread coach with a ring is still just a retread. Duplicating that kind of success is still a longshot in the NFL. Some of the organization problems within those teams would cause just as big a headache for a proven winner.

4. Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb put it best after Philly beat the Bucs 33-14 to improve to 3-1: "I've been in this game for a while where you've seen a lot of teams come out hot, and everybody's saying they're the best team in the league, and all of sudden they don't make the playoffs and things don't really don't work out well for them."

The Eagles and the rest of the NFC East are way past their skis right because the schedule-makers put all their AFC West and NFC South contests early in the season.

5. The Giants are probably feeling great after beating the Raiders 44-7. They should throw out the film from that game and work on getting some depth at quarterback. David Carr won't get it done if Eli Manning goes down. They at least need to bring in a veteran third-string quarterback like Jeff Garcia.

6. The Eagles' Michael Vick again implied he expects to be a starting quarterback some time in the future after his lackluster performance against the Bucs. If you have any doubt that's going to happen, peruse the QB stat lines around the NFL. Vick could start for one-third of the league today, and even more teams as he gets his legs underneath him. Vick almost connected with Jeremy Maclin on a bomb that would have been his first big highlight since his return.

7. Tony Romo has always gotten too much credit for the Cowboys' success and too much blame for their struggles. Dallas has lots of real problems. Romo is sometimes one of them. That's it. This whole thing should never come down on his head.

8. Five undefeated teams remain. One will lose next week for sure since the Giants play the Saints. The Broncos visit the Chargers and the Vikings host the Ravens. There's a chance the Colts, who are on a bye, will be the only undefeated team left after Week 6. Indy has an easy ride until Week 10, when it faces the Patriots. If the Colts win that game, they'll fall the following week against the Ravens and end the hope of any team having an undefeated regular season.

9. Quarterbacks have to stop trying to block. With spread offenses and coaches trying to get the ball in the hands of their speedy playmakers, QBs seem to be getting out ahead of running plays more often. And they're trying to "man up" like Brett Favre and hit a defender. It never works. At best, they'll be thrown to the ground like a rag doll like Denver's Kyle Orton. At worst, the quarterback or the defender will get hurt.

10. Weird, where did all the Favre-bashers from August go?

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Old 10-12-2009, 04:51 AM   #2
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In any close game, you can say if this, if that, it would have been different.

Special teams win 2-3-4 games a yr like that. They make mistakes, you think that ones the killer, then some player makes a huge play and they win it.

It's all good. Broncos not dominating. They are just playing smart, physical football. Right now that's getting it done.

If they ever start getting up 10-0 14-0 early, watch out. They have played catch up quite a bit.
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:15 AM   #3
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.... if the game were in Foxboro....

This was the guy who said the Broncos will be 4-4 after 8 weeks and the Patriots would bring them back to earth....

NFL News and Analysis with Andrew Perloff

8. Five undefeated teams remain. One will lose next week for sure since the Giants play the Saints. The Broncos visit the Chargers and the Vikings host the Ravens. There's a chance the Colts, who are on a bye, will be the only undefeated team left after Week 6. Indy has an easy ride until Week 10, when it faces the Patriots. If the Colts win that game, they'll fall the following week against the Ravens and end the hope of any team having an undefeated regular season.


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Does this even come close to making sense?
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:20 AM   #4
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:22 AM   #5
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.... if the game were in Foxboro....

This was the guy who said the Broncos will be 4-4 after 8 weeks and the Patriots would bring them back to earth....

NFL News and Analysis with Andrew Perloff

PHILADELPHIA -- Thoughts from a half-empty press box at the Eagles-Bucs game ...

1. When the Patriots got the ball back with 2:27 left in regulation, did anyone really have faith that Tom Brady was going to lead them to victory? The Broncos, who beat New England 20-17 Sunday in overtime, followed the Jets' formula of getting in Brady's face, just like the Giants did in the Super Bowl. Brady may never get back to his 2007 form - not because of his health, but because of defensive adjustments. That being said, if the Pats played Denver in Foxborough, Mass., they would have won by two touchdowns.

2. The NFL appears to have gotten a jump on plans to reconfigure the preseason by adding a week of exhibition games in the middle of the season. That's the only explanation for the lack of real competition in New York, Philly, Seattle and San Francisco and the Division I-AA battle in Buffalo. Lots of bad, bad teams this season. The league should try to not put too many good teams on a bye at once.

3. The NFL information men are hot on the trail of finding out where former Super Bowl-winning coaches like Mike Shanahan, Mike Holmgren and Bill Cowher will end up. But shouldn't we be asking ourselves if those coaches are the right hires for franchises like Washington, Dallas and Carolina? A retread coach with a ring is still just a retread. Duplicating that kind of success is still a longshot in the NFL. Some of the organization problems within those teams would cause just as big a headache for a proven winner.

4. Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb put it best after Philly beat the Bucs 33-14 to improve to 3-1: "I've been in this game for a while where you've seen a lot of teams come out hot, and everybody's saying they're the best team in the league, and all of sudden they don't make the playoffs and things don't really don't work out well for them."

The Eagles and the rest of the NFC East are way past their skis right because the schedule-makers put all their AFC West and NFC South contests early in the season.

5. The Giants are probably feeling great after beating the Raiders 44-7. They should throw out the film from that game and work on getting some depth at quarterback. David Carr won't get it done if Eli Manning goes down. They at least need to bring in a veteran third-string quarterback like Jeff Garcia.

6. The Eagles' Michael Vick again implied he expects to be a starting quarterback some time in the future after his lackluster performance against the Bucs. If you have any doubt that's going to happen, peruse the QB stat lines around the NFL. Vick could start for one-third of the league today, and even more teams as he gets his legs underneath him. Vick almost connected with Jeremy Maclin on a bomb that would have been his first big highlight since his return.

7. Tony Romo has always gotten too much credit for the Cowboys' success and too much blame for their struggles. Dallas has lots of real problems. Romo is sometimes one of them. That's it. This whole thing should never come down on his head.

8. Five undefeated teams remain. One will lose next week for sure since the Giants play the Saints. The Broncos visit the Chargers and the Vikings host the Ravens. There's a chance the Colts, who are on a bye, will be the only undefeated team left after Week 6. Indy has an easy ride until Week 10, when it faces the Patriots. If the Colts win that game, they'll fall the following week against the Ravens and end the hope of any team having an undefeated regular season.

9. Quarterbacks have to stop trying to block. With spread offenses and coaches trying to get the ball in the hands of their speedy playmakers, QBs seem to be getting out ahead of running plays more often. And they're trying to "man up" like Brett Favre and hit a defender. It never works. At best, they'll be thrown to the ground like a rag doll like Denver's Kyle Orton. At worst, the quarterback or the defender will get hurt.

10. Weird, where did all the Favre-bashers from August go?

http://www.fannation.com/si_blogs/hu...-5?eref=fromSI
1. Another woulda, coulda, shoulda concept. Another "the Pats lost because Brady's not back to his old form and new defensive formations", not because the Broncos were good.

2. Agreed on the bad teams this years but how does the NFL know who's going to be a good team when they put together those schedules?

3. So true

10. Right here slick.
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:26 AM   #6
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Just another media dicknose. Denver beats the beloved Patriots, but it wouldn't have happened in Foxboro, the taunting call was lame, etc. etc. etc.

Plenty of excuses being reached for this AM.

..and heaven forbid a QB may actually try to make a block on a play, they're supposed to get out of the way and then make a throwing the flag motion whenever someone gets close to them, just ask Perloff
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:31 AM   #7
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This guy would write well if he had a brain.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:07 AM   #8
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If Tom Brady had been 10'7, weighed 862 lbs and been able to leap tall buildings in a single bound the Patriots would have won by 11 touch downs, but it is all hypothetical and they lost, I wish people would get over it.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:10 AM   #9
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.... if the game were in Foxboro....

This was the guy who said the Broncos will be 4-4 after 8 weeks and the Patriots would bring them back to earth....

NFL News and Analysis with Andrew Perloff

8. Five undefeated teams remain. One will lose next week for sure since the Giants play the Saints. The Broncos visit the Chargers and the Vikings host the Ravens. There's a chance the Colts, who are on a bye, will be the only undefeated team left after Week 6. Indy has an easy ride until Week 10, when it faces the Patriots. If the Colts win that game, they'll fall the following week against the Ravens and end the hope of any team having an undefeated regular season.


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Since 2 undefeated teams play each other... No it would be impossible for the Colts to be the only undefeated team.

What an idiot.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:36 AM   #10
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That being said, if the Pats played Denver in Foxborough, Mass., they would have won by two touchdowns.

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That being said, if the Pats played Denver in Foxborough, Mass., they would have won by two touchdowns.

I agreee. Home field advantage is just that.....and advantage. Our offensive isn't consistent nor potent enough to lets say go into Foxboro at this stage and beat Brady at home.
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:59 AM   #12
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So the home field would've helped Brady connect with Moss or hit Welker in stride? lol

I guess it was the Mile High Air then?
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So the home field would've helped Brady connect with Moss or hit Welker in stride? lol

I guess it was the Mile High Air then?
Instead it was the Mile High Err.
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