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2023-01-26 9:02:18 PM  
following a three-year span when the Patriots lost more games than they won.

7-9
10-7
8-9

25-25

I guess the playoff game makes that statement true.
 
2023-01-26 9:26:18 PM  
Pedantry aside...there isn't really anything in this article that surprised me...just confirmed what I pretty much believed.

My wife says "Mac Jones just isn't good. He should just figure it out."

And I'd say, "The coaching is atrocious, he's in his second year and everything is completely different from his rookie year." It would be one thing if all this was happening with a seasoned veteran who has seen a few different situations and could figure out how to work through it based on his experience.

The offense will look a lot better next year even with the same players.
 
2023-01-26 9:34:19 PM  
They should trade for Aaron Rodgers.

/Please! Someone offer the Packers a buttload of draft picks for Aaron Rodgers
//Enough at least that Gutekunst can't refuse the offer
 
2023-01-26 10:03:23 PM  
They hired Matt Patricia as offensive coordinator. Patricia is an arrogant, egotistical, defense-oriented failure of a coach who somehow managed to be the worst Detroit Lions head coach of my lifetime (and the competition there is rather fierce).

Per the article, the coaches attempted to install a scheme that they didn't understand. The coaches pretty clearly didn't listen to the players who did understand the scheme.

One of the most telling comments in the article is that Patricia confused the lineman by changing the blocking schemes from word-based to number-based. Why would a coach do that?  (I believe that the answer is that he understood the number-based system, and so the players had to learn HIS way). In Detroit, Patricia was known for forcing talented players out of town - he was a "genius" and players would learn to play his way.

The question is when did Belichek realize that this was going to be a disaster, and why on Earth did he ever let it get so bad?  It's a miracle they finished 8-9. They had a 3-14 offense with a 12-5 defense.

[When the authors attempted to correct the article to reflect that Judge was still traveling with the team, they forgot to change pronouns for the whole paragraph, which made it appear that Matt Patricia was using "they/them" as his pronouns. Given Patricia's personality and history, that struck me as hilarious.]
 
2023-01-26 10:14:43 PM  

BigMax: One of the most telling comments in the article is that Patricia confused the lineman by changing the blocking schemes from word-based to number-based. Why would a coach do that? (I believe that the answer is that he understood the number-based system, and so the players had to learn HIS way). In Detroit, Patricia was known for forcing talented players out of town - he was a "genius" and players would learn to play his way.


That goes to why Mac Jones saying him and Judge would be teaching each other stuff. Judge had the same attitude as Patricia, but without some success to look back on.

Patricia saying something like he "called the biggest play in Super Bowl history" goes to your point. And I think Judge was of the same mindset.

If they could have all said, "OK...we're going to figure this out. Let's take all the comments from players that might understand this we can work something out."

The telling thing to me was when players would say, "So what do we do if the defense does [this]?" And instead of saying, "Thanks, do you have any ideas?" They say, "We'll get to that" knowing they didn't actually have an answer.
 
2023-01-26 10:52:29 PM  

jaylectricity: BigMax: One of the most telling comments in the article is that Patricia confused the lineman by changing the blocking schemes from word-based to number-based. Why would a coach do that? (I believe that the answer is that he understood the number-based system, and so the players had to learn HIS way). In Detroit, Patricia was known for forcing talented players out of town - he was a "genius" and players would learn to play his way.

That goes to why Mac Jones saying him and Judge would be teaching each other stuff. Judge had the same attitude as Patricia, but without some success to look back on.

Patricia saying something like he "called the biggest play in Super Bowl history" goes to your point. And I think Judge was of the same mindset.

If they could have all said, "OK...we're going to figure this out. Let's take all the comments from players that might understand this we can work something out."

The telling thing to me was when players would say, "So what do we do if the defense does [this]?" And instead of saying, "Thanks, do you have any ideas?" They say, "We'll get to that" knowing they didn't actually have an answer.


I was a 25 year-old kid lawyer working as a junior lawyer on behalf of creditors in a complex bankruptcy case of 5 related hospitals. As Debtor's counsel, they brought in a pre-eminent National expert on hospital bankruptcies. This guy was really, really good at what he did.

And I remember that we were in a meeting of about 20 lawyers, and he turned and asked me what I thought (I had been writing some briefs on the case, and I guess he'd noticed).  It was a huge lesson to me - people who are really experts, who are truly confident in their expertise, will listen to others and assimilate their input.

I've dealt with the other kind also - the ones who only listen to you if they can steal your ideas and claim credit for them.

If Patricia or Judge really were experts, and really had self-confidence, they would have taken advice from the players for the benefit of the team.
 
2023-01-27 3:10:54 AM  
Honestly, they lose the greatest QB ever and cannot figure out that's the primary reason they aren't winning anymore?   Those fans deserve this.
 
2023-01-27 3:34:07 AM  
I got paywalled.  Or emailwalled.  By a rag unfit to line a birdcage.  So I'll just make stuff up:
Belichick always talks about focus (hyperfocus) on winning and doing whatever it takes to win.  But Belichick has blind spots and loses that focus when he puts his faith in certain people.  Drafting Urban Meyer players is my favorite example.

Belichick also often speaks of how valuable it is for a coach to work in all phases of the game (plus scouting) in order to be a better head coach.  It helped him.

With that mindset and faith in two idiots, Belichick allowed Judge and Patricia to take on something they had no business doing - for their sakes, not for the team's -  and he especially liked their price tags: $0.00.

Mac Jones hated both of those guys and he already had holes in his own game.  Plus the offensive line may have had the 2 worst tackles in the NFL before even needing to learn a new system from inept coaches.  The tagline says O'Brien is inheriting a mess, and while true, it's kind of a quick fix.  He needs the 2 tackles and to just do his job as he always did.  The most unfortunate thing is that they wasted a year of aging David Andrews as well as runningbacks Stephenson and Harris. They need at least one more coach to fill out the offensive staff if they go all in on zone running.

And keep in mind with all that Patricia & Judge nonsense they were still 8-9 and handed away 3 simple wins.
 
2023-01-27 4:24:38 AM  
Mac Jones will show a lot of people wrong, I hope.
 
2023-01-27 8:10:47 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: And keep in mind with all that Patricia & Judge nonsense they were still 8-9 and handed away 3 simple wins.


That's 70s-80s level of Chuckles Fairbanks coaching.
 
2023-01-27 8:57:29 AM  
so what was Belichek doing during all this?  scowling and shaking his head?
 
2023-01-27 9:10:53 AM  
Belichick always said no one was bigger than the team -- what he meant was no one could be bigger than him.

And this is the result.

He needs 19 wins to surpass Shula, so Kraft should give him whatever he needs to hit that mark within 2 years, then send Belichick off to his boat.
 
2023-01-27 10:12:00 AM  

kkinnison: so what was Belichek doing during all this?  scowling and shaking his head?


He was known to blow up at Judge and Patricia in front of players in meetings and eventually Judge was phased out of meetings altogether.
 
2023-01-27 10:22:51 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: kkinnison: so what was Belichek doing during all this?  scowling and shaking his head?

He was known to blow up at Judge and Patricia in front of players in meetings and eventually Judge was phased out of meetings altogether.


So, less Darth Hoodie and more Kylo Ren.
 
2023-01-27 10:26:07 AM  
Hey Boston Herald, how can I possibly have reached my article limit with you, when I wouldn't read a single solitary article under your banner if it were offering me Elon Musk's bank account info?

/from Boston
//reads the NYT
 
2023-01-27 10:43:47 AM  
Brady did more for Belichick than Belichick ever did for Brady.   Bill is sub .500 without Tom.    Tom is 24-9 without Bill.   He was sub .500 as the Browns HC.

Might be that his meal ticket moved on, and he is simple reverting back to the mean.
 
2023-01-27 11:29:38 AM  

RI_Red: Belichick always said no one was bigger than the team -- what he meant was no one could be bigger than him.

And this is the result.

He needs 19 wins to surpass Shula, so Kraft should give him whatever he needs to hit that mark within 2 years, then send Belichick off to his boat.


At this rate, he will never make it.
 
2023-01-27 11:45:48 AM  

Rent Party: Brady did more for Belichick than Belichick ever did for Brady.   Bill is sub .500 without Tom.    Tom is 24-9 without Bill.   He was sub .500 as the Browns HC.

Might be that his meal ticket moved on, and he is simple reverting back to the mean.


I've said it before, but without Brady, Belichick is Dave Wannstedt. Maybe not even that good
 
2023-01-27 11:50:30 AM  

TDWCom29: Rent Party: Brady did more for Belichick than Belichick ever did for Brady.   Bill is sub .500 without Tom.    Tom is 24-9 without Bill.   He was sub .500 as the Browns HC.

Might be that his meal ticket moved on, and he is simple reverting back to the mean.

I've said it before, but without Brady, Belichick is Dave Wannstedt. Maybe not even that good


It's not just Brady. Don't forget that when he was the Giants DC that he had LT and Carl Banks.

Belichick lucked his way into the greatest QB ever and the greatest defensive player ever. Bill Belichick is proof that sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.
 
2023-01-27 11:50:50 AM  

TDWCom29: Rent Party: Brady did more for Belichick than Belichick ever did for Brady.   Bill is sub .500 without Tom.    Tom is 24-9 without Bill.   He was sub .500 as the Browns HC.

Might be that his meal ticket moved on, and he is simple reverting back to the mean.

I've said it before, but without Brady, Belichick is Dave Wannstedt. Maybe not even that good


I would have picked Jeff Fisher, but Wannstedt works just as well in that slot.
 
2023-01-27 12:23:57 PM  

TDWCom29: I've said it before, but without Brady, Belichick is Dave Wannstedt.


There's a name I've tried to forget for a long time.  No wonder Ricky Williams wanted to be sedated.
 
2023-01-27 12:49:51 PM  

Wanebo: They should trade for Aaron Rodgers.

/Please! Someone offer the Packers a buttload of draft picks for Aaron Rodgers
//Enough at least that Gutekunst can't refuse the offer


As a Lions fan, I would be delighted to see Rodgers traded away from the Packers. The cap hell it would put you in would destroy the team utterly and completely.
 
2023-01-27 12:51:35 PM  

RI_Red: Belichick always said no one was bigger than the team -- what he meant was no one could be bigger than him.

And this is the result.

He needs 19 wins to surpass Shula, so Kraft should give him whatever he needs to hit that mark within 2 years, then send Belichick off to his boat.


Based on the past three years, it is unlikely the Patriots will winubianmes over the next two seasons.
 
2023-01-27 1:51:56 PM  

deadsanta: Hey Boston Herald, how can I possibly have reached my article limit with you, when I wouldn't read a single solitary article under your banner if it were offering me Elon Musk's bank account info?

/from Boston
//reads the NYT


Can't even read it in incognito window either, they want that email address.
 
2023-01-27 2:32:27 PM  

meanmutton: winubianmes


WTF kind of filterpwn is that?
 
2023-01-27 2:33:44 PM  

phimuskapsi: deadsanta: Hey Boston Herald, how can I possibly have reached my article limit with you, when I wouldn't read a single solitary article under your banner if it were offering me Elon Musk's bank account info?

/from Boston
//reads the NYT

Can't even read it in incognito window either, they want that email address.


Try 12ft.io That usually works to get around those.
 
2023-01-27 2:41:27 PM  

meanmutton: winubianmes


do wut now?
 
2023-01-27 2:50:10 PM  
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2023-01-27 2:55:13 PM  
The problem was that McDaniels had created an offense so intricate and complicated that only he could properly teach players how to run it. Belichick decided he needed to simplify the offense so any old idiot could understand how to perform in it, and to that end he went out and hired the two biggest idiots he knew to design it.
 
2023-01-27 3:04:11 PM  
Oh, the Patriots are having a few down seasons? Let me whip out my tiny violin.
 
2023-01-27 3:38:55 PM  

meanmutton: meanmutton: winubianmes

WTF kind of filterpwn is that?


"Win (number nineteen) games" gets flagged.  "19" can replace "ig" in a word the filter catches.
 
2023-01-27 3:40:15 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Nana's Vibrator: kkinnison: so what was Belichek doing during all this?  scowling and shaking his head?

He was known to blow up at Judge and Patricia in front of players in meetings and eventually Judge was phased out of meetings altogether.

So, less Darth Hoodie and more Kylo Ren.


Its actually all Darth Hoodie, but less Original Trilogy and more Rogue One.
 
2023-01-27 4:00:00 PM  

MythRender: meanmutton: meanmutton: winubianmes

WTF kind of filterpwn is that?

"Win (number nineteen) games" gets flagged.  "19" can replace "ig" in a word the filter catches.


< johnnycarson i did not know that dott jay pegg >
 
2023-01-27 4:09:19 PM  

meanmutton: RI_Red: Belichick always said no one was bigger than the team -- what he meant was no one could be bigger than him.

And this is the result.

He needs 19 wins to surpass Shula, so Kraft should give him whatever he needs to hit that mark within 2 years, then send Belichick off to his boat.

Based on the past three years, it is unlikely the Patriots will winubianmes over the next two seasons.


Basing future performance on the past is a fraught proposition, especially in football.

Plus, we're talking a 10-win season and a 9-win season, which should be* doable for this team with new offense management.

* This assumes that MIA and NYJ continue to generally suck and that Mac Jones has an actual offense to work with instead of Patricia's "I know how to stop offenses, so I should know how to run them" fantasy that results in 5-yard flare passes on 3rd-and-17.
 
2023-01-27 5:46:57 PM  

sirrerun: Oh, the Patriots are having a few down seasons? Let me whip out my tiny violin.


Is that what you call it? Anyways, Fark's not your personal erotica site.
 
2023-01-27 6:02:51 PM  

tommyl66: [Fark user image 699x368]


username checks out.

/before zee germans got in
 
2023-01-27 10:30:51 PM  

deadsanta: Hey Boston Herald, how can I possibly have reached my article limit with you, when I wouldn't read a single solitary article under your banner if it were offering me Elon Musk's bank account info?

/from Boston
//reads the NYT


I submitted this. I hadn't opened a Boston Herald article in a very long time. It let me read it and said I had some number of articles left.

It's weird because it could be various browsers, cookie allowances, adblock, noscript or whatever.

It's worth a read for any Pats fan who was wondering "WTF was going on" with this team.
 
2023-01-27 10:40:57 PM  
Light rain cut through a thick, gray fog choking Foxboro when Bill O'Brien walked into Patriots headquarters Monday to end the team's search for its next offensive coordinator.

O'Brien's second interview was his final step toward a long-awaited reunion with the franchise that launched his NFL career. Soon, he would be hailed as the savior of an offense in need of resurrection. Because in 2022, the Patriots were dead on arrival.

They averaged 18.1 offensive points per game, and quarterback Mac Jones regressed despite having made, in Bill Belichick's words, "dramatic improvement" over the previous offseason.

In the words of other Patriots, the offense was worse than numbers could capture. It was broken. Dysfunctional. Riddled with distrust.

Seeds of dysfunction were planted in the spring and summer, around the time Jones told the media he would teach his new quarterbacks coach, Joe Judge, the first of multiple comments he made that would irk higher-ups. Months later, members of the organization sensed Belichick's offensive staff suffered from the same lack of cohesion players would display on Sundays. Soon enough, they knew they were right.

"I've never seen anything like it," one source said.

"It was disheveled," another source said. "They were always scrambling to get things done."

To peel back the layers of dysfunction, the Herald interviewed several sources inside and around the organization who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retribution from the Patriots. Most were of the same mind: coaches and players collaborated in good faith, but over nine months, the relationships and processes underpinning the offense became so strained they engendered internal doubt about the greatest coach of all time.

"It's always been about winning and doing what's best for the team. I really believe (Belichick) when he says that," one source said. "I just think he really didn't understand how hard it was going to be."
Or, in the words of another source: "I love coach (Belichick), but he f-ed us."

For now, O'Brien's offensive staff is under construction. Former offensive play-caller Matt Patricia is not joining his colleagues this week at the East-West Shrine Bowl, possible signs of their uncertain futures with the team, while Judge is expected to travel. How Belichick seals the cracks in the offense's foundation will set the ceiling for a pivotal 2023 campaign following a three-year span when the Patriots lost more games than they won.

Six months before O'Brien's return, Belichick repelled the first of countless media questions about Judge and Patricia taking lead roles on his offensive staff. He stood with his back to the players as they stretched on the first day of training camp, unaware of the internal strife ahead. Clear skies and a brilliant sun hung over Gillette Stadium.

"Look, I'm the head coach," Belichick said. "Ultimately, I'm responsible for everything."

New offense, new problems
Condensed formations, outside zone runs and bootleg play-action passes.
The base offense the Patriots drilled last spring and summer barely resembled the system Belichick had overseen for 23 years. Under Patricia and Judge, the Pats began to meld a reduced version of the playbook former offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels left behind with parts of Sean McVay's Rams scheme. The Patriots intended to emphasize the outside zone runs already present in their playbook and install play-action passes from McVay's offense, among other motions and formations.

The results were disastrous.

Over time, the staff tossed most of the play-action passes. That pivot, while necessary, further alarmed those who felt concerned about reduced volume of plays. One source described a typical training camp practice under McDaniels involving the installation of 25 pages worth of fresh run plays, another 25 of passing plays and upwards of 40 pages for the offensive line learning protection schemes.

Under Patricia and Judge? Those numbers were cut by roughly half.

"A lot of guys were getting worried because when we were in the middle of camp, we were wondering what the plan was for our offense. Because we hadn't put enough install in," a source said. "We had a couple protections, a couple core run plays, but our pass game didn't have much in it."

The goal of the revised offense, as players explained to the media throughout training camp, was to play faster. Reduce the reads, cut the concepts, practice those that were kept, simplify, simplify, simplify.


Except, none of the assistants had coached a Shanahan-style system before, like the Rams', be it under McVay or any other disciple of Mike Shanahan, the namesake of the NFL's most popular offense. The staff's lack of understanding became a frequent source of frustration in meetings, when players with experience in Shanahan systems, of which there were at least a half-dozen, would raise questions about how to solve defenses they had faced with other teams.

"A lot of guys would ask, 'Well, what's going to happen if (the defense) does this?' And you would see they hadn't really accounted for that yet," one source said. "And they'd say, 'We'll get to that when we get to that.' That type of attitude got us in trouble."

Eventually, the staff's approach ran counter to the reason they had pivoted in the first place.
"By the end, they were just making 1,000 adjustments instead of building them in at the beginning," one source said.

The root of most problems fell under Patricia's domain.
 
2023-01-27 10:46:59 PM  

Rent Party: Brady did more for Belichick than Belichick ever did for Brady.   Bill is sub .500 without Tom.    Tom is 24-9 without Bill.   He was sub .500 as the Browns HC.

Might be that his meal ticket moved on, and he is simple reverting back to the mean.


Brady would have been Aaron Rodgers without Belichick. It took both of them at the top of their game to ruin the league for 20 years.

Don't be fooled by the Browns record. He took a terrible team, built them up to a playoff team. The announcement of them moving to Baltimore in Belichick's final year tanked that season. You have to look at the whole picture.

Belichick taught the Ozzie Newsome, who would become the GM for Baltimore, how to draft and value free agents. Baltimore was a powerhouse almost immediately and have been a great team ever since.
 
2023-01-27 10:48:58 PM  
Also that 24-9 record can't be right. They lost nine games this year. So he was undefeated in the previous two years?
 
2023-01-28 1:30:54 AM  

sirrerun: Oh, the Patriots are having a few down seasons? Let me whip out my tiny violin.


Hey now, don't play that tiny violin while the Bruins *and* Celtics are odds-on favorites to win championships... you might jinx us!
 
2023-01-28 7:09:14 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: I got paywalled.  Or emailwalled.  By a rag unfit to line a birdcage.  So I'll just make stuff up:
Belichick always talks about focus (hyperfocus) on winning and doing whatever it takes to win.  But Belichick has blind spots and loses that focus when he puts his faith in certain people.  Drafting Urban Meyer players is my favorite example.

Belichick also often speaks of how valuable it is for a coach to work in all phases of the game (plus scouting) in order to be a better head coach.  It helped him.

With that mindset and faith in two idiots, Belichick allowed Judge and Patricia to take on something they had no business doing - for their sakes, not for the team's -  and he especially liked their price tags: $0.00.

Mac Jones hated both of those guys and he already had holes in his own game.  Plus the offensive line may have had the 2 worst tackles in the NFL before even needing to learn a new system from inept coaches.  The tagline says O'Brien is inheriting a mess, and while true, it's kind of a quick fix.  He needs the 2 tackles and to just do his job as he always did.  The most unfortunate thing is that they wasted a year of aging David Andrews as well as runningbacks Stephenson and Harris. They need at least one more coach to fill out the offensive staff if they go all in on zone running.

And keep in mind with all that Patricia & Judge nonsense they were still 8-9 and handed away 3 simple wins.


And one of those wins was a friggin miracle over a hapless Jets team for whom scoring a touchdown is a distant memory
 
2023-01-28 9:00:09 AM  

FarkaDark: Nana's Vibrator: I got paywalled.  Or emailwalled.  By a rag unfit to line a birdcage.  So I'll just make stuff up:
Belichick always talks about focus (hyperfocus) on winning and doing whatever it takes to win.  But Belichick has blind spots and loses that focus when he puts his faith in certain people.  Drafting Urban Meyer players is my favorite example.

Belichick also often speaks of how valuable it is for a coach to work in all phases of the game (plus scouting) in order to be a better head coach.  It helped him.

With that mindset and faith in two idiots, Belichick allowed Judge and Patricia to take on something they had no business doing - for their sakes, not for the team's -  and he especially liked their price tags: $0.00.

Mac Jones hated both of those guys and he already had holes in his own game.  Plus the offensive line may have had the 2 worst tackles in the NFL before even needing to learn a new system from inept coaches.  The tagline says O'Brien is inheriting a mess, and while true, it's kind of a quick fix.  He needs the 2 tackles and to just do his job as he always did.  The most unfortunate thing is that they wasted a year of aging David Andrews as well as runningbacks Stephenson and Harris. They need at least one more coach to fill out the offensive staff if they go all in on zone running.

And keep in mind with all that Patricia & Judge nonsense they were still 8-9 and handed away 3 simple wins.

And one of those wins was a friggin miracle over a hapless Jets team for whom scoring a touchdown is a distant memory


I think you're saying that when New England installs a functional offense they'll increase their win margins as well.
 
2023-01-28 10:28:56 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: FarkaDark: Nana's Vibrator: I got paywalled.  Or emailwalled.  By a rag unfit to line a birdcage.  So I'll just make stuff up:
Belichick always talks about focus (hyperfocus) on winning and doing whatever it takes to win.  But Belichick has blind spots and loses that focus when he puts his faith in certain people.  Drafting Urban Meyer players is my favorite example.

Belichick also often speaks of how valuable it is for a coach to work in all phases of the game (plus scouting) in order to be a better head coach.  It helped him.

With that mindset and faith in two idiots, Belichick allowed Judge and Patricia to take on something they had no business doing - for their sakes, not for the team's -  and he especially liked their price tags: $0.00.

Mac Jones hated both of those guys and he already had holes in his own game.  Plus the offensive line may have had the 2 worst tackles in the NFL before even needing to learn a new system from inept coaches.  The tagline says O'Brien is inheriting a mess, and while true, it's kind of a quick fix.  He needs the 2 tackles and to just do his job as he always did.  The most unfortunate thing is that they wasted a year of aging David Andrews as well as runningbacks Stephenson and Harris. They need at least one more coach to fill out the offensive staff if they go all in on zone running.

And keep in mind with all that Patricia & Judge nonsense they were still 8-9 and handed away 3 simple wins.

And one of those wins was a friggin miracle over a hapless Jets team for whom scoring a touchdown is a distant memory

I think you're saying that when New England installs a functional offense they'll increase their win margins as well.


Yes
If they can play better than the 1970's vibrating football they will go deep in the playoffs
Suffering Jets fan
 
2023-01-28 10:31:26 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: FarkaDark: Nana's Vibrator: I got paywalled.  Or emailwalled.  By a rag unfit to line a birdcage.......
..............And keep in mind with all that Patricia & Judge nonsense they were still 8-9 and handed away 3 simple wins.

And one of those wins was a friggin miracle over a hapless Jets team for whom scoring a touchdown is a distant memory

I think you're saying that when New England installs a functional offense they'll increase their win margins as well.


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2023-01-28 11:36:36 AM  
It would be nice for them to add a special team coordinator who isn't surprised that one of the teams always seems to kick the ball whenever his group of players is out on the field.
 
2023-01-28 11:42:29 AM  

sirrerun: Oh, the Patriots are having a few down seasons? Let me whip out my tiny violin.


The 30 odd years before Parcells got there were more down seasons than not.

It's one thing to lose a few games because you got outplayed/ball took a bad bounce/made a key mistake.

Blowing a hole in your team's offense with self inflicted bullshiat is a whole other level of hubris.
 
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