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(Washington Post)   The Patriots dynasty is over. OVER. Well, almost over. I mean, it'll end soon. It's not going to last forever, is all I'm saying   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2018-02-06 11:01:01 AM  
Its over Johnny
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2018-02-06 11:14:47 AM  
We're one day closer to Tom Brady and Bill Belichick retiring.
 
2018-02-06 12:52:01 PM  
I don't hate them like many of you do, but I won't be sad to see them go.
 
2018-02-06 12:52:33 PM  
You can tell brady got his feelings hurt by the handshake thing. He s cumbling
 
2018-02-06 12:53:40 PM  
Latest entry into the Max Kellerman's Allstars spank bank.
 
2018-02-06 01:05:08 PM  
So what? They have had a great run, and likely a few more.
 
2018-02-06 01:09:21 PM  
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2018-02-06 01:15:10 PM  
If Belicheck stays, they can draft a B+ QB into that system and they'll still compete.
 
2018-02-06 01:19:06 PM  
Dude throws for 500 yards, 3tds and 1 giveaway in the Superbowl and people are all "it's over."

Ok then, lol.

/not a pats fan
//don't get delusional with your hate please
 
2018-02-06 01:20:10 PM  
Patriots management does need some significant planning for the future.  Tom Brady looks great, but your skills can fall off a cliff at any point and your body can betray you due to injury (see Peyton Manning). They let Garoppolo and obvious successor coaches move on to their own teams.  At any point both Brady and Belichick could walk away and be first round hall of famers.  I don't see that happening, but Robert Kraft needs to seriously sit down and figure out how the transition will happen because it is closer than many think.
 
2018-02-06 01:28:14 PM  

Daedalus27: Patriots management does need some significant planning for the future.  Tom Brady looks great, but your skills can fall off a cliff at any point and your body can betray you due to injury (see Peyton Manning). They let Garoppolo and obvious successor coaches move on to their own teams.  At any point both Brady and Belichick could walk away and be first round hall of famers.  I don't see that happening, but Robert Kraft needs to seriously sit down and figure out how the transition will happen because it is closer than many think.


Coaches have left them before. It's expected with successful teams.
Letting Grappo go was just ... I don't know what.
 
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2018-02-06 01:35:01 PM  

sirrerun: Letting Grappo go was just ... I don't know what.


Stupid.

Brady should have retired after the 2017 season regardless of outcome and JG should have been named starter.

/pats fan
 
2018-02-06 01:35:53 PM  
tired: it's not a dynasty because they cheated
wired: it's not a dynasty because they could very easily have lost all 8 of those Super Bowls
 
2018-02-06 01:45:18 PM  

H31N0US: If Belicheck stays, they can draft a B+ QB into that system and they'll still compete.


That's what they did 18 years ago, and it worked.
 
2018-02-06 01:47:36 PM  
I'm tellin ya, it's fahkin ovah like a half-Worcestah with Tommy fahkin Olszta rollin out theyah. O-V-A OVAH!

/Narrator: it wasn't
 
2018-02-06 01:55:49 PM  

deanis: I don't hate them like many of you do, but I won't be sad to see them go.


THIS
they are all-timers but I'm more bored with their dominance than anything else. was pleased to see them humbled on Sunday and wouldn't mind seeing their remaining years decline

but i don't get the hate.
 
2018-02-06 01:58:24 PM  

Kid the Universe: deanis: I don't hate them like many of you do, but I won't be sad to see them go.

THIS
they are all-timers but I'm more bored with their dominance than anything else. was pleased to see them humbled on Sunday and wouldn't mind seeing their remaining years decline

but i don't get the hate.


It relates to the cheating.

/and that old woman in the Salvation Army clothes that coaches them
 
2018-02-06 01:58:35 PM  
If Brady and bellichick both return you can't say it's over. But it's equally true that Brady's skills could fall off a cliff and it would not only not be surprising, you'd have to consider it late. He's a marvel. Every marvel's time ends though - we'll just have to watch the movie to the end to see how it turns out. Unless the end is apparent way before that. I would not pick the pats to go to the SB next year but it ain't like I'd be surprised if they made it again.
 
2018-02-06 01:59:08 PM  

Kid the Universe: deanis: I don't hate them like many of you do, but I won't be sad to see them go.

THIS
they are all-timers but I'm more bored with their dominance than anything else. was pleased to see them humbled on Sunday and wouldn't mind seeing their remaining years decline

but i don't get the hate.


How long have you been on Fark?  Success is to be vilified and mocked around here...
 
2018-02-06 02:14:05 PM  

sirrerun: Daedalus27: Patriots management does need some significant planning for the future.  Tom Brady looks great, but your skills can fall off a cliff at any point and your body can betray you due to injury (see Peyton Manning). They let Garoppolo and obvious successor coaches move on to their own teams.  At any point both Brady and Belichick could walk away and be first round hall of famers.  I don't see that happening, but Robert Kraft needs to seriously sit down and figure out how the transition will happen because it is closer than many think.

Coaches have left them before. It's expected with successful teams.
Letting Grappo go was just ... I don't know what.


Something to keep in mind

Hoyer, in his 16 starts in Cleveland, went 10-6

They've gone 1-31 since they benched him
 
2018-02-06 02:24:29 PM  
Brady has one more season in him.  Maybe two.

Nothing hateful about that statement though.  He has had a great career but playing in the NFL in your 40's...
 
2018-02-06 02:24:39 PM  
Brady cant truly surpass Montana until he leaves this cushy spot and leads some other team deep into the playoffs. Maybe a team like the Jets to cement his greatness.
 
2018-02-06 02:27:48 PM  

Sailing Starflower: Kid the Universe: deanis: I don't hate them like many of you do, but I won't be sad to see them go.

THIS
they are all-timers but I'm more bored with their dominance than anything else. was pleased to see them humbled on Sunday and wouldn't mind seeing their remaining years decline

but i don't get the hate.

It relates to the cheating.

/and that old woman in the Salvation Army clothes that coaches them


It relates to their success, you and every other hater couldn't give 2 flying farks about the "gates" and you know it
 
2018-02-06 02:28:41 PM  

Clash City Farker: Brady cant truly surpass Montana until he leaves this cushy spot and leads some other team deep into the playoffs. Maybe a team like the Jets to cement his greatness.


Right, because Montana won a super bowl elsewhere without the greatest receiver of all time


Oh wait
 
2018-02-06 02:43:20 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Dude throws for 500 yards, 3tds and 1 giveaway in the Superbowl and people are all "it's over."

Ok then, lol.

/not a pats fan
//don't get delusional with your hate please


"defense wins championships",  yes, even in THAT game, and when you can throw for 500+ in a losing effort, your team doesn't have one
 
2018-02-06 02:45:56 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Dude throws for 500 yards, 3tds and 1 giveaway in the Superbowl and people are all "it's over."



I dont remember any offensive holding calls in that game. I cant recall the last game I didnt see any. That might have helped the quarterbacks make their magic happen
 
2018-02-06 02:46:30 PM  
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2018-02-06 02:54:06 PM  

Daedalus27: Patriots management does need some significant planning for the future.  Tom Brady looks great, but your skills can fall off a cliff at any point and your body can betray you due to injury (see Peyton Manning). They let Garoppolo and obvious successor coaches move on to their own teams.  At any point both Brady and Belichick could walk away and be first round hall of famers.  I don't see that happening, but Robert Kraft needs to seriously sit down and figure out how the transition will happen because it is closer than many think.


 That will happen its just a matter of when Brady  cannot play forever and Belichick is not a young man either sooner or later they will both end their careers.  The time to plan for the future is now as the patriots are on borrowed time.  It's my guess they will remain a successful team for a while yet , how successful is hard to say but i cannot see them dropping to a losing record any time soon .

Eventually they will need a new head coach and perhaps sooner than that a new franchise QB or else the team will fold like a house of cards.
 
2018-02-06 02:56:09 PM  

mikaloyd: Jim from Saint Paul: Dude throws for 500 yards, 3tds and 1 giveaway in the Superbowl and people are all "it's over."


I dont remember any offensive holding calls in that game. I cant recall the last game I didnt see any. That might have helped the quarterbacks make their magic happen


It did.  And it helped the running games, too.  No Holding in the playoffs is really No tackling.  Jacksonville got a tackling call 2 weeks ago
 
2018-02-06 03:00:17 PM  
The AFC is pretty shiatty right now as far as new teams developing in the next couple of years. I don't see why they won't be a favorite to reach the Super Bowl next year and next (barring injuries).

Who is going to challenge them?

The Steelers with an aging Roethsburger who hasn't been that great for years despite amazing weapons?

The Broncos with no QB currently and aging weapons?

The Chiefs who will be moving to a first year starter next year?
 
2018-02-06 03:05:38 PM  

MugzyBrown: The AFC is pretty shiatty right now as far as new teams developing in the next couple of years. I don't see why they won't be a favorite to reach the Super Bowl next year and next (barring injuries).

Who is going to challenge them?

The Steelers with an aging Roethsburger who hasn't been that great for years despite amazing weapons?

The Broncos with no QB currently and aging weapons?

The Chiefs who will be moving to a first year starter next year?


I suppose you foretold the Eagles roaring towards the Championship this time last year?
 
2018-02-06 03:08:45 PM  

MugzyBrown: The AFC is pretty shiatty right now as far as new teams developing in the next couple of years. I don't see why they won't be a favorite to reach the Super Bowl next year and next (barring injuries).

Who is going to challenge them?

The Steelers with an aging Roethsburger who hasn't been that great for years despite amazing weapons?

The Broncos with no QB currently and aging weapons?

The Chiefs who will be moving to a first year starter next year?


The Texans who played them to within a field goal at their place?
 
2018-02-06 03:11:08 PM  

Intel154: MugzyBrown: The AFC is pretty shiatty right now as far as new teams developing in the next couple of years. I don't see why they won't be a favorite to reach the Super Bowl next year and next (barring injuries).

Who is going to challenge them?

The Steelers with an aging Roethsburger who hasn't been that great for years despite amazing weapons?

The Broncos with no QB currently and aging weapons?

The Chiefs who will be moving to a first year starter next year?

The Texans who played them to within a field goal at their place?


And the Jags, who are a QB away.
 
2018-02-06 03:17:47 PM  

NASAM: Intel154: MugzyBrown: The AFC is pretty shiatty right now as far as new teams developing in the next couple of years. I don't see why they won't be a favorite to reach the Super Bowl next year and next (barring injuries).

Who is going to challenge them?

The Steelers with an aging Roethsburger who hasn't been that great for years despite amazing weapons?

The Broncos with no QB currently and aging weapons?

The Chiefs who will be moving to a first year starter next year?

The Texans who played them to within a field goal at their place?

And the Jags, who are a QB away.


...with Cousins (and maybe Keenum and Foles) on the market.
 
2018-02-06 03:23:37 PM  

Intel154: The Texans who played them to within a field goal at their place?


Meh, I don't believe in Deshaun Watson and JJ is on his steroid-infused decline.

NASAM: And the Jags, who are a QB away.


Are they going to get a QB?

Intel154: with Cousins (and maybe Keenum and Foles)


Cousins, maybe could do it. Foles is probably going to be in Philly and Keenum stinks.
 
2018-02-06 03:26:10 PM  

MugzyBrown: Intel154: The Texans who played them to within a field goal at their place?

Meh, I don't believe in Deshaun Watson and JJ is on his steroid-infused decline.

NASAM: And the Jags, who are a QB away.

Are they going to get a QB?

Intel154: with Cousins (and maybe Keenum and Foles)

Cousins, maybe could do it. Foles is probably going to be in Philly and Keenum stinks.


Truly you have a dizzying intellect
 
2018-02-06 03:27:38 PM  

Magorn: Jim from Saint Paul: Dude throws for 500 yards, 3tds and 1 giveaway in the Superbowl and people are all "it's over."

Ok then, lol.

/not a pats fan
//don't get delusional with your hate please

"defense wins championships",  yes, even in THAT game, and when you can throw for 500+ in a losing effort, your team doesn't have one


... You do know that the only defense that forced the other team to punt was the Patriots, right?
 
2018-02-06 03:29:07 PM  

mikaloyd: I dont remember any offensive holding calls in that game. I cant recall the last game I didnt see any. That might have helped the quarterbacks make their magic happen


Both teams had that Madden slider turned off and both QBs did their job.
 
2018-02-06 03:34:57 PM  

MugzyBrown: The AFC is pretty shiatty right now as far as new teams developing in the next couple of years. I don't see why they won't be a favorite to reach the Super Bowl next year and next (barring injuries).

Who is going to challenge them?

The Steelers with an aging Roethsburger who hasn't been that great for years despite amazing weapons?

The Broncos with no QB currently and aging weapons?

The Chiefs who will be moving to a first year starter next year?


Having Watched Mahomes in the pre-season and the Chiefs a lot this year, if Andy Reid can control his darker impulses, I think the chiefs have all the tools to go all the way...personally.   They DID beat both the Pats and the Eagles this year
 
2018-02-06 03:37:54 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Magorn: Jim from Saint Paul: Dude throws for 500 yards, 3tds and 1 giveaway in the Superbowl and people are all "it's over."

Ok then, lol.

/not a pats fan
//don't get delusional with your hate please

"defense wins championships",  yes, even in THAT game, and when you can throw for 500+ in a losing effort, your team doesn't have one

... You do know that the only defense that forced the other team to punt was the Patriots, right?


Indeed and the INT they got kept the game from getting out of hand early, but the Strip sack decided the game.  More than that though, Belichek's LACK of a D made him do something VERY uncharacteristic in the 3rd and 4th quarters.  he began running a "ball control" eat up the clock kind of offense even though his team was behind.  he was actually scared of putting the ball back in Philly's hands...and that's the role OTHER teams play in patriot games not the Pats
 
2018-02-06 03:45:45 PM  

Intel154: Foles is probably going to be in Philly


Where's Wentz go? Think a SB MVP wants to hold a clipboard the following season?
 
2018-02-06 03:56:12 PM  

Magorn: Jim from Saint Paul: Magorn: Jim from Saint Paul: Dude throws for 500 yards, 3tds and 1 giveaway in the Superbowl and people are all "it's over."

Ok then, lol.

/not a pats fan
//don't get delusional with your hate please

"defense wins championships",  yes, even in THAT game, and when you can throw for 500+ in a losing effort, your team doesn't have one

... You do know that the only defense that forced the other team to punt was the Patriots, right?

Indeed and the INT they got kept the game from getting out of hand early, but the Strip sack decided the game.  More than that though, Belichek's LACK of a D made him do something VERY uncharacteristic in the 3rd and 4th quarters.  he began running a "ball control" eat up the clock kind of offense even though his team was behind.  he was actually scared of putting the ball back in Philly's hands...and that's the role OTHER teams play in patriot games not the Pats


He's cut! You hurt him! Ya see?! He's not a machine, he's a man!
 
2018-02-06 03:57:45 PM  

sirrerun: Daedalus27: Patriots management does need some significant planning for the future.  Tom Brady looks great, but your skills can fall off a cliff at any point and your body can betray you due to injury (see Peyton Manning). They let Garoppolo and obvious successor coaches move on to their own teams.  At any point both Brady and Belichick could walk away and be first round hall of famers.  I don't see that happening, but Robert Kraft needs to seriously sit down and figure out how the transition will happen because it is closer than many think.

Coaches have left them before. It's expected with successful teams.
Letting Grappo go was just ... I don't know what.


The smart thing to do. You are losing Garrapollo after the season one way or another. This got them something in return.

And you would be a farking idiot to dump Brady for Garrapollo. Brady is currently, unquesitonably, one of the top QBs in the league. Garrapollo is a promising QB with a game and a half experience. These aren't Bledsoe and Brady, and unlike the Colts and Manning there wasn't a catastrophic injury that there was a good chance Brady would never recover from.
 
2018-02-06 04:00:38 PM  
The Pats made it to the Super Bowl this year with that defense.   If they pick up some serviceable linebackers and get another CB to replace Butler they will be a better team.  They will probably lose Amendola but Edelman is coming back.

I would not call it over but the end is nigh.
 
2018-02-06 04:21:41 PM  

John Buck 41: Intel154: Foles is probably going to be in Philly

Where's Wentz go? Think a SB MVP wants to hold a clipboard the following season?


He'll get moved somewhere and then remember why he's a backup once again.  Remember the Seattle stint?

Guy was lights out this Post-season but let's be realistic here, he pulled a Flacco and caught lightning in a bottle at the right time
 
2018-02-06 04:26:54 PM  

John Buck 41: Intel154: Foles is probably going to be in Philly

Where's Wentz go? Think a SB MVP wants to hold a clipboard the following season?


Foles will go to the Browns.
 
2018-02-06 04:28:44 PM  

natural316: John Buck 41: Intel154: Foles is probably going to be in Philly

Where's Wentz go? Think a SB MVP wants to hold a clipboard the following season?

He'll get moved somewhere and then remember why he's a backup once again.  Remember the Seattle stint?

Guy was lights out this Post-season but let's be realistic here, he pulled a Flacco and caught lightning in a bottle at the right time


The coaching staff and offence fits him here very well as compared to other teams.  For goodness sake he almost retired before this season.  He has enough money to never really have to worry about it since he seems to want to become a pastor.

If your goal is to win the super bowl and be the MVP.. he attained the highest award you can get in the sport... he will either retire or hang around and be the backup next year... is my gut feelings on this situation.

The only thing that could muck that up is Roseman trading him for a high pick... can Sudfield do the job?
 
2018-02-06 04:34:05 PM  

MugzyBrown: NASAM: And the Jags, who are a QB away.


Are they going to get a QB?


You know what I'd like to see?

Tie Rod

Big arm, not too many turnovers, sneakily athletic

He'd pair nicely with that defense & run game
 
2018-02-06 04:48:47 PM  

MugzyBrown: The AFC is pretty shiatty right now as far as new teams developing in the next couple of years. I don't see why they won't be a favorite to reach the Super Bowl next year and next (barring injuries).

Who is going to challenge them?

The Steelers with an aging Roethsburger who hasn't been that great for years despite amazing weapons?

The Broncos with no QB currently and aging weapons?

The Chiefs who will be moving to a first year starter next year?


The Chargers just might.  They did finish their last 12 games at 9-3
 
2018-02-06 05:14:08 PM  

Intel154: MugzyBrown: The AFC is pretty shiatty right now as far as new teams developing in the next couple of years. I don't see why they won't be a favorite to reach the Super Bowl next year and next (barring injuries).

Who is going to challenge them?

The Steelers with an aging Roethsburger who hasn't been that great for years despite amazing weapons?

The Broncos with no QB currently and aging weapons?

The Chiefs who will be moving to a first year starter next year?

The Texans who played them to within a field goal at their place?


The Raiders!!!!
 
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