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  1. If you’re going to have a take, it might as well be a scorcher.
  2. Wins, wins, and more wins. That would do it.
  3. Boatdrinks

    About Tom Brady and the Patriots

    Nope, I’ll be pulling for the full ACL, achilles, fibula or whatever. I’d settle for the injury you describe, though.
  4. Right. Imo , “ social justice” is code for anti Police , anti law, anti white, anti male , anti hetero. Crock of BS
  5. Boatdrinks

    Eagles officially choose Wentz over Foles

    Belichick doesn’t Coach offense or QBs.
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    Blakeman ref for KC *NE game...and *pats fans upset

    Lol, Blakemans crew is one of the few that will not automatically throw a flag because the NE player goes into a spastic fit and demands it. Also flags NE for offensive / defensive holding when the game is still to be decided. Vinovich and Corrente are also pretty fair and even. The rest are a mess, and Steratore retiring didn’t help matters. I see a Pats* floozy Ref ( John Parry) is assigned to the Super Bowl. Hope like heck the Pats* aren’t there, because the opponent won’t get a fair shake like last year with Gene’s crew.
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    How long to close the competitive gap?

    There is no way to say they can’t get it done. They can, but imo they painted themselves in a corner with their teardown strategy. The reason is they will need to be exceptional at drafting players and get fortunate with some judicious FA signings. They didn’t keep much to build around, and to me that means they may run out of time before their blueprint leads to success.
  8. Boatdrinks

    How long to close the competitive gap?

    That’s an historically great first year starting QB though. How many teams get one of those ?
  9. Boatdrinks

    How long to close the competitive gap?

    However, the Fish were blown out in their last game and Tannehill was a seventh year starterwho has yet to look “ franchise”.It all comes down to if the ownership feels the team is headed in the right direction and has confidence in the HC & GM. If they do not, 3 years is about normal for changes to be made these days. Josh Allen will be a second year starter next season, and I’m sure that and other factors will be taken into account. There is no set rule or parameters.
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    Divisional round, Eagles at Saints, 4:40 pm on FOX

    Of course I can’t prove it either way, but what I’m saying is a few cherry picked stats from games don’t prove anything on their own. Without even knowing where they were played on top of it. Not enough data. It’s not a provable thing, just a theory that NE would probably not end up with a bye week or the 1 seed as often if they were in a tougher division with better QBs.
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    Divisional round, Eagles at Saints, 4:40 pm on FOX

    Doesnt prove anything as we don’t know where the games were played . Division games tend to be closer than others due to familiarity and teams “ building” themselves to stop another opponent. The AFC east has had terrible QB play throughout Brady’s career. A different division would likely have changed the playoff seeding some of the time. It’s not really hard to envision. A win here or there has ensured a bye week most of the time. The Bills have beaten Brady exactly twice in games that NE tried to win. The Jets probably haven’t done a ton better. That’s a lot of easy wins a season.
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    Divisional round, Eagles at Saints, 4:40 pm on FOX

    Nice cherry pick there with the Steelers. However they lost to them this season and a bogus rule interpration was the only reason they didn’t lose last year’s matchup. Curiously, both games were away. The oddity vs the perpetually mediocre Dolphins defies explanation. That aside there have been stronger teams in other divisions throughout Brady’s career, even Super Bowl winners like the Ravens and Broncos. The afc east has been a terrible division for twenty years and offered little resistance to the Pats cushy home field playoff path.
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    Divisional round, Eagles at Saints, 4:40 pm on FOX

    Not saying it isn’t . Just that they have an easier path to the 1 seed than most. It’s not exactly some great revelation. There have been much better teams with a lot better QB play in other divisions. The difference between a bye week or no bye week has often been a single win or a head to head win vs another playoff team that happened to be played at NE. They’ve lost their last 3 road title games. It matters and it’s often secured by a narrow margin. A weak division is a great help to being home in the playoffs.
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    Divisional round, Eagles at Saints, 4:40 pm on FOX

    Okay, sure. They never lose games vs teams with good QBs. If they were in a more difficult division they would likely not have home field virtually every year. It’s simple as that. 6 almost guaranteed wins ( except for a weird thing with losing at MIA around 40% of the time ) from very weak division play has made a difference.
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    Divisional round, Eagles at Saints, 4:40 pm on FOX

    Odds are they wouldn’t have ended up with home field all the time. 6 games a year vs teams without a good QB will do that. Odds are being in a different division would have left them with a more difficult road at least some of the time. To think otherwise , that it had no impact is presumptuous and statistical folly. They don’t go undefeated every year, so some stiffer competition that has existed in other divisions would matter. Often they’ve been the 1 seed by virtue of a single win or a tiebreaker. That’s life in the afc least.
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