I'm writing you this letter to let you know that the time has come for us to part. Yes, we were together for those years, and I did give you everything that I had to give, but the day has come that I must be moving on to another. I see no other way for our relationship to go. I hope that some day you'll be able to get through the bitterness.
Formerly yours, Bill Belichick.
Not sure if it was already mentioned, but regarding the short week; I heard a good point on the radio that this gave the Pats an additional advantage because they played Buffalo week 1. The argument being preparing for Pettine's D is practically preparing for Rex D. Not sure that this was legitimately of any help since our D seemed pretty effective.
Belichick had nothing to do with those 2 awful reverses that changed the goddamn game!
Funny, people say, "oh, you can overcome bad calls"
Not on the road, in a storm in a close game!
Forget two bad OVERTURNED CALLS, just the TD taken away on the Gates play changes that game from a loss to a win.
We lost by 3 freaking points
Good post. I agree with a lot of what you said... I also think a lot of it is exaggerating a big or overly optimistic. But hey, I know that's going to be part of it when I read a Ray thread. Never really understood the people complaining, you should know his posts are going to be "glass nearly full". But good post Ray, I'd much rAther read excessive optimism than excessive b*tching any day
I continue to be shocked that we are continuing to go forward with these WR's. Holmes is what he is (and still the most talent we have by a mile). Hill is frustrating because he shows signs of developing but then still continues the things that make you wonder if he'll ever get it. The fumble the other night: last year I don't think he makes that catch at all. Now he makes the catch, but loses the ball. Maybe he's use to dropping the ball so the idea of having possession going to the ground and holding onto the ball is foreign.
Outside of those two, anyone can be replaced IMO. I'd have more understanding for younger players we drafted or have hope of developing... But someone like Gates, for instance, isn't exactly young or developing. It's just me but it always feels like teams around the league have a decent number of WR's that come out of no where and are productive for their team. Not always starters but very least some solid depth. It feels like the WRa we have, AND RELY ON, would hardly be productive depth on many teams. Anyone else ever have this feeling?
Do you really think that played some factor in their prep on the short week.
I'd be really interested to know if during the earlier days/weeks when BB was setting up his game plan for the Bills, was the Jets game a consideration at that point?