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There's certainly a non-zero chance Brady, BB, and Josh all return next season. How will the media handle that?
Wait until the first sign of weakness next year and start talking about it being the last year all over again, eventually they'll be right
 

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Belichick just went out of his way to say he’s proud of this team and the way they competed. I don’t think he does that if he feels this team’s problem was execution or the “I just can’t get through to these guys” thing like he had with the 2009 time.

Also, got pissed when someone said the fans have been with him through the “thick and the thin.”

“Wouldn’t say it’s been all that thin around here,” LOL – god bless you, Bill.
Definitely something for fans and media to keep in mind. How about some fair perspective here? They've had a historic run. Everything comes to an end sometime.
 

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The CBS telecast was a joke tonight
So many issues with this broadcast:

There was a ton of camera time dedicated to people not on the field of play vs. showing the action on the field. Nantz and Romo were chatting away and missed the Pats using their first 2 TOs at the end. On the second one Nantz jumped in late (probably had a producer screaming in his headphones). Not helping the audience identify which personnel packages were actually being used (by both teams), including who was not able to play.
 

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And? The 2001 team also stole a championship. And the 2003 team played the whole year with a horseshoe lodged up their asses. Not saying they were not good teams, but like last years team sometimes you get a little lucky. And in 2007 they got unlucky. It happens.
Every single championship team across every single sport from the dawn of time up until right now has gotten lucky in one way or another. I don’t see how that’s relevant. You can steal a game. You don’t “steal” a championship.
 

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Also, got pissed when someone said the fans have been with him through the “thick and the thin.”

“Wouldn’t say it’s been all that thin around here,” LOL – god bless you, Bill.
LOL, that horrible year of going 11-5 with a backup QB and missing the playoffs
 

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Belichick just went out of his way to say he’s proud of this team and the way they competed. I don’t think he does that if he feels this team’s problem was execution or the “I just can’t get through to these guys” thing like he had with the 2009 time.

Also, got pissed when someone said the fans have been with him through the “thick and the thin.”

“Wouldn’t say it’s been all that thin around here,” LOL – god bless you, Bill.
Can that quote be pinned To the top if BBtLs for the next few months
 

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The Pats aren’t set up well to be a SB contender next year, so honestly a part of me hopes this is the end. Losing to Vrabel is about how I’d want it to go, assuming no SB win.
 

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Every single championship team across every single sport from the dawn of time up until right now has gotten lucky in one way or another. I don’t see how that’s relevant. You can steal a game. You don’t “steal” a championship.
Well then we disagree. Last year‘s win was gravy.
 

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Not a Pats fan, as I’ve said, but that press conference sounded a lot like Kyrie’s last press conference in Boston. I think he’s a goner.
 

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The Pats aren’t set up well to be a SB contender next year, so honestly a part of me hopes this is the end. Losing to Vrabel is about how I’d want it to go, assuming no SB win.
Exactly. What’s the value of TB coming back. Better to spend what willl likely be a down year finding the QB of future, because right now we don’t have one.
 

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I've loved this team since Jim Plunkett and Randy Vataha. We will NEVER see another run like this. I'm not convinced it's over, either. I have had so much fun watching this team poleaxe the NFL for 20 years. Every game for the past 20 seasons has MEANT something. It's been amazing. If this IS the end and an inevitable decline begins...we will still be fans of the best football franchise in the history of the sport. It's the Celtics, Yankees and the Patriots atop the American professional sports mountaintop.
 

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Not a Pats fan, as I’ve said, but that press conference sounded a lot like Kyrie’s last press conference in Boston. I think he’s a goner.
That seems like a terrible comparison. If anything, Brady sounded like a guy who desperately wants to be back, if only the Pats will have him. Which, I mean, his own Dad came right out and said that exact same thing earlier in the season.

I think it's pretty obvious that Brady wants to be back here. But it's a two-way street, obviously.
 

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That seems like a terrible comparison. If anything, Brady sounded like a guy who desperately wants to be back, if only the Pats will have him. Which, I mean, his own Dad came right out and said that exact same thing earlier in the season.

I think it's pretty obvious that Brady wants to be back here. But it's a two-way street, obviously.
I’m not trolling but I thought it sounded like Brady had one foot out the door to me. It’s totally speculative and up for interpretation.
 

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What did he say to make you think he’s leaving?
I thought he was very ambiguous about the future and blasé about the Patriots organization and the fans. Like I said I have no clue I just didn’t think it was a strong press conference re him coming back.
 

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I’m not trolling but I thought it sounded like Brady had one foot out the door to me. It’s totally speculative and up for interpretation.
Ah, I think I read too much into the specific example that you used of Kyrie. That dude could not wait to get his ass out of Boston, and Celtics fans (most of them) could not wait to get rid of him.

Brady is the opposite of that. He doesn't want to leave and fans (most of them) don't want him to leave.

But you may be right about the one foot out the door part. It's a much different situation from Kyrie though, as I'm convinced at this point that Brady wants to be here. The biggest tell (besides his Dad saying the quiet part loud a few months ago) was the question about retirement. Listen to Brady's answer. He's basically saying: "I may retire, but if I do, it's definitely not because I want to retire."
 

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Ah, I think I read too much into the specific example that you used of Kyrie. That dude could not wait to get his ass out of Boston, and Celtics fans (most of them) could not wait to get rid of him.

Brady is the opposite of that. He doesn't want to leave and fans (most of them) don't want him to leave.

But you may be right about the one foot out the door part. It's a much different situation from Kyrie though, as I'm convinced at this point that Brady wants to be here. The biggest tell (besides his Dad saying the quiet part loud a few months ago) was the question about retirement. Listen to Brady's answer. He's basically saying: "I may retire, but if I do, it's definitely not because I want to retire."
This is fair. It is not the best comparison but I got a feeling that was Brady with one foot out the door.
Who knows. It’s a gamethead. Just the vibe I got.
 

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I thought he was very ambiguous about the future and blasé about the Patriots organization and the fans. Like I said I have no clue I just didn’t think it was a strong press conference re him coming back.
I didn’t get that from him at all. It was brutal loss to end an immensely disappointing season. That offense was one of the worst he’s been apart of. Nothing about him or what he said suggests much. He said loves playing here, loves Kraft and Belichick. And that he’s had a great career. It was about what I would expect from him under the circumstances.
 

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Seriously, every single teams page on Reddit is 5-10 different posts and memes about the Patriots loss. The rest of the country is obsessed with us.
You know what sucks? Being a Bills fan. Haven’t won a playoff game since Don Shula coached (holy hell!!), and have had three playoff berths since. That game today had to suck HARD.
 

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Seriously, every single teams page on Reddit is 5-10 different posts and memes about the Patriots loss. The rest of the country is obsessed with us.
Was in a bar tonight in NYC, probably split around 30% Pats fans and 70% fans of other teams - saw some Ravens gear, think there were some Chiefs fans, etc. Not a single actual Titans fan as far as I could tell, and yet you’d think those 70% of fans just had their team win the SB the way they were cheering, whooping and hugging after the game -actually made me feel better about the whole thing because it was so obvious even this year when the Pats were (relatively) not great all those teams were scared shitless to face them in the playoffs.
 

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You know what sucks? Being a Bills fan. Haven’t won a playoff game since Don Shula coached (holy hell!!), and have had three playoff berths since. That game today had to suck HARD.
I texted a Bills fan buddy of mine when they were up 16-0, saying I was rooting for them to win tonight and then go beat the Ravens.

First text I got from him: "Thanks bro"

Last text I got from him: "I blame you"
 

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I work in NYC. Jets and Giants fans at office emailed me mocking messages right after the game.
 

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It’s instructive for future purposes who in the office chooses to be an asshole in these situations. To the person, anyone who can’t wait to shovel dirt can’t be counted on in a host of more meaningful situations.
 

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When Romo had to repeatedly remind Nantz to follow the action on the field, well that was something.
Embarrassingly bad. The off-field speculation and focus on narratives during critical moments of playoff games should never happen. But they all do it all the time.

That’s why none of these guys should be a 5 in CP’s thread. If they are a 5 what was Scully?
 

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Embarrassingly bad. The off-field speculation and focus on narratives during critical moments of playoff games should never happen. But they all do it all the time.

That’s why none of these guys should be a 5 in CP’s thread. If they are a 5 what was Scully?
Agree completely. Those voting Nantz a 5 are either not listening to broadcasts or are intentionally being contrarian.

Nantz has become bored since Peyton left and is just rambling on for much of these broadcasts.
 

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Dogman closing the game thread and opening this one was a mistake. You can't mess with the space time continuum. The fact that the INT immediately happened was a head fake of epic proportions.

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