Re: NFL.com has it spot-on
Originally Posted by ironcitychef
Why shouldn't Parker be the FF king? You know we are going to run the other 14 games as well, seems like people are just afraid to admit that he will get 25 carries a game and he can bust it for 50+ time to time. As for downgrading, I agree, you are never as good as you look or as bad. I think both NE and PIT need this weekend to refocus for the rest of the year. Both are telling themselves it doesn't mean anything unless they can do it this weekend.
No reason at all Willie can't be the FF King! Its just we seen a similar type thing last year with Big Ben - he had a great start and was hyped beyond recognition, but the minute he commited the crime of having a bad game he was thrown out like yesterdays news.
But that is the media - they only really build you up so they can have the fun of smashing you back down again.
They've been great for a while now, three Super Bowls' worth of great. But only this season have the New England Patriots become The Show, the must-see team of stars, pretty boys and reformed bad boys. Suddenly, the Patriots are not simply great; they're compelling, fascinating, appearing to be almighty and a touch lawless.
The Patriots didn't bother with swagger to start this NFL season; they went straight to defiant. Either you're one of them or you're about to get crushed.