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Old 05-11-2007, 12:50 AM   #12
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Default Re: Plant your flag!

I'll take the Bucs - 4-12 last year with all sorts of problems at QB - I think Garcia solves that problem in the short term.

I would look for them to be a little wiser with their franchise RB and not run him ito the ground with so many carries this year - possibly a more west coast short passing style to substitute for the running game.

If Gaines Adams plays to his potential they have a genuine pass rusher to replace Simeon Rice's production.

I think somewhere between 7-9 and 9-7 is attainable.
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.
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