Originally Posted by tony hipchest
i dont see any critisizm.
and i dont think its unfair to assume players like moss, stallworth, harrison, seau, seymour are all gonna miss significant time due to injury.
if all the sports media feels its safe to assume all these stars and free agent aquisitions make them a shoo-in for the superbowl, it is just as fair to assume all these free agents and aging veterans will break down and not even be available for the playoffs.
i mean if joey porter hit the wall at age 30 isnt it safe to assume the same can happen to colvin, thomas, bruschi, vrabel?
i understand the patriots have purchased the rights to be atop all the power rankings. no media outlet has the balls to drop them and and say "free agent signings will backfire and old age and injuries will rear its ugly head".
dick and rod may just be the tip of the iceberg.
I won't diagree with those points on the whole.
Not many credible members of the media (yup...those
two) think any team is a so-called shoo-in for the SB - its just another strawman argument constructed by people looking for a reason to rag on the Patriots.
Sure they are the favorites...but 'shoo-in' - sorry thats the result of an overactive imagination.
For (hopefully) the last time..... I have never disputed that our LBers are a very talented but old group, and I have definite concerns about the depth behind them - but every teams has veteran players they they hope wont get injured.
Young teams tend to run round like headless chickens....but they get to do it for 16 games.
Why the Patriots should be downgraded when its an issue every team has to deal with is beyond me.