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Profane speech from Belichick fired up Patriots at halftime

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At halftime in New England on Sunday, the Dolphins led the Patriots 17-0. Then New England scored 27 straight points to start the second half and came back to win. So what did Bill Belichick say to inspire such a second-half turnaround?

His players wouldn’t repeat it, but suffice to say he wasn’t happy with their first-half effort.

“It’s probably not even legal for me to say it right now, so I won’t do it,” linebacker Jerod Mayo said. “I’m not going to censor it. Too many beeps.”

Patriots guard Brian Waters said Belichick’s anger was justified.

“It’s halftime, [and] you’re down 17-0 in a very important game,” Waters said. “So I’m sure that it was emphasized in a way that it needed to be emphasized. That’s for sure.”

Asked after the game what he had said at halftime, Belichick said he simply stressed the importance of playing better.

We needed to do everything better,” Belichick said. “We just didn’t do a good job in any phase of the game in any area. I know we’re capable of more than that and the players showed that. They responded. It wasn’t perfect in the second half and we got a couple of breaks, but we made a few plays on our own, so that’s good. We were able to come out on top, but we dug ourselves a hole there.”

Whatever the specifics of Belichick’s halftime speech, it worked.

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  1. clamnewton says: Dec 25, 2011 8:14 PM

    See, Rex. You do it inside the locker room. Not in front of a microphone.

  2. trbowman says: Dec 25, 2011 8:19 PM

    This happens all the time.

  3. thenmoveback says: Dec 25, 2011 8:23 PM

    Is that what he does at halftime? I always thought he was checking hidden cameras to see opposing teams signs.

  4. nyyjetsknicks says: Dec 25, 2011 8:23 PM

    clamnewton says:
    Dec 25, 2011 8:14 PM
    See, Rex. You do it inside the locker room. Not in front of a microphone.

     ____________________

    When has Rex ever cursed on a microphone? Are you talking about hard knocks on HBO? Last I checked that was a paid cable channel that could easily be blocked by parents. Let’s not get the facts on the way of another Rex rant.

    Please continue.

  5. backindasaddle says: Dec 25, 2011 8:27 PM

    He’s a great coach and knew what needed to be done. He knows Xs and Os and always makes great adjustments as the games along. This was different. He knew the team needed an attitude adjusting kick in the butt and he gave it to them. Great coach.

  6. xxwhodatxx says: Dec 25, 2011 8:32 PM

    Who gives a crap what Rex Ryan does he will never be half the coach as BB.

  7. americankris says: Dec 25, 2011 8:32 PM

    The hoodie is pulling out all the stops this year.

    He knows this is the patriots last shot

  8. 6ball says: Dec 25, 2011 8:34 PM

    .

    Halftime Situation : down 0-17 at home to a last place team in a game with serious playoff implications. Every phase of the game was graded : fail.

    A good coach would have went with, ” you guys look damn good in your uniforms out there today ”

    .

  9. commandercornpone says: Dec 25, 2011 8:35 PM

    they needed it. as long as they didnt cover, i am ok with it.

  10. clamnewton says: Dec 25, 2011 8:37 PM

    Much like a Sanchez pass, I guess the point of the post flew a little over your head. Not referencing the cursing – referencing the “talking.” Believe it or not, some of us tire of Rex and his yapping. While not a Belichick fan, he saves the yapping for closed doors, and his team responds.

  11. edgeofepic says: Dec 25, 2011 8:40 PM

    It’s reassuring to know one can always count on a videotaping comment whenever there’s a Patriots or Bill Belichick story. But I’m not knocking it, he earned the reputation (not that he’s losing any sleep over it.) He should however be losing sleep over this roster he’s assembled in genius fashion. The writer who says this is the Patriots last shot could be write, although frankly, the talent on the Pats is so poor and thin even if they did “blow it up” and start all over it’s not like a lot of big names or contracts would be shown the door. The only names on this squad known to mankind are Brady, Mayo, Wilford, Gronkowski and Welker. Everyone else is a member of the JAG Corps (Just Another Guy).

  12. huejackson says: Dec 25, 2011 8:45 PM

    Yeah Right so Bill made the team win with a speech and it had nothing to do with the cameras he reviewed at half time, getting all the D calls and plays and knowing exactly what the other team is going to do…
    Strange huh it seems like Pats suck until half time then the 2nd half its like they know exactly what plays to call?
    I know I was at a JETS game and I had front row tix and there was a guy wearing a yellow jacket at halftime he left and at the end of the game he was on the PATS sideline

  13. cubano76 says: Dec 25, 2011 8:50 PM

    Why do people even care about Ryan, as to put him in this comment thread. The dilator hasn’t won a thing. End of story.

  14. xxwhodatxx says: Dec 25, 2011 8:55 PM

    Huejackson are you stupid? No team is consistently at the top for 10 yrs because they are cheating, he’s a great coach and with multiple different combinations of players surrounding him and Brady. So get off the bs your pushing.

  15. oscojoe says: Dec 25, 2011 9:00 PM

    Good Coaches Coach to the team not to the Media.

    They praise & amonish the Team not individuals.

    Players know good coached hold them accountable for bad plays and give credit for the good’ in private becuase it is a team sport.

    Good coaches don’t need to boast about their team or individual players because they do there talking on the field with there play.

    There are Good owners & Bad, Good Coaches & Bad, Good Organizations & Bad.

    In football lanquage there are the Patriots, Steelers, Ravens, Packers, Saint’s, Giants & a few others.

    Then there are the Jet’s!

    I know the truth hurts Jet Fans but until you get a organization that spends time on building a team rather then tearing others down each week. To get respect you need to give & earn respect other wise you will always be the same old jets.

    Ps: Blacking out your neighbors (Giants) past achievements is Disrespectful & Childish.

  16. bus1717 says: Dec 25, 2011 9:02 PM

    Ahh you gotta love the people that bring the camera comments back in. People have to really find something better than that because it’s getting/gotten old

  17. aljack88 says: Dec 25, 2011 9:05 PM

    huejackson says:
    Dec 25, 2011 8:45 PM
    Yeah Right so Bill made the team win with a speech and it had nothing to do with the cameras he reviewed at half time, getting all the D calls and plays and knowing exactly what the other team is going to do…
    Strange huh it seems like Pats suck until half time then the 2nd half its like they know exactly what plays to call?
    I know I was at a JETS game and I had front row tix and there was a guy wearing a yellow jacket at halftime he left and at the end of the game he was on the PATS sideline
    ———————————————————-
    I love this……
    Do you also those “black unmarked” helicopters in the sky too?

    That stealth drone the Iranians captured a few weeks ago was actually first tested, yup, you guessed it, over Gillette stadium. It was so successful no one saw it.

    Know why the Pats lost that home game to the Giants? That drone was sent to the Middle East and Bill hadn’t replaced it yet. I didn’t see it, no one else did either, but he must have had something buzzing over the stadium yesterday.

    Hey Hue – don’t drink the Koolaid.

  18. fanofthegame says: Dec 25, 2011 9:07 PM

    huejackson says:
    I know I was at a JETS game and I had front row tix and there was a guy wearing a yellow jacket at halftime he left and at the end of the game he was on the PATS sideline

    ————————————————

    Did you actually watch the game or were you just following “the guy wearing a yellow jacket” around?

  19. steelersownyou says: Dec 25, 2011 9:13 PM

    wow! What a coach…wonder where was his profane pep talk when the steelers shellacked them earlier this year?! Easy to talk tough when its the dolphins your facing…newsflash there wont be a dolphins team in the playoffs belicheat!

  20. richm2256 says: Dec 25, 2011 9:14 PM

    edgeofepic says:
    although frankly, the talent on the Pats is so poor and thin even if they did “blow it up” and start all over it’s not like a lot of big names or contracts would be shown the door. The only names on this squad known to mankind are Brady, Mayo, Wilford, Gronkowski and Welker. Everyone else is a member of the JAG Corps (Just Another Guy).

    ———————————————————
    And yet they are currently in line to be the #1 seed in the AFC.

    They just keep winning …… even if people like you think they shouldn’t be.

    That’s why the play the games, Chuckles.

  21. rushmatic says: Dec 25, 2011 9:16 PM

    edgeofepic says:
    Dec 25, 2011 8:40 PM
    It’s reassuring to know one can always count on a videotaping comment whenever there’s a Patriots or Bill Belichick story. But I’m not knocking it, he earned the reputation (not that he’s losing any sleep over it.) He should however be losing sleep over this roster he’s assembled in genius fashion. The writer who says this is the Patriots last shot could be write, although frankly, the talent on the Pats is so poor and thin even if they did “blow it up” and start all over it’s not like a lot of big names or contracts would be shown the door. The only names on this squad known to mankind are Brady, Mayo, Wilford, Gronkowski and Welker. Everyone else is a member of the JAG Corps (Just Another Guy).

    ____________________

    And yet another “smart” football fan has commented on a Belichick/Patriots story, examining and subsequently pointing out the blatantly and painfully obvious, so I have to ask: What do you think about another 14-2 season, a #1 seed, 1st Round Bye, and home field throughout — with this awful team? Doesn’t it tell you something?

  22. 8man says: Dec 25, 2011 9:24 PM

    I had some profane speech for the Patriots players PRIOR to half time.

    Don’t get me wrong, Miami has some talent and they were playing with pride, but they were manhandling the Patriots in Foxboro. It was clear the team didn’t seem to have anything working in the first 30.

    And @steelersownyou:
    You seem like a bit of a punk and one of the reasons I hate Pissburgh fans above all others, inlcuding Yankee and Jets fans, who together are still only half as irritating as you urine towel waving yahoos are. I live in B-More. The next time you come down to watch the Ravens hand you your boys livers, why not look me up?

  23. dlmcc1010 says: Dec 25, 2011 9:26 PM

    Why does every article somehow turn into a bash the Jets forum?

    Yes, we all know BB is the best in the game. Anyone who ever thought Rex Ryan or any other coach was in his class is delusional anyway

  24. 6ball says: Dec 25, 2011 9:32 PM

    .
    @steelersown(an 0-2 record vs balt) you.

    Many adults favor year round school for junior high students.

    ps – I have serious doubts whether you’re actually on the Steelers 53 man roster . Your use of “we” and “us ” is surely illegal use of pronouns.

    .

  25. heisthejuan says: Dec 25, 2011 9:37 PM

    nyyjetsknicks says: Dec 25, 2011 8:23 PM

    clamnewton says:
    Dec 25, 2011 8:14 PM
    See, Rex. You do it inside the locker room. Not in front of a microphone.

    ____________________

    When has Rex ever cursed on a microphone? Are you talking about hard knocks on HBO? Last I checked that was a paid cable channel that could easily be blocked by parents. Let’s not get the facts on the way of another Rex rant.

    Please continue.
    ————————————-

    Rex dropped an F-bomb to a fan that was captured on tape like three weeks ago dude. Remember?

  26. blackqbwhiterb says: Dec 25, 2011 9:41 PM

    There’s a hundred guys in yellow jackets at every game. If you look at the back of the jacket it says Security….

  27. bradyisbetterthanrodgers says: Dec 25, 2011 9:44 PM

    steelersownyou

    don’t worry the pats will beat the steelers when it counts in the playoffs. would u like to tell me how many times the steelers have beaten the patriots in the playoffs when the pats have brady and BB??

  28. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Dec 25, 2011 9:56 PM

    The stark difference between BB and Fatso (Ryan) is so obvious that the rumor is circulating in NY that Fireman Ed is contemplating switching his support to the Patriots. Makes sense as it wouldn’t be all that hard to go P-A-T-s, P-A-T-s, P-A-T-s now would it?

  29. aljack88 says: Dec 25, 2011 10:06 PM

    steelersownyou says:
    Dec 25, 2011 9:13 PM
    wow! What a coach…wonder where was his profane pep talk when the steelers shellacked them earlier this year?!
    ———————————————————–
    and yet the Steelers were only up by 6 points with 2 1/2 minutes left in the game.

    Seeing how your boys got their butts whipped by the Ravens (35-7 ouch) and 49ers, they should just pack it in too, right?

  30. alewatcher says: Dec 25, 2011 10:39 PM

    xxwhodatxx says: Dec 25, 2011 8:32 PM

    Who gives a crap what Rex Ryan does he will never be half the coach as BB.

    —————-

    If we’re talking about weight, Rex Ryan is twice the coach Bill Belichick is.

  31. gallyhatch says: Dec 25, 2011 10:39 PM

    Non-story. Coaches use alot of motivational techniques to get their team to win.

    Pats have made some good in-game adjustments the last couple of weeks, first against the Broncos, and now against the Dolphins. (as opposed to earlier in the year when they were struggling in the second half of games). This inspires a little confidence going into January.

    I think they have as good a chance as anyone else in the AFC to get to the Superbowl. That being said, they could just as easily get knocked out on divisional weekend. Not one team in the AFC is head & shoulders above another, it’s wide open IMO.

    BTW, yes, they clinched a bye, and will probably lock up the #1 spot next week. People can hate all they want, and talk about cameras & men in yellow jackets, but the team’s win percentage over the last eleven years, in addition to numerous division, conference & Superbowl titles speak for themselves.

    (ps. Merry Christmas Jets fans, it’s likely that next Sunday is the last time your team plays a meaningful game until September)

  32. steelersownyou says: Dec 25, 2011 10:43 PM

    In the end we all know steelers will represent in super bowl again. Embrace it…and 8man at 6’5 265 lbs guys like you run from me. Im always in bmore for steelers games. We roll in there strong boy!

  33. thom4msu says: Dec 25, 2011 10:47 PM

    Right on Americanchris. Dynasty”?” at the end of its time. maybe relevant for another year or two. Lions? panthers?

  34. stanmark says: Dec 25, 2011 10:58 PM

    pats face a pretty good defense, and are able to pull out of a win because the fins cant score.
    thats the problem with the playoffs… good defenses and good offenses…

  35. descendency says: Dec 25, 2011 11:09 PM

    There are two distinct styles of coaching in the AFC East.

    Rex Ryan takes the greatest team to ever take the field and turns them into an 8 win team.

    Bill Belichick takes a team that does nothing right in any phase of the game and wins 13 games.

    At least Rex has his hall of fame sweater he got in high school.

  36. dalc4life says: Dec 25, 2011 11:35 PM

    just show me how good he is when brady hangs the cleats up.

  37. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Dec 26, 2011 12:14 AM

    The speech made Matt Moore fumble a snap? A speech made Brandon Fields botch 2 punts? Please.

  38. heisthejuan says: Dec 26, 2011 12:21 AM

    steelersownyou says: Dec 25, 2011 10:43 PM

    In the end we all know steelers will represent in super bowl again. Embrace it…and 8man at 6’5 265 lbs guys like you run from me. Im always in bmore for steelers games. We roll in there strong boy!

    ==============================

    Look at this clown. A tool that nobody wants to be around (because he’s a tool), thinks people avoid him because he intimidates people. Nope. It’s because you suck at life.

  39. lusdawg says: Dec 26, 2011 12:24 AM

    huejackson says:
    Dec 25, 2011 8:45 PM

    Yeah Right so Bill made the team win with a speech and it had nothing to do with the cameras he reviewed at half time, getting all the D calls and plays and knowing exactly what the other team is going to do…
    Strange huh it seems like Pats suck until half time then the 2nd half its like they know exactly what plays to call?
    I know I was at a JETS game and I had front row tix and there was a guy wearing a yellow jacket at halftime he left and at the end of the game he was on the PATS sideline

    ———————————————————–
    You do know all the signals are radioed in, right?

  40. canuckpatsfan says: Dec 26, 2011 12:37 AM

    Hey steelersownyou, wow I’m scared your 6’5 and tip out at 265, your husband then must be 4’11 and tip out at 97lbs
    Anyway your steelers won’t even make it out of the wild card weekend

  41. canuckpatsfan says: Dec 26, 2011 12:43 AM

    To steelersownyou your husband must be really small

  42. backindasaddle says: Dec 26, 2011 12:45 AM

    ‘steelersownyou’…. You display no depth of thought and as such I give no relevance or weight to your comments. You seem to me nothing more than an ignorant juvenile delinquent.

  43. cannonballdookie says: Dec 26, 2011 12:45 AM

    Repeat after me: One and Done.

    Sure, they got the offensive firepower to dominate the regular season, but that defense isn’t going to be good enough for the playoffs. It’s not easy to put up 30+ in the playoffs where pretty much every team has a tough defense, and I just don’t think they’re built for a deep playoff run.

  44. drewsylvania says: Dec 26, 2011 1:03 AM

    “Dynasty”?” at the end of its time. maybe relevant for another year or two.”

    Is that you, Harold Camping?

    The haters just keep on proving that a) they know nothing, and b) they’re afraid of the Pats.

  45. bspurloc says: Dec 26, 2011 1:16 AM

    .
    I doubt there was any speech at halftime…..

    if u have watched ANY patriots game you know when they come back from halftime it is a totally different team because belicheck ADJUSTS how the defense and offense is working

    So I highly doubt he wasted that time to get adjustments done with a lame speech.

    The only time I have seen the patriots come out after halftime with failure was……. 18-1…..
    GO GIANTS!!!! put your lap pack in eli grrrrr

  46. bspurloc says: Dec 26, 2011 1:18 AM

    .
    also dont forget once Miami gets a lead they go into PREVENT us from turning the ball over mode
    run run run punt

  47. spellingcops says: Dec 26, 2011 1:19 AM

    xxwhodatxx says:
    Dec 25, 2011 8:55 PM
    Huejackson are you stupid?…
    ———————————
    I think this question could be answered by two individuals. One on the Internet, and one in the bay area that wears a head set on Sundays. And if answered honestly, both would be a yes.

  48. briscocountyjr says: Dec 26, 2011 3:28 AM

    The transcripts according to NFL.com mic”d up:

    GET YOUR @$$3$ BEEP, BEEP, BEEEEEEEP… YOU WON’T BE BEEEEEEP, BEEEP, BEEEEEEEEEEP!!!

    MY KIDS NEEED TO EAT YOU DIRTY BEEEP, BEEEP, BEEEEEEEEP!!!

  49. macbull says: Dec 26, 2011 6:35 AM

    Isn’t it “something” how the right words can inspire others to perform better?

    Think about that…the Patriots improved their play and won the game, after hearing the spoken word…words I say.

    Obviously Belichick used the right words to strike a nerve within his players that motivated them to play better.

    It’s about “winning”, and all it took was a few choice words.

    That’s what good coaches can do, when they are respected by their players…Belichick is damn good coach!

  50. TheWizard says: Dec 26, 2011 6:53 AM

    there wont be a dolphins team in the playoffs

    This from a fan of a team that gets a 4-0 bump every year courtesy of the Browns and Bengals.

  51. 1historian says: Dec 26, 2011 7:18 AM

    dlmcc1010 – Your question – “Why does every article somehow turn into a ‘bash the jets’ forum?”

    1) Because we can
    2) It’s easy
    3) It’s fun

  52. raqaiw says: Dec 26, 2011 7:37 AM

    Not a Pats fan. Pats fans want you to forget the cheating,as if the fact that they still win games NOW absolves them of the cheating they did THEN. What bothered me about the whole thing was the bull-crap explanation BB gave,then the appearance of favoritism shown by the league in the weak punishment given. The Pats had 2a first round picks that year,but they only lost one. Yes losing a first rounder is big,but this was CHEATING that had a been going on for awhile. Outside of betting on games cheating is about the worst thing you can be accused of in pro sports,so the punishment seemed weak to me. Anyway,the Pats keep winning but always fall short in the playoffs because what got them to all those Super Bowls was great D. BB ‘s defensive personnel moves for the last 3 years have been pretty bad considering the draft ammo they’ve had. I’m all for trading an old vet a year early to secure draft picks,but BB keeps trading down and trading down and then missing on good players(the 2 TEs notwithstanding). At some point all that draft collateral has to produce good players

  53. tg1896 says: Dec 26, 2011 8:21 AM

    How fired up could a profane-laced mumble actually be? Did thety even understand what he was mumbling?

  54. steelerstrut says: Dec 26, 2011 8:30 AM

    One time I was at a Steeler’s game and there was a guy there too with a yellow jacket on. Hmm interesting.

  55. RexCanCoach says: Dec 26, 2011 8:43 AM

    C’mon everyone knows that Sexy Rex is going to find a way for the Jets to join the AFC playoffs this year, right?

    And everyone knows that the Jets can definitely walk into Houston and upset the Texans in 1st round.

    So when Pat’s fans see old blubber butt walk into Foxboro question is will Belichick have the same speech ready based on last year’s results?

  56. bospat says: Dec 26, 2011 9:03 AM

    Patriots last shot huh? Don’t think so if we bring in a few def studs and. A WR it’s 2007 all over again.. Until Brady and BB are gone Pats will be in it…

  57. bospat says: Dec 26, 2011 9:08 AM

    @steelersownyou, same place he was beating the snot out of the steelers all but 2x in 10 years! Congrats PIgPen took advantage of the 32nd def in league..

  58. wikidpissah says: Dec 26, 2011 9:57 AM

    dalc4life says: Dec 25, 2011 11:35 PM

    just show me how good he is when brady hangs the cleats up.
    _________________________________
    You mean like 2008 when they went 11-5 with a QB who hadn’t played since high school?

  59. 8man says: Dec 26, 2011 10:02 AM

    steelersownyou says:
    Dec 25, 2011 10:43 PM
    In the end we all know steelers will represent in super bowl again. Embrace it…and 8man at 6’5 265 lbs guys like you run from me. Im always in bmore for steelers games. We roll in there strong boy!
    ———————————————-
    We’ll see about that and see where they finish at 7:30 on Sunday. I don’t like your chances in Foxboro or in B-More. And I don’t see you and your ilk getting many tickets to either venue if it comes to that.

    At 5’7″, 165, sounds like I’d need a ladder. And an eating contest is out. Backgammon? Stratego?

    Electric football? You can use the pee colored yellow pieces.

  60. steelersownyou says: Dec 26, 2011 10:28 AM

    Keep living in the past patriots fans! It’s all you have. Quick patriots fans tell me last time you won a playoff game? Oh wait you can’t remember? Don’t worry we can’t either! You will be demolished in playoffs..But then again you should be used to it! Don’t look now patriots fans, but it’s been over for you for years! Wake up! Dopes….

  61. gingerkid2000 says: Dec 26, 2011 10:35 AM

    I’m sorry but Pats haters are PATHETIC! You’re arguments are ALWAYS weak! Do ANY of you realize that when you spout off your stupidity you sound like a jealous ex-girlfriend?!?!?

  62. jerseyshoregiant says: Dec 26, 2011 10:46 AM

    heisthejuan says:Dec 25, 2011 9:37 PM

    nyyjetsknicks says: Dec 25, 2011 8:23 PM

    clamnewton says:
    Dec 25, 2011 8:14 PM
    See, Rex. You do it inside the locker room. Not in front of a microphone.

    ____________________

    When has Rex ever cursed on a microphone? Are you talking about hard knocks on HBO? Last I checked that was a paid cable channel that could easily be blocked by parents. Let’s not get the facts on the way of another Rex rant.

    Please continue.
    ————————————-

    Rex dropped an F-bomb to a fan that was captured on tape like three weeks ago dude. Remember?
    ——————————————–
    Don’t forget Rex also gave the finger to an entire MMA crowd as well!!

  63. guypatsfan says: Dec 26, 2011 10:57 AM

    raqaiw says: Dec 26, 2011 7:37 AM

    Not a Pats fan. Pats fans want you to forget the cheating,as if the fact that they still win games NOW absolves them of the cheating they did THEN. What bothered me about the whole thing was the bull-crap explanation BB gave,then the appearance of favoritism shown by the league in the weak punishment given. The Pats had 2a first round picks that year,but they only lost one. Yes losing a first rounder is big,but this was CHEATING that had a been going on for awhile. Outside of betting on games cheating is about the worst thing you can be accused of in pro sports,so the punishment seemed weak to me.

    ———————————————

    The cheating scandal was in 2007, 4 years ago. The Pats and Belichick were caught and punished. I guess anything short of the death penalty for the Pats is just not enough for Pats haters. Too bad for you guys, but it’s not as if you matter, which you don’t. What I’m wondering is if the Pats win the SB in 2030 with an entirely new team and coach, are you still going to piss and moan that BB cheated his way to another SB win? Yes, you are dumb enough to do that.

  64. richm2256 says: Dec 26, 2011 11:10 AM

    RexCanCoach says:
    C’mon everyone knows that Sexy Rex is going to find a way for the Jets to join the AFC playoffs this year, right?

    And everyone knows that the Jets can definitely walk into Houston and upset the Texans in 1st round.

    So when Pat’s fans see old blubber butt walk into Foxboro question is will Belichick have the same speech ready based on last year’s results?
    ———————————————————
    The only way “sexy” is getting that team into the playoffs is with a block of tickets.

    There are two wildcard spots available; an 11-4 Steelers has a lock on the first spot, a 9-6 Bengals team is in line for the second. The worst they can finish is 9-7.

    The Yets are an 8-7 team. The best they can finish is also 9-7. The Titans and Raiders are also at 8-7, yet you’ve got the Yets locked in for that second wildcard.

    Typical delusional Yets fan ……..

  65. buffalomafia says: Dec 26, 2011 11:42 AM

    Now thats a real coach! Maybe the Buffalo Bills should take some pointers?!

  66. drewsylvania says: Dec 26, 2011 12:55 PM

    “gingerkid2000 says:
    Dec 26, 2011 10:35 AM
    I’m sorry but Pats haters are PATHETIC! You’re arguments are ALWAYS weak! Do ANY of you realize that when you spout off your stupidity you sound like a jealous ex-girlfriend?!?!?”

    Post of the thread.

  67. TheWizard says: Dec 26, 2011 1:58 PM

    last time you won a playoff game? Oh wait you can’t remember?

    Let’s see…………think it was 07, the year they posted the only 16-0 season in League history.

    There, wasn’t that hard.

  68. drewsylvania says: Dec 26, 2011 2:02 PM

    “C’mon everyone knows that Sexy Rex is going to find a way for the Jets to join the AFC playoffs this year, right?”

    In order for the Jets to make the playoffs, they have to win and THREE teams have to lose.

    Care to revise your statement?

  69. steelersownyou says: Dec 26, 2011 2:08 PM

    Haha that was funny 8man…ill give ya props on that post!

  70. patsfiend says: Dec 26, 2011 2:22 PM

    Aah… the trash talking is getting rev’d up in time for the playoffs… this is all good. Here’s my 2 cents:

    - Pats are not afraid of the Steelers, and I’d welcome them to Foxboro. They’ve never beaten the Pats when it matters, and are not going to beat them twice in one year.

    - The Yets are going to find a way to sneak in, and I won’t count the fat boy out until they are 100% eliminated. Admittedly, I’d rather the Pats play the Steelers than the Yets, when they Yets make it in.

    - Any of these teams, or Baltimore, are probably going to get their asses handed to them by New Orleans or Green Bay in the Super Bowl anyway. I hate to think about Rodgers or Brees throwing against the Pats secondary (cringe.) Thinking that Spikes or Chung are going to come back and save the day is pretty silly, and McCourty would have been burnt on a long TD by MOORE if that ball on Sat was grossly underthrown.

    The only hope is Brady and Co. putting up 40 all the way through the playoffs.

  71. aljack88 says: Dec 26, 2011 8:24 PM

    TheWizard says:
    Dec 26, 2011 1:58 PM
    last time you won a playoff game? Oh wait you can’t remember?

    Let’s see…………think it was 07, the year they posted the only 16-0 season in League history.

    There, wasn’t that hard.
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    But when you are only 10 yrs old, 3 years seems like a wicked long time.

  72. nejerseygirl says: Dec 27, 2011 9:47 AM

    steelersownyou says:
    Dec 26, 2011 10:28 AM
    Keep living in the past patriots fans! It’s all you have.
    ____________

    Ok, you Pats haters can’t accuse us of living in the past (regarding wins/going to the Super Bowl), and then start talking about us cheating nearly 5 years ago. Live in the past, or don’t. You can’t have it both ways.

  73. mpw2133 says: Dec 27, 2011 11:14 AM

    @ edgeofepic do you even know football or are you just another fat idiot that sits at home watching football and think you know what your talking about. This Team is very talented perhaps one of the best O-lines in football, along with the best Tightend Duo in the league. One of the top 3 QBs. One of the best recievers, a top 5 LB in Mayo, top 3 Nose tackles in Big Vince. you dont need a team full of stars idiot. they have enough talent to compete year in and out. As for the Dumbass who said this is the end , people have been writting the Pats off since 08 and they keep coming back. Yes we are missing the obvious , Deep threat at Wr, and a secondary, but we just win. as long as the score reads Pats one more point than there opponent it doesnt matter who, what when , or how. A win is a win. so learn something before you say something stupid ever again

  74. pissedfishfan says: Dec 28, 2011 4:06 PM

    Yeah thats what caused the dolphin turnovers. lets face the Dolphins had it one if they did not implode. YES THEY LOST but the Pats were not a big part of them shooting them selves in the foot.

  75. pissedfishfan says: Dec 28, 2011 4:29 PM

    Hey mpw2133 You are not real bright yourself. What you have in New England now is the same thing we had in Miami in the 90′s A average team with a quarterback that can beat anybody. The problem is if Brady falters ANY team can Beat you clowns your Defense is a JOKE and you havent won a Superbowl in many years and will not win another one for many years. Brady has only got a few years left and Belichokes drafts have more misses then hits. So enjoy your stellar seasons and short playoff runs you dope.

  76. drewsylvania says: Dec 28, 2011 5:58 PM

    “What you have in New England now is the same thing we had in Miami in the 90′s A average team with a quarterback that can beat anybody.”

    Grammar aside, last I checked an “average team with a quarterback that can beat anybody” is, in fact, an above-average team.

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