Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Do the NE PATS get an asterisk for a perfect season?

I think not...let's consider what the Patriots have done to this point. Don Shula, who was the head coach of the 1972 Miami Dolphins made the comment that, "The Spygate thing has diminished what they've accomplished," Shula told the paper. "You would hate to have that attached to your accomplishments. They've got it."

There is also New England's 21-game win streak over the course of the 2003 and '04 seasons that some Patriots players tried to equate to the Dolphins 17-0 season, which Shula at that point claimed wasn't the same.

The New England Patriots have manhandled every team they have faces with the exception of the Indianapolis Colts who they cam from behind to win last Sunday.

If the New England Patriots were to go 19-0 will Shula go away even though the Patriots have won 5 more games than the 1972 Dolphins did? Or is it just not the same?

I am willing to say that if the Patriots have a 19 game winning streak, a ring resulting from that 19-0 run and they had a 21 game winning streak, then yes it is MUCH MORE impressive than just 14 games...we get 15-1 teams every once in a while, so winning 14 games is good, but it is not rare. Being undefeated with a ring IS rare, but has been done and will be done again, whether it is the Patriots or any other team.

Spygate will NOT keep the Patriots from playing their A game and it will not lessen the need for their opposition to keep them out of the endzone in order to NOT have the score run up on them.

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