Bill Belichick on "putting the tape on"
Now stripping away all the BS: the fact of the matter is, if your team wins a conference championship in the post-merger modern era you've achieved a happy ending. If your team actually wins the SB, you've achieved "the happiest ending." Any failures short of those is really just a case of blue balls and hardly worthy of exaltation -that's of course unless the history of your franchise is so forlorn, you've got nothing more tangibly real on which to hang your hat.
"I worry about wins; I don't worry about meaningless fantasy #s"
(fine for RT17 but not when it comes to someone's HC and beloved QB)
just making the case that anything short of a true conference championship is fools gold
IMO, blaming the defense instead of Sanchez because they held an anemic Buiffalo offense to as much as 17 points, blaming everyone but Sanchez for throwing into triple coverage and not being able to handle handoffs, and having a game and season turn on a first half Cruz 95+yd touchdown run (although the Giants ended up nearly doubling the jest score.) that the 09 Atlanta team won in a must win game at home because "they wanted to have 2 winning seasons in a row", and about 100 more fanboy spins, rationalizations and excuses) make you accusing anyone else of "excuses" laughable to everyone but you.
as fro Atlanta, read on. I can't believe I have to explain such basic things to you like this and the momentum turning in the NYG game.
"Back-to-back winning seasons, we have a chance to make it happen," White said. "We have to go out there and tackle these games one by one. From there, we'll break the streak."