portisfan24 wrote:1. how many super bowls has McNabb played in again?
That's an unfair comparison. Why not just say Trent Dilfer is better than McNabb because he's played in more Super Bowls.
portisfan24 wrote:2. Westbrook is a better pass catcher (i think thats obvious) but he shouldnt even be an every down back. Its close, but Dillon takes it for his durability.
Is that why Dillon missed most of last season with an injury? Actually, I really don't think durability is the real issue here. Truth is, Westbrook is an every down back, and a very effective one at that. He didn't have over 1,500 total yards and nine touchdowns by accident. Westbrook pass-catches far better than anyone on the Patriots and that may come into play.
portisfan24 wrote:3. Didnt the Steelers shut down a healthy Terrell Owens? Didnt the Steelers beat the Eagles in Philly? Seems that Pittsburgh secondary was good enough to shut down the Eagles.
Didn't the Miami Dolphins pick off Tom Brady four times in week 15? Honestly, do you really think the Dolphins are better than the Patriots? Yes, the Steelers did shut down Terrell Owens for one week, but that doesn't mean much come Super Bowl Sunday.
portisfan24 wrote:4. While the weather was a factor, the Colts were beat by a better game plan and better execution. The "Manning cant play in the snow" excuse is BS. If Tom Moore is such an offensive mastermind he should have devised a game plan that would work in the snow.
Indeed, the Colts were beat by a better gameplan. The Patriots own the Colts. Moving on...
portisfan24 wrote:5. Ill touch on Azraels point here. To say that the Patriots are the same with Dillon because their record is the same as last year is ridiculous. I mean seriously, you dont actually believe that do you?
The Patriots aren't the same. They have a better running attack and a younger group in their defensive backfield.
portisfan24 wrote:Last year, nobody respected the Patriots rushing attack. This made it harder for Brady and the wide receivers. However, this year teams are forced to put 8 in the box just because Dillon is there. Its kind of like the Randy Moss deal. His presence opens up the rest of the players on the team. The Patriots are a much more balanced attack this year, and their offense is better for it.
I agree, the Patriots are a better team as a whole than they were last season when they didn't have Dillon. However, the Patriots haven't faced a defensive group as solid as the Eagles' in any Super Bowl they've been in. The Panthers were a close second and they only lost by three.