Patriots lose Dont’a Hightower for season to torn pectoral

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  1. NY8123

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    He was one of their better players.
     
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    Maybe our luck is finally turning. We need to win tonight. Pats best Defensive player out for the year

     
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    The year we finally sweep them will be cause for celebration. Still in the running this year....by default at least, but seems mote possible than in recent years...especially if it turns out we have a QB that can actually run an offense.
     
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    Ouch. They might have to force a trade with Jimmy G.
     
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    I hate to say it but I think they'll still win the division easily and get deep into the playoffs. Bellicheet and Brady will come up with something to combat that big loss. That being said I won't cry if they if they fall to second or third place in a Division I just don't see it.
     
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    And the Madden curse hasn't even popped off yet. Incoming.....
     
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    Injuries don't matter to them. Plug the next guy in and go. Won't affect them at all. Never does.
     
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    Some schmoe will fill in fine as usual. They look better with Bademosi than Gilmore.
     
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    that's a big loss...gonna insert McClellan in his place probably

    hightower has played mostly on the los this year though...
     
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    Nope. Losing Gronk hurt. Edelman hurt. 3 Olsen hurt. The question is how much. Losing Hightower will hurt against good Os. Not so much against bad Os.
     
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    It never easy when you lose a star player but they just keep on winning. They could be 3-4 and won games that seemed lost at one point or another. Till we beat them and win the division I'm not counting them out

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    whomp whomp whomp
     
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    The Pats are to some extent enjoying smoke and mirrors similar to the Dolphins' success this year, in that they've surrendered an opposing passer rating of 103.8 (the Dolphins 102.9), which is third-worst in the league and has been associated with a 4-12 regular season record on average since 2004. The loss of Hightower doesn't stand to help that any, of course.

    The difference with the Patriots, however, is that their offensive passer rating is 108.3, which is also uncannily high and explains their winning record. Tom Brady is in essence overcoming their defensive ineptitude.

    The Dolphins on the other hand are suffering through an offensive passer rating of 78.1, and so the fact that they have a record similar to New England's is truly remarkable.
     
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    Really sucks we don't have stability at QB. This year is WIDE open!! I truly believe we're undefeated with Ryan at QB. Stranger things have happened. Moore can rally a team. He's done it before let's see what he's all about tonight. Sucks for Donta but finally the Pats have to deal with serious talent lost.
     
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    It won't be for long. Almost all of these anomalies will resolve themselves in one direction or the other, very soon.
     
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    We've had our fair share and then more than not fair injures.....
     
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    Quality coaching and a HOF qb helps overcome personnel losses big time. We aren't there and haven't been in a looong time. We're still working on playing football like professionals in the first half of games.
     
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    They'll grab a hobo off the streets who will wind up a multi time pro bowler. Just how it works for them.
     
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    Wake me when Belichick is out for the year with a cracked cranium.
     
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    One of their best players and on a defense that is playing awfully you really don't want that.

    Feel bad for him. Really admire him as a player. But anything that hurts the Pats is good for us.
     
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    I mean they even won 11 games without Brady (and WITH Matt Cassel) in 2008. They just go next man up and keep moving.
     

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