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I don't see anybody worthy of a Hickory Stick Award this Week


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A lot of nice plays were made today, and I was pleased with Weems,and Booker

But Playing well does not constitute bringing the Hickry Stick.

But this was the 3rd game and we now Officially know what we

are and what needs to be fixed.

Just greatful that there were no significant injuries today.

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A lot of nice plays were made today, and I was pleased with Weems,and Booker

But Playing well does not constitute bringing the Hickry Stick.

But this was the 3rd game and we now Officially know what we

are and what needs to be fixed.

Just greatful that there were no significant injuries today.

Agreed.

We saw the worst performance of our O and D so far this year.

They couldn't string any good plays together on D, and Mularkey was much to conservative on O.

I even give Smitty a down thumb for today with the decisions to punt when the game was getting urgent.

Van Gorder HAS to dial up SOMETHING to get pressure.

And the equipment guy should be flogged for packing rollerskates instead of cleats for the DL.

Very unhappy with the game today.

And I place most of it on the coaches.

Only the ST coach shouldn't be embarrassed by his calls.

I think they got intimidated by the Hoodie and didn't take any risks.

It looked like we were playing preseason ball while they were getting fancy.

And, while the zebras were horrible, they didn't cost us the game. They just made it worse.

Not happy. Coaches need to do some serious self scouting during the bye week and get ready for San Fran.

They better not pull this conservative crap vs the hated 9ers.

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Peyton, as the illustrator of the Hick'ry Stick Award, I have to agree. To give out the award this week would lessen the value of it.

I've been thinking about this, and I put forth that we only do the HSA after a victory. To do it after a defeat is kinda meaningless.

All agree?

Supes

Well, you the man making the thing, so only your vote counts ;)

but I agree 1000%.

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I can live with that. (as if it matters what I think...) :P Still, I wouldn't envy Peyton's task trying to come up w/something this week. The Gatorade guy seemed spot on, and I didn't see any glaring mistakes from the equipment captain... we could always extend the award to the Cheerleaders who... ummmm, weren't there. :mellow:

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I can live with that. (as if it matters what I think...) :P Still, I wouldn't envy Peyton's task trying to come up w/something this week. The Gatorade guy seemed spot on, and I didn't see any glaring mistakes from the equipment captain... we could always extend the award to the Cheerleaders who... ummmm, weren't there. :mellow:

:lol:

You're always good for a laugh, my friend!

:lol:

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I'm suppose to be in charge of the Hickory Stick Award this week, but I'm not sure I am going to be able to find anyone even worthy of a nomination.

It's always harder to find a diamond in a pile of glass - but they are there. Remember the object of the Hick'ry Stick award is not whether we won the game. It's individual efforts that stand out. There were quite a few of them - you just need to go through the game without the gameday emotion and pick them out.

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Peyton, as the illustrator of the Hick'ry Stick Award, I have to agree. To give out the award this week would lessen the value of it.

I've been thinking about this, and I put forth that we only do the HSA after a victory. To do it after a defeat is kinda meaningless.

All agree?

Supes

In principle yes.

There will come a week, when in spite of a loss one of our boys will have been a one man wrecking crew.

But a week like this, is just Team Loss.

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Originally, the idea was to do the award every week, win or lose. While there is merit in that, there's also a down side. Here's my point:

I don't care if Ryan throws for 400+ yds., Turner carries for 200, Big John 55 gets 6 sacks, etc., etc. If we LOSE the game, nobody's gonna care about a HSA. I've been on these boards long enough to know that.

The HSA was born late last season. We didn't do one after the playoff loss to the Cards, and nobody missed it. Trying to put one together after an embarrassing loss like today in Foxboro would only lessen what value it has, which according to Rev Hal, is minimal anyway.

I'm suggesting, not demanding, that we reserve the HSA for when it really means something, and that means victory.

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My two nominees:

Bill Belichick. Coaching to win and going for it on 4th down. Showed guts and confidence in his players. 180 degrees from what we did by punting and relying upon the D to continue to do what it couldn't all day-stop them from scoring.

Tom Brady. Lighting it up for for over 300 yards. Could have had 400 if his receivers were catching earlier. Talk about bringing the wood!

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