A lot of Pats-haters on other forums have been saying how the Patriots shouldn't be running up the score in the fourth quarter, and in particular I read comments like, "If Buddy Ryan were coaching, you can bet that he'd be ordering cheap shot on Brady to stop the cheap scores."
Interesting about Buddy Ryan and cheap scores. This from John Tomase:
* Speaking of running up the score, the Dallas Morning News dug up this gem from the 1987 season, when Buddy Ryan’s Philadelphia Eagles beat the Cowboys, 37-20.
Doesn’t sound like a horrendous final, right? Well consider how it ended.
Leading 30-20 with 1:17 left, the Eagles recorded a first down. Dallas couldn’t stop the clock, and the game was over.
The Eagles took two knees. Then, on third-and-19 with 15 seconds left, quarterback Randall Cunningham faked a knee and threw downfield to Mike Quick, drawing a 32-yard pass interference penalty. Keith Byars rumbled in from the 1 on the final play.
“The last touchdown was very satisfying. I had it planned all along,” Ryan said before mimicking a Tom Landry quote from two weeks earlier, when the Cowboys had pasted the Eagles. “I just played the hand that was dealt me.”
Quit whinging, Pats-haters. Plain and simple, the Pats just outplay your team.
DEAL WITH IT!