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Some in-game/postgame chatter from Pats fans

mfsd : 10/11/2019 9:49 am
As my luck would have it, about 90% of my best college buddies are from the Boston area, all hard core Pats fans. Over the years, the NY-Boston chatter has gotten a little nasty now and then, but at this point it’s all in good fun.

Anyway, was out with 2 of them to watch the game last night, and trading texts with several others...a sampling of their take on Jones and the Giants from during and after the game:

“In a rare case of unbiased fandom, I have to say the Duke kid looks good.”

“You’ve got to be fired up, you guys have found your next QB”

“Your rookie has taken some shots, and keeps getting back up”

“I can’t name any of your receivers besides Tate, but were they any good Jones would have hit on a lot more plays”

“I think we got lucky Saquon isn’t playing”

Generally, they were all pretty amazed with how tough a game the Giants gave the Pats last night, and think the Giants are on the rise.

I know we’re all sick of moral victories and playing hard in losses, so whatever...but it was interesting to hear how impressed they were with Jones. Especially when he didn’t have that great a game.

I’m not sick of moral victories  
BillT : 10/11/2019 9:54 am : link
One and a third seasons into a rebuild it’s what we should be looking for. I’m not unhappy at all with last night’s game. I think we’re showing progress.
I’ll say this about moral victories  
mfsd : 10/11/2019 10:06 am : link
The experience Jones got playing in that game last night, in tough conditions on the road against perhaps the best defense in football, is invaluable
Living in New England I haven't heard yet from any of my  
Blue21 : 10/11/2019 10:15 am : link
Patriot friends and relatives but I'm sure I will. Kinda looking forward to what they think unless they start tossing crap. My daughter who is a Giants fan like myself was out with about 7 Patriot fans last nite and she texted me telling me the crap she was taking when the Giants tied it up. I'm sure they showed her no mercy when they took the lead. She's great though she gives it right back and when they tied it up I'm sure she was jumping around. She knows the Giants had then worried for 3 qtrs and they aren't use to that.
I was up in Hampton Beach, NH last weekend.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 10/11/2019 10:17 am : link
Went out for 1 PM games rocking Giants T-shirt & hat. Amazing how bitter & salty they still are over '07 & '11. F them.
It is going to be a relief for Jones  
Jay on the Island : 10/11/2019 10:19 am : link
going from playing the Patriots defense to the Cards defense.
RE: I was up in Hampton Beach, NH last weekend.  
mrvax : 10/11/2019 10:31 am : link
In comment 14624392 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
Went out for 1 PM games rocking Giants T-shirt & hat. Amazing how bitter & salty they still are over '07 & '11. F them.

Right after Brady & Bill pack it in, that spot you went to will be a ghost bar again at 1PM on Sundays.
Sadly most of my friends  
pjcas18 : 10/11/2019 10:34 am : link
are Pats fans and several offered free tickets to the game, but I had my youngest's hockey practice and with the shitty weather I passed.

most of the chatter was obnoxious pre-game Pats chatter.

During and after the game all I got was:

After the 1st Q:

damn, you guys always play us tough

and after the game:

The giants future is bright

crickets from the rest of the crew which is a good thing.
trueblueinpw : 10/11/2019 10:55 am : link
Funny, my college friends are mostly from Mass too and we were all together at the game last night. I’ll say, they put on a nice fan experience there, like a hundred time better than Meh Life. That Gillette Stadium is wicked piss’ha!

I’ll say too, my friends, who are hard core Pats fan and actually watched football before this Belichick golden era, Pats fans are living in a bubble. They think that this Pats show has something to do with “ownership” and that this magic carpet is gonna fly without Hoodie, Earnie and Tawmy. It ain’t. I was joking with them that I was gonna short the real estate area Gillette because it’s gonna tank right after the magic three retire.

The thing about Jones, and how most little Pats fans seem to know this, even if DJ is legit, and we’re a long way from knowing that, there’s no telling if the Giants will be able to put the right coach and personnel around him. People don’t realize, and especially Pats fans don’t realize, how hard it is to win in the NFL.
RE: I’ll say this about moral victories  
NYG007 : 10/11/2019 11:10 am : link
In comment 14624352 mfsd said:
The experience Jones got playing in that game last night, in tough conditions on the road against perhaps the best defense in football, is invaluable

100% fact. That game is what Jones needs to get better. Not shredding bad defenses, even if he is a rookie.
You sure they weren't "Patroitizing" you?  
micky : 10/11/2019 11:25 am : link
I'll take moral victories  
Jay in Toronto : 10/11/2019 11:28 am : link
as a sign of improvement against good teams and I'll take the decent draft position. One more year of a draft like this year's + decent FA signings + improvement under fire by this year's young ones and we should be much improved.
He made some  
Lines of Scrimmage : 10/11/2019 11:51 am : link
really nice throws.

I hope they balance the risk versus reward when throwing. He will learn this in short order imo.

The Patriots had really tight coverage and it appeared that he was trying to "fit some passes" as his progressions determined this is the best I have.
The last time the Giants  
GmeninPSL : 10/11/2019 11:55 am : link
got a moral victory from the Patriots they never lost another game that season so yeah, moral victories can go a long way!!
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