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Panic We Can't Make It
5 (16.7%)
Don't Panic We Can Make It
25 (83.3%)

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Re: Panic Or Don't Panic
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2013, 09:14:34 AM »

Offline scaryjerry

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Blow it up. It's over.

What's over?  Most people didn't think we had much of a shot at a title even before the Rondo injury.  I still think we have the best shot to knock of the Heat in the Eastern Conference playoffs, even now that our star point guard is gone. 

I posted some of those reasons in another thread, but I'll give a brief summary of them again:

Jeff Green defending Lebron James.

Paul Pierce as a point forward.

KG actually playing in the post against the Heat.

A disruptive, speed defense as opposed to a power defense. 

Good guard depth, with a couple of them being good, disruptive defenders. 

I understand that I'm being highly optimistic to think that we can beat Miami in the playoffs, but I'd still like to see this team give it a try.  I still think we match up well against them. 

What do we have to lose?  With the Rondo injury, next year is kind of a perfect opportunity for that tank year that everybody has been clamoring for.  Let Rondo sit out the full season to really recover.  Then we are reloaded for 2014-2015 and beyond with Rondo, Bradley, Green, Sully, Melo (hopefully, he pans out) our lottery pick, and  whatever other pieces Ainge manages to throw into the mix between now and then.  We'll even have some cap space to play with by then.

Don't blow this up, Danny.  There's absolutely no need to panic.


Ugh...this pipe dream we can beat the heat in a series is a joke....we aren't going anywhere sorry bub

Re: Panic Or Don't Panic
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2013, 09:15:51 AM »

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Blow it up. It's over.

What's over?  Most people didn't think we had much of a shot at a title even before the Rondo injury.  I still think we have the best shot to knock of the Heat in the Eastern Conference playoffs, even now that our star point guard is gone. 

I posted some of those reasons in another thread, but I'll give a brief summary of them again:

Jeff Green defending Lebron James.

Paul Pierce as a point forward.

KG actually playing in the post against the Heat.

A disruptive, speed defense as opposed to a power defense. 

Good guard depth, with a couple of them being good, disruptive defenders. 

I understand that I'm being highly optimistic to think that we can beat Miami in the playoffs, but I'd still like to see this team give it a try.  I still think we match up well against them. 

What do we have to lose?  With the Rondo injury, next year is kind of a perfect opportunity for that tank year that everybody has been clamoring for.  Let Rondo sit out the full season to really recover.  Then we are reloaded for 2014-2015 and beyond with Rondo, Bradley, Green, Sully, Melo (hopefully, he pans out) our lottery pick, and  whatever other pieces Ainge manages to throw into the mix between now and then.  We'll even have some cap space to play with by then.

Don't blow this up, Danny.  There's absolutely no need to panic.


Ugh...this pipe dream we can beat the heat in a series is a joke....we aren't going anywhere sorry bub

Thank you for the thoughtful response.
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Re: Panic Or Don't Panic
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2013, 09:39:08 AM »

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Blow it up. It's over.

What's over?  Most people didn't think we had much of a shot at a title even before the Rondo injury.  I still think we have the best shot to knock of the Heat in the Eastern Conference playoffs, even now that our star point guard is gone. 

I posted some of those reasons in another thread, but I'll give a brief summary of them again:

Jeff Green defending Lebron James.

Paul Pierce as a point forward.

KG actually playing in the post against the Heat.

A disruptive, speed defense as opposed to a power defense. 

Good guard depth, with a couple of them being good, disruptive defenders. 

I understand that I'm being highly optimistic to think that we can beat Miami in the playoffs, but I'd still like to see this team give it a try.  I still think we match up well against them. 

What do we have to lose?  With the Rondo injury, next year is kind of a perfect opportunity for that tank year that everybody has been clamoring for.  Let Rondo sit out the full season to really recover.  Then we are reloaded for 2014-2015 and beyond with Rondo, Bradley, Green, Sully, Melo (hopefully, he pans out) our lottery pick, and  whatever other pieces Ainge manages to throw into the mix between now and then.  We'll even have some cap space to play with by then.

Don't blow this up, Danny.  There's absolutely no need to panic.


Ugh...this pipe dream we can beat the heat in a series is a joke....we aren't going anywhere sorry bub
I agree. Doc needs to show them video of the Roberto Duran no mas fight. Also remember that guy in Braveheart who was like "Ok. Let's go home!" That guy was totally underrated.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2013, 12:56:23 PM by eja117 »

Re: Panic Or Don't Panic
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2013, 09:56:49 AM »

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If you panic, you've already lost before you even began, regardless of your strategy going forward.

Re: Panic Or Don't Panic
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2013, 10:10:52 AM »

Offline scaryjerry

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Blow it up. It's over.

What's over?  Most people didn't think we had much of a shot at a title even before the Rondo injury.  I still think we have the best shot to knock of the Heat in the Eastern Conference playoffs, even now that our star point guard is gone. 

I posted some of those reasons in another thread, but I'll give a brief summary of them again:

Jeff Green defending Lebron James.

Paul Pierce as a point forward.

KG actually playing in the post against the Heat.

A disruptive, speed defense as opposed to a power defense. 

Good guard depth, with a couple of them being good, disruptive defenders. 

I understand that I'm being highly optimistic to think that we can beat Miami in the playoffs, but I'd still like to see this team give it a try.  I still think we match up well against them. 

What do we have to lose?  With the Rondo injury, next year is kind of a perfect opportunity for that tank year that everybody has been clamoring for.  Let Rondo sit out the full season to really recover.  Then we are reloaded for 2014-2015 and beyond with Rondo, Bradley, Green, Sully, Melo (hopefully, he pans out) our lottery pick, and  whatever other pieces Ainge manages to throw into the mix between now and then.  We'll even have some cap space to play with by then.

Don't blow this up, Danny.  There's absolutely no need to panic.


Ugh...this pipe dream we can beat the heat in a series is a joke....we aren't going anywhere sorry bub

Thank you for the thoughtful response.

I appreciate the optimism and all...but really? You think we can beat the heat in a playoff series? I thought it was doubtful with rondo but now it's just kinda delusional...I'd be happy if we could take them 6.

Where was all this optimism before rondo was out for the year?

Re: Panic Or Don't Panic
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2013, 10:14:19 AM »

Offline scaryjerry

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Blow it up. It's over.

What's over?  Most people didn't think we had much of a shot at a title even before the Rondo injury.  I still think we have the best shot to knock of the Heat in the Eastern Conference playoffs, even now that our star point guard is gone. 

I posted some of those reasons in another thread, but I'll give a brief summary of them again:

Jeff Green defending Lebron James.

Paul Pierce as a point forward.

KG actually playing in the post against the Heat.

A disruptive, speed defense as opposed to a power defense. 

Good guard depth, with a couple of them being good, disruptive defenders. 

I understand that I'm being highly optimistic to think that we can beat Miami in the playoffs, but I'd still like to see this team give it a try.  I still think we match up well against them. 

What do we have to lose?  With the Rondo injury, next year is kind of a perfect opportunity for that tank year that everybody has been clamoring for.  Let Rondo sit out the full season to really recover.  Then we are reloaded for 2014-2015 and beyond with Rondo, Bradley, Green, Sully, Melo (hopefully, he pans out) our lottery pick, and  whatever other pieces Ainge manages to throw into the mix between now and then.  We'll even have some cap space to play with by then.

Don't blow this up, Danny.  There's absolutely no need to panic.


Ugh...this pipe dream we can beat the heat in a series is a joke....we aren't going anywhere sorry bub
I agree. Doc needs to show them video of the Roberto Duran no mas fight. Also remember that guy in Braveheart who like "Ok. Let's go home!" That guy was totally underrated.

Lol, well played.
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Re: Panic Or Don't Panic
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2013, 10:19:32 AM »

Offline Lightskinsmurf

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Relax everyone, we only lost our only real allstar on the team, why panic? Somehow someway i just have a gut feeling we will beat the heat in the playoffs and win banner18!!

Why do i feel this way? Well, because its the celtics!! We have pierce, kg, lee, terry, green! I mean, i know pierce and kg are a little older but you can't underestimate the heart of a champion!

When you have a 35 36 year old pierce and 36 37 year old KG leading the team anythings possible. We don't need star talent, we can get this done with a bunch of role players!! Who's with me?!!.........no?..........ok...

Re: Panic Or Don't Panic
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2013, 10:22:44 AM »

Offline MBunge

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Blow it up. It's over.

What's over?  Most people didn't think we had much of a shot at a title even before the Rondo injury.  I still think we have the best shot to knock of the Heat in the Eastern Conference playoffs, even now that our star point guard is gone. 

I posted some of those reasons in another thread, but I'll give a brief summary of them again:

Jeff Green defending Lebron James.

Paul Pierce as a point forward.

KG actually playing in the post against the Heat.

A disruptive, speed defense as opposed to a power defense. 

Good guard depth, with a couple of them being good, disruptive defenders. 

I understand that I'm being highly optimistic to think that we can beat Miami in the playoffs, but I'd still like to see this team give it a try.  I still think we match up well against them. 

What do we have to lose?  With the Rondo injury, next year is kind of a perfect opportunity for that tank year that everybody has been clamoring for.  Let Rondo sit out the full season to really recover.  Then we are reloaded for 2014-2015 and beyond with Rondo, Bradley, Green, Sully, Melo (hopefully, he pans out) our lottery pick, and  whatever other pieces Ainge manages to throw into the mix between now and then.  We'll even have some cap space to play with by then.

Don't blow this up, Danny.  There's absolutely no need to panic.


Ugh...this pipe dream we can beat the heat in a series is a joke....we aren't going anywhere sorry bub

Thank you for the thoughtful response.

I appreciate the optimism and all...but really? You think we can beat the heat in a playoff series? I thought it was doubtful with rondo but now it's just kinda delusional...I'd be happy if we could take them 6.

Where was all this optimism before rondo was out for the year?

Well, Boston's got to play better than they have this year, obviously, and I don't think they'd have much of a chance at beating whoever comes out of the East.  But much like the Knicks are now a terrible matchup for Boston because we have no one who can guard Amare (no, KG can't do it anymore), we're a bad matchup for Miami because Boston does have guys who can guard Wade and LeBron.  Without Jeff Green, LeBron probably goes for 45 again on Sunday and we lose.  And Avery, Lee and Pierce can really give Wade problems.

It's still a longshot, but Boston still would have a better chance against the Heat than most other East playoff teams.

Mike

Re: Panic Or Don't Panic
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2013, 10:27:05 AM »

Offline Celtics18

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Blow it up. It's over.

What's over?  Most people didn't think we had much of a shot at a title even before the Rondo injury.  I still think we have the best shot to knock of the Heat in the Eastern Conference playoffs, even now that our star point guard is gone. 

I posted some of those reasons in another thread, but I'll give a brief summary of them again:

Jeff Green defending Lebron James.

Paul Pierce as a point forward.

KG actually playing in the post against the Heat.

A disruptive, speed defense as opposed to a power defense. 

Good guard depth, with a couple of them being good, disruptive defenders. 

I understand that I'm being highly optimistic to think that we can beat Miami in the playoffs, but I'd still like to see this team give it a try.  I still think we match up well against them. 

What do we have to lose?  With the Rondo injury, next year is kind of a perfect opportunity for that tank year that everybody has been clamoring for.  Let Rondo sit out the full season to really recover.  Then we are reloaded for 2014-2015 and beyond with Rondo, Bradley, Green, Sully, Melo (hopefully, he pans out) our lottery pick, and  whatever other pieces Ainge manages to throw into the mix between now and then.  We'll even have some cap space to play with by then.

Don't blow this up, Danny.  There's absolutely no need to panic.


Ugh...this pipe dream we can beat the heat in a series is a joke....we aren't going anywhere sorry bub

Thank you for the thoughtful response.

I appreciate the optimism and all...but really? You think we can beat the heat in a playoff series? I thought it was doubtful with rondo but now it's just kinda delusional...I'd be happy if we could take them 6.

Where was all this optimism before rondo was out for the year?

I was even more optimistic before Rondo went down that we had a shot at upsetting the Heat. 

I've given some of my reasons that I'm still optimistic above. 
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Re: Panic Or Don't Panic
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2013, 10:34:27 AM »

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No reason to panic now, that time has came and went before Rondos injury.

Just regroup add or trade a player or two and see how it goes.

I'm curious to see how the team responds to adversity.  I think
They will step up as a team

Re: Panic Or Don't Panic
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2013, 11:36:04 AM »

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I may get flamed for this but, if Rondo was truly the teams best player, that meant we had no chance at a title to begin with. Rondo cannot be a championship caliber teams best player. He is too limited offensively. We cannot go to him down the stretch, and he doesn't have the ability to put the team on his back like most other star players do. Rondo is a complimentary piece to a championship puzzle. If he's the second or third best player on your team, you're in business, but if he's your best player that means you need to make a few moves, honestly. Having said all that, i don't think the team is championship contenders with or without him, so there is no need to panic at all. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. That's what would have happened if Rondo were healthy anyway.

Re: Panic Or Don't Panic
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2013, 12:06:03 PM »

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I don't think we can win a championship.  However, 29 franchises won't win a title this year.  I say just enjoy watching a couple of first ballot Hall of Famers in their twilight years.

100 percent with you, Roy. And, we are not a better team without Rondo.

Re: Panic Or Don't Panic
« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2013, 12:10:09 PM »

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It is hysterical with all of the hype about yesterday's win over Miami. I read over and over again on this blog that regular season games don't matter, just get into the playoffs, etc. etc. etc. Yet, yesterday's win in a meaningless regular season game over the Heat is now of huge importance and is a clear indicator that the Celtics can beat the Heat in a 7-game series without Rajon Rondo. Sorry, but you cannot have it both ways.

Re: Panic Or Don't Panic
« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2013, 12:24:08 PM »

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I agree. Doc needs to show them video of the Roberto Duran no mas fight. Also remember that guy in Braveheart who like "Ok. Let's go home!" That guy was totally underrated.

A movie?
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Re: Panic Or Don't Panic
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2013, 12:25:26 PM »

Offline CoachBo

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I may get flamed for this but, if Rondo was truly the teams best player, that meant we had no chance at a title to begin with. Rondo cannot be a championship caliber teams best player. He is too limited offensively. We cannot go to him down the stretch, and he doesn't have the ability to put the team on his back like most other star players do. Rondo is a complimentary piece to a championship puzzle. If he's the second or third best player on your team, you're in business, but if he's your best player that means you need to make a few moves, honestly. Having said all that, i don't think the team is championship contenders with or without him, so there is no need to panic at all. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. That's what would have happened if Rondo were healthy anyway.

We weren't title contenders with Rondo. We're not now. Been saying for years that Rondo is not the foundation of a championship run.

Time to watch the other pieces develop and enjoy Garnett and Pierce. I enjoy ball movement and good defensive basketball, and if Sunday is any indication our backcourt defense is going to be fun to watch. Finally.

 

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