12-26-2010, 05:58 PM
Third String But Playing on Special Teams
Join Date: Oct 2009
A Season for the Ages for the Pats
This has been truly an outstanding season for the Pats -- a Season for the Ages.
--It began with all the talk of contracts outstanding -- Wilfork, Bodden, TBC. BB took care of his own players. At the end of TC, Brady reups for 4 more years. (Indy still has to come to terms with Manning)
--No major free agents signed -- Boldin traded to the Ravens, Marshall to Miami, Jets stealing Holmes and Cro
--The 2010 draft comes and goes -- BB does not draft an impact pass rusher. He is second guessed on McCourty, not taking Dez Bryant. BB criticized for quantity over quality. Bah Humbug! The critics should be lining up to apologize for one of the all time great drafts by ANY team.
--Injuries in training camp -- with Bodden, Ty Warren (remember him), and legions on injured reserve.
--All the attention and oxygen is focused on NYJets and Loudmouth Rex. Under the radar, BB and his staff coach up the rookies and UDFAs.
--The offense begins with an Hall of famer at WR -- who in a mistake for the ages -- talks his way out of the team and out of another contract. All NE and Brady and his bunch do is to adjust and get better by deploying the full range of weapons. A big subtraction becomes a tremendous addition for the Pats.
--An intoxicated Rex hands BB the great Woody. Surely, no Boston team ever got such a gift from a NY team in any sports. Yet, it wasn't a gift. It was superior talent recognition on BB's part and hubris on the part of the Jets.
--NE proceeds to a fairy tale season, led by Brady who is clearly the NFL MVP and who now holds new all-time records for most passes without interception. Led by 2 rookie tight ends who are going to NE cornerstones for years to come..
-- A Defense is coming of age. Imagine when you get back those who are injured.
All in all, a season that is extraordinarily special -- because almost no one saw it coming. And made even more special -- because almost everything achieved this season will be around for the future.
Well done Coaches. Well done NE Pats.