Arguments in Support of my Latest Insanity, Part 2
In fact, 2002, 2010
, and even the much-maligned 2009
included strong finishes, 2009
being crippled at the last hour by the loss of Wes Welker.
Even in 2007
, our second half managed to eclipse our astonishing 8-0
first half, as we won an additional 10
in a row, before being royally screwed by the verminous, pestilential scum
who repeatedly stopped the clock for Eli.
Even in 2004
, after we fell to 6-1
with injuries gutting our team and the Chicken Littles screeching and wailing...we finished with a magnificent 11-1
flourish, and our 3rd World Championship
in 4 years.
Why so many foolishly continue to fail to grasp ~ even after 11 years of this, mind you ~ that Mad Bill's Patriots
are usually far
more dangerous in December
and beyond than they are in September
Arguments in Support of my Latest Insanity, Part 3
Even so, it's quite reasonable to say that for me to postulate that this 3-3
team is on the verge of putting together a 22+
game winning streak...I must've lost what little was left of my Sanity.
Well, I have a few Supportive Arguments. Make of them what you will:
~ This Team is incredibly young.
I'm sure I needn't explain that that means our compass is pointed North.
~ This Team is incredibly talented
, though both our O Line and our Secondary are very
~ This Team, in fact, commands greater overall Depth of Talent
, throughout our 53...than we've ever
~ Perhaps most importantly, this Team boasts a young Core of Talent ~ Nate "Universal" Solder, Brandon Spikes, Jerod Mayo, Donta HighTower, Devin McCourty, Nate Ebner, Stevan Ridley, Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez
, and many more ~ who bring exceptional Leadership and Character to this Locker Room, in addition to that which Tom Brady
and Vince Wilfork
command. These kids are smart, passionate, and focused.
That will make a profound
difference, in the months and years ahead, as this Team continues to develop.
Yes, the Secondary is suspect, and has been for the last few years.
I believe that concerns about the coaching that they're receiving are very
valid...but perhaps just a bit overwrought.
has a strong track record. Do we honestly think our Secondary is unlikely to improve considerably??
And, uh...It seems to me that his Boss might be helpful in overcoming our technical flaws, as well...yes??
These kids are young, smart, and, yes, believe it or not: talented.
Their collective performance of late has been hideous.
But do we honestly believe, after 11 years of strong finishes ~ often with epidemics of injuries ~ that Mad Bill
and'is Disciples have suddenly forgotten how to coach Defensive Backs??
I, for one, do not.
And I do hereby predict that our Secondary's performance, over the next 16 weeks ~ and 16 months!!
~ will be so greatly improved as to astonish
most Patriots Fans...although, based on History, it really should not
The Alleged Demise of Tom Brady
The sewage I've read this week ~ much of it from people who actually get paid
to write!! ~ has been hilarious.
No further response is warranted.
Arguments in Support of my Latest Insanity, Part 4
~ We have one of the 4 greatest Head Coaches of the last 80 years.
And his continuingly bold improvisations make it crystal clear that he is light
years away from getting satisfied, resting on'is laurels...or losing his Edge.
~ We have one of the 4 greatest QuarterBacks
of the last 80 years, as well, as incredible coincidence and great Fortune have it. And he's still about 4 years away from where you have to start asking if his best days are behind'm.
~ In case you haven't noticed, we have the makings of a dominant ~ again: dominant
~ Defensive Front 7. Chandler Jones
~ in case you haven't noticed ~ is fast-tracking towards Stardom. Jermaine Cunningham
~ who called it, Baby??? ~ is, in the words of Gunny Hartman
, Born Again Hard. Vince Wilfork
is the best Nose Tackle in the Galaxy
. Kyle Love
is on the rise. Rob Ninkovich, Jake Bequette, Trevor Scott, & Justin Francis
are a young, tough, passionate, highly talented crew that provide astonishing, unrivaled Depth of Talent
, and our 3 MidFielders ~ Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes, & Donta HighTower
~ could very well be considered the best crew of in the League
by this time, next year...or even much, much sooner.
~ This Offense ~ a terrifying fusion of the 2004, 2007, & 2010 Offenses
~ combines a mauling, crushing, pounding, thrashing Running Game that is even more
dangerous that the 2004
version with a downfield Air Offense that rivals the potency of the 2007
Air Offense, along with the demolishing, terrorizing mayhem
wrought by the Rob "Kong" Gronkowski & Aaron "The Navigator" Hernandez
Tight End Offense of 2010
Furthermore, our capacity to toggle seamlessly between all 3 Offenses, in or out of the Huddle, render this Offense horrifying
to the Enemy: As long as Tom Brady
continues to Use The Whole Pig
, as I beseeched'm to do, before the season began, DC's can no longer just tell their Pass Rush to tee off on'm, for our Running Game will simply destroy
Simply put, this team ~ and I mean: over the next 2 or 3 years or so ~ could become the best of them all.
Arguments in Support of my Latest Insanity, Part 5
So, here's my thinking, on a more abstract level:
There is an Ebb & Flow to things...
When Great Empires are on their way down, they often reach points where it appears that they're bottoming out...
Yet that is often when the bottom falls out.
And I'm reasonable enough to recognize that that may indeed be the case, here...
...Or even that we're simply at a Stage in a long, slow decline.
Presumably, The Belichick Dynasty
will reach that point at some
I think we all agree on that.
Even Mad Bill
But my gut feeling ~ based on watching Mad Bill
craftily, carefully reload this team over the last four years ~ is that we're just getting started.
My gut is telling me, in fact, that our Dynasty's Best Days...are yet to come.
And, indeed...I believe we are at their very Dawn.