I donno - both offenses and QBs were pretty damn "on"
I credit the QBs rather than completely fault the D
(though, c'mon... we all know that if Brady scores as much as he did, the D really should be able to hold on for the win.)
2007 hurt bad for me
Despite the fact I was warning all season long that that the offense was FAR too focused on Welker and Moss (to the point that when the game was on the line there was no question where it was going - rather than to "the open man") - to be THAT close to the amazing history...
I was "over it" pretty quickly myself.
#1 - that was a FANTASTIC game from a football fan standpoint... plenty of ups and downs and when the Pats took the lead, visions of a 6th ring were dancing in my head... more so when I thought they'd hold the Eagles on 4th and 10 (damn good pass and catch...
My take: Promote Flores but hire Schiano as an Assistant HC
That still gives him ample input into the D but recognizes that Flores has been working hard and paying his dues, and if he falters then Schiano can just quietly take over strategic duties
Not to get into a political rant, but this is the sports equivalent of the media pandering to what people WANT to hear.
The ability of some to delude themselves is sometimes quite amazing.
But I suppose this is all about profit, not truth and the NFL and NFL media know that there are fans of...
He has. They're right.
I'm sure Belichick doesn't like having a football decision taken out of his hands either - but Brady is indeed a special case.
I don't doubt there IS friction over the Krafts effectively saying that they're committed to Brady as long as he feels he's playing at a level...
That's well done
Of course if there's an allegation of deflating footballs, the first thing one should have to show is that the footballs were deflated - and of course they weren't
Yet some persist that the whole 90 seconds in a bathroom somehow supercedes the fact that the footballs WERE NOT...
Another guy I'm re-listening to (especially thanks to some good Youtube live jams) is Bruce ****burn - another guy who doesn't get the credit he's due as one of the best and most innovative guitar players
I've been going back and listening to some classic Band having recently read Robbie Roberton's auto biography spanning pretty much the breadth and depth of Rock n roll
(he started playing professionally at 15 and pretty much met or played with a HUGE list of musical whos who from the mid 1950s...
Wow - that's a very young Peter Gabriel there
Interesting twist and turns for Genesis with Phil Collins launching his career (and yet another different direction for the band.)
Some of the early stuff doesn't do it for me musically but I appreciate it more looking at Peter Gabriel and the band...
I'm not going to joke about any of the conspiracy theories
What seems to be true is that Brady so injured the thumb on his throwing hand that he needed stitches
Anything bad involving the thumb of the throwing hand is inherently bad so I take this seriously - as do the Patriots.
I do think...
He'll "spill the beans" in his book - though it will be all the beans of a League that has a corrupt Commissioner and unethical owners.
Aside from that, Brady's got the Laws of Physics on his side as opposed to a Commissioner who is just trying to cover his *** given the admission they didn't...
Same goes for all the coaches who have come and gone.
Heck - even Mangini in crying foul over the Pats using sideline taping when it had been banned - despite Belichick's attempt to find a loophole in the rule - never asserted any real type of "cheating"
All those coaches have nothing to lose...
You know what's always been telling to me?
Of the 639 players who have been around Brady and Belichick, how many have ever come out and sought the profit that would come with some tell all of "here's how Belichick and Brady cheated"
The closest one comes is an intellectually...
My take - whether it's players or coaches Belichick attracts the best and the brightest by showing he wants to help them in their careers - assuming they play by his rules
What would be a no no is leaving the Pats for an AFC team - most especially an AFC East team a la Mangini
But heading off...