It really is amazing that there are so many events that were close enough to swing our SB record in either direction.
More SBs likely if these events didn’t happen or went the other way:
- In the grasp
- Helmet catch
- Manningham catch
- 4th and 13
- Welker drop
- Missed XP
- Asante drop
We will likely draft a QB or more likely in the 2nd. Will this QB be better than Tua in 2020? Will he even be better than Fitzy who he would need to be ahead of to be the #4 instead of the #5.
Will we bring in a veteran who is better than Tua or Fields? We might; but it would cost.
Consider if the patriots had Diggs and the bills had Bryd. Yes, we would have had to extend or restructure Gilmore (perhaps with the idea of trading him in 2021).
Maybe Diggs preferred to play for Buffalo.
My point isn't that we would have been SB or even division favorites. It is that...
Folks say that one player wouldn't have made the difference. We are a play away from being very competitive in the playoffs, so I do think one player could have made the difference
Consider that the Bills offense was awful until they traded for Stephan Diggs. For those who think that we had...
Bill Belichick Reflects Back On Jets HC Resignation, "One Of The Greatest Moments Of My Career"
Bill Belichick reminisces on his resignation from the New York Jets 20 years later.
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Through a quarter of the season the Pats appear to have a rare commodity in the NFL with 6 starting quality OL:
LT Isaiah Wynn
LG Joe Thuney
C David Andrews
RG Shaq Mason
RT Jermaine Eluemunor
G/T Michael Onwenu
They have played a big part in the team's 2nd ranked rushing offense. They are...
Now that Lynch has signed to return with the Seahawks I’ve been thinking about a long-shot dream SB scenario...
Fourth quarter, seconds left, Pats up by four with the ‘Hawks driving, time for one, maybe two plays, with goal to go inside the five. Sounds familiar?
Except this time Pete learns...
With all the talk about the Miles Garrett situation and how horrible the Cleveland operation is these days (from top to bottom), it got me thinking about a 2020 scenario that made me sad.
I could see Josh McDaniels and Nick Cassario BOTH going home to Ohio and taking on the Cleveland Browns...
Would it matter? Are the discs merely metal encased in plastic, and not some larger symbolic totem? Just a routine financial transaction?
Or... would that person now be considered less of a fan? Could they be shunned... stoned... even banned from PatsFans.com?
Since we have a lot of time this next month to SPECULATE on this and that, a thought occurred to me the other day when I heard this in a podcast. Here's the scenario.
Kyle Shanahan has always LOVED Kurt Cousins going back to his Washington days. Jimmy Garopolo's contract guarantees pretty...
I'm listening to the NY media chew up the Mets manager and GM today over Callaway and Vargas blowing their lids on a reporter yesterday. It is like a reality TV show, the reporters want to know every detail. Such a dramatic circus, and they pathetically oblige their every whim. They are being...
First off, I by no means am suggesting the Pats chances of winning a SB without Brady wouldn't go down big time. Obviously Brady gives the team the best chance to win it all. Nor am I suggesting Brady is a system QB. He's the GOAT.
But let's say Hoyer was the starting QB for the entire 2019...
Can Boston win the grand slam of championships this year, winning the title of all four major sports in the same year?
OK, probably not. But as the basketball and hockey playoffs about to start, it is a uniquely exciting possibility for the city of champions. At a minimum, both the Celtics and...
In the scenario, both AFC teams had a combined roster and same for NFC teams. Who'd you take to win?
Here's the AFC roster that I think would make sense.
QB: Patrick Mahomes
RB: Sony Michel, James White
WR: Tyreek Hill, Julian Edelman, Sammy Watkins
TE: Travis Kelce
I see some talk here and elsewhere that if the Pats lose on Sunday than it won’t be so bad because then Brady can’t get a 4th SB loss tying the record on this category.
The haters (tm) will talk and yuk it up if it happens but I think there is zero impact to his legacy and GOAT status if he...