Pats, B's, Sox
SMH.. So many things wrong here.Firstly, it should be the players and coaches who were embarrassed by that playoff loss in buffalo. Because I am an avid fan dating back to the 60's with this team, I am emotionally invested in the outcomes of games. My point was embarrassment by the team (including BB) should be a strong motivator to fill gaps and markedly improve on weaknesses on display.
Thus far, the Patriots have allowed some of their best players to leave or to be traded, while their arch rivals within the division have added significant talent.
The Pats do not have a bevy of draft picks in the first three rounds this year (3, starting with 21). THe outlook for the season is not rosy or good. I do not see how any true patriots fan, emotionally invested in the team could not feel frustrated.
This forum is supposed to be an outlet for communicated happiness or frustration.
Do I wish I were not at all invested emotionally in this team? No, I enjoy following the moves closely and discussing.
It's only the 2nd day of ACTUAL free agency and you're whining like games start this weekend.
You want everyone to think you're this great fan when, in essence, you're the exact opposite. You're jaded and entitled. You may have been following from the 60's, but everyone here is asking whether or not you've actually paid attention to the last 22 years. You're comments say that you haven't. You're comments say that you've ignored everything that's happened the last 22 years and you're oblivious to reality.
The REALITY is that the draft hasn't happened yet. The reality is that there is still 2.5 months after the draft before Training Camp. The reality is that the roster is going to change a LOT between now and then. This is something REAL Pats fans know about. Real Pats fans KNOW that there is no TROPHY for who adds the biggest names in free agency and that, 90% of the time the actual IMPACT a "NAME" player has is significantly less than hope for by that team. The Moves last year were part of a rebuild. That's continuing to go on now.
The Patriots have lost 2 players who were amongst their "best". Jackson and Mason. Jackson CHOSE to take a 5 year deal with less AAV (16.5) over the Patriots 3yr/$51M (17AAV) deal. Jackson felt that offered him security instead of a chance at a 2nd payday when he was 28. Mason is 29 years old with 2 years left on his deal. All of which isn't guaranteed. I don't know what the Patriots saw that made them feel like they needed to move on from Mason. But the reality is that they've put good to EXCELLENT guards on the field since Belichick got here. Tackles, not so much, but guards they have. From Compton to Neal, to Mankins, to Mason, etc.
To say that the "Outlook for the season isn't good" at this point is being a "Chicken Little". Not when we're only 2 days into Free Agency. As for the number of draft picks in the top 90, having 3 is better than some of the years where they had NONE. If they were playing games this weekend, it would be a different story.. But the first game is like 24-25 weeks from now. Still a LONG time to go..