Brady left the Patriots at the end of the 2019 season, and now those three Super Bowls and four appearances seem more like a bad thing and not a good thing.
The Patriots were woefully underprepared to play the Broncos on Sunday, thanks to a ton of cancelled practices, Zoom meetings and no real sense of chemistry or what to do out there.
Stidham was thrown into a tough battle with the Patriots, mainly starting quarterback Brian Hoyer, committed a ton of very costly mistakes and with a little better execution could have been leading the game throughout the second and third quarters.
So much for Bill Belichick’s dream of a virus-free season.
Against the Las Vegas Raiders (the Las Vegas part will take some getting used to, just like the Los Angeles part in 1981) on Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium, the Patriots rode a massive rush attack to the tune of 250 team rushing yards and a 6.6 yards per carry average.
The Seattle Seahawks are a better team than the New England Patriots, yet the Patriots came up only one yard short in their building.
The new Patriot starting quarterback, who is trying to do what Steve Young, Aaron Rodgers and Jay Fiedler have done, took his first steps in taking over for the NFL GOAT quarterback. With Tom Brady way down yonder in New Orleans preparing to take on a team with a quarterback almost as old as he himself, Newton took the helm of the Patriot offense and rushed for two touchdowns. The Patriots avenged a Week 17 loss at home last year to the Miami Dolphins with a 21-11 victory at an empty Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The win was not as close as the score indicated, as both the offense and defense dominated their sides of the ball.
For a league the size and stature of the NFL, sometimes they are just plain stupid.
It’s time for all media types to move on from Brady.
Honk if you thought the 2020 NFL Draft was the best presentation of this event you have ever seen.
To have Brady suddenly leave the Patriots and move on to the historically mediocre Buccaneers is not at all the way Patriot Nation had envisioned the ending of the greatest sports career in the history of New England taking place.
What’s left of the national and world sports scene? You name it, it’s either postponed or cancelled. All pro sports, the Masters, all on hold. March Madness is off. So, what’s left? NFL free agency, and the beginning of legal tampering on Monday.
End of an era? Save that for March when some famous quarterback’s contract expires.
Another ex-Patriot, Mike Vrabel, will bring his cast to Gillette next weekend and take aim at the Patriots.
The Patriot win now sets up a likelihood that the team will clinch the two seed and a first-round playoff bye next Sunday at home against the Miami Dolphins.
|Boston.com - Oct 29th, 2020|
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