43 to nothing 76-6 over two weeks Seriously? Barring catastrophic injury is there anyone who can stop this team? Remember when everyone told you that without Gronk Brady would be in trouble?
Was it just me or was Brady throwing early to Antonio Brown simply to piss of the NFL media Can you imagine what’s going to happen when he’s had a few weeks working with these guys?
I know that Bill Belichick is the greatest coach of all time and I’m just a baseball fan pontificating, but if you’re up 36 to nothing in the 4th and you have lost members of your offensive line to injury you take your starting QB out for his own safety and give your rookie a shot at playing in a real game. You do this even if your QB is Brady and even if he was 25 and not 42. This is a no brainier.
BTW 2 former Patriot quarterbacks who started games in NE in the last three years are starting this season, they are currently 3-1 and if it wasn’t for a few bad kicks would be 4-0. Not bad at all, but in fairness what would you expect when you’ve got two guys with 3 superbowl rings between them? Yeah I know they were backups but if they stunk they wouldn’t have been here.
Speaking of that one loss that was due to Adam Vinatieri missing FG’s and xtra points, he missed two more xpts yesterday and might be announcing his retirement today. I hope not as I’d hate to see him leave on a down note, but I think he’d never forgive himself if he cost his team more games.
If this is the end for him, it doesn’t make him any less one of the greatest of all time, but it does make him like Willie Mays who lost suddenly and all at once. I suspect this will not happen to Tom Brady if he retires at 45 as he has announced, but if he tries to go beyond that, all bets are off, but his wife likely won’t let him.