So I’ve been a Boston sports fan ever since I can remember watching sports on tv. Fortunately for me that started in 2001 and was kicked off by the birth of the Brady/Belichick era. You see who’s name I put first there?
First time I went to an NFL game was at Foxboro stadium that season against the Browns when Troy Brown took a punt return to the house and Antowain Smith had two touchdowns in a 27-16 win. First time I ever watched a playoff game was the tuck rule game. And the first time I had ever seen anyone so excited and emotional from sports was seeing my dad when the kick was good in New Orleans.
Ever since then I’ve been all in despite living around the Philadelphia area most of my life. Therefore, I have felt the highest of the highs (2004) and the lowest of lows (2018). I like to think that highs and lows are a good way to describe the Patriots last couple decades consisting of multiple dynasties. Big wins, big losses, continued success as well as continued controversy.
But last year was by far the lowest of the lows for Bill Belichicks time in New England. I’m sorry if you’re waiting for me to say this year will be better because I can’t believe that until I see it.
It’s great to see GM Bill acknowledge this past offseason that GM Bill screwed over Coach Bill. Some will say Coach Bill has lost a step or two but I won’t buy that yet either until I see it. And this is really the season you’ll see it if it’s true.
Biggest question is, when the quarterback struggles continue will he pull the ‘red shirt’ off Mac Jones and make a real gamble, or just continue to rotate the circus wheel of below average QBs? Which essentially isn’t a gamble and more like just throwing money away. Go Pats.