September 8, 2008

What the F***! Think Positive

At about 1:15 p.m. yesterday the Pats season took the blow of all blows. The franchise went down with what is speculated to be a torn ACL. I like everyone else knew this was the absolute worst case scenario going into game one of the season. With the back up play of Cassel the Pats surely would take a huge hit, Right? Well all is not lost this team can win without Tommy, but will they win another Lombardi? Who knows? Will they win the AFC East? Tough to tell. Are the Pats still good enough to make a run? Yes! Losing Brady is devastating, but this team has enough play makers and Vets to make it to the playoffs at the very least. Fighting back thoughts of bridge jumping and looking at the positives you can see this benefits the team concept of the old school Patriots mentality.

Note to the kids: This is not how you tackle a franchise QB and face of the NFL.
Over the past 6 years the Pats have lived and died by #12. They have been a favorite to win the Superbowl the last going into the last two seasons. The point is Evey Pats fan knows Belichick teams play better as underdogs or at the least doubted. It may sound crazy, but I see the Pats feeling slighted that people will now downgrade their chances to win. Who would say the Pats can win the championship now? The Patriot doubters and haters will now come out full force and point their F'ing fingers, but the Pats won't quit. There is still a job to do and every guy in that locker room will tell you that. There won't be anyone feeling sorry for them and they know it. Does losing their franchise QB hurt their chances? Yes, but do they feel like they can't win big games when it is all on the line, NO. It will be an interesting season if Tommy doesn't take another snap. You will see Belichick bring out the Defenses best this year and see the offense find a new identity. Like it or not Cassel can be productive if he doesn't try to do too much. He's not in there to prove he's better than Brady he is in there to win games. Plus he still has weapons in Moss, Welker, and the four headed running attack of Maroney, Morris, Jordan, and Faulk. If Moss keeps his head up and stays motivated things on offense will be above average, not the record breaking stuff we remember from last year or hoped for this year. This year will be about the defense and I know I'm excited to see what they can do. I really liked what they showed against the Chiefs, yes I know it's the Chiefs, yesterday and they can build on that last big stand.

Is the Pats season over? No Did they loose a year of Brady? Probably Will the fans suffer? Possibly, but I'll assure you this season will be exciting to watch like the 2002 team was. At least I hope it is.

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