PHEW! Now THAT'S how all Sundays in October should be spent! It doesn't matter how you got it done, as long as you were able to simultaneously watch the Red Sox and Patriots games on Sunday, you went to bed with your Boston sports appetite SATIATED! Boston sports owned the national spotlight on Sunday, and the hometown teams did not disappoint. Whether you were there in person, watched on two tv's from the comfort of your couch, raged at a local bar, or if you acquired tendonitis in your thumb from trying to keep up with Sunday's action-packed 5-hour frenzy of Boston sports mayhem by hitting the "recall" / "go back" button on your remote...it was a Sunday to remember for Boston sports fans!
Sunday Night Football.
What will the outcome of Sunday’s clash between these two first place AFC powerhouses tell us? I believe it will tell us A LOT.
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." ~ Teddy Roosevelt
That's exactly what took place at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. The Patriots did what they could, which was dominate a Miami Dolphins team that was a deceptive 3-0 on the season...to go 43-4 against the AFC East and 15-1 versus the Dolphins - when playing at home. The Patriots did it with what they have...a Hall of Fame quarterback and their now healthy first-round draft pick running back, and the greatest coach to ever walk a sideline who put together an OUTSTANDING game-plan with his coaching staff. And the ...where they were on Sunday? No, not Gillette Stadium or Foxboro, Massachusetts. The biggest "where" was at the bottom of the AFC East looking up at the undefeated Miami Dolphins. The Patriots had their proverbial backs against the "End of the Dynasty" wall and were faced with losing 3 straight games for the first time in the Brady / Belichick era. How did the Patriots respond? With their most lopsided victory since week 16 of the 2016 season they embarrassed the New York Jets 41-3.
There’s no other way to say it, Patriot Nation - and if you are a subjective fan of NFL football - you know it’s the truth...this current Patriots roster is not playoff material. This is not a typical September stumble for the mighty New England Patriots domination machine. The Patriots suck right now. Plain and simple. We all knew the Patriots’ 17-year reign as King of the NFL was eventually going to come to an end...it’s been debated and predicted for the past 6 years. But the time has come.
"I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance." - Adlai E. Stevenson
Just like me, I'm sure you thought you knew who and what Josh Gordon was all about. Just a punk who was throwing away a career in the name of weed and alcohol. A dude who deserves to be exiled from the League. A loser who was choosing to throw away millions of dollars and a lifetime of wealth, just so he could get high with his boys. Wasted talent. A reckless loser who has spent more time suspended by the NFL than he had time playing in it. I thought I knew what the Patriots were getting in Josh Gordon. I had no clue. Until I watched this short documentary piece.
On Sunday, Blake Bortles torched the Patriots’ defense for 377 yards and 4 touchdowns and the New England offense was held in check for four quarters of a game that exposed New England’s glaring weakness: TEAM SPEED. The Jaguars’ offense scored touchdowns on three of their first four drives and their defense overwhelmed the Patriots’ offense from start to finish, leaving Patriot Nation asking themselves: "Is this a sign of things to come this season? Or was this just a loss to a team that played damn near perfect football on this particular Sunday?"
The Patriots Week 2 Question Of The Week: Who Wore It Better? Vanessa from The Cosby Show? Or Jalen Ramsey? VOTE HERE!
The Jacksonville Jaguars welcome the New England Patriots to their city on Sunday, for a Week 2 match-up that could have post-season implications. Jalen Ramsey has been spewing it from his mouth all off-season, and Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have been two of his primary targets. That usually works out GREAT for opposing defenders. To quote the words of the sixth-most famous person from Kazakhstan, Borat Sagdiyev: "NAAAAAHHHHHT!". But...will Ramsey and the Jags be able to avenge their 4th quarter dismantling by the GOAT in last year's AFC Championship and send the Patriots home 1-1? There's really no easy way to say this...but...YES. Here's why...