NFL.com Snubs Tom Brady and N’Keal Harry From List of Top Veteran-Rookie Passing Duos; Joe Flacco and Noah Fant Make List Instead
The fans that believe the NFL hates the New England Patriots are getting a lot of evidence to support their case over the past month. Just a few weeks ago, the NFL’s official Twitter account tweeted out a ranking of the projected top-10 offenses for the upcoming 2019 season and the Patriots were left off the list. The NFL only added to their slander campaign against the reigning Super Bowl champions with another article this week.
NFL.com writer Bucky Brooks put together a ranking of the top-5 rookie-veteran passing duos and left one glaring omission. Tom Brady and Patriots first round pick wide receiver N’Keal Harry didn’t make the list. Instead of including the greatest quarterback of all time and the best wide receiver in the 2019 NFL Draft according to some prognosticators, Brooks chose to list Joe Flacco and Noah Fant, Andrew Luck and Paris Campbell, and Jimmy Garoppolo and Jalen Hurd as superior combos to Brady and Harry.
Brooks ranked Harry as the 3rd best receiver coming out of college in his own pre-draft analysis behind receivers AJ Brown and Marquise Brown, only one of which made the ranking in question. You’d think pairing a top-3 receiver in Harry with an NFL legend like Tom Brady would make for a top tier duo, but Brooks must think very little of the soon to be 42-year old quarterback if he’s leaving the Patriots new combination off the list considering how highly he regarded Harry just a month ago. Perhaps Brooks believes the long awaited cliff that Brady has been expected to fall off for years now is coming in 2019 and that’s why Brady was left off in favor of younger and more talented quarterbacks like… Joe Flacco(?)
However, the reason behind the Patriots omission is only speculative. Brooks gave no explanation for their absence in his rankings. In fact, he made no mention of Brady or Harry at all. The good news for New England fans is that the Patriots have been known to take any and all slights very personally and use them as motivation throughout the season. The NFL’s official website is doing an excellent job of filling up the Patriots bulletin board with plenty of good material and training camp hasn’t even started yet. The rest of the NFL better hope the Patriots don’t catch wind of these lists the NFL is putting out. The last thing the Patriots opponents want to see is a motivated New England team. The other 31 teams in the league would probably prefer if NFL would stop putting out these lists.
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