By: Shawn Palmer
With every passing year it comes closer to Tom Brady’s last game as a Patriot. That is not something we want to think about but it’s simply reality. I am 23 years old I have seen my team reach 7 super bowls, how lucky are we. The fact is, 7 appearances and 5 rings is not enough.
Last years super bowl was one for the ages. I literally aged 50 years within two quarters and ate two pounds of nachos as the best athlete of all time pulled off the greatest comeback of all time. As Brady handed the ball off to James White, followed by White punching it into complete the madness. I knew right there this isn’t the last time I celebrate a Tom Brady Super Bowl victory. The fact is, Tom Brady is going to win at least two more rings before it’s all said and done.
Who really provides a true threat to push the Patriots off their throne? It certainly wasn’t the Atlanta Falcons. It won’t be the Jets. Chiefs? Not going to happen. The only two teams I could see making a push at the Patriots are the Seattle Seahawks and the New York Giants. The Seahawks will always provide a thorn in the Patriots side, as well as the Giants. At the end of the day I still don’t think they will outlast the Patriots way.
Going into the season with a receiver core with Cooks, Mitchell, Hogan, Amendola, Dorsett, Gronkowski, Allen. With guys like White and Lewis who can make some catches out of the backfield, the Patriots are fully loaded. Losing Julian Edelman to a torn ACL is a huge deal, as he is Brady's number one guy. I don’t expect it to hinder this offense once everyone is on the same page early into week ones game against the Kansas Chiefs.
Adding Stephon Gilmore and keeping Malcolm Butler is a huge deal. Dont’a Hightower staying completely saved our offseason. This defense definitely has some holes but as usual it’s next man up.
So let me just say it. I am GUARANTEEING a New England Patriots super bowl victory this season. You can disagree all you want, but this is Tom Brady’s league and he’s not letting go until he has at least 7 rings.
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