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Are they finished yet?

Pats sink a little deeper, Chiefs tend to business Listening to the various televised talking heads prattle on over Bill Belichick almost leads one cynic to wonder how Bob Kraft could so much as blink at the thought of firing the GOAT. Italicize the word almost. Unlike the mass of football intelligentsia intoning the gravity of such a call, it really is rooted in simplicity. So simple, in fact, that it was probably etched in pigskin weeks ago. The Patriots are a bad team. No team totes around a 3-11 record because it has had too many bad breaks, Bill ...

Like old times

Pats give Steelers another kick How fun it is to remember how good the old days were, The Patriots won a game Thursday, which in itself is a special treat. And they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers; in itself that makes it even sweeter. Watching Mike Tomlin trudge along the sidelines, his scowl gaining gloom as the game progressed. And he had a large reason to scowl, beyond enduring another slap-down from the scowl-master, Bill Belichick. The Steelers are fighting for a playoff spot. They went in with a 7-5 record. They are plopped in a jumble of teams with visions ...

As low as they can go?

Pats can't get out of their own way A show of hands please: How many Patriots fans watched the Chargers’ first field goal and had at least a fleeting thought that Sunday’s final score had just sailed between the uprights? OK; Los Angeles/San Diego was capable of scoring again, and did. Field goal No. 2 made it 6-0, and that’s how it stood at the end.  Once again, the Patriots saw their worst enemy in their collective mirrors. Of the Pats’ 10 losses in the season’s first 12 games this one may have been the ugliest. They successfully mixed all ...

Aug. 9, 1993

Aug. 9, 1993 There is nothing that ignites the preseason conversation more than the fundamental question: Who is the starting quarterback? As the Patriots’ first exhibition game approaches, the chatter over Mac Jones vs. Bailey Zappe has simmered to a nice, slow boil.  For the record, it says here that Jones is the Patriots QB, and what they do in the pretend games isn’t going to change that. Looking back to Bill Parcells’ first year as coach of the Patriots, there was zero debate over the quarterback position. It belonged to Drew Bledsoe. The Scotts, Zolak and ...

Look who’s back … temporarily, anyway

Welcome home, Pat Patriot It takes no great analysis to understand why the Patriots smothered the Detroit Lions on Sunday. They were playing the Detroit Lions. For reasons better articulated elsewhere, the Detroit Lions are as sorry a franchise as exists in the National Football League. They were playing the Detroit Lions at Gillette Stadium. Any club that can’t play the Lions at home and slap them silly is absolutely shameful. Rookie quarterback Bailey Zappe had the faithful chanting his name with a solid, virtually mistake-free performance. But none of the above takes into account the difference ...

October 9, 2022|Categories: Patriots|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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