I’m a pretty rabid New England Patriots fan.
I’m a season ticket holder and I rarely miss a game. I know it’s
easy to be spoiled as a football fan in New England – just in case you
were visiting another solar system over the last few years, the
Patriots won 3 out of 4 Superbowls. But yes, I DO expect to win another Superbowl really soon.
Bill Belichick, the Pats coach, has earned an almost God-like
status. Not only in New England, but throughout the football
community. The guy has made strange moves and yet still fielded
great teams. This year, though, any sane person has to question
what’s going on. The team has already let the following free
- David Givens
- Tom Ashworth
- Tim Dwight
- Andre Davis
- Willie McGinest
- Adam Vinatieri
- Matt Chatham
- Stephen Neal???
Belichick thinks he can build the only bargain (out
of what the Pats call “value” players) team in the NFL. I hope
he’s right. It’s not clear to me that there are any really great
free agents out there left to make a major impact and I doubt that
we’re gonna draft everyone we need.
One thing is gonna be for sure . . . either there are going to be a
bunch of lean years ahead, or Bill Belichick really is a football