As most of you already know, Boston has been the hub of sports for the past two decades, winning 12 championships in the process. From the Patriots dynasty (still going), to the Red Sox randomness of great seasons, to the Bruins having two more shots at the Cup, and the Celtics still trying to get banner 18 for the first time since 2008, the city is certainly trying to add more. All four teams have a decent to really good chance at winning one or a few during this new decade, which begs the question, who’s most likely to hold a trophy first this decade?
As a Patriots fan, I will always support the team, but last night, the NFL put forth even more evidence to make any argument about this current run more legitimate. Continue reading “Further Vindication”
I’m going to do this a little different this week. I usually focus on four different stories and give you insight on them. Instead, I’m going to give you my thoughts on the Patriots loss to the Ravens.
Because people seem to think every time the Patriots lose the dynasty is finally over… And they’ve been wrong every single time.
Bill Belichick reached yet another amazing milestone this past Sunday as he won his 300th overall game as an NFL head coach. Belichick, in his 25th season as a head coach, became the third person in NFL history to win 300 games, joining Don Shula (347 overall wins) and George Halas (324 overall wins).
The fact Belichick has reached this point is a testament to the operation he has built in New England over the years. Continue reading “Mr. 300”
With free agency signings popping up left and right, we have officially entered the true madness of the NFL offseason. I am a big fan of any sports offseason, and between now and through the draft in late April, we will see how the 32 teams in the NFL go about building their rosters in the hopes of success in 2019.
As is the case on the field, there is one team that is the best at building a roster, and knows how to set itself up for sustained success by making the right moves, and knowing how to show restraint; that team of course, is the New England Patriots.
The news we’ve heard from the Patriots thus far this offseason has more to do with the players that are leaving than joining the Super Bowl champions, but that’s not necessarily bad news. Sure, Trey Flowers and Trent Brown are talented players and deserved to be paid, but committing between $31.5 million and $32.5 million in AAV respectively to those two would have meant they’d be committing roughly 1/6 of their salary cap to Flowers and Brown; that’s not the Patriot Way. Continue reading “Team Building is an Art”