Do the Patriots benefit from being in the AFC East?

Ah yes, the common argument that part of the Patriots greatness is due to being in the AFC East, something you might be thinking about at the Patriots set off to play Miami this weekend. Continue reading “Do the Patriots benefit from being in the AFC East?”

Team Building is an Art

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Building a perennial winner is not easy, yet Bill Belichick has made it look like child’s play (Credit: Getty Images)

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”

3-point underdog wins AFC Championship Game

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The QB is too old

The coach is past his prime

Gronk is done

Not enough weapons

The defense is AWFUL

Sony Michel? “He sucks! He blows!” (link)

Kyle Van Noy? “You suck. And if it wasn’t for this team you’d be covering punts in Detroit. You suck!” (link)

2018 Draft? “Bill Belichick’s moves could pay off down the line, but it’s hard to get excited now.” (link)

Well folks, those are just a few of the superlatives used to describe your 2018 AFC Champions. Continue reading “3-point underdog wins AFC Championship Game”