I’ve been doing some soul searching, and this weekend has really opened my eyes to the truth.
Yesterday made it seem like we’re coming to the end of the Pats’ run. Brady was AWFUL, and led the team to this epically shitty performance. The Titans dropped 34 on the defense that was “starting to come together”…WOOF.
Bottom line, on talent alone- at least healthy talent (thanks Gronk)- this team is not the favorite to come out of the AFC. Per Bogota’s 11/6 odds, New England is (6-1) odds to win SB LIII, behind KC, and when the week closes out tonight and the odds are updated, I’m sure they will fall behind Pittsburgh.
Bottom line…the bye week couldn’t come at a better time.
I don’t think this is the end, but it’s an uphill climb. And I feel worse than ever in recent memory about a Patriots team.
But, as we know, the night seems darkest just before dawn. And I can look to the horizon and see hope, my friends. That hope is my old love that I swore off of a year ago. I’ve been keeping an eye on them, but have resisted blogging about em. But, I just can’t hold back anymore.
You can call me crazy. You can warn me they’ll break my heart. But….
I’M GETTING BACK TOGETHER WITH THE BROWNS.
The only thing holding me back was the Hue/ Haley/ Williams “brain trust”…after watching Hard Knocks all summer, it was abundantly clear the coaching staff was going to hold back the OVERWHELMING talent of this squad.
Well, with one fell swoop in late October, they cleared out Hue and Todd Haley…freeing up this team to start succeeding. And this week, they laid the wood to Atlanta, 28-16…and it really wasn’t that close.
This team is 3-6-1, but they are a few missed kicks away from having a winning record. They have been competitive in 8 of 10 of their games, despite having the 3rd highest Strength of Schedule in the NFL this season.
Baker Mayfield, while struggling like any rookie, has also shown signs of greatness (and a much bigger arm than I expected) since his very first outing.
Nick Chubb is a game breaker.
Myles Garrett is loaded with talent, and will be a perennial DPOY candidate.
Jarvis Landry is waaaay better version of Edelman.
They have a competent GM, and seemed to have drafted well, at the top, and for depth over the last few years.
This is not a drill, people. The Browns are happening! Finally!!!
And I couldn’t be more excited. Because, it looks like I’m going to be in need of a competitive team to focus on.