Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I will admit to it now but I am a Patriots fan I have always been a Patriots and I will always be a Patriots fan. This year scares me. The new younger defense looks exactly like what they are young and inexperienced. The offensive got a upgrade and then took a downgrade with Light, Taylor and Welker all missing time with injuries. The Pats will make the playoffs but this will not be the dominant team of the early decade. They will look like the 2001 team for a while longer before they regain the confidence they are used to having. The Dolphins have showed us how great they can be when they run the ball. Their defense is the area that is the reason for the most concern, especially looking at how they played against the Colts on Monday night. Henne is the future of this team and showed great poise in the comeback win against the Jets. If the defense improves they will be challenging for that AFC East title again. Mark Sanchez is a great QB when its 70 and sunny out. Wait till the Sunshine Kid comes to Foxboro in Novemeber or plays in New York in December. He played 9 games in California,1 in Virgina and Arizona, and played in Washington in October and Oregon in September during his Junior year at USC. The defense was supposed to get a pick me up when Calvin Pace returned from his suspension however they looked lost and confused against the Wildcat. This defense will need to return to its early season form when the wind and snow comes in Novemeber and December. Finally my home town Bills, yes a Pats fan in Western New York. Poor Dick Jauron cant buy a break with this team. They hold Derek Anderson to 2 yes 2 completions but fail to score more than 3 points. This team needs to clear cap space and play for the qb rich draft in April, Edwards may have gone to Stanford but the NFL game is to quick for him. Heres a solution trade Owens to the WR starved Bears for a 2nd or 3rd round pick. Save some money and get another pick they can waste, my bad. But still trading UP to get Losman is still fresh in the minds of Bills fans. As a Pats homer I this division will be won by the Pats slightly and it kills me to say this but the jets will win 10 games and finish with a wild card spot.