I really don’t like the extra week’s break in between the conference championships and the Super Bowl. It gives you too much time to think (good and bad), it gives the media time to create stories that aren’t there (like Brady’s celebration story that made the front and rear pages of the NY Post), and most importantly it forces me to be creative with the blog so you don’t have two week’s straight of Pats posts.
So for all that I hit you with a couple baseball posts, I got a text message last night saying, “…enough with the baseball blog posts.” So enough it is.
There was a great article in the Herald on Sunday about CHad Ochocinco. I hope you take the time to click the link and read the article. It was a quick read but it showed the difference between Chad and that waste of space Haynesworth.
Remember, the two were brought in pretty much at the same time. The team parted ways with Hayneworth after he got in a fight with Pepper Johnson at the beginning of November. Chad stayed with the team.
Sure Chad didn’t have a 1,000 yard season that he’s used to. But that wasn’t his role. It couldn’t be with Welker, Hernandez, and Gronk on the team. If anything, as a fan, you’d hope he would leapfrog Branch on the depth chart and be the second wide out in the two tight end set. But that didn’t happen.
Instead Chad was pretty much off the grid. Ripped apart by sports radio on a weekly basis for drops. Yet when asked about him both Brady and Belichick said that he’s one of the hardest working guys on the team. Even in his reduced role, he still is putting in the work. That’s the reason he’s still here and the exact reason Hayneworth isn’t. You can tell by the article, he’s bought in.
As a thank you to all his teammates Chad bought everyone on the team Beats by Dre headphones. Which personally I think is a better gift than the UGGS Brady got for everyone. No offense Tom but I don’t think guys should be wearing UGGS.
So sure the Pats didn’t get the brash, thousand yard receiver that other teams need to plan for and fear. But it seems they did get another guy that’s bought into the Patriot Way. I’m really hoping he gets in the game and gets a couple touches. Also hoping he’s here next year too and that off-season workouts etc to help him be more productive in the system.