The Guy called it perfectly, it’s like 2003 with the Sox, not 1986.
What everyone forgets about 1986 was that there was a game 7 after the Sox lost in extra innings. Buckner actually went 2-4 and scored a run in the game seven loss. The team actually had the lead till the bottom of the 6th and were tied going into the 7th before Calvin Shiraldi (sic) gave up three runs and the Mets never looked back.
2003 is a better example as to what happened on Sunday. Because there is no second chance, lose and go home.
Driving home from the airport last night, I mentioned to our driver that we really hadn’t heard much on the Pats after we shut off the game right at game’s end with the exception of Moss and Brady bowing out of the Pro Bowl. He made references to Belichick leaving the field before the one second was over as a “dick move.” No offense Mr. Van Driver but who gives a shit? He congratulated Coughlin and there was zero chance his team could win. Let it go.
What I want to know is Gostkowski a pro kicker or not? Why go for it on 4th and 13 or whatever it was when you could have him attempt a 49 yard field goal. If you have no confidence in him as a kicker, why didn’t you pay Automatic Adam? Was Bill punishing him for kicking the ball out of bounds? That’s just stupid. He’ll never have confidence if you never give him a shot.
I heard something to the effect of Bill could be suspended an entire year if this guy has tape of the Rams walkthrough. Like he has it at his house and watches it just for shits and giggles? Come on. Everything has been burned, shredded and is gone. If the NFL allowed this to happen the Pats would be a disgrace to football and without Bill next year, we’d be fucked.
I say you use your top pick (#7 overall) on a shut down corner. Hobbs is too short/dumb to play on the outside. Have him as your nickel. Eugene Wilson, see you later. Meriweather you best learn under Sanders and Harrison because if Harrison retires after next year, you’re going to be “the man.”
The team also needs to get younger at linebacker. I say you bring back Bruschi and Seau and draft a defensive end that you turn into a linebacker and learn under the vets.
But I’m getting ahead of myself in regards to all the free agent/draft talk.
I’m treating the Pats loss just like the Sox loss in 2003. I put my Pats jerseys up in the closet and my Pats hats away. In a week or so after people start to forget (notably Giant fans that would give me shit, although not many Giants fans talked shit at the airport yesterday) I will bust my Pat Patriot out and return it to my hat rotation.