Patriots Patter: Week 14
“The emperor has no clothes.” The 11-2 Texans last night were disrobed by the 10-3 Patriots. Houston looked ill prepared and untidy, as they were outplayed and outcoached by the local lads.
Offensive coordinators Tom Brady and his assistant Josh McDaniel managed to keep the Texans confused with rotating sub packages, quick snaps and lining up players in unaccustomed positions. Aaron Hernandez on his touchdowns was lined up once as a split end, and another time at running back. Guaranteed, Houston’s next opponent, the Colts, implement a lot of the Pats’ game plan.
Let’s stop wasting time. Tom Brady should be immediately enshrined in Canton 44720. Tom Terrific showed last night that he is among the best to have ever played the game.
Is there anyone in New England other than Belichick who thinks that Wes Welker shouldn’t get a long term deal? What does he have to do?
I didn’t think I’d be saying this any time soon, but I now understand what Brandon Lloyd can bring to the table. Last night was his break out game.
I also didn’t think I’d be saying this any time soon, but the secondary played a very good game. In the second half, former starter Patrick Chung got off the bench, removed some splinters, and played safety when Devin McCourty was moved to DB to replace an injured Aqib Talib. Chung almost immediately got called for a face mask infraction. Good luck with your new team next year, Patrick. Don’t let the door hit you on your way out of town.
Other defensive stalwarts who stepped up to the challenge last night were Jerod Mayo and Vince Wilfork. Both have had stellar campaigns. I know this because Jon Gruden said this at least a dozen times. I looked up repetitious in the dictionary and one of the definitions was Jon Gruden, former Raiders and Buccaneer head coach. How about redundant?
Next Sunday night we have another doozy to look forward to. Yes, Seymour, Randy Moss is still on their roster.