Monday, September 19, 2016


well kids,

it's pretty early in the season for me to rage when the patriots pull out a win, but i was pretty steaming mad about yesterday's victory. there i was, sipping my bloody mary and enjoying the danny amendola show, when BAM! our not-even-real quarterback is injured, our defense disappears to go apple picking, and some guy whose name belongs on a southern barbecue menu is standing in the spot where tom brady belongs. don't blame the concussions - welker had good reason to look so confused.

by now you probably know jimmy garoppolo left with an injury, but it sounds like it's not as serious as initially feared. the kid looked solid while he did play, scoring on his first three drives and ultimately going 18 of 27 for 234 yards with three touchdowns before leaving in the second quarter. i can't really blame the defense for thinking jimmy's trot off-field signaled the end of the game. the kid did better in two quarters than aaron rogers or andrew luck did all day...but after 21 unanswered points by miami and an oh-god-don't-let-this-be-becoming-characteristic miss by stephen gostkowski, my bloody mary bliss had quickly evaporated into full scale fire-breathing. in the end, it was the old standbys who saved the day, and i'm giving this week's tommy to legarrette blount.  martellus bennett made his case with 114 yards and a touchdown, but blount kept the chains and the clock moving when everyone else seemed to have forgotten we were still in the middle of a game. thanks for leaping to the rescue, legarrette. way to keep the team grounded.

considering our next game is just three days away, our future seems filled with questions, kids. will garoppolo recover in time to suit up - or will julian kneecap southern barbecue and finally become our starting quarterback? will vince wilfork challenge danny amendola to a cover boy confidence-off? and will gronk *ever* come back from cancun??? think your happy patriots thoughts for whichever of those things you want most, and i'll keep you posted on how it all turns out. 

have a great week, and go pats!

love dav

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