Wednesday, September 19, 2018


well kids-

as predicted, the jags were really super obnoxious, but the patriots were not really super good and we lost. at least we got that over with early in the season.

our fearless quarterback went 24 of 35 for 234 yards and two touchdowns. the protection wasn't great this week and there's basically no one on our team to catch the ball, so i'm uncharacteristically non-fussed. 

i don't really have anything to say about this game. it's early in the season, we were on the road, we have no receivers, and our defense is still figuring out how to be a defense. we lost, it happens. no standout performances anywhere, so the tommy goes to tommy by default. 

we'll try it again on sunday night as we visit our old friend matt patricia in detroit. think your happy patriots thoughts that his detroit defense is as subpar as his new england one - and that i'm slightly less ambivalent about it all next week.

have a great week, and go pats.

love dav

Wednesday, September 12, 2018


hey kids- 

football's back, and our patriots started the season with a win for a change. it was a sloppy win, but not as sloppy as losing, so we'll take it.

our fearless quarterback went right back to business, going 26 for 39 and racking up 277 yards and three touchdowns to start the season. there was also a tipped pass interception - see the aforementioned sloppy - but all in all, it was a good showing. nice to see you again, tommy.

there are a lot of new faces (and a lot of missing faces) on the field this year, but the team looks surprisingly solid. maybe houston just sucks, but our o-line gave tommy some great protection and our pass defense looked like they might actually know what they're doing - even gilmore! our receivers could brush up on their catching skills, and gronk could brush up on his holding on to the ball after he catches it skills, but these were mostly first-game-of-the-season rather than holy-crap-our-team-is-in-trouble kinds of concerns. i'm giving the tommy to gronk in spite of his fumble for three reasons: firstly, he responds well to positive feedback and we need him to keep catching until jules gets back; secondly, he did catch seven passes for 123 yards and a touchdown; and thirdly, this:

we play jacksonville on sunday, and that should give us a clearer picture on how good our team is shaping up to be. think your happy patriots thoughts that it's really, really super good - if for no other reason than jacksonville is really, really super obnoxious.  

have a great week, and go pats. 

love dav