Re: Why This Happended
posted at 1/20/2014 2:41 PM EST
Our "explanations" and "reasons" will be plentiful as the number of pizzas delivered on SB Sunday.
"If this" and "If that" are NOT just Patriots questions, but Bengals, Colts, Chiefs, Saints, Eagles, 49ers, Chargers, Packers ones. As well as the "if this and that" of the eventual SB loser.
And then a new season begins, and another 11 playoff losing teams in 2014 will be asking the same questions.
But, to get to the playoffs in 2014:
1. Gronk and Wilfork need to be back, and let's not kid ourseves - there is a very real possibility that they could be nothing close to what they were.
2. One or two of Dobson, KT, Boyce must get on a growing curve pretty fast to get to where Decker and D. THomas are now. (Forget Amendola; he's a useless decoy and dumped cost).
3. With Talib back, the secondary will be at best mediocre.
4. Belichick needs to coach and defer GM/personnel to someone else. McDaniels makes O'Brien look like a genius. I like Matt Patricia, considering the mess he dealt with. This is Kraft's call.