Good point. Peyton road off into the sunset a winner, our GM finally picked up a quality successor to Saturday, the lacerated kidney has healed, & we have nice upgrades at OC, DC, & QB coach.
There are good guys like Dynasty 13 & Yehoodi that I respect as NE fans among others. True, some fans are never happy no matter how much success their team enjoys. Some overzealous fans do take moaning & groaning to an art form, which is both funny & sad when their expectation level reaches monumental proportions on a frequent basis. You'd think that 4 rings since the 2000 era would make Foxboro fans easy going & content, but not so much for some bizarre reason.
I always say this though. If Luck was accused of deflating balls during an AFC Championship Game, he would have owned it & fessed up. And I guarantee you, nobody in the blue horseshoe would have been demanded a ride all the way to the Supreme Court to clear his name because we would accept the inevitable, take the repercussions, & move on in less than 18 months. I wonder where all those Judge Berman For President t-shirts went? My money is on being transformed into dust rags, engine rebuild rags, bandanas for Sturgis South Dakota Harley Davidson Bike rallies, or lining the bottom of a bird cage just off the top of my head.
Regarding Heath Evans man crush, he probably would save Emperor Palpatine sorry the Gray Hoodie 1st. However, he did win "my precious" SB bling in the Bayou with Payton so Gollum, I mean, Heath would be torn over head coach allegiances there.
And those who don't like Fitzpatrick would note that last year, all the Jets had to do was win week 17 vs. Buffalo and they were in the playoffs.
And Buffalo, with nothing to play for (except Rex Ryan beating his old team) upset the Jets and kept them from the post-season. Fitz played poorly and the Jets lost. There are many that think that says it all about Fitz. Good enough to get you near the playoffs. Bad enough to keep you from getting in.
Maybe this year is different?
Yeah this has really been a great summer. Peyton went out a Champion and was cleared by the league of taking HGH/PED's, Tom was found guilty by the league and has to serve his 4 game suspension, and Andrew is getting healthy. I didn't like the fact we went 8-8 last season but stuff happens. It's rare that a team is Very Good to Great every season which we have been since the 2003 Season other than 2011 and last season. 1 bad season (2011) and 1 mediocre one (last season) in the last 13, I'll take that. We have been a threat to go far in the Playoffs in 11 of the past 13 seasons basically. Regarding the Patriots fanbase, they are like the maddest/whiniest bunch I have ever came across reading their comments on different Boards. You would think they would be the happiest bunch in the universe of sports winning 4 SB's since the 2001 Season and they practically go to the Final 4 every season which is unheard of but they complain about everything. Some people think our fanbase is never satisfied, we don't hold a candle to their fanbase regarding that.
Frank Gore -- most RBs would have been hurt mid-season last year or rushed for <700 yards with what he had -- he almost broke 1,000 with pretty much nothing... maybe I'm way off after watching T-Rich for a couple of years, but I think Gore was pretty darn good.