Tom Brady returns

Tom Brady’s appearance in a special ceremony at Gillette Stadium on Sunday was a moment to savor as well as a moment to wonder.

We savored seeing the GOAT, Number 12, receiving the roar of the crowd in appreciation for what he did for 20 years as a Patriot. At the same time, many of us wondered how Brady was ever allowed to move on to another team?

How could that have happened?

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The Patriots

The Buffalo Bills rose to greatness Sunday against the lesser New England Patriots.

The season is done for the Patriots.

It has been done for quite some time.

In fact, we hoped for a big winning season but it was never meant to be.

It is sad to say but true all the way, the music stopped for the Patriots when Tom Brady left the nest.

And so, once again, we go back to our mantra which is – the Pat’s haven’t had a chance at a ring since Brady was allowed to leave or left on his own, however it came to pass.

This is a harsh reality we relive every Sunday in the post Brady era.

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The Patriots in 2023

The last two weeks of 2022 have been horrific for the Patriots and for Mac Jones and for all of us who can still recall the glory days when Tom Brady led the Pats and the world seemed a far better place than it is today for New England football fans.

We have fallen down from the mountaintop in this dreary post Brady Pat’s world.

It was much better being on top than being 7-8 with a bit of the season still in front of us.

Boston sports writers are still harping on the possibility that the Pat’s could be play-off bound!

This goes to show you how foolish some sports writers can be. The Pat’s are done, even if they get to the playoffs.
Where could they possibly go in the playoffs?

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Patriots’ loss a game for the ages

By Josh Resnek

Last Sunday, we were treated to the Argentina-France finale at the World Cup in Qatar.

Those of us who paid attention, witnessed an incredible exhibition of soccer by great stars quite like no other in modern history.

Argentina’s victory, with Lionel Messi leading the charge, will long be remembered.

Then came later in the afternoon, a game I had almost completely forgotten about, the Pats v Las Vegas Raiders.

I put the game on at the beginning of the 4th quarter of play.

This was a good start.

Like everyone else watching the Pats Sunday, I watched them even up the score, and even take the lead.

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Zappe Come, Zappe Go

By Lorenzo Recupero

Surely there’s an ongoing discussion gong down in the New England Patriots’ executive offices following the dominant 38-15 win over the Cleveland Browns Sunday afternoon.

Patriots rookie quarterback Bailey Zappe against the Cleveland Browns.

You won’t hear it from Bill Belichick in any report or post-game presser, but there IS a quarterback controversy brewing in Foxborough, MA.

And if rookie QB Bailey Zappe continues playing like he has over the past three games, his success may spill over and carry him into the starting gig for the Patriots.

In the win over Cleveland, Zappe’s third game under center and second as a starter, he put up 309 yards through the air to go with two touchdown passes. He completed 24 of 34 pass attempts to cap a phenomenal performance in which he earned a quarterback rating of 118.40.

Now, to gain some perspective on just how special his latest effort was, let’s compare Zappe’s last start to recent performances from a couple NFL legends. On Sunday, Tom Brady (87.8) and Aaron Rodgers (73.8) both combined for a lower rating (80.80) in their losses, respectively.

Week 6 in the NFL was like a revealing of the new guard, chain of command in the league in some regards and Zappe led the charge.

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