Sunday was a monumental day in the history of the world as America’s team the New England Patriots won their 6th Lombardi trophy, beating the Los Angeles Rams who many were pushing to win. The Patriots were major underdogs coming to this game with a senior citizen coach and QB and injuries in every position. But like the past five victories, the Patriots overcame adversity to clinch the win.
Brady is the Best
Tom Brady is over the age of 40 and is closer to getting Social Security than being in his prime. Even despite his advanced age he was still one of the top QBs in the NFL and the best QB in the AFC. In the Super Bowl he didn’t have his A game as he threw a pick on his first pass and was unable to reach the endzone. To give the Rams the chance, he largely ignored James White, instead giving the ball to Julian Edelman as a farewell gift as the Pats will most likely be dumping him for Adam Humphries. But despite this handicap, Brady was the better QB of the day and even though the score didn’t show it, he was in control. Brady showed why he is the greatest QB of all time and there will never be a QB as good as him until his son becomes an NFL QB in the future.
Patricia was the Problem
The Patriots defense shut down one of the top offenses in the game. Jared Goff was terrible as the spotlight was too big for him. The vaunted Rams running game that some thought was better than the Pats running game was shut down to 62 yards at 3.4 yards per carry. The defense came to play and the Rams had no answer for it. This showed that Matt Patricia was holding the defense back last year and if Flores was the DC last year, the Pats would have 7 Super Bowl rings instead of just six. Maybe next year
A Final Game?
The big question after the game was the future of Rob Gronkowski, the best TE in the NFL not named Croom. Gronk has been plagued with injuries his entire career and this year it looked like it might have taken its toll as he was largely ineffective. Many expected it to be a final game and if it was, that is a good way to exit as he had 87 yards catching and helps the run game get big gains and dictate the game. If this was his final game, it was the best way to go for what is probably a 1st ballot Hall of Famer.
In conclusion, this Patriot dynasty is the greatest dynasty in NFL history and one of the greatest dynasties in sports history. We are all blessed to be alive during this great dynasty as no other generation will be blessed to see a team this dominant in the NFL. To make this weekend better, one of our member’s favorite QB Deondre Francois was dismissed from FSU which guarantees they will at least go to a Bowl Game this year!