Under the black cloud of a Super Bowl loss, overreaction reigns supreme. The New England Patriots are the current victims of "the sky is falling" mentality, and though some of it is hyperbole, parts of it are warranted.
After all, the team lost the game for a reason.
Of course, that blame can get a little too overblown, especially in light of the grand stage of the Super Bowl. Boston.com writer Eric Wilbur learned that in an interesting fashion, as his article was the subject of much scrutiny in the New England area on Monday morning.
"What an embarrassment for the Patriots organization and Bob Kraft," writes Wilbur. "So now the Giants have taken Lombardi from you twice, and you haven't looked this bad in a playoff game since...well, two weeks ago against the Ravens. Maybe that moment will actually hit you as you're whittling down water slides in South America looking like Prince Valiant this spring. The Patriots haven't won a title in seven years, but even worse, they're now turning into the Buffalo Bills, with the Giants being their Cowboy daddy. That's not easy to swallow in a region where New York is regarded as highly as the menu at Beacon Hill Pub."
I assure you, this article will not be as ludicrous as the one I just quoted.
Which players are most deserving of blame?