It is early here on the west coast, and yet I am smiling for more than my freshly ground coffee (Dunkin Donut beans imported from RI). I felt it was time to try and take a shot at the page here at B/R.
So here is my first try at writing since I was in HS during the Super Bowl shuffle era. As a lifelong Patriots fan living here in Raider country on California's coastline, I have to import the best from the east and surf the net for my Patriot Information.
I have to defend the Pats daily and have the privilege of hearing how wonderful the Raiders are and of Al Davis's genius. For my fellow Pats fans living in the New England area, I just want it known that since the Tuck Game, Raiders fans, for the most part, are stuck in the '70's and refuse to face reality.
This offseason has been wonderful to watch for someone who tries to stay armed with football knowledge and hope for the future. I truly and completely trust BB. This off season has 3 veteran players who have been perennial Pro-bowlers.
While they are on the downside of their careers, they still have something in the tank...or so BB thinks. Mix in some good players who will contribute and I can't help but think that New England is the place to land.
I mean older pro bowl vets (all without rings, by the way) looking to keep playing and show they aren't through. Or maybe just on the hunt for the elusive ring and each knowing that New England is the place to go for the best shot at that.
Fred Taylor, Shawn Springs, and now Joey Galloway.
Each a guy that the whole league wanted when in their prime, now all on the same team with Brady, Welker, Moss etc. Gets me looking at the roster like a fantasy roster on Madden.
It looks to me like more proven and skilled players are looking to land at New England (for less money than elsewhere as well) than planes at SFO or Logan. I have to say that the upcoming season looks great on paper for the moment and the draft is yet to come.
With the strong seemingly getting stronger, I can't help but think my Dunkin Donut coffee smells and tastes better right now.