The norm on Sunday’s for me during football season is to be around other people whether it be in my home or in someone else’ home for NFL games. Not the case really with college football strangely. I think that has to do with fantasy football but more on that later.
Anyway, while lounging on my friends couch, attempting to enjoy a Patriots game in which they were getting smoked harder than Ricky Williams smoked dope during his retirement, my friend, who has his laptop with Yahoo! stat tracker up reminds that I’m still winning despite my opponent starting Ronnie Brown. Not exactly the words I want to hear from my friend, who is not a Patriots fan mind you.
Look, the Patriots didn’t just lose, they got shit on, pissed on, raped and killed by a Dolphins team that, frankly, was better prepared to play this game.
1. The Patriots Got Out-coached
The Dolphins ran Wildcat five times for a touchdown during the game. You think Bill would make an adjustment after at least the second touchdown out of it, but no. He didn’t change AT ALL. One of my friends (A Pats fan) thinks that the problem is that the 3-4 is outdated but I don’t believe that. I do agree with a statement he made about Belicheck being stubborn about changing a gameplan. It happened in the Super Bowl and it happened yesterday.
You know Lane Kiffen (or who ever the hell is coaching the Raiders) is licking their chops for the week 15 matchup between the two teams. Let’s see…
Ronnie Brown + Wildcat – Defense = 5 Touchdowns
Darren McFadden + Wildcat (Offense he basically invented) – Defense + Better then Ronnie Brown = Holy Fucking Shit
2. Matt Cassel didn’t play bad, but was part of the play that changed the game.
First quarter, each team has had a stop on defense on Cassel drops back to pass. At first glance he gets sacked but he escapes and runs for a touchdown… or not. You see, the ref blew the whistle.
Every Patriots fan was thinking two things: 1. Uh Oh, and 2. Oh come on. He wasn’t even as sacked as badly as Eli in the Super Bowl. Where was the whistle on that!?
That play completly changed the game. Instead of an energized team and crowd and a 7-0 lead, points get taken off the board and next play is a pick. The rest is history.
So the fantasy story mentioned earlier? Well immeaditly after my friend reminds that I’m still up a thought creeps into my mind, a thought about something horribly wrong that happened in my other league.
I benched Ronnie Brown in my ESPN league.
Until Next Time