The one thing that stands out when watching a player is how they do game to game from season to season. It can be said that many players live off their so-called past reputation of being a great player but when given the eye-ball test, fail miserably. What I mean is that no matter what the name says on the back of the jersey, if it talks like a duck, looks like duck and acts like a duck, more than likely it is one. With that being said, here are some observations that don’t lie when given the eye-ball test.
- Darius Butler looks like the exact replica of Ellis Hobbs. About the same height and weight and always seem to be one step behind.
- The Aura of Tom Brady is slowly fading. There were many games where you could count the Patriots had the best QB in the league not named Manning, and you know that he would lead the Pats to victory. When looking around the league and the talent now at the QB position, it can easily be argued that Brady is in the top 5 with Manning, Brees, Rodgers, and Schaub, that the advantage is not so big anymore.
- Tired of not having a clear #1 workhorse running back. It seems like the Pats the last couple of years have assembled journeyman running backs that if on any other team, would fall deep on the depth chart.
- I don’t care how great the mind of Bill Belichick is, it feels like a long time since the defense did not look so vanilla and show an act of dominance on a playoff team. It doesn’t count to beat the Titans 59-0, show it to me against the Colt and the upper echelon.
- The Pats got a real steal when they drafted Aaron Hernandez. The more that Brady gets him the ball the more he reminds me of Dallas Clark. And to think that the Jets drafted Joe McKnight one pick before him, Keller and Hernandez would have had Sánchez drooling.