WEEK FIFTEEN @ MIAMI DOLPHINS L 24-20well kids,
the patriots lost to miami, and i didn’t cry at all. we’ve had this loss coming for about four weeks, and while the boys did squander a chance for the one seed, i’m hoping this was one of those meaningful losses that wake up the team as we head into the post season.
in the first batch of games tom brady played without rob gronkowski, he was luck to hit 200 yards a game, so it was a good sign that he had 364 yards in this first game after rob’s injury. sadly, that’s where the good news ended – since it took 55 tries and only 34 completions to get there. i know it’ll be an adjustment going back to playing without gronk, but honestly, this game came down exactly like the last four before it did – all of which gronk played. our fearless quarterback was scrapping to pull off another last minute miracle, and even tommy can’t do that every week...though he does look a little surprised about it.
i’m loathe to give the tommy of the week to anyone – offense or defense – when we lose to the freaking dolphins, so i split the difference and i’m giving it to special teams. one of the highlights of this game actually had nothing to do with our patriots. the field goal holder wasn’t ready for the snap, and it bounced right off his face in the most hilarious play ever. lucky, hate ebner wasn’t laughing and had the wits to jump on the ball for a patriots recovery. that’s what we call a heads up play, nate!
we play the ravens tomorrow night, and with their playoff hopes on the line, it should be even more of a battle than normal. let’s hope our boys actually did learn something from this miami and don’t bring it down to the wire....or don’t waste any energy and just hope they win!
have a great saturday night, and go pats!