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10 years ago today - shortly after 12 am, Ruben Sierra of the New York Yankees grounded out to end the game, and secure the Red Sox trip to the World Series. Some history comes with that though; the Red Sox rallied back from a 3-0 series deficit in the American League Championship Series to come back and be the first team in baseball history to come back three games to none, and win the series. The best part about it is that the Red Sox did this against the Yankees and they went on to reverse the curse. You know, winning their first World Series in 86 years. 

Great moment in Boston sports and sports moment history!

10 years ago today - shortly after 12 am, Ruben Sierra of the New York Yankees grounded out to end the game, and secure the Red Sox trip to the World Series. Some history comes with that though; the Red Sox rallied back from a 3-0 series deficit in the American League Championship Series to come back and be the first team in baseball history to come back three games to none, and win the series. The best part about it is that the Red Sox did this against the Yankees and they went on to reverse the curse. You know, winning their first World Series in 86 years.

Great moment in Boston sports and sports moment history!

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A Rock Bigger Than Your Knee

  When it comes to marriage-friendship and love comes first and then the proposal, right? Of course the two individuals are in a relationship before taking it to the next level, and when it comes time to propose…what is the most important thing to look at? The size of the diamond or the size of the love from the man proposing to you? The above picture was a post on my Instagram page to see just what some females think. Boy, were the answers awesome. 
  I believe that when a man is ready to propose to you that should mean more than anything else. Even the engagement ring. Why? Love isn’t a rarity in today’s world, marriage is. A marriage that will last, a marriage that can start a family or just a happy life, that is rare. The reason being? I was hoping you can give me an answer because I don’t know. A lot is said about how this generation is different from ones before us, but how different is it? The main difference I see is the growth of technology and mass media. That’s basically it to me. When the picture along with the question was posted on my Instagram, the answers were different, interesting and wild. Here are just a few of the responses. 

"Yes"
“No”
“I’ll wear it around my neck because no one is going to be able to see it on my finger.”
“No, because no one is going to know that I’m engaged.” 
(The names of the people who wrote those will remain nameless because there’s just way too many responses to get approval from.) 

  Ok, back to the post - those were just some of the simple responses and not so detailed and thought out. The one that hit me the most was the last one. To me, it’s like females notice big engagement rings more than guys do, and even if a guy does and still approaches you it goes to show he doesn’t care. Now, not all guys have that mentality but, there are guys who just simply act like dogs. What should matter most, (let’s get it clear, I’m speaking from my perspective) is that you know you’re engaged, and if the size of the ring discourages you but you still said yes, you don’t deserve the man. 
 Time for the better responses!

"I’ll wear it until he gets me a better one."
“Either he’s really cheap, or has little to no credit.”
“Yup. I won’t wear it tho, I’ll upgrade it myself and he can pay me back.”
“If you love someone and they love you, it shouldn’t matter.”
“If I loved him I’d tell him to wait cause obviously we can’t afford a wedding.” 
“The right man would know that ring wouldn’t fly with me.”
“Yes. Not about the ring…and the proposal ring is an engagement which is temporary until the wedding ring.” 
“I’ll say yes but I’ll expect a bigger ring later come wedding time. You have to wear it forever.”
“If he’s willing to spend the rest of his life with you that man really loves you the rest is just materialistic.”
“I would say yes! Love is not measured in a ring, money shouldn’t matter.”
“I would say yes, rings annoy me anyway.”
“It’s forever. I deserve at best 3 carats. Size matters. I’m just being honest.” 
“…Him showing up with that ring goes to show he doesn’t really know me.” 
“Love isn’t measured by jewelry, by material things, some of the richest couples married couples who have everything are miserable…”
“Be thankful he is committing himself to you and only you!” 
“-_- I’m going to punch you!” 
  That last one was pure gold! 
  After reading some of the responses, what do you think? Better yet, let me ask a better question - where in the picture does it say the guy can’t afford a better ring? Anyone? Anywhere? I can’t find it either. How far does assuming get you in the world we live in today? Not that far. The money part of some of these responses is what struck me the most. To assume a man can’t afford a wedding simply because of the size of the ring is ridiculous. Why was money brought up, though? Is it because these women are materialistic (if you’re reading this, no I DON’T think that about you), are they sold on the idea that an engagement ring defines how the wedding and marriage is going to be? If so, then the guy proposing to you is in the wrong hands. 

  I understand that some women aren’t necessarily materialistic, they just like nice things. A big fat rock to show off is one of them. Then again, what are you going to wear everyday throughout your marriage? Your wedding band or your engagement ring? We know the answer to that, unless, you know, you “like” nice things. 
  Back to some of the responses, I found the ones interesting to be how the guy who “really knows me” wouldn’t dare to propose to you with that type of ring. Why is that? If a man is willing to propose to you, he is willing to make you more apart of his life than you already are. Some say a ring or a marriage doesn’t matter, but it does. With that title comes great love, responsibility, and honor.  Some may not abide by it but that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t. I honestly believe the toughest moment in a man’s life is when he is getting ready to drop down on one knee, and is preparing to ask you to be his wife. I would personally be crapping myself from morning to night, that’s just me. A ring that small can or cannot defines the man’s financial status; but it also doesn’t define his love and respect for you. 

  Worda from a writer on mommynoire.com really hit the nail on that head of what I’m trying to prove. “It doesn’t matter what my ring looks like! All I want is a physical symbol of your love that lets me know you have sincere intentions of marrying me” (Powell, Sid). This lady gets it! A physically symbol is what should really matter. If the idea in your head of the size of the ring affects your decision to say yes, then your answer should be a no. An engagement ring has nothing to do with the physical and emotional love you two both feel for one another, and if that time comes be prepared to ask yourself what really matters to you.  

  For instance, another one of the comments on the picture was a little like this: “I would accept it. If a woman is solid and loves a man, she will accept him as a rich or poor man…and if the woman thinks she’s too good for the ring, than the man is too good for her!” I love it. The last sentence from that comment is what love the most. It goes to show you that love and a man who is proposing to you is more about the ring in his hand, and the money in his pocket. What matters and should matter most, is the money on his and the woman covering her mouth in excitement and happiness. Once again, the picture doesn’t say anything about the money, so every comment regarding money and financial stability, I believe comes from some of these comments.  

  In all, this post was written to express my opinion, and to explain what the picture was really about. In no way does this apply to me. I’m single as a jingle, and when that time comes, I won’t disappoint. I applaud the man who gets on one knee, and I applaud the lady who says I do, no matter the size. I applaud both when they both say I do, and get to start and live their life together. Love is a beautiful thing, love applies to all of us. It’s more than just love in a relationship - love is about loving your family, friends, life and yourself. Love is more about a connection, a balance, friendship and being yourself.  A wedding ring is a small symbol compared to the symbol of the vows you exchange before becoming man and wife. 
      Good luck and love to all!

  You can share your opinions here, or follow me on Instagram and let me know what you think. My @ name is- you_sharmuta

A Rock Bigger Than Your Knee

When it comes to marriage-friendship and love comes first and then the proposal, right? Of course the two individuals are in a relationship before taking it to the next level, and when it comes time to propose…what is the most important thing to look at? The size of the diamond or the size of the love from the man proposing to you? The above picture was a post on my Instagram page to see just what some females think. Boy, were the answers awesome.

I believe that when a man is ready to propose to you that should mean more than anything else. Even the engagement ring. Why? Love isn’t a rarity in today’s world, marriage is. A marriage that will last, a marriage that can start a family or just a happy life, that is rare. The reason being? I was hoping you can give me an answer because I don’t know. A lot is said about how this generation is different from ones before us, but how different is it? The main difference I see is the growth of technology and mass media. That’s basically it to me. When the picture along with the question was posted on my Instagram, the answers were different, interesting and wild. Here are just a few of the responses.

"Yes"
“No”
“I’ll wear it around my neck because no one is going to be able to see it on my finger.”
“No, because no one is going to know that I’m engaged.”
(The names of the people who wrote those will remain nameless because there’s just way too many responses to get approval from.)

Ok, back to the post - those were just some of the simple responses and not so detailed and thought out. The one that hit me the most was the last one. To me, it’s like females notice big engagement rings more than guys do, and even if a guy does and still approaches you it goes to show he doesn’t care. Now, not all guys have that mentality but, there are guys who just simply act like dogs. What should matter most, (let’s get it clear, I’m speaking from my perspective) is that you know you’re engaged, and if the size of the ring discourages you but you still said yes, you don’t deserve the man.

Time for the better responses!

"I’ll wear it until he gets me a better one."
“Either he’s really cheap, or has little to no credit.”
“Yup. I won’t wear it tho, I’ll upgrade it myself and he can pay me back.”
“If you love someone and they love you, it shouldn’t matter.”
“If I loved him I’d tell him to wait cause obviously we can’t afford a wedding.”
“The right man would know that ring wouldn’t fly with me.”
“Yes. Not about the ring…and the proposal ring is an engagement which is temporary until the wedding ring.”
“I’ll say yes but I’ll expect a bigger ring later come wedding time. You have to wear it forever.”
“If he’s willing to spend the rest of his life with you that man really loves you the rest is just materialistic.”
“I would say yes! Love is not measured in a ring, money shouldn’t matter.”
“I would say yes, rings annoy me anyway.”
“It’s forever. I deserve at best 3 carats. Size matters. I’m just being honest.”
“…Him showing up with that ring goes to show he doesn’t really know me.”
“Love isn’t measured by jewelry, by material things, some of the richest couples married couples who have everything are miserable…”
“Be thankful he is committing himself to you and only you!”
“-_- I’m going to punch you!”
That last one was pure gold!

After reading some of the responses, what do you think? Better yet, let me ask a better question - where in the picture does it say the guy can’t afford a better ring? Anyone? Anywhere? I can’t find it either. How far does assuming get you in the world we live in today? Not that far. The money part of some of these responses is what struck me the most. To assume a man can’t afford a wedding simply because of the size of the ring is ridiculous. Why was money brought up, though? Is it because these women are materialistic (if you’re reading this, no I DON’T think that about you), are they sold on the idea that an engagement ring defines how the wedding and marriage is going to be? If so, then the guy proposing to you is in the wrong hands.

I understand that some women aren’t necessarily materialistic, they just like nice things. A big fat rock to show off is one of them. Then again, what are you going to wear everyday throughout your marriage? Your wedding band or your engagement ring? We know the answer to that, unless, you know, you “like” nice things.
Back to some of the responses, I found the ones interesting to be how the guy who “really knows me” wouldn’t dare to propose to you with that type of ring. Why is that? If a man is willing to propose to you, he is willing to make you more apart of his life than you already are. Some say a ring or a marriage doesn’t matter, but it does. With that title comes great love, responsibility, and honor. Some may not abide by it but that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t. I honestly believe the toughest moment in a man’s life is when he is getting ready to drop down on one knee, and is preparing to ask you to be his wife. I would personally be crapping myself from morning to night, that’s just me. A ring that small can or cannot defines the man’s financial status; but it also doesn’t define his love and respect for you.

Worda from a writer on mommynoire.com really hit the nail on that head of what I’m trying to prove. “It doesn’t matter what my ring looks like! All I want is a physical symbol of your love that lets me know you have sincere intentions of marrying me” (Powell, Sid). This lady gets it! A physically symbol is what should really matter. If the idea in your head of the size of the ring affects your decision to say yes, then your answer should be a no. An engagement ring has nothing to do with the physical and emotional love you two both feel for one another, and if that time comes be prepared to ask yourself what really matters to you.

For instance, another one of the comments on the picture was a little like this: “I would accept it. If a woman is solid and loves a man, she will accept him as a rich or poor man…and if the woman thinks she’s too good for the ring, than the man is too good for her!” I love it. The last sentence from that comment is what love the most. It goes to show you that love and a man who is proposing to you is more about the ring in his hand, and the money in his pocket. What matters and should matter most, is the money on his and the woman covering her mouth in excitement and happiness. Once again, the picture doesn’t say anything about the money, so every comment regarding money and financial stability, I believe comes from some of these comments.

In all, this post was written to express my opinion, and to explain what the picture was really about. In no way does this apply to me. I’m single as a jingle, and when that time comes, I won’t disappoint. I applaud the man who gets on one knee, and I applaud the lady who says I do, no matter the size. I applaud both when they both say I do, and get to start and live their life together. Love is a beautiful thing, love applies to all of us. It’s more than just love in a relationship - love is about loving your family, friends, life and yourself. Love is more about a connection, a balance, friendship and being yourself. A wedding ring is a small symbol compared to the symbol of the vows you exchange before becoming man and wife.
Good luck and love to all!

You can share your opinions here, or follow me on Instagram and let me know what you think. My @ name is- you_sharmuta

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Yes, Brady is old, back to his old tricks that is! Tom F. Brady came out with his guns slinging, and his ammo flying as he was shooting. In other words, the Pats were rolling early and late, while the Bengals were falling quickly and surely. In the eyes of the “media” and some fickle fans, it was a “long” week in New England. It wasn’t. Were fans on the edge, and skeptical about this Pats team after the blowout to the Chiefs? Yes. Was there reason to panic? Yes. But to doubt the Patriots at home, in prime time and with an angry Brady and Belichick is just ridiculous. It was only a long week because the game was at 8:25 pm on a Sunday night. 

For the Bengals, they suffered their first loss of the season and looked anemic all night. Another prime time game, another abysmal performance by the Bengals. I noticed quickly that a lot bloggers, writers and some Twitter users were blaming most of this blowout on Andy Dalton. Why? I don’t know. He played pretty well, even though he missed some throws, that team just had to deal with a Patriots defense that came ready to play. Let’s not forget that AJ Green was locked down most of the night by Darrell Revis, and the Benagls receivers were dropping balls like they were catching flaming hot rocks. Oh well, better for the Pats! 

The best part of last nights game was the Patriots home crowd; any die hard fan or any football fan in general felt butterflies or had a joyful moment when that crowd was roaring, “Brady! Brady! Brady!” It surely doesn’t get any better than that. After Brady led the Patriots down for a second touchdown drive, and the chants began again, you can see an energetic and happy Brady. Let’s forget how well this running game did, exploding 203 yards on the ground, while Brady was getting almost everyone involved through the air. Tim Wright looked like the second tight end the patriots have been looking for since the start of last season, and he looks like a sure replacement for that other tight end. The Gronk is the GRONK and who’s going to stop him!? The Patriots offensive line was in sync all night, allowing only one sack and very few times was Brady rushed or hurried. An all around valiant effort for this Patriots team, and with Browner coming back that defense just looks even more dangerous! 

Oh, and congrats to TOM. F. BRADY on surpassing 50,000 passing yards in his career! Being the 6th player to ever do so!

Yes, Brady is old, back to his old tricks that is! Tom F. Brady came out with his guns slinging, and his ammo flying as he was shooting. In other words, the Pats were rolling early and late, while the Bengals were falling quickly and surely. In the eyes of the “media” and some fickle fans, it was a “long” week in New England. It wasn’t. Were fans on the edge, and skeptical about this Pats team after the blowout to the Chiefs? Yes. Was there reason to panic? Yes. But to doubt the Patriots at home, in prime time and with an angry Brady and Belichick is just ridiculous. It was only a long week because the game was at 8:25 pm on a Sunday night.

For the Bengals, they suffered their first loss of the season and looked anemic all night. Another prime time game, another abysmal performance by the Bengals. I noticed quickly that a lot bloggers, writers and some Twitter users were blaming most of this blowout on Andy Dalton. Why? I don’t know. He played pretty well, even though he missed some throws, that team just had to deal with a Patriots defense that came ready to play. Let’s not forget that AJ Green was locked down most of the night by Darrell Revis, and the Benagls receivers were dropping balls like they were catching flaming hot rocks. Oh well, better for the Pats!

The best part of last nights game was the Patriots home crowd; any die hard fan or any football fan in general felt butterflies or had a joyful moment when that crowd was roaring, “Brady! Brady! Brady!” It surely doesn’t get any better than that. After Brady led the Patriots down for a second touchdown drive, and the chants began again, you can see an energetic and happy Brady. Let’s forget how well this running game did, exploding 203 yards on the ground, while Brady was getting almost everyone involved through the air. Tim Wright looked like the second tight end the patriots have been looking for since the start of last season, and he looks like a sure replacement for that other tight end. The Gronk is the GRONK and who’s going to stop him!? The Patriots offensive line was in sync all night, allowing only one sack and very few times was Brady rushed or hurried. An all around valiant effort for this Patriots team, and with Browner coming back that defense just looks even more dangerous!

Oh, and congrats to TOM. F. BRADY on surpassing 50,000 passing yards in his career! Being the 6th player to ever do so!

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I’m going to get straight to the point with this one, I absolutely hate the one game, wild card playoff in Major League Baseball. To me, it’s unfair and a waste of time for the four teams that play in those two games. The MLB won’t do anything about it. Why? Ratings galore! 

First and foremost, congratulations to the Kansas City Royals on winning their first “playoff” game in 29 years. Putting playoff in quotations wasn’t meant to undermine the Royals winning the game, a playoff game, and advancing to the ALDS. What meaning does this wild card game have besides it being for the ratings? I can’t think of one. Of course you have two teams fighting for their lives and have aspirations for moving on into the ALDS, but one game is too define it all? Why? Granted both teams should’ve played better so they wouldn’t be in that position; but then again, they fought to be in that position and continue to ride their momentum. 

The Oakland Athletics have no one to blame but themselves. They shot themselves in the foot the last three months of the season, and once again last night. They blew several leads, had some mishaps on the defensive side of the ball, and tanked their opportunities. The Royals aren’t going to crank homers over the walls, but they sure can run and run they did. Evident in the bottom of the 12th when Eric Hosmer turned an almost home run into a triple, which turned into him scoring the game tying run. The Royals went on to win in walk off fashion, 9-8 and advanced to the ALDS as they get set to face the Angels.

But, I’m not here to talk about what the A’s could’ve done, or what the Royals did do - I’m here to voice my displeasure with baseball one game wild card. The MLB season is already a drag with 162, long and brutal games. For them to carry only 8 out of 30 MLB teams after a long season is really not fair. It’s not like they have a post season set up of one and done games like college basketball/football, or like the NFL. Their postseason is set up like the NHL and the NBA, but the only difference is the MLB has one less series. It goes division game, championship game and the World Series. What the MLB needs to do is give the four extra teams they have adapted an extra shot. They need to shorten their 162 game season (140 games sounds better) and they need to add another series in the playoffs. They relish the sound of “October baseball” but it almost always drags on into November. 

What this new change will do is give players, teams, coaches more rest and opportunity to do and play better. 162 games is what most are accustomed to so that changing will be too much of a stretch, especially with a collective bargaining agreement being side a couple of years ago. However, the discussion has to be brung to light. Teams like the As, Royals, Giants, Pirates deserve to play more than just one game against each other. One game only proves who was better that night, and not who can gut it out throughout a whole series. This one game wild card was adapted after the 162nd game of the 2012 season came down to the last game for a few teams fighting for a playoff spot. Some blew an opportunity and we all witnessed a huge collapse (my Red Sox :() while another team triumphed itself into the playoffs (the Rays). 

What did the MLB get out of that game more than anything else? Ratings, talk, excitement and more ratings. The sports world is a business, and a business run by the owners of the teams, the commissioners and people who love money. Whatever they can do to get money, they will. More ratings equal more money, and more money equals happier higher power. I understand this should be written after tonight’s game between the Pirates and the Giants, but I just don’t care about the outcome. The reason being I believe that both teams deserve a shot in the PLAYOFFS, not a “wild card” game. The fans and baseball deserve to see all four teams duke it out; whether it being a five or seven game series. That shows the real will, and proof of who is the better team. Congrats once again to the Kansas City Royals, hard fought and thank you for a great game.  

Kick ass out there!

I’m going to get straight to the point with this one, I absolutely hate the one game, wild card playoff in Major League Baseball. To me, it’s unfair and a waste of time for the four teams that play in those two games. The MLB won’t do anything about it. Why? Ratings galore!

First and foremost, congratulations to the Kansas City Royals on winning their first “playoff” game in 29 years. Putting playoff in quotations wasn’t meant to undermine the Royals winning the game, a playoff game, and advancing to the ALDS. What meaning does this wild card game have besides it being for the ratings? I can’t think of one. Of course you have two teams fighting for their lives and have aspirations for moving on into the ALDS, but one game is too define it all? Why? Granted both teams should’ve played better so they wouldn’t be in that position; but then again, they fought to be in that position and continue to ride their momentum.

The Oakland Athletics have no one to blame but themselves. They shot themselves in the foot the last three months of the season, and once again last night. They blew several leads, had some mishaps on the defensive side of the ball, and tanked their opportunities. The Royals aren’t going to crank homers over the walls, but they sure can run and run they did. Evident in the bottom of the 12th when Eric Hosmer turned an almost home run into a triple, which turned into him scoring the game tying run. The Royals went on to win in walk off fashion, 9-8 and advanced to the ALDS as they get set to face the Angels.

But, I’m not here to talk about what the A’s could’ve done, or what the Royals did do - I’m here to voice my displeasure with baseball one game wild card. The MLB season is already a drag with 162, long and brutal games. For them to carry only 8 out of 30 MLB teams after a long season is really not fair. It’s not like they have a post season set up of one and done games like college basketball/football, or like the NFL. Their postseason is set up like the NHL and the NBA, but the only difference is the MLB has one less series. It goes division game, championship game and the World Series. What the MLB needs to do is give the four extra teams they have adapted an extra shot. They need to shorten their 162 game season (140 games sounds better) and they need to add another series in the playoffs. They relish the sound of “October baseball” but it almost always drags on into November.

What this new change will do is give players, teams, coaches more rest and opportunity to do and play better. 162 games is what most are accustomed to so that changing will be too much of a stretch, especially with a collective bargaining agreement being side a couple of years ago. However, the discussion has to be brung to light. Teams like the As, Royals, Giants, Pirates deserve to play more than just one game against each other. One game only proves who was better that night, and not who can gut it out throughout a whole series. This one game wild card was adapted after the 162nd game of the 2012 season came down to the last game for a few teams fighting for a playoff spot. Some blew an opportunity and we all witnessed a huge collapse (my Red Sox :() while another team triumphed itself into the playoffs (the Rays).

What did the MLB get out of that game more than anything else? Ratings, talk, excitement and more ratings. The sports world is a business, and a business run by the owners of the teams, the commissioners and people who love money. Whatever they can do to get money, they will. More ratings equal more money, and more money equals happier higher power. I understand this should be written after tonight’s game between the Pirates and the Giants, but I just don’t care about the outcome. The reason being I believe that both teams deserve a shot in the PLAYOFFS, not a “wild card” game. The fans and baseball deserve to see all four teams duke it out; whether it being a five or seven game series. That shows the real will, and proof of who is the better team. Congrats once again to the Kansas City Royals, hard fought and thank you for a great game.

Kick ass out there!

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As much as I would love to start a, “fire McDaniels, Fire Patricia” campaign, I can’t. Being a Patriots fan, I have learned over the years to not panic and to not blow anything out of proportion. Do I believe it’s time too? No, I don’t. Do I believe it’s time to question this football team? Yes, I do. 

There’s no hiding it, the Pats got their behinds whooped last night by the KansasCity Chiefs, at Arrow Head stadium on Monday night football. The Chiefs dominated the Pats in all phases of the game. Charles ran wild, Kelce burned the Pats linebackers, and Smith made Revis look average. Speaking of average, the talk following the game has been all about Tom Brady, and if his time has come. Why!? Deservedly so, he played like crap - but, does he also play defense and special teams? He can’t up and protect himself, can’t throw the ball in the air and go grab it for himself. He’s the quarterback, so naturally everything will fall on his shoulders. 

Can you blame people for the talk of Brady? No, you certainly can not. Brady has been off this season. Following last season, Brady is continuing to be inaccurate with his deep throws; Usually over the head of his receivers, or in an area for the catcher to go get the ball. But, it’s not completely his fault. Brady’s number one receiver, is a 5’10 slot receiver whose called on to do almost everything on the offensive side. Don’t get me wrong, edelman is a beast, and of the best but he just can’t continually do it all. Brady has to deal with an offensive line still in motion, and yet to fall in sync. He has to deal with a not yet healthy Gronk. Brandon Lafell is very slowly learning the system, Amendola is no where to be found, and Dobson and Thompkins can’t seem to find their way to the healthy or “let me contribute” to this team bus. The running game for the Patriots is good but hasn’t been eye opening yet because of the offensive line, and because they lost their boulder in Legarette Blount. I do believe this offense is a work in progress, but it needs to progress fast and in a hurry. Especially with the Bengals coming to town. 

Shifting gears to the other side of the ball - what in the heck is up with this defense?? Yes, I loved the way they have performed after the Miami game but nothing spectacular against teams like the Vikings or Raiders. What I have noticed with the Patriots with not only this season, but previous seasons - they continue to have problems with pass catching running backs in the backfield. Why? No idea. They have young linebackers, they have a force in Chandler but still can’t find a way to stop those type of plays. It’s been a horrible start all around, and can anyone tell me how they’re getting such sweet deals on Revis Island!? Looks like a heck of a time out there. REVIS, WHAT’S UP!? 

Now to the coaches, oh the coaches! I want to focus on the 3 main guys - Bill, Josh and Matt. As stated with my very first sentence, I honestly believe Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia are possible two of some of the worse coordinators in the game. McDaniels offense is too damn dry and predictable, and has become easy to read for opposing defenses. Matt Patricia, is just bad. I honestly hope he proves me wrong with all of that talent on the defensive side of the ball, but for now the guy is just all hype because of Bill Belichick. 

When it comes to the greatest coach and QB in NFL history, I will never panic. I will never panic but I will question what is going on. Belichick is a mad genius, and deserves the, “in Belichick, we trust” praise. However, this season has been one filled with many questions, and head scratchers. A quote that caught my eye this morning was one by former Patriot, cut this summer, Tommy Kelly; “I couldn’t take busting my tail every day getting to a game and them taking me out of the game for someone who I know isn’t better than me, because he’s a cheaper option. Are we worried about money here? Or are we worried about winning?” He’s right. The Patriots like to build their team and depth from the ground up, but is it always the right choice? Kelly has been a beast his entire career, was beast last season before tearing his ACL, and is now playing great football for the Arizona Cardinals. 

For some, the Patriots are infamously cheap. For many, they’re just a smart ran organization, and love to build in house talent. To be honest, enough is enough. Brady is 37, and is not getting any younger. This team is built defensively to win a super bowl, and offensively are a work in progress. Something has to be done to get Brady a big, deep threat receiver to compliment him and Edelman and Gronk. So far, Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins do not look like those guys. Hopefully the Pats pull off some sort of 2012 type trade when they traded for Aqib Talib, and that paid off very well; of course, this time for a receiver who doesn’t have glass as hands. 

The Patriots are 2-2, currently look like crap, and are preparing for a Sunday Night game against the best team in football. They will have their hands full with the Bengals, so I hope they can adjust quick and put this game behind them. I will not panic like many; as I believe Tom F. Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots will be right back on track.

As much as I would love to start a, “fire McDaniels, Fire Patricia” campaign, I can’t. Being a Patriots fan, I have learned over the years to not panic and to not blow anything out of proportion. Do I believe it’s time too? No, I don’t. Do I believe it’s time to question this football team? Yes, I do.

There’s no hiding it, the Pats got their behinds whooped last night by the KansasCity Chiefs, at Arrow Head stadium on Monday night football. The Chiefs dominated the Pats in all phases of the game. Charles ran wild, Kelce burned the Pats linebackers, and Smith made Revis look average. Speaking of average, the talk following the game has been all about Tom Brady, and if his time has come. Why!? Deservedly so, he played like crap - but, does he also play defense and special teams? He can’t up and protect himself, can’t throw the ball in the air and go grab it for himself. He’s the quarterback, so naturally everything will fall on his shoulders.

Can you blame people for the talk of Brady? No, you certainly can not. Brady has been off this season. Following last season, Brady is continuing to be inaccurate with his deep throws; Usually over the head of his receivers, or in an area for the catcher to go get the ball. But, it’s not completely his fault. Brady’s number one receiver, is a 5’10 slot receiver whose called on to do almost everything on the offensive side. Don’t get me wrong, edelman is a beast, and of the best but he just can’t continually do it all. Brady has to deal with an offensive line still in motion, and yet to fall in sync. He has to deal with a not yet healthy Gronk. Brandon Lafell is very slowly learning the system, Amendola is no where to be found, and Dobson and Thompkins can’t seem to find their way to the healthy or “let me contribute” to this team bus. The running game for the Patriots is good but hasn’t been eye opening yet because of the offensive line, and because they lost their boulder in Legarette Blount. I do believe this offense is a work in progress, but it needs to progress fast and in a hurry. Especially with the Bengals coming to town.

Shifting gears to the other side of the ball - what in the heck is up with this defense?? Yes, I loved the way they have performed after the Miami game but nothing spectacular against teams like the Vikings or Raiders. What I have noticed with the Patriots with not only this season, but previous seasons - they continue to have problems with pass catching running backs in the backfield. Why? No idea. They have young linebackers, they have a force in Chandler but still can’t find a way to stop those type of plays. It’s been a horrible start all around, and can anyone tell me how they’re getting such sweet deals on Revis Island!? Looks like a heck of a time out there. REVIS, WHAT’S UP!?

Now to the coaches, oh the coaches! I want to focus on the 3 main guys - Bill, Josh and Matt. As stated with my very first sentence, I honestly believe Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia are possible two of some of the worse coordinators in the game. McDaniels offense is too damn dry and predictable, and has become easy to read for opposing defenses. Matt Patricia, is just bad. I honestly hope he proves me wrong with all of that talent on the defensive side of the ball, but for now the guy is just all hype because of Bill Belichick.

When it comes to the greatest coach and QB in NFL history, I will never panic. I will never panic but I will question what is going on. Belichick is a mad genius, and deserves the, “in Belichick, we trust” praise. However, this season has been one filled with many questions, and head scratchers. A quote that caught my eye this morning was one by former Patriot, cut this summer, Tommy Kelly; “I couldn’t take busting my tail every day getting to a game and them taking me out of the game for someone who I know isn’t better than me, because he’s a cheaper option. Are we worried about money here? Or are we worried about winning?” He’s right. The Patriots like to build their team and depth from the ground up, but is it always the right choice? Kelly has been a beast his entire career, was beast last season before tearing his ACL, and is now playing great football for the Arizona Cardinals.

For some, the Patriots are infamously cheap. For many, they’re just a smart ran organization, and love to build in house talent. To be honest, enough is enough. Brady is 37, and is not getting any younger. This team is built defensively to win a super bowl, and offensively are a work in progress. Something has to be done to get Brady a big, deep threat receiver to compliment him and Edelman and Gronk. So far, Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins do not look like those guys. Hopefully the Pats pull off some sort of 2012 type trade when they traded for Aqib Talib, and that paid off very well; of course, this time for a receiver who doesn’t have glass as hands.

The Patriots are 2-2, currently look like crap, and are preparing for a Sunday Night game against the best team in football. They will have their hands full with the Bengals, so I hope they can adjust quick and put this game behind them. I will not panic like many; as I believe Tom F. Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots will be right back on track.

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