Monday Morning Hangover: Does a Great Rehearsal Lead to a Great Season?

August 31, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Patriots are guilty of many things. Many, many things. About twice as many things as they are willing to admit, and nearly half the things they are accused of. But panicking in the preseason is not one of them.
The Patriots looked bad in their preseason dress rehearsal against the Panthers, worse than their 17-16 victory or even their 7-6 halftime lead would indicate. Tom Brady threw two interceptions (one was a nifty strip by Charles "Peanut" Tillman, but the other was embarrassing), took a sack, threw only one truly Brady-like pass down the seam and, worst of all, scrambled twice. Brady scrambling: a slow-motion nightmare with all of New England shouting No! No! while all of 345 Park Avenue shouts Yes! Yes! Mwahahaha!
The Patriots defense didn't look like much either. Panthers receiver Corey "Don't Call Me Philly or Expect Me to Catch Balls Thrown at My Hands" Brown was their MVP in the first half.
OK, so Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman didn't play. Neither ...

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