New England Patriots: Pats Facing Some Inconvenient Truths After Loss

January 18, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's time to come to grips with some pretty unpleasant facts.
Statements that seemed inconceivable not only years ago, but days ago, are now clear, pleasant and true after the New York Jets announced they were going to win, reminded everyone they were going to win, and then won the Divisional Playoff with the New England Patriots, 28-21.
Tom Brady lost his playoff swagger. Bill Belichick doesn't make good postseason coaching game plans and adjustments. The Patriots, for all their wins and points between September and December, don't have the heart to win against hungry teams in January.
True. True. And true again.
It sounds negative, knee-jerk and in the moment, but those points are hard, if not impossible, to refute. Tom Brady is 4-5 since winning a third Super Bowl. Two of those wins, both against San Diego, came despite bad play on his part.
More glaring than the results have been the change in Brady's play. Last year, he showed none of his trademark poise ...

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