Out For the Season

As I’m sure most football fans in New England are already aware, Tom Brady’s season is over. It was announced today, a day after he suffered a painful-looking shot to his left knee, that he will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season. ESPN has a full report on the story.

The mood in Boston is sour. My mood is sour. I so should have taken my roommate’s advice when drafting my fantasy league players. She recommended not drafting my favorite team’s players because if in the unlikely event they got injured (or played poorly), I would be doubly upset. I politely disagreed and drafted Tommy.

There are only two positive things I can come up with regarding this disastrous injury:

  1. Matt Cassel played surprisingly well. He didn’t screw up once. 1
  2. I drafted Eli Manning as my second quarterback. I get the best of both worlds here. If he manages to play well then my fantasy team will do well and I’ll be happy. If he manages to play very poorly, I’ll cackle and be happy.

Looking on the bright side, there are a lot of great players on the Patriots team, even if they are a little long in the tooth. If everybody does their part, and maybe a little more, the team still might manage a descent season if Cassel can just keep the ball safe. There have been plenty of NFL teams that have done alright with lackluster quarterbacks. *Cough* Giants. Bears.

I suppose we’ll have to wait and see what happens. For now, I’m very sad about season that I was so excited for. I didn’t expect the Patriots to be fantastic this year, but I was excited nevertheless. Hopefully the team can rally around the new play caller and still make a run at the playoffs. I think this will be Cassel’s last shot to make something out of his NFL career. Hopefully he does well.

  1. Although even this is somewhat depressing; the best I can say about him is that he didn’t screw up. I also thought that he was helped by the offensive line playing good and a great running game that was absent the entire preseason.


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