I wrote a post about 15 minutes ago, and there’s already twenty comments. Comments I expected. I also wanted to be more clear about my thoughts.
This was a great game. I want to say the better team lost, but I can’t say that, because that would discredit Super Bowl XXXVI.
The Giants defense is unstoppable. Their front four is unforgiving. With Stephen Neal injured, they penetrated the A gap, while Strahan blew by Kazcur play after play.
There were also a couple of things that bugged me from the Patriots side. First, Tom Brady was off. I’m not sure if the pressure got to him, or if he just got too overconfident… but he played a bad game. Another was the 4th down attempt on 4th and 13, when we were in reasonable field goal range. Horrible call. The last was the final 30 seconds. What were we doing chucking the ball deep? The Pats had three timeouts, and should have worked the middle of the field, tried long, then worked the middle again.
I just have to wonder what’s going to happen to this team? Will Bruschi, Seau, Brown, and others retire? Will Bill Belichick quit? Most importantly, will this team have what it takes to rebound from a loss this detrimental? It’s going to be an interesting couple of months.
I’m looking at needs, and I see a few major holes. Right tackle, cornerback (even if Asante stays we need a more physical one), and linebacker. Maybe the Patriots could make a run for Ocho Cinco (hey, you never know). Lastly, I wanted to congratulate the Patriots. Of course I’m pissed off. But the team was great, and they deserve some credit even if they couldn’t cap off 19-0.