Today we see the the defending world champions Seattle Seahawks versus the best football team over the last 15 years, the New England Patriots.
As I get my beer and sink into my couch, I find that am a bit nervous about a couple things:
- Injuries to the Legion of Boom: As we know, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas are injured. But, this week, we learned that Kam Chancellor has a knee injury. As the guy who is expected to cover Rob Gronkowski, this could be a portent of doom.
- The Patriots essentially got off scott-free from “Deflate-gate.” A part of me, wishes that specter were still hovering over this game, perhaps causing issues with the focus of Tom Brady.
- Unfortunately, none of the media or Patriots players have disrespected Doug Baldwin. I had hoped they would, because an Angry Doug Baldwin is a dangerous Doug Baldwin.
- Finally, I am concerned that Offensive Coordinator Darryl Bevell will get too cute in his game plan. We can not out-coach Bill Bellechick, we need to continue to do what we do best–run the ball!