The 2016 New England Patriots Season Preview

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The time is almost upon us. That long, dark period from the first Sunday of February until September 8th is almost over and the sport America loves most is due to make its triumphant return. Obviously, the NFL has not been far from the minds of sports fans across the country but probably hasn’t haunted any one fan base as much as the Foxboro faithful. With Tom Brady’s suspension appeal denied and the GOAT forced to sit out the first four weeks of the season the Patriots are basically giving the AFC a 4 game handicap. Whatever. I’m not expecting any sympathy from the rest of the league towards a team that has been on an unprecedented run of success in the modern era. It’s going to make it that much sweeter when the Patriots hoist their 5th(!!!!!) Lombardi trophy right in that autocratic, soulless, NFLPA crushing robot named Roger Goodell’s face. ┬áThe real question is how will they get there?

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Jets Sign Chris Johnson and I Begrudgingly Admit Its A Good Move (But Hope It Ends Terribly)

I like this logo. Reminds me when the Jets were truly awful.

I like this logo. Reminds me when the Jets were truly awful.

God I hate the Jets. In fact they may be the only thing on the planet that I actually truly hate. I get almost as much joy out of watching the Jets lose as I do watching the Patriots win. However, that is all just background for me having to admit that I don’t hate their Chris Johnson signing.

Do you brush gold teeth with regular toothpaste? No, right?

Do you brush gold teeth with regular toothpaste? No, right?

Now I’m not saying the Pats need to be scared of the Jets. You respect them, but only because its the NFL and the Sunday you don’t respect an opponent they tend to whoop your ass, but you certainly aren’t scared. Still, it is a solid move. Johnson is 28, 2 years shy of the AARP recommended age of retirement for RBs, and can be a nice speed/dump off option to compliment the grinders the Jets currently have in Powell/Ivory if he stays healthy. Obviously, I don’t think the 2009, CJ2K is going to be making a comeback but it does remind me of the move the Jets made in 2010 to get LT and, for two years, he was a pain in the Patriots’ ass even not being the player he once was.

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