So, has the national media figured out yet that the Patriots have plenty of good players not named Tom Brady on the roster? Think they’ve realized yet that this team is going to be pretty good (better than the Jets I would bet) this season?
A run through the pre-game shows yesterday looked this way:
On FOX, Michael Strahan pronounced that “The Patriots Were Exposed During the Super Bowl.” He said that even without the injury to Brady, the AFC was going to be wide open this season.
On CBS’ NFL Today, Shannon Sharpe pronounced the Jets the new favorites in the AFC East, while Bill Cowher picked the Bills.
On ESPN, Keyshawn Johnson took on Tom Jackson’s assertion that the New England offense was in trouble since 95% of it was designed for Tom Brady. Jackson also said that it was a “fallacy” to believe the Patriots could get to the Super Bowl without Brady.
There was plenty of Brett Favre love on NFL Network.
Michael McCarthy says that reports of the Patriots demise were exaggerated.
Tom Curran has the motivated Patriots teaching the Jets and media a lesson.
With the Red Sox on TBS nationally yesterday, announcers Chip Caray and Buck Martinez had plenty to say during the game.
Michael Silver goes around the NFL in his Morning Rush.