When Tom Brady asserted that he “sucked” in Sunday’s AFC championship game, not many people were in a rush to disagree with him.
Upon a second look at the game, perhaps Brady was being a bit hard on himself, or so at least one Patriots reporter believes.
Brady got the job done - Greg A Bedard’s game review, which has consistently been one of the best weekly columns of this season, notes that Brady actually played well on Sunday, and that playoff football is completely different from regular season football.
Tom Brady Will Bounce Back With Strong Super Bowl Performance and 19 Other Patriots Thoughts - Jeff Howe thinks that Brady will have a big Super Bowl performance, though I’m not so sure, as Bedard notes above, the playoffs are a completely different style of football.
46 lines on 23 issues - Tom E Curran has some very interesting observations and thoughts from Sunday, including Ravens CB Chris Carr calling Brady an “arrogant [bleep] ” after the game, and memories of Asante Samuel’s selfishness.
Scouts’ Super Bowl Take, Part 1: How to beat the Giants - We’ll see tons of columns about “how to beat the Patriots” in the next two weeks, I’m grateful to Christopher Price for going in the opposite direction, which is what I think most fans around here really want to read.
Revenge a real factor for Patriots - Karen Guregian talks to former Patriots Rodney Harrison, Heath Evans, Jarvis Green, James Sanders and Ellis Hobbs about how they would feel about another shot at the Giants.
Not an instant replay - Shalise Manza Young runs through the rosters and notes that a lot has changed since 2007.
Heaps of hype, memories - Not bad, Farinella, not bad.
Giants quite familiar to Patriots - Guregian’s notebook has Bill Belichick recalling his time with the Giants. The Globe notebook from Michael Vega has Bernard Pollard with plenty of sour grapes. The Patriots Journal has Belichick without much to say about Rob Gronkowski’s ankle.
The Bruins lost 5-3 in Washington D.C. last night, in their final game prior to the NHL All Star Break.
The Bruins need a break - DJ Bean says that like a little child, the Bruins need some time out to think about what they’ve done in recent weeks.
Bruins could use a break - Joe McDonald concurs that the All Star Break is coming at just the right time for the Bruins.
Team is used to Thomas’s ways - Fluto Shinzawa suggests that Thomas’s decision, however, may be the first step in goalie and team parting ways. It could be Tuukka time sooner than we think.
I’m glad to see Larry Johnson is continuing to put his all into his cartoons:
Well, at least he added the whistle, right?