This is it, guys. The last stretch of games before the playoffs.
Also... No more late night games. Which is good for older fans like me. Waking up on a Monday morning after a late game is awful. Oh, how I love you, 1 PM games!
Nice Big Boy win on the road last week. Game balls to Julian Edelman and Jamie Collins. That dude was everywhere last week.
Agent Cooper says good win last week
Here are five guys I'm excited to watch this week:
1) Tom Brady - Does anyone ever remember seeing Brady move around in the pocket as much as he has this year? I'm not saying he's Randall Cunningham or anything like that. But he's definitely gotten better at moving his feet. That's not usually a skill you add at 37.
2 - 4) LeGarrette Blount / Jonas Gray / Shane Vereen - My sources tell me the Dolphins are vulnerable against the run (Source: source(s)), so I wouldn't be surprised to see the Patriots running game get back on track this week. Also... Has anyone seen Jonas Gray?
5) Brandon Bolden - EXCELLENT blocked punt last week.
My prediction: Pats 27, Dolphins 17
This week we have Fake Josh McDaniels filling for Fake Bill Belichick.
What up, Bros and Lady Bros?
Ol' Josh is usually a pretty creative guy. But when I needed an idea for Bill's Christmas present this year, I was drawing blanks.
What do you get for the guy who hates everything?
I summoned Tom and Matt to my office immediately.
Me: OK... You guys are the closest thing I have to friends around here. Hit me up with some ideas for Christmas Presents for The Bill.
Matt: How about The Complete Frank Miller Batman?
Me: What's that?
Matt: Seriously? Batman! Graphic novels! In hardcover! Miller's classic re-imagining of the great American super hero that ushered in the current golden age of super heroes!
Me: You're kidding, right? This is supposed to be present for BILL, not for YOU.
Tom: How about a house? We could buy him a house.
Me: Uh huh.
Tom: If we each throw in a million, we could get him a nice place on Cape Ann or something.
Tom: They've got a great little salt water taffy place right on the water in Rockport.
Tom: No? You guys don't like salt water taffy?
Matt: How about that place at the mall that does hot dogs wrapped in pretzels? They have a gold card option. Unlimited pretzel dogs!
Me: OK... Out of here. Both of you. You're not helping. And take that TB12 hat off. You look like a tool.
Why do I even bother, you guys?
Once again, I'd have to solve this problem by myself.