JC is the “drunk uncle” of the 18to88.com family. One of our longest and most loyal readers, he is a belligerent Patriots fan, and generally under the influence of something. By virtue of his long tenure, and because he had the guts to show up after the Pats lost the Super Bowl, he gets a free pass to say most anything he wants. It’s generally offensive and ill conceived, but he does serve as the voice of the Patriots fan here at 18to88. Because it’s a holiday week, and we are all going to have to get along with family, I’ve consented to let JC share his thoughts on the game. I’ve had to edit the language heavily.
OK. Lemme throw in my two cents. All I did was read through all 93 comments and try to make as many mental notes as possible, so the list below is as relative to the 93 former posts as I could possibly make. Again, in no particular sequence of thought, and not meant to be provocative or antagonistic like a lot of the sh*t I write.
1. I think we’ve found an answer to the two ends that have plagued us in past years, especially last year in the 4th and 2 game (which we outplayed you in). The answer is the three headed monster known as Vollmer, Crumpler and Gronkowski. The big guys up front blocked, chipped, and neutralized Freeney and Mathis. Save for a nifty spin move on Matt Light yesterday, the two vaunted ends, who were healthy, did precisely d**k. And when you run the ball at those guys it’s like you’re playing with 10 men on the field. If anybody wondered where was Aaron Hernandez other than his TD catch early, it’s because Crump got the bulk of the snaps keeping the jackals off of 12.
DZ: Freeney made plays, but Mathis was shut down completely.