CUE the Eminem:
Brady’s back, back again. Brady’s back, tell a friend. Brady’s back, Brady’s back, Brady’s back……
Before you get lost into your rendition of Without Me (I happen to be able to rap the whole song), realise that this version is all about Tom Brady. And it makes me tingle as a Patriots supporter.
Clearly the greatest quarterback in New England history has been drinking from the Fountain of Youth, even while serving his four game suspension for “Deflate Gate”.
Backups Jimmy Garroppolo and Jacoby Brissett were solid in the great man’s absence, however Brady seamlessly transitioned back into the starting line up as his Patriots did the business against Cleveland.
Brady finished with a huge 406 yards and three touchdowns from 28 completed passes out 40 to rout the Browns 33-13. A solid return to say the least.
Even more pleasing for Pats fanatics, like me, is that coach Bill Belichick has enhanced his reputation as a genius. How so? You may ask. He has given one of greatest QB’s of all time even more weapons to play with.
While the tried and true Brady/Rob Gronkowski combination still sizzled (Gronk had five receptions for 104 yards), new additions Chris Hogan (wide receiver from Buffalo Bills) and Martellius Bennett (tight end from Chicago Bears) were also outstanding.
Hogan was the leading receiver with 114 yards from just four receptions (average of 28.1 yards per catch), while B-Cubed — Big Boy Bennett – caught three end zone passes from his captain for a total of 67 yards from six receptions.
Belichick has now assembled a stunning arsenal on offense. Brady, Gronk, Bennett, Hogan, top receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola and receiving running backs James White and LeGarrett Blount is a line up to be feared.
Those who despise the Patriots, which is pretty much every fan that doesn’t support them, will be filthy at seeing this line up. For fans like me, we’re dancing like lunatics.
Which leads me into another paragraph from the great prophet Slim Shady: If you one shot, one opportunity…