The Road Ahead…

The season is half-way over and the New England Patriots stand 6-2.  It’s been a fairly turbulent ride – the opening night nail-biter, the Jets upset, two big wins against the black birds, a heart-breaking OT loss to Josh McDaniels’ Broncos, two thrashing – one in October snow, the other in London, and finally a battle against the wildcat for AFC East supremacy.  For somebody who envisioned smooth sailing early on, much like 2007, the first half of this season has been quite the surprise.  I never thought the Patriots offense would struggle the way it did early on.  I also never saw the defense being as dominant as it has been.  Joey Galloway getting cut?  No way!  Brandon McGowan becoming a defensive star?  Never!  Yet even though things haven’t gone quite as planned, one thing remains the same nine weeks later – I believe the New England Patriots are a Super Bowl team.

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Derek Hanson

About Derek Hanson

Doctor by day, blogger by night, Derek Hanson is the founder of the Bloguin Network and has been a Patriots fan for more than 20 years.