Let me preface this post by saying I hated that game yesterday. It sucked. When Brady threw his second interception right after Brandon Spikes picked off Joe Flacco, I thought then and there that the Patriots didn’t have a chance. That and the Woodhead fumble had “Jets 2011 AFC Playoff Game” written all over it. The win was as ugly as Terrell Suggs’ ingrown hairs on his neck and face, but with a little luck and choke job from the Ravens the Patriots are heading to their sixth Superbowl since 1996. A few things from yesterdays game…
Vince bleeping Wilfork
It was Vince’s game yesterday. Nobody could get in his way as he put every offensive lineman on ice skates that tried to block him (ice skates is a cool football term that means the offensive lineman got his ass handed to him). Vince had 6 tackles, 3 for a loss, and one sack. It was pure and utter domination.
Sterling bleeping Moore
Not bad for a no named practice player. I’ll tell you what, Moore has been one of the best defensive backs on the field for the past three games. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but if you see Sterling Moore in the street be sure to thank him for getting the Pats to the Superbowl due to his pass deflection in the end-zone. That’s if you can recognize him.
Tom Brady was garbage, but was still Tom Brady
Tom Brady said it perfectly when describing his play after yesterdays game – “I sucked”. Yes Tom, that you did. But you also had a QB sneak that involved you uncharacteristically leaping over the pile only to get your back broken in half by Ray Lewis. Brady went 22/36 for 239 and two interceptions, but had an emphatic spike with some barking at the crowd that made everyone forget about all that sub-par play.
In just two years in the NFL, Gronk is getting dangerously close to the same “fan worship” level as Tom Brady. If you don’t think so, then listen to the crowd after Gronk rolled left the playing field with a dinged up ankle. It was silent. How could Gronk get hurt, he’s 265 pounds of titanium right? That’s what I thought along with the entire Gillette crowd. So yesterday I was shocked when Gronk had to be helped off the field.
Somebody take away Billy Cundiff’s belt and shoe laces
A 32 yard chip shot hooked left. Way left. There was no freeze timeout from the Patriots as they just let the play clock wind down as Cundiff and the Ravens rushed the most important play of their season. No big deal, just don’t be surprised if Cundiff pulls a Ray Finkle and gets breast implants while he tucks his Johnson in between his legs.