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Well, wasn’t it fun getting in bed, looking to get some rest before, hopefully a happier, more productive, less-panicky day in free agency, only to get that buzz / ring / alert that Aqib Talib had agreed to a deal with the Broncos. Talk about the scrote cherry on top of the dick sundae that was the 1st day of Free Agency 2014 for the Pats. Before we overreact in quintessential Boston sports fan fashion let’s remember that we know a few things about the Pats, guys…
**The Pats never draft who we think they will
**The Pats always trade during the NFL Draft
**The Pats are never active Day 1 on Free Agency
**The Pats never sign who we want them to in free agency
**Belichick is a motherfucker and hates losing, anything, just like his QB
**The Pats are always good with BB and TFB
So, free agency 2014 began in typical Pats fashion, in what is now becoming the new normal. Denver spent like drunken sailors, stealing another Patriot player we all liked and hoped to see the team keep. While the Pats were quiet (sorry, Edelmania, we’ll get to you later, much as we hope you stay, too, pal). There’s a tradition that nobody in New England likes to celebrate or wants to get used to. And while we all wanted Talib to stay at the kinda drunken sailor titty bar money Elway threw at him? No way, no how. It’s a double dickpunch move, because Denver gets better while the Pats get weaker. GFY - Good for you, Elway! I’m sure with TJ Ward (even easier to hate Pollard 2.0 now that he’s in orange) and Talib you slept enjoyed polishing your teeth before bed even more Tuesday night. That’s good football, and bad business, for Denver. But that doesn’t change the immediate - Denver’s a whole lot better, and we’re not. But that’s just today.
NOW, the immediate reaction, and understandably so, has been for all Patspeoples to scream “SIGN REVIS!” - “Bring me Revis!” - “Revis Island needs to relocate due to global warming and free agency, to New England!” And believe you me, I, like any Pats fanatic, want to see the #1 cornerback in football, and long-time Brady nemesis, in Foxboro. Sure as shit that would stem the pain of losing Talib, real quick. But it’s dangerous
Have faith, people. Hang in there. Back away from the ledge. Put down that 3rd breakfast beer…for now. It’s early. And there’s no guarantee the Pats are gonna open the checkbook in an overreactionary move for Revis. Nor is he just gonna waltz right to Foxoboro. Crazy stuff happens this time of year (see Talib to Denver for Fort Knox). And it’s Day 1 of the new football year. Revis is gonna wanna get paid, big time. And the contract that lead Talib, who’s not Revis, out of Foxboro, ain’t gonna help in negotiations. Revis won’t take the winner’s discount” in New England. We can hope he wants the best place for a shot at the title. And wouldn’t he be a badass if he helped shore up the D and lead Brady to the coveted and career-defining 4th ring. He’d be a helluva hero at 1 Tom Brady Place. Even if he’s called Belichick a jerk before. So what! Let’s create a society of really good jerks that win games in Foxboro! I’m cool with that! But don’t pin all your hopes to Revis. There’s been enough anxiety, panic and disapointment in these 1st 24 hours. It’s not like Belichick is just sipping a pina colada on the boat we all saw him ride in his “A Football Life”. They’re doing their thing. It is what it is. After all, the Pats kinda have this 12 year streak of competitive awesomeness that tells me they know what they’re doing, and good things lie in wait.
[Fitzy takes breath, imagines Revis in a 24 jersey, takes sip of Irish coffee, sighs wistfully, then returns to Patriots pragmatism]
Alright, so Denver went bananapants early, and we know they were good already. Plenty of solid football players out there still for the Pats to put together a great team this season. Weather the storm. Hope for the best. And abaove all - Keep Calm and Brady On.
But, seriously, Revis - come to New England. That Patriots Way cologne will smell REAL good onya!
Let’s go! Revis Time!
Again, not holding my breath, but it’s certainly fun to think about.
(via newenglandpatriotsfan)Source: patsfanfotoshop
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