September 11, 2008 12:40 AM
A New Patriots Act
It's always amazing how the game can turn on a dime. How one play can effect an entire season. The Patriots losing Tom Brady is akin to a Manningless Colts team, an Elwayless Broncos team. One quarterbacks season , done, with a single snap of the ball. And, so, now I guess we really do find out what the Patriots are made of.
All of this, of course, opens up some intriguing possibilities for the Broncos. Polish off the Charges this weekend and the predominately orange are fast out of the blocks in the AFC west. Win the division and you are looking at the Patriots without Brady, a weakened Colts team and certainly a lesser challenge to go as far as Cutlers arm will allow.
It goes without saying, The Broncos will be gunning for Phillip Rivers, and, I'm not one to condone violence, but if I'm Pat Bowlen this week, I'm standing on a table in front of the troops waving thousand dollar bills and yelling "I'll pay the fine".