Week 1 can’t come soon enough
The Patriots are onto Week 1 as the preseason came to a close last night. Tom Brady was all smiles as he watched Stidham and Demaryius Thomas play pitch and catch all night. Yes it was against backups, but Brady can already envision Week 1 and this offense's potential. The Steelers are coming to Gillette, the crowd will be loud and the banner will drop. But then it’s just football.
Bill Belichick has always said “the circus is coming to town” whenever the Patriots are coming off a Super Bowl win. Week 1 of 2019 the circus show won’t be the media this time. It will be the Patriots high flying offense.
Will Edelman be ready for Week 1
Julian Edelman gave fans a scare last night as it looked like he injured his hand again. Edelman is Brady’s main guy, and is key for a Week 1 win.
New England fans can exhale as it turns out he will be ready to go against Pittsburgh.
Thomas and Gordon are both ready for Week 1 as well. Good news for Brady.
Brady might be 42, but his work ethic is like a young hungry undrafted free agent. The wide receivers he has at his disposal, along with his incredible internal drive, is bad news for the NFL.
Demaryius Thomas and Josh Gordon, both on the field last night, gave a glimpse as what’s to come. Thomas looked great, albeit against backups, and Gordon looks like he needs to knock the rust off a bit.
Josh McDaniels has been praising both pass catchers as of late. The two big bodies gives McDaniels a variety of play calls.
The Patriots are ready to make their final cuts tomorrow, and it’s safe to say Brady is going to love his wideouts. Gordon, Thomas, Harry, Edelman, Meyers and Dorsett look to be locks at that position.
Bill Belichick usually goes with six wide receivers, but this year may be different as injury history and reliability could be an issue. The wide receiver group is deep, and having a seventh man might not be a bad idea. There’s one thing in life we all know, expect the unexpected from Bill Belichick.
To sum things up, Brady has an arsenal of long, tall, jump ball receivers that he’s itching to throw to against the Steelers. The joy on his face last night said it all, he’s excited for Week 1 just like the rest of us. September 8th expect this offense to come out swinging.