DATELINE: Patriots on Road Not Taken
Danger, Danger, Will Robinson—and you too Bill Belichick! All too often when the Patriots visit MetLife Stadium, they find themselves lost in space, knocked off by some Bloop. Giants killer Jason Pierre-Paul is making the sound of one hand clapping for all you Zen masters.
With winning teams gathering losses like rosebuds while they may, the Patriots have come to the fork in the road. Will they take it?
If they do, you can stick a fork in the Patriots.
Heretofore this season, only Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning have taken the road not taken. When you have a perfect record, you have to be suspicious of your GPS. You may be driving toward a bridge too far.
Robert Frost surely could tell you that playing the Giants has made all the difference on the journey of life. The road not taken is never the primrose path.
Many undefeated teams are guilty of driving off that far bridge before their chickens have hatched.
The Ides of the month often screw up the best laid plans of mice and caesars. You expect to pick up your victory laurels—and find yourself at the wrong end of a hilt or two.
We don’t want to hear Bill Belichick crying, “Great Caesar’s Ghost!” when the Giants do it again. However, Tom Coughlin looks like he is ready to haunt the house of the Patriots. The last thing we need is a bunch of Gronk-busters.
Will someone please put a stake in the heart of Tom Coughlin before he rises again?