Jon Couture attempts to rationalize what’s gone wrong with the Patriots through forced golf analogies. Eric McHugh writes about the running game needing to be featured more. His notebook looks at two minor bright spots from Sunday, Stephen Neal and David Givens. Ray Duckler says the Patriots got big heads and now they stink. John Molori lauds Ron Borges for his courage to challenge the status quo and have “the audacity to actually question the infallibility of Pope William II.” But is it really as simple as Borges being “willing to defy trendy popularity and speak his mind”? Does Borges have another agenda or aspiration in mind? Before the past year, Borges was only occasionally a controversial figure, perhaps being best known for his exposing the 1985 Patriots team as having a large contingent of drug users. Over the past year, he has gone off the meter. Why? What’s his motive? Could it be an effort to get himself into the spotlight more, to become known as this controversial figure in order to to make himself a more viable candidate for the upcoming WWZN morning show? Does he see Gerry Callahan pulling in over a million dollars a year between his radio show and newspaper and TV gigs and decide he wants a bigger part of that for himself? He figures, ‘hey, I can be a jerk on the radio and make big money for it just as well as Callahan.’
Borges came onto 1510 after being introduced by Sean McDonough with the above mentioned article. Borges said he knew all along this team wasn’t very good, and that they only won last year because they refused to make the critical mistakes and thats a very fine line to deal with. Now they’re making the mistakes. He said Brady has never been in a tough situation, never been booed off the field by 68,000 people like he was on Sunday and now when he goes to restaurants instead of giving up their seats to him, people are throwing food at him. He mentioned the Marv Levy quotes from his article today, that the Patriots overachieved considerably. Borges added that many NFL experts from around the league feel exactly the same way, that the win last year was a huge fluke. Borges says he’s been watching NFL teams up close for 30 years, and he can tell when a team is good or not. He also said Levy isn’t given to exaggeration, implying that what he says must be true. He made sure to close the segment with the glee that Levy talked about the Patriots having the biggest collapse he’s ever seen.