Here are some Sunday Links from Len.
The Patriots rolled 31-0. Kevin Mannix says it wasn’t a trap game. It was a statement game. Tom Curran goes through the symmetry of the whole 31-0 loss in week 1 with the 31-0 win in week 17. Did any local writer mention that in game 1 Brady had 0 TDs and 4 INTs while he had 4 TDs and 0 INTs in game 16? Tom Brady says in his press conference that his leg is fine contrary to what Deion Sanders was saying on CBS. That hit brought back memories of the injury in the 2001 AFC Championship Game at Pittsburgh. More quotes from the Patriots from Patriots.com.
Bob Ryan dusts off the Brady/Montana comparisons while Don Banks says his MVP vote is going to #12 and Banks also has four Patriots on his all NFL team. Mike Vrabel is included in that four. Banks is the only national writer who gives Vrabel his due. Even the local writers overlook Vrabel who lacks the color and flash of Tedy Bruschi. Ron Borges will rain on your parade if you believe in the hype that Brady is in any way deserving of an MVP vote.