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The Next Patriots Dynasty Is Going To Be So Fun

BadGalAli

Moving on from the “Patriots are paper thin at receiver” segment of the season, we are now firmly entrenched in the “this is the best offense in the history of the NFL” portion. I haven’t got the chance to watch all of the summer camp highlight reels from the new rookies but pretty much just blindly going off the opinions of the Twitter people I follow that are paid to dissect those videos. And from what I’ve been hearing first round draft pick N’Keal Harry, undrafted free agent Jakobi Meyers and 4th round QB Jarrett Stidham are going to be the generation to transition us to the next 20 years of this dynasty.

I’m here to report that after 4 quarters of preseason football, it’s true.

Even though he only caught 2 passes and was probably severely injured by that trash field in Detroit, I might be ready to put the red jacket on N’Keal Harry. This is just undeniably fun to watch.

There’s absolutely no way Roger Goodell lets Josh Gordon back on the field after seeing these 2 catches. Those two playing with the greatest quarterback of all time who will still spend 60% of the time dumping the ball of to James White and Sony Michel is far too unfair to everyone else. If you’re going to let Tyreek Hill re-join the only viable option to stop the Patriots from winning every year, you aren’t going to just give up that easily. I guarantee we’ll never never see Gordon in a Patriots uniform again, and that makes me sad. The only thing Goodell can still do to hurt me.

Although he played relatively well, just good enough to not blow an actual game if he ever had to play in real action, no one wanted to see Brian Hoyer play. To find the next Jimmy Garroppolo, look no further than 3rd-4th string former Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham. There were a few perfect throws that won’t make it to his statline that were just preseason jitter drops. All on his 23rd birthday too.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the new heart throb on the squad; the easy choice for middle aged women in New England to support on Facebook after losing Gronk: Chase Winovich. With so many sacks going around, it was only a matter of time until he was looking like another Patriots linebacker who wore the #50 and had a last name ending in Vich. How soon will that reference get old? I’ve got week 3.

Even Braxton Berrios gave us flashes of Wes Welker getting Wally Pipp’ed by Edelman.

Those guys were fun to watch but for me nothing compared to the phenomenon that was, is, and will be Jakobi Meyers.

There has been so much chatter on my timeline about undrafted free agent WR Jakobi Meyers that I sarcastically went into this preseason game expecting him to be the next Randy Moss just like every other Patriots fan, only I was doing it sarcastically so that makes it acceptable (right?).

He just looks like a good receiver and looking the part is half the battle. The way he catches the ball mid-stride out of the air and keeps running, his natural ability to figure out where the ball is and make the smartest play–things that Belichick dreams about when he lays that beautiful brain down to rest at night.

Plus when Gronk gets wind of this he’ll be out of retirement in no time.

No one happier seeing all of these guys make plans with guys like Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham than Tom Brady because well, he’s better than both of them.

It’s going to take at least 6 other players to carry the load of Gronk. Somewhere in there is a joke that would make him smirk and raise an eyebrow. I miss him so much.

@aliweitz

 

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