The Patriots beat the Jets yesterday in one of the more stupid games of football I’ve ever watched. The Jets were hopeless, the Patriots were definitely in the playoffs already (though they did clinch the No. 1 seed with yesterday’s win), it was approximately zero degrees in Foxborough, and the ground was as frozen as Bill Belichick’s heart when he trades away a beloved player.
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Youth Vic Beasley Jersey Speaking of Belichick, I must interrupt myself for a moment to talk about how New England’s head coach had Corey Liuget Jersey thermometers put up in the away team’s tunnel so the Jets would know exactly how cold it was as they waited to run out onto the field. Talk about psyching out your opponent: That is some Jedi Mind Trick stuff (am I using that phrase right? I haven’t seen Star Wars. LOL)! Belichick also casually strolled out onto the field before the game wearing only shorts and a T-shirt, because when ice already runs through your veins, you can’t get frostbite.
Perhaps it’s because I’m a Patriots fan, but seeing those photos got me so amped up I wanted to go kick down a door. My ultimate pump-up song, it turns out, is less a song and more an image of a 65-year-old man being extremely foolish.
The new general manager shared his vision for a team that is strong in the trenches, especially rebuilding the offensive line and having a productive running game, which Gettleman emphasized during his time with the Carolina Panthers, sources said.
On the topic of young quarterbacks, Gettleman told Manning the personnel department still has to dig in on evaluating the college class of 2018 and compare them to Giants backup Davis Webb, who was a third-round selection in 2017.
Manning reaffirmed his desire to remain in New York and had no trepidation about a potential successor being part of the quarterback mix, believing in his own abilities to perform at a high level with the necessary fixes to the offensive line and running game and the return of a healthy Odell Beckham Jr.
Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, who is expected to be the Giants’ next head coach, also offered a favorable impression of Manning in his interview with Gettleman, sources said.