I’d be shocked — shocked, I tell you — if this doesn’t mark the Pats’ slide from the mountaintop. Consider:
— The aligning of the stars needed to go 18-0 makes the Super Bowl loss into a hangover guaranteed to last into next season
— Aging players on defense with no one to step up
— Belichick facing possible suspension for videotaping
— Nothing lasts forever, especially in the NFL
Am I wrong?
Super Bowl losers have come back the next year and have not done well. That and losing that first round draft pick because of Spygate may not bode too well for the Pats, at least in 2008. But I’m not ready to call them the 2k8 Bears just yet.