The New England Patriots are getting ready for the regular season, and yes, the offseason was pretty interesting, too. We saw so many changes in the roster, and quarterback Tom Brady said pretty much everything about the new ‘look.’
The Patriots first traded Brandin Cooks to the Los Angeles Rams, then signed former Eagles wideout Jordan Matthews. Unfortunately, he was released early in training camp. Braxton Berrios was drafted out of the University in Miami, and the team declined Philip Dorsett’s fifth-year option. Julian Edelman was suspended, and Devin Lucien was re-signed. Chris Lacy was signed and waived. Paul Turner was signed, and so was Eric Decker. The wide receiver announced his retirement few days ago. Malcolm Mitchell was released, and so was Kenny Britt. K.J. Maye inked a deal, too. Should we add more? What does Brady think about this?
“Certain things haven’t worked out the way we would have hoped and players would have hoped, but that’s football. I don’t make those decisions for our team. I don’t go in there and tell them who I want. My job is to play quarterback and whoever’s here that’s who I have to make it work with,” Brady said about the recent changes in his team.
Brady will have to find a way, and work with the rest of the guys, including Berrios, Dorsett, Chris Hogan, Cordarrelle Patterson, Matthew Slater, Maye, Lucien, Turner and Riley McCarron. Will this be enough for him to win another Super Bowl?
The quarterback sure has the capacity to join the talents with his teammates. Head coach Bill Belichick sure knows how to put together the right people. All those trades, changes, new signings, contract extensions… That happened for a reason. The Patriots did a pretty good job in the preseason, except for the game against the Carolina Panthers.