Patriot dynasty continues to roll. Third year in a row in the Super Bowl.
I always root against the Pats but I do have a grudging admiration for them. They truly are the all time greatest NFL dynasty. The have the GOAT at QB and at coach and all other parts are interchangeable.
Once the Texans lost to the Eagles late in the season and gave up the 2 seed to NE, I had a bad feeling they were going to be the AFC representative in the Super Bowl and I was sadly correct.
The two plays that determined those two games were the non call against the Rams for PI. At that point the Saints just had to take a few knees and kick a chip shot FG for the win. Granted they still had to make the kick but odd were heavily in their favor to be successful.
And the Chief who lined up offside nullifying the interception with a little less than 2 minutes left was the other key play. Talk about an unforced error! Stuff like that separates the Pats from the rest of the NFL. They would never make a mistake like that in the clutch.
Next year it'll be 50 years since the Chiefs were in the Super Bowl and as great as they looked this year, there is no guarantee they will return ias the 2019 SFC representative.
Every year they seem to be able to plug one or two or three (or more) guys who are "nobodies" in and they produce and win. That shows me that coaching and player management is more important than many give them credit for.
We have a LOT of New England fans in this area, but I have historically disliked them. As Big Blue fan I was nothing short of ecstatic when we beat the Pats not once, but twice in the SB. (You can call it "luck", "freak plays" or whatever you want, it does not change the scoreboard at the end of the game).
Well, the Chiefs start the head rolling by 86'ing their defensive coordinator, making him the first culprit of the dashing of their Super Bowl dreams.
Bravo to Ben Watson for calling out Roger Goodell:
“Your continued silence on this matter is unbecoming of the position you hold, detrimental to the integrity of the game and disrespectful and dismissive to football fans everywhere,” Watson wrote. “From the locker room to Park Ave, accountability is what makes our league great. Lead by example. We are waiting.”
Personally, I don't think you will hear anything from the commissioner, and quite frankly he doesn't need to say anything.
If he does, I would hope it is something like this -- "to the fans of the new orleans saints, yes, there was a missed call at the end of your playoff game, bummer. If your defense had stepped up and stopped the Rams on the ensuing drive, you would have won. If your head coach had run the ball on 3rd and 6, more time would have come off the clock and the Rams wouldn't have had time to kick the tying FG. You won the toss in OT, if you did what the Patriots did and went down and scored a TD, you would have won the game. If your offensive line had blocked in the OT, Brees wouldn't have been on his back throwing up a floater. So please, quit whining about a single call and realize you had several opportunities to close out the game and as a team, you failed" oh, and this.."please don't forget about all the blatant calls that were missed that would have benefited the Rams throughout the game, it goes both ways".
Don't always look for a scapegoat outside your own organization. Take some responsibility and own your mistakes.