Bad things do happen to beautiful people. Everybody, including remote alien species that casually eavesdrop on human civilization, already know about Tom Brady’s four game Deflategate suspension to start the NFL regular season.
Then last night, Brady was scratched from a scheduled preseason start against the Chicago Bears after bizarrely slicing his thumb on a pair of scissors. What the hell is going on here? This isn’t Tom Brady’s life, it sounds like Brandon Weeden’s.
BREAKING: Brady misses start after slicing thumb with scissors prior to Thursday's preseason game https://t.co/38inBngO8y
— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) August 19, 2016
So, Brady won’t suit up for the Patriots in the regular season until Week 4. And now, because of Scissorsgate, it remains to be seen if he takes a snap in the preseason.
Today in The Herd, Nick Wright sat in for Colin, and confidently proclaimed that it doesn’t matter, the Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl.
“Tom Brady’s sliced finger be damned. The four game suspension be damned. There is not a time since Tom Brady has been there that they head into a season with a clearer path to the Super Bowl. Period. Point blank.”
Nick pointed supported his proclamation by pointing out that the NFL, much like the NBA, is top heavy, with the NFC comparing to the Western Conference. While the Panthers, Cardinals, Packers, Seahawks will need to endure a death march to make it to the Super Bowl, the Patriots should be at full strength against the flawed elite of the AFC.
The Broncos don’t have a quarterback, the Bengals have Andy Dalton and no Hue Jackson, the Steelers defense is a sieve, and the Chiefs are 3 yards and a cloud of playoff elimination.
The NFL Playoffs are all about momentum. Even if Brady misses the first four games, by the time the playoffs roll around the Patriots will be on a roll he will have a death stare like Hannibal Lecter at human flesh convention.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 19, 2016