Patriots Coming Rested And ReadyAugust 21st, 2012
If you bothered to tune in to the Patriots-Eagles game last night on Monday Night Football, you might not have recognized New England.
Per the Boston Globe, Bill Belicheat had most of his starters take the night off. This apparently was to keep them rested and ready for the Bucs-Patriots game Friday, which is the third preseason game of the season, when teams typically let their starters play a half or more.
Twenty-six Patriots, highlighted by quarterback Tom Brady, receiver Wes Welker, linebacker Jerod Mayo, and defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, did not play.
Joe was very pleased by this development. The Bucs will get the best the Patriots have to offer. What an evaluation opportunity for the New Schiano Order!
The Patriots abused the Bucs last year in the preseason, jumping out to a 21-0 lead. You can be sickened by highlights of the 2011 carnage here.