About skipbensley

Unabashed father, a digital media producer, woke liberal democrat, part-time dark knight, Salem MA Patch Mayor and rabid Boston sports fan.

This feels like the end.

This current Patriots season has been off, it has been off all year. Whether it was losing to former player coaches badly, Josh Gordon’s drama, or now more recently the Josh Mcdaniels thingy its just an off season.

The defense has gotten better as time has gone on and that’s a tribute to the players on that side of the ball and the coaching of course. Tom Brady has been off, Gronk has dropped off the earth, and Julian Edelman is still screaming let’s go but nobody is listening.

It would appear that perhaps, and this is from watching body language (Para-language) cues all year that something final is happening this time in Foxboro. I will bet that win lose or draw this is it for Brady, Bellichek and Gronk. Josh Mcdaniels will probably be left with the task of rebuilding and trading or drafting a new quarterback in April. It is just a hunch, but body language often speaks louder than words, and this years words seem pretty final, win or lose.

When New Years wishes go sideways.

So I made the mistake of sending happy New Years greetings to all of my Facebook messenger contacts. Many friends saw it and Ignored it and others sent wishes back. Then there was that woman who thought I stalked her some how. Suddenly I was stalking her.

Nowadays even a random happy new year can’t go unpunished. Happy New Year!

Save your End of year advice.

As 2018 closes I am so over people coming out of the wood work to wish us all good luck in 2019. The contempt becomes palpable when somebody starts waxing philosophically, as if their nugget of wisdom might solve the worlds problems. Where were all those sparks of wisdom the rest of the year? Did you wake up today December 31, 2018 wiser? I think not.

Here are some random closing remarks. Share more, ask more, volunteer more, work out more, eat less, reduce your carbon footprint, be there more, be here less.

Happy New Year!

Begining of the end, or preserving the TB12 brand?

Tom Brady is showing signs of well age. Errand passes, interceptions and ghost rushers are starting to become part of the Brady legacy. Is Brady finally declining? saving it for the playoffs? or preserving the TB12 method?

If the Buffalo Bills come to town and win at Gillette, we can all start hoping Danny Etling will be ready to go in 2019 but who will his coach be?

If this is the dreaded final end to the dynasty, is it not a foregone conclusion that Brady and Belichek will depart together? Will Josh Mcdaniels stay and rebuild the Patriot way? We will have better answers Monday, lets hope its a very good Christmas eve.