DJ Bean's NFL Power Pranking: Takes that look bad at the Patriots bye
DJ Bean's NFL Power Pranking
Power rankings are a mockery of sports analysis, but people always want them. You could do a power ranking of band-aid sizes and people would read it because the internet is often mindless.
In place of power rankings, I will do something mindless that will qualify as some sort of list, and because it is masquerading as power rankings (which, as the headline says, will be called "Power Pranking"), it will be consumed. Let's have some fun, starting with some Patriots takes that look pretty silly as the Patriots hit the bye.
4. ME SAYING LITERALLY LAST WEEK THAT THE PATRIOTS WOULD RUN THE TABLE
(Last week's ranking: 6)
I said on Early Edition, and wrote it here, before the Packers game that the Pats would win out. Then the Patriots beat the Packers, so I put it in writing. That loss to the Titans greatly hinders the 7-3 Patriots' chances of going 14-2.
3. ROB GRONKOWSKI IS HAPPY
(Last week: 18)
We read into Rob Gronkowski's press conference demeanor because he's seemingly a straightforward kind of guy. When he gives a mopey press conference, we take it as him being unlikely to play. When he giggles, we think all is well.
Well, he smiled and laughed his way through his media availability last week, then missed his second straight game. There's no way he's going to hit enough of his incentives and the always-informed Tom E. Curran sees enough dots worth connecting to suggest this is Gronk's last season in New England. Whoops.
2. BRIAN HOYER IS BETTER THAN TOM BRADY
(Last week: 3)
Every group of friends has that one person who's always going off about how Brian Hoyer is better than Tom Brady. Hey genius, if he's so much better, why hasn't he gotten any of the starts?
1. THE PATRIOTS SHOULD TRADE FOR A PASS-RUSHER
(last week: 26)
You can't make trades after the trade deadline. Whoever thinks they should doesn't know the rules.