Another postseason game, another incredible win from Tom Brady and the Patriots.
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New England’s 24-20 victory over the Jaguars in Sunday’s AFC championship game wasn’t a miracle equivalent to last year’s record Super Bowl comeback against the Falcons, but it was nonetheless impressive.
The mere presence of Brady, and the team’s Authentic Malik McDowell Jersey reputation for fearless playcalling, had the Jaguars thinking pass. And the Patriots fooled the Jags’ fast defense several other times in the game, with flea-flickers and clever play calling. This is what the Patriots have been doing throughout Brady’s career, under Bill Belichick’s leadership. The Pats simply have too many weapons, and too many plays, to stop for an entire game. Jacksonville did it for three quarters Sunday, but that wasn’t enough.
And then there were the reports that he doesn’t want to be picked by the Browns, and would prefer to go to the New York Giants instead. Whether that’s true or false might not matter. Even before he became general manager of the Browns, John Dorsey reportedly had little interest in Rosen.
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The NFL broke ground when it created the Rooney Rule, but it made the wrong call in refusing to penalize Mark Davis in this instance. Davis crossed the line, and we are disappointed in the League’s decision. The Rooney Rule and all of the League’s equal opportunity efforts need to be strengthened. We have called for meetings with the League to ensure that a process like this never happens again.
The Rooney Rule was installed in 2003 and ensures that a minority candidate interviews for every head coach and GM job in the NFL.
Players should catch flags more often, especially if they know the penalty is on them. In certain circumstances, it’s Actually Good to intentionally commit a penalty.