I never knew Rob Bradford was a fascist, until this week. Apparently I’m on a new schedule, folks, and the only ones who will suffer are you. The voices of the people are being squelched. From this point through the rest of the offseason, the d-bag mail bag will become a twice-a-month exercise, not the weekly conversation we’ve grown accustomed to. Thanks, Rob.



MICHAEL FELGER

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As is the case with most everything else in Bill Belichick's empire, the Patriots will survive the loss of personnel head Scott Pioli, who is off to run the Kansas City Chiefs.



MICHAEL FELGER

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Since I can't say we saw a single zone blitz from the Patriots in 2008 and the coverage in the secondary stunk from Week One through Week 17, I'm going to go out on a limb and say the Pats will survive the loss of special assistant/secondary coach



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I like the batch of emails this week. Most of you seemed intent on pointing out the few things I got right this year while ignoring the myriad of things I screwed up. It’s a feel-good bag, and I appreciate it.



MICHAEL FELGER

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Time for some year-end grades. I meant to do this much sooner, but I was having too much fun celebrating Christmas week and getting caught up in the hoopla surrounding the Music City Bowl and Boston College’s magical run to the postseason.
 



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It's time for some primal scream therapy. Brett Favre got in our heads and ripped out our hearts last week -- so today we let it all hang out. The only way to move on is to get it off our chests. And so we will.



MICHAEL FELGER

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Even a physician of footballogy would find it hard to analyze the vital signs in New England in the wake of the 2008 season. 



KERRY BYRNE

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It used to be an annual rite of passage to see great sports teams miss the playoffs. But then, computers were once 18-feet tall and the interweb was a pre-zygotic glimmer in Al Gore’s eye.



Can Bill Belichick win without Tom Brady? Who is the person most responsible for the Patriots' success? Remember asking those questions after Brady went down in Week One?

Four months later, you have your answers.



MICHAEL FELGER

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Tom Brady went down, Matt Cassel stepped up.