First the Kansas City Chiefs ruined the New England Patriots’ season when Bernard Pollard barreled into the side of Tom Brady’s left knee, knocking him out for the season.
Of course the season wasn’t really ruined for the Pats, who found out that their backup quarterback — who had never even started a game in college, let alone the NFL — was actually better than over half of the starting quarterbacks in the league. Now Matt Cassel has been traded to the Chiefs for a second round draft pick (No. 34 overall), one day after Scott Pioli traded for Mike Vrabel.
It’s insanity for poor Pats fans. What’s next, is their former player personnel wizard going to take away Kevin Faulk and Tedy Bruschi too?
The brightside for those hoping against hope that the Pats dynastic run isn’t coming to an end is that apparently Brady is okay. It’s hard to find out anything concrete on how far Tom Brady’s rehab is coming along, although there is a wealth of information about his wedding with Gisele Bundchen. No word on if Brady’s doing any aquajogging, but I did find out what designer he wore to the wedding (and then forgot the designer the second I closed that page).
For those who accuse me of writing about the Patriots to increase my page views on a slow sports day, I resent that. This story has Bay Area ties, and not just because Brady went to Serra High. Cassel’s departure also means former De La Salle star Matt Gutierrez moves from the practice squad to the Patriots’ third string quarterback. Who knows, if Brady tears up his knee carrying Gisele into their honeymoon hotel suite, Gutierrez may end up becoming the next Cassel. Or not.