In an interview with WEEI Radio that was replayed on SportsCenter, New England quarterback Tom Brady frankly admitted what many people suspected anyway, namely that the Patriots are trying to blow out their opponents: "We're trying to play extremely well. We're not trying to win 42-28. We're trying to win--we're trying to kill teams, to blow them out if we can. You want to build momentum for each week. You don't want it to be 42-7 or 35-7 and then all of a sudden you look up and it's 35-21."
I realize that some people may have a problem with a philosophy that is so brutally aggressive and others may find it unseemly for Brady to say such things--but football is by nature a brutally aggressive game and there is no provision in the rules for the losing team to just concede defeat. New England's meticulous preparation and aggressive mindset are the reasons that the Patriots are obliterating the NFL record book. Instead of whining about what the Patriots are doing the other teams should be taking notes and fans should admire and respect a level of professionalism and dedication that has not been seen in sports since the Jordan-Pippen Bulls ruled the NBA.
I simply don't understand how fans who complain about overpaid, underachieving athletes can be mad at an organization that stresses playing hard until the final gun goes off. To put it bluntly, which team would you rather watch: the New England Patriots or the Cincinnati Bengals?