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There are times when we’re reminded why this game is so great

Rob Gronkowski Jerseys Stitched , and this is one of them." Patriots Opinion(Patriots) Football is just the bestNew,22commentsThere are times when we’re reminded why this game is so great, and this is one of them.EDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:(Patriots) Football is just the bestTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesThere are so many reasons why I love football, and the Patriots. There are probably too many to name, though, to be honest. But outside of it being a place where I have tons of memories with my family, maybe my favorite part is that it’s a true meritocracy — perhaps on the Patriots, more than anywhere else. New England is a place where a sixth round draft pick became the greatest quarterback of all time.It also is where, even after playing in the last eight AFC Championship games, undrafted free agents routinely not only make the team Color Rush Damien Harris Jersey , but make an impact. It should be no surprise, then, that this quote from Tom Brady about rookie wide receiver Jakobi Meyers got my juices flowing:It is not just the way Brady phrased this quote, either. The personification of the ball by him gives the idea so much beauty, it sounds like a line out of an upcoming, football themed, ‘Field of Dreams.’ But more than the words deliver a simple idea: Brady doesn’t care who he’s throwing to, which we should’ve all figured out by now. The only thing he cares about is that the receiver comes down with the ball when he throws it to them.Since the day Bill Belichick walked through the door, that’s the way it’s always been done. It is why the team kept Brady as a fourth quarterback in the first place. He earned a spot on the roster, and so he got it Youth Damien Harris Jersey , regardless of how many qualified QBs were in front of him. It’s how Malcolm Butler, an undrafted rookie cornerback, wound up playing in a bunch of crucial plays in the Super Bowl.It’s how guys like Mike Vrabel, Rob Ninkovich, and Kyle Van Noy went from unimportant role players on their previous teams to becoming key contributors on the Patriots. The list goes on and on, and the rules haven’t changed: prove your worth on the field and in the meeting room, and you’ll have a chance to play. No matter who you are, or what your background was before you got here.So, get excited for another season of football! The first game is this week, after all. But mostly Womens Damien Harris Jersey , thank God that, while humans have been on Earth for about 200,000 years, you were lucky enough to be here when Bill Belichick and Tom Brady were with the Patriots. Pat is a host of The Patriot Nation Podcast Interact with him on Twitter @plane_pats On Monday, the potential door to Green Bay closed on Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. On Tuesday, McDaniels closed the door on leaving the Patriots, at least for this year.After a conference call with reporters during which McDaniels said he won’t interview with any other teams during the 2019 cycle, McDaniels confirmed to Phil Perry of that McDaniels will indeed stay put.This year, McDaniels interviewed only with the Packers. The Browns reportedly were interested in McDaniels, and the interest reportedly was mutual. However Authentic Damien Harris Jersey , it appears that any interest will be going nowhere. (In theory, McDaniels presumably could have taken the Browns job without a formal interview; he previously interviewed for the job in 2014.)PFT reported over the weekend, when McDaniels was still a viable candidate for the Green Bay job, that the Patriots were preparing for McDaniels to leave, either for Green Bay or Cleveland. The Patriots can now stop those preparations and focus exclusively on winning one or more (ideally, three) postseason games.McDaniels wouldn’t have interviewed for the Packers job (or any other job) unless he had real interest in taking the job. McDaniels declined an opportunity to interview with the Bengals. None of the other teams with vacancies formally pursued him.