Re: Dear AH ...Good Riddance
posted at 6/26/2013 11:34 AM EDT
I sincerely doubt the Patriots will be a better team without Aaron Hernandez.
I find it amusing that these threads pop up immediately after the departure of a certain player.
Welker leaves, and we hear about how our offense will be better without him. (That's actually something I could buy into).
Moss leaves, and we hear how much better our offense will be without him.
Ditto, when Gronk gets injured, or any player for that matter.
It's a self-satisfying idea. Most of us are optimistic; thus, we look for positives, and attempt see a favorable outcome resulting from the situation.
Will the Patriots be a better team without Hernandez? I have no idea. We will have to wait and see. Something that isn't debateable, though, is that the Patriots have lost an incredibly talented and versatile player. Hernandez could line up anywhere on the field, beat any player who lined up across from him, and allowed this offense to do a bunch of different things.
Same could not be said for Welker, who in my opinion, while dependable, tough, and a good citizen, was an incredibly limited player.
We shall see what happens, but in terms of talent, this offense just took a major hit.
Let's go Pats!