BOSTON (CBS) — There is no doubt a different feeling surrounding the Patriots this summer in the weeks leading up to training camp.
From Wes Welker leaving via free agency to the temporary Tim Tebow circus to the Aaron Hernandez murder charge and Alfonzo Dennard arrest, it might be hard to look at the Patriots right now and expect great things.
However, CBSSports.com’s Clark Judge said that the Patriots are a team that just can’t be counted out.
“Last time I checked, the one guy who mattered (Tom Brady) was still in the lineup,” Judge said on The John Feinstein Show. “If I’m Bill Belichick, I feel pretty good about that.”
As for the losses of Welker, Hernandez, Brandon Lloyd, Danny Woodhead and likely Rob Gronkowski at the beginning of the season? Brady’s overcome a weak receiving corps in the past.
“Does this make them vulnerable? It might. But all I know is, we have not yet reached that tipping point with Tom Brady,” Judge said. “Every time we say this, he goes out and takes them to a division championship, the playoffs and off to the Super Bowl or a conference championship game.”