Greenwood: Shoddy front five has Brady running for cover

Alan Greenwood

Forget about Tom Brady playing until age 45.

At this point he should be grateful if he is standing, unaided, on Jan. 2, 2020.

Forgive the technical jargon in this analysis, but here goes:

The Patriots’ offensive line stinks.

(There are other ‘s’ words that might be appropriate in private conversation.)

Yes, they scored 35 points against the New York Football-Challenged Giants. Give the defense credit for setting up one score and special teams for contributing two.

This comes to mind after listening to Friday morning analysis of Brady’s aging abilities and whatever happened to last season’s model of Sony Michel.

Quarterbacks need time and running backs need open spaces. Brady is wearing the look of a man being chased by incredible hulks and Michel looks like a man unable to muscle his way through a mountain of defenders.

If there is no solution before the Pats starting playing the varsity schedule, tighten the leash on your


TIME TRAVEL: Oct. 13, 1969 – “The Alvirne High Broncos (boys soccer team) overpowered a fighting Mascenic Regional squad 5-0 Saturday afternoon en route to their sixth win of the season at Alvirne Memorial Field in Hudson.

“The Alvirne scoring power exerted itself at the opening whistle and kept pounding at the Mascenic net throughout the contest. Marksmen honors were distributed among five of the victors as Don Diggins, Randy Kleiner, Paul Coburn, Walt Vining and Bruce Carrubba participating in the scoring onslaught.”

That reference to the “fighting Mascenic Regional squad” must have referred to the jockeying for seats on the bus trip home.

SAY IT AIN’T SO: The old blowhard himself, Curt Schilling, has made it known he in tossing his size XXXL cap in the ring to become the next Red Sox pitching coach.

There would be real potential for some comic relief. Schilling would need to figure out a way to fit “I” into all sentences in answers to all questions concerning his pitching staff.

How long would it take for that entire staff to rebel against the big fella?

It says here that friendly relations wouldn’t make it out of Fort Myers.

AND FINALLY: Considering the two League Championship Series, it’s tough to build a case that the National League champion would serve as a little more than a speed bump in the World Series against the Astros or Yankees.

If the Series features the Nationals against the Astros, Fox TV may opt to air it on one of those channels with a prime-time schedule that typically includes dune buggy races and speed walking championships.

Contact Alan Greenwood at 594-1248, agreenwood@nashuatelegraph.com or @Telegraph_AlanG.com.