Happy 3rd Anniversary to PatsPropaganda!
It’s hard to believe it’s already been three years here at the Ministry of PatsPropaganda. I began writing about the Pats online in December of 2007, with this being our first ever blog post. How long ago that seems!
I wrote for a number of different sites after that, eventually starting the PatsPropaganda twitter feed in April 2009 and then that, with some help from sister Sarah, became the inspiration for this Tumblr site.
Since then, there have been 8,473 posts at an average rate of 7.74 per day. Many ask how people work for the site, but it’s always been just me, utilizing the power of a posting queue and all the great videos, pictures and other work done by Pats fans from around the globe.
Each year has brought new exciting developments in the world of Pats blogging, and we hope it only continues. Thanks to all of you who support the site. You make it all the fun that it is. I appreciate every comment and message, good or bad.
We might not all always agree, but we all love the Pats, and being part of that global community is extremely special to me.
Thanks again to every last one of you!
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The Best of PatsPropaganda This Week
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The PatsPropaganda great re-organization is complete!
In an effort streamline things on the site a bit we’ve done some extensive organization over the past couple weeks. You’ll find all of the links in the right hand column to help you better find whatever you’re looking for.
So whether you want to read my most current articles, just scan some GIFs, Videos or Photos, or look into the past to check out some draft or defensive analysis it should be really easy to get around and find what you’re after now.
As always if you have any questions or recommendations for the blog or the Pats in general, feel free to hit me up here.
Patriots have a second dynasty defense in the making
The biggest focus of my last five years of blogging about the Patriots has been Bill Belichick’s chance to rebuild his defense from scratch and with total authority. While Belichick deserves a great deal of credit for the Patriots defenses that won three Super Bowls, ultimately those defenses were not hand picked by him.
Sure, he took the draftees of the previous regime like Bruschi, McGinest and Milloy, along with a collection of castoffs from other teams like Vrabel, Phifer and Harrison, and put them in positions to succeed, but those years just proved his coaching genius. Those players were not going to play forever, and now Belichick has a chance to prove his scouting and development genius.
It’s rare that a coach has the kind of control and vision that he gets to construct a defense from scratch, but that’s exactly what Belichick began doing in 2008 with the selection of Jerod Mayo.
Thus, one of my most favorite times of year is the draft, especially when Belichick takes defensive players. So you can imagine my excitement after this year’s haul, and in fact it’s taken a few days for it all to actually sink in. It’s safe to say it left me speechless. Until now.