New England Patriots

By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

Jason Whitlock is doing his annoying anti-Patriots thing again. So add him to the list of people to chirp on Twitter if he’s wrong – again.

In case you feel like you’re in a Groundhog Day scenario, this is far from the first time Whitlock has called for or predicted the final nail in the coffin of the Patriots dynasty. But he smells blood this week, as do many other national pundits. Same old song & dance for most of these jackals. Whitlock is no different.

Like when he (severely incorrectly) predicted a Rams blowout win in Super Bowl LIII, now he’s saying there’s “no reason” the Chiefs shouldn’t beat the Patriots by at least seven points when the teams meet on Sunday in Foxboro. Like that Rams prediction, he also compared Patriots-Chiefs to The Sopranos. Like the previous video, Whitlock is a master of siphoning anger out of Pats fans with his unbearably smug expression.

He was hoping the Chiefs would end the Patriots for good last January, but now he’s wishing for it to happen all over agin.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 20: Tom Brady of the New England Patriots celebrates with the Lamar Hunt Trophy after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime during the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Chiefs 37-31. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – JANUARY 20: Tom Brady of the New England Patriots celebrates with the Lamar Hunt Trophy after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime during the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Chiefs 37-31. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

“The Patriots are wounded. Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson roughed the Patriots up in November (sic). Now it’s time for Patrick Mahomes to bury them in December,” Whitlock says in the clip above from “Speak For Yourself” on FS1. “What the Patriots always had was confidence. Brady never thought he was too old. He trusted that Gronk and Julian Edelman would find a way to get open and make a big play. The Ravens and Texans have shaken that confidence. Gronk is loving retired life and Brady told Edelman on the sidelines last week that Edelman isn’t fast enough or quick enough anymore.

“It’s time to bury the Patriots. The Chiefs are healthy. Eric Fisher is back at left tackle. Chris Jones is back making big plays at defensive tackle. Tyreek Hill is still the fastest player in football. Sunday’s game will be Mahomes’ fourth start since dislocating his knee. There’s no reason the Chiefs shouldn’t win this game by a touchdown. No reason. They’re the better team. The Patriots are ready to collapse. It’s time.”

Someone tell Whitlock that the Patriots’ loss to the Texans happened on Dec. 1. If anything we’re helping his argument. But why would someone in his position actually look something up when you can just bloviate on about Sopranos references. He definitely did exponentially more Sopranos research than football research in this case. Whitlock is somehow more unlikable than Livia Soprano, for the record.

So, whatever. Just use this as a guide for who to bug on social media if and when their Patriots hate-mongering turns out the wrong way, like it has for so many people over the past two decades.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at matthew.dolloff@bbgi.com.