Why fans found themselves rooting against Patriots: ‘I know what’s at the end of the rainbow’
Some fans found themselves rooting against Patriots, including Wallach and Ryan Johnston.
Thursday night saw the end of their five-game losing streak as they secured a 21-18 victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium. Fred, Wallach and Ryan Johnston were the first show on the station to react to the win.
During this morning’s show, they dissected the Patriots’ Week 14 win against the Steelers—a 21-18 victory that brought their season record to 3-10. Fred initiated the discussion by reflecting on a Jets game, admitting that, despite his efforts, he still finds excitement during pivotal plays in Patriots games. Wallach expressed frustration with the team’s overall performance and even found himself rooting against them.
“After all of the losing and the pathetic performances, we’ll delve into it today—exactly how dismal they’ve been. I found myself getting angry. This is the truth. In the second half, I was furious at Mitch Trubisky and Mike Tomlin. I looked at Mitch Trubisky and thought there wasn’t a quarterback worse than what I’ve seen from Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe. I watched Mitch Trubisky, and I couldn’t believe he’s an NFL quarterback. Mike Tomlin made one, two, three head-scratching moves in the second half, including a play call on fourth down and opting to go for it on fourth and short from inside the ten, where kicking a field goal would have made it a one-score game. I found myself rooting against the Patriots last night because I know what’s at the end of the rainbow—what this team desperately needs is a franchise quarterback they can build around. Although it’s precarious, they’re still in line to get that guy. The number-one pick is now almost out of reach with four games left.”
The hosts also scrutinized Mitch Trubisky’s lackluster performance and questionable decisions by coach Mike Tomlin. The first half showed promise in the Patriots’ offense, particularly with Bailey Zappe at the helm, but disappointment set in with the conservative play-calling in the second half. They delved into the pros and cons of tanking for a better draft pick and discussed its potential impact on the team’s future.
Plus, a caller tried to curry favor by expressing disdain for fans supporting tanking. Unexpectedly, Fred Toucher shifted his position, catching everyone off guard and leaving the caller isolated.
Nick Gemelli is a Producer for the Toucher and Rich program and contributor for 985thesportshub.com. you can follow Nick at @NickGemelli on Twitter.