Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 1/25/13

PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 14: Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots celebrates scoring a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 14, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
After the New England Patriots loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship, Greg Bedard wrote, in my opinion, the greatest in-depth and insightful analysis column. He highlighted certain reasons for the Patriots loss, and claimed that they played their worst at the absolute worst time. Failure of the run game, poor blocking, indecisive coaching, and missed tackles were where the Patriots had their shortcomings, thus resulting in a loss to a better team. All of this seems obvious, but I took one extremely glaring conclusions from his column - First, Rob Gronkowski is an extremely viable candidate for Patriots offensive MVP, and that it the highest of praise for a team that features a future Hall of Fame Quarterback in Tom Brady. Prior to the Playoffs starting, I claimed that the Patriots would win the Super Bowl because of their improved run game, and their renovated defensive scheme. Well as we all know, Aqib Talib went out, Marquis Cole came in, and the Patriots never ma...
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