Tom Brady’s not washed up I like to believe. He’s just not getting the protection nor does he have the receivers he used to have. The other day I showed how well he did with Wes Welker. Even though Julian Edelman is a capable replacement statistics show he doesn’t measure up to Welker.
Perhaps the 2014 season will turn out to be a bust. But next year, which could be Brady’s penultimate year, things could come together for him again. 2015 and 2016 would be his final two years and he and his partner Bill Belichick may put together two great Super Bowl runs, and perhaps capture the ring. That would be a dynamic ending to their many years association.
Why this is possible is that Aaron Hernandez could very well be ready to play in 2015. His difficulties with the law would be over by then. He could then apply to return to the Patriots – after all with his acquittals there would be no reason to keep him off the team. Although they were not totally disappointed with shedding his big bucks contract there are always way to bring him back at a reduced rate.
Put Hernandez back in the lineup with Gronk then you have a devastating twosome. The offensive line will have matured. Another tall fleet wide receiver who can catch and we are looking at a team that will set the league on fire. Plus, for Bob Kraft’s sake it won’t be that expensive.
You’re probably thinking I’m taking an illegal substance. I’m not. I know Hernandez has pending murder charges in two counties in Massachusetts. He’ll have to win in both cases to return to the Patriots. But that is what is looking more and more likely.
I suggest that because it seems to me the cases in Suffolk County which will be tried after the case in Bristol County are not that strong. I really know nothing about them except the murders happened before the Bristol murder. They were pretty much dead in the water until the Bristol County case happened. That suggests they’re not the strongest since a motivation for them would be a conviction in Bristol and a follow-up pleas agreement in Suffolk.
As for the Bristol County case which I’ve warned about before, that too is having its troubles. Right now it seems there is something terribly wrong down there in the Fall River Courthouse. I’m really at a loss to explain what is happening.
I wrote how Judge E. Susan Garsh and the Bristol County DA’s office in the past have clashed. There is really bad blood between them. I thought having her sit on such a high-profile case was a mistake when there were so many other judges available to sit. Now we are beginning to see the results of her sitting on it, or are we seeing something else.
Judge Garsh has decided that a lot of incriminating evidence against Hernandez will not be allowed to come into evidence against him. To an outsider like myself, some of it seems important. She earlier made a similar decision. I thought the Bristol DA might appeal the earlier decision but he didn’t. I said “all right, maybe that evidence isn’t important.”
Now I’m waiting to see if he appeals this latest decision. If he doesn’t, I have to say to myself “all right, he agrees with Judge Garsh that the warrant was faulty and the appeal will be futile.” (By the way if he appeals you may have to forget everything I write here since the trial may be delayed until after the Patriots report for the 2015 season.)
If the DA believes Judge Garsh is right and the warrant deficient, then there’s an even bigger problem in Bristol. That DA’s office is unable to write a proper affidavit and warrant. There can be no justification for that. It is an elementary and fundamental function of any DA’s office to be able to prepare the paperwork for a proper search in all cases never mind a high-profile case like this. Just for a reference, in my 20 years plus in the DA’s office in no case where we executed warrants to seize evidence did we ever have any suppressed.
The DA’s office cannot escape responsibility by suggesting that it had no input into the searches. If it let the police do the paperwork without an ADA overseeing it then that is even worse. It’s an abdication of responsibility. Police officers no matter how good should be guided by the lawyers in all searches. The lawyers should be skilled in 4th Amendment law.
It seems the jury will be deprived of important evidence. That improves Hernandez’ chances for an acquittal. That improves the Patriots chances for another Super Bowl. Why doesn’t it improve our sense that justice is being served?