The Team of Misfit Players


My latest article for NFL.com’s Blog Blitz has been posted, and in it I discuss the similarities between the players on the team and the Island of Misfit Toys. Here’s a snippet from the article:

We all have seen the holiday classic show “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” (If you haven’t, you really need to get on that). During the show, Rudolph and his companions travel to the Island of Misfit Toys, where the toys aren’t quite the norm. You have a Charlie-in-the-Box, a spotted elephant, a cowboy who rides an ostrich, etc. While I was watching the Patriots dominate another first-place team, I started thinking about the players on the roster and wondering, “Would these guys be successful in another situation?” It got me to think that many of the Patriots’ players are misfits, kind of making them the “Team of Misfit Players.” Don’t believe me?

To read the entire article, click here.

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