Patriots pass rusher Chase Winovich is a man of many exquisite words, and he summed up the weirdness that is 2020 and COVID-19 very well.
By Patriots standards, we all anticipated anything but a normal season in 2020 the very second that Tom Brady’s final pick-six lofted into the hands of Logan Ryan.
However, none of us had any idea what was to come over the course of the next several months of insanity.
But based on Chase Winovich’s answer to a question on Friday about what it’s been like to attempt to win NFL games in this current environment, it’s quite possible that someone gave him a heads up about the breakdown of society ahead of time.
Show of hands: When Stephon Gilmore and Cam Newton tested positive for the coronavirus, who among us said, “Damn, first aliens, then a legit pterodactyl, and now this?! It always comes in threes!” Only Winovich.
The eccentric Patriots defensive end has taken on a much larger role during his second season in New England, and many believe there’s still more in the tank to fuel a further breakout.
At the very least, he has the whole “eccentric star power” thing down to a science, and his emergent role on this team cannot be questions.
As for how he and his teammates are preparing for the task at hand? That remains to be seen. But, against all odds, it seems there still will be a Week 5 contest played this week, with Denver and the Patriots occupying the national spotlight on Monday evening, in much the same way the Pats and Chiefs did last week.
Second time’s the charm for readiness purposes, we suppose.
But if we take Winovich at his word, he was certainly born ready to question the universe’s every turn. This current reality might be built for wackos like him to thrive.