The New England Patriots‘ offense was nothing to write home about in 2021, but their offensive line was definitely a positive.
Aside from the occasional blown assignment, they did well to keep Mac Jones, who’s largely immobile in the pocket, upright on most of his dropbacks. The line was also consistent creating holes for Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson, helping the Patriots finish eighth in the league in rushing.
A big reason for that consistency was David Andrews, who continues to get overlooked as one of the best players at the center position.
Unfortunately for Andrews, we just learned that he underwent surgery on his shoulder after he played through an injury for most of the season. The 29-year-old is expected to be ready for training camp, if not sooner, which is great.
However, his latest tweet suggests he’s struggling with boredom in the immediate aftermath of the operation. Anyone feel like debating the best way to consume Gatorade?
The Patriots responded to David Andrews’ Gatorade question.
At the risk of Patriots fans calling us “uncultured,” we honestly had no idea Gatorade was sold in canned form. The squirt top is the best of the best, and we can sympathize with Andrews for praising the post training camp practice version of the sports drink … but canned with a straw? That was unexpected. This isn’t Yoo-hoo!
It seems like the Patriots agree, but not for the reason you might think. After all, their preferred form of Gatorade doesn’t exactly get consumed.
Contrary to popular belief, the perfect tweet does exist.
After winning 17 AFC East titles, appearing in nine Super Bowls, winning six of them, and advancing as far as the Conference Championship Game 12 times over the last 22 seasons, the Patriots are all too familiar with Gatorade showers.
Taking all that winning into account, New England has probably ran through every Gatorade flavor in existence during Belichick’s coaching tenure — even the new retro flavors, which are kind of over the top, but we digress.
So, what does Andrews, winner of two Super Bowls and five division crowns since he was drafted back in 2015, think of his team’s reply?
Looks like there’s a new No. 1 on Andrews’ list. Too bad! We really thought canned Gatorade was deserving of the top spot.
In all seriousness, it’s pretty cool to see Andrews and the Patriots’ Twitter account interacting just weeks into the offseason. You can bet this debate will continue once OTAs and mandatory minicamp get underway in a few months.
Hopefully by then Andrews will have asked Belichick his preferred way to consume Gatorade. If that day comes, he better share it on Twitter.