Julian Edelman is happy to beat a team, “especially the Colts”

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Julian Edelman is back, playing in his first regular-season game since 2016. And he was happy to be back and to get a win. He seemed to take extra pleasure in the team against which the victory came.

“I remember when I tore my ACL [in August 2017] and I was sitting back and during the rehab, you’re just sitting there and can’t wait to run out of that tunnel,” Edelman told reporters after the 38-24 victory. “So it was great to get to be able to play with the fellas, it was awesome to get the team win. Obviously we could do a lot better but anytime you go ahead and beat a team in the conference, it’s always great, especially the Colts. We’ll leave it at that.”

Especially the Colts.

Yes, nearly four years after #Delfategate, the Patriots still have plenty of animosity for the team that instigated the controversy. Even with a different G.M. and a different head coach, the not-warm-and-fuzzy feelings remain.

The Patriots’ official Twitter account even got in on the act, sending out a one-word message — unrivaled. It’s a reference to the declaration from Colts G.M. Chris Ballard, in the wake of Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels spurning the Colts, that “the rivalry is back on.”

Thanks to Edelman, it isn’t. His seven catches for 57 yards don’t jumped off the stat sheet, but having him working the underneath zones surely helped open up the rest of the offense, paving the way for nearly 40 points.

And get ready for even more from Edelman, apparently.

“I feel like I’m the best me right now,” Edelman said. “I’m living my best life.”

What could be better? He’s back. He’s playing. And the Patriots beat an opponent. Especially the Colts.

32 responses to “Julian Edelman is happy to beat a team, “especially the Colts”

  1. Colts are bottom feeders and we’re acting like beating them and the perennial losers in Miami has saved our season..wait until we play a real team.

  2. .
    The further you look back on Framegate, the more pathetic it looks. It’s the only time that the league has stepped in to penalize a team for being too good. It was the epitome of unsportsmanlike conduct.
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  3. Edelman is awesome what a tough little guy. Love receivers like that. Totally changed how Brady can play now with him back and white is a very underrated player. God I hate the pats man lol

  4. The offense is just going to get better & better as the season rolls on….
    The D is still kind of frustrating though…. they seem to have a lot of work ahead of them & with the Chiefs coming to town it looks to be another shoot out coming up….I believe it will be a HUGE GAME on determining the playoff seeding, especially vis the Jags can somehow pull off a win this Sunday….. Glad the Pats get some extra rest & time to study the Chiefs…..
    Go Pats!!!!

  5. People say the Pats are cheaters and they respond by playing in 3 SBs winning 2. I say the Colts are duplicitous pond scum and they have done little but lose since then. Notice the Ravens have done little since as well? Seems the universe has rendered it’s judgement.

  6. The key moment from court proceedings:
    Judge Berman: “What evidence…on January 18?”
    NFL lawyer Nash: “No, not for that specific game.”
    Judge Berman: “The Wells report relates to only one game. There is no finding in this case that there was anything done by Mr. Brady.”
    NFL won an appeal, not on Brady’s guilt but on Fraudger’s CBA right to suspend as he sees fit.

  7. the colts will always have to deal with that instead of beating a team on the field their tried to do a sketchy conspiracy theory. kick rocks

  8. The Colts so richly deserve being soundly beaten by the Patriots. The whole Deflategate thing was a monumental fiasco orchestrated by the Colts and the league office. The SB 51 win put that puppy to bed once and for all, but the bad aftertaste still lingers on.

  9. Would have been 50 if not for Hogan and Gronk’s boo-boos in the red zone.

    No Pats fan or employee will ever forget the Indy cheating and framing with Goodell/Bisciotti/Harbaugh.

    Ever.

    A 1st rd pick was stolen and not available for another SB, where the framejob made people believe these things were real.

    BUt, the facts in the US courts and that’s where they remain, alongside the 56 lies unearthed in the Wells Report.

    Goodell is the cheater. It’s partially why he was hired. Someday the media will be responsible and tell the story.

  10. If I was Colt fan I’d be embarrassed that a bunch of idiots wearing Colts uniforms took a completely fluke INT and posed with it down by 14 points and over a quarter way into another likely losing season.

    Probably best if that team folds, it really is a trash pile of an organization and we don’t need to see that in the NFL.

  11. “Yes, nearly four years after #Delfategate, the Patriots still have plenty of animosity for the team that instigated the controversy”

    The Colts might have been the patsies that facilitated the farce of Deflate Gate but make NO mistake it was John Harbaugh and the Ravens that initiated it after blowing a HUGE lead in the Divisional round playoff game.

  12. I am a Colt’s fan and even I saw that the often fined and penalized Patriots didn’t even have to cheat to beat these Colts – though the Patriots and their fans do deeply hate the Colts because it is easier to blame someone else when you are caught.

  13. GoodellMustGo says:
    October 5, 2018 at 9:09 am
    If I was Colt fan I’d be embarrassed that a bunch of idiots wearing Colts uniforms took a completely fluke INT and posed with it down by 14 points and over a quarter way into another likely losing season.

    Probably best if that team folds, it really is a trash pile of an organization and we don’t need to see that in the NFL.

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    I agree. I also thought Luck’s goofy behavior about to go 1-4 and their sidelines whopping it up when they did actually score, was very odd.

    Who does that?

    You could hear it all the time, even when they did manage to get a 3rd down conversion. They acted like they were running away with a SB title or something. They whole organization is very creepy.

  14. brwmstr says:
    October 5, 2018 at 9:16 am
    “Yes, nearly four years after #Delfategate, the Patriots still have plenty of animosity for the team that instigated the controversy”

    The Colts might have been the patsies that facilitated the farce of Deflate Gate but make NO mistake it was John Harbaugh and the Ravens that initiated it after blowing a HUGE lead in the Divisional round playoff game.

    13 1 Rate This

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    Absolutely. All you’d have to do is search Harbaugh’s phone with Article 46, and you’d see texts or phone calls to Pagano over there, to get that ball rolling, after Brady fired back at Whinebaugh for whining about blowing those leads.

    I mean, it never added up. Sean Sullivan: “eveeryone knows”…Really? If everyone knew, and Goodell is looking for ANY reason to punish the Pats, why did it ONLy come after Brady suggested Habraugh “check the rulebook”?

    Harbaugh was angered and the plan was hatched, likely the very next day.

  15. Bill Polian is still hanging on to his “I don’t know why their fans are so upset. A rule was broken and an investigation was needed.”

    No mention of the colts “breaking the rules” with their 3 out of 4 balls though.

  16. gotitan says:
    October 5, 2018 at 6:29 am
    Remind me again why he missed the first four games?
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    Answer: Nobody including the NFL has any idea.

  17. Nofoolnodrool says:
    October 5, 2018 at 12:36 pm
    I am sure this cheating punk is all juiced up about being back cuz Tommy got him some really undetectable stuff……yawn.
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    Not sure what that says about the testing policy in every sport. More so since the NFL is more rigorous than any of the others about PEDs. But yeah Brady and his mysterious undetectable stuff. The hate is strong in this one. LOL

  18. turtlehut says:
    October 5, 2018 at 9:34 am
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    Pats fans dislike the Colts because they couldn’t level the playing field with their talent. Instead they call in favors to the league in an effort to accomplish the same thing. Do you think PSI was an issue in 1967 when the entire field froze in GB froze? Nope. Do you think the same science existed back in 1967 that existed in 2015? You betcha.

  19. 1. Harbaugh retaliated because Brady humiliated him on and off the field the night of that divisional playoff game.

    2. Brady, after Harbaugh’s classless coniving, was man enough to accept Harbaugh’s brother’s invite to come to Ann Arbor and talk to his team.

    3. Brady and the Patriots use the hate to motivate them and win on and off the field.

    4. Edelman used substances banned by the NFL not while playing but to repair his injured body just like many other NFL players. He lost 23 games to injury and suspension. The Patriots lost 6 of those games. He was smart to do everything he could to get healthy.

    5. Americans are tribal. Fans even more so.

  20. GoodellMustGo says:
    October 5, 2018 at 9:09 am
    If I was Colt fan I’d be embarrassed that a bunch of idiots wearing Colts uniforms took a completely fluke INT and posed with it down by 14 points and over a quarter way into another likely losing season.

    ————-
    We have hung banners for less

  21. “4. Edelman used substances banned by the NFL not while playing but to repair his injured body just like many other NFL players. He lost 23 games to injury and suspension. The Patriots lost 6 of those games. He was smart to do everything he could to get healthy.”

    My guess is he did exactly what Rodney Harrison did after his ACL. Use HGH in a limited capacity to repair his knee and get back on the field. A 4 game suspension is a small price to pay for extending your career buy 2-3 more seasons. He is unlikely to continue using it, but to return from a major injury, Hell Yeah. The only flaw in his plan was he should have gotten married so as to blame the HGH on his wife. I hear that excuse works every time with the NFL.

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