Shank's Friday column covers the Patriots during their bye week. Don't bother reading it. It can be summarized as follows:
1) The Patriots are favored to win the Super Bowl.
2) Someone not named Shank interviewed Vince Wilfork.
3) Here are the results of the last seven Patriots playoff games.
I might be going way out on a limb here, but I'm pretty sure most Patriots fans are aware of 1) and 3) already. There are only two explanations for this column - Shank is lazy, or Shank thinks you, the reader, are stupid and uninformed.