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  • Forum Post: Tate and Blount

    Posted 11/19/2014 01:30:19 EST

    If Grat went done the Pats would need another option, but I don't know that they can find a place for another back on the team - they already need to plan for Siliga's return (if he makes it back for more »

  • Posted 11/19/2014 01:22:16 EST

    I would not be surprised to see the Pats line up heavy like they did in Indy with multiple tight ends/extra OLine but use it as a passing offense instead of the heavy dose of run. If Brady has time to more »

  • Posted 11/19/2014 01:08:59 EST

    GM hat = way over paid for what he has contributed, but that is his contract and is an 'off-season' issue. Once the season starts and he is on the team the contract is beside the point. Then it become more »

  • Forum Post: Safeties

    Posted 11/12/2014 02:50:32 EST

    Thomas is Jemea - 6th rd draft pick who just was cut and signed to practice squad by Rams. I have been impressed with the number of ex Pats in general and DBs in particular (the other area seems to be more »

  • Posted 11/11/2014 03:22:45 EST

    I think Sanchez may in fact thrive in Philly - Fowles has and he aint that great either - but it is a fast paced offense with lots of options designed for quick reads. If Mark understands it and he ha more »

  • Posted 11/11/2014 03:04:10 EST

    In response to NoMorePensionLooting's comment: Not even close.... 1. The Pats D was put in positions by the Coaches to be in the right place at the right time, all day long. It was the best Coached ga more »

  • Forum Post: Ridiculous Stat

    Posted 11/11/2014 02:43:56 EST

    I think Brady has always been phenomenal in the pocket moving up/back and side to side to avoid the rush. The difference in a few games this year is he has escaped the pocket completely to one side or more »

  • Forum Post: Mark Barron trade

    Posted 11/11/2014 02:34:23 EST

    I know this was a few weeks ago, but I have wondered what people on this board thought about it. Back in his draft year, he was high on a lot of peoples 'want' lists at a position of need. He was a fi more »

  • Posted 11/10/2014 12:23:50 EST

    It was a twisting motion as a rusher grab his arm as he went buy and his body torqued as he shrugged him off and then he just collapsed. 

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  • Posted 11/09/2014 10:48:44 EST

    Nice article with some insight into that 'Patriot Way' cliche. And I think it gets down to not just the praise but also the criticism - you seldom see a player hung out to do the 'mea culpa' routine o more »

  • Posted 11/09/2014 10:41:16 EST

    The thing that always gives me pause when reading PFF grading systems was that Wendell and the offensive line as a whole graded out as the best in football I think 2 years ago. Then last year Wendell more »

  • Forum Post: Ayers Sack of PM

    Posted 11/03/2014 12:56:56 EST

    I thought the hit was mid thigh which is legal (I think!) The real danger is shin to knee because you end up forcing the knee to bend in ways it wasn't meant to - once you are solidly on the thigh, th more »

  • Forum Post: Tyms

    Posted 11/03/2014 09:10:11 EST

    Lafell's rise has relegated the Tyms/Dobson pair to insurance against injury. 1/2 are Edelman and Lafell in whichever order the game plan and defense dictates, #3 is Amendola/Wright in whatever the ga more »

  • Forum Post: Amendola

    Posted 11/03/2014 08:57:15 EST

    Agree - the last few games he has made a few big plays when thrown to - Reese is blaiming him for the interception but it was a bad throw by Brady that was high and hard and that he really had no chan more »

  • Posted 10/08/2014 11:43:36 EDT

    Interesting reading and discussion - it just points to how hard it is to truly evaluate talent in college and project it to an NFL team. It is not just talent but scheme fit. And it does stop there - more »

  • Posted 09/30/2014 11:08:46 EDT

    These games happen all the time in the NFL - including last week in the TB/Atlanta game. Ask Pittsburgh how terrible TB is this week. Last night was terrible on offense and defense. Special teams play more »

  • Posted 09/18/2014 12:24:46 EDT

    Some really 'interesting' ideas being spouted here about a pretty simple concept that has nothing to do with Rice's crime. No one here condones domestic violence I think. What Rice did was disgusting more »

  • Posted 09/06/2014 12:46:38 EDT

    Bit silly - Brady seems as obsessed with football as ever. Its like saying any NFLer who is married with kids is distracted. I actually think there are probably fewer distractions for him than most be more »

  • Posted 09/06/2014 12:06:16 EDT

    DougIrwin - thanks for looking up the records pre-Caroll. Pats pre BB were: 1995: 6-10, 1996: 11-5 (SB Loss), 1997: 10-6 (Div Loss), 1998: 9-7 (WC Loss), 1999: 8-8. And BB's first year 2000: 5-11. Sin more »

  • Posted 09/06/2014 09:38:29 EDT

    Couple of thoughts - 1. You are seeing in Seattle what you can build when you are pretty miserable for a number of years and have great draft capital and a good GM who has hit on a majority of those d more »

  • Posted 09/06/2014 09:12:22 EDT

    In response to Cyberknot's comment: [QUOTE] In response to sportsbozo1's comment: [QUOTE] I would have to rate BB's work as very good also. He's managed to keep the same HC for over 10 years. As for h more »

  • Posted 09/05/2014 08:31:12 EDT

    Interesting to see that Miami claimed Gaston off wavers - intelligence move to find out the defensive game plan or real interest? 

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  • Posted 09/05/2014 01:25:10 EDT

    As a GM I am not sure who ranks above BB - every GM has runs of very good drafts and then some significant misses ¬†and runs of good FA signings and trades followed by some flops. So when you look at a more »

  • Posted 09/05/2014 12:39:16 EDT

    If reports are correct Quarles is now on the practice squad for NE and I wonder if Gaston will be back as well - I think the cut and resign of the QB on the practice squad was just because of Brady's more »

  • Posted 09/05/2014 11:27:25 EDT

    BB hates the league rules regarding what can be worn, what news conferences he has to hold, the injury report rules, all the bull crap that is demanded by the league. So he follows the rules to the ba more »

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