Name the UDFA

-by DNOMN8R314

With June on the horizon and offseason workouts having commenced, it’s time for another quiz masquerading as an article. Below is a series of questions; for each, you must name the member of this year’s 20-man Patriots undrafted free agent class who fits.

A few points before beginning.

  • First, every UDFA will appear as a correct answer at least once.
  • Second, some questions will ask for a pair of players (noted at the end of the question); you must name both for full credit. (Not that the points matter.)
  • Third, please try answering all questions before looking at the answers, as some answers could spoil subsequent questions.
  • Fourth, some questions have more than one correct answer; any single correct answer will suffice.
  • Fifth, while you may repeat players as often as you like, there is a way to answer the first 19 questions (as many as UDFAs the Patriots initially signed before adding another) without repeating a single player. Try that if you’d like an extra challenge. (For that reason, the 20th and final question is a bonus.)

Let’s go.

Name a 2017 Patriots UDFA…

  1. …who played for a Division II football program?
  2. …who played for a Division I FCS football program?
  3. …who played for the same school as a 2017 Patriots draft pick?
  4. …who is currently wearing the same uniform number as he did in college?
  5. …who wore No. 50 in college?
  6. …who wore No. 24 in college?
  7. …who wore No. 13 in college?
  8. …who shares a last name with at least one other current Patriot, excluding other UDFAs?
  9. …whose last name is also a common first name?
  10. …whose first and last initials are the same letter?
  11. …whose last name is listed on the Patriots website as including a suffix?
  12. …whose last name is also a common English word?
  13. …whose first and last names are acceptable words in Scrabble?
  14. …whose last name is a U.S. state capital?
  15. …whose first name is a U.S. state capital?
  16. …who shares a uniform number with a member of the 2016 Patriots?
  17. …who shares a uniform number with another 2017 Patriots UDFA? (*pair of players*)
  18. …who attended a college in Utah?
  19. …who was among the initial 19 UDFA signings and received no guaranteed money, both in base salary and signing bonus?
  20. BONUS: …who played for the same school as another 2017 Patriots UDFA? (*pairs of players*; one point for each pairing)

That’s the lot.

How do you think you did? Only you know. But now you’ll get to know how well you actually did.

Answers:

  1. Kenny Moore, who attended Valdosta State.
  2. David Jones, who played for Richmond.
  3. Brooks Ellis and Cody Hollister both attended Arkansas, from where the Patriots drafted Deatrich Wise Jr.
  4. Again, Brooks Ellis and Cody Hollister were the correct answers, wearing 51 and 81, respectively.
  5. Corey Vereen and Andrew Jelks.
  6. D.J. Killings and Kenny Moore.
  7. Dwayne Thomas and David Jones.
  8. David Jones shares his surname with fellow defensive backs Cyrus and Jonathan, while Adam Butler’s surname is more well-known as that of cornerback Malcolm.
  9. Max Rich, Dwayne Thomas, and Damarius Travis.
  10. Cole Croston.
  11. LeShun Daniels Jr.
  12. Quite a few answers here – any of Adam Butler, Sam Cotton, David Jones (as in “jonesing” or craving for something), D.J. Killings, Jason King, and Max Rich were acceptable.
  13. Max Rich.
  14. Josh Augusta (Maine).
  15. Austin (Texas) Carr.
  16. Dwayne Thomas (shares 27 with D.J. Foster) and Jason King (shares 74 with Woodrow Hamilton).
  17. Jacob Hollister and Harvey Langi (48), Adam Butler and Cole Croston (70), and Josh Augusta and Max Rich (72).
  18. Harvey Langi (BYU) and Jason Thompson (Utah).
  19. Andrew Jelks. (Give yourself a third of a point if you guessed Cole Croston, as I couldn’t find any information about his guaranteed money or potential lack of it.)
  20. The three pairs are worth one point each: Brooks Ellis and Cody Hollister (Arkansas), Cole Croston and LeShun Daniels Jr. (Iowa), and Adam Butler and Andrew Jelks (Vanderbilt).

And here is how to determine the set of correct answers (aside from Question 20) that includes every UDFA once.

  • There are eight questions for which there is only one correct answer: questions 1, 2, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, and 19. That removes Moore, Jones, Croston, Daniels Jr., Rich, Augusta, Carr, and Jelks.
  • Questions 3 and 4 have two answers each – the same two answers (Ellis and Cody Hollister). Therefore those two players must answer those two questions, in either order.
  • Six players appear only once in the entire set of answers. One of them is Carr, whom we have already eliminated, but the other five must answer their respective questions: Vereen (5), Travis (9), Cotton (12), Jacob Hollister (17, whose pairing also eliminates Langi), and Thompson (18).
  • There are only four questions left, and by removing the players already eliminated, we can supply the remaining answers. For Question 6, Moore has already been answered, so it must be Killings. Jones’ elimination in Question 2 leaves Thomas and Butler as the answers for Questions 7 and 8, respectively. Finally, Thomas’ elimination leaves King as the only option for Question 16.

Once again, the offseason lull is broken by an entirely pointless article. I hope you enjoyed it.

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hugowasmyhomeboy
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The Bills were a sneaky good offense in 2016. 11th in points scored, 8th in expected pts. 3rd-best in turnovers.
When you look at last years Bills critically, it’s truly bizarre that they fired Rex Ryan. Did they expect to go 11-5? The team on the field was as good as you could have reasonably expected for them.
And if they didn’t want all the Rex side stuff, why the hell was he hired in the first place? Nothing changed.

Calipatsfan3473
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I don’t think the owner knows what he is doing.

DinoScapelli
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He was supposed to make theirs a premier defense, and it only got worse, which is why they didn’t had a winning record. Plus, they were undisciplined. Hiring Rex was a mistake, firing him was not.

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Calipatsfan3473
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What are you telling me?? The Dolphins are going to beat the Pats 2 times this season??

DinoScapelli
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In the discus, yes!

Calipatsfan3473
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That stinks.

Calipatsfan3473
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Bills may sign Maclin- would be a good pick up for them——————————->

Jonc77
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not really. if you dont have a QB there is no point in picking him up

DinoScapelli
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I think Taylor is very decent.

Jonc77
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he will be a backup pretty soon.I say within 2 years

DinoScapelli
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You said the same thing about Kaepernick!

Jonc77
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yeah and i was right

DinoScapelli
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No you weren’t: Kaepernick is not a back-up QB! Or a QB! 😀

Jonc77
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great point

hugowasmyhomeboy
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There aren’t 20 better QBs and there won’t be for a while. He’s a game manager but he isn’t bad.

Jonc77
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well he looks decent because there are so many horrible QBs. If he is your QB you are going nowhere. and Maclin will not excel with Taylor as his QB. almost as bad as having Alex Smith as your QB.

Calipatsfan3473
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I hate screaming kids and the sound of power washers.

DinoScapelli
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Ironically, quite sweet is the sound of kids screaming as they are power-washed.

DinoScapelli
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Good night, Belichickies.

Calipatsfan3473
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Really?? Out already??

cqrun
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All right, I am out guys. Enjoy the rest of your evening. Hope you feel better soon MAC, especially with an upcoming flight.

Neil X
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Enjoy your Sunday!

Neil X
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Hey, cq, you still here? I found a recipe that I’ll type in if you want it.

cqrun
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Yep, still here.

Neil X
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OK, I just realized I don’t have to actually type it. There was URL at the bottom of the recipe. I haven’t really tried to do the entree described in the recipe in the link, I just use the yogurt sauce part with the modifications below. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/chicken-gyros-with-yogurt-dill-sauce-4596 The yogurt coating described in this recipe is not intended to be a marinade, but it is a great one. I make alterations: i) Use Greek yogurt. If you aren’t on a diet, use full fat/standard Greek Yogurt, not nonfat. ii) 3 large garlic cloves, not one iii) I like to add either… Read more »
cqrun
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Awesome! Thanks, I like the Mediterranean angle on the recipe.

Neil X
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Yogurt is an awesome food. When I go on diets, it’s a staple. Even nonfat tastes rich.

hugowasmyhomeboy
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My mother makes also puts cucumber in tzatziki. Might be a Greek vs. North African difference.

MasterAndCommander
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Hey,,,,, the Sox won…

MasterAndCommander
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Sin bin gettin full.

cqrun
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Sin bin? How much rum have you had tonight?

MasterAndCommander
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None.

cqrun
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Who are you and what have you done with the real MAC?

MasterAndCommander
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Lol. I’m on 2 cold meds that don’t do well with booze.

cqrun
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You know what is great for colds? Rum! Are you back from your trip?

MasterAndCommander
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I approve this message

Neil X
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He’s right, you know.

MasterAndCommander
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Nope. Back on Monday

cqrun
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That sucks – sick while traveling. You really should have gone with the rum 🙂

MasterAndCommander
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Why is not Subban in that promo photo?

MasterAndCommander
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Dinnnggggooooaaalllllllll!!!!!!!!!

5-1

Neil X
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Just imagine how different this series would be if that ridiculous offside replay call hadn’t happened.

Neil X
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Wooo!

MasterAndCommander
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4 on 4 favors PIT

Nevermind

Neil X
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In theory, yes. In reality not so much.

MasterAndCommander
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Could you imagine all the water based life thrown on the ice in a NSH vs. DET final?

Neil X
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It would make for a great paella!

MasterAndCommander
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^^FEATURED^^

Neil X
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Catfish is so yummy.

cqrun
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Breaded and fried.

Neil X
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Yes. There is a BBQ restaurant in Davis Square (Somerville) called Redbones that serves the most divine fried catfish on the planet. I haven’t had it in several years, as ribs and brisket are usually my focus when I go there. But I will be going to Redbones again soon specifically for catfish.

cqrun
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Very hard to pass up ribs and/or brisket….

Neil X
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Nice thing is you can get combos with catfish and ribs, etc. Redbone’s has a unique sauce serve with their fried catfish. It is white, but it is not tartar sauce. It is thinner with no pickles and I don’t think any mayo either. Might be yogurt based? I can’t really describe it,you’d have to taste it. Superb.

cqrun
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Yogurt is versatile when not crammed with fruit and sugar. Tandori chicken is basted in a yogurt sauce, something about the acidity tenderizing the meat or keeping the meat moist while cooking at a high temperature. Can’t remember…..

Neil X
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Yep, Indian, Greek and Middle Eastern cooking uses yogurt in many ways. We always have a large vat of Nonfat Greek Yogurt on hand. When we entertain, we buy some with fat. Yogurt marinated poultry is divine. Great for duck too.

cqrun
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Just added duck to the grocery list. Any recipe suggestions?

Neil X
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I have a couple of marinades that I really like, but they are printed on dead trees…..let me go look.

cqrun
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There was a place in NC I used to go to called 12 Bones that had really good ribs with a blueberry based sauce.

Neil X
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Eh, I’m not a big fan of really sweet BBQ sauces. I’m more a South Carolina guy, with mustard based sauces or vinegar hot pepper sauce. I do like more standard BBQ sauces that are on the less sweet side. Blueberrise, though, not sure about that.

cqrun
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I wasn’t sure either, thought it would be too sweet, but it wasn’t.

Neil X
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There is a chain pub that has two franchises in Boston called the Yard House. They have 140+ beers on tap. I like them. They also have interesting food. They recently put a “Kurobata Pork Burger” on their menu. It is very good, but it comes with “blueberry catsup” which is basically blueberry jelly. Great sandwich once you know to not get the blueberry catsup on it.

cqrun
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Blueberry catsup….. interesting…. wonder if they bothered adding vinegar to the recipe. Not sure how those two would mesh….

MasterAndCommander
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Catfish time!!!!!

cqrun
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Planning on changing your AVI?

MasterAndCommander
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DDDIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLL

4-1

MasterAndCommander
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Hah , that looked like Sauron’s tower!

On another note…I’m such a nerd for saying that.

Neil X
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I stepped outside for a little smoke. WTF looked like Sauron’s tower?

MasterAndCommander
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One of the buildings in a downtown shot of Nashville.

Neil X
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Yes, you are correct.

Neil X
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Nevermind, I rewound.

MasterAndCommander
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LOL

MasterAndCommander
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Something, something, something time….

MasterAndCommander
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Remember that closer Toronto had back in the 90’S? Wild Thing? Rinne reminds me of him

Neil X
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3-1!!!!

MasterAndCommander
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Diiiiiiiiiinnnnnnngggggggooooooooooaaaaaaaalll

Neil X
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Suppan is probably my favorite non-Bruin NHLer.

MasterAndCommander
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I really wanted the B’s to sign him, but didn’t have the cap space.

MasterAndCommander
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I’d like NSH to win to make the series interesting, but man those unis are gawd-awful.

Neil X
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They aren’t all that different from Bruins gold!!

MasterAndCommander
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The hell they aren’t. Bruins is a bit more subdued.

Neil X
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Well I don’t think the difference is all that great. I mean, look at this Bruins uni:

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MasterAndCommander
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And I can’t adjust the color on the hotel tv.

Neil X
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You can’t really adjust the color on many teevees anymore. HD is what it is.

Neil X
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On my computer screen, this yellow looks almost the same as the Preds:

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MasterAndCommander
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DIIINNNNGGGGGGGOOOOAAALLLLL!!!!!!!! X 2

Neil X
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The Preds scored a goal literally 5 seconds after I turned on the teevee. Before I even got settled with my dark and stormy, they went from down 1-0 to up 2-1.

MasterAndCommander
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Same here. They owe us.

Neil X
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Wow, maybe we’re the same person but just don’t realize it.

MasterAndCommander
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Deep thoughts!!

Neil X
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More like “rum soaked thoughts”, but I’ll take it.

MasterAndCommander
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Lol

Neil X
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Highly entertaining hockey game on NBCSN right now, for the NHL fans. Fantastic play.

Jonc77
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My son said one of the funniest things ever.
“Daddy is basketball all year long? Because it seems like it.”

Neil X
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They get vacay time in July and August.

MasterAndCommander
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Isn’t game 3 in July?

Neil X
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Jeezus, the Kenmore Square Yard House is inundated with Spaniards watching some soccer thing called the UEFA Championship. Someone just scored, apparently.

Calipatsfan3473
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Did you spot Smacky in the crowd??

MrRogerBadell
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should I do a Saturday Bold Prediction, or was the Friday’s enough to last a week? ( ;
#………….

Neil X
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Strawberry or chocolate frosted? Both?

Calipatsfan3473
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What is KC doing releasing Macklin?? Seems like a stupid move.

Neil X
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Well he pretty much sucked last year.

Neil X
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44 receptions 536 yards 2 TD. Not exactly Pro Bowl numbers.

Jonc77
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thats what happens when Alex Smith is your QB. I didnt understand why they signed him or why he went there

Jonc77
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he is useless in that offense. with Alex smith you are better off running 4 RB sets or 4 TE sets. most passes dont get past the LOS

cqrun
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A tart would suffice.

PatriotPrideBoy
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I just realized we won’t have to hear any of those “we need a deep threat” complaints for a long time

Calipatsfan3473
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The Pats need a deep threat- or two 🙂

PatriotPrideBoy
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Stop.

Calipatsfan3473
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🙂

Neil X
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I’m sure, wherever Neshl is, he has found something new to beam out negative energy about.

Neil X
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All it takes is one torn ACL, you’ll be hearing this screamed from the rooftops. Didn’t NE win 2 of the last 3 Super Bowls without a true deep threat?

PatriotPrideBoy
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Hold it right there…!

Neil X
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It was a theoretical!

cqrun
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But Maclin is available now! Time to warm up the ‘we need a deep threat’ bus!!!

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Craig Kimbrel’s pitching totals for the month of May:
41 batters faced, 25 K, 1 BB, 1 hit allowed (a single)

rondo723
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Righties are 0/45 on the season against Kimbrel

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Damn, Enes Kanter posted a tweet that his dad (who disowned him two years ago) got arrested by the ruling party in Turkey.

Calipatsfan3473
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I read that earlier- not a good situation.

dfwpatsfan
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Part of the anti-Gulen crackdown? Turkey is getting cooked by Erdogan.

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Yep. Kanter is a Gulenist, which is why he reportedly got disowned by his family in the first place. Read that he hasn’t talked to them in years. Somewhat recently, the Edrogan regime issued a warrant for his arrest. Enes that is.
Of course, the US won’t extradite Gulen himself, so I can’t imagine Kanter is in any jeopardy. Still, crazy stuff.

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Makes me wonder about Memo. Hope his family and friends are laying low.

Neil X
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ICWYDT.

Yeah, I have a lot of respect for Memo showing up here and exercising the universal right to free speech. He is apparently from a fairly wealthy family, they might all be considered threat. Too bad the Gulenists are pulling the academics and humanists down with them. Gulen would probably be even worse than Erdogan.

cqrun
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Erdogan has been suppressing academics etc for a long time. The coup last summer gave him an excuse to go after what was left with a vengeance.

Jdog Lemon Head
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Greetings and Salutations from Patriot Place HOF! First time visiting the hall. Wife and I are enjoying it thus far.

Calipatsfan3473
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Nice!!

HunterCenter
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Let me know if the concessions there are TB12-Approved please

HunterCenter
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Dennis Pitta just needs to retire, otherwise he won’t be able to walk properly in the near future.

bring
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unfortunately, we can say that to almost every nfl player

HunterCenter
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yeah I guess it depends on how you define “properly” and “near future.” In Pitta’s case, that’s like his 3rd hip injury.

Calipatsfan3473
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They should sign Barnidge.

HunterCenter
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would not surprise me

rondo723
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From his wiki page: “On November 11, 2015 The Ravens reported that doctors informed Pitta that it was not safe for him to continue his career. Pitta was placed on season ending injured reserve later that day, but he stated that he had not yet elected to retire from the NFL.”

Caught 86 balls last season, though! Will probably hang ’em up IMO

dfwpatsfan
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Why do you want to Pitta him out of work?

HunterCenter
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not a very hip thing to do, I agree

MrRogerBadell
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meh, all of that happened about a weak back

HunterCenter
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why socket to him like that, in practice?

Neil X
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Someone’s got to break it to him gently.

dfwpatsfan
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If Gronk gets a couple more injuries, he should definitely consider retiring.

HunterCenter
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agreed. and back injuries are the worst.

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dfwpatsfan
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Wow someone had a lot of time in their hands to come up with this.

hugowasmyhomeboy
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The way I see this oft-debated subject – a wrap is a sandwich in cylindrical coordinates; a burrito a sandwich in polar coordinates

Calipatsfan3473
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They forgot the doughnut burger!!

HunterCenter
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not a fan of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup?

dfwpatsfan
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Purity of essence leads to Peace on Earth. The international communist conspiracy to steal our precious bodily fluids will be fought.

bring
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what the hell is a chip butty?

dfwpatsfan
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It’s a UK thing. Fries (knows as chips in the UK and chips are known as crisps) between buttered white bread or a bread roll.

HunterCenter
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I’m assuming it is some British thing

hugowasmyhomeboy
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a french fry sandwich in the UK

bring
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sounds healthy – trump would love it

rondo723
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the turd sandwich remains uncategorized

HunterCenter
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“Ingredient Rebel + Structure Rebel”

rondo723
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I suppose, if you consider a turd food

HunterCenter
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Let me run this by my dog.

dfwpatsfan
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I think the Pop Tart is adequate representation.

HunterCenter
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so if Brady puts a slice of avocado between two other slices of avocado, is he having a sandwich, or is he merely eating 3 slices of avocado?

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Friday tunes! Bach’s 6th Brandenburg concerto, 3. allegro
http://bit.ly/2qKhEOs

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Giacomino da Recanati

Karl Richter …

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Giacomino da Recanati
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sinister

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in a certain sense yes. I cannot think of another piece sounding more like a “dies irae” (without words) than this one. Plus Karl Richter playing Bach is the gold standard for Bach interpretation.

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Does anyone here have a link for the NFL Films presents Super Bowl LI Champions: New England Patriots? Sitting in Charleston bored and I have rewatched every single Pats v Falcons in YouTube except that one.

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Durant was in full on “FU mode” last night. I like this side of him.

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I called for a sweep

JLStokes
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Naw, I think the Cavs get at least one at home. I’d be shocked if it was a sweep.

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It was Rihanna that did it 🙂

MrRogerBadell
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It’s Friday & the start of a new gig, for me – Friday Bold Prediction:

Brock Osweiller’s stats will rank between 13th & 19th among starting NFL QBs this year & he’ll lead the Browns to at least a 7-9 record, but probably 8-8.

Texans & Broncos are the one’s that will end up looking the fool.

Neil X
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This is about as likely to happen as the Newport Police becoming squeaky clean honest.

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.

rondo723
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Celtics:Cavs::Cavs:Warriors

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Kevin Durant is a god

Neil X
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After years living in freaking Oklahoma, I can’t imagine how happy he must be now.

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Refs letting a lot of contact slide, helps the smaller team

redemption50
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Time for a sandwich. This one looks like it might be a wrap but we’ll see how it closes out. Night folks

hugowasmyhomeboy
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night RCR, enjoy

redemption50
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Starting to slip away from Cavs. Not enough motion on offense. Too much isolation. More energy from Warriors

hugowasmyhomeboy
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the Warriors are known for their offense but the way they swarm and contest shots is awesome

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Interesting observation from the guys in the booth. GS have 59 pts on 59 shots. They’re not scoring as easily as it seems. Difference in possessions has been huge.

Neil X
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What is the league average for points per shot?

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~1.2

Neil X
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So this means that tonight GS is 20% under the league average for points per shot? Fascinating.

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Cleveland are not a league average adversary. Plus, GS has missed some bunnies and hasn’t been hitting 3s.

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I can’t find the link now, but championship playoff teams in the playoffs supposedly significantly outperform league averages in most categories in their playoff games.

But I am vastly ignorant of the modern statistical metrics, so it is quite possible I misunderstood what I read.

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They have had some bad rim rolls, missed layups, in and outs. They should be up 20 right now

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Seems like Cleveland have closed out their 3 pt shooters so aggressively they’re getting easier looks at the rim

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Cleveland are doing their best red sea impression in transition

Neil X
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Holy Moses!

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Durant posterizes.