Hugo’s Training Camp Observations (7/29)

-by Hugo (obviously)

The crowds were massive. I’ve never seen it like that before. Nice day outside, with blustery winds that the coaches must love.

There were some luminaries in attendance. Brad Stevens and Ernie Adams were on the field. Kevin Faulk floated around alone in his red jacket, watching. No sign of Robert Kraft.

Practice was very physical, as you’d expect the first day in pads to be. During a goal line rep drill, Elandon Roberts met Mike Gillislee in the hole and you could have heard it from Walpole. Gillislee absorbed the contact without breaking his stride for a TD.

The guys fighting to make the roster usually make their case on special teams. With that in mind, kicks were returned by Julian Edelman, D.J. Foster, Cyrus Jones, and UDFA defensive back Will Likely. Edelman, Jones, Likely and Brandin Cooks were returning punts. Jones didn’t have a muff, but you could tell he looked shaky. On kick returns, the other guys were shuffling until they had the ball lined up, then running towards it and catching it in stride. Jones was taking a direct path to the ball, and settling under the ball to catch it before running. The gunner pairings were Matthew Slater/Jonathan Jones, Foster/Justin Coleman, and Eric Rowe/Kenny Moore. Rex Burkhead was a vice on the punt team. Rookies D.J. Killings and Dwayne Thomas got a lot of work there as well.

Ryan Allen shanked several punts. Bad day at work for him. Two of them were short-field type shanks, and the third ended up in the bleachers, much to the amusement of the crowd.

Watching Edelman run the cone drills is poetry in motion. There’s so much violence in his cuts. He plants his foot and just launches in another direction. Cooks gets through them just as quickly, but it’s more quiet. He’s a bit like a hummingbird – everything is moving at a higher frequency. Cooks, Edelman, and Chris Hogan were noticeably in a different class than the rest of the wide receivers. Neither Devin Lucien nor Austin Carr gave any reason to think they’ll be in the NFL. Malcolm Mitchell was on the field early on but wasn’t practicing. Didn’t notice either of the Hollister twins.

On the subject of bubble guys, there was a long touchdown from Brady to Cooks that had the crowd going wild, but it looked like more of an undressing of Nate Ebner at safety than anything else. Ebner took a really bad angle to help Coleman with a deep ball that he really ought to have reached.

It was a bit difficult to see the offensive line-defensive line 1-v-1s (the most interesting part of the day) from where I was. From what I could make out, Derek Rivers and Geneo Grissom didn’t do much of anything. Rivers is pretty maxed out at 250 pounds. Vincent Valentine had a loud win over a lineman I couldn’t identify, but for the most part the 1-v-1s that didn’t involve Trey Flowers seemed to be fought to a draw.

Flowers is a wild man. If you were a stranger to the practice, you’d think he was on the bubble by how he was flying around. He mauls whatever is in front of him. The defensive linemen did a cool open-field tackling drill where they had to react to where the pop-up dummy was, tackle it in space, then pounce on a loose football that an assistant would drop. Flowers flattened the pop-up dummy, got up and pounced on the football like the assistant was Kim Jong-Un and it contained the US.. nuclear codes.

I didn’t get much of a look at the offensive line, outside of the 1-v-1s on the far field. They were working directly in front of me where the depth perception wasn’t good. During 7-on-7s, Tony Garcia was at LT and Conor McDermott at RT. They are both very lean. Max Rich, the Harvard tackle who it was suggested I keep an eye out for, was playing RG. At one point, McDermott had to run a lap.

Solder looks to be on the same schedule he’s been for several years now – looking rusty in preseason, and rounding into form in time for the real games. We’ve seen the movie enough times not to be nervous about it. But it does make me wonder if there’s a reason why that we’ll never hear about, like Matt Light’s Crohn’s disease.

The first-team defensive front had Flowers, Malcom Brown at 1-tech, Lawrence Guy at 3-tech, and Grissom in the place of Rob Ninkovich [EDITOR’S NOTE: Miss you already Rob]. They were backed up by David Harris, and some combination of Kyle Van Noy and Shea McClellin.

McClellin played off the line exclusively, no defensive end play. His number wasn’t visible because his jersey was scrunched up, and I wasn’t sure who he was. He looks pretty trim out there. With Ninkovich retiring, some might wonder if McClellin is going to play in his place – it didn’t look like it in practice.

Deatrich Wise got a random rep at DT with the ones. Looked like the kind of thing where they threw in him to see how he’d respond. It really looks to me like he’s ahead of his fellow rookie Rivers on the depth chart – Wise has the strength to play the run immediately.

Kony Ealy didn’t seem like he was very high up the depth chart – decisively behind Grissom. He didn’t really stand out during drills one way or the other. He looks like he’s carrying more weight than I’d expected. Kind of rotund. During the goal line drills it was interesting to see him shaded over the guard, in a spot you normally see a defensive tackle. I wonder if the Pats intend to use him inside more than he was in Carolina.

Might be just me, but Valentine looks like he slimmed down a bit. Didn’t really give any reason to think he’s way up the depth chart. Darius Kilgo is a big dude but was just kinda there.

Because of when we traded for him last year, I hadn’t seen Rowe practice. He is massive, looks big next to Stephon Gilmore. The wide receivers he faced in run-blocking drills ended up with demoralizing results.

The defensive back competition is relatively intriguing. The third corner wasn’t obvious from watching. Butler and Gilmore are clearly the top pairing, but Rowe and Jonathan Jones both got to run with them at times. By his usage, it did seem like Jones is is decisively ahead of Cyrus Jones and Coleman, the other corners who saw any time with the first team.

Duron Harmon got hurt in the end zone, but he looked okay later. Bullet dodged.

Moore didn’t stand out. He did have an impressive interception during 1-v-1s. The receivers were practicing double moves, and he was under one of the receivers, mirrored him, then turned around to go up and get the ball. It was a patient play, that a corner lacking in instincts or composure could not make. He doesn’t look like much of a runner though. Shades of another corner named Moore who played for the Pats in 2011.

Jordan Richards had a good day. He made an acrobatic interception in one-on-ones versus one of the scrub WRs, and then made a tenacious play on the ball vs. Gronk at the goal line. He was clearly running with the bubble guys, but he made the most of it.

Ebner and Slater are special teams players primarily, but at least they practice at a position. Brandon King seemingly doesn’t play on offense or defense at all.

If there was a random UDFA who made an impression on me, it was defensive back Likely. He was running with the scrubs but looked really fluid backpedaling and turning to run. Apparently he’s coming off a big injury. I look forward to watching him play in preseason.

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love it

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I think Vince Wilfork belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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its a possibility. The NFL Hall of Fame is one the easier ones to get in

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Best game of Cutler against the Pats: 2014-10-26 at Chicago

20-30, 66.67 %, 227 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT.

Too bad Pats trashed the Bears with 51-23 score.

Brady: 30-35, 354 yards, 5 TD, 0 INT

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mostly garbage time

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in the immortal words of Trent Dilfer “he’s just not that good”

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if he cared he would be great. but he just doesnt care that much

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Jay Cutler against the Patriots:

3 games, 0 W – 3 L, 59.76 %, 4 TD, 5 INT

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Jay Cutler against the Packers:

13 games, 2 W – 11 L, 56,80%, 16 TD, 22 INT

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I don’t know if everybody saw one of my posts yesterday about how bad Cutler is.

He is so bad that one fan made a Youtube video with EVERY interception that #Bears QB Jay Cutler has thrown against the #Packers.

And it is …. + 9 minutes video 🙂
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZWrf6kgs7Q

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Dude needs a hobby but thats funny

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I can’t bear to watch it again.

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Those are some awfully awful INTs. I get some INTs are miscommunication with the WR, or a DB making a heck of play, or disguised coverages…but these INTS are horrendous throws I only got through 1/4 of the vid and couldn’t bear to watch anymore.

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Boston Globe Sports ✔ @BGlobeSports
Brandin Cooks put on a show today full of highlight-reel catches, including a one-handed grab. http://trib.al/pSyb6fO

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Adam Schefter ✔ @AdamSchefter
Big loss: Jets are placing WR Quincy Enunwa on injured reserve with a neck injury, per source.

0-16 coming

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seriously, he might have been the best player on the team

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Richardson, Wilkerson and Williams

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best “skill player” I should have said

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This i fully agree

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Maybe they can sign Boyce 🙂

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not sure they are that desperate yet.

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They are that desperate.

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BSJ : ” No, Boyce can’t even catch Brady throws, what do you think that will happen with McCown?”

🙂

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That’s not good.

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Neil, you still here? Thoughts on Bakers Dozen?

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There’s 13.

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indeed there was

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Wilfork should retire as a Patriot

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Yes he should.

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he former New England Patriots and Houston Texans nose tackle officially retired from the NFL on Monday with an announcement posted to his Twitter page. The caption read,”Well y’all — it’s been a great run, but the time has come.”

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Wonder if he’ll sign a 1 day contract with Pats so he can retire a Patriot.

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Maybe, Maybe they will wait until he goes into the Patriots HOF like they did with Willie McGinest and two weeks ago with Raymond Clayborn.

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I hope Vince moves back to Massachusetts and has a role with the Patriots. Ma, was a lot more fun with him here.

I could also so him with a role with Bass Pro Shops.

When Bass Pro first opened Vince was there siting on top of the big tank fishing. I’ll never forget it.

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Did he have a house in Mass? If so, does he still have it?

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Yes, in Wrethan Ma. I don’t know if he sold it or not. Wrethem is two town away from where I live.

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Willie is going to be at practice tomorrow with the NFLN.

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You would need to buy extra ribs!!

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I’ll buy the sauce he can buy the ribs. lol

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Might want to throw in a cigar too!!

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OwO

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Happy trails Vince!!

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Just got confirmation from my friend, I have tix for two games this year, the Carolina game and the Chargers game. Woo-hoo!!! You’re going down, Cam!!!

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Will you be writing an article about your experience?

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I should do that. I always have intentions of writing content for this site, but I never actually do.

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Excellent. I enjoy reading about people’s experiences at the game. Gives us a different perspective on what it’s like to attend the game and what you see vs what we see on TV.

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That’s great!!

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I park south of the stadium and you north of the stadium so let’s meet up in the stadium.

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Rotoworld:
Andy Slater of WINZ reports Jarvis Landry is under investigation for battery.
Slater reports the incident involves Landry’s girlfriend, who is also the mother of his child, although she reportedly has not been cooperating with police. Slater reports the Fort Lauderdale police department has forwarded the case to the State Attorney’s office, but a decision on possible charges is not expected this week. Dolphins coach Adam Gase said the team is aware of the investigation.

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If he goes to jail, will they put him in a duracell?

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Yes. He will be jailed for airing his dirty Landry.

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but I thought he was charged with battery

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I can’t keep up though. I need to stay current.

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How re-volting! Stop being so negative!

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Ohm, my bad

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I’m so amped that you’ve decided to join in

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ohmmmmmmmm, what are you talking about???

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Stay tune. he might be discharged.

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Miami will trade him to the Chargers.

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Ha! I C what you D there…

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Are you positive he’ll be discharged?

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It was a neutral posting

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Jason King signing autographs –>
Who is Jason King?

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OL??

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@AdamSchefter Bills are giving WR Anquan Boldin a one-year, $2.75 million deal, that includes $1.25 million in incentives, per source.
I like this. Run blocker who can catch 30-40 passes on good efficiency. They could use a guy like that.

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Good signing for them.

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If Ealy gets cut, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise – dude was available, practically for free, for a reason

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It’s not that Ealy being cut would be a surprise in the abstract – it’s that Ealy would be cut for UDFA defensive tackle Adam Butler.

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As you correctly point out below with Lucien – it will probably come down to Special Teams

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My one GOT comment:

Someone should tell the Whitewalkers that jogging in place just won’t get it done.

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Allo allo!

Any of our bruhs attending the joint practices? They are obligated to write an article here so that we can feel jealous.

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Jag limping to the locker room—————————————>

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That stinks. Hurns is pretty good for them

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You’re rusty with your puns. That’s what you get for being gone for a while.

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The buzz over Devin Lucien seems unwarranted.
He’d surely have to make the team as a gameday inactive, since he’s off the field on kicks. What are the odds of that?
He was a skilled deep threat in college, so it shouldn’t be surprising that he’s had good moments as a deep threat in camp. 1 on 1s are a great setting for players who can track the ball. What are the odds he can get behind NFL help?

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It’s good to see from a depth standpoint in case there’s an injury…we are loaded for sure so the odds are stacked against him. Hopefully he can land on the PS again.

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Yeah, idk where the “surprise” is on this team right now. There has to be one. There is every year. I just can’t find it. Grissom maybe? And even then he was a 3rd rd pick a few years ago so even though he didn’t make the team last year, how surprising can it be that the Pats like him?

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You talking about Surprise cut? or Surprise sign? or both I guess

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Grissom (if he counts as a surprise) and Kenny Moore II seem like the surprise guys to watch on defense. Langi by default because of the bonus and playing time in practice so far.
Offensively, there’s OL spots up to be had if someone surprises. Just need to see some preseason action to figure out who that may be.
It’s not a surprise if a 5th rd pick doesn’t make the team, but Conor McDermott seems like a candidate to get squeezed if he’s outplayed by an OL who is more versatile. Right now their only backup guard or center is Karras.

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What about that Butler kid. I’ve heard from rumbling that he’s been doing well in camp and now he supposedly is doing well in the joint practices.

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We’ll see how he does. But looking at the roster, it’s hard to see how they fit a sub DT.

I’d think it’s him or Ealy. And as disappointed with Ealy as people are, that would be a huge upset.

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I haven’t heard much about Lawrence. How is that Guy doing?

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He’s been a clear starter by reps in camp. He’s been a productive NFL player over the past two seasons. And he fits a mold that BB likes to use. He’s not gonna be looking over his shoulder for snaps imo.

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He’s starting because Branch is on PUP

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Yeah, that’s why I said “starter by snaps”. I’m sure Branch/Brown will be on the field for the first play of the game against KC.
But if Guy is the first choice penetrating tackle, he’ll likely play more snaps. DL equivalent of a nickel corner.

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“As a Patriot fan, it was pretty easy to like Rob Ninkovich,” Kraft added. “New Englanders love rooting for the underdog – the blue collar, overachiever who hustles on each play and does the most to maximize their potential. Rob was truly that guy.”-Robert Kraft

I agree with Mr Kraft .I think that this is happens to lot lot of undrafted players before any preseason games because fans do want to root for the underdog player.

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For sure it’s true. We all love rooting for the underdog. I think especially for the patriots since BB always preaches that it doesn’t matter how you got here. Most teams don’t operate like that.

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Now I forget how long it dates back, but there’s a pretty good streak with BB on keeping at least 1 UDFA every year

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Yeah, UDFAs consistently make the team.
But non-ST UDFAs? Those are much rarer. Lucien was a 7th rd pick but he’s non-ST. Adam Butler too.

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Maybe it’ll be a tradition to keep an UDFA Butler. Adam Butler seems to be impressing. I’m excited to see him on Thursday.

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Those Jags helmets are ugly.

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Porter hates you

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I speak the truth!!

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The Jags franchise are victims of the sunk cost fallacy. They keep noodling around with their kits and logo. But they’re wedded to black, teal and jaguar print. That’s their real problem.

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Mike Loyko @NEPD_Loyko
With #Patriots practicing vs. Jags and Texans this summer, those are two rosters I’ll be watching closely on cutdown day..

Excellent point. BB always seems to snag a guy from teams he has joint practices with.

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Has Jim sent a cease and desist order to BostonSportsJournal for using his acronym?

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it confuses me everytime I see BSJ in the twitter feed

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You’ll have to ask him- if you can find him.

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He posted less than an hour ago ↓

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I think it was a mirage.

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Hmm- no Slater at practice- again.

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I bet it’s just a scheduled cycle of rest, or at least extra precaution if he’s a little dinged. Seems like BB is scheduling rest for his aging veterans.

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Hope that’s it.

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and even if it’s serious, the Pats will be fine replacing Slater however they need to.

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I heard he was walking pretty gingerly…not that red heads walk weird

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Good night all!

And you know nothing Cali Pat’s Fan….. (GoT reference):-)

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And I am happy that way.

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.

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Nope…..don’t think the Dot will win the throne

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That’s the size of Drogon’s wound from the spear.

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It goes?

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ayy

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It goes.

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fine ill bite how goes it?

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Football in 4 days, life is good

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yes. been watching some throwback games on youtube. Really feenin for the season

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Question for the older folks – is Game of Thrones today, culturally similar to what Star Trek was when it was famous?

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Somewhat. Both didn’t start off as expected but quickly got a following. I’d say GoT is more famous than Sar Trek during its run.

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Older folks??

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Yeah…you know…..people like you. 🙂

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Ok- GRANDPA!!

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Star Trek didn’t get a cult following until after it got cancelled.

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No thank you.

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Did a little mastering in the afternoon… bass slams in the car stereo
http://bit.ly/2fkYUQK

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Too loud- try some Frank Sinatra.

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That’s the sample of a human voice!
To play an instrument or sequence in free time. First world problems.

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Last week I said Dany was at her 28-3 moment. It is now 28-12.

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Nope….but she has the ball again.

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At the end of this season she’ll probably be tied and head into overtime. But I get the feeling a different QB will end up winning the war…

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Hot Pie FTW!!!!

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LOL

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My thoughts in order:

1. Tyrion
2. Gendry
3. Cersei.

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Agree about Cersei and Gendry. Still not sure if Tyrion or Jaime. One of the two will be Steward of Casterly Rock. Maybe both will make it and Tyrion will remain Hand of the the King. (yea, I said it. Not gonna be Dany)

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Dark horse: Sansa with Arya the Hand of the Queen.

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They have no claim, though. Jon Snow does, if rumors of his true parentage bear out. Just hope he won’t hit the sheets with his auntie before he finds out.

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She kicked a few extra points tonight

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or maybe she COOKED a few extra points….

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What are you talking about??

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GoT. Try to keep up. 🙂

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I don’t watch- ever.

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Give it a go! It really is good.

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No HBO- got rid of all the movies channels years ago.

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I subscribe to HBO and Starz through Amazon Prime and only during my favorite shows’ runs. Still get to watch them live, too. When the season is over, I cancel the subscriptions until next year.

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I’m mooching off my daughter’s boyfriend’s HBO Now.

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Your daughter and boyfriend are living in your house??

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No. One of the girls living in VA.

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You’re that desperate to watch that show that you drive to Virginia??

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No no no…. We have access to their HBO Now account here at home.

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Theif!!!!

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frickin’ millenials amirite?

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I don’t do anything through my phone or computer- the flip phone isn’t equipped for that!!

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We use Roku on the TV

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I don’t even know what that is.

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I watch Amazon on my TV. It has built in wifi. Netflix and Hulu, too. Nothing happening on my computer. Screen too small.

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We still have an analog TV in our family room- not getting a new one until it goes.

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do you at least have a clicker or do you have to get up and turn a dial and adjust the rabbit ears?

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We have a DirecTV remote- but the on/off button doesn’t work anymore 🙂

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LOL!! Post of the night!!!!!!!

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The Dolphins are killing me. Jay Cutler out of retirement in August. Perfect game manager in a run first offense. Oh, wait.

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Not even talking trash. The AFC East is just ugly right now. Pats and the rest.

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Ah, yes. New coach, new system. The NFL, where hope springs eternal every 3 years.

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Just the way it should be.

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First look at the Pats is this Thursday.

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if you need a stream, go to reddit.com/r/nflstreams the day of the game. They always have 720p streams there without spammy ads

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Sorry I haven’t been around much. Lots of stuff going on. Haven’t even made it to a Training Camp yet.

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Good to see you back.

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Speak for yourself 🙂

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only person in NE who hasn’t, by the look of the crowds!

MasterAndCommander
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Laters folks.

NorthShore
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Heh

MasterAndCommander
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OK folks: What are your GoT predictions for tonight?..if you haven’t watch the hacked leaks….

DinoScapelli
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Here’s mine: I will not watch, extending my streak of forever.

MasterAndCommander
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I’ve never watched Vikings.

Calipatsfan3473
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Not watching.

Dingo
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I believe that Venkman, Stantz, Spengler, and Zeddemore will finally kill Gozer the Destructor.

MasterAndCommander
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ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…..

Dingo
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Ghostbusters reference.

Dingo
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It’s in my top five of all-time comedies.

NorthShore
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Dany is her father’s daughter…and I only read some spoilers.

NorthShore
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Sometimes the similarities are troublesome, to say the least 🙂

MasterAndCommander
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NORTHSHORE!!!!

NorthShore
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MAC!!!!

bring
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The Greyjoy uncle switches allegiances – he joins forces with……

The whitewalkers

NorthShore
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That I believe in a heartbeat. But we still have Benjin Stark….

DinoScapelli
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Add Jimmy G to my list of must-see players. His value has most likely already peaked, so he had better be sharp! He is the QB version of my car: Should have sold him last league year.

Good night, you slow-roasted Californian nuts!!!

Calipatsfan3473
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Night Dino- have a good one.

MasterAndCommander
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What? No dinner menu??

DinoScapelli
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Haven’t decided. Turkey or steak. Have to look at the weather forecast.

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DinoScapelli
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Poor Colin Kaepernick!

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Poor Dolphin fans!

Calipatsfan3473
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He shouldn’t have worn a Castro t-shirt when they went to play in Miami last year.

Dingo
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Supporting a dictator- bad.
Supporting a murderer (Pouncey with a Free Hernandez t-shirt)- good.

Calipatsfan3473
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Exactly.

Jonc77
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he sucks

Calipatsfan3473
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They were really scraping the bottom of the barrel.

Dingo
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Sort of feel sorry for Olson. Tebow once beat him for a starting job.

DinoScapelli
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Goodness, look at the time! I spent too much time researching cheap Chinese knock-off alternators for my 21-year-old Bimmer. Should have sold it last year!

Calipatsfan3473
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Get a new car!!

DinoScapelli
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Oh, I am going to! A nice new used car. $20-25k gets you a surprisingly prestigious three to four year-old car.

Calipatsfan3473
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You need a new new one.

DinoScapelli
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Nope. More car for the money used.

Calipatsfan3473
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Better warranty though.

DinoScapelli
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True, but I’ll take my chances on a late-model Mercedes, Audi, or BMW.

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Other than unreliable and boring FIATs and new, expensive Alfa Giulias, there are no Italian cars in America!

bring
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CPOs come with good warranties

bring
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Last year I traded in a 2001 BMW I bought new – very sad – best car I ever owned, though pricey to maintain

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Players I am excited to see play Thursday night:
Gilislee, if he is healthy enough to play
Rex Burkhead
Kenny Moore II, although CB is not a position of much need
Trevor Bates and Harvey Langi, because that is a position of need
Deatrich Wise and Derek Rivers, because that is a position of desperate need
Any rookie OT, because LT is soon to be a position of desperate need

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I bet Gilislee doesn’t play- he’s dealing with a hamstring injury.

MasterAndCommander
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Gosh, I hope they play more than the 7 or 8 players you listed or it’ll be a long night for the Pats playing 90 vs 7 or 8 won’t bode well. 🙂

Calipatsfan3473
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They’ll still win.

DinoScapelli
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No, no, this is Jacksonville’s year! Just like last year. And the year before. And the year before that….

Calipatsfan3473
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Is Bortles still there?? If so- nothing more need be said.

DinoScapelli
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Aw, give the boy a chance!

Calipatsfan3473
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He’s had his chance(s).

DinoScapelli
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The others can play; I just don’t care about them.

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Given all that has gone on in the AFC East, I have reconsidered by early predictions and I can’t see any other team being much better than 9-7. And that’ll probably be the Bills. Only the back end schedule will not allow the Pats to clinch al that soon. That and a rash of injuries.

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Time will tell.

DinoScapelli
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Incredibly gorgeous summer day here! I spent it working and napping.

MasterAndCommander
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we had great weather yesterday. sunny, high 70s. went to a wine festival. had a great time.

Calipatsfan3473
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It was 100 here.

Jonc77
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you havent got used to it yet?

Calipatsfan3473
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I hate it.

MasterAndCommander
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Maine

DinoScapelli
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Sure, minus 25º in winter makes the beautiful summers worth it. Not.

Calipatsfan3473
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Yes it does.

Jonc77
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i couldnt handle those winters

Calipatsfan3473
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You would just have to put a sweater on.

Jonc77
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no thanks

Calipatsfan3473
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Soon.

MasterAndCommander
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I guess not.

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Still haven’t read anything from Mike Reiss indicating any problem with Julian’s foot. Anybody else see anything from a reporter?

MasterAndCommander
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I haven’t.

Calipatsfan3473
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He was back at practice the next day- but it was a light practice.

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The Dullphins have outdone themselves in the stupid category.