Y Factors 2017: Patriots at Buccaneers

-by DNOMN8R314

Since “don’t stink” isn’t specific enough…

Peace three-TE: Tampa Bay has a very good set of tight ends including last year’s breakout star Cameron Brate and 2017 first-round selection O.J. Howard. The Buccaneers have had early success gaining yards out of their three-TE formations, and with New England’s well-established communication issues in the secondary, expect the Floridians to continue using them. Successful three-TE formations are particularly dangerous because a team can easily run or pass out of them, and Tampa will be once again showcasing Doug Martin, who returns from suspension. The Patriots will only have a few days to rehearse covering these offensive groupings and stifle their continued problems with defensive communication. Poor execution will surely lead to a long day, and a long week of “the season is lost” takes.

Take advantage of the short week: The obvious disadvantage of a short week is that players have less time to recover after their previous game. (Hear that, Rog?) New England might be able to use this to their advantage by going after the Buccaneers’ defensive line with a regular running attack. Now, I know the Patriots’ run game has not been as strong as expected (what else is new in 2017), but Mike Gillislee only played 18 snaps against Carolina, meaning he should be fresher going up against Tampa Bay’s defensive line. Of course, the offensive line will need to generate push as well, and the offense has thrived mainly through the air, so this may be a less likely approach to trying to win, but I think some well-timed runs could knock the Buccaneers off-balance.

Do thine assigned dang job: Ultimately, success in 2017 will come down to that most basic of maxims: Do Your Job. With this year’s turnover in personnel came some shifting of assigned duties (most notably moving Dont’a Hightower to the defensive edge), and so far execution of those duties has been somewhat nonexistent. Whether it be a matter of re-shifting duties (for instance, I know several of us think Hightower should return to his MLB role) or just performing better at the ones held right now, the Patriots need to play better, both individually and as a team. Doing that will result in a New England team more like the ones fans love to watch and remember.

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Good news for me, I get the Pats game! I thought I was going to get stuck with HOU vs CLEV.

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And you get the crappy HOU game, the whole state gets the HOU game except the DFW area gets the Pats game. Must be all the NY/NJ license plates I see here now – or the Florida ones who are originally from NY/NJ.

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I hope Solder’s son isn’t experiencing complications. That would be horrible.

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Ugh, I shudder to think, I hope that’s not the case either.

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The Cox, Barnett and Long trio did a good job of throwing Cam off and ruining his game. Barnett is getting better each week and I think he’ll have a pretty good career. Cox is just an animal.

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I concur.

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sneakers, soda and slice or GTFO

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Don’t know if I could get up early enough for a 7 am football game.

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wuss

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Wake up!!!!!!!!!

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I haven’t gone to bed yet

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Me neither.

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Cam’s “goatee” looks ridiculous.

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That was a TD

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I wish our defense played this well.

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Cubs rally!!! 7-4 Cubbies!!!

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I <3 ERTZ!!!!!

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When Eifert it Ertz

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I prefer bald Deon. Just doesn’t look like Prime.

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Game is living up to the hype so far, two hard hitting D’s.

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That’s what she said?

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That’s what she demanded.

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I don’t think she could say much in that situation. NTTAWWT

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Chris Long has looked good in this game.

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I <3 ERTZ!!!

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Loooove ertz, love scars…

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The offensive play calling here is driving me nuts.

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Blount <3

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BTW, I like both of these uni’s. They look clean.

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Your eyes are failing you again old man! That is not teal.

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It’s a fluorescent blue to be precise.

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red value is 0, green value is 133 and the blue value of its RGB is 202. Cylindrical-coordinate representations (also known as HSL) of color #0085ca hue: 0.56 , saturation: 1.00 and the lightness value of 0085ca is 0.40.

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Teal is greener. What ever you want to call it I don’t care for it.

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I like this Eagles defense.

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They’re good- Schwartz is doing a great job with them.

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Good evening NEPFF can I get a “F**K TNF”

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Not if you swear.

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Nothing good ever comes from TNF

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It was alright

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C’mon Blount- that was a stupid mistake.

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CAR 3 PHI 3

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Fozzy Whittaker carted to the locker room.

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Oof- big penalty.

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PHI 3 CAR 0

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Starting to look like it.

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OK, I’m gonna take a shower and start my day with some NFC action. Really pulling for the Iggles! Just don’t like the Panthers, and yes, the QB is a big part of the reason. He has been playing great since the game against the Pats, though. Pisses me off!

Good night, you short weekers!!!

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Good night, Dino. I share your dislike of Cam. I was at the Pats/Panthers game, hoping to see his sad face. Alas.

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Thursday Night Zzzball

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I just realized that if Mariota can’t go next Monday it will be Cassel vs. Brissett!

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I’d take Jacoby.

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Not me. Titans will win easily.

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Ha! First Hoyer and Brissett, now Cassel and Brissett! Who else is there?

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Mallett??

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They play December 23! I guess we should hope for a Flacco injury and a relapse by Luck?

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By then Luck will be back.

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I edited him in.

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Hopefully not Cassel vs. Garoppolo in the playoffs.

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Very big game tonight. Maybe I’ll watch it for a change! Thursday Night Football is still the dumbest idea the NFL ever had.

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Since the forward pass!

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Yeah, because Tom Brady would be so great without it. :\

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Still waiting for the Goodell jokes….

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There have been some pretty good games this year.

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Oddly true! Still think it’s dumb.

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Go Zach Ertz!!

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Try talcum.

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Blount hitting 100 tonight – rushing

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re-post of a great stat I saw the other day, in case you missed it:

Week 5 is in the books & Peyaton has just as many wins as Eli, so far

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Eli will be lucky to win another game this year.

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they should tank now & draft Eli’s replacement with #1

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Eli to the Jags!!

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Brady can break the record for most wins by a QB this Sunday- make it happen Pats!!

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You playing??

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Then stop making stupid ST penalties!!

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Got to keep your head in the game.

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He already holds that record. He’s going for most regular season wins vs. Jets.

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Kill joy.

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Yes he has.

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Except when he stage-dived at an Everclear concert and injured 50 people.

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Well, really just going to an Everclear concert was the reprehensible part.

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He grew up after that.

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Makes wine, too!

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Ahhh- the weekend- time for a Sam Adams.

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Just heard about the Elliot suspension. Can he appeal it? What are his chances? Should I keep him on my fantasy team??

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His suspension begins immediately- can no longer be in the building. His lawyers can refile either in NY or Dallas. Dallas is on a bye this week.

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I think the case in TX was dismissed, so he can only refile in NY, which would make it way tougher since the Brady case serves as precedent there. The lawyers will argue that this case is substantially different, but I doubt the court is going to see it that way.

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What about the whole restraining order thing? shouldn’t his plea take precedence and allow him to play while they decide?

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The way it sounds- that too was overturned.

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Well, I have 4 really good running backs so I’m going to keep him on my team. If his suspension goes on, he comes back week 13, just in time for the playoffs.

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If they make the playoffs.

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No, fantasy playoffs. Week 14-17.

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Of course- that’s more important 🙂

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The question is whether I will make the playoffs. I’ve dug myself quite a hole. Time to start a winning streak!

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You needed to take Jacoby 🙂

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I honestly didn’t read your prediction but in hindsight, it was a good one. Also, thinking I should’ve dropped either Kirk Cousins or Russell Wilson for DeShaun Watson. That dude scores a lot of fantasy points!

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You should learn to listen to me more often!!

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NFLN said it could be refiled in either place.

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Hahaha Jerry Jones!!

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Roger Goodell’s Wife Created Anonymous Twitter Account To Defend Him Against Media

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/10/12/roger-goodell-wife-jane-skinner-anonymous-twitter-account-defend-against-media/

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straight out of the KD playbook

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Did the Russians help?

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Desperate much?

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Been playing Anthrax’s “Indians” all day.

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WWAAARRRRDANCE!

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Doug Kyed ✔ @DougKyed
Patriots released CB Alex Carter from practice squad and placed OL Cole Toner on practice squad injured reserve to make room for Tye, Reilly

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N ‘if’ L: What if Bill Belichick Coached the Jets? | NFL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9jSCFzCj6E

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Uh oh. Eliiott’s suspension has been reinstated.

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There goes their season!

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** and Jerry Jones kneels crying 🙂

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Over or under- 299 passing for yards for the jets on Sunday?

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less than 100

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Under.

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The Patriots signed tight end Will Tye to their practice squad. They also re-signed linebacker Trevor O’Reilly. It appears O’Reilly also is headed to the practice squad.

Read more at: https://nesn.com/2017/10/patriots-sign-two-ex-jets-including-tight-end-will-tye-to-practice-squad/

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NESN ✔ @NESN
The Patriots signed two ex-Jets on Thursday, including tight end Will Tye. http://nesn.com/?p=780180

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Hopefully they are staying somewhere that rents by the week.

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2 Point Lead: The Day Bill Belichick Coached the Jets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfqKmUOsBRM

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Chris Long said he left NE because he didn’t want to be a situational player. He felt he was a full time player.

Well, after 5 games in Philly he’s played 43% of the snaps. 80% of those snaps he’s rushed the passer. Oh well.

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I always felt that there was more he wasn’t saying.

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2012 Jets vs Patriots Thanksgiving Highlights with Circus Theme Music

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JETS ARE SO FUNNY 🙂

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Kansas City Chiefs: Halfback Kareem Hunt has 338 yards after contact which is the most for running backs this year. Only five other running backs have more than 338 total rushing yards this season. – PFF

🙁