Y Factors 2017: Patriots at Jets

-by DNOMN8R314

While it is Jets week, and the Jets have an overall weak roster, they are still 3-2 and have a tendency to play New England close. Do not underestimate them. (Of course, you may say I am overestimating them, and you may well be right, but I will treat every opponent as a team with the potential to win the game.)

Safety first: What is it with the Jets and having top defensive prospects fall to them at the sixth overall pick? Two seasons ago, it was Leonard Williams, while in 2017, New York snapped up safety Jamal Adams with their first-rounder, and he by all accounts looks like a budding star. The Jets have paired him with second-round safety Marcus Maye, and they appear to be growing into a solid safety tandem. While they are still rookies, they are players who can slow a potent passing attack if not treated as threats. You can bet that with 10 days to prepare, the Patriots – especially Tom Brady – will be looking for weaknesses in the rookies’ game that their air game can exploit.

Like he said, safety first: Similarly, while the Jets’ receiving corps is weakened with the loss of Quincy Enunwa to injury, New York has stemmed their weakness with the addition of Jermaine Kearse, the development of tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and capable quarterback play from Josh McCown. While New England seemed to make strides forward on defense on short notice last Thursday night, slips in play can still be exploited, leading to a long afternoon. Particularly, it will be key for safeties Devin McCourty, Patrick Chung, and Duron Harmon to keep any threat of a Jets passing game from gaining ground, as while one might say that New York hardly has the wepunz to win through the air, they have already won three. With Stephon Gilmore and Eric Rowe ruled out, strong safety play becomes even more important.

A full dollar’s worth: Through five weeks, Patriots opponents have scored nearly twice as many fourth-quarter points as New England has. This problem was particularly noticeable against Tampa Bay, as the Patriots’ pass defense suddenly began hemorrhaging yards, keeping the Buccaneers in the game until the final play. This, bluntly, is going to have to stop if New England wants to win. Pats fans are familiar with big leads disappearing in the fourth quarter (cough cough 28-3 cough), and no one following those in Foxboro – and definitely no one in Foxboro – wants to be on the other side of a game like that. I fully expect Bill Belichick and Matt Patricia, along with the defense’s leaders, to be aware of this problem and to emphasize playing a full 60-minute game. It may be a cliché – and I hate clichés as much as Hedley Lamarr – but it’s a cliché because it is true.

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Hakuna Matata
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Yankees are losing. How sweet!

Mattsky
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The Red Sox choking in first round was sweeter.

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All that matters is winning WS

Mattsky
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The Yankees are a young team. Nobody thought they would go this far. They are playing with house money at this point and have a bright future.

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Yanks were up 3-2. Careful accusing other teams of choking

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The Yankees were down 2-0 too. I guess the Yankees losing will take the sting out of how the Red Sox sucked in the playoffs. Bless your heart.

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Bless my heart? WTF are you talking about?

Mattsky
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Yup lol. You haven’t a clue. You made my point, thanks. You aren’t worth any more of my time either. Good night.

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I don’t follow the Sox. Sorry to disappoint you.

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What’s up pickles and everything kosher?

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It’s a zen world I’m living in.

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OrangeDog sighting at Reiss blog! Woot woot!

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Know the reason why OrangeDog bailed?

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Last time I try to log into Franks site I could not.
sent from Yo_TheOrangedog
Oct 18

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Ruhroh. Password issues?

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I told him to contact Frank and gave him Franks e mail address.

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Franks Gmail account

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NBC Sports Boston✔
@NBCSBoston
Tom Brady on pace for huge numbers, so why is he down on his play of late? –
@PhilAPerry http://bit.ly/2zsySj8

That’s how TB12 rolls.

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Go Yankees.

They were viewed as a rebuilding team and yet the are one game away from the World Series. I am fine with this season no matter it turns out.

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You are dead to me.

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Have you watch any baseball since the Red Sox lost their series?

BoSoxJim
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Yes.

How could you ever utter those words?

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About the enemy…not about if I’m still watching baseball.

dp73
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Sure it is. I know a lot of people who claim to love baseball but don’t watch after their team is eliminated.

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I will always watch the WS no matter who is in it.

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Watching is one thing. Rooting for the Yankees (as a Red Sox fan) is worse than unconscionable. There is a special place in hell for those who commit this sin.

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You have to relive the butt-fumble on an infinite loop as Mark Sanchez

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GO BABY BOMBERS!!! comment image:large

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After the Chiefs game I went to Miracle Max and told him that it would take a miracle for the Pats defense to be a championship-level defense. He said he would work on it.
OK, it’s been 6 games and the defense is still not a championship-level defense. So I went back to Max and asked him what was up.

This was his response
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I’ll just take a win. It would make us 5-2.

I realize this team is struggling on defense.

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Getting that 2 years in a row would be a miracle.

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29 pts, 10 rebs, 9 assists for Ball so far. Not bad for a rookie.

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zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Sorry, am I boring you?

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NBA tends to put people to sleep. i could probably score 10 points in a game the way they play defense these days

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Yeah, I don’t watch the NBA unless a playoff series is interesting. But it’s 100X better than that soccer thingy.

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well watching chess is better than soccer

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Lonzo Ball approaching a triple double tonight. So he’s not a huge failure?

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The failure in that family is his father. Deplorable.

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What’s up pickles?

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Usually it’s more interesting to ask “What’s the pickle up?”

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Man, this is a nice night time scene here at PatsFootballFans. Tip of the hat to you all. Including Mattsky, who was gutsy to show up as all of us Yankee haters were beating our chests.

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Mattsky is the man. If the Yankees win, I’ll be happy for him.

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Thank you gentleman. I see I need to work on being more obnoxious. Good night. Sky out

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Good night all.

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Yankees lose, Yankees lose……theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Yankees lose!!

On to Game 7.

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Wooohooo, game 7!

Neil X
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Giles had a bad outing in Yankee Stadium. Game 5 was an epic collapse for the Astros bullpen, including Giles. Embarrassing. He needs this for his confidence.

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Ain’t working

Neil X
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You sure?

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He looked pretty pumped coming off of the mound.

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Don’t want the pitch count above 20.

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Hmmmmmmm. Why bring your closer in now? save him for tomorrow. Bad move.

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I totally don’t know anything about baseball but is it really that stressfull to pitch? He can’t pitch tonight and tomorrow? Not like he’s running a marathon. But what do I know? Nothing.

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For a closer, you don’t want them to pitch too much as they are used in back to back games.

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A good outing would be great for his confidence.

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7-1 after 8.

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Game 7, here we come?

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7-1

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HOU 6-1. Just a few insurance runs.

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OVAH!!!!! 6-1

Neil X
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Double. So no Mac, that Yankee bullpen isn’t all that.

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Their pen has been very good.

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Just not tonight, except for Green

Neil X
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Yeah, it wasn’t during the regular season but has been in the playoffs. The Sawx mauled it repeatedly in the regular season. Including Chapman.

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HOU fans breathe a little easier.

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Or Beijing.

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4-1 HOU

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ALTUBE HR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MasterAndCommander
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Get this pitcher out. Or not….

3-1 HOU mid 8th.

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11 out east here.

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FRiday

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I cannot wrap my head around the name “Gregorius”.

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Boooooooooooooooooo!!!

Neil X
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Not in Houston, there isn’t.

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3-1 HOU. Judge HR. After a great catch for out number 1

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Yikes. The Judge slams the gavel.

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Feast or famine. Also has the record for strikeouts in a series.

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Verlander is engaged to Kate Upton? So, I could see Kate Upton in this broadcast? I am never missing another Astros game!!!

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3-0 after 7. Is HOU 6 outs from game 7?

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It didn’t give the Sawxx much trouble this year.

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Wasn”t the Yanks pitching staff suppose to be a weakness? Doesn’t seem it.

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HOU 3-0 mid 7. 2nd straight inning Yanks threaten but come up empty handed

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Forgot this was on! FS1, I always have to figure out where it is. 219 on DirecTV.

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Yeah, why isn’t it on fox? Don’t they want to attract viewers? A lot of people don’t have cable anymore. I’m watching on a reddit stream but I normally wouldn’t go to such trouble to watch a baseball game.

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That is like MLS level-marketing!

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Good question

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The LCS and World Series used to be must see TV on the networks. They would be on in prime time 4-5nights a week for a 2+ week period.

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2 out 2 on. Verlander pitching to his last batter no matter what.

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Post-season baseball is not boring. Why don’t they just skip the regular season??

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just cut it in half… 162 games feels endless

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LOL. Could say that for basketball and hockey, too

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WOW!!!! What a catch. Robs a game tying HR.

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So weird. I just watched Mike Reiss on Patriots All Access saying, “No one expects the Falcons to come into Foxboro and win. Or, at least I don’t.”

Guess I’m way out of the mainstream.

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no one… except the majority of pats fans probably

MasterAndCommander
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Hmmmmmmm. With maybe Larry, Moe, and curly in the secondary?

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He’s right because the Pats are winning this game 33-13.

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Mike Reiss is the long lost Kraft son. He drinks the kool-aid.

But so do I. Pats win!!!!

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Well he thought the Saints would beat NE.

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That bastard!!

Neil X
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Man, you are truly skilled in kneejerkology.

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It was my major in fan college.

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Summa cum laude, no doubt.

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Gost misses 3 XP?

Neil X
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No, actually it was 4 TDs with two point conversions.

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Next time the Pats play the Falcons, they score 6 TDs with two point conversions, establishing that it is an arithmetic rather than a multiplicative progression.

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couple of drop kicks just for shits and giggles?

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Not allowed anymore. Flutie’s drop kick was the last one in the NFL.

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Ump not helping. Very inconsistent.

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seemed like the NLCS was horribly inconsistent too… strike zone was all over the place

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Yanks threatening with 0 out. Verlander may be out of gas.

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Perhaps he should switch to solar.

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Booooooooooooooooooo!!!!

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Thanks. I’ll be here all week!

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What do Sox fans think about Alex Cora? Good choice??

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Is it official? last I knew it was still a work in progress with HOU still playing.

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No, I just saw rumors.

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OK . I think it would be good. Knows the game. Was considered a “manager on the field” when he played. Smart guy. Knows Boston and the challenges.

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with no Gilmore and no Eric Rowe… who is going to be in the secondary to blow coverage on 3rd and long this week?

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Amendola seems like a prime candidate to play all 3 phases.

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good thing he’s so durable

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As tough as Boney’s thumb nail

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Or Hogan…….or Dola

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well… if he just gets one good tackle on each guy, maybe he can just knock them all out of the game

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HOU 3-0 after 6.

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Mattsky’s a good dude for a yankee fan. That’s why I don’t mind if they win.

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Eh. A loss means game 7, not elimination.

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Hmmmmmm…. That’s a short left field porch in the stadium. Only 315 ft from home.

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Yanks threaten but get nothing. Still 3-0 mid 6th