Y Factors 2017: Patriots vs. Chargers

-by DNOMN8R314

Aside from liberal application of the mute button to Dan Fouts, my keys for Sunday are:

Shuffle along, or:Β Last week’s return of Rex Burkhead to the field gave us a fuller idea of what the Patriots’ four-headed rushing attack will be used for. However, as was pointed out on PatsPulpit (I can’t find the exact article), Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels committed to a rotation regardless of how well the previous back was playing – Dion Lewis was elusive for a drive, then Burkhead ran powerfully for a drive, then Mike Gillislee… you get the pattern. With many arguing a major key to a successful offensive performance against not-San-Diego will be a strong running game to prevent Chargers pass rushers Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram from going after Tom Brady at will, there are two theories as to how to approach the running back rotation. First, the Patriots could rely on the hot hand at the position. But the team may also stick with the pure rotation, reasoning that the defense would have prepared for the back from the previous drive. Regardless of how the team does it, it will be interesting to see who carries the ball most for New England.

Will it blend?: The Chargers have a talented mix of height and speed at wide receiver. Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Tyrell Williams are all 6’3″ or taller, while Travis Benjamin can fly. (Fifth receiver Geremy Davis is 6’2″.) Patriots cornerbacks Johnson Bademosi and Jonathan Jones have filled in surprisingly well after injuries to Stephon Gilmore and Eric Rowe; while Rowe does not appear ready to return, Gilmore should be back on the field in his #1 role Sunday, leaving the Patriots with several options (no, I didn’t forget about Malcolm Butler) to cover not-San-Diego’s wideouts. In particular, Bademosi’s recent surge leaves the Patriots a little more comfortable in the secondary, but the unit – particularly Gilmore – still has the reputation of their early poor play. A strong game Sunday would help significantly.

A little rest and recreation: Next week is the Patriots’ bye. Surprise! And with a coming bye, the Patriots should be more motivated to get a win this week so as not to taste a loss in their mouths for two weeks. The team has already had a long week for one loss (sorry for the opening night reminder) to settle in, and no one wants that again. Despite the loss of Dont’a Hightower, New England is going to have to do all the things that have become Belichick clichΓ©s – “do your job,” “next man up,” “coach gets first dibs at the guacamole” – in order to enter their bye with the satisfaction of a victory well-won.

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DinoScapelli
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The Ted Karras Era begins in Foxboro

MasterAndCommander
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Is anyone having problems posting?

Calipatsfan3473
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No.

MasterAndCommander
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What was the problem?

Calipatsfan3473
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Scroll down and find out πŸ™‚

Calipatsfan3473
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Are the Russians coming??

rondo723
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In honor of Ricky Jean Francois, help me make a list of Pats players with 3-word names.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis
Tully Banta-Cain
Greg Robinson-Randall

MasterAndCommander
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Tom MF Brady

MasterAndCommander
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Hello all.

MasterAndCommander
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How goes it?

MasterAndCommander
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Bummer. Why?

MasterAndCommander
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Sorry to hear.

Calipatsfan3473
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Getting old sucks.

Calipatsfan3473
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Tell myself the same thing.

Calipatsfan3473
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Evening.

MasterAndCommander
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Hi. How’s the beast?

Calipatsfan3473
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Tired- he had his training today.

MrRogerBadell
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Andrew Luck is about to be Wally Pipped by Jacoby Brissett

Luck to browns for a 1st & 9 seconds – LOL

MasterAndCommander
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Won’t happen. They’ll miss the deadline.

BoSoxJim
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I’m back, biatches!

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I don’t care if you don’t like it, Mr. Downvoter!

Calipatsfan3473
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Were you gone?? Hadn’t noticed.

MrRogerBadell
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In case you fools haven’t figured it out yet, I’ll spell it out for you – Patriots are going to win the superbowl this year & Brady is going to retire: book-ending his career with 3 SB wins in 4-year spans.

Jimmy G is coming back to NE next year, for a twelve (Brady’s number) year run of continued Patriot excellence, while adding pick 33ish to the arsenal

#SUKKITROGER

Calipatsfan3473
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Not so sure.

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I miss New England weed.

Jonc77
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you started off very strong then went off the cliff when you said Tom would retire

Jonc77
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Competition is like a drug to Tom. Thats what people dont get. he has nothing left to prove but it isnt about that

Jonc77
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i agree. it wont end well for him. just like his dad has said

BoSoxJim
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I’m assuming this is a bad joke.

DinoScapelli
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Well, it’s either stay here and be hungry, or sign off and eat grilled lamb. What do you all think? Uh-huh: lamb.

Good night, you post-bye comment board recidivists!!!

DinoScapelli
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I’ll settle for a used Mercedes. But it all depends upon my next interview, if it ever comes!

Calipatsfan3473
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Home made spaghetti and meatballs- with a nice salad.

Dingo
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Tom Coughlin: Jalen Ramsey was playing football within the rules http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/11/07/tom-coughlin-jalen-ramsey-was-playing-football-within-the-rules/

MMA rules, but rules nonetheless.

PatriotPrideBoy
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Both of the DTs the Pats just signed will be 2-gapping Gods by the end of this year

DinoScapelli
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Oh, you innocent youth!

PatriotPrideBoy
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you’re just mad that i’m making the accurate predictions and you aren’t

DinoScapelli
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I’m not mad! I just don’t see either making a contribution unless someone else gets hurt, and I don’t want that to happen.

PatriotPrideBoy
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yup you sound mad to me

DinoScapelli
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X|

DinoScapelli
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I would predict VI.

Calipatsfan3473
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One was signed to the PS- last time they signed him he lasted a day.

DinoScapelli
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Signing Francois seems like a harbinger of bad news about Vincent Valentine.

By the way, is it pronounced “Ricky Jeen”, or “Ricky Zhauh”?

PatriotPrideBoy
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a few games in a Pats uniform and he’ll be a first-team all-pro selection in no time

DinoScapelli
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Doug Kyed βœ” @DougKyed
It’s kinda weird that the Jean in Ricky Jean FranΓ§ois isn’t pronounced French, but the FranΓ§ois is, ya know?

I have my answer! Thanks, Doug.

DinoScapelli
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On the other hand:

Ryan Scala‏
@1ryan_scala1 @1ryan_scala1
Replying to @DougKyed
Wikipedia says its pronounced in the French way

Doug Kyed βœ” @DougKyed
NEVERMIND (pronounced – zhan-fran-SWAH)

DinoScapelli
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On the other other hand:

Zack Cox βœ” @ZackCoxNESN
Replying to @DougKyed
HOWEVER, he pronounces it “jean” in this video. (0:20 mark)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=20&v=BkC7-69coCI

I no longer care.

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I had a friend named Gerardo and everyone would always call him “Geraldo”. Eventually, he only responded when someone would call him Geraldo. Not sure if that’s his legal name now. So maybe it’s one of those deals.

DinoScapelli
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So McClellin not only can’t help the pitiful LB squad, but nixes a DTR player to boot. Thanks, Shea.

Reiss mentioning his concussion history makes me think that this was the undisclosed injury that got him put on IR in the first place. If it is still a problem, the man should retire.

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Yup- and he’ll probably buy a few more in MA.

Calipatsfan3473
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You’re very sure of yourself πŸ™‚

dp73
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There are about 7 from my house to the Stadium which is 7 miles away.

Jonc77
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lucky man

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Or just fat man. πŸ™‚

PatriotPrideBoy
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Gang.

dp73
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“There is one other pertinent note to relay as it relates to McClellin, who has a history with concussions: He counts against the two IR-to-return designations the Patriots are allowed this season. So the club now has just one spot left to use, with defensive tackle Vincent Valentine and receiver Malcolm Mitchell among the candidates.” -Mike Reiss

dp73
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I hope so because there isn’t a street free agent as good.

dp73
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A pick 6 from Gilmore this week πŸ™‚

hugowasmyhomeboy
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in my mind, the Reissism “for those of you updating your rosters at home” translates to “yo DNOM”

dfwpatsfan
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DNOM should take a 5 yard penalty for assuming Ricky Jean is #96. Tsk, Tsk.

bring
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George looks pretty good on OKC, by the way (don’t tell Smack)
Melo, on the other hand….

dfwpatsfan
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Can either of them play LB for the Pats?
– Hunter

Frank Stein
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Fixed the login issue … I was trying to prevent the DoS attacks .. but I guess that won’t work for us. I will keep looking for a better way to prevent those …

dp73
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Frankie , how are you doing?

I haven’t heard much from you.

I hope you are well.

dfwpatsfan
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How are you Stein meister? Busy with work and life?

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Thanks for everything Frankie. Hope you can join us for a game sometime.

bring
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I just logged in with my laptop – confirming it works

bring
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Guess it’s Mitchell and Valentine now

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Apparently, since McClellin practiced, he was officially designated for return. So they only have 1 IR-DTR left.

bring
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That sux

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thats a bad rule …

Jdog Lemon Head
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OR…not AND

dfwpatsfan
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not and Or. Read below.

bring
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Major bust

Jdog Lemon Head
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Who? Kate Upton?

dfwpatsfan
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Salma Hayek

bring
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Raquel Welch

dfwpatsfan
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Well, nothing breasts Jayne Mansfield, ask Sophia Lauren.

dp73
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I would rather have Kate Upton than a World Series ring. πŸ™‚

Jdog Lemon Head
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Well Verlander has both now!

dfwpatsfan
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I guess Jimmy is a Niner now.

bring
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Do you laugh at yourself?

dfwpatsfan
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Usually yes. Is that not okay?

Jdog Lemon Head
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Whoa! Roy Halladay died in a plane crash –>

Calipatsfan3473
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Wow- Roy Halladay dead in a plane crash——————————>

dfwpatsfan
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OH wow! That’s horrible.

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Awful. RIP Doc.

Jdog Lemon Head
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.tfel ot thgir daer ot yrtnuoc naisa fo epyt emos stnaw yllaer retnuH

HunterCenter
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what language reads right to left? I thought it was Chinese? If so, JDog is busted… he is not Asian.

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Arabic too.
Fun fact – some super old versions of Greek (including linear A) are neither left to right nor right to left. They alternate direction every line. And the pattern is called boustrophedon.

HunterCenter
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I did not realize that either, and I studied a little Attic Greek in college. Never Linear A, though.

hugowasmyhomeboy
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It’s a minor upset that “boustrophedon” is something other than a dinosaur

HunterCenter
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they were the inventors of the Fantasy Decathalon Snake Draft format

Jdog Lemon Head
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My wife can read chinese and she reads it left to right.

HunterCenter
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but holds the book upside down?

Jdog Lemon Head
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You’re determined to be right!

dfwpatsfan
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Urdu and Farsi are other languages I could think of.

dfwpatsfan
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Other than Arabic and Hebrew mentioned before that is.

Jdog Lemon Head
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When do we anticipate Smack to start talking about Lakers/Celtics tomorrow?

HunterCenter
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Nov 2013

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Smack’s looking forward to that LeBron/Lonzo Ball/Kyle Kuzma big 3

Jdog Lemon Head
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I think Lebron will leave next year. I think the only thing that will get him to stay is if IT plays lights out when he returns.

MrScratch
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If he does (and right now Cleveland looks like dumpster fire) the question becomes– where does he go?

Assembling a team somewhere will not be that easy, unless guys are willing to take well under market. I don’t know that playing with a developing group of youngsters (even with another star or two in tow) is a recipe for success (especially in the West). And it will become a lot harder too if George decides to stay put in OKC.

Jdog Lemon Head
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well he could talk to PG and see if he’s going to LA…could form an LA “super team”…Lonzo seems like a play maker, and not a shoot 1st pg.

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Would Paul George really be that much better off in LA, than with Westbrook, Anthony and the Thunder?
That Westbrook extension cleared up the picture long-term over there. The stars aren’t going anywhere.

rondo723
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Ricky Jean Francois owns 25 dunkin donuts

HunterCenter
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I hear it is 30. We may need Miguel at PatsCap to weigh in.

Jdog Lemon Head
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He’s in the right region now.

Jdog Lemon Head
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He’s a smart dude…making investments that he can live off of after his football career, rather than wasting his money.

HunterCenter
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nah, he just likes free iced coffee. lots and lots of free iced coffee.

dfwpatsfan
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BTW, I got logged out of here and cannot log back in (1p-login.php throws a page not found). Posting everytime by typing the code. If someone can let Frank know, I would appreciate it.

Jdog Lemon Head
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I think a lot of folks have issues. Boney had issues earlier too.

HunterCenter
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Boney’s issues were more turfgrass/children related, though.

Calipatsfan3473
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Lesson- don’t log out πŸ™‚

hugowasmyhomeboy
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After an 0-3 start, my FF team (in my college friends and I’s all-IDP league) has run off 5-1 wins in a row. Weekly trash talk post in the league chat:
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hugowasmyhomeboy
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Team is called “I LOVE D”

HunterCenter
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the rainbow highlighting is a nice touch

hugowasmyhomeboy
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I’m so mature.

OK, maybe in 20 years.

dp73
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Was Gay pictured for a reason? πŸ™‚

dfwpatsfan
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Was it that obvious? πŸ˜‰

Jdog Lemon Head
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I’m assuming cuz Hugo loves D

Jdog Lemon Head
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NTTAWWT

HunterCenter
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^ Facetious Award of the Day

dfwpatsfan
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If this team can make it far in the playoffs let alone the SB, it would be nothing short of a miracle.

One thing the Pats have it going for them is that all the teams in the league are going through one devastating injury or another. So by mutual attrition we progress.

Jdog Lemon Head
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Wouldn’t say it’s nothing short of a miracle because like you said, other teams have issues. There’s not really a dominant team this year.

HunterCenter
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Iggles are pretty dominant. Lost their LT the week before playing the Broncos and absolutely shredded their D. This Pats team would/could not have done that. Would have been Sack City.

dfwpatsfan
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Parity
-Boney

HunterCenter
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Parody
-Opinion Slayer

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Eric Hosmer + Carlos Gonzalez or JD Martinez + Carlos Santana?

HunterCenter
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are those NFL LBs? If not, who cares?

Jdog Lemon Head
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I think they’re musical artists πŸ™‚

HunterCenter
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he said JD Martinez not DJ Martinez

Jdog Lemon Head
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Sorry…I’m dyslexic. I guess I’m not KO after all.

HunterCenter
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don’t you people read from right to left?

Jdog Lemon Head
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I’m asian, not jewish

HunterCenter
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Hebrew is from right to left? I did not realize that.

hugowasmyhomeboy
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What’s the context?

HunterCenter
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my point exactly. his post is way OUT of context

dfwpatsfan
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I’m willing to risk a limb to guess whom to start in fantasy,

dfwpatsfan
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Forgot my sarcasm quotes.

memokerobi
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If Red Sox had to sign one of those combos

Jdog Lemon Head
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Was just about guess that was the context!

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Ah, gotcha. Depends how the market shakes out. I can see Santana being a good get.

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I think the NFL will end up with a “3 strikes, you’re out” policy with concussions. Once you get your 3rd – you can’t play. Or, at least the Patriots should employ that idea. Cause putting any hope in guys like Shea is useless. And Danny is getting close to that as well.

dp73
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“Once you get your 3rd – you can’t play. ”

In a given year? Career?

What percentage of the league do you think this would apply to?

jdlboot14
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Career. I mean, I’m just hypothesizing. I could see it come to that based on things we’re seeing.

dp73
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I get your point but if we are talking a high percentage of players the NFL might not want to do it due to the potential of adding to the roster size of teams.

jdlboot14
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So much confusion with the IR-dtr. If it’s true that you use it up just to have the guy start practicing, then that’s so dumb. It should only count as a “designate to return” when the guy is actually activated!! What a waste on Shea. But, now with only 1 left, it has to be Mitchell. Valentine is a JAG, anyone can be a backup DT, but no one can be a usable WR in this offense without A LOT of time and chemistry with Brady.

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I would disagree that “anyone can be a backup DT” but yes it does take a while for a WR to become integrated successfully into this offense, for better or worse.

The D needs more help than the O right now, though. Just get Dorsett, Allen, Burkhead, Devlin, etc. more involved in the passing game and scheme around not having Hogan and/or Mitchell.

jdlboot14
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you get my point – compared to WR in this offense… as proven by the pickup of Francois. They won’t go pickup a WR and expect him to contribute mid-season.

HunterCenter
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I bet they are hoping Dorsett can now contribute, and he was a midseason pickup.

2-gapping read/react for a DT requires system knowledge. I highly doubt we’ll see Francois get any meaningful snaps for a while unless another DT goes down. They’ll ease him in. Just a depth move.

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you “bet” they are “hoping” – exactly proves my point. He’s been useless, and there’s no history to suggest this. Also, he came in before week 1, not mid-season, and hasn’t shown anything in 8 weeks

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He came from a completely different offense…I think it takes more than 8 weeks to learn it.

HunterCenter
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watch him play well against the Broncos.

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Valentine is not a JAG. He’s a promising player. Young 2 gappers who can play a bunch of spots on the line and already bring a high quality bull rush are hard to find.

dp73
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It is easy to call a guy a JAG but not always easy to name player that are just as good that the Patriots could get and this time of the year.

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I think Miguel is wrong: Last year, the NFL changed the IR with return designation so that you no longer have to designate the player who will get the designation at the time they are placed on the list. Now, teams can bring back any two players they’ve placed on IR at any time after the eight week mandate to be on the list has been met. Previously, if a team wanted to use the one return designation spot, they had to declare it when the player was placed on IR. Now, they can just see who is getting healthy… Read more »
dfwpatsfan
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If you don’t need to declare it, why would Shea count against the IRDTR list? From my interpretation, anybody can come out of IR in 2017.

Jdog Lemon Head
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He doesn’t count unless they declare him. Deadline to declare him is tomorrow.

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Ah Crap. I guess I’m wrong. They wasted a DTR on Shea when he returned to practice. Not sure why I read that the deadline to declare is tomorrow.

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they have 21 days from when he first practices to when he has to be put on the active roster. don’t think that has anything to do with the IR-Return rules. Seems like from what I am reading, once he practices, he is categorized as “returned from IR”

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Yeah, I pulled a BB and misinterpreted the rules…

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is Tully Banta-Cain available?

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HUGO:
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Jdog Lemon Head
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Maybe he’s pliable like Brady

HunterCenter
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I mean, desperate times call for desperate measures. heck, the ghost of Junior Seau would probably improve the depth on this team.

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So the Pats lost 1 IR-DTR since McClellin returned to practice- meaning that either Valentine or Mitchell can return??

HunterCenter
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that’s the way I read PatsCap tweet, but Reiss and others seem to be saying something different, that the Pats still have 2 IR-Return spots they can use

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SHEA TO IR??!!!! OH NOOO!!! WE’RE DOOMED!

Where is Dingo with the jumping off a building clipart?

HunterCenter
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although, is Miguel saying (—>) that we already burned one IR-Return spot on McClellin BEFORE his setback, so now we only have 1 more player we can bring back??? If so, that does indeed suck.

dfwpatsfan
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I don’t think Mitchell is making it this season. He wasn’t practicing before.

And if McLellin is headed to IR, since he practiced, one IRDTR is gone.

dfwpatsfan
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This has to be the weakest LB Corp under Belichick’s tenure.

dp73
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Sure, he is not a great player on this own but the timing of this is important in that who are you going to get that is as good or can fit in with this team.

HunterCenter
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they needed reinforcements who knew the system, period, regardless of talent, at this point.

dfwpatsfan
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They will probably have to work with Akiem Ayers. Unless he’s in a wheel chair.

Maybe Jordan Richards plays LB full time now.

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lord help us

dp73
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We need a big second half from Gilmore and the secondary as a whole.

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Bademosi couldn’t have done better in that situation. I’m confident that he earned himself a contract, and potentially a longer career here than Gilmore. I’d be thrilled to trade Gilmore and that insane money-deal away, and keep Butler, Cyrus, Bademosi, J. Jones, Rowe

dp73
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Trade Gilmore for a 7th round pick next year?

IMO, there is too much of a rush to judgement on Gilmore.

He had some 2 poor games( KC and Carolina) and had a good game in TB. Lets see have had does over the next 8 games.

dfwpatsfan
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I’m hoping the Pats let Brock throw for 300+ yards, leading the Broncos to jump on his bandwagon yet again.

jdlboot14
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Hey, he beat us a few years ago

jdlboot14
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Wentz and Goff may end up living up to a Rivers/Manning type of comparison after all.

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Let them replicate this for a few more seasons. Same was said for Luck and RG3 and neither are playing any football now.

jdlboot14
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Well, injuries not withstanding. (and a bit of a mental breakdown for RGIII)

dfwpatsfan
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According to Mr. Narc, mental for Luck too. I sincerely wish he seeks a trade. He seems like a nice guy, choice of facial hair notwithstanding.

dp73
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In a small sample size yes but the games are only going to get more important and that is when the judgement on this is going to be more meaningful.

Can they play in big games?Time will tell.

Saturn III
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I liked Wentz coming out but wasn’t big on Goff, but it looks like McVey has brought him along nicely. He’s done a very good job there with their O (I say that because Wade really runs their D).

jdlboot14
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I’m surprised that Grissom hasn’t earned ANY reps on D at all. Even with Marsh being so turnstyle-like. And Reilly is so new, he even got a few snaps his first week. But, we need rookies Wise and Butler to really step up this 2nd half.

dp73
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I was always high on Grissom but he just hasn’t worked out for the Patriots.

As fans we too often think that BB can improve anyone but that is not always the case.

jdlboot14
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Agree. I just don’t know why he’s stuck around this long then. I get the ST value… but, there’s plenty of backup DE’s that can play ST and also provide backup talent on D – where this team needs it!

MrScratch
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With the lack of experience/ depth/ production in several areas– it’s entirely bizarre to be carrying 7-8 players who don’t have a position on either side of the ball.

jdlboot14
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So Francois should be a placeholder until Valentine is back, and Mitchell HAS to return! That is hoping that Brown can recover with a few weeks out.

MrScratch
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We still don’t know who the other guy is?

jdlboot14
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Well, does Shea count as IR-dtr?? I sure hope not, he never made it off the IR. If he does, just by having him practice then that’s the worst news ever!
*Nevermind – thanks Reiss ——->

Saturn III
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Rough year for injuries on our D.

jdlboot14
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as always, our IR roster could be a starting all-pro team.

Calipatsfan3473
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Rough year for injuries around the entire league.