Patriots as Thanksgiving Dishes

-by DNOMN8R314

Happy Thanksgiving!

Since we all are stuffing our faces and watching football all day, I thought I’d combine the two. Here are my choices of which current Patriot would be which part of Thanksgiving dinner.

Chef – Bill Belichick: He decides what food is on the table, as well as how much, and which sides to pair with which main dishes.

Turkey – Tom Brady: The long-time centerpiece at the table, the main course, that which is tasty long after the main meal is complete.

Stuffing – Rob Gronkowski: You can’t imagine it without the turkey, and it’s strong enough to stand on its own as a top Thanksgiving choice.

Gravy – Julian Edelman: Versatile enough to accent everything. Thanksgiving dinner can still be enjoyed without it, but it’s not nearly the same.

Mashed potatoes – Dion Lewis: Everyone wolfs this one down quickly to give their forks a break from the turkey, yet the two can also go together.

Cranberry sauce – Stephon Gilmore: Love him or hate him, he is a long-time staple of the meal, and the dish has a tendency to grow on people.

Mac and cheese – Malcolm Brown: While there are people who don’t see this as a part of their Thanksgiving meal at all, for many,

Green beans – Kyle Van Noy: Not everyone likes them, but they can go anywhere, accent and be accented widely, and are always on someone’s plate.

Bread – Trey Flowers: A ubiquitous part of the meal, on everyone’s plate yet often forgotten.

Squash – Nate Solder: There are three types of people regarding this: those who don’t look at it or think about it, those who love it, and those who hate it. The last two are always extreme in their emotion towards it.

Pumpkin pie – Brandin Cooks: For finishing off the meal.

Pecan pie – Danny Amendola: Some people prefer this to the pumpkin, others vice versa, but despite their both being desserts, they have different flavors and can both be enjoyed.

Have a fantastic holiday, everyone.

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dp73
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Hopefully Brady well practice again today.
I would love to see Malcome Brown play on Sunday.Report

HunterCenter
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they definitely need Brown back. Heck, Valentine too. Way too thin on the DL right now and I fear it will eventually wear them down heading into the playoffs if they aren’t able to rotate/spell each other effectively soon. Reiss pointed out in an article that the “nickel run D” is a area that needs improvement, and I think getting Brown back would be huge for that… need run stuffers who can occupy 2 blockers at times, and 2-gap effectively. Especially if Chung is going to miss some time.Report

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http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/2017/11/the_bet_box_patriots_in_the_homestretch_against_afc_east

To me in part this stretch is about the run for the #1 seed and home field advantage throughout.Report

HunterCenter
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and the Steelers schedule is cake the rest of the way, so the Pats need to play to win every game.Report

BoSoxJim
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@NEB: Brady’s year 3 stats weren’t “terri-bad” when compared to the rest of the NFL that year. Compared to what he’s doing now, I guess you could make that argument. 2003 was a down year passing overall in the NFL. Having a passer rating in the mid-80s in 2017 is far worse than having one in 2003. Steve McNair was the only QB in 2003 to have a passer rating above 100 (100.4). In 2017 there are currently 7 who are above 100 (that could change of course by the end of the season…plus Rodgers and Watson aren’t playing again… Read more »
dp73
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Good morning Patriots fans.Report

NewEnglandBlight
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im gonna go ahead and say it.. Pats should sit their starters for this game and try to win it with their backups (sans: Brady, Gronk, Chung, Bennett, ETC.). It’s no secret, Brady ain’t cut out for 19-20 games per year anymore.Report

HunterCenter
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I do agree that Brady may not be able to hang for a 19/20-game season anymore, despite his diet, pliability, recovery pajamas, work ethic, competitive nature, etc.Report

BoSoxJim
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You could say the same about QBs who are younger than Brady. He misses a couple practices this year and suddenly he’s not durable anymore.Report

HunterCenter
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I’m not saying he’s not durable. I’m saying that at 40, regardless of all his/Guerrero’s snake oil, he needs to be managed carefully by the coaches. He’s not recovering as well as he did at 25, regardless of the snake oil. I’m not saying you play Hogan, I’m saying you give Brady more practices off, which is exactly what they are doing.Report

BoSoxJim
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How do you know he’s not recovering as well (or is that just a general statement based on nature)?
He missed a Wednesday practice. They used to give him occasional Wednesday’s off in previous seasons.Report

HunterCenter
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yes, general statement based on nature. he’s not from another planet (as far as we know).Report

BoSoxJim
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modern science has a way of delaying the normal aging process.Report

HunterCenter
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to a point, yes. I’m glad they are giving him full-contact practices off at this point in the season.Report

dp73
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Wow. Do you think Miami is so bad that the any Patriot that puts on the uniform can beat them. “Resting ” players has been a big theme here for years and I strongly disagree with it . There are a few reasons but the main one for me is that to be being the #1 seed in the playoffs is a big advantage and should be a goal every year.Report

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agreed. the resting should be in week 17, if at all. Must keep pace with the Steelers. Now, if Gronk or Chung or Bennett or Andrews are legitimately hurt/sick and literally 50/50 to play this week, then maybe you err on the side of caution and sit one or two of them. Can’t sit both Gronk and Bennett, though, but team could likely scheme around one of them being out. And the team could scheme around Chung being out. And as we’ve seen, Karras is capable of playing if Andrews needs more time to recover. But if they can all… Read more »
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The Pats had to play a game this year without Gronk (vs Bucs). With Allen finally showing signs of life, they could make do without Gronk vs. Miami. Kiko Alonso couldn’t cover a corpse.
But he appears to be fine now.Report

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agree they could rest Gronk. But I think they would be in trouble if they rested both Gronk AND Bennet, given how thin they are at WR right now too. The RBs can only help but so much in the passing game. Hollister ain’t ready, and can’t block. I suppose they could roll Fleming out there as the TE2 with Allen, but the D would definitely know the Pats are gonna run the ball.Report

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They didn’t have Bennett when they played the Bucs (and Allen was still invisible as far as being a receiver was concerned).
I’m not saying they should rest Gronk. If he’s good to go, then play him.
I’m just saying of all the players mentioned, Gronk is the one player they could afford to sit vs. Miami.Report

HunterCenter
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But they had a full compliment of WRs against the Bucs. The Pats cannot go 3-wide right now (consistently). Hogan is still out, Dola has a knee issue now, and Dorsett is not ready in this offense. I do agree they might be able to make due with Allen/Hollister/Fleming and the RBs.Report

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Why can’t they go 3 wide? Cooks and Dorsett outside with DA in the slot.Report

HunterCenter
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C’mon, really? Not with any consistent effectiveness as a base gameplan. Dola is hurt and Dorsett is very limited with the playbook, and Cooks can’t go across the middle. Sure, they can go 3-wide a handful of snaps per game with the current personnel situation.Report

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That’s what the RBs are for. And Allen is finally performing.Report

HunterCenter
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IMO Allen is only performing because Gronk/Bennett take the pressure off him now, both coverage-wise and mentally. If he is the TE1, expect to see the same guy we saw earlier in the season. As for the RBs, you yourself have correctly said again and again this season that they are mostly effective when covered by an LB, not a DB. So, yes, they can take some pressure off the WRs and TEs for sure, but it’s not a 1-for-1 thing the entire game. Now, if they want to put Allen and Fleming in there and pound the rock and… Read more »
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You are worrying too much about this. Of course the RBs will be covered by LBs. Who else would cover them?
Doesn’t matter that Dorsett has a limited grasp of the playbook. His speed will demand a CB and the safety will have to shade toward him. The same is true for Cooks.Report

HunterCenter
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I’m not worried, I’m just saying, they can’t go 3-wide with any consistency right now, and you can’f just put Burkhead in the slot all the time (for examples).

Of course, they can probably do whatever they need to adjustment-wise against the Fins this week and still win.Report

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Even if they can’t use 3 WRs for large portions of the game, that won’t hurt them too much vs. Miami.Report

HunterCenter
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I agree. they’ll be fine for this game regardless. But no matter which way you cut it, with the WRs and TEs so banged up right now, they need to lean on the RBs, in both the passing and running game. They’ve got the horses. Which also has the added benefit of not exposing Brady to too many hits right now as well.Report

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It’s all moot anyways as Gronk will play. If he was really sick, he wouldn’t have been at practice yesterday.Report

HunterCenter
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agreed. So, might be nice to give Bennett a game off.Report

dp73
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“But if they can all play, you play them.” I agree.

You can’t “rest” players in a vacuum. You can’t be weak at any position and expect in not to hurt your team.

IMO a lot of its ok to “rest” players come from the disrespect fans have from some opponents. BB can’t think that way. The long term goal should be to win and get the home field advantage so week 17 doesn’t mean as much.Report

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I’ll change my tune on that if they have #1 seed wrapped up by week 16 or 17.Report

LaFeteMattDog
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I think they should challenge themselves and try to win it with players at different positions. Maybe try Waddle at QB, Solder at RB, Amendola at LT, Flowers at WR, Brady and Hoyer play CB. What the heck. It’s only Miami.Report

dp73
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Maybe Belichick should let his son coach for this game. It’s only Miami.Report

LaFeteMattDog
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My opponent had Keenan Allen…it seemed like every time Rivers dropped back to pass, he was going to Allen. Come on people! Is it that hard to double cover him? Tie his shoe-laces together or something! Ugh. Well, at least he left Kyle Rudolph on his bench. The game, and my season, would be over by now.Report

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Yeah, I only saw the first half before we sat down to eat. He had 11 for 172 and a TD. They won 28-6.Report

LaFeteMattDog
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And now I see my preferred WR2, Matthews, was limited in practice today with a hammy injury. Things are going from bad to worse.Report

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Come back, Hoagie! I need you!!Report

LaFeteMattDog
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Who is the Brussels sprouts on the Pats? I actually love them but I don’t think they’re very popular with most people…..hmm, Harvey Langi?! πŸ™‚Report

LaFeteMattDog
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I think the whole collection of special teams only players are all Brussels sprouts! Throw in Ebner, Slater, and the whole gang.Report

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The point is, they’re under-appreciated by the casual fan but, like a foodie loves sprouts, a Pats fans loves special teamers.Report

LaFeteMattDog
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You were right about Doctson. He scored a TD but otherwise was barely noticeable. I think I’ll drop him next week for someone with more upside.Report

LaFeteMattDog
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Wow, that was a horrible sequence. Gruden’s a turkey.Report

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As background noise.Report

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That 3rd down play by that wash player would be considered lack of situational awareness.Report

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BB would not approve.Report

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!Report

Calipatsfan3473
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Same to you Hugo- hope you had a great day.Report

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I’m stuffed- like the turkey used to be πŸ™‚Report

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So these beatdowns the Chargers are putting on kids makes me feel better about playng them close.Report

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Good to see you Luffy- hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!!Report

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So Dak struggles without a strong run game… I see… I never would have guessed it., Like it’s crazy how much worse he is. “Another reason why Brady is the MVP… He is asked to do it all. Wentz throws for as much as the run some weeks.Report

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2014 Patriots sixth-round pick Jon Halapio to make his first career start at right guard for Giants.Report

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take a look at Brady’s year 3 stats.. he was pretty terri-bad. I like how Prescott handles himself as a celebrity/sports star. I’m gonna root for him.Report

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Take 2: #Cowboys QB Dak Prescott last 3 games: 0 TD passes, 8 turnovers (5 INTs- 1 returned for TD, 3 fumbles lost-1 returned for TD). #LACvsDALReport

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Tha same way that a kicker should also be able to punt if the punter gets injuredReport

Deadsmack #NoDaysOff
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See, that’s what i said almost 2 hours ago.
It doesn’t make any sense that a punter can’t kick inside the 40. Even i could do it.Report

Deadsmack #NoDaysOff
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Cowboys season is officially overReport

Deadsmack #NoDaysOff
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Poor Cowboys πŸ™‚Report

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Finally, some pointsReport

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meh callReport

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I will never understand that a punter can’t kick at least inside the 40 yardsReport

Deadsmack #NoDaysOff
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LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

This is pathetic, even i could kick from that spotReport

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who’s gonna kick? πŸ™‚Report

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K Nick Novak (back) and WR Mike Williams (knee) are questionable to return. #LACvsDALReport

Deadsmack #NoDaysOff
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LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

The International feed of CBS is being broadcasted in our main sports tv network and they only show the sky cam and no graphic information about the score, down, time, etc.
Since, i also have the NFL Gamepass, i know the US feed is ok

πŸ™‚Report

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After 11 minutes, they finally fixed the issueReport

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Chargers and Special Teams never combinedReport

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I want the Chargers to win.Report

Calipatsfan3473
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Cutler had limited participation today- hope he plays on Sunday.Report

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He’s had limited participation his whole damn career!Report

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Exactly why he needs to play Sunday πŸ™‚Report

NewEnglandBlight
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“oh, somebody needs me? Time to disappoint!”Report

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Per usual.Report

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what if he had hurt the kicker with that offside?Report

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OffsideReport

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That’s it- Lions are going to lose.Report

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Chung also returned to praticeReport

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Martellus Bennett has joined David Andrews, Marcus Cannon and Chris Hogan as missing from practice. Hammy and shoulder for BennettReport

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Have to wonder if Hogan is done for the year.Report

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I don’t think so, but i expect him to miss at least a monthReport

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Tom Brady and Gronk returned to practice today. Martellus Bennett didn’t participateReport

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There was a very good article in the best portuguese newspaper about the issue of net neutrality in USA and how some have used the portuguese market as an example (wrongly as you would aspect in this era of FAKE NEWS).
The EU imposes net neutrality for EVERY country, the only exception is “zero-rating”, packages that allow unlimited use of a determined number of apps, but you are not limited to only use them, you still have the same number of GB’s to use in everything else.Report

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Lions don’t have a lion on their helmets anymore??Report

Deadsmack #NoDaysOff
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When a guy writes stuff like this he is not telling the whole story (as usual nowadays). Yes, there are people that only seek internet for a short number of social media apps on their phones, but the the clear majority doesn’t want such a narrow offer and the prices of internet today are much cheaper than 3-4 years ago.

https://twitter.com/RoKhanna/status/923701871092441088Report

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Hey PPB, i finally understodd your interest about net neutrality in Portugal.
It is really not a problem on home internet, our prices are cheaper compared to US market.
The issue only happens on MOBILE internet, the prices are much higher and some internet providers started to offer specific packages for a limited number of apps.
But people can also buy UNLIMITED mobile packages for less than 40 euros (hotspots). I have one from my own business when i have to leave the office and it costs me 15 euros per month (less than 20 dollars).Report

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My hotspot comes from a corporate offer which is always cheaper than the domestic offerReport

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