Y Factors 2017: Patriots vs. Jets

-by DNOMN8R314

It may be Week 17, it may be the Jets, it may be a favorable cold weather game (oxymoron!), but the game still matters. We shouldn’t sleep on it either. (But we should get plenty of sleep leading up to it. The holidays are exhausting.)

The needs of many…: This year’s injury list has resembled 2015 more than 2016; beyond the reserve lists, several higher-profile skill players are recovering from injuries. While the Patriots would love to see such players as Kyle Van Noy and Chris Hogan on the field Sunday, their health for the playoffs is a more dire need, and Bill Belichick will not risk aggravating the existing injury by rushing them too early. As such, players lower on the depth chart will once again need to step up to produce a win.

Petty grievances: With Josh McCown on injured reserve, the Jets’ quarterback depth chart consists of Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg. While the Patriots defense had their way with Petty in his start against New England last year, there is no way Belichick or Matt Patricia will be thinking of this game as a cakewalk. (Because I have to point it out: the most recent New England defensive touchdown – not the last interception return for a score – came against the Jets at the end of December two years ago. Another one would be fantastic. Please.)

Don’t forget your booties: Foxboro’s New Year’s Eve treat for their home team is frigid weather, a climate in which the Patriots tend to have success. That of course means they have to be well-prepared for playing in that weather, something Belichick is going to ensure – the Patriots have already practiced outside this week, for instance. As Belichick will surely say, the freezing cold will impact both teams, so there will be no excuses, just preparation this week and play on Sunday, and that is all the team can control.

And now for the final BSJ TUMS-O-METER prediction of the regular season.
We’ll keep this simple. The Pats have a game to determine the #1 seed on New Year’s Eve Day. Most likely Jim heads to a party in the evening. Prediction: 1 case… that he can dispense during the day and night any way he likes.

Enjoy the game, and enjoy the last hours of 2017. Here’s to a joyous 2018, everyone.

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Very disappointed with Reiss’ response to WickerSHAM’s article. Just saying winning cures everything and some are wondering about BB’s future is not enough.

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That is Reiss. He is not controversial. That is what a lot of people like about him.

Mike Reiss works for ESPN. What do you want him say?

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I know he works at espn, but he could have said a little more about the situation. He knows way more about what’s going on than WickerSHAM. It’s really a shame espn is controlling what Reiss says

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I don’t know if it’s more ESPN controlling him or that is just that Milke Reiss doesn’t like to make waves over anything. It is just not the kind of reporting he likes or does for the most part.

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Reiss has mentioned in the past that ESPN editors change what he submits, and put misleading titles on them as well

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But, but,but, but, the media hates the Patriots.

ESPN never picks the Patriots.

Here are the actual ESPN predictions.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/page/hotread180103/predicting-2017-nfl-playoffs-bracket-super-bowl-lii-winner

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I’m in a couple of Playoff challenge games. (You pick players not teams) I picked all Patriots and Saints players. I agree with their NE VS NO SB prediction.

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I think it will be NE vs NO as well.
Minnesota has a good chance too.

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ESPN doesn’t hate New England. They love the Patriots! They love controversial Patriots stories. It gets clicks and page views. Gets other media outlets talking about it. ESPN has published some pretty questionable, dubious articles in the past. It just makes them a step above the tabloids. You know what, though? Tabloids make money, too.

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All those thinking $ conspiracy on Gronk’s week 17 goose egg can go back to the drawing board – the Steelers game already secured him All Pro so there was nothing to gain

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I am playing that at halftime of the super bowl instead of whatever crap they’ve come up with this year!

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The cat, too.

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On that note, goodnight Boney!

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If Kraft indeed meddled in football decisions, then he’s no better than Jerry Jones

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Um… Jerry Jones is the Cowboys GM so he does handle personnel decisions.

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He’s a meddling owner

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I see ESPN is back at its best: spewing bullshit.

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What now?

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LMAO. At least he had a good excuse.

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On the brighter side, it would have made you immune.

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EZ must be thrilled that Belichick will coach the Giants next year.

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I can’t believe that article actually insinuated Gettleman and Belichick will have a great working relationship. After accusing Belichick of taping the Panthers walkthroughs leading up to the Superbowl game.

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It seems so plausible when you do not consider any other facts.

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It’s probably symptomatic of the ability of the people now that they have the attention span of a goldfish.

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That was the inevitable speculation following today’s piece.

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I’m waiting for the inevitable Kraft to sell the Patriots to Donald Trump story.

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Oh God no.

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It will answer the age old question of who-made-who.

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Great article!!
“And during pregame warmups against the Buccaneers, Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp set off Chung with a comment, which led to a lively face-to-face encounter.”

I missed that story. I wonder what was said!
Everybody Pat Chung Tonight!!

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I think google is on dope tonight. I googled ” Warren Sapp and Patrick Chung have words” under the ‘news’ banner and stories about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle popped up

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Boney I noticed you down on Baker Mayfield. I dont like him either but you seemed to hint that he is another Johnny Football and you were dead on in that assessment of JM as a person so I was wondering what you know about Mayfield?

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Mayfield once wouldn’t get off Boney’s lawn!!

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Also, he’s a bad dancer (even for a white guy!)

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He looks terrible in jorts.

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Doesn’t everybody?

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Nope I look absolutely fabulous in jorts especially my Daisy Dukes 😛

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*ahem*

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OK you look good in Daisy Dukes too

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Now that is totally unacceptable.!!!!

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UT as in hook ’em horns? My dad once went there. Still sings the fight song every time they’re playing on TV!

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C’s win again!! For all of the talk about how the West is loaded this year, they’ve done pretty well against them.

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Especially since they lead the Eastern Conference, despite playing 6 more games than the 76ers, and 4 more than the Cavs.

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Frozen rubber sport only gets interesting when the ponds start to (melt).

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DaeSean Hamilton wr Penn State
First video shows a lot more short or intermediate plays which is cool because I like him as a slot wr but one who can also go outside
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31ZIo4kPqv4

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2nd video shows more longer plays and a lot are with him on the outside.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZSmOCISy-U

He is the guy with the brother who has autism so you may have heard that story if you watched his bowl game. He was recruited by Bill O’Brien current Texans coach and its been reported that they still talk to each other and BOB offers him advice because he is a good kid

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I like to focus more on later round picks. Waste of time looking at top tier talent when the Patriots wont have a shot at them. He is said to be a 5-6 round pick

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Buncha prima donnas anyway. I’ll take the un-heard of scrappers from Bumf*ck University who’ve had to scratch and claw their way their whole lives.

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DaeSean Hamilton wr Penn State
First video show a lot more short or intermediate plays which is cool because I like him as a slot wr but one who can also go outside
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31ZIo4kPqv4
2nd video shows more longer plays and a lot are with him on the outside.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZSmOCISy-U

He is the guy with the brother who has autism so you may have heard that story if you watched his bowl game. He was recruited by Bill O’Brien current Texans coach and its been reported that they talk to each other and BOB offers him advice because he is a good kid

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I just went out to get a calzone. It is, I would say, shockingly cold out. Don’t go outside!

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Nothing like already being cold, then getting hit with a wind gust

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-4° and dropping, not as bad as earlier in the week. Practically spring like conditions!

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Damn it, now I want a calzone.

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Bah, I can’t like and dislike the same post. So, I’m sticking with the thumbs down, but give yourself three internet points for the clever.

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Buffalo chicken in honor of the Bills season-ending weekend.

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Starting to think Dingo is, in fact, Doug Kyed. —-> Word association with Bon Jovi lyrics.

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Speaking of insufferable, Tommy Heinsohn! Amirite??? I wish somebody would just tell him: “We already know your opinion on every call that goes against the Celtics. We get it. You don’t even have to say anything. Just comment on every other aspect of the game.” He was just excoriating a ref for giving a call to a Timberwolves player that Paul Pierce made a career out of (the whole up-fake, lean in, draw the foul, and one play.)

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Aww, Tommy is a darling old man… and he has Mike to reign him back in. In addition to being a complete and total homer, he really does know the game. Every team should have a homer announcer.

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Bahhh…

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It will be interesting to follow the Giants’ coaching search now. If they hire Josh or Matt, it most certainly means that Bill is staying put, but if it drags on and on….
Interesting, too, to watch Josh and Matt if there is any chance that Bill is on his way to New York. Either succeeding Bill here would take some of the sting out, no? What drama!

Good night, you seat-edge Kleenex clutchers!!!

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Rotoworld: Texans DC Mike Vrabel will interview with the Colts on Saturday.

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One thing to remember – when BB goes, so does Ernie. They are a pair.

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Is there an Ernie Adams Jr or will Stephen and Brian Belichick be enough?

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I think sons will be elsewhere

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Damn, you are just a Debbie Downer tonight!

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Cs are winning

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Is that the same source who told Tom Jackson that Bill’s players hate him? ;>)

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“He wants to be the Giants coach. I know that for a fact,” the source said. “That would be pretty cool. My guess is if he wants out, the Giants already know. He would be great with Gettleman. Bill is a football guy. Gettleman is a football guy.”

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Gettleman would be tossed right out the door

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Sure, only the little tidbit that he is under contract next year. I believe Gruden was traded for 2 1st round and 2 2nd round picks. Pats will take that from the Giants for the next 5 years.

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I think there are more reasons to pass on the available coaching jobs than to take them. Somebody will take them because they want to be a HC, but it will be tough to succeed in any of them.

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There’s a reason those jobs are open- either bad ownership or bad personnel.

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I’m just hoping beyond hope that Josh and Matt will decide to stick around and see what develops here!

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Doubtful.

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🙁

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Maybe it’s time for everyone to move on.

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No chance, Dino-y

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I’m not worried about anything Pats-related as long as BB stays for another 2-3 years to develop his succession plan. But I always thought either one of McD or Patricia and Jimmy G would be the next coach-QB pairing for the franchise. Next year, they will all be gone. But BB did has done it before and he can do it again.

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It’s a sucksession plan. Make no mistake, pats are gonna fall off a cliff sooner than later.

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It was bound to happen- nothing lasts forever.

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They will come down from the pinnacle, no doubt, but there doesn’t have to be a cliff fall. They should still be competitive, as long as they hire the best available coach.

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Nah.. they’re gonna suck. Guaranteed.

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OK, then.

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In His own words:
https://tinyurl.com/y7woy5zg

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@DougKyed
It kinda feels like he forgot to include his point, right?

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I think he made his point just fine: He tries to help, and doesn’t want to cause trouble.

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Of course he doesn’t. Ignore the whole non-existent study on bogus cancer treatment and un-proven concussion-prevention water.

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He is a crackpot, but so was Nikola Tesla.

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I’ll have to take your word on that one.

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That is the worst comparison of crackpots ever.

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It was never easy for me. I was born a poor snake oil salesman. I remember the days, sittin’ on the porch with my family, singin’ and dancin’ down in Mississippi…

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Honestly, I don’t think he has done any harm to Brady or to the Pats. If Brady responds to his therapy, and other athletes swear by it to, then what’s the problem?

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I agree. What we don’t know is what caused the rift between Guerrero and the Pats.

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Most likely the training staff complained that their methods were being ignored.

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I think there was some gainsaying of what the Pats trainers had been recommending that didn’t sit right with the trainers or with Bill.

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I think BB did right thing- if you want to see him on your own time and at your own expense- ok- but not on company time. I have no problem with that.

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The harm is the conflict of interest when a WR feels if he doesn’t use Guerrero, TB12 won’t throw him the ball

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That is a crazy thought. Brady will throw to who gets open and catches the ball.

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Apparently a WR felt that way – relaying what I heard on the radio – not saying it’s true, so don’t get all uptight about it – just relaying it

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Not uptight, bringy, just think that WR is imagining things.

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If an employee is uncomfortable with a work situation, whether perceived or not, it is up to management to correct it

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Tom Brady’s trainer says he has “never tried to create divisiveness or conflict” http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/01/05/tom-bradys-trainer-says-he-has-never-tried-to-create-divisiveness-or-conflict/

True- he was merely trying to make money at the team’s expense.

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No, not at the team’s expense; just leveraging the team’s success.

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Quick prediction, March 2018:
• Bill Belichick resigns as the HC of the NEP and takes the still mysteriously open Giants job. Dave Gettleman is sent away with nice parting gifts.
• Tom Brady retires, and he and Giselle adopt Alex Guerrero.
• Bob Kraft sells the New England Patriots, the New England Revolution, and Gillette Stadium to a consortium including Jon Bon Jovi, Jared Kushner (Proxy for Donald J. Trump), and Eli Manning. Manning had previously owned the Patriots in 2008 and 2010.

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Sounds reasonable.

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At first I thought, who fricking cares what happens in March 2018!? And then I realized it’s January 2018. As Dino Scapelli would say: “Oh dear.”

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I care- #2 is getting married in March- and I will be broke.

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My point is…time flies!

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No kidding- the bills are pouring in.

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Dingo wasn’t kidding about the frozen iguanas falling from trees! —–>

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It’s still the Patriot’s fault, though.

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Do they thaw out and go back up in the tree??

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They aren’t frozen, just stiff from the cold.

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A little brandy could cure that!

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Or Bourbon, or even Rum.

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Those iguanas drink like fish.

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So you shouldn’t squish them??

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He must have needed a drink after that.

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That too.

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Somehow the iguanas broke free and inhabited the Florida legislature.

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That man was the General Manager of the Dolphins. He selects players the same way.

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Wasted away again in Iguanaritaville,
Searchin’ for my lost blood circulation I used to exalt.
Some people claim that there’s a snow storm to blame,
But I know it’s nobody’s fault.

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Except the Pats.

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Adam Schefter

@AdamSchefter
Giants have completed their interview with Patriots OC Josh McDaniels.

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Is BB next?? 🙂

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And I thought this week couldn’t get any worse. I have the flu, had a foot of snow dumped on me and now this crap?
I am now at the point where I want Jimmy G to fail. I am so sick of this bullshit right now.
And yes, watching/listening to F&M while sick is even worse than watching them when healthy.
I’m leaving now before the profanities start gushing out of me. I’m going to get fully medicated, pass out and maybe tomorrow I can have a somewhat normal conversation with everyone.

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Jim, the depths of your masochism never cease to amaze me. Get a burrito and watch the X Files or something!

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I truly think most Patriots fans have “Hurts so Good” by JCM on their playlists. I have never seen a fan base loathe sports media as much as we do and yet continue to watch and read them despite already knowing in advance what the reaction will be like.

“Nevermore”

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I learned my lesson a few years ago. Just ignore the noise.

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Maybe- maybe not!!

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Good to see you’re not being melodramatic about it

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Everything will be fine.

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I know a great remedy for the flu: Super Bowl victories!!!

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The Pirates are talking McCutcheon with the Mets. If that happens, it opens the door to the Yankees fleecing them for Cole. They’ve had a great offseason. Set themselves up to get Ohtani too, only didn’t work because of non-baseball related reasons.

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The sticking point as rumored to the Yankees trade is that the Pirates want Gleyber Torres. So, how do the Yankees fleece the Pirates for Cole? What do you think the Yankees will give up to get Cole?

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I think the Pirates will flinch

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One more thought – nice to see the All-Pro voters show some love to Harrison Smith and Kevin Byard. Neither made the Pro Bowl, and they were arguably the two best safeties in football.

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Not familiar with Byard

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My predictions for the weekend because why not. Chiefs def. Titans – I think KC are going to kill them with play action, and I don’t think the TEN offense can exploit KC’s coverage problems. Will be a laugher imo. Falcons def. Rams – I think the Rams make a backbreaking mistake and lose in a shootout. Just a hunch. Jaguars def. Bills – Honestly I think Buffalo matches up somewhat well with Jacksonville, in that they depend on running and JAX are built to stop the pass. But the difference in talent is insurmountable. Closer than anticipated. Saints def.… Read more »

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So, this would put the following divisional round matchups as:

KC at NE
Jax at Pitt
ATL at PHI
NO at MIN

Right?

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yep

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Mmmmmm sweet revenge

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I got the LA Rams to beat Atlanta at home.

I don’t think that the Tennessee Titans will win but I am rooting for them.
I don’t fear any team against the Patriots but I ‘d rather not face KC again.

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Have to agree with KC but I don’t know that the Rams can pull ouy a win against the Falcons.

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So you like the road team?

It should be a very good game.

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Yes- experience counts in my book.

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Our defense was all kinds of confused in Week 1. They’re not going to to be caught off guard, again. Brady can exploit that secondary. Gronk is back to his dominant self (and there’s no Eric Berry). While it’s never a sure thing, I think we’d see the exact opposite this time. I’d bet a lopsided New England win.

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“I don’t fear any team against the Patriots but I ‘d rather not face KC again.”

I agree about Gronk and Berry.I don’t think the Patriots were caught off guard the first time. Hill and Hunt are fast and the Patriots were in part beat by their speed.

I think that the Patriots can beat them . I am just rooting that they have the easier opponent .

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Agree pretty much with all that except the Altant LA Rams game. I think the Rams win but I understand hunches. I just think it is a home field advantage thing.

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I think the Rams will blow out ATL.

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Here is the earlier piece Tom Curran was referring to.

http://www.nbcsports.com/boston/patriots/patriots-run-feels-its-winding-down

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So what that TB and BB don’t socialize and keep it a working relationship- I’ve never socialized with my bosses- I prefer to keep things separate. And doesn’t every team have some sort of dysfunction??

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Fans react to Bills making the playoffs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KCEVj1PQDw

It looks like when Pats fans celebrate SB wins 🙂

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I’m happy for them.

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Me too.

But not TOOOO happy.

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Good for Bills mafia. If they ever get a home playoff game the tailgate will be must see.

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Good for the Bills fans.

How soon fans forget what it is like to win after losing for a long time.

It was like that here before a the success started to happen.
When the Patriots made the playoffs in the 1985 season fans were so excited that they tore down the gold post and walked down rotue 1 with them. The gold post eventually hit a electrical wire.

http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19911214&slug=1323003

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First official trailer of hit series ABSENTIA – Exclusive premiere this fall on AXN!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fftes25GYrI

Very entertaining so far and there will be a season 2

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I watched this.. it gets kinda boring

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I just watched 5 episodes and i liked so far

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Has anyone started watching “The Frozen Dead” on netflix? It reminds me of True Detective. The French were really impressed with that series because they keep trying to make another one.

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Never heard of it.

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It just came out. Pretty good so far.

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I’m watching the first season of “Absentia” with Stana Katic (Kate Beckett on “Castle”)

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Never heard of those.

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Absentia is slated to premiere on select AXN channels later in 2017, and on Amazon Video in 2018 in the United States.
After 5 episodes it looks a mix of SAW movie with “The Killing” TV Series.

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Haven’t heard of it but I’m intrigued if you’re comparing it to TD season 1

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Well, I just started it so I don’t know if it will be that good. But the style is undeniably like that of TD season 1.

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True Detective is on how TV series should be made, with an END.

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Seriously, whoever plays the pats next Saturday is gonna get their asses kicked so hard that the next team in line is gonna feel it!

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50 burger coming right up

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Apparently Arctic Blast is a meteorological term. My first thought when I heard that phrase was nah, I don’t drink Gatorade.

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in AK it’s just when a native passes gas

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All kinds of great meteorological terms.Polar Vortex, Arctic Blast, Bomb Cyclone

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Bombogenenis is my favorite

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Anything with Vortex must be amazing!

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This guy still has a job in ESPN

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You’re telling me he wasn’t right? This day has been a fiasco! I have no doubt Kraft regrets hiring BB now.

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He might be right after all. It may have taken 18 years but it’s finally here!

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Remember that the 49ers passed on Brady to pick Giovanni Carmazzi, because the last one was a great athlete.

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I grow sick and tired of people equating good qb play with athleticism or a cannon arm. Accuracy is the most important physical factor not a strong arm or being able to run the ball.

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I think a QB with good accuracy and good IQ are the main skills Pats seek in draft

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Agree. Accuracy and mental make up are the most important factors for a good qb imo

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Can we at least get a list of who has won Patriot of the week? I’m almost positive names like Dwayne Allen and Brandon King and Jon Jones are gonna be on the list and no Tom Brady haha

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Aren’t they “practice players” of the week?? Why would TB want to be one of those? Makes no sense.

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Practice? We’re talking about practice??? PRACTICE???? -TB12

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Mike White, QB, Western Kentucky Height: 6-4. Weight: 225. Projected 40 Time: 4.79. Projected Round (2018): 6-FA. 1/4/18: White completed 66 percent of his passes in 2017 for 4,177 yards with 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Sources say they are grading White as a very late-rounder or undrafted free agent. They think he has good size and accuracy, sees the field pretty well, and is smart. They also believe, however, that his arm strength and below-average athleticism give him a ceiling as a third-string quarterback in the NFL. In 2016, White completed 67 percent of his passes for 4,363 yards… Read more »

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The question is will he make it to the second or third round? If the answer is no then it’s all irrelevant.

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He most likely will be available in 3rd or even 4th round

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Then he would definitely be a candidate. I just don’t see BB ever using a 1st round on a QB in this draft or any really.

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Your paragraph says late-rounder or UDFA?

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I think he will be picked higher than what WalterFootball is saying, But i always like when scouts reports say the guy is accurate, but he won’t be good in the NFL, because he is short or skinny or that he can’t throw deep balls

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https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/draft-2018-prospect-preview-wku-qb-mike-white-is-on-par-with-nations-elite

Weak arm? He had a 60 percent completion on throws of over 20 yards, That was the best in college football.

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Felger and Mazz are insufferable today. Going through the whole article and taking it as gospel and cutting off phone calls who are disputing them. Also saying how much they are regretting trading Jimmy now and saying BB didn’t get anything for him out of spite.

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BB is out to destroy NE now that he was defied!

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I honestly don’t know why you’d listen to that show. They’re the most insufferable trolls on the planet (from what I’ve heard). The only time I ever listen to sports radio is Toucher and Rich but that’s more for comedy than their hot sports takes.

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Turn it off.

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Interesting tidbit on the Rich Eisen show this morning- TB’s guru was also the trainer for LT and was banned from the Chargers facility- Alex would fly out to SD to give LT treatments and fly back to NE.

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LT is the most overhyped rb in nfl history. He was a poor man’s Thurman Thomas, at best.

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LT was good but soft. He will never live down that playoff when he sat out and Rivers played in my mind

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Your feeling about Mason Rudolph, the Oklahoma State QB?

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He’s like a combination of Shaq Mason and Kyle Rudolph at the QB position.

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When it comes to draft picks for the pats I just wait for Doug K. to do his list because that’s the only guy I have seen that is more right than not.

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MIke White qb from Western Kentucky
Accurate, has an NFL build, played in a pro style offense
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZpmCVb9D8k

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I’m cool picking a guy like him and give him a chance to learn from GOAT

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I’m gonna write a story about wickersham’s marriage and how it is falling apart because of infidelity and erectile dysfunction

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Excellent choice.

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I would rather pick a QB in lower rounds but with already good accuracy and QUICK release, a guy with above average IQ and teach him at least 2 seasons behind Brady.
Just a pick a prospect some upside that isn’t showed on mock drafts.

I remember i hated the Jimmy pick in the draft (i wanted Fiedorowicz, Texans TE). But after studying him a little bit, reading some scout reports, watching some of his videos, i started to feel that with time this kid could become something special. Brissett never gave me the same feeling.