Postseason Y Factors 2017: Patriots vs. Eagles

-by DNOMN8R314

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One more game. One more Y Factors post. One more BSJ TUMS-O-METER™ Prediction.

It’s been a fun season, and tonight it comes to its end. Let’s enjoy it.

A plea for Clement, see: The Eagles’ offensive backfield consists of, like the Patriots, a solid top three on the depth chart. While Jay Ajayi and LeGarrette Blount are the two main ballcarriers in the running game, that third running back, undrafted rookie Corey Clement, could be a sneaky player to watch out for. In the AFC Championship Game, the Jaguars successfully attacked the New England defense early with plays designed to get Corey Grant into open space, suggesting Philadelphia could go after the Patriots’ linebackers the same way with Clement. New England defenders need to be aware of which running back is in the game for the Eagles, as sleeping on even the third-string back could result in big plays for the Eagles, something no Patriot wants to allow Sunday.

Generally, Mills: While much has been made of how the early-season acquisition of Ronald Darby strengthened the Eagles’ secondary, their second cornerback Jalen Mills has been more polarizing. While Mills has been Philadelphia’s #2 corner all season, he has allowed nine touchdowns while in coverage, most in the league. The Patriots will likely target this matchup throughout, as they targeted Jalen Collins last year (would link source, but can’t remember who wrote that), with the only question being which player will be matched up with Mills. Rich Hill theorizes that New England will put Chris Hogan on Darby to give Brandin Cooks a favorable matchup with Mills, but if the Eagles keep Darby on Cooks, a healthier Hogan could have a big game (’16-’17 AFC Championship Game-level? maybe?) or possibly Phillip Dorsett, who has had an impressive week of practice. But no matter which receivers are on the field, Tom Brady will look for the best matchup and the Patriots will expect their players to perform at a high level on every play.

Special TUMS: (My apologies, the chalky stomach relief comes one paragraph down.) According to Rick Gosselin’s special teams rankings, the Patriots had the third-best third unit in the league in 2017, while the Eagles ranked 13th. However, the Patriots should remember from their last meeting with Philadelphia that a poor special teams performance can sink a game quickly. In their 2015 matchup, New England allowed touchdowns on a blocked punt and punt return (to go along with a 99-yard interception return) in their 35-28 loss to the Eagles. This season, Philadelphia tied for the league lead (with the Rams) with five blocked kicks, meaning Bill Belichick will surely have been emphasizing keeping the Eagles’ block units away from Ryan Allen and Stephen Gostkowski. That said, New England was not quiet in the kick-blocking department this season, blocking three kicks while also being one of nine teams to allow zero blocked kicks in 2017. Given Belichick’s constant emphasis on this part of the game, fans can be certain that he is well aware that Super Bowl LII could come down to one big play on special teams. We will find out Sunday night.

The Super Bowl BSJ TUMS-O-METER Prediction:
And here we are, the final game of the season. The NFL title on the line. Two fan bases hoping for a win. TUMS factories looking at a dormant season starting Monday. And so it goes. But, the game is still to be played. Anxious moments still to be had. And how will BSJ handle it all? I’m going with a gut feeling since that has served me well this year. (Ravens won’t make the playoffs. Book it! Jags will beat the Steelers. Book it!!! 5 for 5 on calling TD drives vs. TEN. Book it!!). This season’s final prediction may be a bit of a surprise, but……. 3 bottles… yes, bottles (not cases) of TUMS (mostly for pregame jitters). BOOK IT!!!!!!

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dfwpatsfan
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While the Superbowl left a horrible aftertaste, there were nice positives this season. The questions are, with the coaching losses and many FAs in the dock, can the Patriots retool quickly or is 2018 a rebuild season? 2012 and 2013 were the closest to rebuild seasons we’ve had. It just breaks my heart to see Butler go out this way. At this point I fear he would not care signing with the Browns if it gets him away. I really want to believe that his lack of practice reps due to illness is what kept him out of the game,… Read more »
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Everyone ok this morning??Report

markpatriots
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Patriots need a lot of help on the defense.
Need another edge player. Not good when Harrison can step in and be the 2nd best edge player.
Cornerback-Need a a slot cb
LB’s Hightower is always banged up but I love him. Van Noy is depth. Need more talent
Safety-Harmon is a viable centerfielder. Chung and DMC will both be 31 when the season starts. Richards needs to GO
Interior line. Have Valentine but need depth and a 3 techReport

Victor_Pats
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Jonathan Jones comeback will cover the slot CB position I thinkReport

TS13
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I think you’re right, he’s mountains above Badamosi and Richards. Just need a few fast LBs and a big pork chop much like Wilfork to anchor the middle, preferably a vet who can mentor Valentine. I have no reason to think they won’t be in the AFC championship game this season.Report

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Per M. Reiss (spot on again) Biggest draft need: The off-the-line linebacker position could benefit from an influx of youth and athleticism, which would also provide more scheme flexibility with captain Dont’a Hightower, who can play both on the line and off. And while it might not necessarily be a top need, the idea of trying to find the “next Jimmy Garoppolo” — meaning, a developmental quarterback — figures to be on the radar. Brady will be 41 by the time next season begins. Free-agency targets: Attempts to retain their own probably will be the top priority, as players scheduled… Read more »
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IMO, the Butler’s absence is probably responsible for about 14 pts at least.Report

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I agree with Harrison. We need better athletes on defense.Report

TS13
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Chung and McCourty aren’t getting any younger either although they both have game left in them. They are going to be 31 this year.Report

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Flowers was kept quiet throughout most of the game, but his pass-rush effectiveness started to show in the fourth quarter, primarily working against Eagles left tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai. Flowers registered five pressures but was unable to get a hit or sack on Nick Foles. Flowers and James Harrison were the only two Patriots to generate much of a pass rush, combining for 13 total pressures.Report

JLStokes
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Harrison got held pretty badly a couple of times. No call.Report

MrLucky
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Pass rush was invisible. What else is new?Report

TS13
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So do they go after a pass rusher for their first pick or do they look elsewhere in FA? Going to be interesting.Report

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Whoever secures Butler’s signature this offseason will get one of the best playmakers available at the position, as Butler has got his hands on 35 (29 pass breakups and six interceptions) of the 285 passes that have been thrown into his coverage since 2015, giving him a playmaker index of 15.4 percent, the fourth-best mark among cornerbacks with at least 200 targets in that span. A PFF look at Butler in an article about free agents. Note the last part about playmaking and yet on a defense without many playmakers BB sits him for the game. Butler didnt have a… Read more »
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I agree Lucky, offense was on fire when they took lead in fourth , if the D make a stop I bet Brady ice the game with another TD .Report

MrLucky
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Was tough to watch. When they stopped the 2 pt conversion and gave Brady the ball back down 5 I still thought they were winning. That fumble was the only way they were losing. They couldn’t stop Brady 4 straight times.Report

MrLucky
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Cooks on every catch this season: Look for any way to avoid contact
Cooks in the SB: Run around in a circle surrounded by 3 defenders and get ko’d.Report

JLStokes
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THAT WAS LITERALLY THE SAME THING I SAID!!!

All season, dude drops to the ground after a catch. Now he wanna be Edelman.Report

itsBradyBaby
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Yeah not sure where he was going, he could had ran straight ahead .Report

TS13
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It was the classic “deer in the headlights” reaction.Report

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The D lost the game… no stops all game, and given that it was a shootout going back and forth, even after the offense finally got the lead, the d let the eagles go on the longest drive of the night, killing the clock and putting the game into an all or nothing situation. Yes, the eagles got the one turnover when they needed it most… which is exactly what our defense couldnt do, and exactly why the defense lost the game. Can’t expect the offense to play from behind the entire night, always playing catch up, and when they… Read more »
itsBradyBaby
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Well the future looks bright with Edelman coming back with Mitchell, just need another TE that can make plays, hope Hollister gets better, it’s the damn D that needs more talentReport

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Also have Derek Rivers back next year too, and Cooks.Report

Victor_Pats
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Agree, the O should be OK, even with Edelman coming from the injury but the D needs a total revampReport

Deadsmack #NotDone
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We are trashing the Pats D but they made even made 1 more play than the Eagles D: 1 INT and 1 punt. Eagles just got a strip sack.
Eagles couldn’t even make us punt. But the cute offensive calls and some ST blunders in the first half also cost us the points to win this game.Report

Pauly
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Both D’s played poorly. But the Eagles made the critical play at the critical time and the Pats did not.Report

MrLucky
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The Eagles got the fumble with the game in the balance. Pats let Foles march down the field every time Brady scored.Report

Jdog Lemon Head
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Our D was trash. We have some good players individually, but collectively they were trash.Report

JLStokes
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No, they were hot garbage. If Richards and Bademosi are your answer, you need to change the question.Report

Deadsmack #NotDone
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I never said they were good. But the offense and ST also left points on the fieldReport

JLStokes
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I’ll agree that ST left points on the field, but 33 pts should win you a game. Even if ST did their jobs, it would have been 37 pts. MORE than enough to win.Report

Saturn III
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Because the D was so putrid, it forced the O to be perfect, not fair to them.Report

SamiG
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Granted we don’t know the reason, but my god how selfish to put the SB in jeopardy by benching a guy.Report

Pauly
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The only one who knows the reason isn’t ever going to give it. I want no part of 4 months of media speculation. It’s done. Turn off the radio and TV.Report

Victor_Pats
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It cannot be so bad, I’m almost sure it was some petty BSReport

Jdog Lemon Head
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This must be how Cleveland fans felt about BelichickReport

JLStokes
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I don’t care what the reason is. Like I said below, if he didn’t kill your kids or sleep with your woman, he should have been on the field.Report

SamiG
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Thats the worst part….theres no justificationReport

Jdog Lemon Head
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Even worse is that FAs always want to play for BB and the Pats…but this may just reverse that sentiment now.Report

Deadsmack #NotDone
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I don’t think the whole D is trash: DMC, Chung, Harmon, Gilmore, J Jones, KVN, Hightower, M Flowers, M Brown, L Guy, T Flowers, Wise are a good core.
But they need to fill some (BIG) holes in that D-line, LB and now CB2Report

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What about Valentine?Report

Deadsmack #NotDone
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I like him, but he will be coming from a full year without playingReport

Deadsmack #NotDone
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And please get some other solid veterans like Long or Harrison for cheap money Guys that want to win a ring before they retireReport

Neil X
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33 points would have won every other SB NE has played in except SB XX against he Bears. Terrible day for the D.Report

MrLucky
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They needed to make 1 play in the final 32 minutes and couldn’t against Nick friggin Foles. Absolutely pathetic.Report

TS13
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Foles was playing out of his mind. He had a few bad passes but his accuracy was pretty darned good.Report

JLStokes
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Well, the Pats made it REALLY easy for him.Report

Saturn III
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Jeffery made some sick grabs too.Report

Deadsmack #NotDone
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get some Calais Campbell kinda of player or even a TalibReport

MrLucky
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Ugh wasn’t a horrible nightmare. Dammit allReport

itsBradyBaby
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It is when the goat throws for 500 yards.Report

MrLucky
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That decision to bench Butler will not soon be forgotten. At the very least he makes the tackle Bademosi missed on third down and helps the run d.Report

itsBradyBaby
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Van Noy playing with better talent can be even better.Report

RedXabi
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NEED MORE SPEED!!!!!!Report

Deadsmack #NotDone
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Collins?Report

RedXabi
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Hybrid LB/S is the way the NFL is going……Report

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Talib had a good season, so i expect him to get a > 10 million deal.
Wilkerson is coming from 2 mediocre seasons and some locker room issues. But he is still a beast.
Sign him a 1 year prove or get cut deal, kinda what Eagles gave to Jeffery.Report

JLStokes
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FWIW, Pats have to bring back Nate Solder. He had a pretty darn good postseason run.Report

Victor_Pats
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Maybe he doesn’t want to come back, wouldn’t blame him. Football is just a game anyway, even when days like this hurt so muchReport

itsBradyBaby
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Rowe was garbage last night .Report

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there is a reason why he only played 24% of the snaps in the regular seasonReport

Victor_Pats
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But he was a better schematic fit than the guy who played 98% of snaps… It just makes my blood boilReport

RedXabi
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Thats coaching. The Refs were letting players grab and play and the Pats DB’s did none of it!!Report

JLStokes
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He shouldn’t have been on Jeffrey anyway. You paid Gilmore millions of dollars to take care of the other team’s best receiver, so why not use him that way.Report

Victor_Pats
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After his PBU I thought he was going to be fine, boy I was wrongReport

Deadsmack #NotDone
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David Harris staying in the roster all year is also another thing i don’t understand. If he is a good locker room presence, just give him a job in the coaching staff.Report

JLStokes
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Pats have Langi, Rivers, Jonathon Jones, Cyrus Jones and Hightower returning from injury next season.Report

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no thanks on Jones, Langi appears to be undersized, HT is always injured, major upgrade needed at lb and hopefully a DC that understands getting pressure on qb, blitzing, and better 3rd down defense is neededReport

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J Jones >>> C JonesReport

JLStokes
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Totally forgot about him. He’s a solid slot defender.Report

JLStokes
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Honestly, if I’m NE, and he becomes available, I try to get Talib back in NE.Report

Victor_Pats
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Add some LBs, and D-Linemen and we’re good to goReport

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Too much money I would rather sign WilkersonReport

JLStokes
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Talib will NOT cost more than Wilkerson.Report

Deadsmack #NotDone
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I’m sure he willReport

JLStokes
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Talib is turning 31 and Wilkerson is turning 28. Talib will not cost more than a DT in a his prime.Report

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With Butler pretty much gone now, I’d try to get Talib too. If not, then we got to draft a good CB.Report

cfpats4
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SB looked liked a Cal vs.UCLA game, no defense, can’t believe they lost to a back up qb, the eagles D is not good either, they need CB help as well, it was a good move to put Jenkins on White, took him out of the game, but their deep D linemen did not have much of an impact until 2 minutes left in the gameReport

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I was going more Texas Tech vs Ok State – BIG XII style.Report

JLStokes
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Graham won the Eagles the game. That strip sack came at the EXACT right time. If he doesn’t do that the Pats probably score.Report

evaldes101993
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Defense and the coaching decisions cost the game. Plain and simple. Need to address the defense in the offseason and draft. Need more speed on D, playmakers, and players who can tackle.Report

Neil X
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Well that gou who placed all of those million dollar bets on Philly is a happy camper today.Report

cfpats4
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he’s doing cocaine as we speak in VegasReport

Deadsmack #NotDone
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BB and Brady made me a Pats fan 15 years ago.
But today, i’m not just a casual football fan, i’m a Pats fan forever, even when BB and Brady leave.
I hope they both find way to stay humble and work together. None is bigger than the team. I just hope they can realize that.Report

itsBradyBaby
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Bedemosi Grimmson Marquis Richards cyrus, please replace them .Report

evaldes101993
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I’d keep Flowers. He was decent, and is our fastest LB.Report

Deadsmack #NotDone
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Good depth, can play ST and he is improving.Report

JLStokes
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Marquis Flowers wasn’t the problem last night.Report

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I like Marquis FlowersReport

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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski dropped a bit of a bombshell in the aftermath of Sunday’s 41-33 loss to the Eagles in Super Bowl LII. During his postgame meeting with reporters, Gronkowski was asked about chatter around Minneapolis on Super Bowl Sunday that it might be his last game as an NFL player. Gronkowski, who had nine catches for 116 yards and two touchdowns, didn’t say that he would be back on the field for the 2018 season. “I don’t know how you heard that, but I mean I’m definitely gonna look at my future for sure,” Gronkowski said. “Sit… Read more »
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Maybe y change in career –> WWEReport

cfpats4
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the Flying Polak?Report

Saturn III
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That would be his finishing move.Report

JLStokes
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BTW, the turf was terrible. Players from both teams were tripping and sliding all over the field.Report

Saturn III
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That dome is a dump too, not impressed. ATL and Jerryworld are way better.Report

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I’m Butler, there’s nothing the Pats could say to make me want to continue being a New England Patriot. Nothing. If I were him I wouldn’t even fly home with the team.

That was embarrassing and humiliating for him. Atrocious.Report

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Oh he’s gone no doubt, he’ll never come back.Report

Saturn III
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I’ll add this, open field tackling was hideous.Report

itsBradyBaby
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Go tell Richards, one damn tackle that could had end the game.Report

Saturn III
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You can put Harmon in that category too, his whiff on Clement set up that TD right at halftime.Report

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The Bademosi whiff, IMO, cost NE the game. Pats had just scored, had momentum and was only down by 3. A punt there gives the Pats the ball back and an opportunity to go up by 4.Report

Saturn III
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See the missed open field tackles are adding up, the D played horrible. But you bench Butler who is one of your better tacklers. Friggin Dumb.Report

JLStokes
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Worse than I’ve see from NE in a long time.Report

Saturn III
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They picked a bad time to do it.Report

Victor_Pats
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Damn 213 days to season opener, I hate the offseasonReport

JLStokes
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I’m detoxing from football for awhile. This loss left a bad taste in my mouth. First time I’ve every said “F**K Belichick” and meant it.Report

Saturn III
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I said Eff this whole D LOL.Report

JLStokes
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Pats could have literally played Man all game with Gilmore on Jeffrey, Rowe on Smith and Butler on Agohlor and the defense would not have given up 500 yards and 41 pts.

Ugh… Jordan Richards can’t be cut fast enough.Report

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another 2rd rd pick wastedReport

itsBradyBaby
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Butler Butler, sloppy play on offense in first half, left 11 points off board with the Brady drop that wasn’t a really good pass and the holder messing up on a field goal and extra point, offense got ggoing in second half but D couldn’t make crucial stop, Butler could help but it’s not why we lost, they were never CONSISTENT on both sides of ball.Report

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The O rocked the 2nd half, stuff for legends but it’s still a mystery to me why we play so sloppy 1st halfs in the SB. All we needed was the D to show for 2 series, heck not even 2 – 1 series and it would have been doneReport

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offense has been starting slow all year
DEFENSE LOST THIS GAMEReport

JLStokes
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Offense didn’t start slow. They marched up and down the field on the Eagles in the first half. They slowed themselves with dumb@$$ play calling in the redzone.Report

TS13
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Agreed. They also showed how to torch the Eagles. Any good D would have bashed the crap out the offense.Report

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I don’t know if anyone will figure out why the Pats start the first half like they’ve never played before. I hate two-week breaks, they always seem to digress…….Report

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well except for the 500 hundred yards Brady threw for without Cooks on the field, sorry this loss is on the DReport

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And special teams.Report

TS13
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When they missed the FG I had the same feeling as I did during the last Pats/Giants SB when Brady was flagged for intentional grounding. Ugh.Report

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IMO, the only defensive players worth keeping are McCourty, Chung, Gilmore, Hightower, Brown, Wise, Flowers, Guy and Van Noy.

Everyone else can stay or go.Report

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and you still have a bend don’t break defenseReport

JLStokes
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Depends on who you sign/draft.Report

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I think A. Butler should stay. Thank god for three early draft picks.Report

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Yes Adam Butler got poitentialReport

JLStokes
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I can deal with losing when it’s straight up “Your best vs our best”. I can’t deal with a coach purposely sabotaging themselves. Gonna be pissed about this one for awhile…Report

Victor_Pats
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Let it out Stokes, it helps. I totally understand the frustration.Report

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we don’t know what Butler did yetReport

TS13
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I really believe that Malcom was savaged by the flu going around. And they kept him on the active as to not show their hand. He also showed his colors after the Gilmore acquisition, he just wasn’t the same after that.Report

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Sorry, but no one game plans around Butler, this is not Ed Reed. But even after his decline this season, he’s simply much better than Rowe and Richards. Also, if he’s not fit enough and you activate him, put in out there on some key plays, it cannot be worse than what the other players are giving you.

Richards, 3 catches for 86(?) yards in 11 coverage snaps, that’s abysmal.Report

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With all due respect, this makes no sense when you have healthy, capable players on the Inactive list that could have helped (Branch, Harris).Report

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I don’t think Harris is useful at all and Branch? I don’t know if he would have been effective either after being out so long.

Edit: The D scheme didn’t make any sense, and there were zero adjustments at the half.Report

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Branch would have been better stopping the run than what the had. Harris is better than Elandon Roberts. I will never not believe that.Report

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I don’t care. It’s the Super Bowl. Unless he killed his kids or had sex with woman, there’s no reason for him NOT to be on the field.Report

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@SandoESPN
Hearing quite a bit of chatter from #NFL coaches about the non-call on the obvious illegal contact against Chris Hogan on the final play. Officials don’t want to determine the outcome in that situation. Hogan is one of the guys who is supposed to catch the ball on a tip.
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i am not blaming the refs today, not gonna say anything about injuries to HT or edleman, blame is on the defense, off season moves by GM and coach, no playmakers on DReport

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Belichick and Patricia cost the Pats their SIXTH Super Bowl. My anger is unconsolable right now.Report

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I’d put this one more on BB, if he decides Butler cannot be used then Patricia cannot do anything. But Patricia’s game planning was total shit.Report

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If Patricia can’t speak up to Bill and get him to see why Butler needs to be in the game, then enjoy him, Detroit. Peace.Report

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That’s exactly what is gonna happenReport

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Good. They can have him. Utter bulls**t.Report

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bend don’t break defense got brokenReport

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It does when you don’t have your 2nd best CB playing for no reason.Report

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did he break the team rules?Report

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You would think with these numbers that we would sining a different tune this morning but in the end the defense really stunk. The good news is that the Patriots have three picks in the first two rounds. Brady 28-of-48 for 505 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Gronk, nine receptions for 116 yards and two touchdowns. Danny, eight receptions for 152 yards. Hogan, six catches for 128 yards and one touchdown. Not much has to be done in regard to the offense except to sign some players. The D on the other hand is a whole other can… Read more »
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HT gets injured every year, so yes a couple of LB’s need to be either drafted or signed thru free agency
and yes the offense is great, however a draft pick needs to be made for a QB (this draft is deep with qb’s), Gronk mulling his future is scary, so a TE needs to be looked at and how many wr’s are over the age of 30 with Mitchell also injury prone, and what if Lewis leaves, who’s your starting rb next year?Report

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Yeah, kinda reminds me of Mayo, great player when he can stay on the field.

In regard to Lewis, good question. They had better sign him to a long termer.Report

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The bottom line is the Pats have no playmakers on defense. You can talk about Partricia but where were the game changers on defense this year? There were none. Gilmore was a good acquistion but that is it. You can only scheme so much to overcome the lack of talent. No draft picks and bad draft picks on defense the last four years have taken their toll. Hightower has never played a full season, Butler looks like he is a goner, Richardson and Cyrus Jones are second round busts joing Easley in that category. Chandler Jones and his 17 sacks… Read more »
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Sorry, but this one’s on Bill. Replacing Butler with Rowe was a disaster. The 4th down decisions were eyebrow-raising. Tackling was abysmal. It looked like the defense was not motivated all game and that falls on the Head Coach.Report

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Just wow;

Super Bowl 2018: EXPLOSION heard as RIOTING Philadelphia fans clash with police after winReport

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Let it burnReport

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Philly fans, it’s totally normal for themReport

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Didn’t see much of Adam ButlerReport

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Don’t think he would have made much of a differenceReport

itsBradyBaby
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Well he do give a push, the pass rush was awfulReport

Victor_Pats
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For all the heat that Gilmore took, he played like a truly lockdown corner down the stretch. We just got more proof last night, unfortunately it took 15 points on the board for the coaches to make the change.Report

Deadsmack #NotDone
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Not all the defenders suck, but they need more talent in that D, specially in the front 7 and now CB2Report

cfpats4
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It’s pretty sad that a 39 year old DE was the only player that showed up last nightReport

JLStokes
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Got held on a no call on a drive that ended in a TD too.Report

TS13
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I thought KVN had a pretty good game.Report

RedXabi
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Need Speed and a Healthy HT back. HT is our SB big play guy!Report

Deadsmack #NotDone
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The Pats should have traded Butler to the Saints in the offseason and adress that CB2 spot in the draft.
The Gilmore money and not give Butler the long term deal was a big issue.Report

TS13
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I thought that was the issues with Butler all along. That big contact to Gilmore really stung him.Report

cfpats4
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If coach wants to bench a player for team rules, you do it first quarter, not the entire gameReport

Victor_Pats
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Specially not when you see the shit show on the field.Report

Deadsmack #NotDone
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or make him inactiveReport

cfpats4
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Rowe was told 5 minutes before the game he was starting
Something happened in the locker roomReport

cfpats4
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Butler did not have a good year in coverage
But he at least can tackleReport

itsBradyBaby
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Yeah if Bedemosi makes the tackle we might be having a different conversation.Report

Victor_Pats
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He didn’t have to deliver a last second goal line INT, just some sure tackling on 3rd downReport

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