2017-18 Prop Bets Results

-by DNOMN8R314

From the opening kickoff, this was the least invested I have ever been in a Super Bowl. I don’t know why, but I wasn’t really concerned about what was happening on the field.

Obviously this was a disappointing end to the season – I took a peek in the comments and had to back out immediately – but it’s time to move on.

Instead of posting the whole thing (I had a massive headache during the game last night and it’s carried over to today), here is a LINK to the results.

Hugo won the contest with a score of 17 – congrats, buddy. dyims came second with 16, while Kerthwap tied with the Netflix fiend for third with 15.

Who is “the Netflix fiend”? Oh, right. That’s my sister. I’m sure some of you remember that story.* (My dad also took part. He was the only one to predict an Eagles win.)

I believe this makes us now officially On To 2018. The Blitz for Six re-starts now.

*That Story: A few years ago I was trying to stream a game on my laptop but couldn’t because my sister was using our weak WiFi to watch Netflix in the other room. Thus, on here she is now “the Netflix fiend.”

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LaFeteMattDog
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How does this CLE/LA trade affect the potential of the Celtics (LA) draft pick? Does it make them better or worse in the short term?

PatriotPrideBoy
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I don’t care because Brian Flores will field the NFL’s greatest defense next season.

LaFeteMattDog
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Will Gronk move to Hollywood?

hugo #FreeBoney
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It makes them worse. The best player in the deal NOW is Nance who is going to Cleveland. And IT isn’t healthy.

LaFeteMattDog
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Good…Now they need to go on a long losing streak.

JLStokes
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http://boston.cbslocal.com/2018/02/08/patriots-eagles-micd-up-super-bowl-lii-foles-pederson-no-fear-of-belichick-defense/

“–The footage showed an aspect of Brady’s dropped pass that might have been overlooked during the game. On the play that knocked Brandin Cooks out of the game, Brady absorbed a huge shot to the ribcage from a blitzing Nigel Bradham. While everyone was focused on Cooks, Brady grabbed at his ribs and then bent over in pain.

It was just three plays later when Brady was unable to snare a high pass above his head, thrown by Danny Amendola. Perhaps the rib pain contributed when he extended those arms above his head.”

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Dfw, I should add that while the team never named a formal replacement for Pees in 2010 and then in 2011, yet Matty P. called most (if not all) of the plays on defense despite that. It was only until 2012 where he got the gig officially. I believe there’s no question that Flores will be the team’s new DC, but I remember something interesting that Bruschi once said: “In New England, it’s like having three head coaches” (referring to Weis and Romeo). So I’m guessing it’s a much harder title to earn compared to other franchises, hence no formal… Read more »
dfwpatsfan
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Good memory young grasshopper!

I vaguely remember the 2010 year and at the time, Patricia was getting airwaves for being a “rocket scientist.” I honestly did not remember whether he made calls from the sideline.

hugo #FreeBoney
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Both of the moves Ainge made this summer have been unbelievable.
The Nets are only the 7th worst team in the league right now. They’ll probably climb the standings in the 2nd half because other teams are selling/buying out vets.

hugo #FreeBoney
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So the Celtics got Kyrie for IT (who LeBron just booted for lesser scoring guard, except with a big long-term contract) , Crowder (who hasn’t fit in Cleveland at all) and a draft pick that isn’t even going to be that great

hugo #FreeBoney
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Meanwhile, Tatum has been arguably the best rookie in the NBA, starting on a 39-16 team, and shooting .482/.438/.824 while playing quality defense. Fultz hasn’t played at all and was rough over the summer, Ball has been a mess.

Pauly
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And the more time that elapses, the more the Brad Stevens hire looks like a brilliant coup. Great coach.

dfwpatsfan
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Is Stephen Curry a Pats fan?

Calipatsfan3473
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Kind of looks like it.

dfwpatsfan
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So the dog days of the offseason are upon us. Not many people out here.

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dfwpatsfan
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As much as we focused on Pats O vs Eagles D, it was the other side of the coin that worried me more. Hard to believe that they laid such a goose egg.

Did Belichick/Kraft place one of those million dollar bets on the Eagles? /sarcasm

hugo #FreeBoney
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Sounds like Cleveland is sending IT to the Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.

hugo #FreeBoney
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@KevinOConnorNBA I’m hearing it’s Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, and the Cavs first to Lakers for Clarkson and Nance.
Clarkson has a sizeable contract which is why LAL wanted to move him. Nance is a useful player and the sweetener to get rid of him.

PatriotPrideBoy
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Cavs first? They talking about the Brooklyn pick or their own pick? Don’t want to get lost in semantics

hugo #FreeBoney
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Their own pick. And now they cannot trade the Brooklyn pick anymore, because of the rules limiting how many consecutive 1st rd picks you can trade away.

Neil X
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Jeez, I remember a lot of Celts fans hating the IT trade. Seems like pure genius now. It greatly improved the Celts and helped the Cavs implode.

Pauly
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I was one of those people. I was completely wrong. I underestimated how diva LeBron and Gilbert really are. Turns out Irving was quite sane for doing what was needed to get out.

hugo #FreeBoney
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Honestly, I thought the Celts had to trade IT. They’d created a monster they couldn’t control anymore.
Parting with the BKN 1st was what scared me. Looks like it’s going to work out just fine – and Ainge picked up a better pick in his trade down.

Neil X
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Wow, no activity since last night. Amazing what an SB loss will do.

Calipatsfan3473
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Site was down this morning.

Neil X
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OH, good thing I was busy then.

JLStokes
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I see we’re back 🙂

zoocore
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Dude, I read that Quincy Jones interview you posted. Dude has no filter. I love it. haha

dfwpatsfan
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Something to watch for: if McDaniels gets elevated to Assistant Head Coach. If that happens, Belichick maybe prepping him for the eventual handover.

At least the offense will be stable for now. I wonder if Belichick will elevate Flores to DC or decide to leave him as is and take a more active approach in the defense. Something similar to 2010 (I might have the years wrong, it was after Dean Pees left.)

dfwpatsfan
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I managed to get myself to rewatch the game. I wanted to write an observations article, but not sure if it is worth it. Elandon Roberts looked so lost, it’s unbelievable. He is not a 3-down player, and unless his ST contributions are really the only thing keeping him in, he should not be a roster lock next season.

Neil X
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So NESN (on TV) s reporting that none of the coaches that signed with Indy quit their current jobs. They were all free agents, that’s why they were able to sign.

dfwpatsfan
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Yeah, initially two of them confirmed they were staying behind and the other 2 were debating. They must be pissed. Don’t hate the player, hate the system, I guess.

Neil X
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Well they have the option of staying or going, so it’s basically having a guaranteed job, or going back out on the market.

dfwpatsfan
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This whole coach-being-interviewed during playoffs need revisiting. Unless a coach is an FA/out of a job, no team should be allowed to reach out to other coaches till the Superbowl is over. The problem is the calendar, a lot of teams cleaning houses need more time on the calendar to reorganize before the Combine and the draft. Maybe move the draft to May.

Neil X
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Well, they’re not going to rearrange the whole NFL schedule just for two OCs and two DCs every year. I mean, both of ours got jobs, one took it, and now all of the Eagles coordinators are being interviewed.

dfwpatsfan
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6 teams saw new coaches being hired, and Indy is the seventh (open for now). Cardinals went internal with Wilks. That’s not just one or two OC/DCs.

hugo #FreeBoney
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did DNOM use a pic from one of his group’s productions as the article thumbnail?

MasterAndCommander
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Guess everyone is gone for the night. Good night all.

hugo #FreeBoney
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Night MAC!

MasterAndCommander
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What’s the expected 2018 cap number? $175 million? 178?

Neil X
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178 is the highest estimate I’ve seen.

Neil X
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He’ll give a discount if they give him a 3 year deal that is structured to be uncuttable in year 2. Remember, it’s Kraft that he supposedly really likes.

MasterAndCommander
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Broons now 1 point back of Tampa Bay with one game in hand. a month a go I felt TB was a lock to win the division.

MasterAndCommander
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Right now it looks like the Atlantic Division will send only 3 teams to the playoffs while the Metropolitan will send 5. Heck right now all the teams in the Metro division have a winning record.

MasterAndCommander
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too bad the Broons sgame ain’t on here.

Calipatsfan3473
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It is here.

Neil X
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Oh crap, I missed it. I never think to check NBCSN.

LaFeteMattDog
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We have some compelling winter sports teams in Boston this year. Hopefully that will take some of the sting out of the SB loss. I’m expecting the B’s and C’s to make long runs in the post-season.

LaFeteMattDog
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Dunno but the street Italian sausage game is on point!

Calipatsfan3473
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You should have picked up some boxed wine 🙂

LaFeteMattDog
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Why I oughta!!!!

LaFeteMattDog
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Pretty sure the smell of the sausage cart is a torture technique banned by the Geneva Convention.

Neil X
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After the bomb cyclone came through here, driving on Boston’s streets felt just like luge. Only thing you could see as you moved up the street is 8 foot piles of snow next to you on both sides of the street.

MasterAndCommander
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ummmm…. no

Neil X
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I would have shoveled what I had to shovel three times over to avoid 110 degrees.

Neil X
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You lost your body fat? What, did you leave it in the parking lot of an A&W?

LaFeteMattDog
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DINGOAL!!!!!

MasterAndCommander
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X 6!!!

rking88
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interesting perspective from Mike Reiss that McDaniels staying in New England might actually be reason for Bill to stay longer than he would’ve had Josh left… what does everyone think about that?

LaFeteMattDog
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Dilly Dilly!

rking88
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haha thats fair… hopefully the chatter dies down and we can get back to just football issues before too long

LaFeteMattDog
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I hope that doesn’t mean we lose you as a fan. I’ve enjoyed your commentary and your passion. I hope you’re a pats fan until the end of time, regardless of what BB does.

rondo723
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this album rules

Neil X
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You have got to be kidding. Worst. N.Y. Album. Ever.

rondo723
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I admit it’s a mess but I feel sentimentality for its concept. I appreciate why people hate it though.

rondo723
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yeah nice move to sign an artist and then sue him for being an artist. coulda signed some imitator if you wanted “Harvest II” or something. (note: not dissing Harvest by ANY means)

Neil X
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You’ll have to speak for yourself with this one. I like the league as much as I ever have. Way more than when I was in my 20s, I barely watched then.

Neil X
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I try to watch 8 games every week now. One Thurs., 5 Sunday and 1 Monday. For a lot of the 80s, I didn’t even own a TV. I did happen to own a TV the year the Bears won the SB, and watched every game that year.

MasterAndCommander
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Hey, I got 15 points. Tied for 3rd with half of Bruh Nation.

rking88
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evening folks

hugo #FreeBoney
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Alabama gets Patrick Surtain Jr. He wasn’t playing that long ago was he?

hugo #FreeBoney
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Now I’m looking it up. There’s an Antoine Winifield Jr. at Minnesota. And a Lorenzo Neal Jr. at Purdue.

SamiG
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And Antonio Cromartie the XXIX

rondo723
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I mean Jayson Tatum already has a kid and Lonzo is about to have one. Tatum could play alongside his son when he’s 37 or 38

LaFeteMattDog
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Turkey Sandwich and merlot (in a box). G’night you Josh McDaniels (and by extension BB/TB12/Kraft) doubters.

LaFeteMattDog
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I’ve had some road-rage incidents with loggers in Maine so I’m happy to pay my penance.

hugo #FreeBoney
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Mainers can’t drive! Seeing another car on the road catches them by surprise.

TS13
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Hey now! Watch it or I’ll smack you with a pickerel.

LaFeteMattDog
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But they do have some great vanity license plates!

TS13
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And plowing the roads is optional. I just now saw the first plow go by.

LaFeteMattDog
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DINGOAL!!!!!!!

bring
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Pats aren’t the only team in Boston with an ageless wonder

LaFeteMattDog
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Remember reading during B’s training camp about Chara and his workouts and how he was still winning a B’s workout competition. A 39 year old 6’9 dude winning a pull-up competition among professional atheletes is freaking amazing.

TS13
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Pay attention Gronk..

Calipatsfan3473
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The Olympics begin tomorrow.

LaFeteMattDog
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Go Jesse Owens!!!

LaFeteMattDog
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DINGOAL!!!!!!!!!!

DinoScapelli
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Well, it has been my distinct pleasure to provide you with some standout videos, tonight. I do hope you watched the Monty Python sketch below. It’s a corker.

Good night, you recovering ledge standers!!!

LaFeteMattDog
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Go Beees!!!

DinoScapelli
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I’m with you; that colony collapse disorder is a scary thing.

LaFeteMattDog
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Oh, you!!! 🙂

DinoScapelli
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LaFeteMattDog
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He’s like the Josh McDaniels of RBs. Thanks, Dino! 🙂

DinoScapelli
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Quick poll: Is Bill Belichick the reason the Pats lost the Superb Owl?

Calipatsfan3473
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It depends.

Pauly
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Was he on the field playing D on 3rd and 4th down?

redemption50
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At times it seemed like it

Pauly
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It would certainly explain the effectiveness…or lack thereof

Dingo
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Yes. His defensive alignment change confused the players.

DinoScapelli
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But that can be a good thing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzi3k7K0lFA

MasterAndCommander
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I agree with this. Having the DBs adjust to no Butler etc. put them out of synch. Not to mention the shock of the benching.

redemption50
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I attribute the loss to a failure of scoring more points than the opposing team.

rondo723
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he had a hand in it, but it was a team loss

DinoScapelli
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The Josh thing makes me wonder how long Bill will be around Foxboro.

But Josh ain’t coaching anywhere else after this stunt!

Calipatsfan3473
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I say 2 years for BB.

Pauly
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That’s where I’m at too…3 years tops.

LaFeteMattDog
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Good. He’s going to be a great coach and I trust him to try to replace BB. Anybody will be a downgrade but I still think he’s going to be brilliant.

DinoScapelli
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Really?

Calipatsfan3473
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He must be drinking his wine-in-a-box.

DinoScapelli
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And maybe he ate the box.

Calipatsfan3473
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At least licked it clean.

LaFeteMattDog
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DAMN IT CALI, DON’T DOUBT WINE IN A BOX AND DON’T DOUBT JOSH MCDANIELS!!!!

Calipatsfan3473
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Don’t tell me what to do- I have a spouse for that.

LaFeteMattDog
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really. Have you not been paying attention to this offense in the past several years????

DinoScapelli
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Irrelevant to the discussion of his future as a head coach, Matt. His personality may not be the right kind for it.

LaFeteMattDog
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He’s a brilliant offensive mind. Brady trusts him like no other. Kraft thinks enough of him to not want to let him go. BB thinks enough of him to want to mentor him in the finer aspects of team building. I don’t know why their endorsements would leave you in doubt. Sure he could fail but he has enough smart people believing in him that I don’t know why anyone who’s been paying attention to the Pats for the last 17 years would doubt him!

DinoScapelli
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He is a fine OC. That is not a reliable indicator of HC skills or demeanor, a prior ex-Pat coaches have demonstrated quite clearly. But I am not saying it’s impossible, just somewhat unlikely.

LaFeteMattDog
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Agree to disagree. Before Kraft hired Belichick, I always thought he was brilliant. When he was hired, I truly believed in him and was excited for the hire. I feel the same way about McDaniels. I honestly don’t know how any Pats fan (or anyone who’s been paying attention) could even doubt this. We wil see.

DinoScapelli
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Most likely we shall.

LaFeteMattDog
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I never felt this way about Bill O’Brien, Weiss, Crennel, or Patricia. I think these guys are in a different class.

redemption50
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brilliant seems like a stretch, Matt. But positivity is good

redemption50
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Jeff Fisher is patiently waiting in the wings for his chance…

Calipatsfan3473
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Cleveland will be calling next year.

DinoScapelli
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Who is that guy on the left?

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redemption50
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Looks like Joe Andruzzi

DinoScapelli
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Or a fat Robert DeNiro without the mole.

Dingo
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Luciano Pavarotti’s son.

LaFeteMattDog
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O sole mio!!!

DinoScapelli
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I, too, wish Matty Patty all the best with the Loins. I always root for them, for some reason. And I love their throwback unis:

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Who are those bums in the hideous red uniforms?

LaFeteMattDog
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Barry Sanders was a huge reason I loved the lions in my formative years. He was an artist on the football field.

DinoScapelli
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The closest thing to the incomparable Gayle Sayers.

redemption50
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Saw him play in person. One of the sports highlights of my life

DinoScapelli
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Dump Belichick, Hire Josh as HC, and Re-sign Malcolm Butler!!!

bring
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Oh my

rondo723
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*holds envelope to forehead* What are three things an unstable fan is thinking?

LaFeteMattDog
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http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=22359130

Marcellus Wiley demonstrating why a Columbia education is so invaluable.

Mattsky
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My nephew is getting a Ph.D there.

LaFeteMattDog
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http://www.espn.com/blog/detroit-lions/post/_/id/33105/pop-quizzes-and-preparation-matt-patricias-journey-to-lions-head-coach

I wish Matty P. success and I hope he bucks the trend of Patriots assistants failing when running their own show. He seems like an honest, straightforward guy that people respect. I will be rooting for Patriots North to kick the Packers butt twice a year!!!

MasterAndCommander
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Hello

Pauly
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Is it me you’re looking for?

LaFeteMattDog
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(Let’s retire this one, like Matt Light!)

dyims
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Gisele is a little bit pissed—————–>

dp73
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I don’t see anythinh . What do you mean?

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Gisele Bündchen

@giseleofficial
Just to be clear. No one “let” anyone win. People win because of their own merit. Tired of people twisting my words to create drama that doesn’t exist!

redemption50
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Welcome to the social media age, Giselle

MasterAndCommander
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She’s quite aware.

redemption50
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it’s such a great generation

LaFeteMattDog
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She should be used to people in the world of media/social media being douche-bag haters and not take it so seriously. I’m sure she is for the most part.

LaFeteMattDog
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I have no problem with what she said to her two little children. I don’t think she literally meant we “let” them win and I don’t think that’s how anyone would take it. She just meant you win some and you lose some. And this whole thing is much ado about nothing.

LaFeteMattDog
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It’s true.

Calipatsfan3473
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I think it may have gotten lost in translation.

Pauly
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Let’s also remember that English isn’t her native language. She’s Brazilian. Idioms are the hardest things for ESL speakers to comprehend and use.

LaFeteMattDog
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I’m pretty sure she speaks/understands English better than 99% of Americans and anyone on this blog other than Dino Scapelli, the English language-whisperer and Pauly, the haiku guru.

rondo723
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wonder if chad o’shea is still going to stick around now

dp73
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Where could he go? Aren’t most of the jobs filled?

LaFeteMattDog
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He could be in-line to be McD’s OC in a couple years.

Pauly
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Exactly. Why go anywhere?

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Pats can roughly get $34m cutting the following players: Bennett (if he wants to play one more season, I see him coming back, his cap is ~$3,5m) Dwayne Allen (Good target for restructuring or trade. BB values his blocking though so this is a 50/50) Britt (If Dorsett is learning the system fast, with Mitchell returning, I don’t see a role for Britt. Cut) Gillislee (This is another potential restructure, if they don’t come to terms he will be cut) Branch (Branch is most probably done, being inactive for more than half the season says a lot. Cut) McClellin (Not… Read more »
Deadsmack #NotDone
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SIGN WILKERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LaFeteMattDog
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I might just be viewing him negatively because he’s a jet but I was under the impression he is a locker room cancer type.

dfwpatsfan
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Isn’t he still on an active contract with the Jets?

LaFeteMattDog
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Are you accusing Deadsmack of tampering!?

dfwpatsfan
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“Muhammad Wilkerson signed a 5 year, $86,000,000 contract with the New York Jets, including a $15,000,000 signing bonus, $53,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $17,200,000. In 2018, Wilkerson will earn a base salary of $16,750,000 and a workout bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $20,000,000 and a dead cap value of $9,000,000.”

The potential out in his clause is in 2019. So not sure what you mean by sign Wilkerson, unless I’m missing something.

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I think there was scuttlebutt that the Jets may try to move him or even flat out release him with the June 1st designation. He has been a different player since he got paid. When motivated, the guy is a monster. A one year build-your-value-back-up deal with Bill and the Pats sounds great but probably not happening

dyims
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Has the NFL formally announced the cap money for 2018?

dfwpatsfan
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Expected to be $178m, I recall reading it somewhere.

dfwpatsfan
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One concern I had was whether Amendola would choose to follow McDaniels to Indy in free agency. Thankfully, that won’t be the case anymore.

dp73
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I wonder how quickly BB will move on naming a DC given that int have been reported that Greg Schiano is staying at Ohio State.

Is Brian Flores still the leading candidate? Is he a lock?

Maybe Robert Kraft will make Schiano an “offer he can’t refuse. lol

dfwpatsfan
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Schiano’s decision was a domino effect of McDaniels staying back. He knows well now that his chances of taking over after Belichick is slim. If everything goes to plan, McDaniels has to be the next in line.

dp73
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Maybe, but shouldn’t Schiano have to reprove himself to the rest of the NFL to get another Head Coaching job in the NFL. If Schiano did well here could that open him up to another HC job other than with New England.

dfwpatsfan
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Coaches who’re doing well in college football are now very cautious with the NFL. Pure speculation on my part. Schiano might be more inclined to stay in college for other reasons, such as recruiting etc.

dp73
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I don’t know. Wasn’t him not getting the Tennessee job because of his involvement at Penn State a big setback for his college career? I think it was and that it might make him think it might to more likely he goes back to the NFL.
Just my opinion.

bring
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Kraft doesn’t want Schiano

dp73
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http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/6439/andrew-luck

This may be important as this his been mentioned that McDaniels was lied to about Lucks health. Stay tuned.

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I thought hard about the the comment that the rivalry is back because it didn’t make much sense. But now I get it. We haven’t played the Colts in a while so it essentially “died” for a couple years but it’s now rekindled (for at least 1 more season). I get us Patriots fan disparaging the rivalry because we dominated the Colts for a while, but in Ballard’s defense, I do understand that it’s not necessarily about head to head record – otherwise we couldn’t really call the Sox/Yanks a rivalry.

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I read it the same way too. There was some thaw in the relationship between the organizations, the trades are proof of it. Also, Irsay calling Belichick his friend (though it is more probable than not he was high when he made the statement). I think Ballard was essentially saying that the thaw between the organizations is over.

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Also, I know he has to come out against the Pats like that. He has been taking heat for dealing with the Cheatriots and a lot of the natives were not happy that McDaniels was going to be the coach. Irsay must be fuming.

Can someone remind him what his dad did to Baltimore?

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The biggest rivalry at the moment seems to be the Steelers

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Agreed. Even though we also have a better record against them, it’s a rivalry because whenever we play them, it’s a big game that has big implications…plus the fans hate the other team.

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It’s true that the Patriots have gotten the better of the Steelers lately. The Broncos may be a better example but they have fallen off without a QB. maybe if they get Cousins or a vet guy who is decent, they will compete in the AFC next year

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Considering the love the rest of the country has for the Pats, I would say treat every game as a rivalry at this point.

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Nice, I defended my honorable mention in the props bets contest.

redemption50
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I never understood the color of the gatorade prop. Seems like the water boys could tip off what color they use to the big betters

Jdog Lemon Head
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I wonder if that truly is a prop bet in Vegas.

dyims
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I did okay. Went from last place last year to second fiddle to Hugo this year.

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Per NESN;

McDaniels, who was set to become the Indianapolis Colts’ head coach, went to Gillette Stadium to clean out his office Tuesday, NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero first reported Wednesday morning via sources. That’s when McDaniels was convinced to ditch the Colts and stay with the Patriots during a meeting with Patriots owner Robert Kraft, president Jonathan Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick, according to Pelissero.

Read more at: https://nesn.com/2018/02/nfl-rumors-how-patriots-power-trio-convinced-josh-mcdaniels-to-ditch-colts/

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I know the system is not set up well. These coaches get pushed into making decisions that they would prefer to make after the season/playoffs. Teams don’t want to wait that long. But I am a firm believer of a man’s word. I don’t have many things in life but people who know me here know that if I say I will do something, I will do it. I get that NFL is big business and so on but I still think it was handled poorly

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I keep hearing that JMD was lied to by Irsay about the condition of Luck’s health. I wouldn’t go work for someone who lied to me even before I starting working for them. No way.

Jdog Lemon Head
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Agree, but do we know for sure he was lied to? Wouldn’t surprise me with Irsay’s character.

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We know nothing.

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Cali, I love ya…but we’ve got YEARS of Irsay’s behaviour to know exactly what he’d do/say.

I was surprised all along that Josh (or anyone with any prospects at all) would even consider working for him.

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I still think his agent pushed him into it.

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Where has Hunter been?

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There’s always a crew that takes a hiatus after the SB.

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A verbal agreement isn’t worth the paper it ain’t printed on. No McD doesn’t look good but he knew the consequences and it sounds like he made the decision based on the right reasons so I have no problem with this. Plus I have to believe the news about Luck and the fact that Irsay’s been lying about it also are at play here–and rightly so. The people who have blood on their hands are the NFL for allowing such a cockamamie process/timeline for teams to hire people and the Krafts/BB. They couldn’t find a half hour to tell McD… Read more »
redemption50
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There are variables in play, I understand. Maybe I’m naive and these things happen more than I realize

Pauly
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Not implying you are naive. Handshake deals have always been a very easy way to get screwed. Blame the NFL for forcing teams to rely on them.

Pauly
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Crap…you’re right that fits perfectly.

Pauly
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Yup.

Calipatsfan3473
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As it should be.

Jdog Lemon Head
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That’s Sandusky’s motto.

redemption50
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JDog being JDog…

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I wonder if McD’s agent was pushing him to take the Colts job- the agent also represents the GM in Indy.

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Agents don’t get paid, unless there’s a deal. So they always push for the “sale.”

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IMO, it’s deeper than that. The Colts had a veritable need at coach and it so happened that McDaniels was available. Having the same agent simplifies a whole bunch of things.

The Colts definitely waited too long because of the common agent, who was probably working behind scenes to keep the engagement. I can definitely empathize with his anger but I would love to see the Colts get embarrassed any chance I get.

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Midterm went perfectly today.

Pauly
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Congrats!

SamiG
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Congrats! What class?

PatriotPrideBoy
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communication systems. basically goes into detail on how radios and receivers work, AM, FM, other technobabble-sounding terms i wont get into

Calipatsfan3473
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Good job Tishan!!

redemption50
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Now there’s something I never said in my college years

PatriotPrideBoy
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I’m actually in my third year. Last year didn’t go very well for me (lots of reasons) but I’m back in business.

I might graduate two years later because I’m looking for internships at the moment.

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Your memory’s fine, I was actually set to graduate this year. I entered college in 2014.

And I haven’t heard that name in ages.

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was he Sebastianvollmersback on ESPN Boston?

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OH, yeah I remember him. I wish he’d drop by, but WordPress has proven itself to be not the best platform.

redemption50
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Your memory of people here always astounds me. I have trouble remembering things lately. Hope I’m not losing it

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Seaback or Seabass???