Assorted Spring Trivia

-by DNOMN8R314

Spring is always a slower time in the NFL offseason, so to fill that time, here are some assorted trivia questions related (usually) to the 2018 Patriots. (I will include hints between the questions and answers.)

  1. In the 2018 draft, Bill Belichick drafted a player from three different schools in the same state (Duke Dawson, Florida; Braxton Berrios, Miami; Ryan Izzo, Florida State). With the Patriots, Belichick has only done this once before. In what year?
  2. Last season, the Patriots drafted only four players, none of whom attended the same school. When was the last year no two Patriots draft selections were from the same school?
  3. What is the highest number of selections the Patriots under Belichick have made in a year where they did not draft two players from the same school?
  4. Twice, the Belichick-led Patriots have made three draft selections from one school in the same year. Name the schools.
  5. What is the only school from which Bill Belichick has made multiple draft selections in more than one year?
  6. Of the following 12 schools, from which has Bill Belichick drafted multiple players in the same year?
    • Alabama
    • Arkansas
    • Fresno State
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • LSU
    • Miami (FL.)
    • NC State
    • Notre Dame
    • Rutgers
    • Texas A&M
    • TCU
  7. In the Belichick era, the Patriots have selected multiple first-round picks from three schools. Name the schools.
  8. Stepping away from the draft: Entering the 2018 season, Tom Brady has thrown at least one touchdown pass to 68 players (70 if you include the playoffs). Within those players, Brady has thrown at least one touchdown pass to all but four jersey numbers that can be worn by wide receivers (10-19 and 80-89). Two of those numbers are 89 (retired by New England) and 12 (which Brady himself of course wears). Name the other two numbers.
  9. Including his playoff touchdown receivers along with the regular season, Brady has completed touchdown passes to nearly all ranges of numbers. (For the purpose of this and the next question, my definition of “range” is “set of positive numbers from x0 to x9” – 10-19, 20-29, and so on.) What are the only ranges of numbers to which Brady has not yet thrown a touchdown pass?
  10. In the regular season, to what ranges has Brady never completed a pass? (Not a touchdown pass, a pass.)

In case you’re having trouble, here are some hints.

  1. The first time, the state was also Florida.
  2. Two players from that draft are still with New England.
  3. The year was 2009.
  4. Five of the six total selections were defensive players.
  5. It’s one of the schools from which he once took three players.
  6. There is at least one from which he has and at least one from which he has not, and there are more “has” than “has not” in the list.
  7. 2004’s Patriots first-rounders are from two of the schools.
  8. Both are in the 10-19 range.
  9. There are two ranges.
  10. Remember that this is regular season only.

And the answers:

  1. The year was 2004, during which Belichick drafted Vince Wilfork (Miami), Guss Scott (Florida), and P.K. Sam (Florida State).
  2. The 2012 draft class, consisting of Chandler Jones (Syracuse), Dont’a Hightower (Alabama), Tavon Wilson (Illinois), Jake Bequette (Arkansas), Nate Ebner (Ohio State), Alfonzo Dennard (Nebraska), and Jeremy Ebert (Northwestern).
  3. In 2009, the Patriots took 12 players in the NFL draft, all from different colleges (Oregon, Boston College, UConn, Houston, UNC, USF, Penn State, Louisville, Hawaii, Kentucky, Kent State, Georgia Tech).
  4. The schools are Florida and Rutgers. In 2010, Belichick selected Gators Brandon Spikes, Jermaine Cunningham, and Aaron Hernandez, while in 2013, he took Logan Ryan, Duron Harmon, and Steve Beauharnais from Rutgers.
  5. Bill Belichick has selected multiple Florida Gators in three Patriots drafts – 2006 (Chad Jackson and Jeremy Mincey), 2010 (see above), and 2014 (Dominique Easley and Jon Halapio).
  6. All of them except Alabama.
    • Arkansas: 2015 (Trey Flowers & A.J. Derby)
    • Fresno State: 2005 (Logan Mankins & James Sanders)
    • Florida: 2006, 2010, 2014 (see above)
    • Georgia: 2018 (Isaiah Wynn & Sony Michel)
    • LSU: 2002 (Rohan Davey & Jarvis Green)
    • Miami: 2007 (Brandon Meriweather & Kareem Brown)
    • NC State: 2016 (Joe Thuney & Jacoby Brissett)
    • Notre Dame: 2001 (Brock Williams & Jabari Holloway)
    • Rutgers: 2013 (see above)
    • Texas A&M: 2003 (Ty Warren & Bethel Johnson)
    • TCU: 2011 (Marcus Cannon & Malcolm Williams)
  7. The schools are Georgia (Richard Seymour 2001, Ben Watson 2004, and this year’s Wynn/Michel combo), Miami (Wilfork 2004, Meriweather 2007), and Colorado (Daniel Graham 2002, Nate Solder 2011).
  8. Aside from 12 and 89, Brady has never completed a touchdown pass to a player wearing #13 or #16.
  9. The only ranges to which Brady has not yet completed a touchdown pass are 1-9 and 90-99. (Mike Vrabel, who wore #50, covers 50-59; Tom Ashworth (#68) takes care of 60-69; and Nate Solder (#77) is the only one from 70-79.)
  10. None of them! Believe it or not, Brady has completed at least one pass to every range of uniform number in the regular season. (In the 4th-and-2 game in 2009, Brady completed two passes to Isaiah Stanback, who wore #9 that game. Defensive tackle Dan Klecko (#90) had three catches in the 2004 season. And while Solder’s touchdown catch came in the playoffs, guard Logan Mankins (#70) caught a deflected pass in 2007.)

I hope you had fun with this quiz. Enjoy the relaxation!

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In your face Mac, series tied, go Caps.

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Well, it took them over 40 years, but WAS finally won a Stanley Cup finals game. Vegas did it in their first SCF game ever in year 1.

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WOW!!! Holtby with the save of all saves.

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Oh yeah, Sox won. Have best record in MLB.

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who cares lets talk about the Houston Rockets

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Who?

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The Craps can only blame themselves if they lose with 4 straight stupid penalties. One wipes out a PP and another leads to a Vegas goal.
Having said that, the refs are letting Vegas get away with murder.

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BOLD PREDICTION: Who ever wins game 2 tonight will win the Stanley Cup

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It’s a great game so far.

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Anyone have an opinion on FA LB Mychal Kendricks? Seems like a decent player with more speed than any of the Pats’ LBs. I’m still hoping to see a sideline-to-sideline pursuit LB on the team.

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Closest thing they have now is Marquis Flowers. They need another one.

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I doubt he’ll get top money. Bill might wait until he has exhausted his options, then low-ball him. Tell him he will be a starter.

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Never heard the term “burner account” until today. Sounds like a device for cowards.

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You have a point, there. 🙂

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So.. you’re saying EZ Palaz is really just a burner account for Eric Mangini?

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Don’t know what EZ Palaz is nor a burner account. Sounds painful though

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All 27 straight missed Rockets 3-pointers during Game 7 vs. Warriors | ESPN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jox6ggZpxnI

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Instead of refering the loss of CP3, the Rockets should watch this video to understand why they really lost this series

7-44 from 3 pt in this game, 27 consecutive missed

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Their offensive scheme is just junk. Harden or Paul dribbles down and launches a 3 or, if they can’t get one off in 20 seconds, it’s one pass and a desperation shot.

When Harden shoots .415 and .244 3%, you’re in trouble. Amazing they got to 7 games but GS didn’t play well a lot of the time.

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Houston’s defense was better than their offense. They harried Durant and forced him to take bad shots. Capela protected the rim well. Tucker played well.

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Managed to win 65 games in the Western Conference with a “junk offensive scheme”. And managed to take the defending champs who have 4 all NBA level stars to 7 games. And didn’t have Paul for the last two. The Warriors didn’t play well because the Rockets are really good themselves. Sign me up for for one of those junk systems anytime

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The Rockets are loaded of talent, maybe the best roster in the NBA. But their offensive schemes are so weak and predictable.
Brad Stevens with that team would have won the NBA title.

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They won 65 games because James Harden was 6th in FGA and 8th in FGM. He was 1st in 3PA and 1st 3PA. He was 1st in FTA and 1st in FTM. When you have 1A and 1B coming down the floor in a spread iso, jacking 3’s or one pass and a shot is up or dribbling the clock down to seconds and trying to force something… if you don’t have James Harden you might not win 25 games. Cleveland doesn’t even intentionally do that with LeBron. As we saw, if they can get production out of other guys,… Read more »

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Celtics in 2019 🙂

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I’d love to see an Easter Conference Finals next year with Boston vs Philly with these line-ups:

Boston: Kyrie/Hayward/Tatum/Brown/Horford

Philly: LeBron/Kawhi/Simmons/Reddick/Emiid

That’d be amazing.

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I love our guys but if Philly had that lineup they’d sweep the Celtics. Impossible scenario anyway.

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Totally disagree. Simmons still can’t shoot. LeBron can’t pick on any single player (i.e. Rozier) and Reddick would constantly get undressed by all the younger, more athletic players on the Celtics.

All 5 Celtics in that line-up can score from pretty much any point on the court, the Sixers can’t say that.

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A package of Covington, Fultz, Saric and the #11 would be pretty attractive to land Kawhi. But they wouldn’t have any space to keep Redick too. And they’d be desperately thin from there.

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This scenario is saying Reddick takes significantly less to chase a ring for a year.

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It’d have to be the MLE.

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Fultz is a bust

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We have no idea if that’s true or not. None.

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He certainly had a bad season, but he’s only 20 years old.

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They will have cap space if they make no moves. If they trade away those salaries for Leonard they will still have basically the same cap space. Maybe not max level space but enough to keep Redick if they really want to

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yooo this Colangelo burner account story is wild
check out the ringer this morning for some nice investigative journalism

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Sports exec trashing his franchise player anonymously on twitter. Wild.

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hahahahaha – this is hysterical – i love it

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So will this rule out Lebron to Philly?

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If Colangelo is out (and he should be), the prospect of getting to choose your own GM would probably be even more enticing to LeBron IMO

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I didn’t know he was out or was going to be out. I was assuming he stayed when I made my statement.

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He’ll get ousted anyway, don’t think it makes a difference. If anything it’s bad news for us, because he could have been counted on to have a bad offseason.

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WAKE UP!!!!!

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Sox win 8-3

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Top graded seasons by a #Patriots cornerback in PFF era (2006-)

1. 2006 Asante Samuel – 94.8
2. 2017 Stephon Gilmore – 89.4
3. 2014 Darrelle Revis – 88.8
4. 2016 Malcolm Butler – 88.1
5. 2009 Leigh Bodden – 85.7

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USA beat Bolivia 3-0 yesterday with a lineup of talented young pups. Even though they won’t be at the World Cup, I’m ridiculously excited about the future of US Soccer. Remember the name Josh Sargent. He is going to be a star on the world level. I think he may ultimately be better than Christian Pulisic. Between, Pulisic, Sargent, Tim Weah, Keaton Parks, Weston McKennie, and others, the future is bright.

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Who is coaching?

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Dave Sarachan is still the interim manager. They haven’t hired a permanent guy yet.

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Thanks for the post, save me the Ambient

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Ambient light?

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Ambient temperature??

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Oh wait….ambient music!?

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Fab is unresponsive….I wonder if he took an Ambien.

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I liked what I saw too. Not sure Sargent will be better than Pulisic but at least we can move on from Altidore. I thought Rubin looked good as well. Now Stewart just needs to hire the right coach.

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Marsh wasn’t a good player. He wasn’t a good fit…. Time to move on.

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We should move on to BOFA

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I have- haven’t even thought about it since it came out.

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Smart is picking now to go for his big $. That’s fine because this roster is going to get tight quick. With Irving and Rozier, we are set at Guard (with any serviceable bench players). Smart is tough and I like him, but he’s not an impact player on Offense like Rozier. You gotta build around Tatum, Brown and (hopefully) Hayward. With his style of play, Smart will probably continue to be injury-bugged.

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Smart can play D on multiple positions and that makes him more valuable than Rozier.

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NESN @NESN
Shea McClellin, unlike Cassius Marsh, enjoyed his time with the Patriots.

http://nesn.com/?p=848153

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Bill Belichick tells @BostonSportsBSJ that Brad Stevens is a “model for all coaches”

http://blog.masslive.com/patriots/2018/05/belichick_brad_stevens.html

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i read somewhere that brad is pals with josh

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If the Cleveland Cavaliers win the 2018 NBA finals I’ll buy everyone who retweet’s this a jersey…

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Veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall will sign a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, multiple sources told ESPN.
The deal has a maximum value of $2 million if Marshall, 34, reaches incentives, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

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Strange the Seattle did not pursue Dez. I would think he would be better than Marshall.

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I’m kinda buzzed and it’s all because…

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Marsh weed?

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Bees?

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The more i think about the new season, the more i love our first round picks.
I love the combination of Wynn and Mason on the O-line, our run block can become a huge weapon.
If the Pats can run block well, Sony is gonna have a huge season (if he stays healthy)

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My wife watches the Bachelorette, and one of the contestants was Clay Harbor. Was expecting good things when the Pats signed him a couple years ago but he never panned out.

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Hope you aren’t harboring any hard feelings

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Hope it doesn’t a-pier that way.

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i sea what you did there

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Don’t mean to barge in, here, but suns out, puns out.

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I expected moor out of him too.

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yeah right .. blame it on the wife ….

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Fine, it’s not my wife. So did you still want to get together to watch next week’s episode?

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I ‘ll get chips

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I’ll provide the nuts

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They’ll already be on TV.

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Marsh couldn’t pick up the defense, he sucked in coverage and he wasn’t even productive when he was pass rushing. To sum up, Marsh sucks as a football player and now he’s showing his lack of character too. Good riddance.

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can’t wait until late August when the Niners announce cutting of Marsh, he stinks

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Something tells me Mitchell is done. It sucks if it is so. Such a promising lad with a good head on his shoulders.

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Bad knees in college are never a good thing.

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I beg to differ.

—BB

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Is there news on him or something that I missed?

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He missed Tuesday OTAs looks like his knee is being worked out again.

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Ah, ok. Thanks..

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I agree with Reiss, the biggest problem with this whole Marsh thing is that the Pats badly missed the mark when scouting the player and projecting his fit, both culturally and performance-wise. It happens. No GM/Coach/Scout is perfect, but this miss was obviously egregious.

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A 5th and a 7th aren’t high picks. But they’re bullets in the chamber, chances to hit on someone who builds depth, fliers on a keeper. Getting nothing out of Marsh is a bigger L than it seems at face value.

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agreed. it’s the opportunity cost. at a time when the Pats didn’t have many picks to be playing around with. then they had to use assets to recoup those picks.

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Yeah, but we also have to think about those UDFA, bargain basement pickups, etc. that turn out to play quite well in this system.

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right, and assets like 5th and 7th round picks are the things we use to find those guys, often. but they don’t typically miss on the “cultural fit” like they did with Marsh.

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Well, “cultural fits” for the Pats may actually be a by-product of developing UDFAs and 7th rounders to fill out depth positions on the team vs. trading late picks like they have the last few years. Those UDFAs and 7th rounders that make it understand already it ain’t about fun (or about having fun only at certain times) and didn’t care because they just wanted to keep playing and get paid. Vets you trade for–especially if they think they will just get picked up elsewhere–would seem less likely to still have that mentality (with many glorious exceptions like Wes Welker,… Read more »

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Fans reaction to him was stupid but expected considering the average NFL fan. However his immature response calling someone a “Lil hoe” makes me wonder how scouting completely whiffed on his character fit.

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Good God, the Central Division in the MLB is weak this year

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AL or NL?

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Got my chuckle for the day thanks to (and at the expense of) ESPN. On the NFL home page right now, the headline just above the one about Marsh’s “no fun” comments is “LB McClellin (concussions) ready to move on”. In that article McClellin says the following: The Marsing, Idaho, native had signed with the Patriots as a free agent in 2016 after four seasons with the Bears. He said his two years with the franchise was the highlight of his career. “It was awesome, first year we won the Super Bowl, can’t complain about that,” said McClellin, who played… Read more »

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Maybe Lebron goes to Houston to end the GS run but right now there’s no team talented enough to beat them in seven, until that group is broken up they will rule the NBA.

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Does anyone seriously want to see this series again (besides GS fans)? Can’t be good for the NBA to have the same 2 teams with everyone already knowing the outcome.

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Well don’t know about Cleveland but get use to seeing GS in the finals and likely winning until that unit is broken up, no one is easily beating them in seven .

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IMO, the Celtics with a HEALTHY squad of Irving/Hayward/Tatum/Brown/Horford could give them a run and even possibly win.

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A run not win series .

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yes win series

that is legit firepower

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Here’s the thing:

That Celtics line up COULD defensively hold the Warriors to just enough points for them to be outscored. All 5 can score basically whenever they like too.

They can beat the Warriors.

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We’re the Walmart Great Value brand version of the Warriors at full health
Irving ~ Steph Curry
Hayward ~ Klay Thompson
Brown ~ Andre Iguodala
Tatum ~ Kevin Durant
Horford ~ Draymond Green
Other than Horford > Green, they have better versions at every position. But in terms of style, we’re actually pretty similar.

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I totally agree with this comparison, but I think the Celtics, generally, play better defense.

Coach might be better (not by much) too.

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Rozier & Morris give us bench scoring too

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Morris needs to learn how to make the extra pass.

There isn’t a shot that exists that he won’t take…to the detriment of the team sometimes.

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Morris is a black hole on offense, and I btch about him a lot. But his defense/rebounding/overall game in the playoffs was eye opening. And he lived up to the LeBron stopper thing. LeBron was visibly avoiding him. You’ve got to keep him after that, no?

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Of course, he just needs to be coached into taking better shots.

He literally causes long lulls in the offense (especially in game 6) where the other team gets his misses and scores in transition.

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I don’t. Iggy > Brown defensively, Thompson > Hayward. Those are both decisive in favor of GS. Green > Horford, not a dig on Al either, Green is just that good. Durant > Tatum. GS probably defend better at all five positions tbh.
Our edge is that we’re deeper with one on one scorers. Hayward doesn’t fit the pure shooting/defense box like Klay but he’s a better one on one player. Irving is better than Curry one on one. Horford is waaaay better offensively than Draymond Green.

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I disagree on Iggy. He’ll be one year old, while Brown is not even in his prime and is definitely more athletic to compensate for his shortcomings.

I can’t speak too much on Hayward because I didn’t get to see him play all that much.

The jury’s still out on Tatum. He needs to put on like 20 pounds of muscle.

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Those are what ifs. But Iggy is better in that role NOW.
To add to that thought. Boston’s defense was marginally better than the Warriors defense on paper. But Boston’s best defenders outside of Horford? Smart and Baynes, who don’t factor into this comparison.
Part of what makes the GSW so nasty is that they do what they do, out of one lineup.

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Of course “now”. I was more project next season.

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GS is so unlikable and LeBron is insufferable. Zero interest in the series. Figure LeBron will win a game or 2 by himself but the series will never be close.

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Well GS is not unlikable to me , I think they are very entertaining to watch.

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Well on the court they are fun to watch because it’s an all star team with 2 top 5 players in the league, but I’ll never pull for a team with Durant or Draymond on it.

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I like watching GS play. But yeah, its anti-climactic.
What’s wild about the Warriors is they don’t need things to go right, they have built-in redundancy on top of how good they are. Steph Curry’s been banged up. Iggy is out. Thompson gets three fouls in 10 mins in game 7 and he’s their key defender without Iguodala on top of his scoring… no problem.

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Lue cost them game 4 in last year’s finals. Then Durant made a YOLO three and that was the beginning of the end in Cleveland

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Since I was called out:

Bring, I never thought they WOULD trade Kyrie and keep Rozier, I was just discussing the possibility that they COULD do it. It was within the context of trying to make sure they get SOMETHING because Rozier’s contract is up next season.

Now, at the time, Rozier wasn’t playing like the hot garbage he was during most of this past series.

I mean, we all saw it, Kyrie on this team would have prevented those long lulls of scoring Boston had throughout the playoffs. Kyrie AND Hayward would ERASE that.

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Ha – just having some fun with you….

It’s all good

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Of course. 🙂

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…why do we care what Cassius Marsh has to say, again?

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we shouldn’t. I hope young Pats players don’t either.

hugo #FreeBoney
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Coach Belichick wouldn’t let him play Magic in meetings?

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Its not magic, they’re illusions.

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Then NE wins a championship this year and all the kudos of “The Patriot Way” come rolling back.

Life is predictable…

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they aint winning a championship for a longgggg time.. that window slammed shut I’m afraid. Get used to the Pats of the 90’s again.

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LOL Have you seen the AFC?

hugo #FreeBoney
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Can we have the electric blue and 3-D jersey numbers back?

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Smart wants to get paid. I was hoping the combination of not a lot of $ out there plus better RFAs, would mean no offers for him. But I’m starting to think he’s gone. Looking at the Cs recent draft, I’m guessing Ojeleye was a hedge against not re-signing Smart (physical wing who can defend multiple positions).

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I still hope they can find a way to keep Smart, and move Rozier, rather than vice versa. There’s only one ball. And Smart doesn’t need it to make an impact but Rozier does.

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If Smart leaves then Rozier gets all the backup point minutes. In which case we should probably expect the identical scenario play out after next season – Rozier signing elsewhere because Cs won’t match offer sheet from another team.

Pick 27 this year will most likely be best available point.

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oh….and WAKE UP!!!!

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Cavs vs Warriors in the finals? Shocking!!!

“No it’s not.”
-A. Silver

Jon has had this right for the past 3 years.

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Caps will win game 2 in Vegas.

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They better or it’s pretty much over. And they’ll on the wrong side of history where they’ll be forever known as the team that lost to a true expansion team in the SCF.

BOLD prediction: The winner of Game 2 will win the Cup.

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Caps are winning it all even though you them to lose.

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Wow, I missed the third quarter. What happened?

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Houston lost.

MattDog #FreeBoney
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They missed 27 3’s in a row? You can’t win that way. I guess the old hockey saying “win the 3rd, win the game” applies here.

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The Celtics should know – 7/39 from three in game 7….

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Cassius Marsh talking crap is about as upsetting as this
https://gfycat.com/AngelicSmoggyAnnelida

😛

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Hahahaha…and there is Lordy defending Marsh. That brings back memories.

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A wild game 1 in the SCF.

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Isn’t that an oxymoron of an oxymoron?

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Nobody cares about frozen rubber disk-ball outside of Canada/D.C. and Canadian tourists in Vegas!

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Heathen!!!!!

MattDog #FreeBoney
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MattDog #FreeBoney

Mountie!

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Wow, is Golden State gonna lose?

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no not since you just asked that

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I hope not but I’m still going with anyone but Lebron!

MattDog #FreeBoney
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But I think they might pull this out.

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Completely forgot about that.

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The thing with Cassius Marsh is that a guy who got dealt for a 5th and 7th at cut down from Seattle and then got released 2 months later, really doesn’t have any credibility. Seems the only reason SF gave him $7.7M over 2 years (not a huge deal but not a deserved one), is that they had money to burn. It really just looks like sour gripes.

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Somebody quoted him in the comments section on ESPN from Sept 2017: ” “It’s just a different style of coaching. It’s more straight to business. Just a different style. Over there (Seattle), it’s a lot more about fun. It’s a lot more light-hearted. It’s lot more like college. I feel like this is the ultimate pro’s pro team. Every team I’m sure and every organization is different, but here, they take their ball seriously. Losses are rare here, and there’s a reason for that. It’s because they come in every day with a very serious agenda to get better.” The… Read more »

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Well part of his problem seems to be how he was used, but he had 3 sacks in Seattle in 3 seasons and they obviously looked at him in camp in that role and decided he was expendable. And now considering that he is up to a whopping 6 sacks for his career, it’s not really a “told ya so”.

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Winning is hard in the NFL. 7 consecutive appearances in the AFC championship means you have to forgo “fun” and be focused.

Also, he’s not the first to say NE is not a fun org. Why a depth player’s comments are generating this much buzz is beyond me.

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my thoughts exactly. I saw his comments and said who cares he is a loser. I guess it is a slow time of year and people need to talk about something for some reason