Y Factors 2019: Patriots at Jets

-by DNOMN8R314

Meet the new Jets, not quite the same as the older new Jets.

Since their Week 3 meeting in Foxboro, the Jets have regained anointed franchise quarterback Sam Darnold and big-money free agent signing linebacker C.J. Mosley from injury. As the Patriots’ opponents will be upgraded on both sides of the ball, they’ll know not to take them lightly, especially after the Jets upset Dallas last week. In New England, the wide receivers are still banged up, the tight ends are also hurt, but Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are still Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. This combination should make for an intense Monday night, and for the Patriots to finish on top, they’ll need contributions from, say:

Tomlinson the tank engine: Matt LaCosse and Ryan Izzo have both been ruled out with injuries, leaving only Benjamin Watson and Eric Tomlinson available at tight end. While Watson spent camp with the team, Tomlinson is a new Patriot, having spent tenures with both the Jets and Giants as a blocking tight end. His blocking will be vital if the Patriots hope to establish any kind of run game, especially with fullback Jakob Johnson joining fullback James Develin on injured reserve. This will be the first game since 2016 where the Patriots do not have a pure fullback on their active roster, and Tomlinson is expected to be relied on to fill that role.

From takeoff to Elandon: Running back Le’Veon Bell is the Jets’ most talented player, and keeping him limited will be a key part of the Patriots’ game plan. Though shifted to a reserve role this year, Elandon Roberts is still a very good run-stopping linebacker, and it would be unsurprising to see him on the field on rushing downs. The Jets’ offense should still center on Bell despite the team’s confidence in Darnold in the passing game, and that does not simply mean giving him a steady diet of handoffs. Bell is a quality receiving back as well, meaning Roberts will not be the only player relied on to keep the Jets from advancing down the field. Still, Roberts has a role on this defense, and this could easily be the game where that role is called for often.

Repeater Griffin: With Chris Herndon continuing to miss time, the Jets have filled their void at tight end with veteran Ryan Griffin, and the veteran has stepped in well. Though never a statistical nightmare in the receiving game, Griffin has been reliable in the offense, adding to the box score with eight catches for 45 yards and a score through five games. In Week 3, the Patriots limited Griffin to a single catch for five yards, and the tight end is not expected to be a main target of Darnold’s. Whether in trying to get through his blocks or keep Darnold from getting the ball through the air, the Patriots should make sure that no player, even an unheralded veteran tight end, beats them.

A Shilique of terror: Despite being one of the few members of the Patriots’ front seven who has not yet recorded a sack, Shilique Calhoun does appear to be revitalizing his young career in New England’s defense. Calhoun has played in 34 percent of the team’s defensive snaps and, though only recording two tackles so far, has been regularly getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks. If the Patriots are able to take an early lead and force the Jets to pass, Calhoun will be one of the players tasked with keeping Darnold from getting comfortable in the pocket; even if the game is early or not out of hand, Calhoun has already shown his value along the defensive front and should see time on the field. Given the way he’s been playing, it should only be a short time before he finally gets to the quarterback and records the first full sack of his career.

A kick in the gut: Both the Patriots and Jets have suffered from kicking problems in 2019. Stephen Gostkowski was inconsistent before his placement on injured reserve, and replacement veteran Mike Nugent has already missed a pair of scoring kicks in two games. The Jets have cycled through Chandler Catanzaro and Kaare Vedvik before settling on Sam Ficken, who has made all five of his extra points and two of three field goal tries in four games. This does not appear to be a game that either team hopes comes down to a single boot of the football, but if the situation comes, they’ll need to know how best to get the needed points, whether trusting the kicker or keeping the offense on the field. And thus, Belichick’s emphasized importance of special teams comes forth once again.

BoSoxJim TUMS-O-METER Prediction(s!):
1) No Josh Gordon, the running game is non-existent and the offense is trying to battle out injuries. Sam Darnold is back and the Boogeymen are ready. You can bet Brady’s pissed at… something and needs to vent out at someone. Started out this week with a 10 case prediction, now it’s 4 cases. Jets are going to pummel the ground and air but the Patriot missiles wreak havoc and the Iron Dome will rise over New Jersey tomorrow. Ground ’em planes!!!

2) A truckload for you, a truckload for you… a truckload for everyone! Except BSJ. He gets the remaining stocks at once.

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I think it would be interesting to see how many former Pats backup QBs have started in the NFL (since 2001), and compare that with other teams backup QBs.

Pats gotta have the league beat by a pretty wide Margin….

Drew Bledsoe (technically)
Damon Huard
Matt Cassel
Brian Hoyer
Ryan Mallet
Jimmy Garappalo
Jacoby Brissett

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GAME DAY!!!!!

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Wake up!

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UMass only gave up seven touchdowns against another 1-6 team. I think that can be considered improvement.

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I’m beginning to understand why Dino drinks wine by the case.

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As long as he doesn’t drink it by the box. Right Cali?

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Notre Dame only has 100 yards of offense midway through the 4th quarter vs Michigan.

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Another big game choke job.

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I couldn’t be happier. :>D

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Nationals squandered opportunities last night to go up 3-0. Tonight, they are getting pounded and all of a sudden, the WS will be tied 2-2.

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Who needs home-field advantage?

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Looking at the NHL landing page on ESPN. Apparently, there are two types of injuries that you can incur in the NHL: upper body and lower body.

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There is also the mysterious Charlie Horse, though I’ve never met him personally.

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Mr. Ed’s brother.

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Interesting day. OU lost, Kemba found his shot, Osemele got whacked by the Jets…am I missing anything?

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Pulisic hat trick. Only the 2nd American ever to score a hat trick in Premier League!

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Little known fact: I was the first.

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Good job, MAC Dempsey! 🙂

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🙂

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For some reason, I thought you were Latvian. Color me embarrassed….

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England upset New Zealand in World Cup rugby.

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Dang. New Zealand hadn’t lost a World Cup match in, like, 80 years or something….

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Celtics win!!! TacoMan with 4 points, 3 rebounds in 4 minutes of play.

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I still can’t believe that Bennett, under contract for 1.5 more years at reasonable money, was only worth a 7th rounder to any other team.

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Bruins beat the Blues……….one game too late.

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I’m still not over game 7.

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Same here…

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I was a bit disappointed. Then I thought of brownies, and I felt better.

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What was in the Brownies?

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Well, I am in Colorado….

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Rocky Mountain Oysters?

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Rocky Mountain Oysters only go with donuts.

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To make Rocky Mountain Oysters, it takes balls….

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Nuts to that.

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This Celtics team is fun to watch!

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DINGOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!! Bjork calling Orson- come in Orson!

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Game over.

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Can the Skins trade us Trent Williams, please?

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Anyway, time to go make dinner for my father. He gets grumpy when he is hungry. And pretty much the rest of the time, too.

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It’s one of the pleasures of getting old. Enjoy, Dino!

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Hummmmm. BC just allowed a FG

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Tomorrow may be the beginning of the Danny Etling Era in Atlanta!

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the new Brady

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Giannis at the buzzer to tie the game. OT next

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TD is coming for Clemson

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DINGOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL! Pastrnutz!

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I miss Josh Gordon already.

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You’ll take Sanu..and LIKE IT!!!!!
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And SMILE ABOUT IT!!!!!

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I’m happy to have Sanu! Just wish Gordon could be there with him.

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Unless Sean Payton has gone mad, Teddy Bridgewater should be starting for the Saints at home against the lowly Cardinals tomorrow. Drew Brees doesn’t need to play this week, and next week is their bye.

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Speculation. We’ll see tomorrow.

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It is a report

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That much is true.

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Let’s go BC! Don’t get blown out in the first 5 minutes!

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3 and out to start the game

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Such optimism!!!

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LSU wins. Has 2 weeks to get ready for Alabama.

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LSU doing their K-State impression. Letting it slip late.

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For decades, LSU has always had clock management issues. Must be the Cajun food and swamps.

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LS … ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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With Oklahoma’s loss, LSU has a golden opportunity to jump into the CFB playoff picture if they beat Auburn.

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Ooooooooooooooooooooook-lahoma, where your playoff hopes went up in flames………

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Jordan Matthews cut by SF———>

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Matt Ryan out for tomorrow- Schaub will start.

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Etling promoted from PS

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if only etling would start- there would be 4 former pats qbs starting tomorrow

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Drew Brees starting tomorrow.

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I hate you App St.

Parlay dead on the 1st game by half a f’ing point. LOL.

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You get too emotional about these things- it’s just a game.

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Well, not when there is money involved. 😉

It was just a $10 7-teamer (lottery ticket)

The rest of the week has been going well

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Parlay Vous Francais instead.

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lol, the usa chant going on in london

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HAT TRICK!!!!

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WOOOOOOWWWWWW

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I agree with your sentiment. Hope he’s not wasted on USMNT. They have some good young talent but they don’t seem to play well together.

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this the gayest halftime show I’ve ever seen.. and it’s in Texas..

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Am I the only one watching “Two Robbies ride a bull together”?

This is almost as weird as the monday night halftime show

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LOL, it was kinda weird.

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ha.. American chelsea fans going berserk in LA… lol

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correction: Austin

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Both, actually. I went to the one at the Cask N’ Flagon in March. It is a helluva good time. We got 4 free drinks, free food, and one item of Premier League Merch. My Irish buddy got on TV next to that cute blondie girl. I’m hoping they come back to Boston this season.

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Actually, it was unlimited free drinks because people kept on giving us their drink cards. Also got our picture taken with the trophy.

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PULISIC SCORES HIS FIRST PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL!!! GO HUG A CHELSEA FAN!!!!!!

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AND HIS SECOND GOAL!!!!

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wow…. just wow

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He’s playing great.

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I hope he’s not wasted on the USMNT… what a disappointment they are.

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@JosinaAnderson
Sources close to WR Josh Gordon feel Gordon will be ready in 1 to 2 weeks, and at that time expect Gordon will be waived off the #Patriots.

I’m still so confused by this

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I think it was a combination of him not performing, and a bunch of young players appearing ready to contribute at WR. He ended up being a casualty of a too-large WR stable.

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Ya the “he’s not the same player anymore” argument doesn’t work for me. I still think he’d be their 2nd best receiver when healthy. Putting a lot of stock in Sanu picking up the offense right away and Brady trusting Meyers and Harry. Plus if Edelman goes down, you are looking at one of the worst receiving corps in the league.
And it doesn’t explain why they wouldn’t allow him to get healthy, yet Lacosse and Izzo are still on the roster. Did Gordon not contribute more than those JAGs.?

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I suspect they didn’t think he could get healthy enough to help this season. Probably healthy enough to play at half speed, and tough it out, but not healthy enough to excel.

I respect the guy for playing hurt, and trying to help the team. But, it’s a business, and the Patriots aren’t overly sentimental about these things. One year contract as well.

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I understand it is a business. but this Minor injury designation to force him through waivers is a little bit rude even for BB standards.

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I’m just guessing here, but that part of it could have been in conjunction with Gordon. They call it a season ending injury, and Josh is pretty much done playing for the year. This way Gordon can pick up with another team and play the game he hopefully loves.

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he just wasn’t producing.. I’m not saying he’s not good, or better than other WRs..

He just wasn’t catching footballs and gaining yards on offense. It sucks, but the production just wasn’t there.

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The IR designation allows the team to fill the roster spot. They can place the player on IR if they are not able to immediately participate, and they’re gone for 8 games (practice after 6 weeks.)

They can also put the player on IR for a minor injury, but, they have to release him once he’s healthy. I’m assuming this is Gordon’s case.

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ESPN reported that Patriots did use the minor injury designation.

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Adam Schefter

@AdamSchefter
Per Kelechi Osemele’s agents: Osemele’s surgery went well yesterday, but damage to shoulder was more extensive than anticipated. His representatives and NFLPA are now considering specific action against the Jets’ team doctor for violations of State Medical Board Regulations.

Jets are in TROUBLE! Dock them a first round pick!

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They really screwed up.

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Why OSU-WIS wasn’t moved to later in the day is a head scratcher.

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Grant Williams, 22 mins last night – could he turn into Brown and Tatum’s “Draymond Green”?

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6 offensive boards. He can move his feet on D, sets picks, hustles. I’d much rather have him around than fricking Kanter.

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So who would you pick as your FF 2nd QB: Cousins, Brisketman, or Rivers?

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That’s tough. I’d rank them: 1) Brisket 2) Cousins 3) Rivers.

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I’m sure you all will be relieved to know that the Nuggets are 2-0….

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Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…..

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Nationals with a lot of wasted opportunities tonight.

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Hello

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signs of life!

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any night crowd out there?

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Halloween weekend bruh about to head out.

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halloween isnt until next thursday! thats next weekend bruh! haha whats your costume?