Press Release: Brady 6 Sequel in Production

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Following in the path of the ESPN Documentary “The Brady 6” and on the heels of the hugely successful series “The Last Dance,” producers are now planning the next big ESPN documentary series, “The Stidham 166, 66 and 6th.”

The project, originally intended as a comeback collaboration written by Shane Black and to be produced by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin with Michael Bay directing, has now been left in the capable hands of a guy named Stan.

“We’ll draw on the newest of innovations,” a producer (who wished to remain anonymous) said. “With the NFL draft this year and coronavirus and all that, we realized: why send a film crew when the participants can just have family and friends film this for us or even just film it themselves?” The unique production style has obvious advantages during the ongoing pandemic, “I can make this film without leaving my Soho loft or even getting out of bed,” the producer went on to say. “Not to mention having to go to all those bake sales to try to raise a budget.”

The six part series will focus on the rise of Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham from being the 133rd selection in the 2019 draft to the heir apparent of Tom Brady, and will juxtapose his meteoric breakthrough in 2020 with, not just the 33 QBs (picks 100-132) selected before, but ALSO the 33 QBs (picks 134-166) selected after the 133rd pick in the draft.

“But instead of simply focusing on one draft year,” said Stan. “We’re going to do TWENTY YEARS of the draft from 1998 to2017.”

Reached by phone, ESPN Vice President of Films Amy James said,”We’re marginally aware of this project and have all the faith in the world that its low production value will ably meet our sliding standards of content by the time, and if it’s ever ready for release in any coherent form.”

Producers plan to highlight the top five career passing yardage leaders from the group of Kirk Cousins, Aaron Brooks, Kyle Orton, David Garrard, and Dak Prescott as not only being the only 15000+ career yardage passers but the only 10000+ career yardage passer and the only 5000+ career yardage passers.

“We’ll also focus on the careers of the next SIX, with Seneca Wallace, A.J. Feeley, Sage Rosenfels, Chris Weinke, John Skelton, and Dan Orlovsky rounding out the group as the only members with 3000+ yards and over 10 career starts,” Stan went on to state.

“One of the most fascinating interviews was with Kyle Orton who shed amazing insight on the situation by stating, ‘If I could pass for an NFL quarterback playing for Josh McDaniels then pretty much anyone could’,” Stan enthusiastically relayed. “And viewers will also be amazed at just how much he’s grown out the neck beard now.”

“We’ll highlight the ‘Median Production’ player of the group, Falcons QB Kurt Kittner, drafted 158th in 2003 who went 44 of 114 for 391 yards with two TDs and six interceptions over four games in his lone season in Atlanta… and (of course) in the NFL!”

“We’ll highlight the ‘Median Pick’ of the group, Vikings QB Jon David Booty, selected 137th in 2008. A 1st Team All-Pac 10 player out of USC who threw for over 6000 yards in the NCAA and won two Rose Bowls with the Trojans, Booty was the third string QB (behind Gus Frerotte and Tavaris Jackson) as a rookie, was released in final cutdowns the following year, signed to the practice squad, released, signed to the Tennessee practice squad, signed to a futures contract by Houston, released at cutdown, and finished his NFL career never having taken a single snap,” the anonymous producer explained. “We still have hours upon hours of original footage of him packing and unpacking over and over and over… it’s riveting stuff.”

Another player to be featured as the film’s “Moonlight Graham” character will be Harry Ingle Martin IV, the 148th pick out of Furman, whose only ever game appearance was on New Year’s Eve 2006 in a 26-7 Green Bay Packers victory at Soldier Field over the Chicago Bears. Martin emerged from the bench to take the final two kneel downs for Brett Favre and rode off victoriously into the sunset. Stan explains, “The thing that really ties that analogy together is that he is currently in his 13th year of Chiropractic College at the University of Guatemala.”

Other interesting tidbits the producers plan to include: Over half (29 of the 55) the players in the group had fewer than 1000 career passing yards, twenty-six (26) had fewer than 200 career passing yards, and fifteen (15) never completed an NFL pass.

There was the same chance in this group of not even having ever made an NFL roster as there was of accumulating one full season (16 G) of career NFL starts (10 each). From there, there was a 9.1% chance of accumulating two full seasons of career NFL starts. And a 5.5% chance of becoming Pro Bowler.

The production will also focus on the next twenty years of Stidham’s career and the success (or lack thereof) of the QBs selected in that range over that time frame. “There’s a wonderful numerical symmetry,” Stan interjected. “The 133rd pick, the thirty-three before and after. The sixty-six around ‘Stid’ to the 166th. No other QB was selected 133rd in that time frame. And Stid will only be the sixth QB from this twenty year grouping to ever start at least two full seasons in the NFL over the course of his entire career! Hence 166, 66 and 6th.”

The series is currently scheduled for release in April of 2040.

“There’s pretty much a feeling here we won’t even exist by then and… oh gotta go, I’m late for a ZOOM,” James said.

However, filmmakers are cautioning that not all of your favorite players from this group will be featured. “I can’t guarantee we’ll find all 55 players,” the anonymous producer stated. “We know where some are but a lot of the others… well, that’s really a whole hell of a lot of bridges to look under.”

(Correction: In the fourth paragraph, the word “meteoric” was misused for the intended “mediocre.”)

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Gronk has a tv show?

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https://youtu.be/aR9h3d_4NGA?t=7

New NFL overtime rules by the year 2030.

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The new onside proposal is more fan-centric and should be appealing to fans in general. I am surprised to see comments on the contrary here. I must be missing something.

The way I see it, this rule would increase the probability of a possession more than an onside kick would. This would engage fans more than a typical onside kick would. Also opens up new possibilities for the offense to get creative. Why is that a negative?

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I like it as well

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What’s more exciting than watching 22 athletes scramble for 1 loose football that, because of it’s shape, tends to bounce funny.

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I used to agree, but the bastardization of the rule the last couple years negates it for me. Also, hi Clark.

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Watching 22 children do it in a school yard. Watching 22 fat guys do it in mud. Watching 22 chicks in bikinis do it in jello. That’s 3 things right there. Let’s make it a sport and bet on it– it only requires the most minimum of skill any way..

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If they go ahead and make the change then I’m not going to cry about it. Adapt or die. I just think that the rules in general keep going in the offense’s favor and the defense keeps getting more pressure on them to produce with the deck stacked against them. But i do think the new rules they put in place for the onsides kick are bullshit. It was fine the way it was. Did they players have a safety issue with it? if not, don’t change it

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But we live in an era where there is a push for continuous change. Some changes are for better, some for worse. Right now, I am not seeing a convincing argument yet why the new onside kick rules would be detrimental to the game nor fan support.

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I don’t have a problem with changing the rule, the current onside kick sucks. I have an issue with this developing notion that offenses that are staging a comeback deserve a chance to complete it. Putting another piece of this process into the hands of the offense is just kind of boring to me. It’s in a similar vein to the complaints that Mahomes didn’t get to touch the ball in OT of the AFCCG two years ago.

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Interestingly, I did not equate this rule with the overtime rules. The overtime rules to support a second chance crowd is a weird one since it involves procedural changes. I am not not in favor of that one. By contrast, the onside kick was meant to give the offense a chance to score. I sense that the onside kick has hit the glass ceiling with teams efficiently defending it and has virtually guaranteed minimal successful recoveries. The new rule makes it more competitive.

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i dont like this, too much tweaking with the rules, do they get input from coaches on this?

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This makes it even more horrible.

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it says the owners will vote on it tomorrow, i hope they reach out to the coaches to get some perspective

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I doubt they listened to the coaches on the previous onside kick rule change, not optimistic that they will this time.

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They do need to make a few timing tweaks to end of game. That deal where they could intentionally take penalties and trade yards for a minute.

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Anything for more ad revenue and scoring. This was supposed to be below rondo’s comment.

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Yeah, the comment order is always messed up.

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“Under the current rules, a team that scores a touchdown to make it a one-possession game with 0:01 remaining on the clock has no chance, because an onside kick would use that last second. With the untimed onside kick alternative, that team would have a chance.”

And why does this team deserve a chance? Because they scored? This is asinine.

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Agreed. I don’t mind using a play to replace the onside kick. But it has to be structured to mirror the odds of an onside kick. This kind of thing doesn’t.

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Why? What Natural Law is broken if it doesn’t?

Was always a very generous– and totally manufactured– rule that allowed on-sides kicks to begin with.

If you catch the ball just as it goes through the basket and throw it off an opponent before you hit the ground, you get another position…

WTF?

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Not true. A team under the current rule could recover the on-sides kick and run it for a TD. And they’d roughly have as much a chance of that happening as they are to convert 15 yards and then score on one play from their own… what is it 25 yard line?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4Km5OKZlp0

Apparently the NFL is shooting for this ^^^

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A successfully converted onside kick is kind of fun to watch though. I guess I’m one of the few remaining who don’t mind the actual foot kicking the ball part of the game.

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It can be and is definitely exciting when it happens… 7% of the time. The other 93% where a little dribbler falls into a guys hands who methodically takes a knee? Not so much.

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They should be hard to pull off. 7% sounds fine to me. Does every play have to be offensive eye candy? And who exactly is pushing so hard for this new rule? The fans? The players? If you want to create a new sport, then use the XFL for that. At some point the game is what it is.

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They change rules all the time. And, yes, when you change something you should be trying to make it more fair, accurate and/or exciting. The only reason the on-side kick exists to begin with is to give the a team a last ditch chance to try to tie or win a game so that the results don’t necessarily become foregone conclusions well before the game is over. So if there is a more exciting device, offensive “eye candy” why not use it?

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By official rule (which seem to be losing their importance by the year/month) unlike a punt, kickoffs are a live ball after 10 yards. That’s what created the drama at the end of a close game.

Networks seem to prefer to create drama instead of covering the drama as it actually happens. They would rather tell you what is dramatic and have you agree with them.

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Rules always lose their importance by the year when they’re limiting or outdated.

They’ve changed the “official rules” how many times over the decades just on kickoffs alone? How many times have they changed it just in the last 5 years?

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Faux safety concerns. Which if they really cared about safety then we’d not have Thursday night football weekly though-out the season.
This is lawyers influencing the rules. Lawyers have ruined everything else so why not football?

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Not having to field the ball and “take a knee” in the end zone has nothing to do with safety. It was an old antiquated rule. There’s lots of reasons to change rules. The safety stuff, faux or not, isn’t going away. So if something that is designed solely as “what created the drama at the end of a close game” and it no longer really does because of other rule changes, you need another rules change to find something that creates that drama. And, coming full circle, that was the only purpose of the kickoff remaining a live ball.… Read more »

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft struck an optimistic, cooperative tone in a Fox News interview on Tuesday night. “We’re preparing to hopefully play football this fall. We’re working hand-in-hand with our [players] union. We believe we’re developing protocols that allow us to do it in a safe way, looking out first for our players and our personnel, and then of course, the fans. I believe we can do it.”

Of course you do. America loves football and there isn’t much 32 billionaires can’t accomplish.

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Well, he’s not from Texas or Florida, so he can’t be any good, right? Right? 20 out of the 50, yikes.

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LOL @ Saquon Barkley sittin’ at #13….

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13 out of about 1000 is still a pretty good spot to be.

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Yowza – the masks with valves actually work opposite of a simple face covering. The valves filter what you breathe in, but shoot out your exhale. Talk about not what we want….

I expect the “don’t tread on me!” folks to change their stance on not wearing masks, and start wearing the masks with valves, because as we’ve seen – it’s all about them, to hell with everyone else

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I’m normally happy to mock certain Trumpish people, but I’m just not seeing the Trumpers as the one wearing the masks with valves. I’ve seen a lot of the masks with valves advertised for sale on the internet, but I’ve seen zero in real life being used as PPE against the virus.

There are plenty of real things to mock each other for, no need to reach for the “maybes.”

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I’m 1,000% sure that every single non trumpish people are wearing some type of mask. Which would definitely be wrong. Where I work I see individuals of all types of parties and most of them don’t wear masks. It’s not just those of a certain affiliation. Attacking just one affiliation as the problem and/or root cause is wrong.

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Stop it with logic and factual statements, this is a sports blog where emotional hyperbolic responses reign. The next thing you are going to tell me is that there is no hypocrisy on someone telling you what to do with your body by wearing a mask that may or may not help in possibly infecting someone with a disease that kills less than 1% of the population and at the same time keep your mouth shut when a woman says it’ her body ad she can kill a living human with 100% certainty. America, where you can always buy cigarettes… Read more »

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You keep parroting the same old single note tune, it’s about more than the single result of death. It’s about more than your disdain for certain people’s lifestyles.

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It’s the only tune that really matters. People get sick every day by the thousands for all kinds of things but 40M people do have to file for unemployment for it and thousands if not tens of thousands of business owners have to lose everything for it. My wife’s studio opened last week and a representative from the health department came by to see the safety protocol which is. 1. Electrostatic spraying 2. Thermal heat scan 3. sanitized hands (And this is before they even enter the floor to exercise in) 4. Face mask When the HD official saw all… Read more »

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As opposed to the man who doesn’t understand statistics, probability, epidemiology and genetics. I’m not a fan of the anonymous downvote. I’ll respond with words, or not at all.

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AGE
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65 – 74 years old
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75+ years old
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These are the only “statistics” I care about. Everybody gets sick otherwise and for the record I’m an expert on health and fitness come talk to me when you are.

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i upvoted this one The CDC said for months the virus lives on surfaces, then said last week, nope it doesnt The CDC says testing the way to go, now they are saying getting multiple tests might be better, because the first one could be wrong and this https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/499085-cdc-acknowledges-mixing-up-coronavirus-testing-data i have been careful and do wear a mask, even though Dr. Fauci said a mask was not needed back in March the governor of MA lied saying we need to flatten the curve to not overwhelm the hospitals, they were never in danger of being overwhelmed i still cant get… Read more »

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They are so full of SHIT. They keep jumping from rock to rock on this. A month or two months ago the World Health Organization said Mask doesn’t do much, now they are saying it might but it’s not conclusive. There are doctors who claim it helps and other doctor that claim it doesn’t. So much for science, it’s constantly changing from day to day, week to week and month to month. But here’s what’s not changing the death rate and the fact that if you are healthy, young and are not disposed to chronic health problems that may or… Read more »

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My town’s kind of weird. It’s a small rich old liberal person town. One one side of town is the overpriced grocery store, they clean the place, wash down carts, everyone wears a mask, there are one way aisles designated. Curbside pickup are available at most of the stores… On the other side of town is a little convenience mart where the trades folk stop for an even more overpriced 3,000 calorie breakfast and lunch. A bunch of overweight men just walking around without masks like it’s nothing. No concern they might spread the virus to the little old lady… Read more »

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Or maybe we could try to find common ground and not mock each other. Crazy concept but worth a shot.

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Watching the 2008 Sox Angels ALDS game two in Fenway. (on right now on NESN)

Manny butchers the fielding in left and gives up the lead. Sox at bat, and the kid takes the foul ball away from Angel’s catcher, the crowd goes wild and stays wild until Lowell ties it up.

I can’t even imagine that game played without a crowd.

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Precisely. The momentum swing the fans can influence is going to be missed and will make the games feel a whole lot different than what we’ve seen in the past.

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Bayern beat Dortmund yesterday on the biggest game after Covid, but with crowd it could have been different.
Dortmund stadium (Signal Iduna Park) has one of the most electric environments in sports. One part of their stadium is known as “Yellow Wall”.

Borussia Dortmund Fans incredible atmosphere in Signal Iduna Park
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvQUnTNVBBc&t=97s

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About the soccer games without noise, the home factor is gone:

22 games played
3 wins by home teams
7 tied games
12 wins by away teams

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Did the favorites win mostly? What’s the normal home win percentage?

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Just generally, I’m not asking you to dig into the exact stats.

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The discrepancy is too big right now, usually the home factor gives better odds in soccer

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on the last week before Covid

3 wins by home teams
4 tied games
2 wins by away teams

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Leverkusen yesterday got ouplayed by Wolfsburg at home by 1-4, and they were ahead on the table.

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People tend to minimize homefield advantage. The whole point of playing at home is the psychological pressure from 100000+ screaming humans that forces an away team to make more mistakes. Without that pressure teams now compete on purely technical basis.

If the Patriots play against the Chiefs and Seahawks without the crowd, I’m not sure I would automatically award those games to the Chief or Seahawks.

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It’s hard to gauge anything from last year as it was such an anomaly of events. They had a monster defense, but the offense could never get fully get off the ground. Every time they started to, something would shut it down (Wynn’s ankle injury, Sanu’s ankle injury, Antonio Brown’s brain, Gordon’s everything…).

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The schedule of crap teams at the start and good teams at the end made it tough as well. Was hard to gauge how good they really were, how much was the injuries, the play calling, the personnel. Just a bit frustrating, although I still did enjoy the season.

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not really a monster defense after the first 8 games

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I assume Guy, Allen & Butler are locks for DL. But it’ll be super interesting to see if one of the rookies (Coe or Murray) can beat out Cowart for that last position. I’m thinking this is the end for Wise. For whatever reason, he hasn’t really found his place here. Although I think he can play, and could do well on other teams.

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Wise impresses me once in a while, but then I don’t notice him for long stretches.

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Wise place was originally rotational DE but that became more sub rusher last year. The problem for him is that he’s caught now in a changing D front. At the same time, he and Calhoun are the only guys for that role as they’re moving away from using traditional DE. But at 3/5T, that’s an area where they could use an addition. Seems otherwise like they would really counting on young unproven players. And Guy is starting to get up there and it’s not like Beau Allen has some amazing track record or has ever played a primary role either…… Read more »

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From Jim’s post below about Brady trusting, or not trusting his receivers. I don’t think Tom refused to throw to any receivers because of trust issues. Tom has always thrown to the guy who makes the correct defensive read, adjusts their route and gets to the expected spot. I can think of a few plays where a receiver (specifically Meyers was flat out open across the flat) but… Brady was under some stupid pressure, and I’m unaware of what kind of view Brady had of the field. I also don’t know if adjusting the route to come across the flat,… Read more »

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Man I can’t forget that play in Houston when Brady signaled Meyers to head down the sideline and instead he came back…infuriating.

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I bet that didn’t bother Brady at all.

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That was Dorsett. It wasn’t the first time Dorsett did something like that. In the Ravens game it cost them an intentional grounding.

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Oh sorry, the Meyers play was also in the Houston game. Man, that game featured f#$% ups by Dorsett, Harry and Meyers.

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Except that insider piece that came out a couple months ago where someone recounted Tom saying he wouldn’t throw to “so and so” if JMD put him out there in the game. We all knew it was the case. And it was evident.

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Citation? Context? Situational? I’m not disagreeing with you, but “someone recounted that Tom said so and so” is all kind of fuzzy.

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Ya, I know. I remember feeling vindicated when I read that. It was quite certain in confirming this idea. But I didn’t save the article, and I can’t remember who said it.

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No biggie. Just wondering if he was talking about a specific rookie for a specific week, because he was late to practice or something.

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No, he was talking about younger players in general… on the whole.

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No, he was talking about underperforming receivers over his entire career with NE.

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from NESN…. Brady revealed Wednesday morning on SiriusXM’s “Howard Stern Live” what he would tell Patriots head coach Bill Belichick about wide receivers who were underperforming in New England’s offense. “I would say, ‘I don’t have any trust that this guy can help us win the game,’ ” Brady said. “I’ve definitely expressed my opinion to say ‘If you put him out there, I’m not going to throw him the ball.’ The whole team is trusting me to do what’s right by the team, so you can’t put someone out there who I don’t believe in. Because if I don’t… Read more »

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No, that was what Brady said in the Howard Stern interview. Right out of his mouth. And it confirmed what many had suspected.

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Well, that’s unfortunate.

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Brady was talking about receivers he has encountered over his entire career (wasn’t talking just about this season). He also said that Belichick agreed with him when they discussed them. This season, if they were on the field, ran the right routes and got open (assuming Brady hadn’t found another guy to throw to before he got to them in his progression..or had the time to get to them in his progression), he threw to them. By the end of the season, Dorsett and Meyers were 4th and 5th on the depth chart. Meyers didn’t get much (if at all)… Read more »

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If anybody can show specific examples of Brady not throwing to open receivers, feel free to do so.

Intentionally not throwing to them and not because he threw to someone else that was ahead of them in his progression, or he was under pressure.

Game pass is free until the end of the month.

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The “examples” we often see on the twitter feed are always annoying and misleading in that a freeze-frame seldom accurately portrays a play.

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You need to see how the play develops. A lot of times defenders will leave a receiver if they know the QB is going to a different one.

Happened in the Ravens game. If you just look at a freeze frame, it appears that Dorsett is wide open deep, when in reality, Thomas had broken off Dorsett and went after the receiver Brady was throwing to (because Brady knew that Thomas, and another DB, had Dorsett deep).

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Well, my total snaps under center theory might be blown up, with 50% under center. I say might be blown up, because it only goes back to 2016. The 2019 shotgun = pass was more predictable than most of the league, but not all that much more on a percentage basis. 10% more predictable than average. The under center = run was pretty much the same as the league average. 1% less predictable than average. So, revising/changing my theory to it probably depended more on the running back groupings for the run or pass play last year, as the shotgun… Read more »

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But the choice of shotgun vs under center, run vs pass etc. reflects the personnel.
James White is a difficult matchup because of the shotgun formation. You can bring him in or flex him out to get the matchups he eats up. If he releases out of the backfield, he’s on linebackers immediately.
The usage of these players doesn’t exist in a vacuum, it’s derived from their skillsets.

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Agreed, and it also depends on the opponent. Part of it was Michel’s inability to catch anything but a perfect soft pass.

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From a discussion earlier… I’m hoping there might be a lot more snaps under center this year, to make the whole offense less predictable. I don’t have stats but it seemed Brady was in shotgun on every play last year, something they did much less frequently just a few years ago. – Kerthwap I’m currently going over every play on offense last season (working backwards from the Titans playoff game) because I’m sick of hearing people (on Twitter) bitch about how Brady refused to throw to open receivers because he didn’t trust them (mainly Meyers, Dorsett and Harry). Of course… Read more »

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Rewatching the Ravens and Chiefs games hurt. Those games could have gone the other way. They shot themselves in the foot many times in Baltimore and got hosed by the refs in the Chiefs game (and shot themselves in the foot).

2 years in and Michel is still a non-factor in the passing game (actually he was a liability in the final game vs the Dolphins). I better stop talking about Michel or I’ll never get any sleep. I’ll just leave it at this for now….I was right about everything I said about him. 🙂

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welcome back Jim!! And that’s some hard work right there, interesting results.
It looks like they tried going that run-heavy style going into the playoffs again, which obviously didn’t work

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Jim, you are a mental case….in a good way 😛
BUT
Here is a handy little link to find that info
Snap under center and snaps from shotgun
It also lists the run rates and pass rates from each.
-You can go weekly, yearly or tally them up as the season goes on or change the scenarios and go into more details
https://www.sharpfootballstats.com/snap-rates–shotgun-v-under-center–off-.html

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For the season
– The Patriots went 50% from shotgun and 50% from under center.

Run rate under center 67%
Run rate from shotgun 15%
Pass rate from under center 33%
Pass rate from shotgun 85%

The Ravens are the only team in the NFL that doesn’t tip their play when in shotgun while most teams pass over 75%-85% of the time from shotgun with 6 teams in the 65% to 74% range
The Raiders pass a whopping 95% from shotgun.

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I already had all the data collected for those games. Just had to add everything up. 🙂

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Welcome back Jimbo (forgot to say that the other day).

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If this is Tiger Feet, I’m not sharing any more recipes with you.

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I’ve already done my quarterly Tiger Feet link.

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If Josh Uche gets #85, can we call him Uche Cinco?

(I know he can’t get #85. Work with me here.)

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A switch to TE is in the works just for you.

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I’d like to formally announce that after reading Mike Reiss’ article on undrafted DL Bill Murray that I promise I will not make a single pun due to his name.

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It just doesn’t matter! Because that mustache…

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Nice Meatballs reference Bones.

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I look forward to the day when he sacks Tanner Morgan and tells him:
In the immortal words of Jean-Paul Sartre: ‘Au revoir, gopher!’

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You made the Practice Squad!!

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Woohoo!!! Time to earn that $2500 paycheck!

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Id bill Mac!

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Annnnnd…cut again.

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Never brag about making the team when Belichick’s the coach

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I will make all the puns, I will use every movie quote possible.

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Evening, everyone. I see Jamie Graham is still atop the singles standings in the American Cornhole League….

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Feeling ok?

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Feeling pretty dang good, actually, thanks. It took a while to get the lungs back to the point where I don’t think about my next breath, but I’m at the point where I’m walking 1+ miles each day and working at the store without restrictions. Doing yard work, too, which I’m appreciative of a lot more than ever. Probably 90% back to normal 🙂

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Good to hear.

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Great to hear, Fro!

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I’m happy to hear that, man.

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This NHL playoff format is crazy. Clearly they wanted to get more big market teams in the tournament. Don’t really see how it helps the Bruins. They have by far the most points but still have to play in a seedings game? And does it really help that they get a bye while other teams get a best of 5? Feel like that’s gonna help good teams knock off the rust.

O well. If it means playoff hockey I’ll take it. The crowds will be missed.

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I watched a bit of the soccer games in Germany the first day. If you watched it on mute, the lack of a crowd isn’t weird (we’ve all seen a Rays game!). But with the sound on, because there’s no crowd noise…. you hear the communication between the players, the coaches yelling, and the echoes. That was the eerie part.

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Today’s Bundesliga games I watched on Fox Sports instead of BT. The Fox broadcasts pumped in crowd noise, Colts-style. Even though it was stupidly fake, I still preferred it over silence.

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Some sports it will matter more. Basketball in particular will suffer without a crowd since you all you’re gonna hear is squeaking sneakers.

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And the occasional f-bomb.

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This is going to entail working with their production crews to fill that void using both both audio and digital mediums.

There are so many creative things they could do to not just mask the difference but enhance the viewing experience. Hopefully they go outside the box.

Also, they are going to need to find ways to work sponsorship into it, even more than what they had before, in new and different ways. Squeezing every dollar out will be key.

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I love it – I thought the season was over.

A rested Chara, Bergeron, Krejci, and most importantly Rask could mean another Cup run

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I’m glad they’re bringing it back I just don’t know where this 24 team playoff came from.

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I’m hoping there might be a lot more snaps under center this year, to make the whole offense less predictable. I don’t have stats but it seemed Brady was in shotgun on every play last year, something they did much less frequently just a few years ago.

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I think that is a good point and I agree.

Brady with his lack of mobility and his ability to get rid of the ball quickly was a better fit for the shotgun. Stidham might be able to avoid the rush by scrambling and may not need the shotgun as much. We will find out.

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We all matter even the old people. Some health issues like asthma genetic factors and are hereditary. I does not all have to do with the way you take care of yourself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYETHsxAv8c

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Who said that old people don’t matter on this blog? This virus is discriminatory. It attacks the physically weak primarily but specifically the elderly. 70% of all death have come to those older than 65 years old. So age does matter BY A LOT when it comes to this virus and that’s not an opinion. Genetics is also discriminatory. Unlike the animal kingdom where you have to actually earn your right to procreate, humans don’t so unfortunately when you have two people with bad genetics they usually pass that on to the next generation and so on to continue the… Read more »

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*breathes out*

I hope everyone has been safe and had a good holiday weekend. I saw some relatives for the first time in months. Being able to hug somebody after months of not seeing them in person is very hard to replace. Video calls can never do that justice.

I really look forward to football season..hopefully by then, the NFL will have a good and safe way to attend the games. I read they might allow audiences? Hmm..that’s going to be rough to see.

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StAtEs ArE sEeInG aN InCrEaSe iN CaSeS. And they will continue to do so for months because this isn’t the type of disease to just be completely snuffed out. When you just look at the baseline volume statistics, you aren’t digging into what really matters. Staying completely isolated indoors still wouldn’t do that. Looking at the actual statistics and READING the trends shows rates are on a decline in the majority of the country, EVEN WITH RE-OPENINGS. Virginia for instance has had two of the three highest volume days of positive COVID-19 cases since reporting began in the past week… Read more »

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I am not that bad it terms of I go for walk and get the mail. I am self employed so I have been working when there is some.

I think what can be lost in a site like this is that some people are older and have to be concerned about ourselves and the older people that we may come in contact with.

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Better safe than sorry

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Fear spreads faster and deeper than any virus. It’s easy to be afraid when you don’t know the facts and sadly there are too many out there that don’t. I’m just glad I live in a state where the government leaders and the majority of the people in the state aren’t fools and believe in the same principles. Utah is still in the 1% mortality rate with everything pretty much open and in code yellow. The average death age here is 74yrs old and most of the remaining numbers are from 50 and up with usually multiple health issues like… Read more »

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The toilet paper’s here! The toilet paper’s here! And it’s Charmin.

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Jackpot!!

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It’s done, Bayern is gonna win the championship after 1-0 win against the 2nd place Dortmund

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To enjoy Bundesliga one must follow battles for 2nd place or Champs League spots because the top spot is locked in every year. Similar to F1 the past 5-6 years or so. In short, I don’t like watching Bundesliga 🙂

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8th consecutive championship for Bayern, they are the Patriots in the AFC East 🙂

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@chatham58
The reason the NFL “failed miserably” w/ 2019 reviewable PI was because Al Riveron & his officiating crews staged a protest & refused to call what the Competition Committee passed. And the NFL let them. End of story. If the news takeaway is anything other than that, ya blew it.

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I don’t really want to rehash this, but other than contract issues for which everyone strikes, NFL refs are basically bag men for the league and will do whatever the league says. Yet they protested this rule. Shouldn’t that tell you something about the quality and feasibility of the rule?

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Yes but the agreement was always that discretion wasn’t reviewable, so what did they expect. My take is just that’s it funny with all the rule changes that people screamed about because the Patriots took (or just simply got) an advantage and how they’ve all been implemented no matter how meaningless in that it’s just as fair for it to go either way for likely for anybody to benefit (Tuck Rule) or even ones that have the made the league more dysfunctional (Does anybody have any idea what a catch is anymore?) are pretty much set in stone now. This… Read more »

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The one good thing that came out of it was the hilarity factor of watching coaches still challenge PI in the 2nd half of the season while screaming at the TV “DUDE, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GET THE CALL. SAVE YOUR TIMEOUT!”

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What constitutes a catch is its own flaming tire fire, but the other Pats-related stuff can be seen more as tweaks/closing loopholes/unintended consequences of rules which are fairly straightforward to correct. With PI review, it was purely to placate rabid fans and was an unsurprisingly slipshod and ill-conceived solution to a complicated issue that requires understanding the rule as a whole more than band-aids. I would not be surprised to learn that they never wanted to keep it on the books and that it was just a tool to shut fans up for a year, after which point short attention… Read more »

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Joshua Kimmich Amazing Goal – Dortmund vs Bayern – Bundesliga
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2Zxuwu64FI

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Kimmich gives Bayern the lead. Amazing goal

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Best right back in the world or Trent?

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I’m a big fan of Trent Alexander-Arnold

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So NHL beats NBA and MLB to the table. NBA hasa pretty simple path to a plan, the cap restructuring is just an issue with the league holding a nuclear option. But Baseball has got to get cranking. They’re the ones who are really in jeopardy of losing a whole season and they really need to start back up in 2-3 weeks. That’s a tall task.

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boronabirus

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Covid-20?

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Is that what it’s called in the Phillipines?

I’ll see myself out.

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The biggest sport event after Covid-19 lockdowns in 15 minutes:

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayen Munich

The clash of the 2 main contenders for the german championship.

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The pictures and stats are about the 2 main scorers of both teams: Haaland (Dortmund) vs Lewandowski (Bayern)

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From your neighbours of Canada 🙂comment image

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bundesliga doesn’t sound german, imo

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I agree 🙂

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bundes- is “national”. If you’re a history buff, the German army is called the bundeswehr in the history books

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But “Liga” is more used on languages like portuguese and spanish

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Maybe they cribbed that from a romance language instead of using a German word?

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White Rex Sonny Bolden plus whoever was drafted last year and this year addition.
2 won’t make it.

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Sony and White are locks.
Bolden makes it on ST alone.
Harris was a 3rd round pick last year.
Vitale makes it at FB.

Will be interesting to see what happens with Rex and JJ Taylor.

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and what is the role that BB will give to Dalton Keene

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Yes – Reiss mentioned Sunday morning that Keene is working with the FBs – Vitale not a lock perhaps

Also mentioned that JoJuan is working at S in addition to CB

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The only thing BB “gives” are complements to the upcoming opponents. But Keene will have to work and earn a spot. I think what BB would “like” to have happen would be to have Keene be a tweener for opponents like Hernandez was. But that would be easier said/typed than done. What I mean by that is that Hernandez was a problem for opponents. They preferred to put a DB on him for pass coverage purposes. When they did that the Pats would pack it in and run the ball against a light box. If you used LB’s instead, then… Read more »

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I would also suggest that Keene would be more of a factor blocking in the screen game than he will in the running game.

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He can also have a big role on 3rd and short

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Former Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum said on TV that the Pats running back room “is the best room of any position group in all of football”
https://es.pn/36wlwUO

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I hope he’s right, but holy crap dude

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he basically gave a loud buzzer sound to ninkovich’s take that stidham won’t be starting on day 1

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Bolden’s peaking.

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The X Factor in a 2020 season is Sony Michel. This team will go as far as he goes in establishing himself as a workhorse.

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Maybe he was talking about the room itself: the furniture, art, decorations.

Otherwise, I take anything Tannenbaum says with a mine of salt.

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One of the interesting themes I’ve seen with the former GMs in media (Tannenbaum, Pioli, Mike Lombardi, Polian), is that they all never shy away from valuing and prioritizing offensive skill players. The detail-oriented football talk blogosphere tends to consider WRs and RBs less important. Football is won and lost in the trenches. RBs are a dime a dozen, WRs in the draft are a crapshoot, top QBs make anyone good, etc. So it’s always been interesting to me how the former GMs in the media’s first questions are usually about who is at WR and who is at RB.… Read more »

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What’s also interesting is you see a parallel dynamic in basketball. The actual NBA values the James Hardens, Kyrie Irvings, Devin Bookers, Trae Youngs etc. who the analytical blogosphere/Zach Lowes of the world would peg as a big liability because of their defensive metrics.
Volume scoring, like skill play in the NFL, is seen as a consequence of an opportunity created by everyone else, and the next question is always “can they play defense?” But the actual NBA teams clearly disagree with that perspective.

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I would see two things in that: 1) Breaking Conventional Wisdom is hard to do. The Detroit Pistons (early 00) are a great model (maybe the ONLY model) of how to win a championship without a true superstar but a perfect blend of 5 players (w/ depth) all of which having one or two unique skills especially on defense. And… no one else tries it. Nope, got to have a Big 3. The NBA is replete now with Big (Little) 3’s that just consistently go nowhere because one “Big 3” isn’t really truly more special than all of the others.… Read more »

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I’d posit that you don’t see teams like the 2004 Pistons because it’s harder to create that kind of team, than it is to build a top heavy champion. Take the classic LeBron team. The players who fill the gaps are Mario Chalmerses and Mike Millers. And there’s a fairly attainable supply of players who can fill those roles. But a team like the ’04 Pistons, has 5 or 6 players who are hard to find. So rather than trying to line up the contracts/timing on 3 guys, you’re trying to do it with 5. The Raptors last year fit… Read more »

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And I think the logical next question to ask becomes: is part of LeBron’s greatness that there are roster construction reasons he has made teams better?
I think people usually attribute a lot of the success the Heat/Cavs had with him, to the fact that vets will take a pay cut and chase a ring on his team. But maybe there’s something about LeBronball that has made the job of his GMs easier, in a way that, say Kevin Durant, can’t.

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not many teams have the luck/timing to draft a true difference-maker. so you have to either trade for one or hope one makes it to free agency and picks you – long odds. so building a pistons-like team is your only hope sometimes

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I think anything’s hard to find when you don’t look for it. The Raptors this year are a much better example than the Raptors last year. They lost Kawhi and Green and haven’t even fallen off that much. The Raptors last year were significant beneficiaries one of the smartet teams in the league making one of the stupidest trades possible. You want Kawhi– we need a “All-star” back. here’s DeRozan… oh, money doesn’t work so we throw in Danny Green for Jacon Poetlt! Good lord! I would see this years Pacers as another beginning approximation of that. Their “star” isn’t… Read more »

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Reminding those with a “Don’t tread on me!” attitude towards wearing a face mask in stores, that by not wearing one, you’re actually treading on me. *

* Please note – this only applies to inside a store (enclosed space). Outside, I couldn’t care less because I have the ability to stay far away from your coughs and sneezes.

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Also, I can’t recall if I’ve posted this link here or not. It’s about explaining/illustrating science, and statistics and such, and shouldn’t be politically offensive to anyone.

https://thespinoff.co.nz/media/19-05-2020/the-great-toby-morris-siouxsie-wiles-covid-19-omnibus/

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Unfortunately, Trump turned this into something political. It’s shameful.

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Trump, however tweeted this month: “When will they open a Cold Case on the Psycho Joe Scarborough matter in Florida. Did he get away with murder? Some people think so. Why did he leave Congress so quietly and quickly? Isn’t it obvious? What’s happening now? A total nut job!”President Donald J Trump.

Also shameful.

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This website doesn’t have the bandwidth to cover all of Trump’s shameful behavior.

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LOL.

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Sneaks in and posts video for song most wont like
Oh well 😀
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNJ96imMskk&list=RDKKy-F0zvVgM&index=22

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Sneaks in and posts another video that only geezers might like. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0d00OJuA8Y

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Sneaks in again and plays one that “geezers” may like and one hell of a catchy tune from long ago
😛
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXV19NfP3hA

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Nice surf music vibe, never heard of the band. Shannon and the Clams and the Buttertones, are both newer bands that have some old Dick Dale aspects, mixed in with a bit of punk. I love finding new music.

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Late to the party, but…

I like a few of her songs, Paper Planes, where she samples the Clash, and the Bad Girls song, where she doesn’t sample the Clash. Here’s another song that samples the Clash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGL5EtYGGDM

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“Insanity is misattributing the insanity quote to Einstein again and again, when there is no evidence he said it.”
– Abraham Lincoln

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“Like there is no evidence masks protect you but every country that made it mandatory are watching a slow dow of the spread” – WHO

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Who?

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WHO said it.

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What?

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Where?

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I don’t know.

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Just don’t get fooled again…..

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Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice …won’t get fooled again.

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Wait, I thought that was Mark Twain?

Of course, the true “insanity” is that that is no way shape or form the definition of “insanity”. The real (non-colloquial) definition of insanity is as a legal term (nothing to do with psychology, it is not a psychiatric diagnosis) that simply means: the inability to tell right from wrong.

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Weren’t Lincoln and Twain the same person?

Also, I’m right and you’re wrong. Who’s insane now!

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Shania Twain? She’s just hot, in a terribly trailer park, slutty way.

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Saw many people on the news crowding restaurants and other public places in Wisconsin and other places …without masks …and without distancing …as if this thing has blown over.

We will be hearing and reading about spikes in infections and hospitalizations in two or three weeks. Dopes.

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You mean like Georgia?

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Georgia is seeing an increase, but a slow one, since restrictions are still pretty strong. Bars and nightclubs are still closed, for example, and people in public places are required to social distance and wear masks. What I saw in Wisconsin was completely different.

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https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html States have taken steps to limit the virus and information has been gathered so that those with weakened immune systems or the elderly now know THEY must protect themselves and that WE must protect those in care scenarios -I am less concerned with people enjoying their lives because they know the risks. Act accordingly to whatever state you live in and what businesses allow -I am more concerned that the NYC police are using masks as a way to beat the shit out of black people or arrest them as a more of threat and certain governments or their… Read more »

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The risk is not to the individual, mark; it is to those he or she comes in contact with, even indirectly, like via a doorknob. It isn’t about protecting yourself, it’s about not spreading the virus to unsuspecting others. It’s called civic responsibility.

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At this point other than care scenarios the risk falls on people to act accordingly to where they live and their own situations not what others in different areas think.
Civic responsibility is important but so isn’t personal responsibility of knowing your own situation and acting accordingly

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a door knob? We are totally fucked if that’s what people are scared of. be clean people. we cant avoid door knobs forever. my lord.I cant believe we are talking about this

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Then I’m afraid you just don’t understand.

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That’s because the courts allowed the removal of restrictions in WI. I get it that people need to return to normal as much as possible, but this went too far. Any deaths etc. should fall directly on their shoulders.

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About the Patriots cap scenario next year. The Patriots imo are in a rather good spot cap wise but as far as players that has yet to be determined as many are 1st and 2nd year players especially on defense at DE/OLB(whatever they want to call them) and 1 at safety Many of the 34 free agents are JAGS with several exceptions but within the exceptions many are also old in football years. Lawrence Guy will be 31 years old Hightower will be 31 old Sanu will 32 years old Jason McCourtey will be 34 years old Rex Burkhead will… Read more »

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I was in the grocery store and saw a display for peanut butter whiskey- is this really a thing??

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Yes it is, people buy it like crazy at our store.

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It sounds gross.

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that’s what I thought about pickle backs, before I tried them.

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Is that a tribute band?

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take a shot of whiskey, then a shot of pickle juice, and boom– you gotta pickle back.

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The weirdest wait-this-is-actually-good shot is a so-called breakfast shot.The first shot glass has Jameson with butterscotch liqueur. The second one has orange juice. The third one has a piece of bacon in it.

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The first one tastes like pancakes with maple syrup for some reason, so the whole thing is like a 3 second hotel breakfast.

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Have a blessed memorial day dyims

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Protein.

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Just a quick note to remember that Memorial Day is to honor all those who have fallen and sacrificed for this country.

My humble thanks to them all.

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I was surprised that Brady seemed to have more personality than Manning, at least after the first handful of holes. I think Peyton feared another last-minute comeback win by Tommy.

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I thought the were both personable. Both played some bad shots of the tee.

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Tom was also playing with the one guy in the group who was really loose and chatty.

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I didn’t see much but I got a kick of other sports celebrities putting up additional “incentives” to raise money (e.g. an extra $100K if Brady pars a hole on the front 9). Having other folks on the commentary like Barkley was amusing too.

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Nice summary of the possibilities and advantages for the Patriots in 2021:

https://tinyurl.com/y8sh5ukk

Of course, if every team winds up playing the Patriots’ game, the market for those mid-level veterans will be hotter than usual. The Pats are in a favorable position, though, whatever transpires.

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I don’t know that it’s all roses. Having tons of cap space means that the Pats were unwilling to extend rookie contracts from the past few drafts; in short, they have no one worth paying. It’s a different landscape if you don’t have big-money stars or a stable of homegrown talent to build around through free agency.

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well also keep in mind that teams, including the Pats, weren’t extending contracts because of the uncertainty of the NFL having a labor agreement with the players, a concern even pre-COVID.

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Disclaimer: This is the guy that wrote a month and a half ago the article on the Patriots salary cap being a complete mess and they were going to need to free $9M to sign their draft picks. He really needs to stay away from these discussions. If the Pats have $93M in cap space (and remember the cap is always a moving target and OTC isn’t a great source to be spot on with the real numbers) and the cap drops $80M… they’re screwed. Maybe a little less than everyone else, but still the same. They have 34 pending… Read more »

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I’m not certifying the author, just pointing out that the Pats are in a very good situation in a falling market. Many teams will be hurt by existing contracts while the Pats will have mucho flexibility.

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Because they have 34 players slated to be free agents. Just how it works

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Anyone looking for a ray of hope for a return to normalcy might be lifted by this tidbit:

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-52754280

An effective treatment is almost as good as a vaccine. Reducing the risk of serious illness makes infection less frightening, and may allow us to get moving forward again sooner than later.

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thx for posting that. that is a positive development.

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Yikes!! Shades of HIV in disrupting immune cells, particularly T-cells. If there was a way to combat that, that would be great.

As for overall use as a treatment, reducing severity would be a godsend, but finding some way to block/reducing transmission is the key.

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https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29215522/noah-syndergaard-suing-new-york-city-landlord-see-court-pal So…. Player to Landlord: Yes, I signed an 8 month contract but conditions have changed because I had surgery that I’m rehabbing in a different place now and there’s a global pandemic going on that effects everything so I’ll pay you 2 months of rent or go to court to fight not honoring my contract. Player to Owner(s): You signed a contract and although conditions have changed, regardless that I’ve had surgery and will miss the entire year on top of everything, and sure there’s a global pandemic going on that effects everything but I’m not taking 25% of… Read more »

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There is a word for this kind of behavior….

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He hit it over the trees! WOW!

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Incredible shot- just long of the green.

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“Peyton’s a dome golfer”

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I was just about to post how hideous Brady’s golf game was when …shot of a lifetime. Koepka and Barkley challenged, Brady answered. How many times have we seen that?

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I rather watch my ice-cream dissolve.

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dissolve?