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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https://twitter.com/fbgchase/status/1281598588481568768

Neat twitter thread discussing Wes Welker.

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I remember looking at the numbers a couple months ago, shaking my head at what a horrible job MA did compared to CA. They closed early and reaped the benefits. Unfortunately the economic hit caused citizens to revolt, forcing the Gov to reopen too soon. Now I’m impressed with the job MA is doing. Full pendulum swing

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Had our Government got its head out its @$$, we’d have locked this down MONTHS ago.

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Don’t tell me what to do is pretty much the Texas way of life. No amount of mandates from federal, state, or local governments will change their behavior. We’re doomed.

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Pretty much all the southern states have screwed the pooch on this. Many white Americans hate to be inconvenienced on any level.

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Oh, it’s not a color issue, trust me on that. Nobody wears masks.

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I disagree. I think it’s more of a color issue than we’d like to believe.

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Biggest offenders in Walmart? African American and Hispanic males. Women wear them. No idea why the disparity. Even couples, man no mask, partner, mask.

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it’s very sad – FL, TX, CA are in line for a couple months worth of massive death numbers – there’s no way of avoiding it – saw a NY Dr. last night explain what they are discovering in autopsies – clotting in every major organ, not just the lungs – it’s crazy

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Unlike OS, I have sympathy for the poor folks who get covid.

Saying that, his message equating to “survival of the fittist” and “the weak should stay home” does have some merit, just wish he’d deliver it in a less ahole way.

This virus is shining a light on the general unhealthyness of our population. Kerth – think I just made up a word too

It’s sad that the hardest hit are the elderly and the poor – disgusting that the richest nation in the world can’t protect our most vulnerable. It’s because we don’t want to – so horrible.

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In general we a doing horrible job with this virus.

And yes Donald, I love my country.

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it’s actually quite humorous that rightwing nutjobs think they’re the only true americans – get a life

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I’d love to see more nationwide peaceful protest demanding two new presidential candidates. A nationwide peaceful protest that says “we united citizens reject the DNC and GOP parties.”

48 years has proved to me that neither side can or will fix anything. Both sides only make things worse. The ONLY purpose for the two party system is to keep the citizens divided. That’s the only function. They vote together 99.9% of the time. Divided we…..

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We can’t get people to agree that Black Lives Matter. Good luck.

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The narrative that “only the unhealthy are at risk and should stay home” is silly and needs to stop. Having asthma doesn’t mean you’re “unhealthy”.

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Having asthma does mean you’d be in the higher risk.

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Actually, let me take back what I said. It’s a complex issue:

https://www.statnews.com/2020/07/02/asthma-covid19-connection-research/

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Preexisting cardiovascular and kidney issues are better predictors than respiratory ones. The links to brain damage post-infection are scary too. This is not just ‘the flu’ that goes away in a couple days.

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yes – i don’t spend an hour examining my posts – i have a daughter who’s high-risk (type 1 diabetes) so i’m well aware there are pre-existing conditions other than “unhealthy” that make you high-risk

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My post wasn’t directed at you.

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touche

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I think many of you would be shocked if you came to east central Indiana. We went back to normal a month and a half ago. My personal life never changed one bit. I never missed a day of work. We never shut down. I feel like I’m in the twilight zone watching the rest of the world from afar.

It’s extremely strange.

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That’s not crazy. Less people. I live in CT which is close to NY and took the brunt of Covid. We shut it down and now we have one of the lowest percentages of Covid deaths and infection rates amongst the country.

It’s not difficult to shut this down, but stupid people make it worse than it needs to be. Wear the damn mask.

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Our local government was fairly non existent. All the public places were closed but most businesses stayed open. I do look, I probably counted about 50 masks total this year. It’s usually the same people I see over and over. Retired folks out walking in the AM wearing a masks. That’s about it. The hospital (my sister is a NP) and the doctors offices are naturally a different story. Marks are 100% required. No company or visitors and they come out to your car for things like drawing blood. All of my dad’s surgeries got postponed. Those are still up… Read more »

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CT is strange. The bulk of the cases were in W. CT but SE CT was mostly spared.

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clark – unfortunately the explosion in our most populous states means indiana isn’t safe – it’s almost impossible to stop the spread across the entire country at this point – echoing stokes: just wish everyone would wear a mask and not follow trump’s horrible example

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Covid was in my county/city back in march. I was VERY worried about it through March and April. By the end of May I realized by looking at the data that I needed to chill out.

I still feel for people going through it. I still worry for my folks. I guess you could say I worry for everyone folks/grandparents. But it’s so unlikely to effect me or my siblings (even if we got it.) that I may as well be worrying about getting hit by a meteor.

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Yes – your concern is mine as well – I have a large family (4 brothers) and we are discussing an 80th bday party for our dad in August in CT. My feedback to my brothers in CT is – you guys are whistling past the graveyard – we shouldn’t do it. They think it’s safe. Sigh….

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Very similar. 4 of us too. And my pop’s 81.

Here is to our parents health! Clink!

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got you beat – 5 of us (i have 4 bros)

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The role of population density in mediating spread is poorly understood. VT got hit hard in the beginning but seems to be doing well, even after re-opening, but Burlington with <50K people is also the most populous town. Obviously large metor areas are at risk, but what does the distribution of risk look like between a large metro area and a smallish town/city? Good question…

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpG3-hLJTwU

Footage of DP posting Cam Newton workout while commenters circle the boat.

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And this gets no reaction. lol

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I think I’m seeing the writing on the wall of no sports until next spring. I hate it.

It’s one more thing I’ll be thrilled to be wrong about.

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Yeah, I haven’t given the Patriots my final word yet but I am most likely going to differ my season tickets until the 2021 season.

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That’s a bummer. First time for everything. Goes for good stuff and bad stuff.

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I know but this is hard for me to take but this virus is a life or death issue. Football isn’t.

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I did the dishes, watered the garden, it’s not like I can commit to being here all day. I’ve been selling the “we aren’t going to have a season anyway” narrative for while. I just don’t see it being epidemiologically feasible.

I may have made that word up, there was probably a better word I could have used.

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I am doing my wash 🙂

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When I win the lottery (which will be impressive since I don’t play) the first thing I do will be to hire two laundresses, at once. I hate doing laundry.

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I don’t mind it.

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didn’t read it, but the nfl season’s success will be dependent on their ability to test, identify, and have plenty of backups. think of the playoff seeding implications if mahomes or jackson get it and have to self quarantine for 2-3 games

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“Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians, a 67-year-old cancer survivor, said on Monday, “The players, they’re going to all get sick, that’s for sure. It’s just a matter of how sick they get.”

That is my main takeaway from the article.

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it’s difficult with something so new, to disseminate facts to folks who are desperate for the truth – we know for sure the virus is highly contagious

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Cam and Harry might be the most physically imposing QB/WR combo in the NFL.

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Current? Maybe. But I don’t think Kelvin Benjamin and Cam could be topped.

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Agreed.

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How many points do we get for being physically imposing?

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50 Schrute-Bucks.

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I like the hype of qb’s looks good throwing with no pressure and defenders.
Harry looks good with no one to separate from too, carry on .

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I don’t think is hype. It’s just a clip. I saw a lot of clips of Brady doing that too over the years.

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Lol, you missed the Twitter feed yesterday.
Someone even said its his job to lose based on the session with Harry, lmao.

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Yeah, I wouldn’t go that far. It’s just a clip in shorts.

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…but Stidham is the truth, right? His pick-six WAS impressive.

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WOW !!

It’s just two guys in shorts and a football. I didn’t expect this reaction 🙂

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It’s not one or the other. We don’t have to take sides. Don’t be like Trumpswabs – blasting the left just because.

IMO, Newton will be the QB this season, and Stidham will be the QB next season.

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I’m not the one crapping on Newton every chance he gets because of his man-crush on Stidham. I’ve been saying “If Stidham can’t beat out Cam, he wouldn’t have been any good in the first place”.

You don’t sign Cam Newton (in his early 30’s no less) and sit him on the bench.

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agree – and i should have made it more clear it was for nate too – sorry about that

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It’s almost as good as QBs who get pumped up for running the scout team in practice.

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YEAH HE SO GREAT THROWING WITH NO PRESSURE AND DEFENDERS,.
SB BOUND.

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I know that.

I’m not implying ANYTHING. It’s just a clip.

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Oh I’m just commenting nothing against your post .

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I’m going to nitpick further and suggest the timing was off, Harry was waiting for the ball too often. That said, we need them both to be running real routes, under something closer to game conditions before we even begin to take the video seriously.

It’s good that both of these guys are working on improving their craft, that’s about all we can take out of it.

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My intention of posting the clip was just to say it was a good thing they started working out together. Also, just to see any football activities.

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We sports fans/sports writers/announcers are so starved to critique something. Anything. That it’s going to be over done to comedic levels. I have Pat Summeral doing play by play in my head as I watching the road crew do working on my morning commute to work. “Look at that technique the road crew are using turning the sign from SLOW to STOP. It’s a pure 180 flip with no hesitation. Then out of nowhere John Madden points out the sign flippers FOREWRISTS. Forewrists are like Canckles except that it’s your forearms go straight into the hand instead of the calf… Read more »

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So, I was going to use on of my favorite “Madden Quotes,” but just learned it was from Bruce Coslet instead. I’m not going to let a little thing like fact interrupt my fun however… so here it is.

“I don’t know what he has. A pulled groin. A hip flexor. I don’t know. A pulled something. I never pulled anything. You can’t pull fat.”

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You chew the fat. You can pull the pork. 🙂

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Yeah I’m not sure why he got a loan but thos is America and he came up looking greedy ounce this surfaced.

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10,000 non tax paying churches got 3 Billion in stimulus money. 3 billion with a B. That’s not right.

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🙂

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Meredith, Stanley and Kevin have found a new gig.

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It’s not Friday yet,
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a practice haiku.

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The BEST #Cover2 disguise I’ve ever seen. Be GREAT LIARS!
https://twitter.com/DariusJButler/status/1281401625370865666

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Good reading: The Single Reason Why People Can’t Write, According to a Harvard Psychologist https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-single-reason-why-people-can-t-write-according-to-a-harvard-psychologist?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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I tend to use as few words as possible. Carryover from college.

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Me former Marine. Me agree bigly.

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Hmm. I feel like I should be insulted by this.

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That’s what Twitter does to you, Jim!

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Watch “The Office”, Boney, so you can understand the reference.

Yes, I’m telling you what to do!

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I don’t have cable/satellite.

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You need internet access (not dial-up) and Netflix. Or you can go to the library and check out the DVDs for the 1st 4 seasons and Blu-rays for the rest.

No excuses! 🙂

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Well, maybe wait until they have a vaccine before going to the library.

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I seriously doubt our library will offer a vaccine.

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You know what I meant, dammit!

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Read the article again, dammit!

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I ain’t gotta do nuttin’.

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Walk up to the desk, gargle and spit out a shot of Clorox, drop the empty cup on the floor, and scream “I want to talk to the manager!”

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The Language Instinct is also a good read, but a bit longer than your link. He has a chapter about how deaf children will form their own languages when they are grouped together, such as a school for the deaf.

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Nice article Scratch!

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Dammit, Bill!

NFLonCBS@NFLonCBS · 5h

History says Bill Belichick shouldn’t cut his sleeves when he coaches in a Super Bowl.

WITHOUT a cutoff (6-0):
SB XXXVI
SB XXXVIII
SB XXXIX
SB XLIX
SB LI
SB LIII

WITH a cutoff (0-3):
SB XLII
SB XLVI
SB LII

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It’s a signal that he’s throwing the games.

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How else can he afford a real estate agent girlfriend?

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That’s what happens when you go off the cuff.

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If Boney were holding a gun to my head and telling me to pick one current Patriot that I want to make the team even though the odds are kinda stacked against him (and I believe that is legal in Texas), I’d go with Hjalte Froholdt. I get a Steve Beauharnais sort of vibe from him….

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Why you gotta pick on me? Blighty’s from Alaska!

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Good point. “If Tom Curran was holding a gun to Oscar’s head and…”

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But that sauce wasn’t good, Oscar. Too much vinegar.

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DINGOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Gustavo Bou from Carles Gil…NE Revs 1 MTL 0

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It’s like you are speaking cocolus.

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Bou!

Bou who…?

Don’t cry. The Revs are up 1-nil!

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Half-time and no score yet, Jim. But a lot of action! 🙂

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wha?

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Soccer.

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Oh.. Mon-tweeee-awwll

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Sorry, Blighty. I gotta keep Jim updated on the soccer scores or he’ll go bonkers. 🙂

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link?

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I can hardly contain my excitement.

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Then get rid of smiley and put on your Belichick face.

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Done.

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Dammit! Refresh.

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I heard it was offensive to do Belichick face for Halloween anymore.

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Well, I wouldn’t go to Gronk’s house wearing it.

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Did Bill contract Jaundice?

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That’s my December color!

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I know how crowded the Patriots backfield is and how difficult it is going to be for an UDFA to crack the lineup there, but watching the tape of J.J. Taylor, one can’t help but be intrigued…I can’t wait to see what he can do.https://www.patsfans.com/patriots/blog/2020/07/09/in-a-crowded-patriots-backfield-keep-your-eyes-on-taylor/

No pre-season games and maybe only 75 players allowed at training camp. Can’t have full speed/contact so evaluating RBs will be even more difficult. His chances are worse than slim-to-none.

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Those fringe roster/practice squad players are getting royally boned.. IT AINT RIGHT JIM

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Agreed. Pats find gems each season from the UDFAs. That might not happen this year. Quite a few won’t even get a shot.

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There’s going to have to be some other type of evaluation….

Thunder dome, anyone?

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JJ Taylor = 3rd and 15, draw play to Meggett

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JJ’s making the team. Only player in history that can go over, through, AND under defenders

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BB has a knack for getting plenty of mileage out of undersized backs. He made both Dion Lewis and Danny Woodhead wealthy individuals, after all….

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just buy a Lexus, mac

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He’s a government employee, not a drug dealer.

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😛

I took my cyber security training today.

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beware of phishing attempts!

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MAC knows what I’m talking about… it’s a training on how to look out for spies, and it’s set up like a “choose your own adventure” video game.

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“You’ve done excellent work, so far, Blight. Now, let’s see if you can resolve Boney’s spam problem…”

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We literally had to take this training annually (up until this year): https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=BlCXgpozrZg&feature=emb_logo

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don’t watch the whole 25 minutes, just skim through and you’ll get the vibe of the training.

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Ohhh, I’ve taken this CA training more than once. The only realistic part is that the characters act just like gubbermint employees.

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I was hoping people in my office would re-enact these situations on unsuspecting co-workers to see if they fell for it.

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When I have to hit the latrine, I inform my coworkers that I have to retake my Fiber Awareness Training.

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We have yearly security training as well, but it’s not this bizarre. We changed to almost comedic live actors this year.

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One of the actors in the sexual harassment training had me laughing my head off. Dude deserved an Oscar.

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Ron Swanson doesn’t see the difference. 🙂

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I own two, so I approve this message

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The Red Sox just announced 2 exhibition games against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 21st and the 22nd, both will be at Fenway Park and at 7:30p ET

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CAM THROWING ALERT

Thoughts on recent @CameronNewton
and @NkealHarry15
throwing sesh?

“Damn, Cam got a workout hat too?!” @WillieMcGinest

https://twitter.com/NFLTotalAccess/status/1281381948921765888

I would like to know if Florio (or anybody) is going to throw a hissy fit over Newton and Harry hugging without masks on. I mean they have no problem going after Brady (they’ve now moved on to the PPP loan that TB12 got while leaving out all the others who got the loan) for his workouts with Buc players (haven’t seen them hug).

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Boney, all those convictions of yours in eastern Oklahoma can be challenged now 😛

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???

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Today’s Eastern Oklahoma SCOTUS decision.

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Bummer. No love for the Kiowa.

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Dinner!!

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So, one consequence of the injured knee and subsequent surgery. I couldn’t go on test drives during the July 4th sales drives. Pissing me off because now the 2020 inventory is drying up for what I want.

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What are you looking to get? I just bought a 2020 Jeep Gladiator two weeks ago… loving it

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AWD Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.0T

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Hopefully you’ll get a chance to find one you like and get a good price before the end of the month…

I probably called and spoke with sales jockeys at every jeep dealership in virginia/maryland before getting the vehicle I wanted at the price I wanted.

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Yeah, I may start the internet bidding war. Worked for me before.

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Call Carvana.

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Don’t feel like it.

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Car talk – I dig it – MAC if you missed the boat on the new Hyundai you wanted, that $35k will go a looooong way on the CPO market – you could easily be driving a loaded 2017 Acura, Infiniti, or Lexus SUV with say 30k miles on the odo.

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i’m thinking of getting a honda soon, myself

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nice

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I drove left-footed for months. Man up!

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miracles do happen…

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Oklahoma had 89 football student-athletes undergo COVID-19 testing on Wednesday with no positive tests

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put em in the bubble now!

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Give it time, they will get it soon enough.

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“We’ve got to be careful,” Arians said, per the Tampa Bay Times. “The players, they’re going to all get sick, that’s for sure. It’s just a matter of how sick they get.”

This is as crystal clear as it gets. He’s 99.9% right!

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Tom Brady scoffs at your GIF! 😉

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Thats because Tom has sunlight infused voodoo water that helps keep his immune system impervious to external threats…

I’m not so sure about everyone else though

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Not a problem…

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The avocado concussion water diet has proven to eliminate any virus by sound alone. C’mon man!

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Tom is so pliable the virus just passes right through him

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please no… don’t let that suggestion out. His buddy DT will press for it as a treatment for real.

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I have a 0.20% worry for the athletes but I would have every coach over 60 in a private isolated booth.

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Put them in hazmat suits. They have to make sure BB doesn’t cut the sleeves off.

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He’ll just tape the sleeves closed at the shoulders

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Now THAT’S a meme someone needs to work on…..

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Let’s put it this way though- if you were a high performance athlete with a limited window of career earnings/viability… would you want to risk having complications from a virus that may not kill you, but may reduce lung capability, cause neurological problems, etc?

When you rely on your body and its functionality for your livelihood, at a level higher than the top 99% of humans… would you be comfortable taking that gamble?

I wouldnt

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I don’t know what studies you’re reading but everyone that I have read have not changed any of my current thoughts. If I have a higher chance of dying or killing by getting in a car and driving then I’m not worried. But that’s just me. This is primarily taking out the physically weak and not the strong.

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“primarily taking out the physically weak and not the strong” is a bit of a false narrative:

https://globalnews.ca/news/7111094/coronavirus-scientists-health-problems/

https://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2020/06/27/covid-19_asymptomatic_people_can_still_develop_lung_damage_111442.html

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200622-the-long-term-effects-of-covid-19-infection

from the BBC article: Estimates of exact prevalence vary, but it seems that roughly 50% of patients diagnosed with Sars-CoV-2 – the virus responsible for causing the illness Covid-19 – have experienced neurological problems.

Thanks but I’m gonna take a pass on that one

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94% of those who have died so far are over 73 years of age with additional heath issues.

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No doubt, the chance of death is much less for healthy/fit people with no underlying conditions- but the research is stacking up to show that the residual effects of the virus are NOT limited to just elderly and compromised people.

As someone who relies on being healthy to work for a living, I wouldn’t be able to do my job if I had complications like severe fatigue, brain fog/confusion, lung scaring, etc…

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Actually no. True the elderly numbers are higher, but by CDC numbers the percentage over 73 is about 64 %. The death rate in ages for athletes is about 1%.

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I said 73 plus additional health problems the number you are talking about are just the average age which bumps up to 94% when they have other cormorbidities.

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I had some sources but its “awaiting moderation”… long story short, they’re all about the long term/after effects of Covid, and one in particular says: Estimates of exact prevalence vary, but it seems that roughly 50% of patients diagnosed with Sars-CoV-2 – the virus responsible for causing the illness Covid-19 – have experienced neurological problems.

I’d prefer not to have to flip that coin if i can help it

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Well considering we’re seeing athletes already contract the virus, i’d put that at much greater than 0.2%

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Contracting the virus and dying from them are two massive differences.

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I took that the 0.2% mentioned was for contracting the virus.

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Is that a WH press conference?

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BOOM!

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Well, I really should make dinner now. Gonna have cheeseburgers again. I am going through a phase. I am waxing gibbous tonight.

Good night, you lunar layabouts!!!

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I CAN’T WAIT FOR TRAINING CAMP, THE WORDS EATERS WILL BE MANY..

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So is it just me and Cali that are convinced the NFL isn’t gonna happen this year?

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I’m not sure but I think it’s happening

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I can see them getting into training camp and and practices and maybe even a preaseason game before it all falls to shit… but I’ll be shocked if we get a real regular season

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They’ve already sent two MLS teams home from the bubble in Orlando and it only started yesterday. A lot more risk with NFL teams being larger, travelling, etc. It might be tough to pull off in this country.

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I’m the opposite – doubt very much TC/preseason etc will happen. Maybe start playing an 8-game division season late fall and division winners advance. That way, every weekend would be like a playoff weekend for most teams.

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I think the longer they wait the less likely it’ll be the can actually get started… when everybody is shut up inside in the fall its only gonna get worse

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Not convinced, but very skeptical. There will not be an on-time start to the season. They might playing in late October/early November.

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It’s happening, dammit! It has to. Have to see how everything plays out with the Pats, Brady and Gronk.

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If a cashier is working at Walmart for minimum wage, you better believe that 32 billionaires will be having their foolsball! This IS AMERICA!

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And how many of those 32 billionaires wouldn’t live to see the end of the season? Seems just as unlikely that a bunch of guys used to getting what they want would be willing to watch from a bubble.

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I’m pretty sure those 32 guys primarily care about watching their bank accounts grow. There’s only 6-8 real contenders each year, the rest know who they are.

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Not convinced, me, but very skeptical that it will be a full season. The shiite is hitting the fan already in Florida, Texas, and Arizona, not to mention LA. As I recall it, there are football teams in those places! We are being reminded that the virus is bigger than all of us.

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It’s actually smaller than all of us.

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technically correct… the best kind of correct

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I look forward to eating a nice Ribeye steak Churasco style, with a fresh tomato salad with heart of palms, drinking a nice tall glass of iced passion fruit juice, reading about Cam take 90% of the reps.

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Nate eating his words after Stidham is relegated to clipboard holder
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Reminder for BoSoxJim: The New England Revolution play their first game since the shutdown began tonight at 8. You’re welcome. 🙂

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Oh joy!

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Soooo……did Florida, Arizona, and Texas bend it like Beckham yet?

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Well, there is bending, and there is bending….

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Texas bent the voting process. Let’s require everyone to wear masks UNLESS they’re voting, thus keeping people away from the polls because they’re afraid to go. No voting by mail, of course. подлый

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Podly?

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Is Google Translate that bad?

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I was being phonetic.

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Anyone for a Michel for Mostert trade? I mean, Michel was a 1st Round pick; he must be better, right?

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zzzzzzzzz

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If the Pats switch to a zone running scheme, then yes.

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The only zone that matters in any running scheme is the endzone. BOOM!

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When did they stop using a zone running scheme?

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Pats will use zone blocking at times, but they are still primarily a power run team.

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However, if they institute a lof of RPOs, they will use more zone blocking. A runner like Mostert is better suited for that type of scheme.

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With a good FB, yes, but they haven’t always had one, didn’t last year, and may not this year.

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That’s not how it works. Power run teams don’t have to utilize a FB.

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The Pats always used to be a zone run team. I didn’t notice a change, but I wasn’t paying much attention to their run game details. What makes them a Power run team?

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Blocking in zone run schemes is passive. You’re not shooting off the line and driving defenders off the line. You are moving more to the side trying to wall off defenders giving runners a lane to run through.

When running RPOs, the OL doesn’t know if it’s a run or pass. So they can’t use a power blocking scheme. In college they still can because OL can be 3 yards downfield before the ball is thrown (only 1 in the NFL).

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I didn’t notice the change.

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And maybe I’m ignorant but I always thought use of TEs and FBs was a big part of being a power run team.

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Not necessarily, SF last year was a huge zone team and they used a lot of 12/22 personnel.
The simplest way to look at it is this: man blocking plays usually have 1 hole. And you’re clearing out that hole. Zone blocking plays don’t have a designated hole, the RBs job is to read the flow of the defense and pick the hole.

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They’ve been a mostly man-blocking team for a while. They do have smaller OL (which is typical of ZBS teams) but when you watch them run the ball, it’s usually man stuff.
They like to run power inside with the guard pulling.

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OK, thank you!

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Agreed . They will use it against teams that they think it will work best against. Part of game planing.

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You think Mostert is more than a one year wonder?

I’m not convinced.

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MostRa00.htm

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hmmm….

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I know that Michel is more of a wonder why.

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Boom!!

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Has anyone else getting used to “working from home normal” seen a drastic increase in the the number of emails they get at odd hours? I got a correspondence from Denmark half an hour ago. It’s 11:25 PM there.

I really dislike this. Just because you’re home, and now find it convenient to do things at any random ass time, doesn’t mean you should expect me to work off-hours to get back to you. Respect people’s routines.

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Do you miss going to the office?

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Definitely. Between having the routine, the human interaction, and the ability to go over more nuanced technical subjects face-to-face, I can’t wait to get back to the office.
Remote communication is fine for procedural stuff. But deeper technical discussions involve continuous back-and-forth. You can have that back-and-forth over 5 minutes in person with a pen and paper. Email is woefully inadequate.

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Meh. There are a few technical conversations I would’ve liked to have, but there is this thing called google which is handy and usually more efficient at answering my questions too!

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If there isn’t a particularly time sensitive reason otherwise, I’m gonna get back to you at 2-3 PM your time, because that’s when I work. Whether you burned the midnight oil or not doesn’t make a difference.

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I think that is perfectly reasonable on your part.

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I’ve noticed an increase in robocalls despite being on the DNC list. Maybe i just need to wait until the end if/when a live person comes and tell them I’ve just submitted their phone number and company (if given) to the state district attorney and attorney general. That has actually stopped them many times.

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Could you set up an auto response that says “I’ll respond during work hours of _____”?

Seems like that would be a reasonable way to let people know that while you may have access to the email at any time, you’re only working/checking it during designated work hours. That way they’re aware that you’re not ignoring them, you’re just working when you’re supposed to work

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Even shorter: “I’m sleeping, f*ck off!

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Was there an expectation for you to respond right away? I have kids at home, so I usually work 5-6 hours a day while they are sleeping, which means sending emails out at 11:30 PM or 5:30 AM. Sending emails at unusual times used to bother me, but I have gone into F-it mode and now send emails anytime. But I also have zero expectation that anyone will get back to me in 30 minutes.

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Whats new?

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Red Sox had a scrimmage today.

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oh… so a taste of things not to come? lol

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9 butterflies vs. 9 moths?

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Nate’s teaching us “coculus”?

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“Coculus”??
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Cocculus
Cocculus is a genus of 11 species of woody vines and shrubs, native to warm temperate to tropical regions of North America, Asia and Africa. The common name moonseed is also used for the closely related genus Menispermum. The related Indian berry is known as “Cocculus Indicus” in pharmacology.

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Yeah but is it thick though?

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*subcribe

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also… i’m sorry… menispermum… men i sperm…um…

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But is it non-fat cocculus?

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ANYONE WHO THINKS BB BROUGHT CAM IN TO HAND HIM A JOB NEEDS MORE THAN COUNSELING.
HE WILL HAVE YO EARN IT AND I’M NOT WORRY ABOUT THAT CUS HE ISN’T CAPABLE, NOT FOR THE COCULUS OFFENSE LIKE EDELMAN TOLD HIM.

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His arm would have to fall off for him not to beat out Stiddy and Hoyer.

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IT JUST MIGHT, OLD LADY GOT TOO MANY HITS ON THEM.

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BB isn’t “handing” him the job, he’s actually paying him to do it.

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Nate, I don’t like Newton, either, but if he is healthy, he is the starter. There is nothing Stidham can do to change that.

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“So… if he happens to get ‘hurt’ or ‘sick’… you’re saying I’ll be the starter?”- Stidham

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OK, that’s the loophole: If Stidham intentionally injures Newton, he has a chance …unless there are witnesses.

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Stidham is making sure his wife contracts COVID-19 and then he’s going to have her sleep with Newton so he gets infected.

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Seems extreme… but winners always go the extra mile

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Ummmmmmmmmm… that…just…isn’t….right……

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Just curious– if the chiefs opt to “buy out” Mahomes contract in ’22 or ’23, will that count against the cap?

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That’s a question you should ask Miguel on Twitter. The guarantee mechanisms are a bit funky.

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I do not have twitter, instagram, tik tok, or anything.. I almost don’t have a facebook.

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well, I technically *have* twitter, but I am just an observer without an active account.

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It’s possible someone here has taken the time to comb over the contract to figure out the cap implications if they bought him out, traded or cut him in any particular year.

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Scratch might know.

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His contract might be the biggest hype over possibilities that has ever existed. Way too convoluted. It’s hard to even know what the true guaranteed contract is.

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JUST WATCHED STUD THROWING, HE’VE WON THE JOB

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Sure you did.. Isn’t he still on vacation down in Texas? Or is he in a 14-day quarantine (which is required for people coming to/back to MA after going to states like Texas)?

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Anybody who actually thinks BB brought Cam in to be the backup needs counseling. The only way Cam doesn’t start is if he gets injured before the season starts.

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AND ANYONE WHO THINKS BB BROUGHT CAM IN TO HAND HIM A JOB NEEDS MORE THAN COUNSELING.

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THANK GOODNESS THE COCOLUS PLAYBOOK LIKE EDELMAN TOLD HER WILL BE TOO MUCH FOR THE OLDLADY IN THE WIDE SUNDAY CHURCH HAT.
SHE’S ALREADY ON THE ME ME CRAP, IM LEARNING THE PLAY BOOK EVERYONE, I DOUBT SHE WAS LEARNING CUS SHE WOULDN’T BE POSTING.
PROBABLY WAS GETTING THE DUMBEST OUTFITS READY FOR SUNDAYS.
SORRY NO OLDLADY IN STUPID OUTFITS WILL BE ON THE PATRIOTS PODIUM ON SUNDAYS LOOKING LIKE SHES GOING TO CHURCH.
WE ARE ON TO STUD THINGS.
CARRY ON KNUCKLE HEADS.

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Ain’t enough y’all done violated the Sunday morning truce. No, I’m standing here holding a torn-up church crown of a bona fide colored lady. Do you know what a colored lady is? Not your moms, for sure. ‘Cause if they was that, y’all would’ve known better than that bullshit. Y’all trifling with Avon Barksdale reputation here, you know that?
-Slim Charles
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IMO The second best TV show of all time.

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Hope you haven’t bought a Stidham jersey. That would be a big waste of money.

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Not if you have moved on to thick things. Go hug a stud!

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WELL YOU DID FOR BOYCE

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Never bought a jersey. I just keep him in my basement.

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Even more disturbing.

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It’s a beautiful thing. Nothing disturbing about it.

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“Does skin count as a jersey?” -BuffaloBillSoxJim

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It puts the lotion on the skin or it gets the hose again.

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“it runs a go route or it gets the hill again”

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Cam Newton and N’Keal Harry working out together at UCLA. Harry looks a bit slimmer than he did last season. https://twitter.com/john_aguero17/status/1281126136450179072

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Canceled games as a result of the Big Ten’s conference only schedule include:
* Ohio State-Oregon
* Michigan-Washington
* Penn State-Virginia Tech
* Iowa-Iowa State
* Miami-Michigan State
* Wisconsin-Notre Dame
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He left off
Ball State@Michigan.
Ball State@ IU
The two money games that BSU was counting on. This is a deathblow for a mid major group 5 sports fan like myself. Absolute bummer.

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The other thing that pisses me off is the notion that the offense will be better this year because Brady is gone. If the offense is better this year, it’s because: – Harry has spent the entire offseason working with a footwork specialist (and hopefully won’t miss a large chunk of training camp and half of the regular season due to injury). – Meyers has spent the offseason studying film and if they run option routes this season, he will actually run the correct routes. – Edelman won’t be injured for all but 2.5 games this season. – Sanu won’t… Read more »

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The chemistry was not there last year. A lesser overall career talented QB could very well have better chemistry with the same group that the goat had.

You can put the 5 most talented musicians on the planet together. But they could still fail to make one hit song or one hit album. You can take 5 lesser musicians that click and they will produce hit after hit after hit.

Same with acting. Guy X sucks in everything but in this particular role he’s terrific. He has chemistry with the director and the rest of the cast.

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chemistry?

Meyers running the wrong routes has nothing to do with chemistry with the QB. Harry not being able to get open (and giving up on routes) has nothing to do with chemistry with the QB.

Go and check out what Malcolm Mitchell said he did to “earn Brady’s trust”. It can’t get any more basic than that.

Do your damn job.

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What does being last in separation in the league at the WR position has to do with chemistry exactly? Explain? How about JE11 and TB12’s chemistry? Do they have good chemistry? why don’t you explain what that chemistry has to do with Julian leading the league in drops?

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Class of 2011
Cam Newton 240 total TD’s 163 total turnovers
Andy Dalton 226 total TD’s 132 total turnovers.

Our guys
The Goat (2000) 563 total TD’s 301 total turnovers.
Jimmy G (2014) 46 total TD’s 38 total turnovers
B. Hoyer (2009) 54 total TD’s 53 total turnovers
Jacoby B (2016) 40 total TD’s 31 total turnovers
Matty C (2005) 109 total TD’s 133 total turnovers
J. Stidham (2019) 0 total TD’s 1 total turnover

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As a rule of thumb, you get to the NFL playoffs by not losing games. You advance in the playoffs by winning games. It’s a subtle but meaningful distinction. The Titans have been a great example of this. 9-7 in four consecutive seasons, playing a relatively mistake-free brand of football. But the absolute tightrope they have to walk to win a game always weighs down on them in the playoffs. They have won 3 playoff games in those 4 years – a masterpiece of execution against the Ravens, and two slopfests against 2019 Pats and the 2017 Chiefs. I think… Read more »

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Also, when did Brady stop throwing it to Hogan? In the 2018-19 playoffs, he had the 3rd most targets of all pass catchers (not just WRs) in the divisional round, 3rd most targets in the AFC CG and 3rd most targets in the SB.

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Brady only targeted Gronk 1 time in the divisional round. Guess he just didn’t trust him.

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And speaking of Dorsett, Brady had every right to “stop throwing” it to Dorsett after this play (wasn’t the first f-up…wasn’t the last). But he didn’t stop throwing it to him.

https://twitter.com/danorlovsky7/status/1201333829828579328

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That game was full of f-ups from Pats receivers.

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This whole F’ING idea that any of the patriots receivers last year are not guilty of being incompetent on a continuous basis, with wrong routes, separation or critical drops IS about as stupid and absurd as Cam Newtons fashion senses. The main reason TB12 is who and where he is in the pantheon of QB’s or NFL players for that matter in the history of the game has very little to do with what is below his neck but everything to do with what is between his ears. You don’t become F’ING Tom Brady by making as little mistakes as… Read more »

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Imagine prepping all week for that signal in practice and communications to then have your WR do that in a game? And then people were confused when he said he was the most unhappy 8-0 QB they have probably ever seen. When Dan Orlosky broke that play down the next day I felt so bad for Brady. Nothing worse than being the only constant competent player on a team (offensive side). I’ve just made it my rule when it comes to Brady, if there is a problem 99% of the time it wasn’t his fault.

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Did you read some of the comments? One dude blamed it on Brady not being at OTAs. LMFAO!

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It just goes to show how stupid and ignorant people are when it comes to sports. Has Brady and BB made mistakes? Yes. Are they infallible? No. But you will NEVER find a duo that has been more right than wrong than those two in the history of the game. Don’t want to hear a damn thing about Dorset (who’s been a complete bust and why he’s on his 3rd team already) or freaking Hogan (who was a nobody until he caught passes from Brady) I mean what did Hogan do last year without Brady? It’s a joke. I can’t… Read more »

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So we agree? Good.

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You said he stopped throwing it to Hogan, Dorsett and others. So, no, we couldn’t disagree more.

I said Brady had every right to stop throwing it to Dorsett this season….but he didn’t.

Oh, but Lazar showed how he double-clutched at times. Yeah, when the QB expects the receiver to run a certain route and they don’t, he can’t just let it fly.

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Oh, Mazz. You have it backwards. The Pats aren’t closer to Baltimore than they are to KC. They are closer to KC than they are to Baltimore.

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Maybe he meant geographical distance

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Gillette -> Arrowhead, by car: 21:15
Gillette -> M&T, by car: 6:14

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What about by horse and buggy?

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You give Mazz way too much credit. 😉

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IMO, if Cam pans out AND Harry/Meyers make improvements with healthy Sanu/Edelman, I don’t see why the offense can’t be potent. The RBs are already decent-to-good. The wild cards are the TEs. The best part is there won’t be any inherent bias from the QB. Cam’s never struck me as a “I’m not throwing to THAT guy” type of QB (before anyone gets their panties in a knot, I’m not throwing shade at Brady).

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I don’t know if I’d go as far as POTENT. But they don’t have to be. Last year they were terrible in the red zone. That’s the main thing you need to improve, and with Cam, you have a good chance to improve. Then the other big picture key is keeping turnovers down. With their defense, keeping turnovers down will equate to winning the possession battle every week. This is a bigger ? mark with Cam than red zone. Then there was the kicking issues. If the rookie kicker can kick, that alone is going to make a difference. You… Read more »

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Reminds me of the Twins with the bases loaded last year. They had a historically potent offense, but with the bases loaded, they were worst in the league, and they flamed out in the playoffs.
Bases loaded and red zone are the places where an offense should score. If a team can’t score there, it doesn’t matter how good they are in other areas; they won’t go far.

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Yep. They don’t have to be dynamic between the 20s, if they’re consistently winning the field position battle. They just have to capitalize in the red zone.
For all of last year’s offensive struggles, it was really in the red zone part that did them in – both in that KC game after the Harry non-TD, and vs TEN.

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3 consecutive runs off LT! WTF!!!

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I think there of questions for this Patriots team.

With Brady here we as fans always that they were going to be SB contenders. Well he is gone and this team could go up or it could go down. It is a wide open situation.

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With Brady here we as fans always that they were going to be SB contenders.
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LOLOL! From being a Patriots internet commenter since 2003, no they have NOT. I’ve spent the last 17 years telling Pats fans the end is NOT NIGH. . I have an entire wardrobe of ruined shirts from so many crying on my shoulder that I could stock a department store.

“We suck! We are doomed. We are too cheap Everyone has better players. ….we,….we uh……~YEAH~ We won! We’re #1 We’re #1.”
Extremely accurate ^^^^^^^

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Cam isn’t exactly the turnover machine that people like to say he is.

Kicking is a HUGE question mark, I agree.

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He’s also a new guy, in a highly unusual offseason. Communication might be a problem.
And we don’t yet know what kind of offense they intend to run. He’s not accurate intermediate-to-deep, he’s accurate on short stuff. are they going to make him throw down the field more or less?
I def think turnovers remain a question mark. And a bigger one than the other two in the post above.

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Either way, my point was that you don’t need a quantum leap from the skill players or anything – accomplishing those those three macro-scale points over the course of the season will get the job done.

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Good. Because that didn’t happen. If Brady felt a guy wasn’t going to help them win, he would tell that to BB (who agreed with him) and that player ended up being sent packing. [I’m assuming you are alluding to his Howard Stern interview] At no time last season did Brady intentionally not throw to a receiver that was open because he didn’t “trust” him. Were there missed opportunities at times (for various reasons)….yes. As far as what team they are closer to, I was looking at how our defense matches up with the other offense. They don’t match up… Read more »

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…c’mon man. We’re gonna act like Brady didn’t just stop throwing to Chris Hogan? Philip Dorsett? I could go on and on, but let’s call a spade a spade.

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You’re kidding right? You actually think he stopped throwing to them when they were open?

This is comical.

As I’ve said many times…Game Pass is free. Find plays where he stopped throwing to them when they were open.

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You should know I’ve already been through every single play on offense from 2019. Have to finish 2018.

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Erik Lazar spent all last season pointing out Brady’s double clutching to guys because he wasn’t sure if they’d break correctly on a route or catch the ball.

That’s not a slight on Brady, but it is what it is.

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Then finding the plays should be easy for you.

And stop saying it isn’t a slight on Brady because that’s exactly how you meant it.

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WRs running incorrect routes isn’t the same as Brady refusing to throw to open receivers.

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And, as is now an annual tradition, here is the first review of #TheOffice: “A summer stinker: A bore in homeopathic doses can be hilarious, but a bore in real time remains simply a bore” by Victor Lewis-Smith, The Evening Standard, July 10th, 2001. https://rickygervais.tumblr.com/post/400784002

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Never saw it.

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Not everyone has seen the British version. How about the US version?

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Nope.

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Dammit, Cali!

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I’ve seen one episode. (Not because I didn’t think it was funny; I just don’t watch a lot of TV.)

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My only exposure to the show is from memes.

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Dammit, Boney!

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The British version is not only the original, but I also like it better.

But I do love them both. I just give more credit to the original. (Unless we are talking about Led Zepplin songs. Then in that case I’m a hypocrite.)

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Why do people ask for a friend on Twitter? Why doesn’t the friend just ask for him/herself?

Oh, Gil. smh.

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whoever controls his twitter is pretty funny

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Wow – that’s bananas – definitely supports the Pats’ decision on each

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Seems BB knows a thing or two about value.

BB would make a great president. He values the working class over the elite$.

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But the elites would make sure his message never became mainstream since the elites own the stream.

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Putting Brissett at #2 is kind of harsh. Brissett came to the Colts as a backup but then he ended up as a starter. They had to adjust his salary accordingly. They didn’t know at the time that they would get Rivers.

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I agree.
-They had gigantic cap space, and nothing to do with it.
-They did a high AAV in exchange for less years.
-He did produce for them, albeit nothing special, so they’ve gotten some value out of it – those snaps woulda gone to… Brian Hoyer?
-They didn’t know they were going to get Rivers.
It’s not an unmovable deal either. When the QBs that the teams are dreaming on start to suck royally, you might be able to trade him if you don’t want him.

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Indianapolis still put themselves in the position they are currently dealing with.
We lost the GOAT and have no cap space and we look a million times better.

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Colts have over $22MM in cap space left. The Brissett contract doesn’t hurt them. They’ve done a great job recovering from all the damage Grigson did to that team.

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21-27 2 losing seasons 1 playoff appearance.

I’m predicting you’ll be “tums freaking out” if that is our record over the next three seasons.

“They’ve done a great job recovering from Tom Brady moved on from Tampa.”

I might not see that from you, even if we go to the post season over the next three years and finish 0-3 during that span.

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???

Grigson was the one who traded a 1st round pick to the Browns for Trent Richardson. More importantly, he is the reason why Andrew Luck had to retire.

They have gone from a dumpster fire OL to one of the best in the NFL. Good backfield. Good defense.

They’ve had issues with injured QBs.

They are improving.

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So the only way Cam can even reach the $7.5M max is to be Pro Bowl, All Pro and win the SB.

$2.75M of Cam’s money is tied to making the playoffs and winning.

$2,25M of Brady’s money is tied to making the playoffs and winning.

Cam has no statistical incentives.

Brady has 5 that could also trigger an additional $2.25M

Cam base: $1.05M

Brady base $25M