Mike Lombardi on the Pats defense

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  1. Rob0729

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    Mike Lombardi was on 98.5 with Ted Sarandis today and Lombardi feels the young players on this defense are talent and he feels that this defense will be a good defense the second half of the year. He really think Mayo will emerge this year too. He thinks that the only thing this defense really needs to be good is experience.

    On a side note, I forgot how bad Ted Sarandis really is. The guy barely knows the Pats' players. He constantly referred to the official unofficial Pats depth chart to name the starters. Unfortunately for him, that depth chart is majorly wrong with Sanders and Guyton starting over Chung and Spikes. Apparently Sarandis didn't realize it. He also kept referring to Revis' deal as seven years, $46 million (really a four year, $46 million with a three year option). He was so adament that the Jets were clearly better than the Pats and the best the Pats would do is 9-7 (which I have no problem with him predicting), he ruined the interview with Lombardi because he so tried to get Lombardi to back up his position by stearing the questions that way and Lombardi is high on the Pats (at least for the division) and think the Jets are way overhyped and may be somewhere around 8-8. Lombardi is a Belichick butt boy so I take his predictions with a grain of salt.
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  2. Off The Grid

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    I agree with Lombardi on BOTH points:

    1 ~ Mayo ~ despite what many say ~ is poised for an HUGE year.

    2 ~ The Patriots Defense should finish the year VERY strongly, after a shaky start.
  3. BradyFTW!

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    If you want to see Lombardi with a better platform for giving what sounds like the same points, he was on Bill Simmons' podcast pretty recently, and while Simmons also thinks the Pats are mediocre, he did at least give Lombardi room to make his points.
  4. Rob0729

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    The sad thing is you could almost hear Sarandis pouting that Lombardi didn't agree with him. It just made for a bad interview. At one point, Lombardi said that he thought he was on a NY radio station after the way Sarandis talked about the Jets. You don't build up a guest as a brilliant NFL analyst and when he doesn't agree with your opinion, you don't try to manipulate what they say to agree with you.
  5. Deus Irae

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    Well, hopefully Lombardi will turn out to have been prescient.
  6. Rob0729

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    BTW, Lombardi gushed about the Jarrad Page. He thinks he will be huge for the Pats in the red zone. Lombardi says he is a very smart player who doesn't bite on QB fakes like Meriweather can from time to time (that is what he said).
  7. jefmblrd

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    We are in for some bumps in the road as far as the defense goes, but the more experience they can get together out the year, the better they'll be. I think the second half of the year prediction is a good one.
  8. everlong

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    With any ILB in a 3-4 their having a monster year is based on how good the defensive front plays. After Vince there's a whole lot of unproven on that line right now When Mayo is allowed to range free to the ball he does a great job but when a guard gets out on him he still hasn't figured it out and doesn't hold his ground. I don't think he'll ever be a Ted Johnson squaring up a guard but Tedy was a master at mixing it up on them by sometimes taking on the blocks and sometimes swimming around them. It kept the OL honest. Granted Tedy wasn't doing those things in his first two years either. It's a long learning process.

    I hope he has a monster year but I'm cautiously optimistic.
  9. eagle eye

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    Sounds from your comments that he is saying something positive but Mike Lombardi is about the worst analyst I've even come across.
  10. cmasspatsfan

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    What do you expect from 98.5, I had it on for 5 minutes when I ran to the store today and it was 5 minutes of Felger going over every draft mistake that the Pats have made since 06. Balanced talk is one thing but these guys are way over the top trying to be contrarian.
    On a side not I hit myself in the head with a baseball bat for leaving that station on for the whole ride to the store. :bricks:
  11. BradyFTW!

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    I disagree with him almost as frequently as I agree with him, but he actually bases his arguments in reality and remains pretty objective. On that basis alone, he's one of the best.
  12. cupofjoe1962

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    I know that Sarandis hates Belichick.

    Wasn't it Sarandis who called Belichick "POND SCUM" when Kraft hired him
    prior to the 2000 season?

    I listen to 98.5 sometimes on Sunday afternnoon on my way to work.
    At this point in the season, I jones for Patriots talk and I am tired of
    listening to the Red Sox on my drive to work.

    Yesterday Sarandis was questioning why Belichick would cut one of his
    best pass rushers in Burgess.

    Has he watched Burgess since he joined the Pats?

    Sarandis should stick to college basketball.

    PATSYLICIOUS Pro Bowl Player

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    I know it's not going to happen on this forum, but you can't put a whole lot of stock into however this defense looks the first few weeks. Can't get too high if they look great and can't get too low if they look terrible. This process requires lots of patience and things will change alot by season's end. I remember how awful the defenses of 2001, 2003, and 2005 looked early on and how great they were at the end (even though '05 ended bad overall, the defense was damn stout). At the same time I remember 2002 and 2006
  14. reflexblue

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    As Troy Brown would say Bingo...We have Bingo.
  15. DarrylS

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    Sarandis is insufferable, in his quest to be edgy, he comes across as just flat out dumb.. there is a reason he is on the weekends.. he really knows crap about the Patriots..

    Glad to see Lombardi, who is generally respected, to have been more positive than the azz clown weekend radio hosts...
  16. chris66

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    Thats the thing Sarandis is a hoops guy. he really doesnt know much about the Pats and after yesterday you will not hear him till hoops season
  17. Pat the Pats Fan

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    I am glad I don't live in New England so I don't have to listen to the negative talk radio. But then again, that's what talk radio mostly is.:p
  18. cmasspatsfan

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    I believe that was Kevin Mannix that called BB Duplicitous Pond Scum
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  19. JackBauer

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    Guys like Lombardi and Mayock are pretty much the only ones worth their salt in the national media.

    Of course, I have been drinking today so I'm sure I may be forgetting a few, but the point stands.
  20. ahmed

    ahmed Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    We need to be lucky to be good on defense. This defense is very young and very thin; we will need a lot of luck. Brace, Cunningham and McCourtney need to produce and we need to to be very healthy because we already had all the injuries we could afford and then already.
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