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  1. M

    We Are Playing A Lot of Players That Few Can Even Identify

    We are definitely giving folks a chance inside the front seven. 1) we have Guy. 2) We have Cowart and Jennings. 3) And we have LB's and DT's that few have even heard of. There is a hard limit to how many db's you can have helping the front seven, especially against a team with a good QB and...
  2. SammyBlueCat

    new guy Carl Davis = Run defender

    This Patriots Veteran Addition Has Helped Solve Biggest First-Half Flaw - NESN.com
  3. patfanken

    Idle thoughts - an abreviated version

    This was a great win against a very good team. THAT is what you all should take from this game. Why did we win? Well it's simple. They Pats followed the same formula that basically defined the 20 year run before we "sucked". We ran the ball effectively. We had turn overs and didn't turn...
  4. upstater1

    We are still the Patriots, and I will enjoy and look forward to a great future

    I have watched too much football to not have faith in Belichick and McDaniels. In Belichick's first stint in New England as a DC, he was the difference that brought us to the 96 Super Bowl. Then he went to the Jets w/ Parcells and that team was a bear to play against. I wanted Belichick in the...
  5. Pape

    New Position --- QB SPY

    The league is really moving towards multi-dimensional qbs... guys who run and throw... some throw better (Wilson) some run better (Jackson) some seem to do everything really well (Mahomes) ... and some who don't do either particularly well but are getting better (Allen etc)... Would it be worth...
  6. P

    NEW ARTICLE: Five Thoughts Following the Patriots Win: Newton's Gesture Said a Lot

    Five Thoughts Following the Patriots Win: Newton's Gesture Said a Lot Ian Logue Sunday's win over the Dolphins was a nice start for a Patriots team that's making a new start without the departed Tom Brady and here's a quick rundown of some thoughts as New England kicks off 2020 with a 1-0...
  7. drew4008

    Who the heck are our linebackers?

    Patriots.com lists the starters as Shilique Calhoun, Ja'Whaun Bentley, and Brandon Copeland, with youngsters Joejuan Williams and Anfernee Jennings in the wings (plus two rookies). Seeing as how (I think?) none of these guys have even started a game with us, this is really going to be one of...
  8. P

    Postcards From the Edge - Patriots Front Seven Primed For 2019

    Postcards From the Edge - Patriots Front Seven Primed For 2019 Steve Balestrieri Last season at this time, there were major questions about the depth of their linebacking corps and who...besides Trey Flowers could rush the passer. Continue reading... (If you enjoyed this entry - hit the...
  9. billdog3484

    Patriots Front 7

    I cannot believe how bad our front 7 is. It has to be one of, if not the worst, in the entire league. The lack of talent is so bad it is hard to imagine how Bill Belichick could allow this to happen. Outside of Trey Flowers, I dont know if there is one player is would be considered league...
  10. S

    Run Defense

    Good article by Curran and some pointed remarks about M. Brown from Mayo which contradicts remarks by some players last week about Brown being one of the more underrated players. For all the talk about the last play of the game and mental mistakes. this is what concerned me most and those chunk...
  11. M

    2019 Front Six

    I don't think this group is bad at all going into the offseason. Yes, we need to replace Flowers. Yes, we need to draft a DT and a LB, but we start with a good group. DL: Wise, Guy, Clayborne, Brown, Butler, Simon LB: Hightower, Van Noy, Roberts, Bentley, Sam ST: King ???: Rivers, Davis, Shelton
  12. N

    Ufomba Kamalu, big athletic pass rusher, signed to practice squad

    Patriots Sign Big, Athletic Pass Rusher Ufomba Kamalu To Practice Squad Definitely sounds big and athletic: “Kamalu played outside linebacker with the Texans at 6-foot-6, 295 pounds. He was able to do that because of his elite athleticism for his size. Kamalu ran a 4.88-second 40-yard dash at...
  13. patfanken

    Idle thoughts - the "GOAT" edition

    God I hate these Sunday Night games. By the time I listen to all the post game pressers, check out the box score, and think about what I'm going to talk about; it's always past 1am before I even start. Bill would say, "Just suck it up, DO YOUR JOB, and stop whining". So I will. ;) This...
  14. patfanken

    idle thoughts - The Ugly edition.

    OK this is going to be a quick one since it's already 12:30 and I have a 7:15am Doctor's appointment and I want to look good for the receptionist. ;) Besides there is really nothing much to learn from this game except that the Bills have a pretty good defense and ZERO offense outside of...
  15. patfanken

    Idle thoughts - The late edition.

    Pulled an all nighter playing poker from Saturday to Sunday Morning so this will be a Monday edition, rather than a Sunday one. I'm having trouble getting a handle on this game. Was it a good game, or a bad one? Should we revel in the win, or be concerned that we almost lost to the likes of...
  16. Joey007

    Patriots sign ex-Colt DE/OLB John Simon

    Isn’t going to solve our problems, but not bad. He’s surely better than Davis.
  17. miloofcroton

    Let's talk defensive styles

    I just spent a little time with a couple sources for 2017 team stats (PFF and Football Outsiders) that gave me some team tendencies. We tend to categorize defenses fairly crudely, either solely by base defense formation, by generic terms like 'one-gap 3-4' vs 'two-gap 3-4' or something, or by...
  18. long distance

    State of the Pats: READY for big games

    After struggling, injury ridden season - just at the right time this team now seems ready for big games. 1. Front 7 Front 7 was/is seen as the biggest or the only liability of this team. Going into playoffs one could argue that is no longer the case. One guy this unit could heavily lean on...
  19. Patsfanin Philly

    10 Useless stats to start off 2018

    1) Passing yards allowed 2017 1st 6 games---321.0 ypg Last 10 games 207.1 ypg 2) Points allowed first 4 games 32.0 ppg Points allowed last 12 games 14.0 ( take out 21 pt given up by offense pick 6/2 fumble recoveries for TD) and defense allowed 12.25 ppg 3) Patriots have been 2-2 or...
  20. P

    Patriots Make No More Moves at the Trade Deadline, What About the Edge?

    Patriots Make No More Moves at the Trade Deadline, What About the Edge? Steve Balestrieri “It takes two to Tango” and one has to wonder if anyone out there was willing to help Bill Belichick and New England unless getting an exorbitant return. Continue reading... (If you enjoyed this entry...

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