Patriots Local News:

SOURCE:Boston Globe


SOURCE:Boston Globe


SOURCE:Fox News


SOURCE:Pats Pulpit


SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:Boston.com


SOURCE:theday.com


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:USA TODAY


SOURCE:WEEI


SOURCE:Boston.com


SOURCE:MASSLive


SOURCE:Pats Pulpit


SOURCE:Boston Sports Journal


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:Boston.com


SOURCE:CBS Boston


SOURCE:Boston Herald

Patsfans.com

Upcoming Opponent:
Next Up: Dolphins
Sun
Sep 13th

Current Patriots Twitter Feed:

Chung signed to 2 year extension. I’m confused.

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Joey007, May 20, 2020.

  1. archstanton543

    archstanton543 In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2014
    Messages:
    2,548
    Likes Received:
    533
    Ratings:
    +4,137
    I don't know about a role model. The dude got busted for cocaine possession not that long ago.
     
    • Dislike Dislike x 1
    • Interesting Interesting x 1
  2. betterthanthealternative

    betterthanthealternative PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    Messages:
    6,823
    Likes Received:
    1,856
    Ratings:
    +8,313
    Good post.
    There's no way they expose Stidham to anything like Antonio Brown. They only went in the direction of a diva WR because of trying to optimize Brady the veteran, who could adapt instantly and not be influenced by Brown's behavior.
     
    • Interesting Interesting x 1
  3. archstanton543

    archstanton543 In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2014
    Messages:
    2,548
    Likes Received:
    533
    Ratings:
    +4,137
    Brown was only on the team for a little over a week. While I agree the money was a waste, the time spent wasn't.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Interesting Interesting x 1
  4. DropKickFlutie

    DropKickFlutie In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    Messages:
    2,733
    Likes Received:
    612
    Ratings:
    +2,770
    Total mischaracterization. He wasn't home and friends of his were at his vacation home.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Useful Useful x 1
  5. Sicilian

    Sicilian Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    8,742
    Likes Received:
    1,964
    Ratings:
    +10,661
    Even if you believe the cocaine was actually his (I don't know either way, but for hypotheticals I'll give you that), no one said "role model", they said "mentor". As in, someone to help them learn the position on the field. No one expects Chung to be their f-ing youth pastor.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Useful Useful x 1
  6. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    31,909
    Likes Received:
    2,709
    Ratings:
    +11,492
    Of course not. Stidham will be passing to Meyer, Hastings and another UDFA, surely better talent that AB.
     
    • What?? What?? x 1
  7. vuudu

    vuudu Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract Weekly Picks Winner

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Messages:
    7,318
    Likes Received:
    909
    Ratings:
    +5,106
    Who gets traded? Who gets cut? just one too many safeties.

    Patrick Chung
    Terrence Brooks
    Myles Bryant
    Devin McCourty
    Adrian Phillips
    Kyle Dugger
    Malik Gant
    Adraius Pickett
    Cody Davis
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2020
  8. One-If-By-Sea

    One-If-By-Sea Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    582
    Likes Received:
    161
    Ratings:
    +714
    Not if we play 3 safeties instead of the nickel.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Interesting Interesting x 1
  9. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    31,909
    Likes Received:
    2,709
    Ratings:
    +11,492
    Chung, McCourty and Brooks are back.
    Duggar and Phillips replaced Harmon.
    On or both starters may be gone next year.
    ================
    I have Davis making the team as a STer.
    That give me a total of 12 DB's, 2 of which are STO players. This about normal.
    ===========
    THE FIGHT FOR THE PRACTICE SQUAD
    Bryant, Gant, Pickett
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Useful Useful x 1
    • Sad Sad x 1
  10. captain stone

    captain stone Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    19,057
    Likes Received:
    2,456
    Ratings:
    +10,447
    Chung had to leave the game during the Most Important 3rd Down of the Season.

    Seems that he's constantly being removed from games because his body can no longer absorb full-time the hits that are required of the position...

    I don't believe that he has much, if anything, left in the tank...same as his broken-down '09 draftee Edelman.

    I'm not really blaming them, much...10 years in the league will do that to a body, especially the body of a somewhat-undersized box Safety & of a slot WR...
     
  11. captain stone

    captain stone Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    19,057
    Likes Received:
    2,456
    Ratings:
    +10,447
    Patrick Chung - Lock.

    Terry Brooks - Absolut feckin garbage (see: Most Important 3rd Down of the Season); doesn't deserve to wear the uniform.

    Myles Bryant - belongs with the CBs, not with the Safeties.

    DMac - Lock.

    Adrian Phillips - Lock...or should be...

    Ducking Fugger - Lock.

    Malik Gant - Practice Squad candidate, not a serious threat for the 53.

    Adarius Pickett - PS candidate, also not a serious threat.

    Cody Davis - Lock...or should be...

    That's the list...5 Safeties looks reasonable to me...
     
  12. captain stone

    captain stone Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    19,057
    Likes Received:
    2,456
    Ratings:
    +10,447
    I would've given your post an Agree except for the Terry Brooks = Lock thing.

    If our Miss Brooks makes the 53, then I will truly be Sad...as should All of us...
     
  13. Ring 6

    Ring 6 PatsFans.com Wall of Fame Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    50,104
    Likes Received:
    5,435
    Ratings:
    +7,902
    ?
     
  14. TheRainMaker

    TheRainMaker In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2018
    Messages:
    4,885
    Likes Received:
    884
    Ratings:
    +6,138
    This will make things even worse. Pats asking Joejuan Williams to play safety or “Jack of all trades”. Lol.

    It’s what happens when you hoard.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  15. borisman

    borisman Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    Messages:
    1,226
    Likes Received:
    281
    Ratings:
    +1,225
    As many times the Pats play 3 safeties and the fact that Davis is ST guy, it's safe to assume BB will carry 6 safeties. I wouldn't be shocked if JoeJuan gets time at safety, like McCourty. Not saying it will happen. If I had to predict I'd say the stays at CB. I think Brooks makes the team as last safety.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  16. mosi's man

    mosi's man Practice Squad Player

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2014
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    48
    Ratings:
    +160
    I think this is all part of Belichick looking to combat the Chiefs, Ravens, Bills, etc.. Increasingly, NFL offenses are RPO looks with lightening fast offensive weapons running laterally across the field and quarterbacks who can exploit holes in the defense with their legs. How do you defend misdirection with speed like this while avoiding being gashed by running QBs? With a millions in-the-box safety types and smaller, fast linebackers. We could potentially have a combination of Chung, Phillips, Duggar, Uche, J. Williams and even this kid from Wyoming, Maluia, on the field. I think they are all being brought in to try to cover these offenses as well as covering tight ends and slot guys running across the middle of the field. They are all bigger hybrid guys who will, I imagine, line up at linebacker, off the edge, as well as at safety and look to punish running quarterbacks and wideouts running horizontally across the field. I'm actually excited to see what Belichick is looking to build defensively this year. I think he realizes that the future of defense has to be with this kind of hybrid look and nearly all their defensive acquisitions seem to have this concept in mind. Everyone looks to the Titans game at their Achilles heel but the Titans offense was nearly unique in the NFL and besides, the Pats defense gave up 13 points that day (it was the offense being unable to score that cost us that game). Rather, it was against Baltimore that the D really struggled and it looks like we're undergoing a rebuild with that in mind. I wouldn't be surprised if we carry about twenty safeties.....
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Interesting Interesting x 1
  17. BaconGrundleCandy

    BaconGrundleCandy PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    May 31, 2016
    Messages:
    9,177
    Likes Received:
    4,506
    Ratings:
    +12,979
    It definitely is. He has the standing to make a power play like this but nonetheless I admire the conviction and willingness to be different to combat this wave.

    I brought this up last year and didn't hear much from the media or anyone else.

    He went all in on the OLB-DE & SS-LB hybrids, to get the size and athleticism he needs. Guys that can chase, cut off angles and tackle. The tackling is so important for this team. So many plays get funneled and shifted outside you absolutely need your 2nd/3rd level guys to wrap up.

    I posted a few articles in another thread and came away ... again with an appreciation for just how much Bill values it.

    *Should be noted to some ...
    Also in terms of personnel and getting guys on the field -remember Dugger played a lot of snaps at FS/SAF in college. He definitely has some range and enough athleticism to play deep on occasion.
     
    • Useful Useful x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  18. mosi's man

    mosi's man Practice Squad Player

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2014
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    48
    Ratings:
    +160
    I agree with you that he has the physicality and range to play deep, but aside from occasionally dropping deep to confuse the offense, I think they want him closer to the line of scrimmage. Especially early on, I think he will be rushing the QB more often than playing FS. I think that is why McCourty was re-signed; to play deeps in Cover 1, organize the younger players front of him as they learn this variable system and also to pass on the Patriots culture to the next generation of defenders.

    Obviously not all of these players will have the capability to play multiple positions, but this is clearly how Belichick invasions he defense going forward. Whoever lacks the flexibility will be jettisoned and he'll move on and look for other guys (that will give posters ample opportunity to complain about Bill the GM). For him, player acquisition is a year round activity and this process looks to be just beginning to evolve.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  19. DropKickFlutie

    DropKickFlutie In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    Messages:
    2,733
    Likes Received:
    612
    Ratings:
    +2,770
    Good post. A rebalancing of position amounts. More in the box safeties and fewer ILBs, fewer OLBs, fewer classic DEs on a team.

    .
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • What?? What?? x 1
  20. n6249c

    n6249c Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    5,279
    Likes Received:
    1,296
    Ratings:
    +5,441
    I’m not sure why this is newsworthy. According to Reiss it’s an annual thing. They’ll probably be right back doing it again next year.
     
    • Sad Sad x 1

Share This Page

FORUM SEARCH: CLOSE
For searches w/multiple
players add commas
(Ex: "Bill Belichick, Devin McCourty")