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  1. Nehalem

    Nehalem 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Also hurt Brady
     
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    Great write up as usual.. Bortles played the best game of his life, and there is a lot more hope for the Jags offense.. some of his passes were incredible...

    The hit on Gronkowski really pissed me off, of course there are those who said he had not choice, but that is all ********. It seems fair that when this type of thing happens and the hit player goes into concussion protocol, the player who hit him needs to stay off the field until that player is cleared to play again.

    INOW after Church hit Gronk, he should be benched by the Refs until Gronk returns to the field again.. the penalty needs to fit the infraction particularly when a player goes into the concussion protocol.

    Butler seems to have lost something and Gilmore has made some big time moves.. lots of fans are no longer complaining.

    After some boring games mid season, this game was kick ass exciting.. on the edge of my seat the whole second half.

    Amendola is money, and after the game when he was with Olivia Culpo warmed the ****les of my heart..

    Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels seemed to realize that significance that yesterday's game was their last coaching for the Pats at Gillette..

    After the game Mrs. P came on the field, with a kick ass D-fense coat.. then there is the pix of him on his back laying in the confetti.

     
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    Froob Independent Investigator & pliable af PatsFans.com Supporter

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    It’s time to say it, the Patriots are Coughlin’s kyrptonite. 0-2 in AFC title games.
     
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  4. PP2

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    He had a monster game: 100 yards reception, plus 88 in DPI, so quite frankly, that's 188 yards against those elite corners, something I never thought was going to happen.

    I thought he was going to have a quiet game but he destroyed both Bouye and Ramsey on deep comeback routes- just great separations.
     
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  5. SacPete1

    SacPete1 On the Game Day Roster

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    Great post Ken.

    I thought the Lewis fumble was called correctly. He lost control and although he appeared to have re-secured it, it was momentary and he didn't survive the ground and as we have seen, if you lose control as you are going to the ground, you have to regain control and maintain it all the way through when coming to the ground, not just for a moment (ASJ play comes to mind).

    Regarding the matchups with the Eagles and we will surely be discussing this at length, when Jeffrey, Smith, Agholor and Ertz are on the field, I could see Rowe, Gilmore, Butler and Chung as the corresponding coverage guys when playing man.
     
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  6. nabwong

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    Dorsett is the 2013 Amendola. I’m curious to see how he will blossom given great coaching. Of course, he’d have to sign a new contract.
     
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    Dorsett is still under Contract for two more years I think him being a First Rounder. Should be even better next year Clutch Catch in a Big moment yesterday.
     
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    Seacoast Fan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Thanks Ken, I always read your write up.
    I usually defer to others on the Xs and Os of game but I will follow up on to general points you made. First, your comments about Nantz Are spot on. It’s like the patriots are the only team in the league that have ever had a drive extended by a penalty on the other team.... and if that happens early in the drive, he’ll never shut up about it. He never does that with the other teams. And I know Romo is beloved by all so I don’t feel like getting roasted on this, but quite frankly, not a big fan of him.
    Second, I had to laugh at the storyline that somehow Coughlin has the patriots number ....Like he drew up the helmet catch.
     
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    Lavictoire Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Your political references always ruin a good write up.
     
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  10. patriot1136

    patriot1136 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Yes, thank you! I totally agree, I am sick of Jim Nance too! He is annoying as hell.
     
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    Sfpat In the Starting Line-Up

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    On the Jags first TD, am I the only one who thinks that OPI could and should have been called? A receiver gives a shove to Chung (runs straight at Chung, pushes off, then cuts over the middle), enough to prevent Chung from getting to the TE.
     
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    Agreed. Taking a knee with 55 seconds on the clock & holding two time outs? I was at the game, and remember thinking, wow, that is going to cost them. They might have lost the game right there (of course, those thoughts vanished in the 4th quarter when we were down by 10 and seemingly couldn't get anything going).
     
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    There were so many penalties in that game that weren't called. The holding on the Pats all day in the 1st half was maddening. I was wondering why the Pats didn't hold more as obviously it wasn't going to be called. I know that everyone is screaming about the refs and only making calls in the Pats's favor (shame on you Boomer Esiason - another media hack who pretends to like the Pats when he's paid to come on all the local radio stations every week), but to me the only calls they made all game were the really obvious ones. It took a deliberate head shot to Gronk, a push of the receiver out of bounds way after 5 yards, and wearing the defender as a necklace to get anything called. Heck the most controversial call (not a penalty but a "fumble" that many thought Lewis had re-possessed before he hit the ground) went AGAINST the Pats and should have been soul-crushing. Instead our D finally got a stop and Brady went into Brady mode.

    What a game and what a finish (again) by our team! We are so lucky, but I am not sure how many more of these games I can take! (Just kidding, I'll take them all if they are wins).
     
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    yeah.....no.......the Jags defensive scheme was NOTHING like the giants.....but it sure do sound good
     
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    The speed of Smith and Jack reduced Lewis and White's effectiveness....the good news is that Bradham, Kendricks aren't nearly as fast
     
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    He hasn't been used much or targeted this season but the guy still has plenty of talent and hauled in a terrific catch.
     
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    PFK in championship form!

    Thoughts:
    Jax attacked NE were I always feel NE is vulnerable....RBs releasing from the backfield with 15 yds of space, and between the layers of NE's zone pass defense. The Pats defensive game plan was all about eliminating the run which left them vulnerable and Jax recognized this, exploited this....and hats off to Bortles for executing it flawlessly.
    But then something happened in the 2nd half....a phenomenon that appears in the 2nd half of all NE games....SHRINKAGE!
    Starting in Q3, Jax chooses runs up the middle on first down....again and again. Maybe the coach was thinking about last year's Super Bowl when Atlanta opted to pass with the cushy lead rather than take time off the clock on the ground. Regardless....Jax went ultra conservative on O and NE was ready for the shrinkage portion of the game.
    Atlanta....damned if you do
    Jax.....damned if you don't

    More thoughts:
    I think I only saw Gilmore on my TV screen twice all game and both were tremendous plays. $$$$ well spent
    Can we start a Go Fund Me account for our male model/WR who always shows up this time of year?
    How many MPH did Brady lose on his fastball yesterday thanks to the wounded hand? Accuracy...yes....velocity....no
    Vikings....dome team....on the road....collapse. Funny how that works.
    8 SBs in 17 years. NE needs to get back to the SB next year to make it a respectable 50%
     
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    QuantumMechanic Burn it all down! PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Marrone has to be dinged for the 2nd half playcalling. They ran Fournette up the gut on first down every single first down except for two. Except for one 14yd run they were in 2-and-7 or longer on every second down in the second half. That's not gonna cut it. Another team conspiring in cutting their own throat by turtling on offense too soon.
     
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    Actually, that isn't true once possession is established. He held onto the ball and was down by contact. The ball was clearly pinned between his thigh.
     
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    And how about taking a knee with 55 seconds and 2 TOs left in the 1st half? Going conservative actually started then.
     
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