Patriots Local News:

SOURCE:USA TODAY


SOURCE:Boston Globe


SOURCE:Boston.com


SOURCE:USA TODAY


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:Bleacher Report


SOURCE:MASSLive


SOURCE:ProFootballTalk.com


SOURCE:WEEI


SOURCE:Bleacher Report


SOURCE:WEEI


SOURCE:USA TODAY


SOURCE:nypost.com


SOURCE:bangordailynews.com


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:Boston Herald


SOURCE:Boston Sports Journal


SOURCE:tmz.com


SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:Boston Globe


SOURCE:USA TODAY


SOURCE:Boston.com

Patsfans.com

Upcoming Opponent:
Next Up: Dolphins
Sun
Sep 13th

Current Patriots Twitter Feed:

Idle thoughts - the "good loss" edition

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by patfanken, Nov 4, 2019.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. NYCPATS4LIFE

    NYCPATS4LIFE In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2019
    Messages:
    2,255
    Likes Received:
    206
    Ratings:
    +1,793

    Again in my opinion that Edelman fumble is not where momentum was lost. Pats came back and scored a td to make it 24-20 ravens. It was lost in the ravens possession where this so called great defense allowed a long drive for a td. They couldn’t get the stop. A 4th and 4 and the ravens went for it. They had no respect for this defense. Frankly if the other team has 37 points you deserve to lose!
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Dislike Dislike x 2
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  2. 203Pat

    203Pat In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2014
    Messages:
    3,071
    Likes Received:
    689
    Ratings:
    +5,387
    Didn’t Brady throw for 285?
     
  3. Arialgg

    Arialgg PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,444
    Likes Received:
    571
    Ratings:
    +2,549
    Except the Patriots also have two weeks to prepare for the Eagles in this case... which should take away any Eagles advantage.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  4. p8ryts

    p8ryts 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2005
    Messages:
    1,693
    Likes Received:
    218
    Ratings:
    +986
    Stuff happens, it evens out in the end.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. p8ryts

    p8ryts 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2005
    Messages:
    1,693
    Likes Received:
    218
    Ratings:
    +986
    It doesn't matter because Tom is only looking for Edelman, Sanu and White. Edelman was gassed, I have to believe that Sanu and Watson were gassed also. Yet, Myers and Izzo didn't get in the game (1 snap combined). Izzo could have dropped the seam pass. Meyers could have fumbled. Bill, Josh and Tommy are the best but every once in awhile they outfox themselves. If Myers and Izzo are so terrible they couldn't be trusted at all then they shouldn't be on the team.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  6. p8ryts

    p8ryts 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2005
    Messages:
    1,693
    Likes Received:
    218
    Ratings:
    +986
    Wilson and Jackson seem more durable
     
  7. patfanken

    patfanken PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    13,210
    Likes Received:
    8,936
    Ratings:
    +23,084
    Thanks - fixed it
     
  8. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    31,904
    Likes Received:
    2,709
    Ratings:
    +11,485
    If the patriots ran a regular offense (with lots of substitution), the defense of the ravens would have been better. Sure, Edelman, Sanu and White were tired. However, the defense of the ravens was much more tired.

    Rotating our WR's and TE's, and rotating defensive players of the ravens would have benefitted the ravens.


     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Confused Confused x 1
  9. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    35,007
    Likes Received:
    2,889
    Ratings:
    +13,776
    I thought the lack of rotation among the WR and TE was perplexing especially when they made an active effort to rotate the RBs..

    There is no reason the Pats couldn't have rotated in Izzo for Watson and Meyers for one of Dorsett/Edelman/Sanu to give them breathers and without interrupting the momentum. Especially since they rotated White/Burkhead.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. supafly

    supafly Suddenly sad and Brady-less PatsFans.com Supporter Weekly Picks Winner

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Messages:
    32,622
    Likes Received:
    5,052
    Ratings:
    +25,135
    So, was keeping the same personnel in purposely gameplanned, or was it an attempt to stay vanilla for a potential rematch in January? I’m guessing a bit of both, although Brady just came out and stated that he had never experienced a game where they were forced to use the same personnel the whole time, a couple of weeks ago.
     
  11. p8ryts

    p8ryts 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2005
    Messages:
    1,693
    Likes Received:
    218
    Ratings:
    +986
    I don't believe any of these theories about "saving something for January".
     
    • Agree Agree x 5
    • Useful Useful x 1
  12. 50-yard-line

    50-yard-line Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2013
    Messages:
    5,013
    Likes Received:
    1,565
    Ratings:
    +6,848
    The 4th and 4 play was a blatantly illegal pick. Like 5 yards from the line, pick. Even Volin called it out.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
  13. 50-yard-line

    50-yard-line Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2013
    Messages:
    5,013
    Likes Received:
    1,565
    Ratings:
    +6,848
    Thought I'd put this here...I'm down at Disney, watched the game in the ESPN club.

    The next day, in my Pats' hat, several people gave me a bit of grief. Finally came up with an answer.

    A lady from Baltimore good-naturedly rubbed in in (while I was taking a picture of her group as a favor), so I said, "I envy you. I miss the days when I gave a crap about football games not played in February."

    The entire Baltimore contingent tipped their hats to that one. it's my new go-to.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Winner Winner x 2
    • Genius Genius x 2
  14. borg

    borg Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2004
    Messages:
    9,219
    Likes Received:
    1,697
    Ratings:
    +8,741
    They didn’t set your car on fire and loot you?
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  15. borg

    borg Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2004
    Messages:
    9,219
    Likes Received:
    1,697
    Ratings:
    +8,741
    More likely....
    Same personnel so as to be ready and on the same page for the no huddle attack , a necessity to minimize Brady’s chances of getting pounded into middle earth
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  16. supafly

    supafly Suddenly sad and Brady-less PatsFans.com Supporter Weekly Picks Winner

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Messages:
    32,622
    Likes Received:
    5,052
    Ratings:
    +25,135
    I think there’s definitely some thought to facing the opponent in the postseason, although who knows if it had any bearing on this particular game.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  17. Sicilian

    Sicilian Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    8,742
    Likes Received:
    1,964
    Ratings:
    +10,661
    The 4th and 4 call wasn't about not respecting our defense, it was about Harbaugh and his love for analytics. They've been aggressively going for it on 4th down and going for 2-pt conversions all season. They look at those win probability stats and make a lot of calls just based on that. If the numbers told them that they'd have a higher % chance to win by punting, regardless of opponent, they would have punted.
     
  18. PatsGirl2011

    PatsGirl2011 In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2011
    Messages:
    2,551
    Likes Received:
    215
    Ratings:
    +1,346
    Same. There’s no guarantee we even see Baltimore again. If this was KC, maybe. Baltimore? Nope. Their defensive strategy just didn’t work. Next....
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. scout

    scout Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    9,153
    Likes Received:
    375
    Ratings:
    +1,605
    I heard that BB held strategy back for a possible later date. That sounds logical.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  20. vuudu

    vuudu Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract Weekly Picks Winner

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Messages:
    7,222
    Likes Received:
    879
    Ratings:
    +5,003
    I can only imagine the pain it would have been had we not faced them in the season and rather faced them during the post season where. Now we know who they are and can be better prepared for them later, we may not win in the rematch but we will not be all over the place on defense. The plan will be well understood.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

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