2019 Weekly Picks Winner
Addendum: David Harris played 21 of 51 snaps..
10. If Hogan is gone long term and Mitchell not coming back Dorsett is the next man up. He has all the athletic ability in the world but I have little faith he can give 75% of Hogan. I think it might be a week to week matchup who splits wide in that scenario. Against a smaller CB maybe put Gronk out there and have him box out a lot. Against an elite corner just have Dorsett run him long all day. Maybe one of the RBs against the taller CBs running in routes.
I think most would take a 6-2 record considering how they started. Second half of the schedule will be challenging. Need our offense to play better.
I see that being a big mistake by the jets, though you are probably right. That's what the Jets doNot sure I see the jets the same way you do. They are 3-5 and beat cutler, bottles and the browns.
I see very few wins left on their schedule.
I see a top 5 pick and a new coaching staff heading their way.
Agree wholeheartedly that I didn’t find this an ugly win but a comfortable one where we were in control.Ironically “ugly win“ seems to correspond more with your hospital experience than Pats game. I wish you get your leg and independence back soon and that you put as much thought and effort in your rehab as you do in your idle thoughts.
I enjoyed this win actually.
For the second time in a row Pats were in control of the game for 60 minutes (and both were projected toughest games) . starting from that monster Reilly's ST stop on first play to set the trend of amazing ST game and making it clear again that next man up is a real thing.
I loved the game plan design and despite up and down execution (from poor to excellent incl. TB) it was a joy to watch puppet-master BB at work.
After losing Hightower (and missing Brown, Gilmore and then also Cannon) this game was as much about going forward . and it was a solid statement that this team is for real no matter what.
I wish Roberts would get more credit here. He was “single handedly“ stopping first LAC attacks and set the tone of the D without High. His work through front 7 traffic is amazing.
I have to state my own “mea culpa“ re Waddle. He stepped up big time yesterday for Cannon and at RT which I thought was his lesser strength giving his lack of athleticism. I was happy to see some reassurance there not only for this season but possibly also in view of uncertain tackle situation for next year.
Loved the return of Burkhead as well. He is so unique in his movements, tough as Jules and makes play action even more of a weapon.
One of the plays of the game came from Harris at the end of 3rd Q: recognizes play action pass play before snap and easily breaks it up showing brain and experience can be faster than legs..
And the most hated guy here - Jordan Richards - continues to make plays when his number is called besides being a great STer.
This is still a deep, dependable roster of smart, mature, solid players. Some here call them JAGs. I call them Pats players.
The offense is right on the cusp. They are moving the ball consistently but having that one misfire that kills the drive. That will get fixed and start showing up in the points column.
I dont know, Ive heard him list specific areas that were bad in almost every post game press conference.I hope you're right!
BB's presser was interesting, for those who like to read between the lines.
First, he really likes this team -- once again referred to how hard they work and how much they put into things during the week.
Second, he did something he almost never does -- referred to injuries. He didn't come out directly, but it was clearly a reference to Hightower when he said it had been a "very emotional week".
Third -- again something he rarely does -- he admitted that specific areas are problems. the red zone and big plays on defense. Not that that wasn't obvious. But normally, the mantra in public is: "We've all got to do a better job: offense, defense, special teams, coaching".