Regarding the final play, I think running it was fine. Only, should have perhaps mixed it up a bit. Even without hindsight it's not impossible to predict that the Seahawks would crash to their right (or the left side of the offense) after both of Cam's rushing TDs came off the left. As Cam noted in the post-game, outside the RT it was wide open.
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I'm really excited to see how the season unfolds. I've always felt like it was a given that you could pencil the team in for at least a first round bye during the Belichick/Brady era.
It might sound weird to say this about a player in his fourth year but I expect him to grow a lot through the season just due to actual game reps.
Oh he totally does. But the discussion in this thread has more to do with him going down right at contact all game when that should be something his skill set prevents. Not that he’s bad or costing anyone things. Harry realistically shouldn’t be judged off last season. He was a rookie and injured.
Comparisons to guys line DK Metcalf are in poor taste. DK is a physical freak and he had some serious question marks (fast as **** but his come drills were worse than Brady’s) the fact that he worked out was blind luck. Multiple WR’s were taken away was of him. Isabella and Arcega-Whiteside who have done nothing since being drafted. Hardman who did ball out but is on a stacked offense where he’s like the third best WR and 4th best passing target so he doesn’t get premium coverage. Then I guess AJ Brown and Dee o Samuel have done well. Marquis Brown who was the only guy selected before Harry has largely underwhelmed outside like 3 games.
It’s kind of a crapshoot and Harry was the only one missing time. He’s shown some development this year. But it’s noticeable that he’s not really showing what was supposed to be his skill set
I am not sure who you are referring to. Bentley is in his 3rd year and has had injury issues in his first two years which has impacted his playing time. Calhoun is in his 5th year.
I mean the slowdown was pretty subtle, Gilmore was so tight in coverage that if there would have been any substantial adjustment by Metcalf it would have most probably ended up being DPI with Gilmore running straight into him.
To me this is like 85% Wilson and then Metcalf just running yet another deep route and waiting for the ball to drop right into him in stride.
Either way after this game nobody should take Dorsett's words about Wilson's deep ball and being at the right place as a slight against Brady. It is just a fact.
I would say I’m still definitely worried about seeding. I don’t think we’ll get the bye, but seeding certainly matters. That’s my feeling about tonight- a game that’s easy to come away from feeling alright, but probably will make me angry in a couple months when we’re fighting for playoff seeding.I agree. It is really relaxing not to worry about HFA or BYEs anymore every time in a close game. If we can continue on this trend there is a solid chance we end up in the playoffs and that in itself would be a pretty nice success story.
I would say I’m still definitely worried about seeding. I don’t think we’ll get the bye, but seeding certainly matters. That’s my feeling about tonight- a game that’s easy to come away from feeling alright, but probably will make me angry in a couple months when we’re fighting for playoff seeding.
I would prefer not to have a brutal path in the playoffs.
It was a NFC game. We were not going to be 16-0, so losing to an NFC team is better than losing to an AFC team. In 2 weeks we play against the Chiefs and that game is key for seeding. I think there is only 1 bye team in the playoff format this year, and with no fans, HFA is not as important. Beating the Bills will be important.
I agree. The Chiefs look shaky. I think they are feeling the pressure of being the defending champs. They play the Ravens next in Baltimore. The Ravens are playing lights out. Should be a great game.I don't think NE is ever going to compete this year with Baltimore and KC for seeding, but it would be nice to beat them at Arrowhead. The Chiefs should have lost to LAC yesterday and looked kinda vulnerable...
Does seeding matter that much at this point? HFA is a kind of a wash...maybe besides the travel aspect.