Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by thecore762, Nov 3, 2019.
They're off Thursday through Sunday.
I thought the media came up with the dumb name “Boogymen”?
So the patriots lose 1 game are still 8-1 and all u hear from the media is how the Patriots are done, they have been exposed, doom and gloom.
Did anyone expect them to win all 16 games? They lost 5 last year to crap bag teams, couldn't win on the Road and won the super bowl.
What is the narrative if we bounce back as usually happens and win in 2 weeks against the eagles.
This lineup of Philly, Dallas, Houston and KC looks like the makings of a media/critic sh*tshow
If they beat Philly...”well Philly isn’t as good this year as they were suppose to be”
Beat Dallas...”well fine, but can they matchup with AFC contenders?”
Beat Houston...”well they always do, and there are tougher AFC threats”
Even if they sweep all 4 and beat KC, critics would point there finger back to the threat of the Ravens
Sprinkle in a loss or two, and it’ll be more doomsday discussion. Should be fun..
On the one hand, I am glad they have the bye, on the other hand I wish they were playing his weekend. A win right now will take away this terrible feeling I've had since Sunday night !
Hightower said it once and everyone ran with it.
What does the defense have to do to "bounce back"? If they give up 30 again, +50% on third downs vs Philadelphia we can start the "fraudulent" talk...we need to see a good performance, doesn't have to be "dominant" but hold them to low 20s and get off the field on third 40% or less at minimum...it'd be nice to the QB sacks again like they had in weeks 1-4 or 5....
I don't think that it is a matter of bouncing back.
It is a matter of
1) improving our run defense
2) improving our defense against mobile quarterbacks, and
3) staying healthy
Perhaps no improvement is necessary for us to lose only 2 games over the rest of the season. The offense should pick up the slack in a game or two.
That’s absolutely insane how many plays Arizona has run without a TE, and then our number is equally as crazy given how prominent TE’s have been for us the last decade.
Good weekend for a bye. My son has a swim meet and should be making finals each day.
Hey some guys healthy and gear up for the real season. Funny how people like to give the pats/fans grief for losing to the ravens
At the same time who would realistically expect a team to go 16-0 and this would have been one of those games you’d circle as a potential loss at the beginning of the year.
I trust the coaching staff to improve and that is good enough for me
Kicker Nick Folk has meshed into the Patriots locker room well, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. Folk already knew the man he replaced, Stephen Gostkowski, and offensive lineman Joe Thuney and Ted Karras. All four had been enrolled in some of the same classes as they worked toward master’s degrees in past offseasons. Folk was signed after Gostkowski suffered a torn labrum in his left hip. Reiss also notes that Folk suffered the same injury in 2009 and could offer Gostkowski valuable insight during his recovery.
Figured I'd post his here, as it doesn't warrant its own thread but could be a good time waster:
If you're Belichick, what do you do to plan for a hypothetical rematch with the Ravens? Given how our personnel isn't the best match up, how do you overcome that? Would love to hear some X's and O's on that.
And if your answer is by going up scores on them and making Jackson throw - what kind of opening offensive script do you go with (assuming we get the ball first)? That no-huddle really gashed them at times.
The correct place for this would be the rewatch thread.
Thrash the 3 men fronts they tried during the first 3 defensive drives, play more aggressive in a penetrating style and less wait and read and try to bait LJ into throwing the ball with heavy personnel and risky coverages at least twice as mich as before. He will throw you some.. you just need to be in position to take advantage.
And above all stop shooting your own leg repeatedly. No free first downs on defense, no tripping over your own teammate on offense and protect the ball.
You will still need a 27-30 point game from the offense but I think we have a good shot at winning the game.
I'll keep that in mind for next time, but I appreciate the response either way. I'll have to read up on the rewatch thread - didn't know the Pats weren't playing aggressive, I thought they were just being stifled by both the run and the Raven's formidable O-line.
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