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We have some time here in the off-season and I thought that we could have a place to put our predictions. Please feel free to add your own or comment on mine.

1 - The Pats will go 3-3 in the AFCE and 6-11 overall. I sure hope I'm wrong.
2 - Neither Bill nor Tom will get another SB ring. Both will run out of time. If anyone makes it though it would probably be Tom. The NFC is a much easier road.
3 - Matt Patricia will take over as HC when Bill retires.
 

sb1

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Early for these since it's before the draft but I'll make them anyway.
1. Same prediction as last year. 9-8 give or take a game.
2. Pats lose one to the Jete unfortunately. They're due and look at some of the teams they beat and hung with last year.
3. The Patriots were a bad football team in 2020 and out of contention in November. Now we have a lot of needs but the draft should address some of them. In the end I don't think they're a bad team in 2022 and thinking about how these other teams will beat up on each other like in the AFC West I think a 9-8 record puts them in contention right to the end. Wild card? I'd put our chances at 40%. Depends on Miami.
4. This season will tell us everything we need to know about Mac Jones and his future. I think we'll be surprised and in a good way.
5. Bill has 3 seasons left as HC of the Pats, max. He said he doesn't want to coach into his 70's and I really don't think he changed his mind.
6. Bill falls short of Shula's record.
7. N'Keal Harry has himself a preseason and somehow makes the team. Because of course.
8. Surprise cut: Agholor.
9. A possible surprise cut and this would be a shocker: Damien Harris. I think Stevenson is the guy.
 

stephens44

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Pats go 4-2 in the Div (2-0 Jetes, 1-1 with the other two). 10-7 overall, WC again.
Agreed on point 2
Patricia might be a good candidate, but there's still a few years to go.
 

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9. A possible surprise cut and this would be a shocker: Damien Harris. I think Stevenson is the guy.
Cut?
Bill couldn't swing a trade for even a low draft pick?

So in essence, you are implying Sony > Harris (the player Bill favored over Sony last year / who scored 15 TDs in '21, who averaged 4.6 yds/carry, who will be paid $965, 000 in '22)
 

LFGMac10

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Early for these since it's before the draft but I'll make them anyway.
1. Same prediction as last year. 9-8 give or take a game.
2. Pats lose one to the Jete unfortunately. They're due and look at some of the teams they beat and hung with last year.
3. The Patriots were a bad football team in 2020 and out of contention in November. Now we have a lot of needs but the draft should address some of them. In the end I don't think they're a bad team in 2022 and thinking about how these other teams will beat up on each other like in the AFC West I think a 9-8 record puts them in contention right to the end. Wild card? I'd put our chances at 40%. Depends on Miami.
4. This season will tell us everything we need to know about Mac Jones and his future. I think we'll be surprised and in a good way.
5. Bill has 3 seasons left as HC of the Pats, max. He said he doesn't want to coach into his 70's and I really don't think he changed his mind.
6. Bill falls short of Shula's record.
7. N'Keal Harry has himself a preseason and somehow makes the team. Because of course.
8. Surprise cut: Agholor.
9. A possible surprise cut and this would be a shocker: Damien Harris. I think Stevenson is the guy.

Boooooo on your predictions:

1. Mac has another year in the system, they go at least 11 and 6 and make the playoffs
2. The Jets are only due for another season of sucking
3. With an improved Mac, I think the Pats split with Buffalo and Miami this year
4. Did we know everything we needed to know about Brady in his 2nd season or Josh Allen? How about Edelman, was he the SB MVP WR we all loved in his 2nd season.
5. BB is 69 years old, 3 seasons would put him into his 70's
6. I think he coaches until he beats it
7. If this happens, I'm going to throw some ****
8. I don't buy it, Agholor was open a lot last year, in fact a lot of our WR were open last year, Mac didn't always see them.
9. I don't think they cut Harris, trade him maybe, but that was a nice two headed monster last year. Although I think they are going away from the power run game a bit this year.
 

sb1

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Bill couldn't swing a trade for even a low draft pick?

So in essence, you are implying Sony > Harris (the player Bill favored over Sony last year / who scored 15 TDs in '21, who averaged 4.6 yds/carry, who will be paid $965, 000 in '22)
That is if there's a taker for a guy in the last year of his rookie contract who has had a few issues holding on to the football and staying healthy.
 

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Early for these since it's before the draft but I'll make them anyway.
1. Same prediction as last year. 9-8 give or take a game.
2. Pats lose one to the Jete unfortunately. They're due and look at some of the teams they beat and hung with last year.
3. The Patriots were a bad football team in 2020 and out of contention in November. Now we have a lot of needs but the draft should address some of them. In the end I don't think they're a bad team in 2022 and thinking about how these other teams will beat up on each other like in the AFC West I think a 9-8 record puts them in contention right to the end. Wild card? I'd put our chances at 40%. Depends on Miami.
4. This season will tell us everything we need to know about Mac Jones and his future. I think we'll be surprised and in a good way.
5. Bill has 3 seasons left as HC of the Pats, max. He said he doesn't want to coach into his 70's and I really don't think he changed his mind.
6. Bill falls short of Shula's record.
7. N'Keal Harry has himself a preseason and somehow makes the team. Because of course.
8. Surprise cut: Agholor.
9. A possible surprise cut and this would be a shocker: Damien Harris. I think Stevenson is the guy.

In reverse order:
#9- Nuts. NFL starter-quality back, on a cheap contract. Might get traded because that contract is coming to an end, but he isn't getting cut.
#8 - Nope. His lack of production last year was more about Jones' learning curve than anything else.
#7 - Don't care, because the #5 WR isn't really important except for people who have a useless emotional attachment to historical draft position.
#6 - Only if his health intervenes.
#5 - Not going to speculate given that we are all guessing without any information
#4 - I agree that he'll have a very good year 2. Not going to be surprised by it.
#3 and #1 - Roughly .500 sounds about right, given the investment in the defense that needs to be made and the coaching staff
#2 - your doorbell will ring later today; it is the forum rep coming to collect your membership card.
 

sb1

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8. I don't buy it, Agholor was open a lot last year, in fact a lot of our WR were open last year, Mac didn't always see them.
That is true. I think it also depends on what the WR group looks like after the draft.
 

BTTA

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That is if there's a taker for a guy in the last year of his rookie contract who has had a few issues holding on to the football and staying healthy.

He's not below average for those two things.
 

sb1

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He's not below average for those two things.
I just think Stevenson is the guy. Harris is redundant imo. If they find a taker for him great. I wouldn't count him out as a surprise cut if they can't.
 

archstanton543

In the Starting Line-Up
I say pain for the Pats. They lost a bunch of key guys. Haven't made any moves of consequence in free agency. They absolutely need to nail this upcoming draft and get guys who can be significant contributors right away. As of today, late March 2022, I predict the Pats will take a step back this year as the defense gets revamped and Fat Matt and Judge install their offense.
 

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archstanton543

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That is true. I think it also depends on what the WR group looks like after the draft.
Probably the same considering how many needs they have on D. I hope that if they do draft a WR it's in the late rounds. Need LB's, DL and DB's badly.
 
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borg

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That is if there's a taker for a guy in the last year of his rookie contract who has had a few issues holding on to the football and staying healthy.
His 'holding on to the ball' issues certainly tarnished Bill's trust in Harris down on the goal line (15 rushing TDs in '21)

My suggestion:
Edit out #9 and hope most PatsFans.com members slept in late this morning
 
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Harris has 3 fumbled in his career.
His "career" is 25 games. 2 fumbles in 2021 but one of them cost the Patriots a game and another almost did the same and would have cost a playoff spot.

Will there be a taker if the Patriots try to trade him? Not sure.
 

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Based on what the Pats did and didn't do so far they'll be around 500 at best especially when you consider what improvements other teams in the AFC made. But there's more time and more moves to be made that likely change my prediction. Players will likely get better as well. Coaching? I think we went downhill there.
 

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His "career" is 25 games. 2 fumbles in 2021 but one of them cost the Patriots a game and another almost did the same and would have cost a playoff spot.

Will there be a taker if the Patriots try to trade him? Not sure.
And you want to replace him with Stevenson who fumbled the same amount of times in 2/3s of the carries.
A 900 yard rusher at 4.6 per carry, WITH 15 TDs, on a cheap contract and you want to dump him and doubt anyone would want him. Did he bang your wife?

But he “almost fumbled” :rolleyes:
 


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