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fans request granted sooner than expected..
Brown has been solid this season. Hope he's back soon.
This is great news. Need our best guys against a good Raider's O line.
I miss Troy Brown and Deion Branch!
When we have our 4 down I've been pleased with the run stopping level. And IMHO no doubt it gets better with Brown. And with Branch now back to semi-form the inside run stopping bodies is a strength. On goal line/3rd and 4th and short should have some success.
When I look at the D the worry for me is no playmaking LB. We'll see how that works out but this D is one playmaking LB away from being very good (though it's not bad as is)
While I agree that there is no single "LB" that offenses need to pay special attention to, the Pats seem to be getting by okay with who they have.
Trey Flowers has been taking some OLB duties. Chung has been playing something like 35% of his snaps in an LB role ("star"), and Roberts and Van Noy have been making some great plays here and there. Harris even had a PD against the Broncos (any coverage play that Harris makes is kind of a big deal for him).
HT is certainly missed, though.
I noticed that Flowers seems to be transitioning into a McGinest elephant role.
At least for this season. Can't be sure that the role will be a permanent, regular thing for him next season. I mean, it often seems like every defensive player's role changes a bit every season.
For me, watching the Pats offense is exciting on Sundays, but following the development of the defense over the course of a season, and its evolution of the course of several seasons, is truly fascinating.
This is where the Pats are practicing. Kind of a post apocalyptic Gillette practice field.
wow that’s amazing.
I think the Bennett Hamstring is a precautionary just in case the NFL change their minds about investigating. Bennett is officially damaged goods now.
Some might argue this is pre-apocalyptic..
This is just BB keeping his market value down in view of extension while building his versatility up. win win
Elevations and available oxygen (relative to sea level):
Azteca Stadium = 7280ft = 78% of sea level
Falcon Stadium = 6621ft = 79%
Mile High Stadium = 5280ft = 83%
Gillette Stadium = 289ft = 99%
Oakland Coliseum = -21ft (playing field is 21 feet below sea level) = 100%
So, after 8 days at higher elevations and lower air pressure (almost 3.5 psi lower than at sea level), Ryan Allen should have a much better feel for how the ball actually behaves on punts than Marquette King might.
BTW - a football inflated to 12.5 psig (gauge pressure), should feel much firmer/"fatter" at 11.22 atmospheric psi than at the 14.70 atmospheric psi at sea level.
So, this means that Brady should ALSO have a much better feel for the ball.
Isn't this backwards? I would expect the gauge to measure the difference between the atmosphere and the inside of the ball... so at elevation, it will take less air in the ball to bring it to 12.5. Or am I missing something?
A football inflated to 12.5 psi at 7000 feet will feel the same as a football inflated to 12.5 psi at sea level. Now if they inflated the footballs in Foxboro and unpacked them in Mexico City we will all have to suffer through Inflategate.
Edit: That could be humorously interesting. All the Sharp Analysis and media pundits would have to dismiss all their deflategate reasoning to prove the competitive advantage received from over inflation.
hope Mike's jumping the gun here although I wouldn't mind some Karras time myself
My bad. You are correct. The gauge pressure remains the same as long as the elevation (atmospheric pressure, to be exact) doesn't change - and the temperature of the air inside the ball doesn't change.
If you filled a football to 13 psig at Gillette and then transported it to Azteca Stadium, the same gauge would measure the football pressure at about 16.5 psi - and vice versa.
I wonder if this means more man blocking schemes during the run game rather than zone.
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