Belichick added that the goal, is to come away “as good a predictor as possible as to how the player will fit in and perform on our team, and in our system,
Matt Patricia’s defense has made a remarkable turnaround. The Patriots allowed 128 points in their first four games. In their last 12, they’ve allowed 168. Think about that one…
Entering the game, a little-known fact was that the Patriots’ third-down defense had the fifth best opposing QB rating at just 80.3.
Matching up with Rob Gronkowski has to be the Jets priority on Sunday. I’d expect to see him doubled this week.
This may be a time for the Patriots to establish something of a consistent running game. Gang Green has allowed an average of 143 yards per game.
Jenkins will get matched up with either a safety (Pat Chung) or one of the linebackers and this will be a big matchup to watch this week.
Opposing QBs have a passer rating of 100.2 against the Jets this season. Look for Brady to continue that trend on Saturday.
Brady tied for the most career wins by a QB with 200. He passed the 60,000-yard threshold and the comeback win was the 50th of his NFL career.
Turnovers are way down this year. Questions still abound as to who the #2 corner is and who will cover backs out of the backfield.
The QB carousel for the Jets is swinging back to Ryan Fitzpatrick this week and Bowles is hearing it from not only the media but Jets fans as well.
The Patriots traditionally have made their moves on the second day of free agency after the initial frenzy of over-priced contracts dies down. Last year, they signed DE Jabaal Sheard on Day 2
The Patriots showed some grit coming back from a 17-3 deficit in the Meadowlands and sending the game into overtime, but the Jets produced in the extra session to easily go down the field and score.
Belichick has never been shy going against conventional “wisdom” and in this case he was right…they didn’t execute. Tip your hat to the Jets offense.
Brady was vintage; he hit on 14 of 17 for 150 yards and two touchdowns in the comeback win.
All eyes will be on Jackson to see what he has left in the tank and one particular area to focus on will be ball security. For a guy who hasn’t played all season, that will bear watching.