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    2020 Pats: QB Situation Beyond Cam

    What's the argument for Jimmy G over Cam?
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    2020 Tompa Bay: Tom Tom Club

    A big part of the reason it was only 20 points is because the Patriots only had 8 real drives, because the defense was so awful. Cam had some ugly misses but he was mostly pretty good Sunday.
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    2020 Tompa Bay: Tom Tom Club

    Jon Ledyard points the finger at the Bucs' first-down offense: This squares with what I've seen ... they are lacking like a bread-and-butter offense. Too many ineffective runs, too many ineffective passes to the RB, not enough scheming intermediate passes. Basically reduces the offense to...
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    2020 Tompa Bay: Tom Tom Club

    It's been true basically in proportion to the quality of his receivers. It's not rocket science. When Brady's had a bunch of good receivers, he spreads the ball around. When he's only got a couple, he feeds those guys. At the end of year, you invariably see the better receivers got more targets...
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    2020 Tompa Bay: Tom Tom Club

    Not saying that, just saying that whatever the solution(s) is/are, it's not going to be as trivial as running the ball continually against a defensive front averaging less than 4.0 YPC against. It is definitely going to be tough sledding; D will need to show up in a much bigger way than it has.
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    2020 Tompa Bay: Tom Tom Club

    It hasn't been a failure like Peyton running Kubiak's system, it's just been very inconsistent. I don't think it's a lost cause, but they haven't played up to expectations for sure. After the Chiefs game, they play four games against bottom-10 pass defenses by EPA (Falcons twice, Detroit...
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    2020 Tompa Bay: Tom Tom Club

    The Rams are really good against the run, too ... not sure this is going to go any better than throwing the ball. The RBs have some dropsies, but the bigger issue is those plays have been incredibly inefficient even when they've caught it. Ronald Jones is one of two qualified receivers (out of...
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    2020 Tompa Bay: Tom Tom Club

    The Tampa offense is weird. Brady's deep ball has been terrible the last couple weeks (after being good early in the year). The run game is boom-or-bust. They don't really have YAC guys so the short passes go nowhere. And it seems like they don't have an intermediate passing game at all. That's...
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    RD2 #5/#37: S Kyle Dugger, Lenoir-Rhyne

    It's not just last week - the Pats pass D is allowing the most yards per pass attempt of any team in the NFL. The pass D has been flat out terrible this season. So the answer to your question is basically "everywhere."
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    2020 Pats: Roster & Beyond (non-QB edition)

    I think they like the defense they had last year where you had three guys in Hightower, Van Noy, and Collins who could all play off ball or on the edge. High likely back, if Wino can do that too and maybe one of Uche / Jennings, things get a little interesting. Then Bentley / Hall can be in more...
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    2020 Pats: Roster & Beyond (non-QB edition)

    I think you're putting too much on Cam. Firstly, while you can change the outcome of a couple plays and give them three more wins, two of their wins were also by one score. They have the point differential of a 4.2 - 5.8 team and are 4-6. This is not a good team that has had bad luck in close...
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    2020 Pats: Roster & Beyond (non-QB edition)

    That cuts both ways, because it's easy to get separation on a flat pass behind the LOS, because who is going to cover you tight there? I wouldn't cut Harry, but I'm also not sure how he gets on the field once Edelman returns.
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    2020 Pats: Defense Discussion

    Patriots defense now allowing 8.0 net yards per attempt against ... which is dead last in the NFL. They've actually shored up the run defense a lot from the early season, but anyone who saw "worst pass defense in the NFL" coming, raise your hands. I certainly didn't.
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    2020 Pats: Roster & Beyond (non-QB edition)

    It took him a while to earn regular playing team, on great offenses. Edelman had 8 catches for 98 yards in Week 2 of his rookie year. Gunner has 4 catches for 44 in 14 games in his career. Edelman had 37 catches for 359 yards as a rookie, then was buried on elite offenses in 2010 and 2011...
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    The Game Goat Thread: Wk.11 at Houston

    Worth noting: like many of the Patriots' games this year, this was a short game, with relatively few drives by each team. NE had 10 drives (two brief end-of-half ones), Texans only 9; typical is 11-12 drives per game. So the O played a little better than 20 points indicates, and the D was worse...