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  1. Shaky Walton

    The Game Ball Thread: Wk.1 vs Phins

    Obviously Newton. Let's also give one to the zebras for ruling Newton in on his second TD and not calling PI on the Jackson pick. Add me to the list of those who are optimistic about JJ Taylor. Shades of Mini Mack Herron. Here's to more of him in the game plan next week.
  2. Shaky Walton

    2020 Pats: The WRs and TEs...Enough?

    This is exactly right. That the rules were different or times were different is irrelevant. The only point is that BB's experience with winning with a lesser team is likely to make him willing to believe he can do it again if he has a team that is in contention. As a result, I can see him...
  3. Shaky Walton

    2020 Pats: The WRs and TEs...Enough?

    I know it's different. The Ty Law Pick 6 would have been called back because of Vrabel's hit to the head, among other things. The comparison is not meant to be linear. The point is that a HC like Bill is likely not to consider himself and his team out so quickly given that he's lead teams...
  4. Shaky Walton

    2020 Pats: The WRs and TEs...Enough?

    It really depends on their record at the time, what place they are in overall in the AFC and the AFC East and the possible return. Mine was the opening post. I am not very optimistic about this year, the receiving corps is a huge reason and yet I recall that the third WR on the SB 36 winning...
  5. Shaky Walton

    2020 Pats: The WRs and TEs...Enough?

    Then again, BB has the experience of winning a title with a lesser talent pool in 2001-2 and to a lesser extent, in 2018-19, so I would assume that he does think he has the chance to win in any season that is not a total shit show.
  6. Shaky Walton

    2020 Pats: The WRs and TEs...Enough?

    You may be a bad person, I don't really know, but that's a good catch. And WTF with spelling it out for wide receivers and then using initials for tight ends? Do better Shaky Walton!
  7. Shaky Walton

    2020 Pats: The WRs and TEs...Enough?

    During the latter phases of the 2019 season, there was a lot of discussion about Tom Brady and his demeanor. And about whether his skills had eroded at all. Having gone to the Miami debacle in Foxboro, where I could get a good look at the entire field as contrasted with what the TV cameras...
  8. Shaky Walton

    GAME 1: Celtics vs. Sixers: The Rise of Tatum

    Sadly, we are in 2020. Might want to change it.
  9. Shaky Walton

    Gone Brady Gone

    Was it the system that gave him little margin for error or that McD and Brady were both forced into that given the skill players? Seems like it was the latter. It's true that the skill players last year were wanting. TE was a near zero. But it will be more than a little enjoyable if Newton...
  10. Shaky Walton

    Gone Brady Gone

    Ben Volin's take this morning on Tom participating in the off season program in Tampa as a big FU to the Pats seems like a huge reach. Umm, maybe Tom knows that he has a whole new system and needs to put in the time during the OTAs. Is it only and always about us? Yes, there may be an element...
  11. Shaky Walton

    Gone Brady Gone

    I love Tom Brady. He is and probably always will be my favorite pro athlete. But the last several years I just sort of ignored all his nonsense and pseudo intellectual comments. Now that he's gone, I will continue to ignore for the most part but what I do hear is so off putting. Yeah, had he...
  12. Shaky Walton

    How much have you watched so far?

    This well summarizes my view. So far, the Sox are getting the Olympics treatment. I suppose if the Yankees suffer a horrendous defeat, I will find a way to watch the highlights. Even before Covid, I've been morphing more to live music than sports for my entertainment bucks. I never have a...
  13. Shaky Walton

    Dan Shaughnessy: Taking a dump in your mouth one column at a time

    I enjoyed the column. I enjoy Cooz. I started a thread related to it in P&G. But I can't shake the sense that Dan's primary purpose was the anti-Trump aspects he got out of Cousy. Not that they were extreme. Cousy is right that nearly every person who comes into the Trump WH eventually...
  14. Shaky Walton

    2020 Pats: Is Cam Destined to Fail?

    Maybe I'm naive but I think that if Cam Newton is very good at playing QB in NE, then the overwhelming percentage of Pats fans wont give two craps that he's black. Or that he's flamboyant etc. Martellus Bennett was not a QB obviously but he was outspoken, atypical for the Pats and black. He...
  15. Shaky Walton

    Former Patriots WR Reche Caldwell Shot & Killed in FL

    That was an enjoyable watch. Thank you. Nice to see Caldwell make those plays and also be reminded of how great Gaffney played in NE. Oh, and seeing the Chargers and specifically LDT, way overreact to the post game celebration of the giddy Patriots players is always appreciated.
  16. Shaky Walton

    What Info Do You Wish You Could Get Out of Belichick?

    The TE position this past year reminds me of the WRs in 2006. In one off season they lost Givens and Branch, for different reasons, and came back with the likes of Reeche Caldwell. They lost to the Colts for a variety of reasons but one of the main ones was the substandard receiving corps...
  17. Shaky Walton

    What Info Do You Wish You Could Get Out of Belichick?

    Jeez. He was released after the suspension. And then they brought him back. And if you don't think the TE was a massive WTF last season, I don't know why. A team that had the benefit of one of the best TEs in NFL history the year before and that had used the TE prominently in its offense for...
  18. Shaky Walton

    What Info Do You Wish You Could Get Out of Belichick?

    Was uncertainty around Gronk the main or only reason why he did not upgrade the TE position before last season? Going into the season with the TEs he had, and then cutting Watson before bringing him back, was odd. So the thinking process around that would be appreciated. And then an honest...
  19. Shaky Walton

    What Info Do You Wish You Could Get Out of Belichick?

    Butler and Brady. Butler because of the obvious. My own spin on it it is that it remains the most annoying, upsetting and seemingly foolish decision from the HC in sports I respect the most. Even if Bill thought Butler was not ready that day for whatever reason, the management of it and the...
  20. Shaky Walton

    It never gets old - reflections on Oct 17-20, 2004

    I didn't give up on them. In fact, I went to game 4. But I only went because i had gone to the Pats-Seattle game that day and was feeling sports euphoric that the Pats had won, and had a what the hell attitude. In the bottom of the 9th, I joined many other bleachers people by the TVs near the...