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  1. SMU_Sox

    Pats offense: Ongoing discussion

    Onwenu had some issues at guard with twists and stunts. He has been up and down in pass pro. He had some untimely penalties. Oddly enough he was better at OT than OG this year. He’s still a mauler as a run blocker. I’m not sure what they think his path is next year but I wouldn’t be surprised if...
  2. SMU_Sox

    Pats offense: Ongoing discussion

    Agholor and Harry play the X role while Bourne and Meyers are inside guys. Agholor also runs a lot of deeper clearing routes for the inside guys.
  3. SMU_Sox

    Pats offense: Ongoing discussion

    Same thing I did in the defensive thread. Here are the Patriots PFF grades on offense and ranking. Once again minimum 20% snaps: QB: 83.9, 6/38, Mac Jones RB: 85.5, 4/63, Damien Harris 79.1, 11/63, Rhamondre Stevenson WR: 78.5, 15/109, Kendrick Bourne 73.1, 40/109, Jakobi Meyers 67.3...
  4. SMU_Sox

    Pats defense: Ongoing discussion

    When I started getting into the draft one of my biggest questions was why did Belichick like his ILBs so big. While the league was shifting to smaller more athletic LBs why was Belichick a fan of the 240 pound plus dinosaurs? This is behind PFF's paywall. As an aside... their football analysts...
  5. SMU_Sox

    Pats defense: Ongoing discussion

    Judson’s knock is on his run defense and that has shown up sadly on tape too. He also has a 17.9% missed tackle rate which is high. He has the third most sacks and fourth most total pressures as a pass rusher but yet ranks 22nd in their pass rush metric so I’m guessing his pass rush rate is...
  6. SMU_Sox

    Pats defense: Ongoing discussion

    For those of you who are curious what PFF thinks about the Pats defense (and I have a lot of issues with PFF) here are the individual player grades and positional rank among those with at least 20% snaps. Positional group classifications by PFF so KVN is lumped in with ILBs and Bryant is...
  7. SMU_Sox

    SHOWDOWN ON MNF: Pats vs. Bills pregame thread

    Dugger’s direct replacement is Phillips but that’s a bit misleading because their base is usually big nickel with DMC, Phillips, and Dugger. Bryant might replace him but he’s been doing more slot duty. Maybe Davis but he’s best as just a STer. Still don’t think Dugger is a bigger loss though...
  8. SMU_Sox

    Dolphins: Year Tua

    Hey who you calling "most people"? Couldn't be me ;). Waddle is probably #3 on the list for offensive rookie of the year behind Mac and Chase. He is on pace to break 1,000 yards receiving which is fantastic production from a rookie. As for RPOs - I am not sure there is a reason that using ~20%...
  9. SMU_Sox

    SHOWDOWN ON MNF: Pats vs. Bills pregame thread

    @Big McCorkle had that idea in a different thread/medium. It really depends on the rest of the personnel. You are telegraphing run so you’re likely to get a lot of base looks. If you go 10 but with an extra OL you will likely see them counter with base. Now if you want to run it’s still a 7or 8...
  10. SMU_Sox

    SHOWDOWN ON MNF: Pats vs. Bills pregame thread

    Re White vs Dugger: Given that Knox is one of Allen’s weapons and is hard to cover it IS closer than you’d think. Oh it’s still White and that was never in doubt but not sure the need to dunk on Dugger who is having a fine year 2 and the only year 2 guy to make the leap. Offensively my main...
  11. SMU_Sox

    Choose your own adventure: Seahawks style

    Wilson is really good throwing the deep ball and will excel in a vertical passing offense. Where are those matches? Washington as @Deathofthebambino pointed out is one of those offenses. Scary Terry and Wilson would be a great combo. Denver has a team of guys who can all get deep. New Orleans...
  12. SMU_Sox

    Pats defense: Ongoing discussion

    @SteveF i read that they were in base 44% of the time - that’s a lot. They did a lot of big nickel too. Strange that they had issues vs the run but their guys got washed too easily. Something to keep in mind going forward for sure.
  13. SMU_Sox

    Choose your own adventure: Seahawks style

    I agree with you that they need to trade Wilson. I agree with you that they need to clean house. I am not sure I agree on the trade for Tua. I think I’d be more interested in trying to get multiple firsts from someone like maybe Denver. Not that your proposal is a bad idea it’s just I am not...
  14. SMU_Sox

    2021 NCAA Football

    Meanwhile Sonny Dykes is going to sign with TCU shortly after the season. I am at a loss. It's really frustrating. The Big12 passes us up and once again we have yet another successful coach plucked by a P5 school. Even worse it is our RIVAL! And so the cycle continues. Every time SMU starts to...
  15. SMU_Sox

    Pats defense: Ongoing discussion

    Minor but I’d say the tests are against the Bills and the Colts and to a lesser degree the Titans. Titans offense will just be Tannehill and AJ Brown. They really aren’t as good as their record and offensively they haven’t looked good since Henry got hurt (and even before then they weren’t a...
  16. SMU_Sox

    Pats defense: Ongoing discussion

    @SteveF great post as usual. Even fronts are on the decline all over the league with exceptions of a few teams. I know the Colts run a lot of even fronts for what it’s worth. As for the 3 safeties: I think with Bryant, DMC, Phillips, and DMC the advantage to big nickel 3 safeties is the...
  17. SMU_Sox

    OK, I am going to ask the question: Has BB lost his fastball?

    The deal with Perkins is he is coming from a slashing system in Oklahoma where he either never played standing up or rarely did and he is coming to a 3-4 system where he would have to play a much more complex role. In theory you could use him as a rotational pass rusher but the team is so...
  18. SMU_Sox

    The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

    I think it is telling that Belichick’s first comment was about the offense and how they need to stop making so many mistakes and negative plays. And to your point @DJnVa we discussed this in the gambling forum. There just isn't any data supporting the fear of TNF. If anything, like I said up...
  19. SMU_Sox

    The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

    All of these things are true and yet it is also true that this unit has been inconsistent. Many of the reasons for the inconsistency are normal when you have a new group of people but seeing OL fail to pick up delayed blitzers, or Mac missing Meyers on a wide open third down, or either offensive...
  20. SMU_Sox

    The Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones Thread

    I don't buy the whole TNF thing as an excuse. So TNF somehow caused Mac to make a bad throw/read? Caused holding penalties? Caused them to fail to pick up rushers? I feel like no matter where I look whether it is here, or twitter, or on a certain slack channel that people are just making excuses...