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  1. Greekca

    Patriots Roster Cutdown Thread 2022: Deadline August 30, 4 pm

    Maybe the Pats can get him on a cheap deal as the backup TE now that they only have 2 true TEs? Crazy how good he looked in college and how it just hasn’t worked in the pros. Seems like it is very possible 1-2 guys who make the 53 might not have been with the team through camp...
  2. Greekca

    The Game Goat Thread: WCG @ Buffalo

    Up and down. Odd being on the opposite end of a Patriots style beatdown. Can’t see Mayo getting a head coaching gig after that performance. Tough to get a fan base excited about a new coach coming off a performance like that. On the other hand, Daboll probably just secured himself a spot...
  3. Greekca

    Pats-Colts Discussion Thread

    Decent video breakdown on Jonathan Taylor and the Colts running game. Certainly seems to be the key to the game on defense with Mac being the key on offense. View:
  4. Greekca

    Pats offense: Ongoing discussion

    Anyone have any insight into the decision to stick with Karras in the LG role over Onwenu now that Brown seems to have his legs under him? Is there anything that people have noticed they have done with Karras they weren’t doing with Onwenu? I was very surprised it took so long for them to...
  5. Greekca

    2020 Pats: QB Edition

    My favorite footage of Stidham from college is vs. Alabama (#1, undefeated). Reminds me of younger Tom Brady in terms of showing up big in a big game and relying on quick throws and the occasional big time to throw to move an inferior offense down the field. Very much how the early 2000s...
  6. Greekca

    RD2 #5/#37: S Kyle Dugger, Lenoir-Rhyne BEST BOX SAFETY: KYLE DUGGER, LENOIR-RHYNE Don’t be surprised if Dugger is considered a linebacker by a number of teams with how explosive he is around the line of scrimmage. I wouldn’t put it past the 217-pounder to get it...
  7. Greekca

    RD2 #5/#37: S Kyle Dugger, Lenoir-Rhyne

    This strikes me more as a Jamie Collins than Tavon Wilson. Although the casual fan may say “who?”, many draft pundits had him as a second round pick. This was not a massive I am smarter than you reach. Belichick probably saw a type of athlete he never gets a chance to draft. As has been...
  8. Greekca

    2020 Patriots Draft Prospects

    Would be pretty funny if they use the Gronk pick on a kicker. Three years ago trading Gronk for a rookie kicker would have been pretty high on the unlikeliest things to happen.
  9. Greekca

    2019 Playoff Seeding and Home Field Advantage Watch

    Playing QB is very different than playing RB though. There is a lot more fine motor control and technique that goes into throwing a football than running with it. Bumps and bruises suffered by a QB are much more likely to negatively impact their job performance. It is pretty clear in watching...
  10. Greekca

    2019 NFL: News & Transactions

    I agree with this. A 15 yard penalty in that context is not much of a deterrent nor is an ejection. The Browns - Jets game earlier this year was another sad display of Garrett clearly tackling QBs with the intention of causing injury (which he did). There is clear incentive for him to trade a...
  11. Greekca

    How Many Games Should Myles Garrett Have Been Suspended?

    I am shocked the suspensions came out that quickly. I guess they were trying to get ahead of the pre-game and post-game shows on Sunday.
  12. Greekca

    How Many Games Should Myles Garrett Have Been Suspended?

    A suspension seems inevitable. The question is just how many games.
  13. Greekca

    Patriots Rookie Contributions

    Given the bye week and being slightly more than halfway through the 2019 season, I thought now was a good time to check in on the 2019 rookie class. The 2019 rookie class is one of the larger outlays of draft capital for the Patriots in some time. However, the contributions do not stack up...
  14. Greekca

    2019 Pre-Game Thread: Wk. 9 at Ravens

    What I found interesting about this film vs. how the Patriots are likely to play this: 1. #58 on the Bengals should have been cut after this game. All of the big runs to the outside on the left were because he essentially took himself out of the play. Typical run play the defense is +1...
  15. Greekca

    2019 Pre-Game Thread: Wk. 9 at Ravens

    An interesting debate would be who on the Patriots would make the best practice version of Jackson. I would think your top 3 would be Edelman, Sanu, and Meyers. I guess I would vote for Sanu. Too bad he is busy doing his day job this week. Is Michael Vick available?
  16. Greekca

    2019 Pre-Game Thread: Wk. 9 at Ravens

    I was actually expecting them to treat Brown like they did Tyreek Hill. Put Jonathan Jones on him (speed on speed) with a safety over the top. However, the threat of the run game and the heavier packages might make that sort of bracket coverage a bigger strain on defensive resources. If...
  17. Greekca

    2019 Pre-Game Thread: Wk. 9 at Ravens

    Here are the 3 things I am focused on from the defensive side: 1. Front 7: You almost have to defend this offense like it is a wildcat/RPO heavy hybrid. Sadly, both are styles of offenses that have resulted in some sorry defensive performances by the Patriots in the past. Rather than running...
  18. Greekca

    2019 Pre-Game Thread: Wk. 8 vs Browns

    If the Browns pull out the victory, it is reasonable to think the true stars for the Browns are going to be Chubb and Garrett. On defense the "weakness" of the Patriots defense at this point would seem to be in the run game. The defense has done a great job of dictating to offenses and making...
  19. Greekca

    2019 NFL: Trade Deadline Thread

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the same 2nd round pick that was used on Sanu was offered to the Bucs for Howard. Given the cap situation, it seems like Bennett needs to be the next domino to fall before anything else can. Would be pretty cool to see Belichick pull off a super rare 3-team deal...
  20. Greekca

    Mid-Level Free Agents that Got Away

    Watching the Bears game last night and seeing Akiem Hicks continue to play at a very high level got me thinking about who was the best mid-level guy Belichick let go and shouldn’t have. The thought here is to exclude high profile guys that either got up there in age (Mankins, Seymour, McGinest...