Thursday Night Football is silly. It’s a test of whichever team is healthier from a previous game three days prior. The visiting team has to spend a day traveling too. I like prime time games, but the NFL needs to move them to Friday or Saturday Nights. But previous commissioners like Tagliabue were too concerned about interfering with high school and college game nights. Who cares!
Former Governor Jeb Bush owns Ryan Tannehill in his fantasy league and he’s 7-0.
Little Julie Edelmann runs the same slant route 99% of the time. I’m not saying it’s easy to cover the tiny guy, but the Dolphins should at least try. Other teams seem to be content about letting him catch the short passes as long as he doesn’t break one long.
The problem is that after he catches 5 or 6 short passes in a row, suddenly the Patriots are in the endzone. You have to pop him hard and make Brady throw elsewhere. I don’t mind Gronk scoring touchdowns as long as we don’t let little Julie beat us.
The Patriots defense is very fallible. I think a lot comes down to the mindset and determination of the offense. If our offense watches Brady dissect our D over a long drive, then our offense can’t get depressed. They have to be determined to get out there and match the Pats, score for score. It can be done. New England will indeed score a lot. We need to be able to do so as well.
I think N.E. will have some kind of game plan to limit Mr. Jarvis Landry, so that means Rishard Matthews, Kenny Stills, or maybe even Devante Parker could be prime targets. But watch out for Greg Jennings, who could be a sleeper in all this.
The game hasn’t even started yet, and there are already 1,500 drunken Pat fans getting arrested for hooliganism inside Gillette Stadium. It’s very sad that such a low-life fan base gets rewarded with a good team.
The Patriots are getting better and better at hiding the ways they cheat. I mean, it’s been several months since the last time a Patriot got caught. Let’s not be naive. They are still cheating, but just better at covering it up.