Looking at the Patriots - 2021

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The Patriots are 3rd of 32 in Pro-Football-Reference's SRS. 1st of 16 in the AFC. Wow
(SRS = Simple Rating System - explained in this blog post, uses a team's point differential and strength of schedule to assign a rating to each team, with 0.0 considered average. The difference in two teams' SRS ratings can be considered to be a point spread should they play each other, disregarding home field advantage.

Pats are at 8.4.
Only the Cardinals (10.1) and Cowboys (9.1) are ahead of the Patriots.
TB is 4th with 8.3.
In the AFC:
Colts = 4.6
Titans = 4.3
Chiefs = 4.1

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Tonight my wife asked me why the Lions are on every Thanksgiving. I told her I'd look it up, but I do know that the amount of Americans that have
fallen asleep on the couch watching the Lions over the years would be a number followed by one hell of a lot of zeros.

I mean, staying in the game on Thanksgiving until halftime or so is their Super Bowl. It's sad, really, but this year we have a chance to pull for the Bills
to lose to the Saints, so.......we've got that going.
Two travesties for what was a bedrock franchise starting in 1934:

1. Playing in a dome.
2. Their uniforms.

They need to use their throwbacks as their actual uniform.

Or just go back to the 90s ones when they’d wear the light blue pants and the white road jerseys. Those are bad ass.

That whole organization needs a facelift. If the Fords would just sell to someone who cared. The fans deserve better than this slop they’ve been served up for 20 years.
 

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The Patriots are 3rd of 32 in Pro-Football-Reference's SRS. 1st of 16 in the AFC. Wow
(SRS = Simple Rating System - explained in this blog post, uses a team's point differential and strength of schedule to assign a rating to each team, with 0.0 considered average. The difference in two teams' SRS ratings can be considered to be a point spread should they play each other, disregarding home field advantage.

Pats are at 8.4.
Only the Cardinals (10.1) and Cowboys (9.1) are ahead of the Patriots.
TB is 4th with 8.3.
In the AFC:
Colts = 4.6
Titans = 4.3
Chiefs = 4.1

FE-rCYkXsAMRIR9



If the Raiders go on to beat the Cowboys, the Cowboys will likely fall behind the Pats leaving the Pats in 2nd place for SRS.
This is huge since PFR has years and years of experience keeping NFL statistics and ranking teams.
Many books use PFR when setting point spreads.
 

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If the Raiders go on to beat the Cowboys, the Cowboys will likely fall behind the Pats leaving the Pats in 2nd place for SRS.
This is huge since PFR has years and years of experience keeping NFL statistics and ranking teams.
Many books use PFR when setting point spreads.
33-33 19 seconds....
 

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Uh, ok, again I'm just the messenger here.
Mac has PFF's 4th highest grade for a QB for the season.
GO PATS!

View: https://twitter.com/PFF_Patriots/status/1464266823709384704
I am also impressed by Herbert, but boy oh boy does BBs D own him already.

Funny to me how other coaches can’t copy what BB does defensively. It just shows that even though it’s copycat league you need the horses and the ability to trust your D to scheme in a variety of ways and still play fast.

This kinda proves most teams don’t have great coaching.
 

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There is a french influence in Maine?
Yep, especially in my little corner. We live right across the Canadian border in Northwestern part of Maine - the towns in Northern New Brunswick are predominantly French speaking. I grew up in the small city of Edmundston, New Brunswick. Went to all French schools through college. Met my husband and immigrated over a bridge 2 minutes to the west - literally. I stand on my front porch and can see my sisters house in Canada.

Just saw how far back my original post was so this is looking kinda outta place. Sorry for replying so late. Gotta love working/holidays/family! Carry on! ;)
 
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There is a french influence in Maine?

On my moms side her entire family speaks French and when I was growing up there there was a huge French/Canadian influence in Maine. I can’t speak a word of it and neither can my brother, when she’s talking to her sisters they speak French just to annoy us.


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I'd like to believe it's not just lip service and bodes well for his next deal.
I kinda get this vibe with him and I hope it means he's not going to pull a Butler, where he appreciates where he came from and how his environment has helped him as a player and a person, because he's right. Not all teams provide such an environment for a player to mature. It's a big deal. The reason why he went undrafted is he got into trouble in college and it stained his draft stock (A series of life-threatening events didn’t halt J.C. Jackson’s NFL dreams).

He gets credit for seemingly rebound and put his play and character to the test, which he's done.

A player like this needs to have a good agent who is looking out for not only a good contract, but what makes sense for his client. It sounds like to me Jackson understands he may not have developed into the player he's become if he was somewhere else, and I think that is true as well. He'd be yet another of the incredible BB UDFA finds through the years, but this time we get to keep that player.

I would imagine as long as the guaranteed money is in the elite ballpark, he'll be ok with it, where it doesn't need to be 17 million per year like Xavien Howard. You know, 4 years at about 13-14 mil per on average, but no more. Preferably it would come in a little less, but I don't know if that can happen. 50 mil, 4 years, 30 mil guaranteed. Something like that. Front load it so you can get it out of the way early in the 2022 spike of the cap.

Otherwise, they'll tag him for 1 year take the bloated 1 year hit with the cap spike and he's gone in 2023.
 
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