Looking at the Patriots - 2021

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Thought I heard that the Pats rarely or never throw slants.
Is that true?
 

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Thought I heard that the Pats rarely or never throw slants.
Is that true?

I don't know how true that is, but last slant I remember was thrown to N'Keal Harry, which got tipped and picked off. N'Keal showed some high level competitiveness after the pick - and by that I mean he looked clueless then sort of acted like he was looking for who to chase.







Found it. The sequence starts at 1:11.
 

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I'm a member on several boards and no place attracts butt hurt trolls like this one. It's amazing... And the ironic thing is that the biggest, most obvious trolls are the ones who most vigorously deny it.
i would say no place lets them linger as long as this one, most boards, hell reddit even, are quicker at sending the trolls back to whence they came.
 

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J.C. Jackson is well deserving.

I'm sure Brady's thrilled with the SECOND TEAM All Pro selection. F'ing joke... 5316 and 43 at age 44 and he's second. This tips off who's winning NFL MVP as well. Can't wait to see how Rodgers chokes up this postseason.

Not to be labelled a contrarian but isn't that "Special Teamer" All Pro position completely unwarranted by now? I mean unless you're blocking (multiple) kicks I don't know what you did to deserve mention along side the names of Aaron Donald, Davante Adams, and Tom Brady.
 

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J.C. Jackson is well deserving.

I'm sure Brady's thrilled with the SECOND TEAM All Pro selection. F'ing joke... 5316 and 43 at age 44 and he's second. This tips off who's winning NFL MVP as well. Can't wait to see how Rodgers chokes up this postseason.

Not to be labelled a contrarian but isn't that "Special Teamer" All Pro position completely unwarranted by now? I mean unless you're blocking (multiple) kicks I don't know what you did to deserve mention along side the names of Aaron Donald, Davante Adams, and Tom Brady.

Clearly.

The gunner position can determine field position all game long.

Field position is important just in case you didn't know that.
 

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Field position is important obviously but I've yet to witness a single NFL game where "the gunner position can determine field position all game long." Like I'm pretty certain this has never happened, not once.
 

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Field position is important obviously but I've yet to witness a single NFL game where "the gunner position can determine field position all game long." Like I'm pretty certain this has never happened, not once.

Well, that is on you. You haven't been paying attention. There IS an award for it for a reason.
 

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Any 'special teamer' who is not making regular contact with the football doesn't deserve an award imo. Their impact on the game is infinitesimal.
 

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i would say no place lets them linger as long as this one, most boards, hell reddit even, are quicker at sending the trolls back to whence they came.
My experience on other boards in regard to.trolls has been mixed..One board literally almost never bans anyone. Another is so sensitive to any sort of criticism of certain entities that you can be banned literally within a second a with zero warning. I mean ZERO, as in criticizing Felger and Mazz, for example. Anyway, while I think it takes quite a bit here to get greased, I'd rather that be the case than the mods having the quick hook Seems very fair here.
 
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Let me rephrase...

The Patriots passed on Brady 6 times before selecting him at 199 in the 2000 draft, yet Brady is the greatest player in the history of professional sports, which reeks of good fortune. Belichick at least in part let Brady leave New England.
BB dumped a ton of players when he cam e to NE and had a lot of needs. QB was not one of them. He had Bledsoe who had just the year before signed a contract for $107 mil. Doesn't sound like much then but it was huge in 2000.

If you listened to one of ESPN's pieces on BB, he told about drafting Brady. We had no first round pick and so many needs. About the 4th round he noticed that Brady was still there and was surprised. Fifth round it was, "Brady's still there." The 6th round he couldn't take it and drafted him even though he had other needs and did not need a QB. Friez and Bishop backed up Bledsoe in 2000. With all our needs, Belichick saw enough potential (not ready to play in the NFL, but potential) to carry as a 4th QB. Who carries 4 QBs?

Every team passed on Brady. You act like it is all luck and BB gets zero credit for drafting him, but every pick to one degree of another, especially late round picks, is luck. Brady wasn't ready for the NFL. He could barely get on the field at Michigan, getting chances but losing his job to Drew Henson.

It's no different now. Teams love big arms and mobility, neither of which Brady had. It's exactly like Mac Jones. No arm, pocket QB. What Brady had was accuracy, ability to read defenses, ability to anticipate throws, and a driving need to get better. No one cared and Brady could easily have gone undrafted.

If nothing else, BB saw the potential because he he mare valued what Brady had than he was concerned about the lack of a rifle arm or ability to run.

Lastly, yes, he in part let Brady leave. Why is that a bad thing? After all Brady did, he deserved the right to decide when to leave. He certainly didn't like when the Patriots emphasized the run game. Don't blame him. Don't blame BB for reasons to deep to go into here, but Brady wanted to leave. He had insisted on a no-franchise clause in his contract. Belichick had kept the Patriots competitive by dropping players a year too early rather than a year too late. It's popular with a couple of people here to pretend Belichick tossed Brady aside, but Brady was ready to move on.

You came in here with a post blasting Belichick and his ability and tearing apart every QB he drafted except Brady whom you attributed to luck and nothing more. Fine, you aren't the first person to come here and spew venom and rancor. Troll might be the wrong word. Hater is closer. Juvenile is closest. Thanks for stopping by. Now stop being a fucking dick or go away. Thanks.
 
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