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Discussion in 'Blinded by the Lombardis: Patriots Forum' started by ifmanis5, May 21, 2018.
I had meant to post this gem from Volin from earlier this week:
Didn't the Pats have some major, roster-significant season-ending injury in OTAs in one of the recent years? I don't think it was Gronk, might've been, but I definitely remember a major talent going out before training camp even started.
Here's a photo from the Pats workout today.
It’s sarcasm I thought regarding Jules.
Mike Reiss is a great twitter follow. Here are his observations from OTAs this week:
* Brian Hoyer productive in 3 red-zone reps -- TDs to Rex Burkhead (tight window between Patrick Chung/Jordan Richards), Chris Hogan (crossing to right side) and Jordan Matthews (left corner, over Ryan Lewis). * TE Jacob Hollister showing up.
I think we’ve heard positives about Jacob Hollister a couple weeks in a row.
* QB Danny Etling's arm strength is notable compared to others who have been in program in his situation. He can sling it.
* Devin McCourty INT on Elandon Roberts tip (Brian Hoyer intended for Cordarrelle Patterson over middle) had D buzzing
Note though that it was Damarius Travis who made the INT which Reiss corrects later.
* Rookie CB Keion Crossen, who flashed last week, was limited in his work (spent time on rehab field). Undrafted CB JC Jackson (Maryland) took quality reps in his place and had some ball disruption. * Rookie WR Braxton Berrios also limited
* In walkthrough work, Trent Brown was LT & Isaiah Wynn LG. As usual, team will work linemen at multiple spots.
* DE Eric Lee's strong rush at LDE on OT Cole Croston helped create INT.
* Rookie CB Duke Dawson gets work as personal protector
Malcolm Mitchell is still having knee issues. I worry about that given the number of receivers for competition.
I would actually be thrilled to learn that they are quietly playing the long game to lead a player revolt against activities that help the game at the expense of player careers and earnings.
Isn't Brady supposed to be a Good Union Guy?
Last year? He got hurt in the first preseason game didn’t he?
Yeah it was in a game.
I think it was Chris McKenzie, a rookie LB, that hurt his knee badly first day of OTA’s.
Edit: NM, covered
We should probably write a primer on the topic. I've never seen a community with a more developed on-going discussion of irony.
I know the internet never forgets, but are we the Benedictine Solution or do we have a responsibility to not just preserve but to spread the way of the New Englander?
Well if Brady showed up he would’ve made his lip bleed from biting. That alone would cost him millions on the modeling circuit. Tyson Beckford sure as shit isn’t showing up to a shoot with broken lips.
My mistake. Forgot Jules was in a game but remembered it was pre-season. The scars haven’t fully healed.
Remember, Brady is the only NFL starting QB not at OTAs:
You are missing a very important word in that sentence.
I think it was sarcasm. Think Judge Smails saying "only" with Dr. Evil air quotes.
"Delvin Breaux, cornerback
Once the bright spot in a turgid Saints defense, Breaux has been limited by injuries to just six games over the past two seasons. The breakouts of Marshon Lattimore and Ken Crawley and the return of Patrick Robinson led the Saints to non-tender the former Louisiana high school star this offseason, and he has yet to find a home in free agency.
The risk-reward ratio for Breaux is enormous. Given his injury history, it's difficult to imagine Breaux commanding more than a one-year, $2 million deal. His upside, though, is as a legitimate starting cover corner in a league in which those often cost $10 million per season in free agency. The Patriots have a track record of taking shots on similarly talented players, and while they traded for Jason McCourty and drafted Duke Dawson this offseason, Bill Belichick has a way of finding uses for talented cornerbacks.
New home: New England Patriots"
Not sure the writer knows what "turgid" means.
Leave it to Tom Brady to go to a football camp and still look like he was interrupting someone else's conversation.
“We win this scrimmage, you’re honored! Your kids are honored! Your families are honored! Hey, are you listening guys?”
Can this be over now?
He's not smiling as he runs out, and he looks like he's white knuckling that helmet a little bit much.
He hates his coach.
LOL, Hoyer absolutely stinks.
Just to be a contrarian, Hart's very positive take on Sony Michel seems to be an exception among OTA observers.
yeah, that no-fun Belichick
That's obviously Belichick letting Kraft know he doesn't give a shit.
Doesn't this happen regularly? I recall stories of Vince Wilfork needing to catch a punt to get the last OTA practice canceled
And trying to avoid the embarrassment of his star player thumbing his nose at the HC.
3-Dimensional chess, baby!
Pretty sure that was just to avoid laps, not to cancel a whole day. And I'm pretty sure he's done the "defensive player catches a punt and we're done for the day" thing more than once.
Ordway was jumping through some impressive mental hoops, even for him, trying to say this was because Brady was at the US Open.
Orway has lost his fastball. Old Orway had B.B. not caring about what anybody else thinks or does.
Reiss and ESPN have even more detail and it's both awesome and pure Belichick.
(plenty more at the link)
Probably no coincidence that Reiss stuck the "It was a lot of fun" quote right at the top, to stick it to the haters.
I'm not sure how much I would pay for a day-long history lesson with Professor Belichick, but it would be a fair amount of money.
It doesn't fit Phuckwit Volin's narrative, so it gets barely a mention. Nor did he talk to any players (or report what they said if he did):
IIRC, Howe stuck it to Volin a few years ago for basically reporting from his sofa during training camp while guys like him were busting their asses trying to get a crumb.
It’s kind of too bad – Volin isn’t untalented and started fairly strong. But he clearly lost the plot trying to leverage Deflategate into a national gig and hasn’t recovered since.