Recent content by Eddie Jurak

  1. Eddie Jurak

    Celtics Plan, Summer 2021

    Kemba/Fournier/TT to Al/Richardson/Dunn is a very clear offensive downgrade but is also a very clear defensive upgrade. And Al is not without offensive value.
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    Celtics Plan, Summer 2021

    I think they will be 1) better than last year's team, 2) not a top contender. So 5-6 seed seems about right.
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    Pats Preseason Catch-All Thread

    I guess I just see this as less of a commitment to Newton and more of an acknowledgement of the status quo. And I think it just so happens that a lot of things one would want for Newton (power offense with running game and TEs) are also things that the team has relied on before (early Brady...
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    Pats Preseason Catch-All Thread

    Slightly different? Sure. But a 'slight' difference is very different from building a team for one specific guy.
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    Free Agency Frenzy Thread

    View: https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1422324701947432965?s=20 Woj: TJ McConnell has agreed to a four-year, $35.2M deal to stay with the Pacers, his agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN. I think the Celtics will be focused on the discount bins during this free agency, so it...
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    Pats Preseason Catch-All Thread

    I guess I just look at it and think "BB thought his offense sucked so he went out and got better players." I don't see anything really QB-specific in the moves. For example, I think BB signed 2 TEs who can block and catch because he wants to be able to line up in those sets and be able to run or...
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    Pats Preseason Catch-All Thread

    Literally all of this would be beneficial for Mac Jones as well as for Cam. An effective running game can be critical for a young QB. So can good receivers.
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    Celtics Plan, Summer 2021

    I find it hard to compare them because they are very different. I'm a huge Smart fan, but I think Smart for Lonzo (including locking Lonzo up long term) is one of the few Smart deals I would do. Like Smart, he's an atypical player with unique strengths.
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    Thompson to Atlanta for Dunn+Fernando and 2023 2nd

    That's weird. Seems like the Celtics have lost some of what was advantageous to them about the deal. Are they getting somethign else in return? If not, this looks bad.
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    Pats Preseason Catch-All Thread

    I'm coming back to this because I've been thinking about it more. I think BB's comment here should be taken as him stating the reality of the situation. It's hard for a rookie QB - even a highly drafted one - to win an starting NFL job in his training camp. Belichick's comment is an...
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    Pats Preseason Catch-All Thread

    What I see is BB doing what BB does: not answer directly. He's been doing it for 20 years. I do think it is fair to infer that, all things equal, Cam will be starting game 1. It's not an even competition, in other words. But like anything else Belichick says it is subject to change. Cam can...
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    Pats Preseason Catch-All Thread

    Not that I know if, but I would include his statement about Cam as not a confirmation that he is the Week 1 starter. He's the August 1 starter. That's not meaningless, but it's not a guarantee of anything.
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    Josh Richardson to the Celtics

    I think a one-year flyer on Dunn could be worthwhile, but I won't be all that disappointed if he ends up being moved quickly.
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    Pats Preseason Catch-All Thread

    He's coached the Pats for 21 years and Brady was his starter headed into camp for 18 of them.
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    Pats Preseason Catch-All Thread

    Exactly. BB committed to nothing by saying that. Clearly, a lot of it is a style thing with Bedard. He wants the Brady-style of QB (read the defense, change the play at the line, drop back and get the ball out quickly, go through progressions, use the whole field, throw guys open). That just...