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  1. splendid splinter

    Pats QB Options

    I’ve wondered since it was reported that Winston had LASIK in Feb 2020 - how much of his INT issue can be attributed to not seeing well? Were some of them just him not clearly seeing how much separation his receiver did or didn’t have, or not being able to put the ball where it needed to go...
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    Pats QB Options

    I don’t know that I’d want Cam back again, but how many of his issues do people think are “fixable”? Because I don’t think they had an opportunity to address those last season. Coming in cold, with limited camps and no preseason, I assume the emphasis with him was 100% on installing the...
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    The Game Goat Thread: Wk.11 at Houston

    McDaniels and Cam. The endless parade of toss sweep running plays is on Josh. The constant screen/dump-off passes in the first half is on one or the other or both, I can’t tell. When they threw downfield they were able to move the ball. I don’t know why they got away from that so much until...
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    2020 Pats: Cam Tests Positive

    That is one hell of a good job of mimicking the opposing QB.
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    Gone Brady Gone

    I can see how Brady might have become frustrated with a coach/GM whose personnel decisions are all about keeping the team competitive for the next five years. For most of his career that was fine, and aligned with his interests. Now his window is closing, and BB is still thinking five years...
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    2020 Pats: You Cam Go Your Own Way

    Cam uses that font (I assume it’s a font?) in all his tweets.
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    RD5 #13/#159: K Justin Rohrwasser, Marshall

    I’m guessing no. The Pats employ a small army of scouts and analysts who break down more film than the pundits do, talk to more people, and actually go and watch these kids play. And they are focused on the entire draft population, whereas a guy like Kiper (not picking on him, he’s just the...
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    2020 TB12: The Decision 2020

    Those statements are a bit at odds there. There’s quite a bit of difference between a “belief” that you’ll play elsewhere and an “intention” to do so. Which is it?
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    Roger and Me: Heyman's HoF votes.

    He doesn’t even have to believe he was juicing his whole career. He just doesn’t know - he can’t find a clear delineation between pre-steroid Clemens and steroid Clemens. So he can’t assess his “real” achievements and so can’t give him a vote.
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    Triston Casas- 2018 Draft #26 overall

    He played almost exclusively at 1B last season in Greenville.
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    2019 Game Goat Thread: Wk. 17 vs Dolphins

    Hey, I’ll be back in board next week without doubt. I’m just mystified about this week. But that’s the hand they’ve been dealt and let’s roll.
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    2019 Game Goat Thread: Wk. 17 vs Dolphins

    But they shouldn’t be, and that’s why this thread exists. I should have excluded Rex from my “everyone”, he was great. Sony was good, but too many times he looked like he graduated from the Laurence Maroney School of Dance and not UGA. But overall he was not part of the problem.
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    2019 Game Goat Thread: Wk. 17 vs Dolphins

    Everyone, and I hate to include him but Bill. I will never understand - because we will never get a real explanation - why they pissed away 1:42 or whatever at the end of the first half. That is the most un-Patriots coaching move I have ever seen these past 20 years.
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    2019 Pats: OL Discussion

    I think the o-line is the #1 position group where having a truly weak link can have a domino effect that hurts the performance of the entire line, so getting Wynn back could really improve things across the board.
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    2019 TB12: Everyday Is Like Sunday

    I think Brady just wants to control the endgame here, now that he’s reached an age where he knows the end is coming. If he wants to go year-to-year with the Pats, he can do that (and the Pats will gladly oblige). If he wants a 2 or 3 year deal he’ll either get that, because the franchise tag...
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    Kraft One-Ups Brady’s Departure

    Could be he wasn’t expecting the spa to end up being of the seedy Asian variety when he shot the scene.
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    2019 Week 7 Pre-Game Thread: Jets

    I always thought a trap game needed two things: 1) A lightly-regarded opponent. 2) A big/tough game the week before (the letdown trap game) or a big/tough game or bye week the week after (the look-ahead trap game). I don’t see the Pats talking a division game against a bitter rival lightly...
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    Edit: Removed. Not the best place for an Archer joke. I always enjoyed stiffy’s posts as well. It’s a shame to see the site lose two of the old guard in such short order.
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    2019 Raiders: Khalil Mack Has No Comment

    It seems AB (understandably) thinks of himself as a self-made man. Lightly recruited at the college level, 6th round pick, and made himself into a superstar. The problem is, he thinks that means that NO ONE can criticize him or tell him what to do. Coaches and Organizations are all part of...
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    I’m actually trying to figure out if I can have my brother create an account up in MA, where I can log in from SC and get NESN and all the Pats games. Sounds like that’s a possibility?