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    Patriots are bringing back the Pat Patriot uniform/helmet

    These pictures make their new uniforms look so awful in comparison. They really screwed that change up. The answer was really simple and right in front of them..... Take the at Pat Patriots era uniforms and change everything that was red to navy blue and everything that was navy blue to red...
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    Report: USC and UCLA are planning to leave for the Big Ten as early as 2024

    There are a lot of folks putting out their own individual visions for where this will vs. should go. A lot of them are meh. But this is the best proposal I've seen.
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    CFB Coach Carousel

    VaTech seems to me like an underrated job. A coach won't get the same monster contract that blue bloods like LSU or USC are about to give but you also don't get the ridiculous National Championship or bust expectations. From the early ninties through like 2010-ish VaTech has a lot of success...
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    2021 Boston College football

    It'll ber curious to see if Hafley's name comes up with USC if guys like Franklin, Fickell, Meyers, etc... turn them down. The rest of this season probably will tell the story because 2020 was such a weird year that I don't know how you consider it when evaluating a first time head coach. USC is...
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    Pats Draft: UDFA Thread

    The FCS just wrapped up their quarterfinals this past weekend. I would think that there is at least a handful of players from those FCS teams that were still playing that were either draftable in a normal year or at least worth taking a look at as UDFAs. So it wouldn’t be a shock if we see some...
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    2020 NCAA Football

    I think a simple answer to the ridiculous way playoff teams are selected is having a 'you're inellible for the playoffs if you've previously lost to another playoff team by 3+ touchdowns' rule. Things then become real simple. If you want to be a playoff team then just don't lose to another...
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    What Info Do You Wish You Could Get Out of Belichick?

    I'd ask something similar to this as well. I'm sure that Bill does prioritize having a pass rush but it does seem that he does not prioritize it as much as some other coaches. I think listening to Bill explain his calculus on why he thinks his approach is more conducive to winning games vs...
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    2020 NFL: Offseason News and Notes

    This is a weird example to use because Steve Belichick was hired as a quality control assistant coach and spent 4 years in that type of role before being named Safeties coach. He wasn't immediately awarded a mid-level coaching job, he followed the typical path that a young coach follows starting...
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    Football Villains

    Yes I know it's not football, he played a completely different sport. But while discussing sports villains on a Boston sports related message board I feel contractually obligated to add Bill Laimbeer's name to the conversation. If you were a kid growing in the 80s, in New England and your...
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    2020 Pats: Roster & Beyond (non-QB edition)

    I think the folks here putting the OL down as a strength are overly optimistic. Offensive Tackle really concerns me. Wynn has played 8 games in two years. You can say that his injuries are unrelated and he wasn’t injury prone in college and that’d be true. But he is still a very inexperienced...
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    NE UDFA aka Annual Adam Vinatieri Award Thread

    Hoyer isn’t going to be running the scout team the week before they play Baltimore, KC, Buffalo, Miami or any other team with a a good young, mobile QB. J’Mar potentially offers value as there to help prep the defense. also how is it possible that LA Tech figured out that the shoulder stripes...
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    Grade the trade

    Too soon to say. Let's see what they do at #37. I'll feel differently if they draft a guy who many were considering as a good pick at #23...Gross-Matos, Baun, Blacklok, McKinney ... then I'll feel great about the trade. If they trade out again or reach for a mid-round safety then I'll feel...
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    What do the Pats do at 23?

    I hope they punt on this entire draft as much as they can. There'll be no rookie camp, no mini-camp, a shortened training camp (assuming it happens) and likely a shortened season if any at all. Drafting guys to have them sit on the shelf for a year doesn't have a great success rate. The team...
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    Patriots New Uniforms

    I don't see how this can be considered anything but a win when you stop and consider how ghastly many uniform changes have been since Nike got involved. One thing that I really like about them is that there is nothing added to the jersey for no apparent reason. Consider the previous white...
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    2020 Pats: QB Edition

    I'm optimistic about Stidham mostly due to Belichick's track record in identifying QBs. For all of his genius and the accolades given to him I think his ability to spot QB talent is fairly underrated. Walk back through the QBs he has drafted or signed as UDFA and you see that those players...
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    2020 Patriots Draft Prospects

    With the exception of Tua all of these QBs seem like they are going to be mid to late round picks. I guess there are two ways to think about drafting a QB this year. The first is if he is an obvious upgrade over what they have in Stidham. The second is let's take as many bites from the apple...
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    2019 Pats Defense: What Are We Witnessing?

    They are a very good defense. I'm not going to argue against that. What I'd argue against is that they are not a historically great defense. They destroyed a bunch of really poor offensive teams for which they deserve full credit. They were unworldly good and the number reflected their level...
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    2019 Pats Defense: What Are We Witnessing?

    After today anyone that uses the Boogeyman nickname in a non-mocking fashion should be publicly shamed. it was a terrible nickname to begin with and clearly they don’t deserve to be in any sort of discussion involving historically great defenses. They put up some gaudy stats against some...
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    2019-20 College Football Bowl Megathread (and Schedule)

    don’t over complicate it. if it only looks like a catch in super slow motion then it’s probably not a catch. easy call.
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    2019-20 College Football Bowl Megathread (and Schedule)

    Right call. Clearly not a catch.