Week 5--Broncos @ Patriots (maybe)

djbayko

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It's frustrating because we played like shit and still could have won, but the team is in a shitty starting position for the second game in a row. Belichick shouldn't let the team use COVID as an excuse, but we can talk about reality here.
 

Jed Zeppelin

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It’s not because of that play but there is plenty of evidence that Harry is jag or worse at this level. What is the use of a slow receiver with okay hands who doesn’t use his body well?
 

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Wait people are blaming Harry for that one? Even a moderately accurate pass that’s an easy conversion. Blame mostly the OL and some Cam.
Folks here blame Harry for everything. It was a horrible pass, one of many, many. He had Byrd wide open up the sideline earlier. Cams passes all day were weak.
 

Van Everyman

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Everybody losing their mind about Cam holding the ball too long needs to hold up a bit. First, we were spoiled with Brady’s quick release over the years – his ability to throw the ball away with an elite skill. Second, timing and not being able to go through his progression quickly is *exactly* what you’d expect from a guy hi hasn’t practiced and has a porous OL.
 

Norm Siebern

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I hope Cam is just rusty and not his shoulder is bad again. His throws were iffy all game. The lasers of the first two weeks were absent.
Absolutely spot on. He looked hurt, rusty, out of sorts. Absolutely looked worlds removed from his performance pre Covid. Sure looked like a shoulder injury, something else, who knows. Covid has to take a lot out of you even after you have "recovered."
 

Captaincoop

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Absolutely spot on. He looked hurt, rusty, out of sorts. Absolutely looked worlds removed from his performance pre Covid. Sure looked like a shoulder injury, something else, who knows. Covid has to take a lot out of you even after you have "recovered."
He didn't have any symptoms even when he had it. Whatever was going on with his arm today is concerning.
 

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I’m all for flushing this season down the shitter and reloading through the draft. Won’t happen, but one can dream. We’re entering into purgatory territory now.
 

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Tons of time off. Quarterback without reps. A line on both sides decimated through injury and Covid (one in the same?).

The bills lose against the chiefs, and the pats have two against buffalo going forward.

All is not lost. That's my take. Mostly because I want that to be my take.
 

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BB: Hopefully we can get some practice time this week, we certainly need it.
Are there meaningful differences between the Titans’ Covid layoff and the Pats - apart from Tennessee having even more sick players? Their response to the down time was to look fresh against the Bills. Admittedly, I could only watch snatches of this on my phone, but the aftermath tells me it was as atrocious as my check-ins suggested. This is a lot of words by me to say, essentially, WTF?
 

scottyno

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Are there meaningful differences between the Titans’ Covid layoff and the Pats - apart from Tennessee having even more sick players? Their response to the down time was to look fresh against the Bills. Admittedly, I could only watch snatches of this on my phone, but the aftermath tells me it was as atrocious as my check-ins suggested. This is a lot of words by me to say, essentially, WTF?
The titans practiced secretly during the time they were supposed to be off for health and safety reasons, the pats voluntarily canceled a practice that the league didn't require they cancel for the health and safety of their players, so yeah
 

j-man

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my 02 cents i started to see this defense pressure in the jets game but i wrote it off because it was the jets the first 3 q was great expect for no TD'S that 4th q was almost a all time ckore job

denver is not a great team but Tenn Pitt and TB are top 5 teams denver has a shot to get to 9-7 i told u lock is hit/miss i really think denver can be really good in 2021
 

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denver is not a great team but Tenn Pitt and TB are top 5 teams denver has a shot to get to 9-7 i told u lock is hit/miss i really think denver can be really good in 2021
I really don’t see it and not because Denver is particularly bad but because their schedule is tough.
 

patinorange

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my 02 cents i started to see this defense pressure in the jets game but i wrote it off because it was the jets the first 3 q was great expect for no TD'S that 4th q was almost a all time ckore job

denver is not a great team but Tenn Pitt and TB are top 5 teams denver has a shot to get to 9-7 i told u lock is hit/miss i really think denver can be really good in 2021
J-man, that defense looked pretty damn good. Big win for your team. I don't care how shitty the Pats were, Foxboro is a tough place to win.
 

j-man

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I really don’t see it and not because Denver is particularly bad but because their schedule is tough.
lets assume denver loses to kc next week
denver always playes the LAC well
then ATL then LV which with no fans gives denver a good shot
then MIA at home
then NO depending on which brees shows up
then a L @ kc
then Car a 50/50 game
Buff tough def but might be looking ahead or wore out form pitt
LAC a toss up game
LV we alawys played them well at home
 

j-man

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J-man, that defense looked pretty damn good. Big win for your team. I don't care how shitty the Pats were, Foxboro is a tough place to win.
it is especially without miller sutton fant casey boye gordon denver defense was too passive is the first 2 weeks if denver misses the playoffs it will be because of the week 1 game against tenn