Monday, September 29, 2014

First half thoughts

Well it's been brutal so far to say the least. All week long we've wondered whats wrong with this offense and I think tonight shows what the biggest problem is loud and clear.

This offensive line couldn't block a pop warner team right now and that might be  stretching  it. Brady looks decent tonight throwing the ball, the receivers don't look too bad wither when they actually have a chance to make a play.

I really hope this line can get its act together or it's gonna be one loooong night. The defense hasn't been much better either unfortunately. We still have another half to play but this team doesn't even look like they came to play so far tonight.

Belichick looked pissed at Logan Ryan there to end the half. Considering Ryan was the Chiefs MVP on their last touchdown drive (his piss poor tackle and awful penalty) it wouldn't surprise me if we don't see him the rest of the night. 

Well, let's hope this team pulls it's head out of the paper bag it has found itself in tonight...I'll see ya folks after the game with post game thoughts.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Patriots Quick Hits

So it's Sunday and our boys aren't on..Not to sound ungrateful but it's just not the same. It still if the NFL though so I'll be content today with my red zone channel. Now lets talk Patriots, I'm gonna give you guys some quick thoughts so we can get back to watching some football.

  • Sealver Silga has been placed on temporary IR. Temporary is different from the usual season ending IR list, meaning after about eight weeks or so he can return to the team. Hopefully he makes it back because the Patriots can ill afford to lose him. Even if they do manage to get along fine without him this leaves the line extremely thin now if another injury occurs. Football gods, please have mercy this year on our Patriots. It's really frustrating watching key pieces to the roster go down each and every year.

  • Oh that Offensive Line of ours.. It seems the only news we've heard is bad news all season. Fortunately this Monday it appears Bryan Stork will be getting the start at Center. The only issue is there appears to be a "question" as to who will handle LG duties all night. Now look, I didn't jump on Bill Belichick at the time for making the Logan Mankins trade and I wasn't going to suddenly do so when a young line was struggling out of the gate as young lines tend to do. However, for there to be uncertainty at a position that was solid going into the season when you already had improvements to make on the entire line is inexcusable and if things don't get right it's arguably one of Belichick's worst moves going into the season. So far the player in return has been a ghost (Tim Wright) and the offensive line has gone from a question mark to a horror show. If Wright  ends up contributing little to this team all season or in the future, I fail to see where this trade has made the Patriots anything but worse in the short or long term. You have to be kidding me if Belichick thought the line in this current condition would be better without Mankins.
  • That's all for now, hope everyone enjoys this NFL Sunday!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Playing the Blame Game

It's out in full force. We've blamed everyone for the offensive struggles from the offensive line, wide receivers, water boy, you name it. But now it seems Tom Brady is being blamed for the struggles. Obviously it's not pretty and yes Brady has had some ugly passes this year. However I can't put the blame on him or any particular unit itself. The line has been off and wide receivers have struggled so far. The offense is just off as a whole so far.

 I think the line will get things figured out once chemistry is developed but the receiving core is a different story. Amendola is just space at this point and Brandon Lafell looks lost. I haven't heard glowing reports on Lafell and thus far I see why. Aaron Dobson has talent but he can't stay on the field and even when he is you wouldn't know it.

I know I sound negative but based off what we've seen thus far and past history it's concerning to say the least. As ugly as the line has been they've had injuries, shifted guys in and out, etc. Struggles will happen when those things occur. One has to wonder if maybe the offensive line has been the beginning of the problems and the rest of the offense crumbles as a result? It's certainly going to make life difficult with Brady getting killed a good portion of the game. 

 If things don't change soon, it's time to look at making some moves. People have been talking about the possibility of Richie Incognito but if things continue to be this bad at receiver you have to wonder if the Patriots will explore some kind of move before the deadline. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Rough Day For The Offense, But Patriots Prevail

Well it wasn't pretty but as they say a win is a win.

• the offense struggled for most of the game. Blocking errors, dropped passes, etc. The offense is a work in progress folks.

• even though they were giving up a few too many yards the first two series in my opinion, the defense was solid most of the day. Chandler Jones had another disruptive game and Dont'a Hightower continues his impressive play on the season.

• definently Rob Gronkowski's best day so far. It was good to see him out there rumbling and tumbling. 

• while it wasn't a big game, Brandon Lafell showed signs of life today. On the one catch Danny Amendola made it was called back due to a penalty. When it rains it pours for some people..

• the run defense wasn't too bad today either. They didn't face a world beater at running back but they still had a solid performance.

• was that Patrick Chung breaking up a passing play? You know your secondary is doing well when that's happening..sorry, I'm just used to some brutal memories watching Chung cover someone.

•congrats to Brady on win number 150!

That's all for now! 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

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