Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tuesday Patriots Updates

Well its been a quite Tuesday so here's the main news of the day:
Brandon Browner and Brian Tyms are finally ready to get on the field this week. It's obviously interesting for a number of reasons.

  • Can Tyms build off his solid preseason and help solidify the passing attack?
  • How much better will the defense be with Brandon Browner? I can't wait to find out.
By the way, it's good to hear Tom Brady straight deny the reports that he wants out of New England.Kind of ridiculous this started when the team was 0-2. I said going into the game our Patriots have been written off and they hadn't even played an October game. While the Patriots have yet to prove their problems are solved they've proven they still have the fire that's driven this team to do great things. While I'm not expect big things, if Tyms could become a reliable target for Brady this offense will really be confusing for defenses to stop. 

As good has Revis has been, I can only imagine how much better the defense would be with an effective Browner on the opposite side. 

Exciting times are ahead my fellow Patriot fans...

Monday, October 6, 2014

5 Reasons The New England Patriots Will Improve

1. The Defense
The Patriots pass defense has lived up to the hype (that's saying something given the team's struggles) Chandler Jones is having an amazing year, if his injury isn't too serious he should stay on pace for his best year yet. Darelle Revis hasn't been perfect, but hes been damn good for the defense and is the obvious reason the secondary seems to have taken the next step. If the run defense can be as solid as they were Sunday this will be the best defense the team has had in years.

2. Wide Outs
I'm going to include the Tight Ends in this as well. Brandon LaFell may not be popular amongst Pats fans thus far but he's defiantly improving as the season goes on. If he can have a good year that gives Brady a threat he didn't have last year. Julien Edelman has replaced Wes Welker as the safety valve. If Aaron Dobson could just get it going what a boost that would be to the offense. As for the tight ends Rob Gronkowski is getting better every week and Tim Wright is showing potential. 

3. The Running Game
Steven Ridley and Shane Vereen have proven to be play makers for this offense. Last year Vereen really established himself as a dual threat. This season Ridley has shown he's running with a purpose. Although the Patriots have had good running games under Tom Brady, they haven't been able to depend on the running game since Corey Dillon. If the Oline does its job this running game can be a problem for anyone.

4. Offensive Line
Yes, the O line. As up and down as they've been (I realize I'm being nice saying that) they have shown signs of improvement and Sunday was obviously the best performance yet by far. They'll still go through their growing pains but if this line can continue to develop and stay healthy this offense can be lethal come playoff time.

5. Tom Brady
Hopefully now the over reaction crowd can disappear for awhile. It should be obvious to anyone with an IQ above 1 that this team has more issues then Brady. While he may not be the same guy he was in 2007 Sunday night proved he can still get it done. Once the offense is truly clicking he'll be as difficult to stop as any QB in the league

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Patriots-Bengals..Pregame thoughts

Well its been a week from hell for a Pats fan so this game couldn't come soon enough. It's time to see what our boys are made of. I can't promise a win, but I can't see a Belichick-Brady led team not puting forth their best effort today. The Patriots have not played one game in October yet but have already been left for dead. If Rodney Harrison was still playing he'd be fuming at the mouth over all this bullentin board material.

I'll be updating the page/blog with injury news so stay tuned..