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This team sucks right now.
Quote from: nickagneta on September 23, 2018, 10:47:19 PMThis team sucks right now."Right now" is the key word. They'll still end up in the Super Bowl.But man, you're right, both sides of the ball look rough. Brady has 11 completions, 105 yards and an INT. It's hard to believe that this is Tom Terrific.
... but right now, letting go of Lewis, Butler, Solder and Amendola looks like Belichick just outsmarted himself for a change.
Quote from: nickagneta on September 23, 2018, 11:06:14 PM... but right now, letting go of Lewis, Butler, Solder and Amendola looks like Belichick just outsmarted himself for a change.And Cooks, too. I'm puzzled by not going full "win now" mode with Brady in the latter stages of his career. I'm probably short-sighted, but post-Brady it's going to be a crap shoot. I would have absolutely maximized the Pats' chances to win another Super Bowl in the next couple of years, and figured out the cap implications down the line.
The defense is going to be a year-long problem.But the offense, I hope they can fix. Gordon and Edelman really need to up their games when they return. I am sick of watching Phillip Dorsett miss catches and running bad routes. Sick of watching Gronk get double-teamed. Cordarelle Patterson? Who is he? I don't want to see Chris Hogan out there playing WR1 when he's a WR3, and risk getting himself hurt.
Should some of the blame for the teamís slow start fall on Brady? After all, it was Tom who decided not to show up for the volunteer workouts in the off season, where chemistry between the quarterback, lineman, and receivers starts to build. Did that also effect the defense, since they were practicing against backup quarterbacks?Am I the only person who does not see Josh Gordon as this seasonís savior? The guy played in only 5 games in 2014, completely missed the 2015 and 2016 seasons, and then only played in 5 games last season. The Patriots supposedly have a very complex offensive system for receivers to pick up. How in the world will Gordon pick it up during the season? The Patriots have had veteran receivers show up during the offseason, who couldnít pick it up. Julian Edelman will (eventually) be a huge help when he comes back, but I don't have much of a hope for Gordon this season.