Thought I read (Volin perhaps?) that Rex participated in individual drills but not the contact portion. I don't know the rules (so someone please correct me) but that almost sounds like his absence was just about following the rules of the protocol but that he'll likely clear before the week is over?
Post by umassgrad2005 on Sept 13, 2018 16:22:56 GMT -5
Reiss said no Burkhead yesterday for practice, but he was a limited participant today. Which is a very good sign.
As far as Michel, this is just a guess, but I'd assume he needs a full week or at minimum 2-3 practices where he is a full participant before he is ready. We've yet to see that, so I don't expect him for the Jags, but you never know.
Reports are that he's being released due to a combination of his hamstring and the team not knowing if they can count on him. Assuming that's true, and he's not looking at another suspension, the Pats have basically nothing to lose by going after him.
Wouldn't be surprised to see him in jail or in rehab again before joining another team. You have to know the reasons why he was released, which haven't been revealed. Gordon isn't just a guy who made a few bad decisions. He's a chronic problem for a football team. I don't think you can just assume that he'll all of a sudden become a model citizen just because he's away from the Browns and joining a team where everyone is on their best behavior because they don't want to disappoint Brady or Belichick. The guy has some serious issues.
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“We just lost a World Series game in 18 innings. But after that [meeting], it didn’t feel like we lost. It felt like we won.”
Post by pedrofanforever45 on Sept 16, 2018 13:15:01 GMT -5
I'd be surprised if the Pats go after Gordon. Just because there has been talented receivers out there and the Pats haven't made a move yet. We all think they're going to make a trade, and then boom. Nothing. A lot of Dorsett is all that means.
No pressure on defense, even though they’re blitzing a lot more than they typically do. Bortles has all day to throw. Meanwhile, their offensive line is getting shredded both in run plays and in pass protection. That’s the story of the game.
This game was about as ugly as I've ever seen them play. Maybe it was the heat. Was it cooler on the Jags side? I hated the game plan. Way too much running plays when passing was their only hope. Brady hardly looked at Gronk. They missed Cannon. Brady under a lot of pressure the whole game. Not much pressure from the D line. Poor tackling on defense. Did not contain Bottles. Just all around awful game. Maybe we get a breather next week in Detroit. They have a lot of work to do. But, it's early.
Post by umassgrad2005 on Sept 17, 2018 2:06:30 GMT -5
OK its one game, things will improve the Patriots always get better. That being said there are issues. Wasn't impressed with the defensive game plan or adjustments. Ok your game plan is to make him throw to the sidelines. It doesn't work, yet you just keeping doing it? News flash those WRs are legit and Borttles can make those throws. For the most part the coverage was good, just all day to throw and Rowe seemed like a weak link.
The bigger issue is the lack of weapons on offense. You need another RB that can run the ball. I won't harp on Michel first game, but he wasn't impressive. Yes Edleman will help at WR, but you need more. No one is scared of our WRs. Take away Gronk and you have no deep threats. Hogan while OK doesn't scare anyone. Patterson is the same old WR. Maybe Coleman can step up or maybe Britt can get back to what he was a few years ago. It just seems like a lot to ask of Edleman to save these WRs when he didn't look great in the preseason. Its a long season and injuries will happen, we need depth.