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Re: Patriots 2017 season
« Reply #360 on: January 15, 2018, 12:14:42 AM »

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Only real concern about Jax is their stout run game.  I remember seeing Fournette on ESPN every weekend without fail while at LSU -- one scary dude and leader of the best run game in the NFL this season.  Unfortunately, the Pats rank ~20th in the league in defensive rushing yards.  There's reason to be hopeful too, though: Despite the yards given, they allowed relatively few TDs; and the Pats defense tends to step up in the playoffs.  I think it will end up being a competitive game with experience trumping grit and youth.

Honestly, I tend to agree with this.  TP, tar. 
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Re: Patriots 2017 season
« Reply #361 on: January 17, 2018, 04:29:55 PM »

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Just saw announcement that Brady cancelled press conference due to an injury.   Don't know if this means anything too serious, but certainly is curious and leaves me a little worried.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/tom-brady-cancels-press-conference-due-to-injury/ar-AAuPbmp?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp&ffid=gz

Re: Patriots 2017 season
« Reply #362 on: January 17, 2018, 04:54:34 PM »

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Just saw announcement that Brady cancelled press conference due to an injury.   Don't know if this means anything too serious, but certainly is curious and leaves me a little worried.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/tom-brady-cancels-press-conference-due-to-injury/ar-AAuPbmp?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp&ffid=gz
Did he cancel because of an injury or an “injury”?
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Re: Patriots 2017 season
« Reply #363 on: January 17, 2018, 05:03:27 PM »

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Just saw announcement that Brady cancelled press conference due to an injury.   Don't know if this means anything too serious, but certainly is curious and leaves me a little worried.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/tom-brady-cancels-press-conference-due-to-injury/ar-AAuPbmp?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp&ffid=gz
Did he cancel because of an injury or an “injury”?

Not much info out there that I see since the cancelation.

Re: Patriots 2017 season
« Reply #364 on: January 17, 2018, 05:11:52 PM »

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Just saw announcement that Brady cancelled press conference due to an injury.   Don't know if this means anything too serious, but certainly is curious and leaves me a little worried.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/tom-brady-cancels-press-conference-due-to-injury/ar-AAuPbmp?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp&ffid=gz
Did he cancel because of an injury or an “injury”?

Not much info out there that I see since the cancelation.
What they actually said is that he can't make the presser because he's seeing the medical staff. But trust MSN to give you the accurate, non-sensationalist text bite. :D

http://www.weei.com/blogs/ryan-hannable/tom-brady-meeting-medical-staff-wont-speak-media-wednesday
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Re: Patriots 2017 season
« Reply #365 on: January 17, 2018, 05:47:29 PM »

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Brady limited with throwing hand injury today. I think this has been an issue since at least midseason, but the team skirted the injury report and listed him with other issues when didn't practice.
 
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Re: Patriots 2017 season
« Reply #366 on: January 18, 2018, 03:31:29 PM »

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Based on the close-ups here, I'd guess that he's wearing a splint on his thumb.

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Re: Patriots 2017 season
« Reply #367 on: January 18, 2018, 04:04:15 PM »

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That glove looked like it was way to big for his hand. If he hand something wrong with a finger they would just tape the finger to another finger. So must be a thumb problem and that would make sense with wearing a glove as the rubber on the glove might make up for a weaker grip because of a thumb injury.

Re: Patriots 2017 season
« Reply #368 on: January 18, 2018, 04:07:15 PM »

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That glove looked like it was way to big for his hand. If he hand something wrong with a finger they would just tape the finger to another finger. So must be a thumb problem and that would make sense with wearing a glove as the rubber on the glove might make up for a weaker grip because of a thumb injury.
I think he's just wearing the glove to hide the splint.
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Re: Patriots 2017 season
« Reply #369 on: January 18, 2018, 04:13:59 PM »

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I'm really hoping this is all gamesmanship and Brady ends up looking just fine.

On the plus side, they don't need high octane offense against this Jags team, they just need to steadily generate points over the course of the game and not turn it over.  The Jags offense won't score more than 20 points or so without help from their defense.
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Re: Patriots 2017 season
« Reply #370 on: January 18, 2018, 04:18:45 PM »

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Does not sound good.  But Brady also isn't human, so it may not even matter.
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Re: Patriots 2017 season
« Reply #371 on: January 18, 2018, 04:48:01 PM »

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They made a big mistake trading Garoppolo. They could have plugged him in here, beat the Jags, and rest Brady until the Superbowl.

Re: Patriots 2017 season
« Reply #372 on: January 18, 2018, 05:19:17 PM »

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They made a big mistake trading Garoppolo. They could have plugged him in here, beat the Jags, and rest Brady until the Superbowl.

I don't think they would rest Brady unless he literally couldn't grip the ball.

As for Garoppolo, people who dislike that deal will still criticize it even if the Pats win the Super Bowl this year.
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Re: Patriots 2017 season
« Reply #373 on: January 18, 2018, 05:22:28 PM »

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They made a big mistake trading Garoppolo. They could have plugged him in here, beat the Jags, and rest Brady until the Superbowl.

How certain is everyone that Jimmy is a better bet than Hoyer?  Not talking 5 years from now or even 1 year from now. Veteran Hoyer might be a solid fill-in for one game.

Re: Patriots 2017 season
« Reply #374 on: January 18, 2018, 05:24:27 PM »

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They made a big mistake trading Garoppolo. They could have plugged him in here, beat the Jags, and rest Brady until the Superbowl.

How certain is everyone that Jimmy is a better bet than Hoyer?  Not talking 5 years from now or even 1 year from now. Veteran Hoyer might be a solid fill-in for one game.

They don't.  It's purely speculative. 


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