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Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Ray Route.
That man is Connor Carney.
This is DPM Commentaries Weekly postgame reaction a little bit later tonight because I think that corner and I needed to digest what we saw today before we get into the nuts and bolts How you feeling? I'm I'm looking forward to next week.
Okay? You and I were both fairly confident going into this game with that accurate statement.
I was overly confident.
I didn't even think it was gonna be that close.
I honestly thought I thought the defense was pretty much going to do that.
We're gonna hold them to, you know, a few vehicles.
And I thought Cam was gonna run and throw all over him.
I thought it was gonna be like a 31 toe like 13 game.
It didn't turn out that way.
Um, e I mean, almost 13.
It was 12 but for the wrong team, uh, you know, do This is to me the hardest postgame that we've had to do.
We said we would be here.
Win or lose eso We're here.
I don't feel good.
And there's a lot of things to break away from this.
So why don't we talk about the three biggest takeaways from this game? The first one is practice matters.
It actually makes a difference.
You know, we all remember Iverson's famous practice.
You're talking about practice.
Well, what we saw today was the ac***ulation of what to practices and a walk through in the last two weeks, and we just saw a lot of unorganized, undisciplined, awful play.
Yeah, and because of that, it, you know, you could almost describe this loss is embarrassing.
I don't think it's that far off track to say this was an embarrassing loss, right? It really waas It was just a poor performance by everybody.
But we also have to take into consideration that Cam Newton hasn't played football since week three.
Yeah, okay, this was Week six.
So that was three weeks ago that since he's played football last, he's had two practices and it wasn't even back to backs because of covert shutdowns and stuff.
Two practices in three weeks.
I don't even think that when you're trying to make an ****ysis of this game that you can even get there because it was so bad.
But it was so bad for a reason.
We go to your overall thoughts on that.
I mean, it's tough.
It looked like nobody was on the same page out there.
Um, I was really concerned with how just non existent, like Julian Edelman Waas um Brian is O.
Obviously he looked like he was gonna finally get going.
He caught a nice pass look like they're going to get the ball moving. He fumbled.
It was just a lot of mistakes.
It obviously it looked like they were ill prepared, which how can they be without practicing at all? But they looked just flat, like the first three quarters.
And then it was like in the fourth quarter, they kind of came alive when they realized, Oh, crap, we're really gonna lose this game.
But it was too little, too late now, was it Mawr that the Patriots came alive? Or that Denver shot themselves in the foot because Drew lock made to brutal passes? That was on Drew lock.
It was that one drive where can just took off like a 35 yard run.
Before that, they had that big play with the Julian Edelman throw to James White.
And then they just went right down the field on him, and I was like, Where was this whole game? That's what I expected.
Pretty much all game was drives like that where they just moved the ball.
It will also meant I just thought they were just like slower than usual.
They were just, like, flat.
They didn't have a lot of emotion.
It was just a weird that game again.
And I think that that's a breakdown of what I think.
That's a breakdown of just what being ill prepared is.
I mean, somebody tweeted at me today and I made so much sense, they said, you know, Bill Belichick has always had that attitude.
Hey, you might be bigger than us.
You might be stronger than us might be faster than us.
But we're smarter than you were gonna out prepare you.
You know, we're gonna be ready for everything you can throw at us.
We're going to counter that, and you're not gonna have an answer.
Unfortunately, you can't.
And they were talking about on the broadcast today.
You can't get that through zoom meetings.
You could get some basics, but you have to get timing.
I mean, you could see the Cam Newton.
There was no timing today with him and his receivers.
You know, um, and when you break that all down, it's what we saw.
And I think that the receiving is an issue right now receiving an issue the whole way around and, you know, thank you, everybody who's coming in here live on SportsCastr? I see.
My God, I see you 2000, and I see you make chicken vlogs.
Uh, you know, Nate is here with me checking boxes.
You know, Devon RC was wide open with nobody within 20 yards of them on that play.
That camp chucked it down to bird.
But the whole thing was that Chuck Toe Bird was actually a good play.
Bird had to step on the defender.
It was more of a poor pass by Cam Newton and a little bit of timing on Bird.
I put that more on Newton.
It wasn't like to me.
It was an ill advised throw.
And if if, if Newton could have got, like, another three inches on that football, it's probably in for a touchdown.
So, yeah, I mean, Ozzie, Ozzie was open.
I'm sure there's other times in the game that guys were open.
There's obviously something about Devon asi asi that Cam Newton doesn't trust.
And it's weird considering that he's been a guy who want to trust all his receivers on the team.
He seems to want toe to give the ball to Ryan is Oh, he looks for Nikkila.
Harry looks for Julian Edelman. Tamir Bird.
Um, you know, Jacoby Meyers is non existent this year.
Gonna Rusevski is non existent outside of the run game.
And but for whatever reason, it maybe he doesn't want to throw the ball to Devon Asea.
See, I don't know if it's just not connection there, but at the same time, in this type of game where Cam Newton didn't play good, Don't get me wrong, Cam Newton did not play good football today, but again, and I hate it. Look, no excuses.
The Patriots lost the Patriots lost, and yes, I I know the defense on Lee, you know, gave up 18 points was only, you know, field goals.
But, you know, you could have forced a punt in the first three quarters.
You could have done something the Broncos scored on their first six possessions of the game.
Great that it wasn't touchdowns.
Otherwise it would have been an absolute blowout.
But you didn't force upon right, right? Yeah, I remember.
Is the fourth quarter and the guys like this is the first punch of the day for the Broncos because other than that, they got field goals, every single drive.
And what killed me was when they had that big stack on second down, they got into 3rd and 21.
I'm like, Alright, the Patriots is gonna get the ball back good field position and, you know, put a drive together here, and they gave it up on third in 21.
That was a back breaker.
And then they killed the clock in the third quarter after that.
And it really reminded me of the defense of yesteryear that bend.
But don't break.
And that's we haven't seen that out of the Patriots defense this year.
Like we've seen them play pretty solid.
We've seen them make the stops.
Um, I know they got beat up a little bit by Seattle, but they really got pushed around today by Denver.
And again, I think this is just ah, lack of preparation.
They just ran plays.
Yeah, they studied, But you know who was there mi****ing Phillip? Lindsay, who was there mi****ing, uh, Drew Lock? Who was there? You know, mi****ing Jerry Judy, like none of that kind of stuff was, um, mimic this week because it was very lack of practice, had a bit of a walk through and again, no excuses.
But, yeah, the Patriots were not prepared.
But I don't think you can blame it, because Bill Belichick decided to put the health of his players above winning football games.
So, in a in a weird way, Connor, I'm kind of proud of our team because our coach has taken the health of his players as bigger than winning a football game at the same time.
It was just an embarrassing fashion today, and you could just see that they were not prepared to play Denver.
And I don't know what's gonna happen going forward, man, we both said coming into this, we thought this was kind of I don't want to say a must win game, but they really needed toe win.
This one was having such a hard schedule.
You kind of can't lose any of these gimmes going forward.
You know, they're gonna have to make sure they beat Miami again.
The Jets were gonna have to sweep them.
They It's kind of like they have to be Buffalo twice.
This is really put him in a tough position it did.
Dropping down to two and three.
Well, that gets me back to my second take away from this game, and I'm gonna be completely honest.
You Patriot fans were not prepared for this loss.
They really I talked this up when I don't know what I was thinking, you know? And it's proven to me, and I've said this 1000 times where the most spoiled fan base in sports and it proved today because I've never seen the meltdown on Twitter like I saw today.
I mean, loyalists just losing it.
And not not even is that not being able to see beyond, you know, the problems that the Patriot has with the offensive line being beat up with all that kind of stuff? Um, they weren't prepared for it.
And I think when I say they, I mean, all of us weren't prepared for that kind of thing.
I mean, my wife looked at me today.
I'm not even kidding.
You looked at me and sometime in the fourth quarter and said like, you're kind of scary right now.
You're angry because I was getting angry and I wasn't really.
I didn't know what I was angry at.
I was just angry at what was happening.
I've I don't recall a time since maybe 1997 maybe 1996 I guess.
No, the 2000 season was probably the last time I was this frustrated with the Patriots team.
I mean, we haven't seen them play this poorly, probably since the Chiefs game in 2014.
I mean, outside of that and there was the Tennessee game either last year or two years ago when they kind of got beat up.
But this was just an all around bad performance man.
And now, with them going down to 32 and three and having a bunch of different issues that they're kind of having exposed, I don't know what to expect.
Going forward, I don't know.
And to me, this game frustrated me more than that Kansas City game because, you know, a blowout is a blowout, right? Like and at some sort, some point you kind of get over.
But in the fourth quarter, after the I think it was 16 at the time.
It was 15 toe to nothing.
right or 15 to 3 or whatever, maybe e remember, like, tweeting out.
It was like late in the third, remember? Tweeting out.
Like if the Patriots defense force the field goal.
This is still a two possession game, right? Yeah, and this game was almost like the chief's game, where it's like they somehow just kept hanging around.
Yeah, they just kept hanging around and I was like, Man E, no, the defense isn't playing great, but they're still giving this offense an opportunity to do something.
And And that final drive, it looked like they're putting it together.
And Cam Newton and Nikkila Harry got their their wires crossed at the end, and I mean the the pocket collapsed with.
We'll get into the offensive line in a minute.
You know, the pocket absolutely collapses.
And if you watch Harry, kind of Harry was supposed to take the outside leverage and he took the inside leverage and saw that he wasn't in the right spot.
It wasn't the greatest throw by Cam, and it was just brutal and and a lot of Patriot fans, it's funny and I'll say it.
Ah, lot of Brady excuse artists that had every excuse for when Brady would miss the pastor.
Do that was just laying the blame it on Cam and not looking at the cir***stances that Harry ran ran the wrong route and the pocket collapsed.
I'm not excusing Cam Newton.
He played terrible today and he said it.
He said, I need to be better, but the whole team needed to be better.
And, frankly, corner, I didn't think I'd ever jump on this bandwagon.
But, my God, the Patriots wanna have a chance this season.
Bill Belichick needs to go out there and needs to get some sort of weapon that could get separation.
Yeah, it's getting even worse.
I mean, I don't know what's up with Julie, and I don't mean man.
He had what, two catches for eight yards today.
His biggest contribution was those to trick plays, where he became a quarterback and he's looked better at quarterback than he has at receiver so far this year, which is It's tough because we both love Julian, but I don't know what's going on with him.
Another poor game from what's Nicky? Oh, Harry and I don't know what to do with Ryan ISO after this man, he hasn't really done anything today.
He finally started to catch the ball.
He had a good, good little drive going there.
He fumbled the football when they really needed to put points on the board.
The answer is either.
I don't think I don't know what they're gonna do. They need somebody.
And I know people are like We want our Siaosi.
We want RCSC to me.
There's a reason they're going with Ryan is on those situations and not see Yossi And number two.
How bad is Dalton keen right now if he can't even get in the game? That's what I'm thinking, man.
I'm like, how bad is Dalton King? Where they just wanna keep starting Ryan is Oh, we know Ryan is is not that good.
Now I want to make a go back to your point when you talked about, um when you talked about the 3rd and 21 this was a great point because I tweeted this That's alright, responded to somebody who asked me this question on Twitter.
But at 2000 says giving up the 3rd and 21 is the reason why Bill Belichick declined the penalty on third and short.
That resulted in another field goal for Denver.
And I agree 100%.
Everybody was tweeting.
Why didn't you accept the penalty? You know what? I put it back 10 yards, and I said Belichick doesn't trust his defense.
That would have made it like 3rd and 18 and they could have picked up 3rd and 18 and all even go, you know, and I'll talk about this in a minute.
So, yeah, I know.
I agree with you 100% at 2000 guys, make sure you tune in Live on.
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I agree with that wholeheartedly, though.
I remember that play when he didn't accept the penalty, Let them kick the field goal on fourth down.
And I mean, people are like, Well, if you take the penalty puts about a field goal range and I'm like Belichick doesn't trust his defense.
It was a very long field goal, though.
Brandon McM**** is a hell of a kicker.
He killed it today, but I think it was still gonna be like a 52 yard field goal.
So it wasn't gonna be a gimme.
Well, you know what? Let's get into our third take away from this game, man.
Have a kicker, Does it? Not does? Brandon McM**** has been, like low key study for a while.
He went six for six today.
I mean, you think about it.
This Patriot fans, every time Nick folk comes on the field, were like, Oh, my God, Like I was nervous at that 41.
Yeah, I was, too.
I was waiting for him to miss, to be honest.
And, you know, I think I think he's been perfect.
The last two weeks has been here three weeks.
He's been perfect for a few weeks now.
Man, I'm telling you, he's very, very good.
If it's like a shorter field goal, like a 37 yard field goal, I'm very confident he'll make it like when he gets longer, I get worried about him, but he's missed extra points.
Yeah, yeah, but yeah, I know.
And I looked at that, and I'm just like, man like it's I wish we had that kind of confidence.
I mean, you got you figured Denver you can't walk away and be happy if you're the Denver Broncos.
Okay, Maybe you're happy you've got the win.
But you're telling me you're happy with you.
Left what, 24 points on the field? 24 points like this could have been a blowout.
The Patriots, you know, people were so upset at that last play in the incomplete and all Cam Newton.
I'm like the Patriots had no reason even being in this game, the fact that we're entertained until, like, 59 seconds left in the game was a miracle all on its own, right, the way that they played and how poorly they looked.
For the overwhelming majority of the game, this could have easily been like a 35 to 6 game.
And those interceptions by Drew lock.
We're just stupid, like I mean that I don't What is he doing throwing its 50 yards down the field on the Jonathan Jones interception like your thereto oclock.
I was shocked that they didn't just give it a Phillip Lindsay because we didn't do a great job stopping the run.
So I figured they're just gonna run the ball with Phillip Lindsay a bunch of times in a row.
Oh, man, it was just Yeah, we got beat by kicker today, and that just kills me, Man absolutely kills me.
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So I was on your show two weeks ago, and we were talking about Boston Sports, right? And I said that, You know, I'm not really Boston Sports fan.
I'm just a Patriot fan, but because of what I do, I got a lot of Boston sports fans followers, and I said, I love Boston Sports fans is the most passionate fan base in the world.
There's no other families.
I don't care who you try to point to.
There's no fan base more passionate than Boston sports fans.
But one thing we talked about at that time, too, was there always looking for a scapegoat Today.
Josh McDaniels was the obvious scapegoat.
I mean, everybody was screaming for his head today.
This is probably a game.
I didn't have a problem with Josh McDaniels.
The Patriots couldn't execute anything.
He would have called anyways.
I mean, they they had What did they want him to do? Did they want What did they want? Try Thio.
You put yourself in their position corner and try to explain to me what they wanted.
Josh McDaniels do differently that this Patriots team in the way they played, how they could have executed it.
They wanted him to go out there and have Cam new and look like he did in Seattle.
And then he wanted them toe also play offensive line to fill in for a bunch of the guys that were injured.
They might have wanted him to take a few handoffs, too, and definitely play receiver and a little bit of tight ends.
And I came very close.
I got a message on Twitter, and I'm gonna I'm gonna read it to you.
And this isn't me calling the guy out because it Zain I won't say his name because if I don't want to embarrass him, if he's upset that I shared it, Yeah, I mean, he's been a follower of mind for a while.
He watches on my stuff.
I really you know, I like him.
But he wrote to me, he goes.
Should the Patriots get and hire a defensive coordinator in general manager and let Bill Belichick focus on other things.
We're looking overall, looking at over the overall talent. The league.
It seems the Patriots are just getting beat.
They should be better.
And when faced with adversity, they lack talent.
And they haven't made any good draft moods or trades lately.
I don't know. Shake my head.
Okay, first of all, like we just spent time praising Damien hairs, We spent time praising Kyle Duggar last week.
We we've talked about Chase Win novich e.
I mean, you know Joe Tooni, who's been phenomenal on that offensive line? UH, undrafted free agent J.
Badly on a great game by Bentley, man.
Yeah, absolutely great game.
And yeah, and I'm gonna get them because he's actually my player of the game.
Is John Bentley.
Um to me, it's like number one, like again.
It's scapegoating, right? I don't have a problem with with Bill Belichick.
The general manager today was a defensive coordinating problem.
I don't think so.
I think it was a lack of preparation.
Be it was execution, but I mean, I'm also gonna look at it and go like dude like this wasn't normal adversity.
They've had to practices in two weeks.
They were dealing with co vid.
You know, Bill Belichick put his players safety ahead of winning a football game like this wasn't a normal week where people this wasn't a normal week where people it just didn't play well or if it was bad coaching like it was just an actual week of no preparation and because of a worldwide pandemic that is now infiltrated the NFL, right? Exactly.
There's not much that the coaches there could have done.
Man, there's nothing Josh McDaniels really did.
I mean, he could have called all the best place in the world.
They just couldn't execute, and they had no time to prepare.
Not to make excuses.
But, I mean, it's the truth.
The Broncos practice for two weeks.
The Patriots practice for two days, and you could see it.
You could absolutely see the difference in preparation in this day.
And look, we already talked about Cam Newton.
He wasn't sharp it all.
He didn't look good.
He looked like a guy who hasn't played since week three.
Um, you know, I'm confident that with a week of practice that he'll start to look better.
But I think one of the things that upset me today was the run game struggled and we kind of knew now, was that a Was that a product of the run game struggling? Or was that a product of the offensive line? But, you know, Birkhead Onley averaged 2.
8 yards per rush.
James White, two yards per rush.
Damian Harris, man six carries for 19 yards, 3.
But again, Cam Newton was the Patriots leading rusher in attempts and in yards. 10 for 76.
Uh, Burke had had five carries.
James White had four carries.
David Harris had six.
I don't think they gave them the opportunity to run the football, but I also don't think that they gave them.
I don't think that they had trust in the offensive line to run the football, and I wanna go to that two point play.
What did you think of the call on the two point conversion? I was very surprised that they did it, but I wasn't totally opposed to it because I thought, You know, look, we finally finally finally got some momentum.
They just had a really good drive.
Can just had a really long run. They finally scored.
I'm like, What's trying? You know, kind of demoralized the Broncos here, if we can.
Like, let's tack on the two points now and then.
No, we're only down by a touchdown, so I kind of liked the call, But obviously, then it doesn't work, and everyone says, Why do it? Well, I have no problem going for two.
What did you think of the actual play, though? Oh, um, I honestly kind of liked it because I like it when they give can multiple options because that wasn't a run from the start.
He tried to throw it, Nobody was open, and then he just had no choice but to try and run it.
And there was no really know where to go really for the guy.
Soon as he dropped back to pass, I screamed at the TV E s.
So why don't you sneak it? Like what? Or why don't you just have a straight run from Cam Newton? We've seen it gets stopped once it was against Seattle.
That's it after he ran it three times.
You know, it's like Ryan and Marshawn Lynch down there.
It's almost virtually impossible.
Cam Newton can pick you up two yards, but then I thought about it for a minute.
I thought This is actually the biggest indication that they had no faith in the offensive line today.
Right to get that penetration because we've seen Cam Newton do a quarterback sneak and pick up five yards.
Hey, wasn't picking up that kind of yardage on sneaks today, and he stuck the ball a couple of times and I stopped and went.
They don't trust the offensive line.
They don't trust the offensive line.
So they decided. I think it was an R p o.
And I think by the time Cam picked up that his two receivers they had out weren't open, he tried to run.
It didn't work on die to me today, though Cam Newton was slow on his reads in his pocket, awareness was slow and again.
I think that's complete indication of someone who hasn't played since Week three, who's had no practice times to get his timing with his receivers down because he held onto the ball a lot longer than he normally does.
And that was the reason for some of the sacks.
He just hung in the pocket for too long in a couple of those plays, which isn't to me, a Cam Newton type of thing.
I mean, he had options to run to.
It just seemed like everything.
Just everything was off today.
Timing. Move off.
Everything was off.
Now from the run game perspective, I'll tell you my biggest surprise of this game with J.
Taylor being inactive, right? I thought that was kind of surprising to, because with Sony Michelle obviously going to be an active, I figured J.
Taylor would have been a shoe and to be there.
But I don't know what those checks plan was.
I don't know if J.
I've kind of tried toe pull that kind of stuff out.
Um, you know, I mean, it would have been really nice today because I wanted to.
I really had plans when this originally started talking about how Brian Hoyer's lost the backup job to Jared Stidham, and but I mean it's irrelevant now.
Taylor and I thought during this game I went, I thought to the Raiders game when the offense couldn't spark.
It was JJ Taylor, who really sparked the offense and got things going, and I After that I was just like, Man, this is when we need J. J.
Even if this is the only time in the game you used him, it was right.
Now use that speed, get him to the outside.
But I think that they wanted to carry as many linemen is they could today.
They knew they're in trouble, of course, and remain alumina or goes down.
Uh, you know, we'll get right into it.
The offensive line is beat up.
And look, I got a call.
I got a call a player out, though.
If I was gonna call any player out today, it's Isaiah win.
Got blown up twice.
That was just embarrassing.
Blown up once is once as the left guard and once is a tackle.
When you're in a situation where we're now down to our fourth string offensive linemen and you're one of two starters on that field, you have to play like a starter.
Joe Tooni missed a big block on a run play where I think it was watched the snap to okay, It was just bad all around and again.
The with two knee, though I blame it on timing.
It's a guy who number one.
It's practices, repetitions.
He's not a center, he's a guard.
He's only played one game is the center.
That was against Kansas City.
So But I look at it now and go like But Isaiah Wind got blown up twice and just, uh, and it led to to Newton being sacked.
That was on Newton for holding the ball too much, and he got blown up on a run play store.
You got blown up three times and he got blown up on on on another passing play.
And to me, it's like that's unacceptable.
If you're one of two starters, you need to be a grounding force in there.
Um, I don't wanna go too hard on the offensive line, though, because they've been spectacular up until today throughout this whole thing.
And the good news is, next week we got David Andrews coming back.
Yeah, that's huge.
He's gonna be huge getting him back.
That's gonna be a game changer.
We've missed him substantially.
And if And if, if for Nets and Shaq Mason come off the coast list.
I mean, it's really gonna we're going to see a brand new offensive next.
I was just gonna say, it's gonna be a totally different, totally different game.
All right, so you and I are on the same page for player of the game.
I'm assuming, Then Drew on Bentley.
Bentley was all over the field.
He made a bunch of big plays.
He was the only one who really stuff the run.
He sniffed it out a couple of times, like losses of three that, like, really just set the pace on a couple of those drives.
I thought he looked great.
Other than that, the defense was the secondary was not not terrible.
I thought they had made some good plays, but other than that, yeah, Kyle degrade.
Adrian Phillips struggled today to try to take away tight ends.
Uh, that was the most I've seen Kyle Duggar struggle at all this season.
He's been playing pretty good in my eyes.
Adrian Phillips has been up and down.
He's looked good art like he looked really good against Miami.
He kind of took a step back against Seattle on today.
He looked like he was just too small to cover tight ends, even though they say can cover tight ends.
But, yeah, Bentley had eight tackles, half a sack.
I mean, he was all over the field and he's a guy I've been really hard on for the last year and a half, so I was really happy to see him step through.
But coming from the secondary, I think I gotta throw a shout out to Jonathan Jones as well, man.
I mean, they tried to pick on him all game, I think gave a bought one catch, got that interception.
They target him in the end zone a couple times he was able to defend the past.
Jonathan Jones was a guy I've been so disappointed with this season, and I thought that, you know, I said that he's been easy to beat.
He played really strong today and Drew Lock kept testing him and he kept going.
They only went. I think it's Stefan Gilmore's direction.
Once, twice on to J.
Jackson, one of those was interception drew lock was throwing at Jonathan Jones man, and he stood his ground and really played well.
Those are my two players of the games.
You want Bentley and Jonathan Jones.
Yeah, I would agree.
That was those of the very few bright spots of the game.
Besides that man chase window, which I think was invisible today, I don't remember him making any play of any substance.
You know, John Simon had that big sack.
John Simon did have a big sack, but besides that, I don't really remember once a him Jennings to me had what, like one tackle on the day, maybe two tackles on the day? Yeah, like it, It's Yeah, it's It's unfortunate that that's what it went, So hold on.
So just you know, John Bradley had eight tackles solo tackles for assisted tackles, and so, basically, he had 12 tackles and a half a sack.
I mean, great game by drawn Bentley in a game where there wasn't a lot of positives to take out of it.
Um, and last man Philip wins.
No Melvin Gordon today because he had an illness.
I call it a hangover.
They can call it what they want to call it. Strep throat all you want.
Phillip, Lindsay came back.
I told you I was worried about Phillip.
I think that he's one of most underrated running backs in the NFL.
I told you I was worried.
He made us pay today.
Russia's 101 yards average, 4.
4 yards per carry.
I mean, he was the offense of, um Well, know him.
And I think Tim Patrick had 101 yards as well.
So they had to guys with 100 yards of offense today.
I mean, I never thought I would see a scenario that the Patriots were a out ran out, thrown out everything.
Dude, Phillip, Lindsay just killed us.
Yeah, he did a bunch of times, man.
He just kept picking up. Yeah, chunk yardage.
He kept picking up first downs.
It was very frustrating.
Toe watch him just run all over us.
I thought they were going to stop the run a lot better.
I thought they were gonna stop the run and try and force drew lock to throw into our secondary.
And I thought the secondary was gonna shut down their receivers, which, outside of a few long passes to Patrick they did, but yeah.
Then it just fell back on Phillip.
Lindsay running all over us.
I do want to give another special shout out Thio Jake Bailey as well.
He punted one of them.
That was absolute bomb.
60 yards, a 60 yard point.
He was inside the 20 twice.
Hey, had a great game.
I mean, he's a weapon. Bill Belichick.
Him a weapon. He is an absolute weapon.
That was That was a great Bill Belichick draft pick right there.
All right, buddy.
Jimmy G in the 40 Niners, man.
Yeah, I think I'm expecting a better game from the Patriots.
I don't know about you.
It won't be worse.
I'll promise you that.
If it is, I will be very worried.
I don't think it will get worse. Bold.
Take bold Take bold, say hot prediction.
Um and you know what I think someone saying? I think that Josh Luce is available next week is Well, so So thank you for realty, Jr.
Real jt for reminding me on that.
And yeah, so I'm excited to see if he can come in and make a difference and make chicken.
Has made, uh, a good point that he didn't remember seeing Juwan Williams today.
And I don't remember seeing Juwan Williams either.
And if if you get out there, I'm trying to look if he even recorded a stat today and he did not, Juwan Williams did not make it on the stat sheet.
So that Z So if he played, he was invisible.
He was invisible.
All right, guys. Thanks for tuning in.
You have, whatever adjective you want to use to describe this game.
If you're a Patriots fan, you're breathing a sigh of relief.
If you're a Broncos fan corner, I just We're on to San Francisco.
This is a game where you have to move on from.
I mean, this is This has been a weird season.
This has been a frustrating season, and I want to remind everybody because I know some of you corner you included grew up watching football in the Tom Brady era.
You do not remember the times before that.
Even with Drew Bledsoe.
Um, I grew up in the Drew Bledsoe era that transition into the Tom Brady era.
I did see a Super Bowl.
I also saw the 2000 season.
Um, every other team in the league has gone through this more than just this one game that we had to go through this.
This is just a new experience for Patriots fans and this team.
One thing, and this is something I'm gonna get into on my stream tomorrow night for D.
P N Sports talk, and I want to explore this more.
But if this is the Patriots rebuild year, and I think it is, if you look at some of the young pieces they got coming that they have on especially that defense and along that offensive line in the running game, the Patriots are still in a good spot.
And then we get to go in the next season with hopefully bringing back Cam Newton, going into the draft and having some money in free agency to go get some pieces.
If this is the off year for the New England Patriots, this isn't a bad off year.
I mean, we're not the New York Jets who got embarrassed by Miami 24.
Nothing today who are just in absolute mess.
So, yes, things aren't great and we're very usedto winning.
But I don't think things are gonna get too bad.
And I think that the Patriots, they're gonna be still competitive this year.
I already told you guys, even after Cam Newton, I said, I don't expect the Patriots to win a Super Bowl this year.
I just expect him to compete.
You know that corner.
But I'm happy with this team going forward into next season and rolling out the rest of this season.
What are your thoughts? It's hard for us who have been so spoiled over the past 20 years.
The nods to come out and proclaim that were the Super Bowl favorites.
And right now it's not looking like we are.
It's just been a shoo in to win the A F C East for so long that the slightest downfall everyone's up in arms, but I don't think they're gonna fall too far.
I still think they're gonna end up with a winning record.
They'll probably make the playoffs.
Still, you know what I mean.
This guy isn't really falling, and if this is our down season, which we know they have a ton of cap space next year they're gonna bring a bunch of people back then then so be it.
You know what I mean? Question for you. Yeah.
So, being someone that grew up in the Tom Brady Aaron Onley the Tom Brady era, what is a So during the Tom Brady era, it was Super Bowl or bust, right? Exactly.
Or maybe our expectations.
Where a f C championship minimum? They made it.
If they made it to the championship game, we could look at that as a successful season.
And then if they didn't get past the A f C Championship Brown, we could ***** and wine the entire off season about why they didn't get there and how bad checks screwed them in this current season under Cam Newton, Former M v P.
What is a successful season to you? Is it just making the playoffs? They gotta They're gonna win the A F. C s.
I wanna I still want to see them win, have a home playoff game, and hopefully from there we'll see what they could dio, because once they make the playoffs, anything can happen.
We've seen nine and seven teams are on the board and when the Super Bowl.
So they need to do that.
Well, I guess we're all came to City Chiefs fans.
Then tomorrow, as Levian Bell is active, I don't know how Kansas City managed to get him, Belichick said.
It, Belichick said.
It takes a week to get a player through all the protocols.
I guess you know Kansas City, it is what it is.
I guess we'll be watching carefully because I got a funny feeling we're going to see more positive test coming out of Denver now.
This reminds me very much like the Patriots Kansas City game.
I hope it doesn't.
I'm crossing my fingers.
But who knows what's gonna happen? Connor were day of football were day for the Patriots.
A weird season in general? I don't know, dude, I'm done with 2020.
I cannot wait till next season when maybe it's normal fans in the stands, all that kind of good stuff.
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