the New England Patriots offense isn't operating the way that Tom Brady and Pats Nation is used to, and there has been a lot of talk about trades.
But the Patriots also have help coming in Nick Eel Harry, and he could be the difference maker the Patriots need here.
We won't be able to play on Monday when the Patriots take on the New York Jets, but the good news is it looks like Philip Door set is going to be ready.
Which is great news, considering that we have no idea what's going on with Josh Gordon and his reported knee injury.
Even though Nick Eel Harry will be a huge payday pieced after the roster on Week nine, it doesn't mean that Bill ballot check won't be going out and still looking for help.
And there are a few options that the Patriots can explore.
Brown has got himself into some trouble.
Mike Vrabel has benched Marcus Mariota and Will Michael Bennett finished the season with the Patriots.
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Here's the lineup for tonight's show.
I'm gonna discuss Nick Eel, Harry's Week nine return to the Patriots lineup and just what we can expect and how he will impact the offense.
Phillip Dorsett looks like he's on his way back and will be a huge help for the Patriots.
Former Patriots left tackle Trent Brown has found himself in some hot water, and he is being sued by the mother of his child.
And with the trade deadline coming in less than two weeks, I want to look at some of the options that the Patriots have for the first time in a long time.
Marcus Mariota, the former second round over second overall Traf pig in the first round, will be sitting on the bench, and I want to look at the Michael Bennett suspension a little closer and try to figure out how long Michael Bennett will be in New England.
Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to start talking about our New England Patriots because here a DP and we like football.
We like football season and everything that goes with it.
So every single day we hear rumors about the Patriots and players on the trade market and Pats Nation is waiting patiently for Bill Bala.
Check to make some sort of move.
Get Tom Brady some help in trade for a bonafide receiver.
I think what's getting lost is is that the Patriots have a guy in their own ranks that could make the same impact that the Patriots are looking for, and he could be back by Week nine, when the Patriots take on those Baltimore Ravens Nick Eel.
Harry has the skill set to make the same impact as many of these hypothetical trade acquisitions like Mohammed Sunu and he could make his NFL debut is easiest.
Wake Night is earliest week nine, and if the Patriots made a trade around the deadline, that's exactly when a new guy would come in.
Listen, I get that Harry doesn't have the same pedigree as a Stephon Diggs or Emmanuel Sanders, but Harry was the 32nd overall pick in the 2019 draft.
Okay, it's the highest that Ballot Shack has ever drafted a receiver.
And that should tell us everything that we need to know.
Bella Jack Winters far seeing that he didn't think Harry would drop to 32 he felt lucky to be able to draft him.
That means that ballot check believes McKeel Harry can be an impact to the Patriots this season.
Now, if this is some fourth or fifth receiver James Devlin and Isaiah Win are coming off the I R and Ballot Shack has already made a trade.
But look, I also get the argument.
I also get the people who say that young players don't have a great history of making an impact, you know, in New England's offense.
But I want you all to remember that without Malcolm Mitchell, who just bawled out in the postseason and Super Bowl, the Patriots may not have won their fifth championship.
So I'm not worried about Harry coming out and, you know, being able to click with the offense.
I think he's gonna do just fine.
Here's what Josh McDaniels had to say about Harry.
He said, Quote, I really liked the kid.
He's diligent, He works hard.
He's got a good attitude.
He's a good kid, so we'll see how we can progress. Moving forward.
He's a big guy that can go up and catch the ball.
He's a tough guy to get to the ground when he has the ball in his hands.
At the same time, like many young receivers, there's a lot of nuances to play in the position in our league that are critical to being a good player.
Releasing at the line of scrimmage, top of the road technique, finishing plays against the coverage.
Those are the things that are all gonna come with experience and repetition, and it's exciting to have the opportunity to continue to work with them. End quote.
Okay, look, I get Nick Eel.
Harry isn't Randy Moss, but he's definitely a guy who could get on the field and be a big body guy for Tom Brady.
He can split wide with Josh Gordon.
You know, you could have Julian Edelman and Philip Door set inside, and then you can rotate Ben watching in the running backs into different routes.
Help is on the way, even if Bill Belichick decided to stay put and not make a trade.
And believe me when we look at the upcoming schedule, the help is coming right in the nick of time.
Like we just talked about.
Tom Brady needs some offensive help, and it looks like some help.
Maybe on the way, because Philip Door Set appears to beat this Philip Door set seems to be trending towards returning on Monday night.
Uh, when those new in our New England Patriots go off and visit them New England Earth.
Should I just start over? Tom Brady needs some help and Phillip Dorsett will be back Monday night when New England takes on the New York Jets.
We all know that door sat Mr Thursday's game against the Giants, when the Patriots won 35 to 14.
Um, and he's been dealing with a hamstring injury.
He did practice on Tuesday, and he spoke with reporters afterwards, and he was asked whether he expects to play against the Jets and door set.
Simply, just said quote, I'll be fine, End quote.
You know Door Set suffered his injury early in the Patriots week for victory over the Washington Redskins, and it really didn't surprise me.
That Door set wasn't available for the Patriots game on Thursday against the Giants, because that short turnaround just gave him four days to recover and the Patriots often to hold them out.
Which actually made a lot of sense because with the Patriots dealing with so many injuries on the offense in playing an insignificant opponent like the Giants, you know it's it was just best to let him sit in hell.
Not playing the made him an active for just the second time since he joined the team in 2017 which you know has sort of been on noticed and, you know, and it's an unnoticed attributes in highlights, Door said's durability on this team.
You know, after playing in just four snaps over the last two weeks and enjoying that rare weekend off because of the Thursday night game door set, is eager to get back to work.
Here's what he told reporters.
It was definitely good just to get a couple of days rest.
But it feels even better to be back playing again.
We're so trained to go every day to the point where if we get a day or two off, it can be too long.
Sometimes it's like I want to get back to playing football, especially me.
The week I missed, I just want to get too plain.
So it definitely feels good to get back out there. End quote.
You know, in my opinion, it's It's great to see Door set so eager to play football because in order to be successful on the Patriots, you have toe want Towe work and you have to love football.
You know, Door Set has really done a fine job taking over, sort of where, I guess, what's really been the Danny Amendola or Chris Hogan roll over the last few years.
He has 15 catches this season for 197 yards.
He's got a team high three touchdowns this season, and he's playing in the perfect spot for him.
The Patriot number three receiver role.
And he's on pace to finish this season with 45 catches and 597 yards in nine touchdowns.
Again, we still don't know if Josh Gordon will be available for Monday night, so having doorstep back will be a good shot in the arm in a short term Band Aid.
You know, if Gordon's not available door second, moving that number two spot and Jacoby Meyers could move in the number three.
It's obviously not an ideal situation, but it's better than Myers at number two and gonna roll Cesky at number three.
Basically, in my opinion, the painters would be just fine and, ah, you know they're going to just have a good time against those Jets and continue on their sweep and go for it.
Go against the A F C East.
Now a little bit off topic now, from the kind of the form but whatever.
Former New England Patriot Ah and current Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Trump Brown is facing a lawsuit accusing him of domestic violence against the mother of his child.
According to ESPN, Brown allegedly slapped, punched and choked his girlfriend on multiple occasions, beginning to 2018.
In the lawsuit, his accuser says that she was quote, bruised, bloodied and battered end quote, and it caused her to live in fear of him.
You know, just like the Tyree killin Antonio Brown situation.
We need to remember that we can't jump to conclusions and everybody deserves their day in court, and that includes the accused and the accuser.
But these types of stories, they're just kind of becoming way too common in the National Football League.
And a day after I went on a passionate rant about the referees massing Oppa, Monday Night football game, the reality of the real world kind of smack me in the face today, According to the lawsuit, which was filed in the aromatic County Superior Court, a police report was filed in June 2019 after Brown bruised her arm and slapped her brown on.
The woman started dating in March of 2017 and had a child together in January 2019 the lawsuit states.
Brown allegedly told the woman he would shoot your ass in the head before you walk out with that door of my son.
They had a non marital partnership agreement.
These are obviously serious accusations, and I have to believe that the NFL is gonna handle this situation in the same way that they handle the Brown in the hill situation, You know, at this point.
And I mean Antonio Brown.
Obviously, at this point, Trent Brown is only being accused.
And there's yet to be any evidence presented to prove that these act, you know, accusations are really so I have to assume that Brown will be allowed to continue playing football for now unless, you know the Raiders decided to send him home.
Brown, of course, is in his first year of his four years, $66 million contract with the Raiders.
Ah, that contract made him the highest paid line in the league after another former offensive lineman, Nate Solder, was made the highest paid lime in the lead here before.
And you know, I mean, at this point, I don't really have any more to add to this.
Um, I'm gonna take the same stance I took and continue to take with Antonio Brown.
I'll wait and see the way things work out in the courts before I cast any judgment in any direction.
I refused to find somebody guilty before they have their day in court.
And I also riff you at refuse to shame the accuser because if she's telling the truth, she then becomes a victim and she deserves the opportunity to present her case.
Now I like to go on to something a little bit more football friendly if we could.
As the NFL trade deadline draws near, the New England Patriots have areas that could use some bull stream.
Ah, and you're basically Patriot.
Fans are sitting patiently waiting for Bill ballot check to make a move, and I should probably say that pager friends are becoming a little bit impatient out now.
I have gone on record saying that I don't think that the Patriots need to trade for a tight end.
Now they've brought Ben Watson back.
They've signed Eric Tomlinson.
I'd like to see the me if they were going to make a move I'd like to see the Patriots make a move for a wide receiver.
That doesn't mean that I would be opposed to the Patriots making a big move for a tight end.
But I wanted to be a big move, not just the move, because the Patriots, you know, wanted to make the move.
If they're gonna make a trade, it needs to be for a difference maker.
New England has never been shy at making pretty significant moves in season, and they will almost certainly be taking the making calls throughout the league and about sex basically be doing things to help them.
You know better to have a better chance of winning their seven Super Bowl title.
Now I'm gonna take a look at the five potential moves the Patriots could make you know over the next two weeks.
Now, I've already talked about this guy before.
I think you're talking about like maybe four or five weeks ago, but it's O. J.
Howard, you know, I'm basically he's been under utilised in Tampa in their offense this season.
In six games he's played, you know, he's only recorded 13 receptions for 100 76 yards.
The most targets he's seen this year came Week one with five, and he's basically remained on the back burner throat this season, sort of as the box, you know, have thrown mostly to Mike Evans and Chris Goodwin.
This isn't surprising because Bruce Arians is a coach who doesn't really utilize the tight end position.
The more enticing part of bringing in Howard is he still under control until 2021.
And that could get the Patriots really a dominant tight end on a team friendly price.
That's what I really like about Howard now.
Howard would at the very least, provide some young, top tier talent for Bill Belichick, Josh McDaniels and Tom Brady, and he would be a huge upgrade from Ryan is Oh, and with Ben Watson and Air Tomlinson.
You know, now that they're on the Patriots, Bella check could move on from, say, Matt Lacoste, who's been just riddled with injury issues this season.
Howard showed flashes last season where he caught 35 passes for 565 yards and five touchdowns in a 10 game stretch.
The fact that Howard is also an Alabama product means he would have zero issue fitting into the Patriots culture after being coached by Nick Saban for so long.
Now, the Patriots, with need to do some cap maneuvering to make some really significant trades workout and one idea I've heard floating around is training away Michael Bennett, who's had, you know, really a rough start to his Patriots.
He hasn't had a permanent role on the Patriots this season, and if he were shipped out, that would open up a lot of room for the Patriots to make some moves.
Now, one wide receiver that I'd like to see the Patriots make a run at is Mom is Mom.
It's the new um if they could make the money.
Works to New is like the logical trade candidate for the Patriots.
And there's rumors that the Patriots are actually very close to acquiring him in the off season.
But the Falcons backed out at the last second.
So Seenu is obviously a player Bell Bill Belichick has had his eye on in the past.
New England needs depth and talent at the wide receiver position, and that veteran brings both to the table this season.
He currently has 32 receptions for 310 yards, and he's got a single touchdown.
As the Falcons fall further and further out of contention and they continue to have this very disappointing season, they may be more willing to move on from Seenu now.
Some people forget that Belichick has always talked highly a him, and any time that Bell attack really talks highly about players, you almost can't tell that balance I want say, I wish I had him on our team Now something else that people forget is that Bill Belichick actually tried getting his hands on a manual Sam Sanders a long time ago.
So this whole Sanders to the Patriots isn't some sort of new concept.
Back when Sanders was still a part of the Pittsburgh Steelers and 2013 and he was a restricted, restricted free agent, Belichick signed him to an offer sheet.
Unfortunately, Pittsburgh match that offer, and that wouldn't allow him to become a Patriot.
But Sanders is now been with the Broncos, is 2014 and with Denver just about out of playoff contention, they could look to move on from Sanders.
I understand that the Broncos, where he said he's not for sale, but neither was Jalen Ramsey and Sanders On the final year of his contract.
Sanders has been solved for the Broncos this season.
Has caught 25 balls for 307 yard.
He has two touchdowns.
The Broncos are still building in the third round draft pick could be a good piece for them going into the draft.
Sanders is my hope because I think his skill set would be an ideal fit for this Patriots offense.
But you know what, guys? Here's the good news.
If the Patriots weren't able to find a trade partner, they still have a pretty good team.
And, as I've already said, they already have reinforcements on the way.
He's always already taken the first steps in his process and has begun practicing.
Starting left tackle Isaiah Win is looked at as the favorite to be the second player to be brought off the I R.
He's only recovering from a toe injury.
If both those players can come back, the Patriots suddenly improved both their receiver unit and the offensive line without having to give up any assets at all.
Keeping the Patriots consistence is a fine balance between spending and going for it now, while still accumulating draft picks and keep replacing the positions as those guys get older.
Look, I know that I talked about this before, so I don't want to spend too much time on this.
That's football fans.
Why have we gotten to the point that every time a player becomes successful or if you get into an argument over who's a better player, the argument is now? Oh, he's better because of the system that he plays in.
I was debating with somebody on Twitter, and I was arguing that stuff on Gilmore was a better corner than Jalen Ramsey, and I wasn't ripping Ramsey Gilmore's number one.
Ramsey's number two.
And the argument that kept getting thrown at me was that Gilmore is having success in putting up the numbers he has because of the Patriots defensive system.
So can someone explain to me how the Patriots system helps stuff on Gilmore? Gilmore plays exclusively in man coverage against the opposing team's best receiver.
How does that system help him? Here's how the difference between a coach and a great coach is the system that they developed around their players based on their players, skill and talent.
When you look at the Ramsey situation, you had a corner who would be a lock down, you know, take guys on and put a man coverage.
And yet Doug Marone ran a constant zone defense, flipped to New England, Balletic, realized a Gilmore would excel in man.
So that's where he put him.
Guys try to make arguments like, Well, look at Malcolm Butler after he left New England.
No, that's not a valid argument.
Bill Belichick chose stuff on Gilmore over Malcolm Butler.
If it was all because of the system, Bala check could just keep bringing in undrafted free agents like Butler and J.
Jackson and save a ton of money.
Maybe just bring in some practice squad guys and teach him how to play the system.
You know, think about the Patriots offense.
There's no way that Josh McDaniels is running the same offense that he's running now with Tom Brady.
If he had, say, Aaron Rodgers, Air Patrick Mahomes.
Great coaches build systems around.
The quarterbacks, build their systems around their players.
You know the book is still out on Jared Stone him some people believe he could be the future.
Others don't think he has a chance.
I don't think that stadium fits the Patriots current offensive system, which is built around Tom Brady.
Societies had enough of tormenting the A F C in the A, F C East and basically the whole NFL.
If the Patriots decided who arrested him, I could see the patriotsoffense looking completely different.
Anyways, I don't want to harp on this, but we need to stop with this system stuff.
Just because a guy has success doesn't mean it's because he's a product of the system.
Now I will concede that a great coach will help a great player succeed, but they still need to have individual talent first.
Anyways, I just wanted to get that off my chest.
So it looks like Mike Vrabel, a former Patriot.
It looks like he's had enough with his offense sputtering and losing close games because news broke today that the Tennessee Titans are making a change.
That quarterback ahead of their Week seven matchup with Los Angeles Chargers, promoting former Miami Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill to the starting quarterback and relegating the Titans, former 2015 2nd overall pick Marcus Mariota back toe to be to take over the backup duties.
Obviously, you can't make a move like this without being asked questions, and Vrabel gave a brief and solid explanation Today, he said, quote.
We're trying to get a little spark end.
Quote That was pretty short.
Pretty sweet and pretty to the point.
Vrabel Bench Marriott in the third quarter of Sunday there Sunday.
Lost the Denver Broncos after you threw a second interception of the game.
Marry Ota earned a passer rating of 9.5.
He was sacked three times and basically Marcus Marriott has been under heavy scrutiny for years because he's always failed to live up to his draft status.
His five year career has been full of ups and downs, much more downs and ups Tannehill on the other side.
On the other hand, he's 31 years old.
The Miami Dolphins moved on from him.
He was signed in the offseason.
You're supposed to be the backup.
He wasn't a good starter for Miami and he's now coproduced marry Ota and earned himself a starting role.
And I'm looking at all the former Patriots coaches or players like Mike Vrabel, Brian Flores and the struggles that they're having, I don't know.
Come back to New England.
Come coach, our linebackers, you know, come help with our defense.
Florence, come work with our players because you guys are miserable out in Tennessee, you're miserable out in Miami, you know, we've always heard that Bill Belichick demands a lot of his players both on and off the field.
And one thing that we've seen many times is that the Patriots way is not for everybody.
Basically, the Patriots don't mess around with players who break the rules.
And usually if a player breaks the rules, they find themselves bench during the Super Bowl or ballot check just straight up fires them year fire.
So with all that sort of being universally recognized, really by anybody who has any sort of limited knowledge of the Patriots, you have to ask, Why didn't they fire Michael Bennett on Tuesday? Why did Bala check elect to send him home for a week? Rather, rather than permanently look, the short answer is, they still could, or at the very least, I could easily see Bennett being shipped out to the NFC the Patriots don't want to cut Bennett and have him playing for the Baltimore Ravens or the Houston Texans or the Kansas City Chiefs.
The last thing that Bill Belichick needs right now is Michael Ban it playing for a team that the Patriots will play over there next 10 games of the regular season as they battle for the A F C home field advantage.
I'm also sure the last thing he would want us to have to face Bennett in the postseason.
If anything, Bill Belichick will not want to see Michael Bennett until the Super Bowl.
If Bala check can't find a trade partner, he could just wait until after the trade deadline because before the trade deadline, any vested that vet invested veteran who has cut instantly becomes a free agent after the trade deadline, the player must pass through waivers.
Therefore, the worser teams could get dibs on Bennett, and that kind of reduces the chances that he ends up with a contender.
You know that the Patriots may encounter, say, in January.
One other option that they have, the Patriots could trade Ben.
It's just one of those mid level contenders in the A F C that the Patriots aren't overly overly concerned with.
The Pats could basically given away for far less than he's worth in order to move him out of the conference like they did way back in the day when they took a second rounder for Jimmy Garoppolo in 2017.
Regardless, the Patriots do everything with a broader strategy strategy in mind.
Bill Belichick always has the big picture in front of him, and there is no way that he wants to make a player who they obsessed with during Super Bowl 49 available to one of the top rivals or the teams that threatened the Patriots.
Four Super Bowl appearance.
Bennett did issue a statement apologizing to his teammates for whatever happened that got him suspended.
And there really is a chance that he or the team or even both of them are just ready to move on for the pages.
So there are many reasons to wait and make sure that everything is done correctly and make sure that Bennett doesn't end up biting them in the ass at the end.
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