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For those of you watching on YouTube, I will be discussing Tom Brady in his connection with his wide receiving corps and the advice that Danny Amendola gave the new receivers on the New England Patriots.
For those of you watching on sportscaster or plan coming over after we disconnect from YouTube, you will also hear me talk about the Patriots, trade with the Atlanta Falcons for tight and Eric Silbert, and I'll finish off the Lifestream.
Ah, with some of the news coming out of Patriots camp today.
So if you're like me, you sit around and you think about all the little things that make the New England Patriots in Tom Brady special.
Uh, if you're not like me and you fall into the normal person category, you probably to home think about it all that much.
Ah, but lucky for you every night and I talk about absolute nonsense for your entertainment.
Eso with all honesty, though.
I was reading an article today that was written Karen, um Gergen from The Boston Herald, And she recently had the opportunity to speak with Danny Amendola while the Patriots were in Detroit practicing enjoying practice with Lions.
And I've always said that if you want it toe, learn the intricacies of playing wide receiver for New England Patriots, you can't rely on people like me or the TV or the so called experts.
You have to rely on the guys that actually played with it, have to rely on the guys who actually have an understanding of what it takes to play for Tom Brady.
So here's a portion of the article that also includes Danny Amendola's thoughts.
And it goes like this, it says quote.
He knows exactly when the Kill Harry Jacoby, Meyers, Marie's Harris and even second year player Braxton Barrios they're dealing with.
They're going to have to learn quickly, Amendola said as he stopped that shot after Wednesday's walked through session.
A tte this point.
I know they're 100% focused on what Tom Brady scene because he is who he is.
They're going to do their best to give themselves the best chance to succeed.
But Brady is a huge helper.
He's a coach on the field.
He understands how the process works, the operation of an offense.
That's the most important thing. End quote.
Now we've heard people say before that Tom Brady is like having another offensive coordinator on the field.
And that's been very helpful for the Patriots during critical games.
I mean, you don't have to look much further than the A F C Championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Um, to see Brady's full arsenal on display.
Let's face it, guys, there aren't many quarterbacks that you have to trust in to check out of a play on third and long and audible toe a run play.
But Brady did it time and time again in the Chief's defense had no answer.
That's why, for the New England receivers on the team, the connection they make with Brady is alter important.
Here's another take from the article, it says.
Brady will provide instruction and coaching on what he demands for a receiver and what's expected.
The more a player learns and adapts, the more he'll get in sync with Brady and see the football delivered his way after a few weeks of camp, some bonds have already started to form.
Brady in Jacoby Meyers have advanced to the point where the Patriots quarterback trust the rookie receiver even enough to deliver the football before Meyers has made his break.
Brady wouldn't do that if you didn't trust Myers and would get to the spot end. Quote.
This is why you don't have to be overly talented to be a wide receiver and have six Patriots to be a successful receiver in the New England system.
You just need to be smart.
You need to be coachable.
Bill Belichick is well aware of what Tom Brady brings to the field and the locker room, and Belichick will try and find the right receiver that can play with Tom Brady.
Let's look at Chad Johnson and Randy Moss is a bit of a case study.
Randy Moss came to the Patriots and he bought into the Patriots way prior to arriving in New England.
Mars had that reputation of being a problem child both on and off the field.
That's what we seen through the media, and that's what we re tended to believe that furthers my point that we need to believe what we hear coming out of the players mouths and not the opinion of a journalist with a deadline.
Despite having Hall of Fame talent, Moss was also coachable.
Debra, Listen to Chris Carter.
Talk about Moss and how Carter mentored him and how Moss, listen to him.
You could see the hope put him in a system with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady to foster that football intelligence, and you'll have a wide receiver in a quarterback, setting records and going undefeated in the regular season.
Now, when you look at Chad Johnson, everybody who ever played with Ochocinco has publicly talked about Johnson going into business for himself.
When he got to the Patriots, I wouldn't say he was as arrogant as he was in his time with Cincy, but we did.
What we did see is a guy who couldn't buy into the system, or I guess, to be fair, he may have bought into the system, but he just couldn't figure out how to execute the Patriot system right? The Patriot system is assistant, that the man's a lot of player discipline.
That's the difference between Randy Moss and Chad Johnson.
Johnson never got into sync with Tom Brady, and that resonated on the field and ultimately, Johnson's tenure with the Patriots.
He was an absolute nonfactor in this season that the Patriots went to a Super Bowl.
A receiver has to work hard at learning the Patriot system.
It's not just about learning the playbook and understanding the place, because Patriots receivers actually a lot more responsibility than just running the routes and catching the ball.
But like I said, do not take my word for it.
I do not sit in the Patriotslocker room.
I do not play football for the New England Patriots.
So let me tell you what Danny Amendola had to say about being a wide receiver on the New England Patriots, he said, Quote, There's a couple of things.
The two minute drill.
All the situational football.
That's all new two rookies.
The learning curves a little different, but once you get in understanding how the NFL works, how situational football works, you'll get a pretty good understanding of how the game works.
Teams like the Patriots stress situational football, more so than a lot of other teams in the NFL, certain routes on certain place will demand more reading than others.
Different concepts give you option freedom within your routes and stuff like that.
That comes with time, too.
We all have to be seen the same coverage of the same time, even if they're trying to disguise it.
We all have to know that they're trying to disguise their coverage.
We all have to be on the same page.
So this article was able to point out the perfect example of what Amendola was saying.
Okay, and here's what they wrote the article quote.
Amendola famously called off one of the Patriots trick plays, the one with Julian Edelman throwing him a deep pass for a touchdown during an early season game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Prior to using it successfully against the Baltimore Ravens during 2014 playoffs because he knew the play wouldn't work against the coverage he saw against the Chiefs.
So we got Brady's attention in the quarterback, changed the play at the line end quote guys, Honestly, I'm not sure if I'm telling you anything you guys don't already know.
Or maybe you take up a couple of pieces.
You weren't really that familiar with.
But ultimately, I always find the receiver quarterback relationship, especially with Tom Brady in his receivers.
Very interesting, because it seems like such a complex system and complex relationship, and you can see the guys who fall into favor, and you can see the guys who fall out of favor with the Patriots.
That's why Brady is able to resurrect careers of guys like Danny Amendola and Wes Welker.
And now it appears that he's doing it with Marie's Harris while players like Chad Johnson, for example, or this season, even with Dontrelle Inman, they just can't seem to click with Brady.
And they can't seem to click with the system, and they find themselves on the outside looking in.
We're now less than 30 days from the beginning of the season, and there are a lot of guys on this team who need to start getting in sync with Brady and really, they need to start getting in sync very quickly.
Um, because the guys like Jacoby Meyers, Marie's Harris have been able to do it.
That's why, despite being less talented and some of the other players on the team, they air the wine's ex selling through camp.
Which is also another reason that we as fans, can't go into a rage when Belichick doesn't go out in trade for Antonio Brown or sign for Dez Bryant.
Because it takes a very certain type of player to play with the New England Patriots in the play with Tom Brady.
So I think that we just need to trust Bill.
Ballot Shack is gonna find the talent that Brady needs.
All right, well, guys, I think I talked to subject to death, and I'd like to thank everybody who tuned into YouTube tonight.
But this is where we need to say goodbye if you want to hear the rest of this stream where I will talk about the Patriots, trade with the Falcons for a tight end, Eric, uh, sober.
Ah, and also go over the highlights from Patriots practice today.
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Anyways, the Patriots are still trying to address their tight end situation.
Uh, it's really been a trying year for Bill Belichick.
Ah, and trying to stabilize what was once his most stable position.
Grok, retired, been watching, is suspended for the 1st 4 weeks of the season.
And then, suddenly Mala costs goes down with an apparent a leg injury in the Patriot first preseason game of the year against the Lions.
This, I guess, has forced ballot check to make a move of sorts, and he made a deal with the Atlanta Falcons to acquire Eric.
Ah, Silbert, our sob Burt.
I mean, honestly, at this point, I I can't see this being any more than death move.
David J. Walker.
Ah, guy who writes for Espy Nation about the Atlanta Falcons, had this to say Quote.
There's no other way to paint this sober.
To her sob, Burt has been a disappointment for the Falcons.
He came in with a tremendous amount of upside but never seem to get it together.
Silbert finished his Falcons queer, having appeared in 30 games and racking up five catches for 48 yards.
The team brass probably felt that Sovereign with unlikely to make the roster this year and decided to get what they could rather than to just cut him and let him walk away.
At least this way, they gained something, even if it's just a conditional seventh round pick end quote, I guess what concerns me is the team who just traded away a player is accepting a conditional seventh round draft pick as a small victory.
Now I'm not gonna stick my nose up in the air and dismiss the sky.
But I am in no way over the moon, excited with the trade.
This isn't some troubled player with a whole lot of talent.
Like when Bill Belichick traded for Josh Gordon.
This is a player who was originally 1/5 round draft pick who over the last three seasons was only able to make five catches and play in 30 games out of a possible 48.
So I don't want everybody getting excited.
Thinking that Bill Belichick has found Rob Gronkowski is replacement because the reality is he hasn't okay.
The only indication we possibly could have even seen that this move would have been coming was one.
Reports came out early regarding the tight end, tight end situation of Patriots camp today.
Henry McKenna, the Patriots.
Blier wrote the following while talking about the trade.
He wrote Quote silver.
Its acquisition comes on the same day that the Tight and Matt Lacoste is absent from practice and Lance Kendricks is wearing a red noncontact jersey.
New England's tight end position looks banged up.
Sauber will join a group that also includes Ryan is Oh, Andrew Beckett and Steven Anderson.
Listen, if the Patriots tight end situation has come down to Eric sober then, and I'm just gonna hope that Matt Lacoste being absent practice.
They was just precautionary.
And I'm going to hope that he will be ready to go for the start of the season, because I've actually been pretty impressed with Lacoste throughout training camp and really during the Lions game.
But if the cost can't go, what exactly will Eric sober bring to the Patriots guys? I had to do a lot of digging and way more research than I ever wanted to do, but I was able to dig up a draft profile, and that's probably the best thing we can go off right now.
So since his NFL career has never really kicked off to this point, here's what he has.
He has a good combination of size and speed.
Ah, he gets into routes with good quickness from the slot.
He's able to adjust to rout defenders and does a good job setting up pattern breaks.
He gets good separation acceleration.
Ah, he's a man amongst boys in the red zone where he's against, uh, he dominated a lesser competition.
He posted 17 touchdowns over his last two college football years, gets maximum extension of long arms attacks downfield throws at its highest points, and he has the ability to make acrobatic catches when he's focused.
He's an athletic runner after the catch, and he can line up all over the field.
He has flashes of ability to be a blocker in the future.
Now, don't forget that this is his college profile, and we're going back three years before the draft, so things could have changed in the last three years.
Of course, though, when there are a lot of positives, there are always a lot of negatives, especially with a draft profile.
His routes could be used better.
Um, his short routes need attention to detail.
Slow getting hands catch ready on short possession throws.
Tape is littered with drops for days.
Open catches became drops and contested catches became drops.
Hand eye coordination simply isn't where it needs to be.
Doesn't always play to a size, allows smaller defenders to crowd him in space.
Inconsistent vision routes, run blocking, isn't important enough to him, gives half efforts on secure blocks and doesn't look for work when uncovered.
I mean, that doesn't sound good.
But the quote that I found him in a F C scout me tell the whole story and it's not good. It's quote.
He's body beautiful, but he can't catch.
And I don't think it's correctable either.
I just think he doesn't see the ball well, and he doesn't have good hand eye coordination.
You are drafting an athlete, not a tight end, if you take him end quote.
I mean, guys, I guess that just about sums it up right.
Like And if you look at the NFL career, that's pretty much is accurate, what we've seen, and that's why I assume he's only made five catches of the career.
I don't know guys, you know, I do my best to be optimistic.
Ah, the Patriots have so much negativity surrounding them.
The last thing I want to do is be a negative fan on the team and, you know, as a guy that has a platform, I don't like being that negative Patriot fan who's never happy.
I'm in no way upset by the trade.
I mean, this is solo risk.
How could you be upset? I would love for this guy to prove me wrong and and turn into this great superstar who becomes another New England Patriots story.
But at this point, I just don't see it, and he's not gonna do anything but add up to the Patriots.
All right, guys, that's about it.
For now, I have nothing to add to that.
Besides, he's a wait and see project, and I guess I'll just go over there.
Ah, I don't talk about it over the notes coming out of Patriots practice today.
I guess that's what I'll do.
I look, now that the Patriots have played their first preseason game of the year, it's getting a little bit exciting.
We're less than 30 days away from the start of regular season.
Football is back, and it almost feels like that time of year.
Like it's like counting down to Christmas, right? That's the Patriots preparing to start defending their Super Bowl title.
Let's talk about what went on a practice today, all right, Uh, so the Patriots are coming off a three day rest after finishing their first preseason game of the year against the Detroit Lines, and they were back on the field today.
Ah, they were missing their first round draft pick, Nick Hell, Harry, and then one of their starting tight ends, Matt Lacoste.
Which is not really surprising, considering both guys went down with an injury in Detroit.
Um, at this point of the season, I think it's important that they be cautious with those kind of injuries, because from what I understand and this is only what I'm, I'm kind of reading between the lines.
Both aren't that serious, but they'll need time to heal.
So there's no point really in rushing them back.
Ah, Lance Kendricks has returned to practice, but he was wearing a non contact jersey.
Ah, he's my pick to make the team this year at the third tight end, so it's gonna be very important for him to get himself back healthy and start taking advantage of the opportunity in front of him.
Especially with Matt Lacoste not in the lineup but not a practicing the next little while.
But Isaiah Win had a very promising day today.
He was actually able to participate and a lot of the full contact drills, especially the one on ones, and he was even with starters in the 11 on 11 drills.
Dance, Gifford dead periodically switch in.
My prediction is that Isaiah will be the starting left tackle, and I have Dan Skipper slated in, or at least penciled in as the swing tackle for the Patriots.
Um, and unless Bill about shot, goes out and makes a trade before the beginning of the season, Uh, the way it's looking right now, uh, I believe this is exactly what it's gonna shake out.
So it was very important to see Isaiah when actually getting those quality raps with the offense and the first team.
And, you know, he's been limited for most of the training camp.
And the more the more he can get reps with the offensive line in the entire offense, the better.
Speaking of the offense, it was very up and down today.
Tom Brady, Brady and Jared said, have both through a couple of interceptions.
Brian Hoyer threw an interception.
Maurice Harris dropped the past after the patrons ran a flea flicker when he was wide open down the field.
Hey did redeem himself a little bit later, which was apparently the catch of the day, climbing up the ladder and making a catch over stuff on Gilmore, of all people.
But the wide open drop is concerning me right now because you know I haven't penciled in is one of the guys for the 53 man roster.
But I also pointed out in my post game after the game on Thursday that even though Harris was kind of bumped in Bank, I believe that he dropped two catchable touchdown passes from Jared stood him.
And now that he's dropping another wide open throw from Tom Brady, it's something to keep an eye on right.
It's it's great that he could make these acrobatic catches, but more importantly, he needs to make those crucial catches and crucial times.
And it almost reminds me of another former Patriot receiver.
You know, Brandon LaFell was a really good receiver, had great camps.
He could make athletic catches, but sometimes it felt like when it meant the most.
He turned into Brandon the drop, and I'm hoping that that's not gonna be the case with Maurice Harris.
As you know, again, he's been one of the most outstanding receivers for the Patriots this offseason.
Um, but having the case of the drops in so many like times like that is not looking great, you know, at this point of training camp.
But no, we did look great.
Jamie Collins courted interception today.
Why wouldn't he have? He's been the M V p of this entire camp.
At one time, I had crowned Michael Bennett as the best player of the Patriots camp, but Jamie Collins has obviously clearly taken that clown or the clown that crown.
Ah, he continued on to this great play today.
It just seems like every day that I read about training camp.
Jamie Collins just continues to make play after play after play after play.
That's why featured him in my stream last night.
Ah, he was deserving of it.
He's just been the best defensive player on the Patriots so far.
And really, the only negative of today was Duke Dawson.
You know who stock continues to plummet.
I was reading in one of the recount from SB Nation that he pretty much is it.
Some dubbed Duke Dawson's entire training camp, but today he competed in 41 on one drills and he lost all four.
At this point, I don't know how Dawson can make the team I still think that I moved to safety could save his career, but it doesn't look like Vala.
Check this point is inclined to do that and make that move.
And I know some Patriot fans are optimistic that he's getting this game legs back under him.
But you can't be losing 41 on ones in practice and 1/2 competitive atmosphere.
Needs to really, really stop it up, like, really soon if he wants any chance of making this team.
All right, guys.
And that was basically the major highlights that I read about camp today.
Um, if anybody was there, do me a favor and shoot me a message on Twitter instagram and let me know what you saw or go leave a comment on one of my YouTube videos.
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You know, I was reading a political story today that got me all fired up.
Ah, right up until hitting the y button.
I was still mumbling about it.
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In general, sports gives us a little reprieve from the real world, even if it's just for a couple of minutes.
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