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And more specifically, I'm gonna be talking about 10 takeaways I had from the Patriots game on Sunday.
Sadly, the loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
But as I talked about last night in my post game reaction with Corner, uh, probably the best I felt about the Patriots lost in a long time.
I'm gonna jump right into it.
So my first take away is Is I loved the fight that the New England Patriots showed last night.
Um, like I said, I feel good about the lost.
We saw a lot of positive things that came out of this game.
Now it's gonna be really simple and really easy to focus in on the negatives any time that you lose.
But this is something that and I will be addressing some of the things that the Patriots, while I guess, need to address.
But I felt good about this game, but I loved the fight. They fell behind.
They fought back.
There was a point in the fourth quarter.
Seattle was up by four, and I tweeted out that the Patriots needed to hold this to a field goal.
I didn't feel good about them going down by two scores.
I think, like two plays later, Russell Wilson threw a touchdown pass, and basically, I thought I didn't tweet it out.
But I was sitting there like, Not that I'm losing faith anything.
But I was like, I think this game is over.
Uh, Cam Newton drives down the field, the Patriots gonna score.
And then the Patriots defense who? Look, Russell Wilson got the best of them all night.
But I talked about all week and all day that he was gonna score that it was up to the Patriots offense to keep pace and for the Patriots defense to make a stop.
When they need Thio, they stopped Seattle.
Thank you, Pete Carroll, for just a ridiculous third one call.
Um, it was like to throw at the goal line in the Super Bowl.
I don't know why you're throwing the ball 30 yards down the field when you need one yard and third and one toe ice the game.
Get the Patriots the opportunity.
They fight back.
They don't score the touchdown.
But I felt good.
Ben Volin of The Boston Globe wrote an article about it today, and he was uncharacteristically good about the Patriots and Pleasant, but what he was saying about them.
And I want to just read this one little piece here from him.
It's just it's about half a paragraph, and it really sums up the way I felt about this game.
Give the Patriots credit for coming, prepared to play and showing a lot of fight coming to yards away from pulling off an incredible comeback win.
It was about as tough is an environment as you could have in the NFL, a road game 3000 miles away against one of the best teams in the league on the same day that teammate James White suffered a family tragedy.
Yet they placed the Seahawks.
They played the Seahawks tough for 60 minutes, scored points on their opening drive of the both halves and fought hard after trailing by double digits in the fourth.
And I think that was my biggest takeaways.
How hard these guys fought the entire game, and that's the kind of gumption that we need to see.
We think back to 2014 which I call the start of the second dynasty in New England and one of the things we thought that Bill Belichick talked about in the Do your Job do***entary.
The original one was the Kansas City Chiefs blowout game on Monday Night Football.
And even though it was a loss, he walked away feeling really good about the team showed their competitiveness yada, yada, yada.
And that's what we saw out of the Patriots last night.
My boy master at work tweeted me when I tweeted.
I felt good about it, he said.
We have a quarterback.
Because my second take is the same.
One is last week.
Cam Newton is still a absolute stud, and it was time, you know, they talked about let rust or feed Ross or whatever the hell they were saying about Russell Wilson.
They let Cam Newton get his last night.
He proved that he's not just a one trick pony running the football.
I think after the Miami Dolphins game, I was talking with my boy Joe, who's a Ravens fan, and we're doing our show on Wednesday night over on his channel, and he was talking about how the Patriots were just running Baltimore Ravens play after Baltimore Ravens play that we should be investigated for robbery for stealing their playbook.
Well, it looked completely different against Seattle.
Camp completes 30 passes, 397 yards in the air, A touchdown and interception that was on him, UH, kind of threw behind Bird.
A little bit defense.
Dunbar made a good play in a 94.
6 quarterback rating.
He rushed for another 11 11 times for 47 yards, two rushing touchdowns.
He also said an NFL record last night with 62 multi rushing touchdown games.
So we did see a little bit of history, even in a bad loss.
But like I said, man Cam Newton, I mean, I believed in him for the moment they signed him.
You go back and look at my whole track record of talking about Cam Newton.
I was so excited about him coming to the team, I thought legitimizing things.
There were a lot of people who didn't believe in Cam Newton I I saw the hate man. I saw the hate on Twitter.
I know, like places like Boston Sa***e on Twitter tried to deny it and pretend like it wasn't there.
It wasn't completely positive.
I even read my YouTube comments.
I read my SportsCastr comments people telling me that Cam Newton wasn't a fit for the Patriots.
And, you know, the tank for Trevor and all this other bs, man, I'm telling you, though, what a fit.
He's been in New England and showed ah, lot of just good things.
Now my third take way is gonna be the first negative the game.
And I saw a lot of Josh McDaniels hate on Twitter last night.
Some of it justified, some of it not justified.
Um, I think that Josh McDaniels, if I was going to try to explain what I saw in Seattle yesterday, was he got in his own way.
Sometimes through a lot of razzle dazzle.
Cam Newton was throwing the ball very well, and I think back to that pitch the Birkhead and you know, to me, yes, the Seattle stop on the one yard line was a key part of that game, but that punt on that Birkhead pitch on that third down Birkhead pitch, where it went nowhere.
That was a really big missed opportunity.
The Patriots for Seattle, three and out.
Those were the opportunity.
That's what I was talking about this week, when you get the opportunity, is the offense.
When the defense does come through and they came through in that moment, I'm not saying the defense had this fantastic game, but they came through in that moment.
I thought that that was a missed opportunity and I can't, you know, You gotta put a little bit of it on Cam Newton.
Let's face it, the pitch was awful.
The Birkhead. It didn't look great.
But on top of that, though, why not throw the ball? Why not have Birkhead go out five yards? I mean, Seattle snuffed out a lot of that razzle dazzle stuff.
We saw some other examples of it.
I don't look at the final play of the game as Josh McDaniels fault or the or the Patriots play calling.
A lot of people have talked about it.
Um, I think that one of the better tweets I saw came from Bill Barnell, of of ESPN when he said, You can't second guess that play call.
Collinsworth was literally asking quote, How do you stop this earlier in the game? All right, the Seahawks just out executed, and I agree.
Uh, let's go all the way back to Super Bowl 49.
I was sitting in a bar here in Canada.
I'm sure a lot of you were at bars.
Maybe you're at the Super Bowl.
Maybe you're on your couch and we saw the Seattle Seahawks on the one yard line of the Patriots.
I believe that Marshawn Lynch was going to run the football.
You believe that Marshawn Lynch was going to run the football? Bill Belichick believed that Marshawn Lynch was going to run the football.
Everybody believed that Marshawn Lynch was going to run the football because that seemed like their best play.
Pete Carroll elects to throw the ball.
Malcolm Butler intercepts the ball.
The dynasty is reignited.
We go on to another two Super Bowls.
After that, things are all great and Patriots land.
If we think back to the difference.
If they run the football, they probably don't win that game.
Belichick elected not to take the time out, etcetera, etcetera.
Come back to last night.
The Patriots basically made the call that everybody thought that Pete Carroll was gonna make in the Super Bowl.
Yes, Seattle knew it was coming.
Seattle hadn't stopped it yet that night.
They hadn't showed that they could stop it.
How did they stop it? Not because they knew it was coming.
And people say, Well, there should have been Ah, different variety.
While he ran to the left, he ran to the right the first time.
The first time he thought he got in.
You know when When he celebrated the touchdown or wasn't touchdown, he ran to the right.
On that fake past, the active Johnson was to the right.
They went to the left this time? Yeah.
Could Beyonce got blown out by by a a secondary player? If you could be on scene, doesn't get blown up.
We can get around that edge you could walk through.
It was a It was a good play.
It was a good execution by the Seattle Seahawks.
You know, Bill Belichick said, quote.
Seattle made a great play and I give them credit for the wind.
We did a lot of things.
Well, we just came up a little bit short.
We had one play to score and we tried to go with what we thought was our best play.
What else was there to think about? The Patriots obviously feel that Cam Newton, with the football in his hand, is their best play and not throwing the ball.
Last year, it would have been Tom Brady trying to throw the football.
That's not the way the Patriots won today.
I got no issues with it, Cam Newton says.
We put ourselves in a position to win, but when you do that, you've got to be able to finish.
And we didn't It was something to build on.
But I got to be better.
Two plays I wish I had back, including the last one.
And this is again why I love Cam Newton, right? That doesn't fit New England, doesn't put it on his team.
Doesn't talk about Yaqui Beyonce and getting blown out he puts it on his shoulders.
The guy already sounds like a patriot.
Absolutely, positively loved this guy, but yeah, man.
So I mean, I'm not on mcdonnells about that last play.
But, yeah, there was a couple of suspect place.
I believe that Patriots Twitter, which drives me crazy, is a lot of, you know, I actually deleted my Twitter app a few weeks ago because I needed a break from it because it drove me so insane.
I thought it was a little too hard.
I thought McDaniels had some great calls in this game.
You know, they alluded at the beginning of the week that we might see a different Patriots offense, and we saw against Miami and **** that we see a different Patriots offense.
And Cam Newton played this offense used what they did very, very well, so But, I mean, that one take is Josh McDaniels kind of got in his way.
Um, listen, the Patriots here's my four take.
The Patriots need need to get the run game going.
It's not even, uh, they need to get the run game going.
I don't know what else to say about it.
Um, it was awful last night.
The Patriots had 67 yards in rushing.
Cam Newton accounted for 47 yards.
Sony Michelle ran the ball seven times for two points are for 19 yards, averaging 2.
7 yards per carry.
I don't know what to say about Sony Michelle anymore.
I have defended this kid forever.
I have done whatever I could to say Give him time.
What do I do now? What do I do now? As a Patriots fan trying to defend Sony Michelle.
He needs to run the football better.
He needs to break tackles.
The Patriots can't depend.
They talked about.
You can't depend on Cam Newton and running the football as much as he did against Miami all season long to try to protect him.
And yet he was responsible for 47 to 67 yards.
Rex Burkhead ran the ball six times for two yards, six times for two yards.
3 yards per carry.
J J Taylor gets one rush minus one yard.
I mean, it's the Patriots need to get the run game going.
Yes, can't put 3 97 in the air.
All purpose yards.
Are we really at a point now where the entire offense lies? On the arms are the shoulders of Cam Newton, And it's not that I don't have faith in him not to do it.
I know that the Tom Brady's been in that situation before, and I've talked about the running game when when Brady's in that situation.
Now, I'm not ready to write Sony Michelle off Week two of the season, but he needs to step up, and I think we're what, one more game away.
And then Damian Harris could become active again.
We'll see what his role is on this team.
But do you blame the offensive line? Do you blame Yacoub Johnson.
Do you just blame the running back? Rex Burkhead is better than that.
Do we just tip our hats and give the credit to the Seattle Seahawks? And these are questions that are going to get answered later on down the road.
But, I mean, hopefully not too late down the road before It's too late to really address what's happening.
Okay, but it's gonna happen.
What? I'm gonna do a positive Julian Edelman.
They both had career highs.
I mean, I'm gonna get into this, actually, a little bit later on that the Patriots could still use another receiver.
But, man, I'm gonna jump on the bandwagon a little bit here, and I'm going to say that they got a couple legitimate receivers.
Julian Edelman made eight catches for 179 yards last night, and we got to remember that this is Week two.
Cam Newton and Adelman are still figuring each other out.
You think about the past that went through his hands in the end zone, which would have been a touchdown to win the game.
I don't Cam Newton or Julian Edelman.
I mean, is not used to getting the ball with that much force behind it.
Cam Newton is gonna have to learn how to settle it down for Julian Edelman.
Julian Edelman is gonna have to figure out how to take those kind of balls with four so they don't slip through his hands.
Cam has a tendency, which I've noticed this week or in last week, that when he does throw the ball, he throws it a little high, and these are just adjustments that they're gonna have to make together.
But I mean Jesus.
I mean, Edelman had a fantastic game last night looking to kill Harry.
Eight catches, 72 yards that think about that.
That fourth down man that he holds on to think about the helmet, the helmet and he holds onto that football.
I mean, look, he's not gonna be with speed.
I got asked on Twitter last night.
You know? Why is it not stretching the field? I'm like nickel.
Harry doesn't have the speed to stretch the field and tequila here.
He's got stuff to work on. Absolutely.
He needs toe work on a soon as Nikkila hair.
You could get away from the first tackle and break it that first tackle or make a guy miss.
You're gonna see explosiveness out of him.
That's him growing.
But he showed absolute toughness and look, his teammates see it in him.
Here's what Julian Edelman had to save on the keel here.
He said McKeel definitely showed a lot of toughness.
He made a lot of plays out there that we're gonna need that and we're gonna need that from him.
He definitely showed that he could go out and make plays consistently tough plays, hard plays.
He took some bang bang shots.
I'm so proud of him for going out there and playing like that.
We've all wanted to come out and play and he's been getting better and better each week and you know, that was a great performance on him.
I think he's gonna be a really good football player.
You got to keep working, generally, trying to improve each week and he's grown up a lot this year and on becoming a professional, Matthew Slater said.
I'm really proud of to kill.
He showed a lot of toughness tonight.
He was very competitive.
He showed a lot of promise the way he fought, coming back in making such tough catches after getting targeted in the head early in the game and then Cam Newton just says he's growing before everybody's eyes for him to gain confidence in himself.
That's the start and I think that's what he's doing.
I think today's game was a great indication of what he could potentially be.
He still has to keep building to become the best version of himself and what I think that comes down to is we are starting to see Nick Ill Harry come into his own as a professional football player.
Look, I hyped the Nikkila Harry train after the draft.
Maybe he was a little bit of a disappointment.
You could say things got a little bit better, Whatever.
I'm just really like.
I just think that there is a He showed a lot of promise in the last two weeks, and obviously the connection with him and Cam Newton is working out really well.
Adelman and Harry both have career nights, but this comes down to what I was going to talk about.
And after watching last night's game, even though Demir Bird jump back, you know, it had a little bit of, Ah, better game he had.
He didn't have any.
He wasn't targeted at all.
Against Miami, he had six catches last night for 72 yards.
Myers had one catch for seven yards, and then he's not a receiver, but right.
ISO, the tight end, had two catches for 19 yards.
My take away from last night is the Patriots could.
Still, the Patriots could still use another receiver.
Now there's a couple of different names that have kind of came up from time to time.
Obviously, the two big names Allen Robinson and Odell Beckham Jr Now, even though it's apparent that the Browns wanna move on from Odell and Robinson wants out of Chicago, those are big names and they're gonna be costly in different ways.
I wish I could sit here and say, I think that this is what's gonna This is what the Patriots are gonna do and make a move for them, I don't know.
And again, it's gonna so Allah Robinson he wants.
He wants a big contract extension.
I think the last time I looked at his salary, he was set to earn, like, $15 million and he wants to get paid more than that.
I just can't see Belichick making a trade, giving up draft picks and then giving up that kind of capital for Alan Robinson.
And then on the flip side Odell Beckham Jr.
Who is set to make 15 million.
Maybe Belichick makes that move, but it's going to cost a lot.
We've heard that the that the Browns want basically top dollar for him, they want big picks.
We've had discussions here on this show what it would cost and we're talking at least the first round and maybe a mid round or somewhere, so I don't know if the Patriots make that move.
But I think there's a couple other guys that we could possibly be looking at and I was asked about, I don't know.
A lot of people have been been tweeting me about possible receiving trades and that kind of thing, And it's, you know, it's really just it comes down to What do the Patriots really, really want to do? Or or whatnot? And one guy that I'm getting asked about a lot is Marvin Jones out of Detroit.
I know even my boy master were talked about it today.
Um, so I've indicated three different receivers here, and basically I've ranked them is it's a likely trade.
I could see the Patriots making or an unlikely trade.
Marvin Jones Jr is one of the guys I could is a likely trade.
I could see the Patriots making um, Detroit doesn't improve over the next couple of weeks.
I could very easily see them ready to move on.
The Patriots are about to go into a situation where are not the Patriots.
Detroit is going into a situation where they're going to possibly be on a big rebuild.
We know that Matt Patricia is on the trait that is on the trade deadline.
Matt Patricia is on the hot seat.
The GM is on the hot seat.
We could be seeing a blow up in Detroit.
I could see this kind of move happening.
Could be a good piece for the Patriots.
Unlikely guy that I kind of talked about a little bit in the summer, but probably not gonna happen now.
Is Corey Davis out in Tennessee? Um, I thought the Patriots might have made a move this summer for him, but I think he's looking pretty productive with Ryan Tannehill.
Obviously, the Titans coming off the win this week, they believe that they're a team that's gonna be able to compete.
They may not want to make that move Now.
I think that the Patriots wanted to get their hands on him.
It had toe happen over the summer time, either before camp or even in the early spring.
It didn't happen, but he is a guy who's been on my list for a while, is a potential wide receiver for the Patriots, and then another guy who is not.
A lot of people are talking about.
But, you know, Cincinnati is there kind of going through the Joe Burrow era the beginning of the Joe Burrow era, and they're gonna have to start building around him.
And I think they build around him and Joe Mixon, uh, in the backfield and have that kind of dynamic of borough and mix.
And I wonder if a guy like John Ross could be up for sale.
And if the Patriots could make a move on him, I think he's somebody who could be very, very intriguing for the Patriots to bring in again.
Uh, I don't know what you give up for these guys.
I don't know what their biggest impact is gonna be right away, but it's obviously they need to find Cam Newton somebody.
And it's fun to think about Odell Beckham Jr coming to the team.
I know that some Patriot fans or against it, and he's not gonna fit the Patriots, and it's not a part of the culture.
Well, neither was Cam Newton.
So, you know, get over yourselves.
But we'll have to see from there.
Look, one of the downsides last night I'm going to get back to this defense again.
And we I knew what Russell Wilson was going to do to the Patriots last night.
I mean, I talked about it all week.
I knew our secondary.
I liked the matchups.
I was wrong. D. K.
Metcalf had his way, was tough on Gilmore last night, but the Patriots really didn't do anything right on defense in my mind, and I don't know if I blame the players.
Lack of talent If I if I looked at the game plan or if they were that just that worried about the Seattle Seahawks.
But the Patriots didn't sell out for the past.
They didn't sell out for the run.
They played a lot of zone and they got beat up.
Russell Wilson threw for 275 yards last night, but the Seahawks also rushed for 154 yards.
That's a lot of rushing yards.
Chris Carson ran it 17 times for 72 yards.
Russell Wilson ran a five times for 39 yards, Carlos Hyde five for 22 Travis Homer three for 21.
Seattle averaged 5.
1 yards per carry.
When you're putting up those kind of runs when your average is half a first down.
Every time you run the football, that becomes an issue.
And I think what's important is is people want to turn around and say, Well, look, Cam Newton only had 39 of those yards.
38 yards came from scrambling, 38 of 154.
So was still over 100 rushing yards that came from running backs on the Patriots.
And I think that I know what I tweeted out last night.
It's stupid as it sounds.
You have to sell out for the run and let Russell Wilson throw the football and they didn't do that.
So part of me is just wondering if it's not on the players.
And if this is more on Belichick's game plan, I don't know if there was just a healthy respect or a fear of this offense that they would not commit to anything.
And there was a couple When I was looking at the advanced ****ytics today, there was a couple of interesting things that popped up.
The Patriots gave up 61 yards of rushing on first down.
Now Seattle average 4.
3 yards per carry when running the ball on first down, That's setting up second and six, which allows Seattle to do a lot of different things when you're getting at least four yards or over four yards a carry on first down because they gave up another 52 yards on second down, averaging 4.
7 yards per carry.
And the Seahawks ran the ball more times on second down yesterday than they did passing the ball on second down.
Which man? On second down, they were in a constant position to be able to do basically whatever they wanted on second down.
And if the Patriots want to be successful, they have to sell out the one thing, stop the run or stop the past.
But stop something to put the focus elsewhere.
I'm gonna be really interested.
I'm gonna be looking at a little bit more of the advanced ****ytics over the next couple of days to break down this game a little bit more because I'm really interested to see some of the way the defensive plays were called compared to what Seattle was running.
Uh, but for the first time, I mean, I'm not.
You guys know I blame Bill Belichick for nothing.
I am such a Bill Belichick guy, but for the first time in a long time, um, my initial ****ysis from looking at the initial numbers is I think this was mawr on a Bill Belichick game plan than it was on players not being able to execute, at least in some aspects of it.
You know what I mean? But I think the last, you know, before I hit into another negative and that kind of thing, I want to talk a little bit about Chase, win a ***** and how he's just becoming a star on this Patriots defense.
And I'm not gonna look at stats and nothing like that.
I just purely want to talk about Chase, Win a ***** and chase win.
A ***** is I think he was a guy who we knew could be spectacular for this Patriots defense.
Now there's a lot of your normal Ohio State football fans, so I knew a little bit about Chase women from his time in Michigan, and I'll say that he's gotten heads over heels better than he was last season, and I was totally impressed with him in 2019.
He was just He caused Ah lot of ruckus on that offensive line, and he did a lot of really, really interesting things.
And as he just gets better and better and better, I'm gonna be so curious to see where this kid's career ends up because he's just just phenomenal, just an absolute phenomenal force to deal with.
And I would love nothing more than to see him become a staple on this defense.
I'm wondering if he could play a little bit of middle linebacker.
I should have mentioned this when I was talking about the Patriots not being able to stop the run.
This is really where we miss Donte Hightower.
He's a little bit more athletic than Jawan Bentley, a little bit smarter, little bit more seasoned, and I think that this is one of the issues is that we haven't seen.
We haven't found that replacement yet, and I think it's one of those guys that are hard to replace.
I think that people sometimes undervalue the importance of Hightower on this football team.
But Chase Voinovich has made a hell of an impression on me and I'm really liking what this kid is bringing to the table.
Um, alright, My last negative.
The day kicking is a problem.
Kicking is an issue the Patriots need to address this Nick Folk misses a 51 yarder last night.
Yes, that's not a gimme for a lot of kickers in the league.
I know his Patriot fans.
We've been spoiled with Adam, vegetarian and Stephen Gostkowski.
But I mean, when he lined up for that 51 yard and I talked about this in my post game last night, when he lined up for that 51 yarder, I literally looked at my wife and said, He's not gonna make a 51 yard ER And then he kicked it and missed it and pulled it left.
That just like zero confidence.
That's I think my issue right now is I had absolutely zero confidence when he lined up to kick that football.
That's a problem like that is a major problem for a football team.
When you have zero confidence in your kicker is Ross Wasser or whatever the hell his name is that bad.
That Nick Folk is the consistent kicker You wanna go give Jake Bailey an opportunity.
He can kick the ball pretty well I mean, a lot of these guys who plant can kick field goals.
I just I don't get it.
To be honest, I don't get where we come in Mr 45 yarder against Miami.
I mean, basically, Connor said it to me or he said it on Twitter and we were texting back and forth.
He doesn't trust falls past 40 yards.
How can the Patriots go for the rest of the season, not trusting their kicker past 40 yards? That's an issue.
That's an issue that needs to be addressed.
It's not even sooner rather than later.
It needs to be addressed now, but I don't know.
I don't know what the Patriots do going forward, but this is really just its's.
If I was gonna knock him and get frustrated.
One thing this is it.
And guys, my last take of the night is this Patriots team is on Lee going to get better, and that's what I'm excited about, Dude, I'm telling you, I had so many non Patriot fans talking to me today.
Here on SportsCastr on SportsCastr News, Joe and Lawrence, we're doing the reaction game.
The reaction stream this morning for SportsCastr news NFL.
You got a Colts fan of the Baltimore fan talking about the Patriots and the Seahawks, and they were so complimentary to New England.
And they both said that the Patriots are for Riel, and I think a lot of us know that the Patriots are for real.
I was on doing the Monday Night Football pregame at 7 p.m.
Tonight with Lawrence and Keith McPherson, who's a Dallas Cowboy fan.
And both those guys were just singing the praises off the Patriots.
You know that? Both of them said they weren't surprised that Russell Wilson did what Russell Wilson did and didn't think a lot of that landed on the Patriots defensive lap and look and look, we talked about it.
I mean that nauseum.
I don't know how many times more we can say this.
What? This loss wasn't like the loss toe, the Chiefs in 2015 or the Steelers in 2018 or anything of that nature like this loss didn't feel bad.
It was disappointing.
It was heartbreaking.
I mean, I was with you guys.
I was crouched on the floor, watching the game on my hunches of my feet, rocking back and forth waiting for this plate, and it was just absolutely heartbreaking.
But I didn't walk away mad.
Like sometimes I walk away from these situations upset and mad and have to collect myself.
I walked away disappointed but walked away thinking, ****, we had an opportunity to win a game that we had an opportunity to win a game.
I don't know, man.
It's, Ah, absolutely, positively crazy.
This team is on Lee going to get better and better and better as the season goes on.
And there was a lot of people who believe this Patriots team was finished.
I'm known as a bit of a homer, A bit of an optimist.
I stayed optimistic, at least publicly this entire off season.
After Brady left the tank for Trevor Lawrence wasn't sounding that bad in April.
I'll tell you that much.
But this dining this Patriots team.
I mean, there's people out there that believe this Patriots team is better with Cam Newton than it would have been with Tom Brady.
And I know I've been throwing a lot of Brady hate out lately and I and I admit it.
I'm still bitter about him leaving, he had a good game on Sunday.
For the most part, I don't want to say the Cam Newton is a better quarterback.
What I want to say is, Cam Newton is the better quarterback for this current Patriots team than perhaps maybe Tom Brady would have.
Cam Newton can make it work with these receivers because he's played with just e mean after 2015 played with a NAWF core.
He knows how to make guys work.
There's a lot of good things.
Ah, lot of good things coming out of this Pats camp are coming out of this Patriots team.
And I mean, we need to be excited, right? We need to be excited.
What's going on? All right.
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I can't I'm not allowed contractually not allowed to talk about what it is, but D p n and Connor Commentary DPM Commentary Me and Connor, we just We just agreed on a new deal with SportsCastr.
It's going to keep us on SportsCastr for a long, long time.
It's also gonna open up huge exposure for our Tuesday and Thursday podcast.
Um, and it's, you know, it's gonna lead to even bigger and better things so we could do bigger and better things on this show.
But we're not allowed to tell you until October 1st, so make sure you tune in than but you can catch us tomorrow.
Tuesday and Thursday at 9 p.
m. Eastern Time for DPM Commentary.
Where we talk about me and car talk about the New England Patriots.
You here on SportsCastr on Mondays? It's dear Pats Nation or DPM.
Sports talk where I'm solo talking about the Patriots on Wednesday.
I actually do a soccer show on Sports Caster called Kicking It where I preview the English Premier League and the Bundesliga.
I'm back on Thursdays on No, that's That's all my individual stuff.
And then Sunday is busy.
On SportsCastr News NFL doing a predictions for the entire week with Joe or with Lawrence and Adam Albright We're back on Lawrence and I at 7 p.
Eastern time on Sunday nights, doing the pregame show for Sunday Night Football.
Some of you would have saw that last night on YouTube.
Normally, our pregame SportsCastr news doesn't go on YouTube, but because it was a Patriots game, we decided toe run it on my channel.
I was on tonight at 7 p.m.
Doing the Monday Night Football pregame.
I will be with Joe and Keith McPherson or with Lawrence and Keith McPherson.
Normally, it's Lawrence, Joe and I.
And then Lawrence, Lawrence.
Adam and I will be back together on Thursday night, doing the Thursday Night Football Thursday Night Football game pregame show.
They got me running ragged, working here and check on my articles on Techno Hole at a few of them come out this weekend, Uh, coupled with the Patriots, coupled with soccer games.
Uh, they worked me hard, man, and I have a full time job on top of that.
So it's, uh, I don't have a life now if I'm not working at my real job during the day, I'm working at this job at night.
But man, I get paid to talk about sports.
So how the hell can I complain? Right.
Thanks a lot, guys.
Makes you follow me on Twitter at D p n Underscore, Ray, follow corner at Connor commentary with that being said, Guys, I'm out for the night.