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7-Things For Sunday: Part I. 

By TOM

Greetings Pats Fans,

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Oh-Oh! You're Not Gonna Like This.

By TOM

1. Getting Defensive On Defense- This should be an easy win for the Pats. because Houston is half a team. They are an elite defense with consistent and inherent troubles on offense. They have struggled to find the slightest bit of consistency at QB that it is tragically ironic. Their QB situation has been so bad that a rookie QB came in and owned the starting spot almost without competitions, and rookie QBs suck.

It is easy to forget the Coach O'Brien got his start at HC at Penn State primarily because he was thought to be the Brady Whisperer. "Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely, he was just a great coach," Brady said. "I had just a great experience being with him. He was kind of the quality control coach in 2007. [He] did a lot of the kind of heavy lifting in terms of a lot of the work that is kind of unheralded. 2008, he was more of the receiver coach, and then 2009, when I came back from injury, he was the quarterback coach as well as the coordinator.

"Josh had left for Denver, and Billy and I developed really a great rapport. We had a lot of great conversation. He was a lot of fun to play for. He puts a lot into it. He cares. He cares about his players. He's got great leadership ability, and I think what he's done, both at Penn State and Houston, is very very admirable. I really think they've got a great team. He's put together a great staff. It's a big challenge to go against those guys. I know they'll be ready to play. They're well-coached, they have a ton of talent, they make a ton of plays and they have one of the best teams in the AFC."

Only now Billy can't seem to find a QB who can understand the words that are coming out of his mouth, never mind whispers. "Billy [O'Brien's] certainly that. I mean, Josh is that for me. I don't think Josh is like the easiest quarterback coach to play for either. Coach Belichick, I wouldn't say, is the easiest coach to play for. They're all demanding. That's what makes them great coaches," Brady said about Watson playing for a Demanding QB coach. "They have a sense of urgency every day. They care very deeply about how the team is performing. They want every player on the roster to perform at a very high level every day, and that's a lot of pressure for players." Watson has to show he can turn that elite college-QB brain, into an elite NFL-QB brain.

Now I dig Watson. I think he has that winner and clutch mentality that all QBs need, but he has a lot of work to do as a pocket passer. "He was super talented, obviously, in college. And watching him up close at the Greenbrier was a lot of fun for me to see young, kind of aspiring players that really want to work hard and play the quarterback position at a high level. He looks like he has all the talent," Brady said. "The first year in the NFL is certainly an adjustment for everybody, but they have so much confidence in him and confidence in what he's doing, and that's why he's playing. It's a big test for our defense. You know, there's not a lot of film to study on him, but just knowing the kind of attributes that he has as a quarterback is a big test for our guys on the defensive side of the ball." He has all the tools to succeed in the NFL.

But he is still a rookie that has to show he has the mental toughness to survive the NFL wood-chipper that chew up and spit out college QBs. "I think putting pressure on players is critical to getting the best out of them because players need to be pushed. There needs to be high demand placed on what we're doing, and typically players that don't like that are probably the ones that don't last very long, in my experience in the NFL," Brady said about the hard QB coaching of Josh and Billy. "So, you've got to be able to take the coaching and do what's in the best interest of the team, try to listen to the coaches, do it the best you can, go out there and play hard, play tough, play competitive, play as a team. And I think that's what makes great coaches, great teams, certainly all the ones I've been a part of."

He's a rookie QB. Rookie QBs just don't win in the NFL. The game is just so much faster, more complicated, and mentally overwhelming for QBs. However, the Pats offense is looking a little decimated with Gronk kind-ah out. Though Gronk's groin said he's ready "Yeah, I'm good to go," Gronk said . "I'm ready.";). He is not going to be 100%.

Edelman and Amendola are definitely out. "Injuries really challenge every football team at some point in the year. Your depth is really challenged offensively, defensively, special teams. At some point a lot of guys are called into action, whether its guys off the practice squad or guys you bring off the street or during a game or over the course of time and we've been challenged early," Brady said. "Hopefully, we can use it as a positive in some ways that other guys may get a lot of reps earlier in the year and then when guys get back we can have more depth. I think that's the only positive way to look at those things. You just try to do the best you can do." Hogan is the only WR in the roster left who has shown any chemistry with Brady.

The new guys have the speed, but they don't got that special feeling from Brady yet. "It's always challenging when guys are in and out developing rhythms, but that's part of the season. That's part of every team, every offense, every defense, special teams unit. There's constant adjustments. It's such a week-to-week league in the NFL," Brady said. "Whoever is in there, based on the week, based on injuries or situations or matchups, you have to build confidence in, so you go out and try to play as aggressively and as effectively as possible. Every team faces it at different times.

"I mean, we've had years where we've been relatively clean health wise and then something happens, you get a rash of injuries and it's tough. Sometimes it happens early and you've got to deal with it that way. Whether it's the receiver position, O-line, continuity is obviously the key to everything. Part of that is staying injury free so that you can develop confidence in the guys that you're playing with on a consistent basis over the course of many, many weeks of practice and of playing together." Cooks did not step up his game last week.

Luckily Hogan and Dorsett did, and White might have been their best Slot guy in that game. If the Pats Offense plays one dimensional it puts Houston right back in this game. Their defense can hurt you, and hurt you quick. The Pats biggest advantage is that they can hurt opponents on both sides of the ball. If Houston's D takes that away with pressure and hitting the QB? Then this could be a long ugly game.

2. Double Trouble- It is also important to note that a lot of the reason that Houston defense has been so good against the Pats is that their coaching staff is essentially from Foxboro, Texas. "We've played them a bunch the last few years, practicing against them and kind of knowing their staff. They run similar systems, offensively and defensive and special teams. They have a very tough, hard-nosed team," Brady said. "They have some incredible players, one of the best defenses in the league. They've been in the top five for the last three years. They're really good, really talented, they play hard, they're disciplined, they play with a lot of fundamentals [and] they're coaches do a great job of preparing them. It's a good test. We played them in the playoffs last year. It probably wasn't our best game. They gave us a lot of challenges and we're going to have to deal with them as best as we possibly can. It's a tough team to face." We all know their names.

Former Pats like Romeo, Vrabel, Izzo, and even friggin' Wes Welker. "They know us pretty well," Brady said. "They've been here. They have, I would say, intimate knowledge of everything we do and how we practice and how we teach and how we scout and all those things. I think it's just a really good program they have. They have really good players. Practicing against them we made our fair share of plays [and] they made their fair share of plays. I'm sure that's the way it'll go this weekend and hopefully we make more than them." There is just no team or coaching staff that knows this team better than Houston.

Plus, Houston has an overwhelming talent with QB-hitting edgerushers. "JJ! I mean, he's an exceptional player," Brady said. "They move him around a lot. Earlier in his career you used to kind of get a beat on where he'd be. [That] could help you out a little bit. But now they move him so much he's going to really face every guy that you have up front. [He'll] be on both sides, be inside, be outside. They run a lot of games. They've got a lot of scheme stuff that they use to try to get their guys free in the front but all of those guys are exceptional athletes. J.J. is an incredible player. He's been Defensive Player of the Year how many times? Three or four? Something like that. He's got speed, quickness, power. He's got all the moves, got all the counters. He's just a tough guy to block.

"Then you pair him with Whitney Mercilus who's one of the most underrated players, I think, in the league in terms of rushing the passer to everything that he does to help that team. I know practicing against that guy how good he is and then with Jadeveon! He's one of the most athletic guys in the league. He does some things that other people can't do. He's just size, speed, explosiveness.

"So all those guys on the same field at one time is a big problem for any offense. You don't want to be holding the ball too long because you know that they're going to get home at some point and I think that means we've got to really stay on track. We can't have many negative plays. We've just got to play a really consistent kind of football for the entire game." Which is the problem.

Brady will be without his slot-binkies Edelman and Amendola. Those are the two guys he can riffle the ball to in less than 2,5-seconds in the slot. Houston's rushers can destroy the rhythm of a great passing team. Never mind a decimated offense that is playing without it's top two WRs, and with their TE-GOAT playing with one groin.

Hogan and Cooks just aren’t slot guys. Hogan is a tricky guy who gets open deep, and Cooks is a speed quick who is still figuring out how to use his quicks. Brady has to throw quick in this game, because their edgerushers don't give you much time to throw. Their offense is playing left handed with a rookie QB, and their defense will try and make Brady play left handed with their constant assault on him.

The O-line has to create some holes to run in, and some time in the pocket, or this will be a long day. "They're good. They can power rush, they can speed rush, good counters, they run games well, good technique players, they're well-coached," BB said. "Mike [Vrabel] does enough things to keep you off-balance. I'm not looking out there and saying, 'Well, we've never seen this before.' "There's some three-man rush, there's some four-man rush, there's some five-man rush, there's a lot of straight rush, there's power rush, there's games, multiple games.

"You're never sure exactly which one of those things you're going to get. When you start mixing them together you don't end up with the same thing repeatedly. So it's always something else different. A different type of rush, a different type of coverage, maybe players aligned in different positions, even though it might be the same players but just different matchups. They create a lot of problems."

This game is all about the O-line for the Pats. They have the advantage of playing a one-sided team, because of the rookie QB. But if the O-line lets the Houston D-line take Brady out of the game with constant pressure and assaults in the pocket? Than the Pats will be playing one-sided as well. That is how Houston finds a chance to win. If the Pats win in the trenches than it is an easy-W. Houston's D-line wins, and it is a jailbreak where anything can happen.

Be A Citizen! Not a Subject! 

Fascist is as Fascist does. Beware American. President Jerkballs is pulling the cowardly republican Senate closer and closer to the cliff.

Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances:

 

The 1st Amendment to the Constitution is the greatest paragraph ever written by mankind. It is the truest diagram of how to ensure a free Country of citizens survives. But is is also a list of what to attack when you want to be a fascist dictator. President Jerkballs is attacking every article in the 1st Amendment. Beware suckers, or you will be subjugated:

 

As President Treason, and his merry band of Traitors, continue their assault on all things that Americans used to value? The Wretched-(R)s continue their assault on the health and well being of all Americans.

In typical Republican philosophy they try to take away what they get for free. All Senators and Congressmen get free Healthcare on our Dole. Yet when the (R)'s take over? They become obsessed with murdering millions of Americans by taking away their HealthCare. If is not Kafkaesque! It is evil. 

It is evil to look at the weakest among us, spit in Jesus' face, and say, 

"I'm go to ensure that you and your sick children die, and if you don't like it I'll just lie."

 When you vote For the new (R)s, you vote for cold hard evil men and women who only care about the 1% and their Corporate Overlords. 

Is that what you think America should be?