2016 Season Blog.

Pat Vs Browns.



Greetings Pats Fans,

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I Told You So.


The game went just the way I predicted. You cannot forecast a game any better than that. All this talk about Brady being rusty for this game was poppycock. Once you reach a certain experience level, not playing for a while leaves you in the 1st-game-back-zone. Where you don't know how or why? But you can't help but do everything right. But... Next week... Well, we can talk about that later.

Brady got in that 1st-game-back-zone. "It's super great," Gronk said. "He's our leader. He's our guy. He came out here on fire, and we did what we had to do all week as an offense as a whole. At practice, we started there at practice on Wednesday. We came out there and executed as on offense and got a team win. It was awesome. He's our leader." He was in the 1st-game-back zone from the start.

We just got the pissed off version of the best player in the NFL back baby! "Yes, I knew he potentially could. Not that he would, I knew he potentially could," the Browns HC Hue Jackson said. "Tom Brady is one of the best players in this league that probably ever played. Potentially, he can go do that not just to us, he has done it to a lot of people before. We all know that. It is disappointing it happened that way, but I'm not surprised by anything he does." This is going to be fun to watch.

I told you guys that the 1st-game-back-zone is the strangest thing about sports. He even hit two long passes to Hogan. Everybody who has closely watched Brady over his career knows that the one thing he does that is sub par is throw deep. He was so in the 1st-game-back zone that he threw two perfect passes about 50-yards down field. He didn't how or why? He just did everything right.

We haven't seen that since Moss. "We knew that we were going to see a lot of man coverage on the outside, and I'm always going to be running my hardest," Hogan said. "He found me a couple of times, and we just had to take advantage of our opportunities and make plays." He was so in the zone that made Chris Hogan look like Randy Moss.

Bennett didn't drop a Benjamin on the Browns like I forecasted. "He did great," Gronk said. "He's a great dude to work with. We've been waiting to get together and he healthy together. He had three touchdowns, I think that's the first time in his career that he had three. It's great working with him and playing with him, too." But he did catch 3 TDs.

Which is better. "Marty played great," Brady said. "He's played five great weeks of football for us. He's been so productive with everything we've asked him to do running, catching, scoring touchdowns. Him and Gronk at tight end has been a tough matchup for other teams. We just have to keep doing it, keep putting pressure on the defense. I think we did a good job with that today. We missed some opportunities we could have taken advantage of, but it was still a good win for us." The new twin towers are going to be unstoppable.

Defense Wins Championships.


Maybe the best part of the game was that the Pats D broke the Browns QBs. "I thought today was a good team win," BB said. "I'm proud of the way our team came prepared this week. It was obviously a disappointing game last weekend, but I thought these guys prepared really hard this week. We played good complementary football in all three areas today. There was good field position from our team again. Our offense went out and got some points early. I thought it was good to play from the hip.

"Defensively, we played well against the run. It was good to come here and win on the road. I give Cleveland a lot of credit. Those guys played hard. I think Hue Jackson has done a great job with that team. Obviously, they're having a rough time at quarterback, but I give them a lot of credit. They're a touch bunch. We just have to turn a page here and get ready to stand in this division over the next couple weeks. It's good to come out here and get a win. It was a lot better than the last time we were here."

I actually felt sorry for Cleveland when they got to their 5th string quarterback, who also happened to be their Number One WR. "We had a package for the game, and I thought the best thing to do was settle everybody down by doing something we practiced," Jackson said about putting Pryor in at QB. "We tried those things a couple times, and then I thought Charlie [Whitehurst] was good to go. Charlie went out there and battled as hard as he could. For a guy that probably takes two reps with the starters but is in the meetings and doing everything, he held on pretty well, and that is what you want from a guy that is a veteran who has been in the league that goes out there and tries to compete." Pryor just needed to figure out how to pass to himself.

The defense was not pretty again this week. "Because I think they were going to make sure they stopped it," Jackson said about the Pats stopping their run game. "They loaded up to stop it. We have to do better. Like I said, I was disappointed because I think we can do it a little bit better than what we did. But they did. They slowed us down like no team has this season. So we have to go back to the drawing board. I take responsibility for that. We have to get that part better, and we will." But they were pretty effective on the scoreboard again.

This game was over once the newly acquired QB Charlie Whitehurst got on the field. "Charlie came back in the game as you know," Jackson said. "It is a knee, but he came back in the game and finished. I think that will be day to day but there is obviously a chance Charlie will be up and going." They stuck the poor guy back in that game after he hurt his knee, just to hand the ball off to end it? That is why the Browns are the Browns.

As an Organization, they just cannot get out of there own way. "I don't know that," Jackson said. "We will not know that until the season is over. Obviously, we have a ways to go. Right now, we are not close, but I think our guys are improving in some areas and getting better. We just have to continue to get better collectively as a team and then we will look back and see exactly where we are. These are the games that you will point to, to where we will make our biggest growth because I think when you play against an opponent that is as good as I think that team is, because I think that is the best team we have played this season.

"You have a different barometer to look at and to judge everything by. I think I do. I think we all do. That is what the champions, because they have been, that is what the division champions look like. That is what they look like. That is what they play like. That is what we hope to be so that is what you are going to have to defeat as you move forward." This was a great dichotomy on the team with the best QB situation in the NFL and the team with the worst.

They were the worst team in the NFL with the rookie 3rd string QB in the game. They might have been the worst team in NFL history, once they had to play the 4th and 5th string QBs. It just doesn't get any worse than that. And it isn't really the coaches fault. Injuries are the best laid plans of mice and men that often go awry. Just think! We were one rookie thumb and a bum shoulder away from playing Edelman against the Bills just last week.

Just think how pathetic it could have gotten with Edelman playing the Pryor role of College QB turned NFL WR, turned back into a QB, sort of? Only Cleveland doesn't have a GOAT waiting in the background. How much better off could they possibly be if  RGIII comes back? Or even if McCown comes back? The only thing that you can say that is good about the Browns this season is that they are on pace to pick up Deshaun Watson. Who will attempt to be another savior that this Franchise so desperately needs.

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