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I think that was BB's best Regular season victory ever. "In my
opinion he's the greatest coach to ever coach this game," Blount
said. "So anything he says I'm going to do and I feel like that goes
for anybody else on this team. The results, the results speak for
themselves." It was so dominate on so many levels.
Houston coaching staff looked like a college football staff. And on many
levels it wasn't their fault. It is the results of Roger Goodell's greedy
goal of 25-Bil. He doesn't care about: the players, about the truth, about
Justice, about the American way. He is the anti-Superman. And his sins
never shown more brightly than in this game. It is nearly impossible to
properly prepare the players to play on the road on Thursday night
really was a coaches' victory. "Well, this is a really satisfying
win," BB said. "I thought that this whole week our coaching
staff, let's start with them, did a tremendous job: Josh, Matt Patricia,
Joe Judge. [They] did a great job. Jerry Schuplinski with Jacoby, just how
hard they worked to prepare the team to get them ready, and then how
committed the players were. We came in here Monday after the Miami game
and just turned the page and got on to the Texans... The coaching staff
just did a tremendous job this week."
got the game plan together that stunned the Texans. "I mean Josh
McDaniels, for one," Logan Ryan said. "The whole offensive
staff, the whole team. I was saying earlier, I don't think anyone even
blinks an eye on whoever's out there. At corner, at quarterback, at
running back, guys continue to step up for year after year. We talk about
it every year with injuries and I think it's the system, I think it's the
coaching, and guys wanting to be coached. And Jacoby, you know? Did a
great job with scout team quarterback early in the year. Then him going
against our defense: making us better, makes him better, and then all
those extra reps he gets after practice on our offense, and they paid off.
I think the coaching staff gets a lot of credit on that."
it was still the players who put all the coaching together. "We
really asked a lot out of the team this week," BB said. "They
responded. They never batted an eye. We got great leadership from our
captains; a lot of our veteran players. Everybody just got on bored and
stepped up. So just really proud of the way that these guys competed. I
thought that we tried to do what we wanted to do for 60 minutes. Houston's
a good football team. You know how much respect I have for Coach [Bill]
O'Brien and their staff and their players. Just so proud of the way our
guys competed and just tried to do everything that we asked them to do and
they really worked hard at it. I'm just happy for the success that they
impressive as the coaches were this week, the players matched them
mentally play after play, and quarter after quarter. "You know really
it's all about the players. It's all about the players. We gave them a lot
of new things," BB said. "We ran some plays that we haven't run
all year. We put them in and walked through them. We never got a chance to
really run them, and a couple of those hit big. Defensively we tried to do
some things that we just didn't even practice them. All we could do was
walk through them. It's just not the same as repping them, but they
they're a smart group. They're an astute group. They understood how it
needed to try and fit against the Texans and then we got out there on the
field and they executed it very well tonight. Just a tremendous credit to
those guys: the players on the scout team, our defensive and offensive
scout teams. To try and replicate the Texans' plays so we could at least
walk through them. Again, we didn't really run them at any tempo but at
least we walked through and they give us a great look. And some of the
communication that we needed to be able to execute those plays was really
as a result of the scout team giving us the opportunity to practice it.
And if we made a mistake correct it in practice and get it right tonight.
it was really a great, great team effort over the last four days. The guys
that played, a lot of guys that didn't play, like I said, the coaching
staff, not just the coordinators, the assistant coaches. We had a lot of
guys really work hard this week. It's gratifying to see those kinds of
results. Not that we don't work hard every week but this is a tough
much-maligned O-line dominated one of the best front sevens in the NFL.
"Oh yeah, you know, they're a great football team, great
competitors," Andrews said. "You know, I know I worked really
hard this offseason and you can tell a lot of people worked really hard,
and all of those little things add up. You know you don't think they do
but, all the workouts and conditioning runs, whatever it may be, they all
kind of add up."
Special Teams had one of the best games I ever saw. "Tremendous,
tremendous," BB said. "Field position was phenomenal. It seemed
like they had to go 90 yards every time they had the ball. Our kickoff
team, once again, came up big with field positron, [and] two turnovers.
That's a very aggressive unit. I think Joe [Judge] and Bubba [Ventrone]
have done a great job. They have a lot of leadership on that unit, a lot
of pride. We punted well, we covered well, we covered our kicks well, we
had a couple of chances in the return game, we converted our scoring
opportunities. The entire special teams unit, the coaching staff, they did
a tremendous job tonight. We obviously needed that tonight and they really
defense was at a Super Bowl level. "It was huge," McCourty said.
"You walk away from a game with a win. But I think as a secondary we
were disappointed in the way we played, I don't even want to say last
week, a couple days ago. It was big for us. We knew we had a big
challenge. They convert a lot of deep balls, and have two really good
receivers that can take you vertical.
the game plan was simple, just don't give them the big plays. Make them
try to drive it down the field. Make it tough for them. We were able to
make some plays with Logan, Malcolm, Cyrus, those guys at corner played
great. Even Chung went down there and was playing some corner. So we just
did a good job of executing the game plan exactly how we wanted to and
that led us to a win."
most importantly the defense didn't falter in the 2nd Half, like they did
last week. And they didn't fall apart in the 4th quarter like they did
against Arizona. They finally played a full 60-minute game. "Well, it
really wasn't stressed during the week [a 60-minute effort], it was
stressed at the end of the week," BB said. "We spent the three
days: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, really trying to talk about what we
needed to do. How to execute it and so forth, and how we needed to play
against the Texans. And then really from this morning, a little bit last
night, but really this morning just about how disciplined we needed to be
to continue to play that way against the Texans for 60 minutes.
talked about it in the locker room before the game. We talked about it at
halftime and these guys did it. They never lost focus. They played the
game exactly the way we asked them to play it. I mean it wasn't perfect,
I'm not saying that. They tried to do what we wanted them to do, and as a
coach you just can't ask for any more than that. So they did a great job
of it." They had to face a very diverse WR corps, and they destroyed
that, while teaching a rookie QB to play in the NFL. "He played very
well," Bennett said. "We have confidence in all of our
Quarterbacks and in the way we prepare and the coaches do a great job
preparing these guys. You know, every day Jacoby comes to work just like
he's a starter and he just prepares and he plays. Whatever his
responsibility is that week, he goes out there and does it to the best of
his ability. We're never really worried about that. We all just try to do
our job to make his job easier."
won this game against one of their top competitors in the AFC to host the
Champ game, with a rookie QB starting his first game in the NFL. "Our
team. You know?" Jacoby said. "Just being a part of this team
and coming out and getting a win. Hard, tough game. The score doesn't
reflect how tough this game was, and how hard we fought throughout the
just don't win those games, period. I mean… I mean, I'm sitting here on
the Group W bench, and… Rookie QBs are dumb. Incompetent. They don't
even know where the tall grass they are lost in is. They lose, and then
they lose, and then they lose again. And then they get their coach fired.
The GM cries. And the Owner has to seek out psychological help.
they don't do is help win two games in a row. "We're part of a great
organization, great team," Jacoby said. "A lot of the veteran
players helped out and stepped up and helped me a lot. Just giving me
confidence, the coaching staff gave me confidence and just everything went
from there." He doesn't even know how important and unique what he
just did is.
that game Jacoby just became as valuable a piece to the Pats Franchise as
Jimmy-G. "I think he handled himself great last week, this week, all
week, every day," BB said about Jacoby. "He's done nothing but
come in here and work as hard as he possibly can. When we had three
quarterbacks, to take his opportunities and learn from the other two guys,
when it was him and Jimmy, and
then this week it was pretty much all him.
just a hard working kid that is really dedicated to doing what's right for
the team and trying to improve on anything that you tell him. He just
wants to do what the coach tells him to do. I'm glad we have him. Yeah, I
was just holding the ball for him. That's his ball. That's his first
touchdown ball. So that'll go up on his trophy [case]." The game plan
should go up in the trophy case as well.
Just Changed. Again.
emergence of Jacoby could also allow Brady to never play a game in the NFL
for another team. The problem that BB faced was that there is always a
difference between a one-year plan, a five-year plan, and a ten-year plan.
You had to trade Brady, because there was no other option in the ten-year
plan. Now suddenly, there is another option in the ten-year plan other
just changed again in the Patriots Organization. You could see Jacoby
being as good as Garoppolo in a couple of years. He was that good. So the
question is does Jacoby have as clear a path to success as Jimmy-G? Not
that either is anything close to Brady yet. There is a huge difference
between being a winning QB in the Regular Season, and being a winning QB
in the Playoffs. Winning in the Playoffs is a completely different world.
think Jimmy-G has shown that he is a winning QB in the Regular Season.
Jacoby has not, yet. "Jacoby and Jimmy this year have both shown that
they can do a lot of things well," BB said. "There are certainly
a lot of things they can improve on, but you know, they've had plenty of
opportunities in a lot of different situations. They've made a lot of good
plays; not perfect. And again, there are a lot of things that they can
still work on and get better and they will because those guys work hard.
Jacoby worked so hard to improve on some of the things from the Miami
game, so I give them a lot of credit for that." He has to throw a
couple of Regular Season TDs before you can say he is a Regular Season
I do think Jacoby has shown that if he Redshirts for a couple of seasons
he can be a winning QB in the regular season. Now you can't be completely
certain, because everything with rookie QBs is an illusion. Plus, he
played against a Houston team that was clearly unprepared for that game.
But he also did play in a very limited game plan designed to take pressure
off his throwing arm and brain.
would have been different next week, if he would have been forced to play
against a defense that had time to game plan against him. But he isn't
playing next week. That win scared Jimmy-G back onto the field for Buffalo
next week. He still hasn't thrown a TD pass in six quarters of Regular
Season Play. He still has a ton of growing to to do.
most importantly of all, you can now see a path to keep Brady for two or
three more seasons, as Jacoby develops like Jimmy-G behind the scenes. And
not hurt the Franchise for ten years. Keeping Brady over Jimmy-G would
have hurt the Franchise for ten years just a couple of weeks ago. Now, and
you know I have been the main proponent of trading Brady, you keep Brady
and trade Jimmy-G without a single nervous blink of the eye.
the open market, Jimmy-G is much more valuable than Brady. You can't get a
1st for a 40-year old QB. But you can not only get a 1st for Jimmy-G now
(because he is playing next week against the Bills), you can get a top ten
pick from a perennial loser.
makes Cleveland a viable Franchise again. He makes San Fran a viable
Franchise again. He makes Dallas a viable Franchise again. He makes the
Rams a viable Franchise again. He makes the Bills a viable franchise. He
makes the Bears a viable Franchise again. Even Washington, New Orleans,
Detroit, and San Diego could use a fresh start at QB.
is a lot of top ten teams in the NFL Draft that are reaching a hand out
for help. The
Pats look like they have three viable options at QB under contract for at
least two years. That is an unprecedented treasure of QBs, in a
desperately QB starved league. They have a shot at translating that depth
into a player like: Fournette, Cook, Mailk McDowell, or maybe even Myles
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