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Doesn't Know What he Doesn't Know
The most interesting part of the practice on Wednesday was Brady working with Patterson. I had heard the rumors that the Pats were talking to Decker. However, I hadn't heard that Jordan
Mathews had been cut yet. Which makes the importance of Patterson all the more relevant. On day one, with Edelman on the bench, he might be who they are looking at to be their Number Two WR.
Of course with Gronk, the teams true Number One Receiver, the needs is a little lessoned. But you still need more than one guy who can get open by himself. "He’s probably like the kid from Baltimore. He’s big, strong, aggressive, hard to tackle. He’s got good vision and he hits seams," Belichick said, the kid being Jacoby Jones. "But even there are a lot of times where guys get a shot at him and they just can’t tackle him or he runs through tackles. He’s got breakaway speed. That type of player: can hit the home run, can go the distance. Sometimes it’s there but sometimes it’s really not there and he still makes a lot out of it. That’s the mark of a real good returner, a guy that can take something that doesn’t look like its great and turn it into a big play." It looked like Brady was looking at Patterson as that guy.
He has shown that he has 1st Round physical talent, but has not been able to show that talent in the passing game yet. "Patterson is obviously an explosive guy. You see that in the return game." Belichick said. "He’s a deep threat. He’s dangerous with the ball in his hands, whether you hand it to him or throw it to him on a short pass. He’s a dangerous catch-and-run guy. He’s also a vertical guy. He’s a strong player; Lind of like [Adrian] Peterson: big, strong, hard to tackle, good speed. (But) at a different position." It is all mental for him.
He is a 1st Round physical talent who has been stuck on kick returns, because he doesn't know what he is doing on offense. "That’s just crazy, man. That’s nonsense,"
Patterson said about the NFL trying to legislate out kick
returns. "They’re just trying to take the fun out of some people’s game. Some people only play special teams. That’s what they’re in the league for. Me, I make my bread and butter out of that." That has to change, because he is their Number One WR for the first four weeks of the season, because of Edelman's trip down P-E-D lane.
He is their most talented WR, but far from their best WR. "My film don’t lie," Patterson
said. "I can do whatever I put my mind to. That’s something I’ve been blessed with from the man above since I’ve been born." Now his job is to put his mind to running patterns the Patriots way, and not the way he has in the past (which is not at an All-Pro level according to anyone's measure).
So there they were, Brady was in practice, as Hoyer ran the offense, showing Patterson what to look for and how and when to cut off comeback patterns. When the CB was on his inside shoulder, Brady was shoving him off (physically shoving Patterson off as he showed him), and snapping outside with some suddenness.
Then they worked on reading the CB, and shoving him off when he was outside. Then they started jogging downfield a little (with Patterson back pedaling). Brady shoved him off at a precise CB read, and showed him. Then Brady started pedaling and Patterson shoved him off, trying to imitate everything Brady was showing him. Which showed a lot of smarts. All
while the rest of the offense was running plays against the defense. It
was something to see.
Brady is infamous for not throwing to guys who don't see it the way he does, and run patterns the way
he likes it. So studying the exact way Brady likes to see run patterns run is imperative. Brady was showing him: what and when he sees a CB doing something, break off the pattern, and how. With Patterson's physical gifts and speed, Corners are going to be looking for him to go deep. They are going to protect over the top first. If he can break off the pattern quickly with a little inside hand shove like Brady was showing him he could be a legit NFL WR.
We all know the biggest hole in the Patriots roster is at WR. On Day One the Pats are likely to have Hogan and Patterson as their starting WRs. Neither has shown that they can do it on their own. They have both been 3rd WRs at best. They have the speed to get open over the top, especially when the top two Corners are covering other guys. But for the first time they are going to have to prove it outside against starters.
A Citizen! Not a Subject!
is as Fascist does. Beware American. President Fredo is pulling the
cowardly republican Senate closer and closer to the cliff.
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:
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 subjects, or you will be subjugated:
is now committing open TREASON, and bragging about it to his political prisoners
at his Hitler-style loser rallies. Trump is now obviously attempting
to overthrow our Democracy. It is no longer a question is him refusing to
give up his Presidency! It is only a matter of how he thinks he can get
away with it.
you remember during the Campaign when Trump refused to say he would submit
to a peaceful transition of power. Well that was widely misunderstood. The
Peaceful Transition of Power is imperative from the LEAVING President, not
the INCOMING President elect. The question was never Obama transitioning
power to Trump. Who didn't understand that, and though they were talking
about him giving up his presidency if he was elected, and took a month to
finally say yes.