Skip to main content

Five Things to Watch This Week - Week 11

The Patriots play their tenth game of the year at Bank of America Stadium against the Carolina Panthers on Monday, November 18 at 8:40 PM.

Welcome back.  It feels like forever since we've last seen a Patriots game.

How'd the Patriots look against the Steelers?  Pretty good!

Shane Vereen may play again this week.  Looking forward to seeing him back out there.


Andre Power Rankings

1) the Giant

2) 3000

3) Carter

4) that seal movie

5) Dawson

Here's five guys I'll be staying up late to watch Monday night:

1) Tom Brady - Brady had  432 yards and 4 TDs last week (252 yards in the first half) against Pittsburgh.  Plus he looked the most comfortable I've seen him all season.

2) Aaron Dobson - It feels like Dobson is finally breaking away from the other rookie WRs.

3) Stevan Ridley - Ridley has been looking strong.

4) Chandler Jones - 8.5 sacks already this year.  That's a lot of sack.

5) Danny Amendola - I suppose I should say something nice about Amendola here.  Ummm... He had a good game... I guess?  (I'd still rather have Welker back...)

Did Michael Hoomanawanui have a catch last week?


My prediction: Pats 27, Panthers 21

My prediction (Season): 12 - 4*


*I've been sticking with 10 - 6 all season up to this point.  But it's probably pretty unlikely they're going to go 3 - 4 over the last seven games.


This year, we're going to have regular contributions from Fake Bill Belichick for your reading pleasure.  Here's this week's selection from Fake Bill Belichick's third book "My Life Away From Football":

Last offseason.  Still looking to see if there was something I could do other than football.

Actually thought about retiring for a bit.  Went to see my old mentor Bill Parcells and see how he was doing in retirement.

"You want a beer?"

"No thanks.  It's 9:45 in the morning."

"Bourbon then?"

"Uh, no."

"Fine.  More for me then."

"Congratulations on your Hall of Fame induction, Coach."

"Thanks!  I'm thinking of skipping the ceremony."


"Nah, not really!  I'm just messing with you.  Got you good, didn't I?"

"Yeah.  I guess so."

"So what brings you down here today, Billy Boy?"

"Thinking about maybe leaving coaching.  I'm wondering if I've lost my passion for it."

"WHAT?  I'd go back in a second if I could.  Never walk away."


"Remember the time we made Charlie Weis do the truffle shuffle?"


"That was awesome."

"Yeah.  I guess it was kinda awesome."

"What other line of work are you going to make memories like that?  Did I tell you about the silk panties on gameday thing?"

"Yeah, I'm not doing that."

"Besides... What else are you going to do with yourself?  It's not like you're going to get an analyst job and go on TV or anything.  You hate those people."

He was right.  He may be completely crazy.  But he was right.

I had to get back to coaching.


Popular posts from this blog

Three Things to Watch This Week - Super Bowl LII

The defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots play Carson Wentz Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday February 4th at 6:30 PM.

One way or another, this feels like this might be the last night of the dynasty.  So enjoy it while you can (although I've said that 8 or 12 times before.  We're in uncharted waters here.  So... who the heck knows?)

I'm cautiously optimistic about our chances on Sunday.  But I really hope both teams have a good time.

Thanks again for coming along for the ride.  It's been an entertaining season.

Lot of Smooth Criminal type leaning action in the AFC Championship Game.
Olivia Power Rankings:

1) (fictional pig)

2) Wilde

3) (Twelfth Night)

4) Voldaren

5) d'Abo

6) Newton-John

Game balls to Trey Flowers, Stephon Gilmore and Danny Amendola for their work in the AFC Championship game victory over Jacksonville.  Great effort!

Here's three things I'm looking forward to watching …

Three Things to Watch This Week - Week 3

The New England Patriots play Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Sunday September 23rd at 8:20 PM.

Gordon Power Rankings

1) Cole

2) Flash

3) Kim

4) Levitt

5) Sumner

6) (Sesame Street)

7) Lightfoot

8) Shumway

9) Emily v

10) Hayword

11) the Big Engine

12) Jump

13) Josh

(Who knew there were so many Gordons!)

Here's three things I'm worried about for Sunday evening:

1) The secondary - Eric Rowe isn't making me forget about Malcolm Butler any time soon.  Assuming the Lions have changed their signals by now. Stafford might be able to throw all over the place on them.  Concerns.  I have them. 

2) Tom Brady - TB12 got beat up pretty good last week, didn't he?  There was no rhythm (Did I spell that right?  "Rhythm"?  That doesn't look right.).  I'd like to see some long sustained drives.

3) Sony Michel - With Jeremy Hill out on injured reserve, the Patriots started to work first round pick Sony Michel into the mix last week.  The Sony Michel…

Three Things to Watch This Week - Week 13

The defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots play Tyrod TaylorNathan Peterman Tyrod Taylor and the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York on Sunday December 3rd at 1:00 PM.

Western New Yorkers on the 219 to New Era Field

Wise Power Rankings:

1) Penny

2) Ray

3) Deatrich Jr

4) Guys

5) Potato Chips

I'll say it...  I did not particularly care for the way the Dolphins played defense last week.  Bunch of cheap shot artists.

Here's three thoughts I had about last Sunday:

1) Nate Ebner - Great effort on the fake punt... and now he's done for the year.  Rat farts.

2) Trey Flowers - Probably having the best year of anyone on the defensive line.

3) Stephon Gilmore - I still think Butler is a better corner, but Gilmore has looked less awful out there as of late.

My prediction: Pats 24, Bills 16


This week we have Lord Humungus filling for Fake Bill Belichick.