Saturday, December 12, 2015

Three Things to Watch This Week - Week 14

The 10 - 2 New England Patriots play Brian Hoyer and the 6 - 6 Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on Sunday December 13th at 8:30 PM.


Chris Harper was probably cut on the flight home from Denver.

Who's left?  Do we have anyone left?  Scott Chandler?  Oh, OK.

We should start getting people back healthy just in time to ramp up for the playoffs.  I'm not even that concerned about the losses over the last two weeks.  I'm just relieved we didn't lose Gronk for the whole year.

Can we just sit everyone for the next 4 games and be healthy for the playoffs?  What if we wrapped everyone in bubble wrap before they took the field?  That's allowed, right?


James Power Rankings:

1) Rick

2) Earl Jones

3) T Kirk

4) White

5) McAvoy


Here's three things I'll be watching on Sunday night:

1) LeGarrette Blount - Would you believe Blount is averaging 4.2 yards per carry this year?  It's true!  And yet something just feels off there.

2) Malcom Brown - He's been excellent in the middle.

3) Tom Brady (WR) - The Brady catch on that trick play was probably the highlight of a lousy game.  He's averaging 36 yards per catch.  We should be able to vote for him for the pro bowl as a quarter back AND a receiver.


Did Scott Chandler have multiple passes bounce of his hands last week?  Yes!

(Just going to go ahead and lock that one in place for the rest of the season.)

Sad trombone.


My prediction: Pats 28, Texans 17

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This year, we're going to have regular contributions from Fake Bill Belichick for your reading pleasure.


Bill O'Brien and Tom Brady discuss the finer points of satire vs irony.

Bill O'Brien used to coach for us.  Good guy.  But didn't really get jokes.

You need to have a sense of humor in this business.  You'll burn out otherwise.

Sometimes we'll take a break from the late night film viewing sessions and get a little philosophical.

What if time travel was possible?  I mean, obviously, it's not.  But what if it was?

Would you set yourself for great wealth?  Would you go back to this morning and have another cup of coffee?

Or would you do something to try to make the world a better place?

What if you could save humanity from one of history's greatest monsters?  What if you could prevent the suffering of millions of people?

What if... you could go back in time and kill baby Dan Shaughnessy?

I think most of us agreed that, given the opportunity, yes, we'd do it.  No question.

True story.