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Jimmy G We Barely Knew Thee

Jimmy Garoppolo was playing other-worldly in yesterday’s game against the Dolphins.

And then he got injured.

What. The. Heck.

If yesterday’s game was any foreshadowing of Garoppolo’s future potential, then let’s all hope he can come back from injury and play this well in a game before Brady returns. This will set the stage for our getting a first-rounder for Garoppolo in the off-season ,and will also help motivate Brady who juuuust might feel the pressure of an upstart QB coming for his job.

For Boston,
Ryan Bilodeau
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Patriots Embarrass Colts

In what may be more embarrassing than former Jet’s QB Mark Sanchez’s infamous fumble, the Colts drew up a play that was both technically illegal and unsuccessful.

SBNation columnist Rodger Sherman laments:

I am so thoroughly baffled by the thing that the Indianapolis Colts just did. There is no part of of my mind that comprehends what it was. I have no clue what they were trying to do, and they did not do whatever they were trying to do well.

Here is a picture of the play. Poor Chuck Pagano.

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For Boston,
Ryan Bilodeau
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Tom Brady Deflategate Controversy Coming to a Conclusion

Just kidding.

Judge Berman rules soon on the Deflategate Tom Brady controversy.

But even with a ruling, both sides are poised to appeal in court. Aren’t our courts already busy with more important things?

Peter King of Sports Illustrated weighs in:

We start, though, with the Nightmare That Will Not Go Away, coming for the third time to a New York courtroom, forcing Super Bowl MVP quarterback Tom Brady to miss a third Patriots practice while he fights to avoid a four-game suspension, forcing Roger Goodell to put off governance of a distracted league for another day, forcing America to start the 2015 season with endless Deflategate news after ending the 2014 season with endless Deflategate news and having every month of the offseason sullied by endless Deflategate news, while a federal judge decides the fate of Brady’s season and the fate of Goodell’s authority. While we all decide whether to throw our shoes through our TV screens. Personally, I think Brady should skate. For now.But it’s complicated.

 

Complicated it is. Or is it really?

For Boston,
Ryan Bilodeau
http://www.ryanbilodeau.net

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Top Players in the New England Patriots Training Camp

There was a lot to learn from the last two weeks of training camp of the New England Patriots. With another 2 weeks of training camp and a month before the regular season starts, all eyes will be on the players in camp. The top players who stood out were –

1. Sealver Siliga- He’s been one of the breakout stars of the camp. Siliga uses his strength and tenacity to dominate individual duels. Sealver Siliga is making an impression as a force over the center and is creating havoc along the interior during one-on-one drills.

2. Jake Bequette- The 6’5″, 265-pounder has wowed more than one onlooker with strong rush skills in individual drills. If he continues to put in good performances he has a good chance to make it to the final roster.

3. James White- Buzz continues to build around rookie running back. The fourth-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft had already impressed his new coaches and had them practically giddy with enthusiasm once the pads came on and is showing off his versatility in camp.

4. Brandon Gibson- The veteran started out slow but has had a strong second week. He has been putting in impressive performances which include some good catches like a nice one-handed catch in week 2 as well as a catch over Malcolm Butler.

5. Darryl Roberts- He leads Patriots defenders in pass breakups.  Roberts appears more comfortable this time and he’s displaying some special ball skills.

6. Chandler Jones- He bulked up nicely in the offseason, which has helped him facing the Pats offensive line. He has consistently won one-on-one battles, and he’s regularly in the backfield during team drills.

7. Tom Brady- The man that everyone seems to talk about has put on some impressive performances but has a long way to go to be at his best. Brady has completed 190 of 245 passes in team drills this summer with just three interceptions. He might miss some action due to his case.

For Boston,
Ryan Bilodeau
http://www.ryanbilodeau.net