Of Patriots And Shenanigans

When this Deflate-Gate story broke late Sunday night I said to myself, why the hell didn’t I go to bed early? I had no deadline to meet, no need to rerun this epic blowout and dissect this that or the other thing to see just how Bill and Tom had once again spanked the Geldings. I was happy. So happy in fact, that you couldn’t wipe the smile from my face if you tried. Two weeks of bliss were staring me in the face. The Pats are back in the Superbowl. Stories of Tom Brady making his record setting sixth trip to the worlds biggest dance, who’s the better CB Revis or Sherman and LeGarrette Blount’s late season signing were in my future. I was looking forward to interviewing and not getting answers from Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks game film was my must see TV – now I have to deal with Deflate-Gate. Thanks Bill.

Deflate-Gate is a non-story. I’ve heard NFL insiders, talking heads and former players equating this transgression to Bounty-Gate. How you make the jump from a better grip on a football to a conspiracy to maim and injure human beings for cash is beyond me. And to pound your fist on what ever table you maybe be sitting at clamoring for the same punishment is ridiculous.

So why are you here? Why are you reading me this morning? Its obvious that I don’t care the least bit or feel it gave Tom Brady a significant advantage Sunday or any day for that matter. It is well known and has been admitted to that every QB in the league has a preference in how they like their footballs. That’s why each team gets their own set to doctor, rough up and get ready every Sunday. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady lobbied the NFL for this right. Aaron Rodgers has said “ I try to get over inflated balls past inspection”. And any QB you hand a microphone to has said “sure, we all do this”.

So why? Because I’m sick and tired of having to defend Bill Belichick and this kind of garbage. I’m tired of having to defend his and the Patriots integrity. To this day, every time I’m asked on a radio show, I’m grilled about camera placement and game film. I’m reminded that the Pats haven’t won a Superbowl since “spy-gate”. I have to remind radio-hosts, football fans and my readers that some of the best coaches in league history said, “hey, we did this too” and that a Superbowl walk trough was never taped and retractions had to be written. It makes no difference that the Pats have played in six AFC title games and now won three.

Bill has to know this team has to do it cleaner than everyone else. Has to know that while he can push the line, he can’t cross it. He has to realize while he could care less what everyone thinks, WE DON’T. He has to realize ” Because Everyone is doing it, wont get the Patriots Cut any slack. Once again, Bill, your arrogance has sucked the fun out of one of the things I love most in life. It’s easy for you to stand behind your podium, roll your eyes and grumble under your breath at reporters afraid to ask the tough follow-ups. It’s easy for you to toss out “we’re on to (Insert team Here)”. Easy because you live in the ivory tower. Easy because you just don’t care. Easy because the rest of us are fighting your battles for you…well I’m tired of it.

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Monster Keys to The AFC Title

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It’s 2am Friday morning. My wife and kids are asleep and I’m writing this column for the umpteenth time. ( I think you deserve that kind of effort) The only other person up thinking about Sunday’s match-up between the Pats and the Colts is Bill Belichick. At least I’d like to think so. I’d like to think Bill has gone over and over his game plan, ran it through his mind, adding this and removing that. Thinking of every scenario then rethinking them and finally (Like Me) telling himself to stop over thinking it all. After all, he has owned this Andrew Luck-led Colts team like no one has ever owned an opposing QB. In the three games the Pats have squared off against the Luck-led Colts, the Pats have beaten them by 21, 22 and 35 points. As my childhood hero Darth Vader would say…Impressive- Most Impressive. But those were the last three games – and Sunday is not any of them and no matter how deeply we want it to be. There is no guarantee the Pats will rack up anywhere close to the 200 average rushing yards per they have in those contests…there is no guarantee that Luck will again toss multiple INT’s…and there is no guarantee the Pats will come close to a 35, 22 or even 21 point victory. I don’t know about you, but I’d go home happy winning by ONE. Here are my Keys to the Pats being just one point better.

The Quick and the Dead: Fist quarter scores have been less than abundant for the Pats lately. Sunday it’s going to be important to jump out fast and get those elusive early scores. Get Luck thinking from the get go that he’s going to have to make plays that aren’t there to be made.

Lights Camera Play-Action: Where has this teams running attack gone? I don’t know – who else would tell you that? Its easy to blame injuries to the line and being down fourteen points to the Ravens not once but twice. Any way you try to explain it away, it can’t happen this Sunday. The Pats need to establish the threat of a run game to get these Colts to bite and give Brady room to work across the middle.

P.S. I’m done caring who runs the ball…just run the damn ball!

GRONK ON: Rob Gronkowski had 70 yards and a score before showing Sergio Brown to the door in week 11. I’m predicting a huge game from the G-man. If Sergio Brown is going to start yapping at your favorite bouncer again Sunday, I hope Mr.G shows him out of the club well before closing time.

Hey Large People: Do your Job. Yes, I’m talking about the large men on the defensive line – the ones who showed up late to work last week. Shut down the run and turn this game into a Luckless show.

Mixology: Patricia needs to mix up Luck, keep him guessing as to what coverage’s he’s seeing – keep him off balance and make him think at the line.

Secondary Thoughts: Revis and Browner are not the issue. Who’s on Hilton and who’s on Moncrief is not the problem. Jam the Colts wideouts at the line – move them off their routes, see no problem. The problem is who’s covering Fleener and Allen. Jamie Collins and our old friend Patrick Chung are going to need to be hard hitting at the line of scrimmage and help is going to have to come from over the top to contain these two weapons. Amd keep their YAC down.

Win The Turnover Battle: I save the best for last …were you nervous? Did you think I forgot? Not in this lifetime.

That’s it folks – the key ring is full this week. Lets see if Bill and Company uses them to lock and unlock the right doors and get this Patriots team back to the Superbowl.

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Monster Keys to Patriots Ravens

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To call the Patriots journey to twelve and four interesting would be an understatement. Week three reports of Tom Brady’s demise were greatly exaggerated. In week five, Rob Gronkowski answered the lack of weapons question and the quest for the missing Dante Scarnecchia was called off in week six. By week eight, this Patriots team was clicking on all cylinders and the only question that remained was should Brady or Gronk be named the leagues MVP. In the blink of an eye Belichick and Brady took this team from an episode of American Horror Story to another AFC East title and a date with The Ravens. Here are my Keys to Patriots victory.

Show Up: not just show up – but show up. There is a difference people. I want to see that look on Tom Brady’s face, that pissed off take no prisoners look Brady wears out of the tunnel that spreads across both sides of the ball and into the stands at Gillette.

Spread Them Thin: empty the back field, spread Vereen out wide and pick apart the Ravens secondary like a group of six year olds you left alone with a bag of Oreos.

Gronk Up Son, Gronk Up: Self-explanatory? Ok I’ll go deeper. I’m not breaking any news here or selling state secrets – Rob Gronkowski is the most devastating weapon in football. Use him, use him early, use him often,use him with reckless abandon, Use him to drag coverage away from Edelman, LaFell and yes, Amendola.

Win the Turnover Battle: Yeah, every week. Not jinxing this one by leaving it out.

Roll with Blount: Once the Pats have the Ravens on their heels, start pounding. Yes we used the pass to set up the run. WOW I’m such a genius.

Stack that Line: Justin Forsett is not Ray Rice (I’m sure his wife likes that fact) but so should the Pats. Forsett has been worked to death – 235 rushing attempts this season. Stack the line and make this team one-dimensional.

BLITZ, BLITZ and Blitz some more: the Patriots have the personnel to do this, the Ravens don’t have the personnel to stop them. Twenty years from now, I want to hear about the nightmares Flacco is still having after this Saturdays game.

Everyone has a plan: Until they get smacked in the mouth. The Law Firm of Smith & Smith have a plan – Revis and Browner need to smack them in the mouth. Beat up Steve and Tory at the line. Give Jones, Collins and Hightower time to get into Flacco’s face and get him on the turf.

That’s it folks. Simple isn’t it? Lets see if Belichick & Co will take my advise. And move on.

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Monster Hall Of Fame Ballot

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The Hall Of Fame, I don’t know if you dreamt about your induction but I did. I was nine years old when I wrote my induction speech. I wrote down who I would thank and who I thought I would go in with. Most of those names you wouldn’t know because I played little league with them, one you would. But I knew someday we would all be in the bigs and I knew we would get our day at Cooperstown. Now some forty years later I couldn’t fathom what’s going through the minds of the men on this ballot – to be at the cusp of being remembered as one of the best of the best – the greatest of all time. To be spoken about in the same breath as Williams, Ruth, Cobb and DiMaggio. I guess you need to be a nine year old to put yourself in these men’s shoes. Ignorance is bliss, but here I am – gone are the days of ignorance – gone are the hero’s I grew up watching, whether inducted or moved off the ballot. What is left are the players of my discerning eye – the men I know belong or not. The voting members of the BBWAA have ten votes. I’m going to use their outline and the Hall’s criteria.If you agree with me great, if not – even better. That’s what makes baseball the best game in the world.

1) Pedro Martinez, SP: Pedro is the greatest pitcher I’ve ever seen. Even with his plaque proudly displayed in Cooperstown, I’m afraid that his greatness will be lost to the sands of time. The things Pedro did, in the era he did them, in the division he dominated, in the ballpark he owned won’t properly be remembered.

2) John Smoltz, SP/RP/SP: John Smoltz may be the most unselfish pitcher that ever took the mound in MLB history. Well on his way to a HOF career as a starter, he answered the call when his team asked him to move to the bullpen to close – 213 wins, 154 saves – and one of the most clutch post season pitchers of his or any era.

3) Randy Johnson, SP: 303 wins 4,874 strikeouts. Oh and five Cy young awards. That was easy.

4) Jeff Kent, 2B: Jeff Kent is the best power hitting second baseman of his era. No second baseman has hit more HR (377) than Jeff Kent. He’s better than Sandburg better than Morgan. He’s an MVP and finished in the top 10 three other times. Three silver sluggers…better than Biggio.

5) Tim Raines, LF: There is one person I would rather have leadoff a team I owned – Ricky Henderson. That’s it. Tim Raines got on base and changed the game when he did. He had 808 stolen bases and averaged 100 runs a year and over 60 RBI as a leadoff man. If you watched Tim Raines play you know. You just know.

6) Fred Mcgriff, 1B: Until quite recently, I sat on the fence when it came to the man they called “ The Crime Dog”. What swayed me – 32/102 his career average HR and RBI numbers. Six times he finished in the top 10 in MVP voting during an era where you needed a lot more than 30 and 100 to have any chance to get the MVP. With 493 HRs, I won’t keep a man out because he fell short by 7 round trips.

7) Allen Trammell-Detroit Tigers, SS: Did you notice, the only player on my ballot who has his team next to his name is Allen Trammell. For twenty years, Allen Trammell’s name was penciled in at SS for the Tigers – Twenty. Trammell won four gold gloves (and should have won more) and was an All Star five times. Trammels sin was he played in the same era as Ripkin, Smith and Yount. Then he was lost in the explosion of the Nomar, Alex Roid and Tejada era. When I think of Allen Trammel and I think of Cooperstown, I smile and nod. That’s the real test.

8) Mike Piazza C: More HR than ANY catcher in history. ANY. A stright decade of Silver Slugger Awards, a Decade and a half of All Star games in his prime he was in every MVP race. As a Catcher.

9) Jeff Bagwell 1B Houston Astros: for 15 years Jeff Bagwell pounded balls out of one of the most cavernous ballparks that was ever constructer (The Astro Dome) when thinking about Bagwell im shocked he was an all Star just six times, if he had played in Boston (like he should have) LA or NYC he would have been canonized. But he played in Houston. Now he will live forever in Cooperstown. Ask me someday how Jeff ended my baseball life.

10) Curt Schilling SP: the Post Season counts people. When the calendar turns with the leaves and the post season is on the line Curt Schilling was the man you wanted taking the mound, five times he took the hill with his team facing elimination. His team won all five of those games. Bloody Sock aside 11-2 and a 2.22 ERA in the post season. Kiss the Rings

That’s it folks I only get ten votes and I took them all, I think every one of these men deserve to be in , I know they all wont. Ain’t that a shame

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ZERO DARK 31

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It’s been Nineteen Days since #31 Jon Lester was introduced to the world as a Chicago Cub. Nineteen Days since he left any hope Red Sox fans had of his returning to the town that loved him – the town he helped bring two world series titles to…nineteen days since I first wrote “Clay Buchholz is your opening day starter”.

Between then and now, The Sox signed or traded for pitchers: Wade Miley, Rick Porcello and Justin Masterson – a few other tweaks here and there, but nothing earth shattering. No matter how many studies John Henry pays for to tell Red Sox Nation how great Rick Porcello is, nothing has changed the fact that “The Arm of Clay” is still Boston’s opening day starter.

So here I am staring down Ben Cherington like an infuriated Jessica Chastain knocking on Mark Strongs’ glass wall in Zero Dark 30, writing in big red letters and circling the days since she told him where Osama Bin Laden was hiding. Day after day, the frustrations grows…day seventeen – day eighteen – day nineteen – and still there is no ACE to anchor this rotation or even a solid number two. The Cole Hamels to Boston talk is all but dead. James Shields – God help you Red Sox Nation…and Max Scherzer is a pipe dream. Day thirty-three, thirty-four, thirty-five – Jordan Zimmerman is a possibility but only if the Nats can ink Scherzer. Day thirty-six, thirty-seven, thirty-eight – day forty-three? When will this torment end?

Truck Day is not that far away people. Pitchers and catchers follow close behind and yet here I am on January third with my red sharpie and Irish attitude. Where’s your Ace Ben?

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Zero Dark 31

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It’s been Nineteen Days since #31 Jon Lester was introduced to the world as a Chicago Cub. Nineteen Days since he left any hope Red Sox fans had of his returning to the town that loved him – the town he helped bring two world series titles to…nineteen days since I first wrote “Clay Buchholz is your opening day starter”.

Between then and now, The Sox signed or traded for pitchers: Wade Miley, Rick Porcello and Justin Masterson – a few other tweaks here and there, but nothing earth shattering. No matter how many studies John Henry pays for to tell Red Sox Nation how great Rick Porcello is, nothing has changed the fact that “The Arm of Clay” is still Boston’s opening day starter.

So here I am staring down Ben Cherington like an infuriated Jessica Chastain knocking on Mark Strongs’ glass wall in Zero Dark 30, writing in big red letters and circling the days since she told him where Osama Bin Laden was hiding. Day after day, the frustrations grows…day seventeen – day eighteen – day nineteen – and still there is no ACE to anchor this rotation or even a solid number two. The Cole Hamels to Boston talk is all but dead. James Shields – God help you Red Sox Nation…and Max Scherzer is a pipe dream. Day thirty-three, thirty-four, thirty-five – Jordan Zimmerman is a possibility but only if the Nats can ink Scherzer. Day thirty-six, thirty-seven, thirty-eight – day forty-three? When will this torment end?

Truck Day is not that far away people. Pitchers and catchers follow close behind and yet here I am on January third with my red sharpie and Irish attitude. Where’s your Ace Ben?

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Monster Keys To Patriots Bills

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To rest or not to rest that is the question on everyone’s mind. The Patriots have already clinched another AFC East title and thanks to the Bungles, home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Does Tom Brady not only start but also finish? Does Rob Gronkowski add to his career totals (337 yards and 10 Touch Downs) in just seven games against the Bills? How much run if any will Julian Edelman, LeGarrette Blount and Dan Connolly get? I for one hope a ton for some and none for others. Bill Bellichick is fond of saying “Players Play“ well with a bye week looming Blount, Edelman and Connolly could be looking at three-weeks without any game action. I know it’s important to keep-get people healthy it’s also important not to let a layer of rust grow across an offensive engine that’s already running on six of eight cylinders. So while all my keys to this week may not be geared towards Sunday’s victory I wouldn’t complain if that happened too. After all you play to win the game.

Get Tom Comfortable: after giving up 12 passing Touchdowns over the first seven weeks The Bills pass D has given up just four scores to opposing quarterbacks since week eight. Shutting out the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning along the way. Tom needs to get the ball out fast this week and negate the best pass rush in the AFC. Quick slants to Edelman and LaFell and using Vereen in the way god intended, in space. Let the legwork come after the catch and move those chains.

Empower Bolden: I know what I said.. But, there’s always a but to check out isn’t there? And this is it, Blount is still banged up and he doesn’t need the reps. With LeGarrette it isn’t about timing its about health, Let Bolden and Gray keep the Bills D honest on Sunday.

Win The Turnover Battle: this is easier said than done this week. This Buffalo D has been a turn over machine this season. They have recovered eleven fumbles to date and have INT’s in all but five games this season and multiple picks in seven contests. Take care of that ball,

Action Jackson: while Mr. Jackson has been far from a beast in the running game even at 33 he is still a dangerous man when catching the ball and racking up the YAC. Do not lose the edge when it comes to Fred.

Sit Back-Relax: Kyle Orton has tossed seven picks over the bills last five games. I expect the Pats to be in a lot of nickel Sunday and get Orton to make a mistake or three, I know I will to get a lot of heat from people this Sunday about the greatness of Devin McCourty but I can handle that.

Shut up Spikes: I know this game doesn’t mean a damn thing, I just want Brandon spikes to SHUT the HELL UP, you all know what I’m talking about I don’t need to go into detail right? Right

Play Hard and Go Home Healthy:

That’s it folks those are My Keys to Sundays game, lets hope it gets the Pats a W and sends them into the playoffs riding a winning wave.

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Monster Keys to Patriots vs Jets

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A lot is being made of Sunday’s meeting with the J.E.T.S…Jets Jets Jets. Sure, it’s always something special when you go heads up with a division rival, but it is by no means a battle for AFC East supremacy – it’s not even the JETS clawing their way to a wild card spot or even an upstart QB trying to make a name for himself going up against the best of his generation. What it is, is Rex Ryan’s last match up with Bill Bellichick as head coach of Gang Green. One last opportunity to put his best foot forward…one last chance to not kiss the rings. Here are my Keys to bringing down the curtain on the Rex Ryan era.

Get out Fast: everyone reading this – everyone on both sidelines – knows this is Rex’s last home game as head coach of the Jets. Everyone knows that his players love him and always give 100 %. Sunday, the Patriots need to take the wind out of the Jets sails early, and the best way to do that is to score early. Get out in front and steal their wind.

Lets get Gronked: when you own the most dominant weapon in football, you use it. If you owned a Hemi Cuda would you leave it in the garage? HELL NO, well Bill did just that last week and we didn’t hear the name Rob Gronkowski until the first play of the third quarter – and we all know what happened then. Get Rob involved early and only good things can happen.

Sugar Rush: running up the gut is not the way to a payday on Sunday. The strength of this Jets D is in their defensive line and stuffing the run is what these guys do best. Use their aggression against them; get the screen game going with Sugar Shane Vereen.

Take your Shots: now that we have the Jets D chasing Gronk and Vereen all over the Meadowlands, it’s time to take a few shots down field. Last week Brian Tyms showed what a man with two good hamstrings could do when they get one on one coverage. The only problem was Brady missed him by an inch or three. Lets get Mr. Tyms a few more of those opportunities this week.

Don’t coast on Ivory: sometimes old looks are the best. I’m expecting to see a lot of 3-4 from the front seven Sunday. Why? Great question. Rex’s best chance at stealing a W on Sunday is holding the ball for 40 minutes. How will he do this? Another great question…get the ball to Chris Ivory, let him pop outside and move the chains again and again and again. Take the ball out of Ivory’s hands and get it into Geno’s.

And that brings us to:

Win the turn over battle: Geno Smith managed to not toss an INT in the first match up this year. Honestly, what are the odds that happens again?

That’s it folks. I can’t think of much else the Pats need to do come Sunday. But if you do be sure to let me know.

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Sorry Red Sox, I’m Calling your Bluff

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Almost a year ago, I sat in this very spot and wrote about the Red Sox rotation as a royal flush. From Ace on down to ten, Larry and Ben were holding Lester and Lackey while the house flopped Buchholtz, Peavey and Dempster – a dream hand – we all know how that game ended. Dempster never made it to opening day and after completely botching the Lester negotiations and the team limping through most of the season, Ben folded his hand and Lester and Lackey were shipped off at the deadline to Oakland and St Louis. Peavey was pardoned to San Francisco to add another ring to his finger. When the dust of 2014 settled, the Sox rotation had been striped bare.

The plan was to resign Lester; Larry botched that yet again, leaving Ben Cherington to clean up the mess and answer to the press. Ben quickly traded for lefty Wade Miley, righty Rick Porcello and added free agent and old friend Justin Masterson to Join Clay Buchholtz and Joe Kelly. So in essence, the Sox discarded their Ace and King – Lester and Lackey – for a pair of threes from the Diamondbacks and Tigers rotation. Even if Lucchino hadn’t screwed up with Lester and he re-upped with the Sox, I would see this hand as shaky.

But the spin doctoring has begun. Luchinno is placing blame not on himself for the handling of Lester, but on the team as a whole – using words like “We, We’re and our” when talking to the media. When you know as well as I do, this was all on Larry and John Henry, and I don’t want to hear about giving it the old collage try. There is no reason on God’s green earth that the Red Sox should be outspent for any player they want. Any form of credibility went out the window when the Sox went to six years. If they had set this games limit at four or five and the Cubs had raised over them to six, then so be it. But what this team did was get outspent. Now they expect us to believe they weren’t rich enough to sit at a no limit table all night. We all know that’s not the case. They want us to focus on the positives of the off-season. “We signed the two best bats available…look at the rotation we have put together” and “It’s only December” when you and I know both the trades and those singings are suspect. And its not “only” December, it is “already” December.

Now Larry has changed tables. He lost when he sat down with Lester and Theo. Now he’s sitting at our table trying to buy the pot. Trying to convince us even though he doesn’t have that royal flush it’s still a full house. The only problem is, Larry doesn’t realize you can still lose when that full house is fours over threes.

Monster Keys to Pats Dolphins

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With the exception of he Forth Of July and St Patrick’s Day on no other weekend are there more flags flying across New England than there will be this upcoming. Come Sunday in place of the Stars and Stripes and the Orange White and Green of Eirinn will be the flag of hatred. Yes proud Patriots fans from Little Tall Island in Maine to the Thimble Islands in Long Island sound will hang.
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Like no other time of year not even when JETS come to town Patriots fans get up for the Dolphins. This hatred runs deep in our veins, before the AFC East existed, before anyone had heard of Dan Marino there was the AFL. The Days of Don Shula and Bob Griese, where the arrogance of Mercury Morris was born and what insured Dan Marino’s villainy before he took the field for the first time. Old-timers who sat in the frozen bleachers in the day’s before Sullivan Stadium remember and we taught our kids who are now teaching their kids. After the Super Bowl, no win is more important than ones over Miami. Here are my Keys to doing just that.

Roll That Blount: The Dolphins feasted on Tom Brady week one and what’s the best way to combat a pass rush that is as formidable as Miami’s? Run at it. A steady diet of LeGarrette is what the Pats need to feed the Dolphins Sunday. Use the run to set up play action and keep Cameron Wake out of Toms face.

Screen with Vereen: Last week, once again, Shane Vereen became an afterthought. This little used weapon has the talent and explosive ability to take this Sunday match up and make it his show. The screen game should be a monster part of this week’s game plan and there is no one on this team better suited to do it.

Win the turnover battle: did you think I would forget?

Two tight ends are Better Than One: especially when one of the two is Gronk. I’m getting tired of telling Bill to get Tim Wright more involved and I know how tempting it is to hit Gronk and watch him Rumble, but come on can we target Timmy six or even five times Sunday ?

Force Tannehill’s Hand: Ryan Tannehill is a much better QB than he was in week one. That said its still in the Pats best interest to take RB Lamar Miller out of Sunday’s game and force Tannehill to throw the ball. Miller is the factor that needs to be negated. A one-dimensional team is always easier to send home wondering what the hell just happened.

Disruptive influence: the Dolphins don’t like to toss the ball downfield, At All. What Tannehill loves to do is hit Jarvis Landry and Mike Wallace on short crossing routs in stride and let them do the work with their legs he can’t do with his arm. Revis and Browner need to Jam these two at the line and get the timing game out of sync, and mistakes will happen.

That’s it folks. The keys are simple yet complicated the ring straightforward yet intricate, just like any winning game plan should be. But forget all that.. GO PATS

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