Last weeks loss wasn't
just a kick in the nuts, it was the end of the season. The Pats don't just
make the Play Offs, they win it all or it's a bad season. This is the precedent
that they se with BB and Brady. Well, that's all folks... It ain't
There is such a thin
line on the road to the Super Bowl, or not. "First of all, I’m really proud of the way our team competed tonight. Those guys went and battled for 60 minutes. It wasn’t always perfect, there were certainly things we could have done better, but we were competitive right down to the final play and that’ll serve us well going
forward," BB said after the debacle. "Obviously, we’ve got to do some things better than we did them tonight. It just wasn’t quite good enough under the circumstances in the game. There’s no point in talking about those, but hopefully we’ve got a lot of football left and see if we can get back on track next week, and that’s really all there is to it."
That line was crossed.
This team is not going
to the Super Bowl, unless there is a miracle on Offense where they somehow play better than they have all season. "Well, it’s the National Football
League," BB said. "Just got to continue to compete, control what you can control."
They are just too flawed on offense.
No weapons, and Brady
looks out of sorts too often in the pocket. "I said there’s things we could have done better throughout the game.
Absolutely," BB said. "So we tried to do that. Coaching, playing...
Yeah, there’s a lot of things we could have done better." But
should-duh, would-duh, could-duh, still gets you an L in the win loss
How about putting
N'Keal in the damn game for more than two plays. Seriously. "Well, we've just got to go out and try to play better and try to win next week's
game," Brady said. "Disappointing, but not going to feel sorry for ourselves. Try to go back to work and do a better job."
They have a great advantage on defense and special teams, and had
to win that game against KC.
The descent all
started against the Ravens. "I mean, I think we're just trying to figure out what works. So, I think you have an idea and then you see how the game unfolds and then you've got to make some adjustments. So, we tried to make some adjustments there in the second half. They threw a lot of different defenses at us, some we handled pretty good, others we didn't. It was a good game by them."
That loss last week was the one thing they no longer could
In the 2nd Half of the
Ravens game the offense crossed the thin line between tender and not good
enough. "I mean, I think we're just trying to figure out what works,"
Brady said. "So I think you have an idea and then you see how the game unfolds and then you've got to make some adjustments. So, we tried to make some adjustments there in the
2nd half. They threw a lot of different defenses at us. Some we handled pretty good, others we didn't. It was a good game by them."
It has been six straight quarters of bad offense that they no longer can
afford under any circumstance.
But that loss comes
down to one cold and ball busting fact. They might have to travel into KC and
Baltimore to get to the Super Bowl. This Defense and Special teams unit
might have a shot at doing that. But this offense is too flawed to beat
both those teams on the road in the Playoffs. This team as constituted
cannot accomplish that monumental feat.
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:
F-ing Did it," Trump bragged.
it! And is proud of it.
ALL ROADS LEAD TO
ROADS LEAD TO RUSSIA.
are now saying that letting the Soviet Union's KGB and evil spy master
Putin interfere in our elections. Having foreign powers dig up dirt
against true American Patriots, to interfere in our elections
say it is TREASON.
say all road lead to RUSSIA.
is not who we are! We are not the Corrupt! We are not the TREASONOUS! WE
ARE NOT THE EXTORTERS!
A series of conspiratorial claims against Ukraine's government and the US embassy in Kiev have now been alleged by President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani, a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into the President, tweeted out Thursday evening and into Friday morning several allegations over US aid to Ukraine and supposed stand-down orders directed from the US embassy in Ukraine to the country's police force.
"The Accounts Chamber in Ukraine found an alleged misuse of $5.3B in U.S. funds during the Obama administration while Biden was 'Point Man,'" Giuliani tweeted Thursday night. "Obama embassy urged Ukrainian police NOT to investigate!"
The next morning Giuliani tweeted the same allegations, this time naming former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch -- who Giuliani worked to have removed from her post -- and adding a new conspiracy that "much of the $5.3B in US Aid Ukraine reported as misused was given to the embassy's favored NGO's."
Facts First: The $5.3 billion figure comes from multiple countries, not solely from the US, and funds to non-government organizations represents a small percentage of this aid. The Accounting Chamber of Ukraine reported that there was not a proper accounting of the funds and their designated projects, not that the funds were "misused." And there is no evidence to support the accusation that the US embassy "urged Ukrainian police NOT to investigate."
During his trip to Ukraine this week, Giuliani met with Ukrainian lawmaker Andrii Derkach Thursday, who -- days prior -- provided Giuliani with documents on foreign aid to Ukraine. Activists and anti-corruption experts describe Derkach as a politician with suspect political motives. His father was the head of Ukraine's security services under President Leonid Kuchma. The younger Derkach's biography states he attended the Academy of the Ministry of Security of Russia in the early 90s, also known as the academy of the FSB, the successor to the Soviet-era KGB.
In a letter sent Tuesday from Derkach to Giuliani, Derkach -- after flattering Giuliani as a promoter of "justice, freedom and other American values" and a fighter against corruption -- mentioned (and provided copies of) a 2017 report from the Accounting Chamber to draw Giuliani's "attention to the facts of the inefficient use of U.S. taxpayer's funds."
It's here that Derkach points to the $5.3 billion in foreign aid, which he mentions span across 390 projects in Ukraine.
The 2017 report from Ukraine's Accounting Chamber, however, does not state that these funds were misused as Giuliani claims, but rather that there was not a "proper and complete accounting of the projects" due to a lack of solid regulatory framework in the government.
Sergey Fursa, a financial expert in Kiev and analyst for Dragon Capital, told CNN that the category in the report which likely encompasses NGOs represents "only 6 percent of total funding" whereas "70 percent of the funds went towards nuclear power stations security and military support which are large government-controlled programs." Out of the $5.3, the US provided 27 percent, approximately $1.4 billion, according to the report.
Giuliani presented no evidence to support his claim that the US embassy in Ukraine ordered police there not to investigate this theoretical (and unfounded) misuse of US aid. Given that the report does not claim a "misuse" of the $5.3 billion in foreign aid, it doesn't make sense that the US embassy would direct police in Ukraine not to investigate something that never was.
In his tweet, Giuliani noted that "at the time" of these supposed events, "Yovanovitch, witness for the Witchunt, was the [US Ambassador to Ukraine]." This is not the first time Giuliani has gone after Yovanovitch. In her testimony to the House Intelligence Committee during the impeachment inquiry, Yovanovitch said that she became aware of a campaign to get her removed from her post and that it was led by Rudy Giuliani and Yuriy Lutsenko, the former Ukrainian Prosecutor General who was also behind Giuliani's debunked claims against the
One part of this campaign to remove the ambassador was the accusation from Lutsenko that Yovanovitch created a "Do Not Prosecute" list for the Ukrainian government of individuals exempt from investigations into corruption. Yovanovitch testified that Lutsenko later retracted this claim and the State Department called it an "outright fabrication."
CNN's Kylie Atwood contributed to this report.