time for the WR rookie to not be rookies anymore, because they are going
to need N'Keal and Jakobi to play like young veteran if they want to get
to the Super Bowl. "We’ll talk about all that at the end of the
year," BB said about the rookies. " Right now, we’re trying to get everybody to perform as well as we can for Cincinnati: players, coaches, all three units.
And go out there and play as well as we can on Sunday. That’s really where we’re at."
The next three weeks need to be used to incorporate N'Keal and Jakobi properly
into the Offense.
Jakobi has been incorporated in more the N'Keal. "Certainly, he made a great individual effort, broke a tackle and then had good balance there to finish the play and give us an opportunity to
score," McDaniels said. " He’s a big guy. He’s not easy to get to the ground. Certainly, when you have players like that, it comes back to how can you get him the football in those situations understanding that there’s a level of diminishing returns if you try to keep doing the same things over and over
"Meaning there’s only so many times you can hand a player that’s not a running back the
ball. There’s only so many times you can throw the ball behind the line of scrimmage. Whatever those are: slants,
under, et cetera. Those plays are all productive plays when you have a guy that can do something with
it." But just as we saw last week, N'Keal also has much more flashes
was inconsistent in college, and you have to expect him to be especially
inconsistent as a rookie, but the time is now. "N’Keal, number one, his ability to understand our system, our offense and how the roles we ask him to play in is different than it was three months ago because now he has a much broader foundation of
it," McDaniels said. "The communication is much easier. He works his butt off every day in practice. He’s here
early. He’s here late, and he’s trying to close the ground on being able to go out there and understand who he’s playing against and what he needs to do to be successful. There’s no shortcut to all that.
We know that."
no room for error, one loss and they have to beat KC in KC, instead of
Foxboro. Then go into Baltimore and win another game on the Road in the
Champ Game. That is the road less traveled, because that is were the road
ends. N'Keal can change a game in one play. Like the play the wretched
Refs screwed up so badly. Get the ball in his hands in different
gets the ball in his hands, he could go a yard or a 100-yards. "I think he’s got a great
attitude," McDaniel said. "I think that he has a skillset that can certainly help us produce and
win. And like I said, I need to do a better job of trying to find a way to get him the ball and get him involved so that he can do some of those things and do more of them." He went a hundred on USC on a punt return last year.
terrifying to trust in rookies too much for veteran coaches, but they have
to stop thinking about them as rookies. "It’s definitely a different game in every way shape or form, so there’s a lot of things that they didn’t see or they didn’t have to deal with. There’s a lot of guys in our league that they’re going to get up and make things tough on you no matter what. [In] college football, sometimes you don’t see that much. Coverage variations, adjustments,
every team has to go through that with their players.
"The bottom line is they both have good
skill-sets. The things that they can do, we like. I’ve got to find more ways to use the things that they do well so that they can help produce more in their own roles, and that’s what my job is with every player on the offense, and I need to do a better job of that."
flash of brilliance we are seeing are why they drafted him. So get him on
the damn field, and get the ball in his damn hands. He'll do something
stupid, rookie-stupid. But then he'll flash in an explosion of brilliance
that no one else on the team can match. He knows the offense now as well
he will as a rookie. Now is the time to get him in the game where he can
turn that knowledge into instincts and consistency.
no one like him for Brady to throw too. Now maybe, he still doesn't know
how Brady wants him to run every pattern or play. As a rookie, you have to
assume he doesn't have it all down mentally. But they need him on the
field in the Play Offs playing his best. He has three games to get in on
more plays than he has seen all season. And he will flash.
he plays now, the more likely he is to flash in the Play Offs when they
will need an unpredictable weapon for Brady. "There’s a lot of new pieces and you’re always trying to incorporate from week-to-week. And every year, it’s a little bit different, the challenges are
different," BB said, like he was talking about rookies. " You just can’t rely on,
'Oh well, we’ll just do exactly what we used to do,' or, 'We’ll do exactly what we did last
week.' You have to kind of reinvent yourself every week. How the game plan takes shape and what guys are asked to do in order to execute takes shape. It’s always a little bit of a
"But football season is not supposed to be easy. It’s a hard grind for us, it’s a hard grind for you guys. Probably just the fantasy football owners, they want us to play forever. We’re in the middle of it, we’re deep into it and just got to have the mental toughness and the competitive stamina to keep showing up every day and working as hard as you can to be ready to compete when we’re called upon."
Trusting rookies is not a BB or TB12 thing.
there is no choice, they end up hurting the team, even when it can seem so
frustrating. "You have really no option. We have a job to do and that’s to go out there and do the best job we can do and score as many points as we can. I don’t think it’s trying to be less than what we’re capable of. I think the point is just we’ve got to maximize our potential, and I don’t know what our potential is. We’ve got to be the best we can be. If we do it well one time, it’s how well can we do it consistently? I think part of it’s just consistently, we haven’t done a great job, and I think that when you’re not consistent, it just leads to other issues. Trying to be consistent and dependable is what a great offense is all about, and when you have really great play-making ability, all those things make it very hard to defend."
Getting N'Keal in on two plays last week was terrible coaching.
they needed a dash of pepper in the Offense it was last week. They ain't
got Gronk no more. So they ain't got that pepper player for Brady to throw
too anymore. I mean, thank god for Edelman, but he is hurt and simply
can't do it all. You hit N'Keal on one bomb or long run after the catch,
and just watch the defense move deep and open up the middle for Edelman
are sayin' is, give N'Keal a chance.
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:
day another crime is revealed by #TrumpTreason!
recently returned from a trip to Kyiv this month in which he interviewed
local officials to learn more aboutHunter
Biden — Joe’s son— and his time on the board
of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma. He also wanted to prove theconspiracy
theoryboth he and Trump believe — that Ukraine,
not Russia, interfered in the 2016 presidential election.
landing in New York last Saturday, according to theWall
Street Journal, the president called his attorney while the plane was
still taxiing. “What did you get?” Trump asked, according to the
Journal’s Friday interview with Giuliani. “More than you can
imagine,” the former New York City mayor replied, noting he would be
putting his findings in a 20-page report.
almost has to respect (while remaining appalled at) how brazen
Giuliani’s admission is here. He’s openly telling the Wall Street
Journal that his anti-Biden investigation in Ukraine continues, and that
Trump is still interested in knowing about it.
more, their call came three days after the House Judiciary Committee held
legal experts about the constitutional grounds for Trump’s impeachment,
and just six days before the panelapproved
articles of impeachmentagainst the president.
as the lawyer’s friends tell him to lay low, the Journal notes, Giuliani
argues he’s well within his right to continue pushing forward despite
the opposition to his efforts, because his job is to defend his client.
what this entire episode highlights is a president and lawyer tag-team
unwavering in their anti-Biden crusade, even as Trump’s political
future hangs in the balance. If the prospect of losing his job won’t
keep Trump away from Giuliani’s Ukraine efforts, surely nothing
course, it’s unlikely to change much in terms of the impeachment
process. Democrats remain committed to seeing Trump booted out of
office, and Republicans remain just as committed to defending him.
means that Trump’s likely acquittal in the Senate would allow him to
proceed working with Giuliani to dig up dirt on the Bidens that could
help with his 2020 reelection campaign — indicating he learned
absolutely nothing from this experience.