Patriots Defense is still the best defense in the NFL. It is so good, that
they gave up a paltry 10 points last week and everyone in Patriots Nation was upset and
wanted to know what went wrong. Nothing went wrong. They played a Division
rival who was very familiar with the team the team and the Defense, and
the humans on the defense made a few human mistakes.
I mean as
bad and ugly as it was to watch, Kyle Van Noy was the AFC Defensive Player
of the Week. "It's awesome to see. For
me," Devin McCourty said about Kyle Van Noy getting the award, "KV came in here, and you know, it's always tough when you come to a team kind of in the middle of the year. Then when he first got here, then Jamie
[Collins] gets traded, and now it's like Kyle Van Noy is here to replace him.
"So, we always joke with him about when he first got here. But to just see his growth as a player, to be able to play outside linebacker, defensive end, inside linebacker.
He plays so many roles for us defensively. We're not really surprised when he goes out there and has a game like that, very similar to the game he had last time we were in Buffalo, just being all over the field making plays."
The defense did not suck in Buffalo last year or this year.
you could argue they won the game, with Brady playing maybe the worst game
of his career, and the special teams struggled with a one-hipped kicker.
It was the defense that really stepped up. It is just that McDermott is
BB's foil. He seems to find holes in his schemes and Defense every
clear, they are still the best defense in the NFL this season. "So, I think it's great for him. We count on his leadership, we count on his communication on the field, and when we're able to have
him. Hightower, Jamie, Bentley, E-Rob, all of those guys have been the main communicators out there for us at some point in time
defensively," McCourty continued. "So, when we have a combination of all of them out there on the field, it helps a lot, from defensive line all the way back to the safeties. So, I'm not surprised by the honor because I think he's been playing great football for a while for us. So, I think it's awesome for him to get the recognition because he really cares about that kind of stuff."
This whole defense still deserved the honor for their play in the first
quarter of the season.
felt like an unmitigated disaster. But that is not the truth of things.
The Patriots Defense still has only given up 13 total points in four
games. That is still a shocking 3.25 Points Per Game given up defensively.
The D is giving up a quarter of a point more than a field goal a game. And
this is a veteran leaden defense that is not going to get overconfident
and start missing assignments.
himself had another INT. "The ball is finding me. I was talking to Malcolm Jenkins last night, and he texts me and he's like,
'Man, you've got four interceptions,' and I was like, 'Yeah-man. For a lot of years, the ball didn't find me a
lot.'" Devin said. "You could be in good position, you could play good football, but the ball doesn't find you. And then sometimes you go out there and you know, Steph [Gilmore] tips one to
me. I got an overthrow. I got another overthrow, and one where the quarterback never saw me.
"So, I wouldn't say they're like the hardest plays you ever make in your career, but sometimes you keep putting yourself in the right position, the ball will find you. Sometimes it doesn't, but you've just got to keep trying to play good football. I think me having interceptions shows how good this unit is."
They still have the best secondary in the NFL.
still have the most complicated scheme in the NFL. "I'm able to play a lot of things just on being free and knowledge because our corners are so
good. I don't have to worry about anything. I have complete faith in what they're
doing," Devin said. "And I think a lot of us being on the same page allows us to do some things out there as a group that you can't always
do. Unless you have a lot of guys that are studying film together and smart enough to go out there and try to do some things."
Which makes it very difficult for an offense to define their
It is not
really a 3-4, and it is not exactly a 4-3. It is a shifting meandering
thing in the middle that doesn't even want to line up in a formation on obvious
passing downs. It is driving O-lines nuts and QBs can't read it. They
can't handle the fluidity of the flowing formations. The Defense is like
water that just flows through the leaking O-line from different angles on
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:
long as it wasn't a Quid Pro Quo it ain't Treason," Graham said from
the closet. "It ain't a treasonous, horrific,
Constitution destroying act of Impeachment,
long as Trump is using Latin in an argument
so clearly does not understand," or some other lies along those
"Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) described the rough transcript of President Trump’s phone call with the president of Ukraine, in which Trump mentioned how much aid the United States hoped to give Ukraine and also how much he wished Ukraine would look into Joe Biden, as a
"nothing (non-quid-pro-quo) burger."
For those who lack his immediate understanding of what is and what is not quid pro quo, here is a handy guide."
UM? BUT? That is completely insane there Lindsey...
"It's come up this week in connection to President Donald Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. According to a White House transcript of the call,
"The quid pro quo is in the President's words," Democratic Rep. John Garamendi of California argued on CNN's "New Day" Friday, telling John Berman that Trump's phone call with Zelensky "makes it very clear."