still need to upgrade Offensive talent. Harry and Wynn helped visibly on the field.
But the bad offensive
play cannot continue this week. They are winning with smarts, grit,
and determination. And of course the best Defense in the NFL. And also
because a Dome team came north into a New England icy rain storm. This
week they are not getting that lucky. They are heading into the perfect
trap in Houston. So far the only thing the D hasn't been able to able was Lamar
Watson is the only guy in the world who has a chance to imitate Jackson's phenomenal play
in the Option. The D is going to need the Pats' Offense to step up in this
game. The Option and Zone read uses the Patriots
Defense's great aggression against them. The question is how much can they change
Houston's Offense in a week?
all that stuff that Lamar did against the Pats at Clemson. "4th and 1 situations, Watson’s had a couple big keepers like he did against New Orleans and scored from about the 20-yard line or so on a zone read and he kept the ball. So, he’s very, very
said. "He’s a very accurate downfield passer. He’s made some great throws on: double-moves, seam routes, post patterns, go routes, things like that.
"And of course, we all know he’s a very athletic guy with the ball in his hands.
So [he's] dangerous. [He] can score from anywhere at any time [like Lamar,
and it] doesn’t take long. It’ll be a big challenge for us for 60
minutes. But even with a few seconds to go, it’s a long way from [home Toto].
Any game’s a long way from being over if he has his hands on the ball."
Pats are going to need some help on Offense in this game, and in the Play Offs.
Brady is getting killed waiting the pocket for guys who don't completely
know the Offense to get open. He is also dealing with two rookies who just
can't understand their complicated Offense yet. And the Play Offs are
coming up fast. AB does understand what Brady wants him to do.
It is tough to win in the Play Offs with Rookies playing such important
roles. "They both have worked really hard at trying to do the things we’re asking them to do. There’s nobody that comes from college and has been doing things the way that we’re asking them to do them right away, I don’t really care what position it is. And so, that position is really no different than the
others," BB said about N'Keal and Jakobi. "You want to train them to create good habits both in releasing, alignment, route running, catching the
football. How to finish different routes versus different techniques in coverage. They’ve seen a lot of different coverages that you don’t always see in college football. They continue to work really hard in practice. Joe [Judge] and Troy [Brown] have done a great job of bringing them along. Tom [Brady] has done a great job of working with them in practice.
"The biggest thing for us is we just continue to try to improve on something. If you keep making progress with young players then that’s all you can ask of them. I know their work ethic and their attitude has been great; they’re very eager to try to do things the way that we want them to do them. They both went out there and made some plays that helped us win. A lot of things that we can do better, a lot of things that we can clean up and those game experiences always contribute to the improvement of a player. There’s nothing you can do to simulate the game. We have a great opportunity this week to try to build off of last week."
But is it enough to win the Magnificent Seventh?
problem is that the obvious solution looks like a trap. The problem with
Antonio Brown is that he is a bringer of chaos. There was a tornado of
chaos swirling through Foxboro for the less than two weeks he was here,
bringing anarchy like nothing we've seen in BB's reign. It is no longer a mystery
why Pittsburgh never won in the Playoffs with him on the team. He is a disruptor.
even Brown noticed his discord in his time in here. "Mr.
Kraft I apologize sincerely to you and your organization! All I wanted to be was an asset to the organization;"
twitted. "Sorry for the bad media and the drama! Thank you sincerely AB."
The Drama... the drama!
just another euphemism to for the turmoil that tossed the Pats Franchise
around like a dingy in a hurricane. So the real questions are: can the
Pats win with Brown's chaos off the field swirling around the team? And
can the Pats win without Brown's talent on the field helping Brady? So
while the Brown solution seems simple and obvious, it is anything
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:
the entire fake "Burisma" story
in his plot to destroy America.
When you hear any (R) saying
ARE WORKING FOR
Russia's new and improved KGB.
you hear FOX FAKE NEWS TRAITORS
and whining about "Burisma" you are listening to treason. You
are listening to fake Americans feeding you Soviet Union KGB "Misinformation!"
THEY KNOW IS ALL
FALSE, and DANGEROUS!
remember when (R)'s used to pretend to love America.
they don't even pretend. And all the Fox Fake News toadies continue to
propagate Russian Anti-Democracy propaganda and goosestep into
line behind Putin's Bitch, Herr Trump, America's New Fuhrer.
of Furher "a ruthless, tyrannical leader."
Sandy, an official at the Office of Management and Budget, testified that
two of his colleagues quit after expressing concerns about President
Trump’s decision to withhold military assistance.
— Two officials at the White House budget office resigned this year
partly because of their concerns about President Trump’s decision to
hold up congressionally approved security assistance to Ukraine, a third
aide at the office told impeachment investigators, revealing dissent
within a key agency about Mr. Trump’s refusal to release the money.
Sandy, an official at the White House Office of Management and Budget,
told the House Intelligence Committee in a private interview this month
that one of the officials “expressed some frustrations about not
understanding the reason for the hold” before resigning in September.
second co-worker, an official in the legal division of the office, also
resigned after offering a “dissenting opinion” about whether it was
legal to hold up the aid, Mr. Sandy testified, according to a transcript
of his testimony released by the committee on Tuesday.
did not identify either official, and it was unclear how senior they were
or how directly their resignations were tied to their concerns over the
withholding of the aid. But Mr. Sandy’s account of their departures —
after weeks of unanswered questions inside the budget office about why Mr.
Trump had directed the funding frozen — underscores the depth of the
pushback inside a key White House agency about a decision many officials
believed was legally questionable and potentially dangerous.
issue is at the core of the impeachment inquiry, which marched forward on
Tuesday as the House Judiciary Committee announced its first hearing next
week and invited Mr. Trump’s legal team to participate. Democrats have
charged that Mr. Trump abused his power to enlist Ukraine in smearing his
political rivals, in part by withholding the nearly $400 million package
of aid the country desperately needed while insisting that its leaders
announce investigations of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and
Trump has insisted he never pressured Ukraine for the investigations or
made the aid contingent upon them, and was instead withholding the money
out of concern for corruption in Ukraine and a desire to have other
countries pay their fair share. And his Republican allies have argued that
the funding’s eventual release proves that Mr. Trump did nothing wrong.
the money was delivered only after a bipartisan outcry by lawmakers and
after the White House became aware of a whistle-blower complaint that
alleged Mr. Trump was using the funding as leverage. Two people familiar
with the matter said on Tuesday thatMr.
Trump had been briefedon that complaint when he
unfroze military aid for the country in September.
diplomats and national security officials have testified that the freeze
generated discord at the State Department, the Defense Department and the
National Security Council, where top officials were worried about the
security implications for Ukraine, as well as the legal implications of
denying money allocated by Congress.
Sandy testified that he was informed that the aid freeze came directly
from Mr. Trump, who he was told began inquiring about the assistance
package on June 19, after seeing a news media report. Mr. Sandy learned of
Mr. Trump’s decision to put a hold on the aid through a July 12 email
from Robert Blair, a top aide to Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House
chief of staff.
email, which Mr. Sandy received nearly a week before other administration
officials have said they learned that the aid had been frozen, indicated
that “the president is directing a hold on military support funding for
Ukraine,” he told impeachment investigators.
an indication of the level of frustration about the situation inside the
budget office, Mr. Sandy said he and others repeatedly asked his superiors
why the security assistance had been frozen, but were never given a
was an open question over the course of late July and pretty much all of
August, as I recall,” Mr. Sandy said.
equivocated when asked whether both his former colleagues resigned because
of their concerns about the aid, making it clear that he drew the
conclusion himself. “I’m always reluctant to speak to someone else’s
motivations,” he cautioned.
never want to attribute that as the, you know, sole purpose for an
individual’s actions, but I am aware of their frustrations in that area,
yes,” he said of the official in the legal office.
Sandy is the only official at the budget office to testify in the
impeachment inquiry. Several others, including Russell T. Vought, the
acting head of the office, have refused to appear.
House Intelligence Committee released the transcript of his Nov. 16
testimony, along with one of an interview by Philip T. Reeker, the
acting assistant secretary of state in charge of European and Eurasian
affairs, as Democrats were pushing forward with the next phase of
their impeachment inquiry.
The House Intelligence Committee released more
transcripts on Tuesday.
on Tuesday, the Judiciary Committee announced it would convene its
first hearing in the matter on Dec. 4, calling a panel of
constitutional scholars to inform the debate over whether to impeach
hearing is similar to one the panel held in 1998, when it began debate
over whether to impeach President Bill Clinton.
Jerrold Nadler, Democrat of New York and the Judiciary Committee
chairman, wrote aletter
to the presidentTuesday afternoon notifying him
of the hearing and offering his lawyers a chance to question the
witnesses. He asked the White House to inform him by Sunday if the
president or his lawyer wants to participate in the initial hearing,
and reminded Mr. Trump that House rules empower him as chairman to
curtail that involvement if “you continue to refuse to make
witnesses and documents available” related to the inquiry.
White House did not immediately respond to the letter or a request for
comment. Mr. Trump’s allies have complained bitterly for weeks that
the president’s legal team did not have a seat at the table during
the Intelligence Committee’s investigation into his actions
involving Ukraine, but they have also sought to avoid any move that
could be seen as giving the inquiry legitimacy.
first Judiciary Committee hearing will probably take place just as the
intelligence panel sends its written report summarizing the findings
of its two-month investigation. In the coming days, Democrats could
schedule another hearing for the Intelligence Committee to formally
present its work to the judiciary panel.
information related to the investigation continued to trickle out. On
Tuesday, Democrats on the House Budget Committee released a summary of
documents from the White House budget office that asserted that
administration officials improperly held up the funds for Ukraine. The
summary said a decision by Michael Duffey, a political appointee in
the office, to take authority over the funds was “a troubling
deviation” from procedures..."