a blog by La Kifo
Hey idiots! Most of what I said before the game yesterday came to fruition. This blog is for all the heathens whom picked against the Patriots and Darth Bill.
I don't want to hype myself up, I should let the predictions speak for itself, and I will but not today. The Patriots disemboweled the Texans in prime time Thursday Night Football. It was almost an embarrassing display of inferior football in every aspect imaginable. Special teams played huge (like I said they would), LeGarrette Blount trashed the best defensive player in the league and his defense (like I said he would), the offensive line was brilliant in pass protection and run blocking, the defensive unit played to their potential and not only that, they played until the final whistle. This was as good a team victory as the Patriots have ever had, (I would put this game higher than the 59-0 thrashing of the Titans back in 2009). The Texans are not a bad team, but they still have a ways to go if they want to challenge the Patriots in the conference.
The only thing I have to discuss from this win is the play of Brissett. Now it may look like I'm covering my ass and that's because I kind of am but my point should still be able to stand. Brissett didn't show us much, but the things he did show us were very impressive. He showed the Patriots faithful his rocket arm. I don't know how many people noticed, but Brissett can and was gunning the ball last night. He has unbelievable arm strength, if he can develop touch and timing then there are all the fundamental physical tools you need for a top 10 quarterback. I say that because Brissett is accurate, and I can tell that because he completed 10-14 officially on throws under 10 yards. One of those 4 in-completions was Brissett throwing an 200 MPH fastball to a receiver 8 yards down the field. For throws of over 10 yards he was officially 1-3. He threw the ball, in the air, over ten 10 yards 4 times. Once there was pass interference on the defense, another was a receiver drop, and the third was an overthrow of an open receiver. All he was missing last night was some touch, an off speed pitch.
Now I'm pretty sold on one thing last night and that's Bill Belichick. I'm not ready to take back my take on Brissett, because he played a heavily choreographed game. While he did some great agility, and open field running ability, I can't crown him for one juke move. Don't get me wrong, the 27 yard touchdown run after the false start, which was after the Texans kick return fumble was impressive but the most impressive thing about it was the play design. Yes Brissett gained points for using the sideline to his advantage instead of using it as his lifeline, but still that one defender was the only guy who came close to Brissett on that play. You could say there was another defender at the goalline, but he really wasn't there since he got cancelled out of the play by Julian Edelman and his terrific downfield blocking. What I will do in regards to Brissett is admit I was mostly wrong when it came to my evaluation. Obviously, I don't have the resources others like coaches and scouts in the NFL do, but that doesn't excuse myself from admitting a mistake. Jacoby Brissetts talent is not comparable to a steaming pile of dog shit. He actually might be one of the better quarterbacks to come out of the 2016 draft. He could be the future of this franchise. He could be any and all of those things, but we won't know any of that from one game.
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