At first, it comes across as another dismissive, don’t-feel-like-feeding-in answer from the coach with an infamous reputation for such responses, even if 20 players on New England’s 53-man roster weren’t with the organization for the most recent title run. The film tells me at least part of the reason for the Bills’ disparate performances in their last two games was much less aggressive play calling from Ryan against New England.
The next time the single high safety actually helps to break up a pass against the Patriots will be the first time this season. But Brady, in passing for a whopping 466 yards against Buffalo, broke a 54-year-old franchise record for the most passing yards ever given up by a Bills team.
Or are they the team that let Tom Brady throw for the most yards in franchise history while collecting penalties as if they were rare coins. With Tom Brady out for revenge, and with no signs him stopping (albeit Goodell laments over this), one side of this season’s Super Bowl match is all but determined. The tweet has since been deleted.
Belichick also said Gronkowski rates among the best blocking tight ends, he’s seen in 41 years of coaching, next to former Giant Mark Bavaro.
While Gronkowski didn’t speak to the media, there were plenty of others willing to talk about him. To get to 12-4 a year ago, the New England Patriots had to go through a brutal regular season stretch that included the Broncos, Colts, Lions, Packers and Chargers. If the Patriots use Fletcher, Blake Bortles needs to target him every time. He has played at such a high level and has been so consistent.
I’m a Rex Ryan fan and I am pulling for the guy to do well in Buffalo, but the fact remains that he wussed out Sunday against Brady and the Patriots. In two games this season, Taylor has thrown for 437 yards on 75.5-percent completions with four touchdowns and three interceptions. But on Sunday against the Bills, after current starting running back Dion Lewis lost a fumble in Buffalo territory, he was back in the New England backfield on the very next possession. His mental concentration and focus to be well and do well and improve are very, very good. On the drive after that, Brady looked left, spotted Lewis and lofted a pass into the air that resulted in a 40-yard gain.
“He’s gained the confidence of everybody through his work ethic in practice, training camp, what he’s done in all these games”, said Brady. “I knows he’s fumbled, but running backs fumble. You’ve got to be able to run many different kinds of routes in order to get open many times in a row”.
They see someone who’s not only one of the best players in the NFL – not just at his position, but in the league – and one of the team leaders. “That’s all I am anxious about, and that’s all we are anxious about as an offense, is how do we execute and put up points on their defense”. I have respect for how he prepares for the game, how hard he works, and him, and him as a player. He now works for Examiner.com where he serves as the Senior Manager of Content and Media Access.