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New England Patriots Have A Quarterback Problem

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New England Patriots Have A Quarterback Problem, Time To Look For A Real Brady Replacement

For the first time in a decade the New England patriots have a quarterback problem.

Tom Brady is getting closer to retirement age and it is about time that the New England Patriots start thinking of a future replacement.

Yes they  have Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett but they are not Tom Brady, not even close. Brissett was serviceable as a rookie when Garoppolo hurt his shoulder, but again he is not Brady.

I feel they need more time under Brady’s wing and who else but Brady to teach these young quarterbacks coming into the league?

Brady is the best quarterback to ever play the game, despite what others say they have potential to be great they just need more time to develop their true skills and become great players.

But this wont happen overnight this will take time. But when it does happen, teams around the NFL will have to watch out becasue New England will continue to be a threat.

The Patriots have the very real possibility of continuing their run of dominance and scare the living hell out of every other team in the entire league. New England will continue to be the most hated team in Football, and that is Ok as long as the outcome continues to be winning football teams.

Other teams in the NFL lack the mental toughness and discipline needed to win multiple Super Bowl titles. With Brady’s time coming to a close sooner rather than later, having Bill Belichick around makes the Patriots dangerous.

Belichick doesn’t take anything from any player and no one is above his rules. He expects his quarterbacks to be mentally tough and battle it out through thick and thin.

If you fail to follow his rules?

Good luck in Cleveland (Jamie Collins).

Follow his rules?

And you define the Patriot Way (Julian Edelman).

Belichick and Brady go together like peanut butter and jelly, but it is time to find a new quarterback.

 

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How Can We Make Baseball Watchable Again

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How To Make the Game Of Baseball More Entertaining

Over the years baseball has been a sport that is getting longer and longer. This is why I do not watch baseball anymore. I will watch if I am with a friend.I have watched the Red Sox 5 times. Now people might think this means that I know nothing about the sport, and should not say how to fix it. In the past, I would watch almost every game of the season from beginning to end.

I have watched the Red Sox, maybe  5 times this season. Now people might think this means that I know nothing about the sport, and should not say how to fix it. In the past, I would watch almost every game of the season from beginning to end.

Then the sport seemed to change, or maybe I changed, but I lost interest in baseball, mainly due to the pace of play. Just This year the Red Sox have played a few games that reached the four-hour mark. That is same time it takes to play a round of 18 walking the course. Then in the past couple of weeks, I have been watching the Little League World Series and I have loved every minute of it. These kids play ball like it should be played.

Then in the past couple of weeks, I have been watching the Little League World Series and I have loved every minute of it. These kids play ball like it should be played.

These games seem to go by really fast, then it hit me the kids only play 6 innings. This got me thinking what if the MLB shortens the number of innings in a game. Maybe not down to six but even one inning could save 1 hour of play on the high end.  I understand that the 6 innings is to protect the pitcher’s arms from injury and the kids themselves. Now the pitchers themselves have a pitch limit. The kids can only throw 85 pitches in a game, if they reach that mark mid count then they finish with that

Now the pitchers themselves have a pitch limit. The kids can only throw 85 pitches in a game, if they reach that mark mid count then they finish with that batter and have to be replaced, no buts. Then after the kid is not allowed to pitch for another 5 days again no buts. This is to prevent injury.

What if the MLB does something likes this and makes the game of baseball even more about strategy. Say all starting pitchers can only throw 90-95 pitches. If the pitcher gets shelled and only lasts three innings then too bad. Then other the other side he could pitch the whole game. Yes, this could hurt the bullpen guys like 8th inning guys and so on. This would also eliminate those guys and get rid of the bring one pitcher in for one batter potentially due to the shorter game.

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Connelly’s Top 10

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Connelly’s Top 10: Red Sox Looking Up

1. Red Sox

* Love the game time 2:36

* I guess it is almost time to start giving Dombroski his due – Sale, Pomerantz, Kimbrel, Nunez, Young, Moreland

* The ball Bradley hit Friday twenty rows deep over the bullpen – tells me that the ball is more than wound tight something has allowed the flight of the ball to go farther

* Sox on pace for 91 wins

* I get pumped up when Vazquez pumps his fist

* Sale, Price, Rodriguez, Pomeranz = 14 losses / Porcello = 14 losses

2. Patriot QB’s with winning record

* Brady 183-52

* Grogan 75-60

* Bledsoe 63-60

* Parilli 44-32

* Eason 28-21

* Cassel 10-5

* Flutie 8-5

3. MLB not going to have a pitcher win 20 – Only Clayton Kershaw is on a pace for 20 wins – but he is hurt

4. Kimbrel on pace for 39 saves which would be 6th in Boston history

* Gordon 46

* Lowe – 40

* Papelbon – 41

* Reardon – 40

* Urbina – 40

5. In 1970-1971 – John Havlicek averaged 45.4 minutes out of 48 minutes a game

6. Ray Bourque had more power play goals for the Bruins than Phil Esposito – 164 – 153

7. Amazing Stats – Steve Grogan threw 208 interceptions compared to Brady’s 152 – how do their attempts match up – Brady 8,224 / Grogan 3,593

8. Old School – In 1966, brothers Felipe and Matty Alou were one / two in baseball in hitting – .342 / .327 (side note – the brothers along with Jesus combined for 5,094 hits)

9. Just a Little Bit Outside – I can’t think of David Price mouthing off to Eck and not wish Will McDonough was there – September 9, 1979 –

* Raymond Clayborn started elbowing reporters who were near his locker

* Yelled at McDonough to move or he would bury him

* McDonough promised him “you’re not going to bury me”

* Grabbed McDonough ripping his shirt and then scratched the reporter’s eye

* McDonough then laid out Clayborn into his locker

* Clayborn was fined $2,000 by the NFL to add insult to injury

10. Randomosity

* Four weeks from Labor Day

* Panda was booed in his return to San Fran

* London Bridge was the finish line for the World Championship marathon this weekend – just weeks after terrorists murdered innocent people

* Washington National’s announcers – home run call straight from Ralph Kramden- “Bang – Zoom”

* Bad stretch for NESN – Eckersley verbally accosted, Steve Lyons involved in domestic abuse charges, ratings are plummeting, their sideline reporter got a concussion

* I’m so sick of Kapernick – why not Tebow – Miami chose Cutler over him – ugh – swim with losers you are a loser

* Hats off to the bike riders this weekend!

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Connelly Top 10: Devers, Ted Cox Reincarnated

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Connelly Top 10 – Rafael DeversTed Cox Reincarnated

  1. Red Sox
  • Porcello should be fined for walking a lead off hitter after the Red Sox gave him a 6-2 lead
  • Devers home run looked like a fly ball to left and it left the park
  • White Sox look like a double A team
  • Your basic 3:26 game – or seven Seinfeld’s
  • Mookie Betts started the season on a streak of not striking out in 29 straight games / in his last 28 games he has struck out in 15 of them
  • I think (Xander) Bogaerts is getting to fewer balls – move him to third – (Rafael) Devers to first – go get (Jose) Iglesias

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  1. Astro Jose Altuve
  • Finished July hitting .485 (48-99)
  • Multi hit games so far this year…………20 – two hit games / 15 – three hit games / 4 – four hit games
  • Ted Williams in 1941 when he hit .406 – 30 two hit games / 12 three hit games / 4 – four hit games
  1. Boston College has had 227 players play in the NFL
  1. In 1964 – Notre Dame beat Navy 40-0 – the coaches in that game Ara Parseghian of the Irish and Wayne Hardin of Navy both had Hall of Fame career and both died in the last month at 94 and 91 years of age respectively
  2. Neymar leaving the shadow of (Christiano) Ronaldo at Real Madrid is the same as Kyrie Irving leaving Cleveland to get away from Lebron (James).

       6. Devers vs Sandoval:

  • (Pablo) Sandoval…….32 games / 21 hits – 99 at bats (.212) / 4 HR / 12 RBI
  • Devers……….8 games / 13 hits – 32 at bats (.406) / 3 HR / 6 RBI
  1. Amazing Stat – In 1977, 37-year-old Yaz was 11 out of 12 stealing bases
  2. Old School – In honor of Rafael Devers fast start – how about rookie Ted Cox start in 1977:
  1. Just a Little Bit Outside – Fast and Furious franchise has grossed $1,516,556,816 – that’s billion everyone
  2. Randomosity
  • Pete Rose statutory rape discussion has to be like finding out about Santa for Cincinnati fans
  • In the same month – Sports Illustrated has a cover of fashion and ESPN has a cover of naked athletes
  • In 1975 World Series year – Red Sox averaged 21,000 fans a night
  • Are pickles under-rated?
  • Did not realize that the old guy in the hut in Young Frankenstein was Gene Hackman
  • Can’t drink Corona out of a can

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