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Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Beat Bad Team

Tom Brady (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The Top Ten, written from my iPhone…

1. Brady not good with time outs

2. Patriots can’t run or block on kickoffs – just take a knee

3. Just blitz all 11 men on defense – coverage scheme isn’t working

4. Robert Kraft being-shown streak is alive

5. Gostkowski kick was a screwball to tie up the game

6. Josh McDaniels has forgotten about tight ends

7. Bill Belichick had a crazy hood and cut sleeves

8. Defense was so bad that Mark Sanchez looked good (only stops were on Jets drops)

9. Bring back Bethel Johnson for vertical game. (is Stanley Morgan available?)

10. Randomocity:

  • Love uniforms
  • If those were replacement refs, people would be going crazy on inconsistency of interference calls
  • Brandon Spikes is going to the Pro Bowl
  • Why would anyone ever not pass – they should throw 80 passes

About Michael

Lifelong Boston resident who finds equal enjoyment in celebrating the local team's success as I do complaining about their failures. I have been writing the Top Ten for the last decade as well as five sports books: 26 Miles to Boston, Rebound, The President's Team, The Great Book of Boston Sports Lists and NBA List Jam.

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3 comments for “Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Beat Bad Team”

  1. Gronk had 2 TDs… and was huge on game tying FG drive. Seemed involved to me.

    didn’t they get a kickoff return TD???

    Mpc – red zone for tight ends but what about sustaing drives – kick off return doesn’t negate other 100 bad returns

    Posted by tronburger | October 22, 2012, 8:11 am
  2. McCourty took one kickoff return 104 yards for a TD, and then he fumbled one late. Your solution is to never attempt a kickoff return? Which are you, a brainless reactionary or a chronic whiner?

    Mpc – look at pats last 100 kick off returns – risk of fumble and flag isn’t mitigated by one td – I’ve been on this for two yrs

    Posted by Alan | October 22, 2012, 9:14 am
  3. 7 weeks in and although we would like to believe otherwise, this is who they are.

    Posted by Orange Julius | October 22, 2012, 1:00 pm

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