There were no shirtless photos from Bill Belichick’s Barbados decorating your timeline this offseason.
Belichick, the coach of the New England Patriots, was too busy.
When drunk Tom Brady boarded a Vince Lombardi Trophy boat in a tampa, NFL Voldemort Veritic planned his revengeful return. The ego, of course, has ended the greatest dynasty of this generation. To be honest, it was the coach’s miracle, and the quarterback went on together for 20 years. Now, the ego may be turning the Patriots into a competitor again.
Belichick was responsible for rebuilding the Patriots this year after New England’s first defeat season since 2000, spent $ 232 million in free agents.
His 47th year message as an NFL coach was clear: give me a horse, and I win a quarterback with a cheap one.
And while no one should schedule a Super Bowl parade after winning the Jets disaster, Sunday served as a quiet warning to the rest of the NFL that Belichick’s patriots weren’t dead yet. rice field.
New England defenses suffocated Zach Wilson through a 25-6 victory. Once again, Belichick turned a rookie quarterback into a pumpkin. At some point, Wilson, who was second overall in this year’s draft, made four interceptions and four completes, hoping that Jets coach Robert Saleh would hand over the clipboard to free the poor man from misery. Was there.
Obviously, Jets has zero threat to win right away.
Mac Jones vs. Josh Allen is a notable AFC East battle.
The Miami Dolphins (1-1) looked terrible after losing 35-0 at home to Buffalo Bills (1-1) on Sunday. With or without the quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, this is not a dolphin attack and will soon scare someone. I think their first week’s upset at the Patriots was a gift-wrapped fluke.
And yes, AFC East defender Bills blew up Miami, but their franchise quarterback (very wealthy Josh Allen) didn’t look sharp.
But what if the Mac Jones experience in New England is as exciting as a trip to a dentist? He’s clearly not overwhelmed by the speed of the NFL, whether it’s Dad’s body, and that’s all Belichick asks in the roster he’s gathered around the position.
All in all, what we learned most in the second week is that there is absolutely a way for the Patriots to become the Patriots again.
The Patriots were happy to stand on the putt in the 15th overall draft and took a safer quarterback, completing 77.4% of the passes on the five-star roster in Alabama, but the Jets had potential from Brigam. Young bet on Mahomes Wright. Unlike all the other teams that drafted the quarterback in April, Jets didn’t sign any threats or veteran-like things to challenge or support newcomers. This is Wilson’s gig from day one, and on Sunday Wilson saw more ghosts than Samdernold had ever dreamed of.
After Intercept No. 3 — the Patriots cornerback JC Jackson’s weird floater — the Patriots quarterback Jones made an audible sound on the line and connected to Jakobi Meyers 24 yards.
That was the theme. The game acted as a magnifying glass on top of two newcomers with opposite polarities. Wilson wants to play off-script like Aaron Rodgers, the three-time MVP he’s always idolized. His improvisation should at least make another miserable Jets season fun. Wilson barely blinked when the 315-pound Lawrence Guy barreled down in search of a bag on Sunday. He joked. He ran away. He threw incompletely.
This style of play may one day be special.
This style can also be chewed and spit out by the rest of the NFL
Intercept No. 4 was even uglier, as if Devin McCourty in New England was Wilson’s intended target.
Meanwhile, Jones laughed together. The Patriots’ choice in the quarterback did not throw a touchdown or pick when completing 22 of the 30 passes of 186 yards.
It is interesting. This was the quarterback off-season and the team was bending backwards for some special chance. San Francisco has dropped three first rounders for one football game player (Trey Lance) in 2020. Green Bay was perfectly fine with the disgruntled MVP being publicly embarrassed for six months (Rogers). Indianapolis was happy to accept Carson Wentz’s large contract. The LA Rams have unloaded the first two and third Jared Goffs for those who achieved 74-90-1 in their career with zero playoff wins.
Bills handed Allen a six-year, $ 258 million contract.
Bears swung with all the veterans possible before exchanging for Justin Fields.
And this is Belichick. Zigzag again while the rest of the league is zigzag. His defenses are highly compensated and overloaded. Find weaknesses everywhere and do your best. And this crime only gets better.
Brady’s title in Tampa Bay was, of course, wondering who would make more sense to these six New England titles. If this equation leads to a winner, no one will question Belichick again, whether it is 2021 or 2022. And it’s certainly in Belichick’s mind.
The October 3rd Buccaneers-Patriots game, a game between the two GOATs, will not come soon.
Good news, Jets fans! Your new quarterback hasn’t received any advice from Adam Gase.
Carolina Panthers’ Sam Darnold — the new Gasless — was Sunday’s best quarterback, illuminating New Orleans Saints with a refreshing 26-7 victory. The saint’s defense suppressed Aaron Rodgers, the dominant and most valuable player, in the first week. So far, the Panthers seem to have earned the best value for their spending in this off-season quarterback. Darnold shredded a 305-yard saint with a 26-of-38 pass in two touchdowns.
The marriage between Darnold and aggressive coordinator Joe Bredy was perfect.
Darnold isn’t surprised by his athleticism and strength, but it’s finally on display why the team drafted him with something like Allen or Lamar Jackson. He is decisive. He is accurate He rides the rhythm. Brady’s attack is not as complicated in words as Gase’s plan. Therefore, after failing to register 200 yards and two scores in any game last season, Darnold achieved it exactly in half against New Orleans.
With the right coach and the right weapons, Darnold still has realistic shots that will be everything we expected in 2018.
Raiders 26, Steelers 17: Derek Carr was secretly a top 10 quarterback for some time. He appeared ridiculous on Sunday as one of the best defenses in the NFL.When This is Real Henry Rag III, this crime may stay here.
Bears 20, Bengals 17: 9 quarterback hits, 4 sack, 3 intercepts, 1 pick-6.Let’s hope the Bengali haven’t ruined Joe Burrow from that torn ACL
49ers 17, Eagles 11: Jalen Reagor juuust Before pulling with a deep touchdown, I went beyond the range running on his route. San Francisco has recovered to grind the victory.
Browns 31, Texans 21: Baker Mayfield should not try to place anyone after his next interception. After horrifying the locals, he bounced off a shoulder injury on Sunday, finishing 21-19 at 213 yards in a single touchdown.
Rams 27, Colts 24: It wasn’t clean, but it’s also why Sean McVay traded for Matthew Stafford — his ability to come back with two slow scoring drives to win.
Broncos 23, Jaguar 13: Jerry Judy, no problem. This Denver attack hummed with Courtland Sutton (nine receptions at 159 yards) stepping up as the go-to man for Teddy Bridgewater.