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Old 11-30-2015, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Hearing Gronk's injury may not be as serious as it looked.......let's hope that is indeed the case.
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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The bounces went Denver's way tonight, loss of the game doesn't bother me too much.....possible loss of Gronk for the season sure does though.
I went to bed while the game was 14-7 Pats, so needless to say, I woke up surprised to see the final score. What happened to Gronk?
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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Got his leg 'whipped' when the defender tried to tackle him low when he was reaching to make a catch..

Looked very bad. Reports say its nothing serious....

Pats IMO were in control of the game, however @ 21-7, the punt returner for NE muffed a punt and that seemed to change the momentum...
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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The hit on Gronk was unfortunate, not on purpose. Many players talk about emphasis being placed on high, head to head hits now they go lower, and look at all the knee, leg issues this year. Brady mentioned it afterwards and I've heard other players says exactly what Brady said.
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Pats IMO were in control of the game, however @ 21-7, the punt returner for NE muffed a punt and that seemed to change the momentum...
Harpers muffed punt most certainly changed the game.....that can happen when you put guys back there in those situations they are not used to, but they had to put someone back there. Was figuring they would've had Chung back there, but Harper had been returning a few earlier with no mishaps.....until then that is.
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Old 11-30-2015, 09:12 AM
 
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Many officiating calls went against the Pats.

No roughing the kicker call on Pats punt
Offensive holding on Gronk
Defensive holding on Chung
Clock Management confusion at end of regulation

It is already a difficult job to win on the road against a tough opponent. Having to also play against the officials makes it even more difficult.

I am not so much worried about the loss. The bigger concern is the injuries to Gronk and Hightower.
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Old 11-30-2015, 09:48 AM
 
Location: The 719
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I love Patriots press conferences after a loss, especially in the playoffs or after a late season game.

It's always a matter of nation security, conspiracy theories and such.

Usually, you hear something from hoodie and Mr. Brady about how well the other teams played on the other side of the ball. But we heard a lot about ticky tac calls, non-calls, and clock management/mismanagement issues.

I remember hearing about how Wes Welker's pick play against Aqib Talib was the dirtiest play Hoodie had ever seen.

Well my heart bleeds peanut butter for the effort there. The Broncos sure shot themselves in the foot all game long with field position and all of the three-and-outs that lead to bad field position and a few bone headed defensive penalties and having to cover receivers with linebackers etc.

But I'm thankful that Mr. Brady himself would pardon or at least not accuse the Broncos defender for a dirty tackle on Gronk. I truly feel like they were just trying hard to see that he get brought down as soon as possible had he made the catch.

I'd agree the ticky tac calls could have gone the other way, but could argue for them just as well.

Hopefully we meet again. The where will depend on who wins out going forward.

With all of that unfortunate garbage set aside, pretty darned good game, imo.
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Old 11-30-2015, 10:20 AM
 
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I love Patriots press conferences after a loss, especially in the playoffs or after a late season game.

It's always a matter of nation security, conspiracy theories and such.

Usually, you hear something from hoodie and Mr. Brady about how well the other teams played on the other side of the ball. But we heard a lot about ticky tac calls, non-calls, and clock management/mismanagement issues.

I remember hearing about how Wes Welker's pick play against Aqib Talib was the dirtiest play Hoodie had ever seen.

Well my heart bleeds peanut butter for the effort there. The Broncos sure shot themselves in the foot all game long with field position and all of the three-and-outs that lead to bad field position and a few bone headed defensive penalties and having to cover receivers with linebackers etc.

But I'm thankful that Mr. Brady himself would pardon or at least not accuse the Broncos defender for a dirty tackle on Gronk. I truly feel like they were just trying hard to see that he get brought down as soon as possible had he made the catch.

I'd agree the ticky tac calls could have gone the other way, but could argue for them just as well.

Hopefully we meet again. The where will depend on who wins out going forward.

With all of that unfortunate garbage set aside, pretty darned good game, imo.
Here is what Brady had to say about the hit on Gronk:

Brady was asked if he thought the hit on Gronkowski was dirty, and Brady said he doesnít think a player like Broncos safety Darian Stewart has any choice but to go low when trying to make a tackle.

ďI hate to see it, but itís really the only way for defenders to hit now. I bet if you asked a lot of players theyíd probably rather you go high than low. You go low, thatís what happens. I donít think itís dirty, I just think thatís the way football is being played now,Ē Brady said.



That muffed punt really turned the tide of the game.
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Old 11-30-2015, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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With all of that unfortunate garbage set aside, pretty darned good game, imo.
Yes it was, and many on the east coast (like myself) are paying for it because we couldn't turn off the TV (and didn't get much sleep)...lol
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Old 11-30-2015, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Yes it was, and many on the east coast (like myself) are paying for it because we couldn't turn off the TV (and didn't get much sleep)...lol
As a former Virginian/Georgian, I do appreciate the extra hour for night time sporting events in the CST.
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