Every week I make predictions about how things will play out
in the game.I’m a man of integrity and
I always answer for my predictions.It’s
time to pay the piper.
Famous Jameis will throw for over 300 yards:I don’t know what to say about this defense at this point.They honestly look competitive most of the
game.The coverage is there, the pass
rush is there when we need it, and we are generally stopping the run.It’s just 2-3 lapses per game (Thanks
Stephon) that go for a 75 yard tuddy.You can’t win if you are giving away free tuddies like that.It pains me to predict this, but until they
hold ANYONE below 300 yards, I gotta assume it’s going to happen.
Result:319 yards passing…sure didn’t feel like it
though.Winston was and the Tampa Bay
Offense looked waaay off all day.Minus
a few Doug Martin rushes, this looked like a JV offense.Not the explosive attack that was
advertised.Funny what short rest and
better defensive play can do to a team.That being said, 319 is still a lot.
will play and be a difference maker: OK so this isn’t an earth shattering
prediction, but it was unsettling to see him on the injury report.Let’s say he has to have 6 catches and/or a
tuddy for me to be right.
Result:DUDE, WTF!!!!!!It doesn’t get any more wrong than this.I thought with the incentives in his contract
he would play no matter what.I guess he
won’t see that extra $$$$.Just glad we didn’t
need him, and I am always the biggest proponent of having Gronk available when
it REALLY matters.I was still very
Stamina will be an issue:The Pats are
normally the best conditioned team, so I hope it’s not them.Tampa is hot and muggy, Florida is a house of
horrors for a lot of teams.I think the
heat will be an issue of note in this game.
Result:Ok, so this was not immediately apparent on
the TV.But I think it did have at least
some impact.The Pats D looked bad in
the 4th quarter, and if they let Jameis come down the field and
score, we would be looking for something to blame…that’s for damn sure.
crappy defenses, short rest, crappy game.Pats win 38-31
Result: Do I get
credit that it was at least a crappy game??