Greetings everyone, I am live from the Gillette Stadium press box where the Packers and Patriots are going through warmups as we speak.
I would not be surprised if they make a claim for him, but my guess is someone with greater waiver priority will also. The thing I don't know is how his health is, whether he can still play and if he fits what Pettine does. One reason they would not claim him is to avoid paying his high salary. If he clears, they could consider signing him.
And Julio Jones threw him away on a tackle late in the game.
MSV and ESB. Those are your two guys who have to step up in the pass game. In the run game, I expect Aaron Jones to get a lot of touches. No, really, I do.
I think I saw what you saw.
That's the big question that will be answered at game time. If I had to guess, Pettine will try to play a lot of DBs and make sure White doesn't get a lot of yards after the catch. The other possibility is blitz a lot and make him block. But I think it will be the former.
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It's going to allow Pettine to play more man-to-man because he doesn't have to worry about Gronk running down the field against one guy. He should be able to blitz more. The Patriots are just a better team with Michel.
Chilly, but clear. Rain is coming, but I don't think it will arrive here before the game is over.
No. You have to give him some different looks. Also, when you say blitz, there's another side of it. You need to line lots of guys up who might blitz and then pull some out. You end up rushing four, but it has a definite impact. Pettine has had some success doing that against Brady.
I doubt he would have been used that way. Doesn't seem like the Packers are that creative on special teams and they never like the ball in anyone's hands but Rodgers'.
Probably nickel back. He may play ahead of Josh Jackson. I expect to see him in the slot some.
Not as big a break as Michel. Gronk has been banged up and hasn't scored since Week 1. He's still a threat and you don't have to double him now, but Michel to me is more critical.
There's a few. This is not LA, however.
They're not always. Last year, they were ranked pretty good. We'll see where they finish.
Good question. I do believe that Gutekunst's background might make him approach things differently. His dad was a coach and he knows how important it is to win now.