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NFL Sunday: The Pats Have Been Bitten By the Injury Bug, but They May be Getting Some Help Back

Oct 6, 2013|

The boys chat about the injury updates - Gronk out again, Amendola may actually play despite the wet field and of Wilfork is done for the year. Now apparently we can add Steven Ridley to the list - will Bolden be ok today? The guys also discuss the Jets sweeping in to pick up Zach Sudfeld.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

We're gonna have to you know there's big shoes to fill literally and figuratively. Because he's such a unique -- player and person. We got it through what they're trying to win game. Quarterback Tom Brady talking about the departure from the lineup of Vince Wilfork on fortunately with a Achilles tendon injuries hardy had surgery obviously his season is done. Let me ask you a couple of questions here you just -- -- -- -- during the flash a piece of news from Ian -- of the NFL network earlier. In which Rappaport said that Danny Amendola is quote unquote good to go. I source tells Rappaport -- these quote unquote good to go for ago -- today's game now we already know that Rob Gronkowski is not good to go to need make trips so. Obviously not a possibility. They did sign a wide receiver this week Austin Collie. Despite the concussion history issues that he sat in the past him in the issues. And the -- issue -- -- about Russia right now let me also point out Tia and at the risk of playing Pete -- here on channel seven. It's pouring rain in Cincinnati today and it's not expected to be any different when they -- game time 1 o'clock. Makes me a little nervous about putting in Yemen to hole out there. Given the fact that he's trying to come back all of them a groin problem. Valid concern and. Yes you know guys who is pursuing a talk about the situation in do you do you injury situation that payment those trees. Over the course for four and I would think there would be a serious consideration I think he's going to be one of those guys. Who were all gonna be looking at in Prejean in terms of warm ups and how he looks and how he moves. I think even without the rain I think he would be literally game time decision. Diet and when it's wet like this year -- -- to -- under -- of the -- the where you get outside your base that's when the growing becomes a little more in danger so you generally have them and we we exercise -- in buffalo wasn't because of weather before a slick field every almost -- all over the place and we -- we report back for a Victor -- mean we dear somebody's among a solo show we're talking about how how. How are you off currency rookies have problems of that because you don't realize after he tested the surface or free games you can't put your foot a foot out beyond -- base -- -- out. You kick you can't make a right hand culture here outside cut you have to plan on the outside of keep -- need to. Got a -- that but the -- we bring about the bill's point with Danny Amendola I think it's probably one where he's gonna have to play -- -- cautiously he's gonna he's got a pretty amateurs Peter underneath them it is you know we don't want an aggravation honestly it's going to be interesting too because in the days leading up to this scheme and we've talked. About this in the past on this show about smoke screens at about putting guys out on the practice field you know when. Maybe -- we knew we were gonna play but maybe just to Roma or just the kind of confused we have a team a little bit. You look at the way things are broken down this week for the patriots gronkowski up until yesterday. Was a question mark -- is a question mark. Ridley was -- would really was downgraded -- out on Friday but you you know you don't know about the situation Brandon Bolden and his -- -- and if you over the course or shall all of these skill position guys. Really over the last week or so most of which exceptionally Julian out of an open question. -- let me ask you another question and at the risk of you know being told that I'm -- -- here because after all both the patriots side. And Rob Gronkowski -- told us there's nothing to see here Jonathan Kraft said last week on their radio pregame show no issues here. Rob Gronkowski just weeks had no issues here so both sides have said there's nothing to see here. Fact of the matter is. When we thought there was something to see here a week or so ago we were basically told. That he's not gonna play till at least weeks six or or after weeks six while he's not gonna play through week five busy though. In -- there's some. Than going on here -- -- -- -- -- luxury especially if you always sure it's good to have you sort of like this is this is a situation where you win -- -- -- -- this after the the winning game you know you you stay undefeated in you cross another day off the calendar until Gradkowski comes back so is it really is the best possible scenario and in both. I will say this it's it's kind of a double edged sword because people were talking about. Well just put Mathieu Pete Williams you couldn't put Monty because doesn't -- track exactly and -- so you wanted to get him out there. The handicap is or essentially playing with a 52 roster for. 56 week which if you look at all the other teams all the other teams maybe half of morally to play with a third quarter -- they do every week so I think this was a luxury situation on the event that it you know. Three weeks ago you got three backs down you've ever redeem in real Lian. Leon Sullivan Hampshire well okay we start getting to a were carrying not enough skill position by the way also cuts accent felt this way yeah what which again is sort of another. Point layered service they were hoping to give -- the practice squad -- -- -- really -- its it was no surprise when I caught him I thought all while grants okay this week that was you know what that makes a lot of sense I thought the same thing you know Tom when we can ask him to get money and Tom had the same thing where it's like. Okay when you know you you leave yourself a little bit thin but maybe that this is the -- maybe that's an indication that the -- Years might might read on this is that the risk was doing with Thursday not Friday had they done that on Friday I don't think they would get the waiver claimant. -- because it's Thursday have a chance to bring imminent violence potentially could -- Austin Collie that had to get beat so. This is not we don't like Sox thought subtle but talk to some of the guys out there yet they were really high on this guy -- like -- -- there was the fact that he division got a bad ball on on announce that it has nothing to do with it. Their feelings on women not change she still -- developmental discuss going to be some kind of role. I watched back film on this -- -- agility is struggle owners are reasonably want his rupture down it's not and I think what changes is the people understand. The the jump from the pre season to the regular season -- something we often make a big deal if it's something. What it's not like having a ton of success then it is somehow doesn't carry over choice but what's different is you may not be the one target. They're evaluating the crap out of you and -- pre season -- dropping back you may be the first or second -- of rock producer ever gonna keep you. When he in the regular season you settle into game planning and they make a decision disguised going to be apart. He has a hamstring injury in his second week and you kind of fell off the table the -- he struggled with was was run blocking his running block progression yet a couple of bad weeks without. And they started going to more two tight and sets for books like in the apps to grow up we need more help out there and if you're not a big help in that regard. Mulligan was the better option he's a pretty good griner does a good job -- nicely you know really mean for what they've asked him to do to -- -- who -- -- in the sense where you -- you -- could be huge option in -- the passing game but you know she's a -- German and he -- is linked. Well and I think what I think what changed your two and we wish -- rather I think context remembered James double wrapped -- James was cut to. -- that they did these one of these Thursday transactions as well and brought him back. And he was exposed in could've easily been claimed by some Wilson have been here so while there down on James -- not so much it's just took. It's sort of like though the Ballard situation they took a gamble put a guy down the time of the week and someone elsewhere grabbed him especially when you know that the type of situation you're not great. This guy develops I think he could be one you'll you'll really wish you had gotten back but the thing I always look at the final -- you really struggling you know to the speed of the game somehow affect the look to the top of the routes is the guy he's guarding him covering a mop and exactly -- separation. He's only -- nine reps again. And he was culminated situations were to tell us Tom drop back there wasn't even the first sector through part of his progression. You can't control that doesn't mean it wasn't playing well but it doesn't look like the signal we don't feel like we're gonna portion of the pro -- game I am looking elsewhere right now. I'm waiting for him tibia named captain a couple of weeks now how how. Is that what was that was -- -- analytic support Arnold having to solve this paragraph so it's it's it's going to be fun to watch the guy I. It was it was sad to see him big because he was a really nice guy and well liked exactly really liked. You know not just by the media but the guys in the locker -- he was of -- good guy to have around in their really wished he could -- him and -- just a story I think he's there some legit talent there. Somebody's got to tap into -- provided it's used I think it's so it's important that lost them. So all we gonna see a lot of an offensive lineman filling the tight end spot this week. Well I think -- be twelve week I think your embassy a lot of too tight in am potentially fullback which is actually technically 222 backs two tight -- because Mulligan and whoo man reverse some moral and other. You can use that as your big side and and still keep the pullback in the backfield to almost like an additional. I really don't like -- -- older author I think it's a waste because what often happens is. They don't have the combination lock on the big in front of them and you'd much rather have sold or Dublin with Logan on Geno Atkins as opposed to bump after the tight end. Jumping to the second -- -- you linebackers a waste of huge body you'd rather get the movement in the jump the second level I don't think you really gain so much in the spot. Man does a pretty good job doesn't give a movement either I really like it wanted to gimmicky or not gore is this -- those weeks where and we -- and his belated but is this going to be one of those weeks where it's Libya would permit to the -- because -- that front seven. Well I I did this -- necessary. Nor the sweep of things are those kind of cool from watching film was. The way they'd learn throughout the course of the game snap count it's tough when you're one of -- a.'s defense. It's tough when you go in to say antsy because it's a hostile environment and it's not Seattle but there is some are some decent amount I'm always there in their. Bigger role in -- they do a decent job that you watched several guys -- one of them James Harrison's another the -- time -- They learn that you never see them do it in the first quarter later in the second they pick it up and you start -- -- Troy Polamalu thing where they're coming from or guessing and jump on the snap count. If Tom can screw with the count it all you often hear -- -- TV copy ruckus -- here to -- Jack. You know about audible time it's -- not always just all of mobile place sometimes audible snap count he'll help introduce our count. Introduce quick count introduce ways so that they can't be just running time that we did this when I was in Europe we came down here and we had a -- Tom where he was always snapping the ball a certain it's time with him the play clock. And you you can't get into that now will be played against second time of year you didn't do it but. It you'd if you start to settle in where the ball's always coming at the same time he's the kind of guys that jump across the line that you Indies at this defense is relief. A negative play defense the trying to get the minus for the minus five. That's really I've guys say that for next hour yeah. A thud -- of the shall we -- the field where it's -- it and a lot of the -- Patriots offense against the Cincinnati defense. Because I'm just wondering about mobile arsenal of weapons here available debris to name as as we've talked about there -- five teams as we sit here today. Who were four and don't think that's ever happened. On the eve at five teams win their first four games in NFL history I think I read this week that's a first. Now. Sit too well I think in the city's gonna stay undefeated for very long Denver probably gonna stay undefeated for awhile. I don't the patriots are gonna stay undefeated all that long Seattle probably on the one and probably won't. Fact of the matter is you've got that group of teens at the top here. And then you've got a pretty big drop off I mean just as a for instance the NFC east. -- The giants -- -- and four and yet depending what happens here today they can be game out of first place in the NFC. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- He's really honest probably didn't do it looked like they'd snuck to where they are right now given I had a texture on the AT&T -- I'm brought a great point. He says or -- A -- last February. If somebody told you the pats would be for an all without Rob Gronkowski Wes Welker Vince Wilfork. And Aaron Hernandez if somebody told you that last February you'd have been drug testing unit and asked behind the screen MP and a -- I mean think about where they are and how they've gotten there I made the point last week as those watching the game this might be the best coaching job this staffs ever done. I I love that you bring up point -- because we were talking about some new personnel. Improvements or whatever that the of the big new player on the defense. Not to show of course the level it -- but there's there's been other shows a station I was stationed in other people's calls all throughout the course of last year. Bashing Matt Patricia. Bashing Josh Boyer -- these clowns Burgess Burgess coach Belichick -- they can't stand up to them they're not looking out the development of this guy's ball ball block. You'll look at best secondary in the job reporters -- those guys. Pretty impressive I mean because corporate going to mention it Talib has not -- slowly whisper no word on here and other Vincent personnel moves though that I think -- -- to their advantage I think it's really not not so much and we get into the -- -- not to which the acquisition of Talib -- itself but. They're bringing in to leave in moving guys to positions of strength as opposed to where they were before the future I'll just make you more of the case for a -- -- the coach -- of them of actual development dividend to play well from the scheme didn't play together because a -- at a high level. Cumulatively it's not about any one guy and I think if you break the tape down and turn off the -- America asset becomes apparent it's it's not one dude. But the development of a group I think overall army bit hitting on Steve Gregory. Good -- is not the same -- he was in September of last year he's really Kabul that's good thing he was did you -- it exactly he's played really well it is Julio Jones for a lot of last week's game that's huge matchup. Tolerate him I might you have the toughest out of anyone last week because he was the one -- was -- -- the other two guys she was alone on Henry. So the the job the packer has done bringing this -- report together I think is really universal point and you know -- -- can never recorded as he didn't do. Like either don't get that rationale that somehow being an understudy to bill for seven -- -- years is somehow less valuable and if you have been -- in C State's defense supported you learn more fair we felt better about your ability to -- -- -- -- -- I think there's hope her understudy. And if you have to have been there to know that this notion that they don't question them that they don't challenge bill. Not -- -- the personalities dudes I know map in particular Josh as well but. There's a lot of it going. And and they've -- you just have to have your act together if you -- yeah exactly but doesn't suffer fools but but you'd challenge them and and make your point make -- case he's willing to listen -- I think defensively to -- it's -- has had there -- personal -- -- -- that are really good -- the draft last year -- there and -- to -- guys -- -- to -- -- -- -- take quick break we'll get back -- more in just a couple of minutes stop the -- will look at the Patriots offense against the Bengals defense on NFL Sunday. Present at Michael plants key insurance he would a five star agency can do for you -- the Lansky dot com.

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