Jimmy Garoppolo passes a test against the Bears

AP

Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo wasn’t expecting to start on Thursday night against the Bears, but when Tom Brady cut his thumb just before kickoff, Garoppolo moved into the starting lineup.

“I found out literally right before the game. It was pretty sudden,” Garoppolo said.

Despite the suddenness of his promotion to the No. 1 quarterback, he played well: Garoppolo completed 16 of 21 passes for 181 yards, with a touchdown, no turnovers and no sacks.

“I think we got in a nice rhythm offensively,” Garoppolo said. “Some stuff came up, I got tossed in there, and it was a good test. Coach always preaches you never know when you’re going in there, you never know when your number is going to be called, and you’ve got to be ready for it.”

Preseason stats don’t mean much, but Garoppolo currently leads the league in passing yards for the preseason. He’s playing well, which the Patriots need him to continue to do while Brady sits at home for the first four weeks of the season.

137 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo passes a test against the Bears

  1. I think we all have seen enough of Garoppolo to say there will be a significant drop in QB play when Brady retires. Not surprising because Brady has carried that team for 15 years and is arguably one of the best to play the game. Enjoy him while you have him Pats fans.

    Signed a Dolphins fan.

  2. .
    Garopollo finds himself in a position that most pro athletes would die for. He’s got four full games to show his talents on the big stage, directing the most potent offense in the NFL. If he performs capably and proves he’s a quality QB, then he will command top free agent dollars at the end of the season.

    Kirk Cousins is getting 19 million. You do the math.
    .

  3. Very nice game for JG. That really is GREAT news for the 4 time World Champion Patriots. 🙂

    The 4 time Workd Champion Patriots will be just fine the first 4 weeks. 🙂

  4. tdubdizzle says:
    Aug 19, 2016 7:13 AM
    Preseason….

    The Lions went 4-0 in the preseason the year they went 0-16.

    That is the Lions and this is the 4 time World Champion Patriots, winners of more Super Bowls in the last 25 years than NFL team, winners of more games this century that any NFL team, home of the greatest quarterback, greatest coach, greatest fan base as proven by a recent study, the paragon of excellence in the modern NFL, and if we are being completely honest, the paragon of excellence in any sport at any time.

    Please do not stain the great name of the 4 time World Champion Patriots by mentioning some inferior team in the same sentence with it.

    🙂

  5. Pats fans deserve to be trolled in perpetuity. First for making a phony cheating website trying to smear every team in the NFL, and secondly for trying to sue the NFL for lost draft picks. Better get used to being the butt of the joke, NE. You brought this upon yourselves.

  6. iammrbinky says:
    Aug 19, 2016 7:03 AM

    #1 i guarantee ur a patriots fan posing as a fins fan lol. #2 you could not be further from the truth. That offense runs like a High School offense- all short screens and slants. Matt Cassell won 11 games in that offense! Any starting qb in the league can get u 12 wins in that offense and id say half the back ups could get 11 wins. The reason brady is healthy is b/c he’s never had to use his arm (except that ONE season with Moss), and he takes 2-3 step drops only so he rarely gets hit. Garoppolo could win 11 games for this offense- so u think brady is ‘arguable one of the best to play the game’ b/c he can get you 1-2 more wins than ppl like jimmy or ppl like matt cassell???? Wow ur nuts. When Peyton went down his team won 3 games, when Brady went down his team won 11- thats all u need to know about who did more for their team.

  7. LyinRogerMustGo says:
    Aug 19, 2016 7:23 AM

    Pretty sure your patriots stained themselves by cheating for the last 15 yrs. Spygate from 01-07 then deflategate from 07-14. We dont need to tarnish anything, bill, kraft and brady already did that :-). You calling the patriots innocent is like Aaron Hernandez’ mom saying he is innocent, its cute and all b/c ur on their side, but evidence, investigations and judges (ya know- the important things) found the patriots guilty. In cold weather wethout deflated balls brady went 2 and 4. Shocker, losing 4 of 6 cold weather games without the ability to cheat. (dome games or warm weather games arent as big of a factor b/c the ball doesnt get rock hard in warm weather- i know boston brains arent the brightest so i figured id spell that out for ya kid)

  8. That is the Lions and this is the 4 time World Champion Patriots, winners of more Super Bowls in the last 25 years than NFL team, winners of more games this century that any NFL team, home of the greatest quarterback, greatest coach, greatest fan base as proven by a recent study, the paragon of excellence in the modern NFL, and if we are being completely honest, the paragon of excellence in any sport at any time.

    Please do not stain the great name of the 4 time World Champion Patriots by mentioning some inferior team in the same sentence with it.

    ——
    Most of us are here every day. You incessantly post the same thing over and over. Don’t you think it gets a little boring to read the same stupid things every day? You’re like Rainman, only not as charming.

  9. Haha comparing the Lions to the Pats…I love to see jealous and delusion football fans attack a successful team – I guess that’s what many of us did when the Yankees owned the MLB for years…

  10. That offense runs like a High School offense- all short screens and slants. Matt Cassell won 11 games in that offense! Any starting qb in the league can get u 12 wins in that offense and id say half the back ups could get 11 wins.

    People like you are so dumb. If it was THAT easy to win 11/12 games every season why are all 32 teams in the NFL not playing that way?

    You know NOTHING about football…absolutely nothing!

    Jimmy G has played OK in preseason but before I get excited I want to see him in real action with a real game on the line. Following Brady is a tough act time will tell if Jimmy will be that guy.

  11. footballfanatic says:
    Aug 19, 2016 7:47 AM
    ________________________
    You do realize the ball deflates in cold weather and inflates in warmer weather, right? Or do I need to spell that out for you??

  12. When Peyton went down his team won 3 games, when Brady went down his team won 11- thats all u need to know about who did more for their team.


    Brock Osweiler says hello. 🙂

    #Oops
    #Oh
    #GuessYouForgotAboutThatOne
    #UGotOwnedBoy
    #TeeHee

  13. Most of us are here every day. You incessantly post the same thing over and over. Don’t you think it gets a little boring to read the same stupid things every day? You’re like Rainman, only not as charming.


    Tee hee 🙂

    U mad boy?

  14. i wouldn’t be the least surprized if this sissor accident never hhappened, and Brady was not even in the building. Just BB way of demonstratng to Grapp that anything can happen and to be ready.

    nothing to see here, Grapp will fine, Brady and the Patriots will be fine,

  15. iammrbinky says:
    Aug 19, 2016 7:03 AM

    #1 i guarantee ur a patriots fan posing as a fins fan lol. #2 you could not be further from the truth. That offense runs like a High School offense- all short screens and slants. Matt Cassell won 11 games in that offense! Any starting qb in the league can get u 12 wins in that offense and id say half the back ups could get 11 wins. The reason brady is healthy is b/c he’s never had to use his arm (except that ONE season with Moss), and he takes 2-3 step drops only so he rarely gets hit. Garoppolo could win 11 games for this offense- so u think brady is ‘arguable one of the best to play the game’ b/c he can get you 1-2 more wins than ppl like jimmy or ppl like matt cassell???? Wow ur nuts. When Peyton went down his team won 3 games, when Brady went down his team won 11- thats all u need to know about who did more for their team.

    Stupid comment of the day award (so far)

    Tell us genius if it’s just a “high school offense” then why do professional NFL players have such a hard time stopping it.

  16. Jimmy G has played OK in preseason but before I get excited I want to see him in real action with a real game on the line. Following Brady is a tough act time will tell if Jimmy will be that guy.

    As I said before this year it’s all about the Patriot defense, the best and deepest unit since 2004. Tom Brady has been carrying this team for many years and now it is the defense’s time to repay the favor.

    JG simply has to hold the fort for the first 4 weeks and so far I’ve seen no evidence that he can’t. 🙂

  17. .
    @trailerparkking

    Brady was accused of deflating footballs. Your QB Roethlisberger was accused of raping a drunk 19 year old coed.

    Somehow you’ve list the moral high ground
    .

  18. I think it is kind of comical Steeler fans would be wagging their fingers to any team’s fans about cheating.

    #4PEDTrophies70s
    #BradshawAdmittedIt
    #DrRydze

  19. raidernation210 says: Wasn’t the Bears just shut out last week???
    and just how does the opposing teams offense affect Garoppolo’s play? Typical raider fan…try making the playoffs this year for the first time since 2002…

  20. I’m on a moral high ground because…….
    A. I didn’t fabricate cheating on a website to smear other teams.
    B. I don’t glorify cheating like Boston fans.
    C. I would never be so childish to try and sue the NFL because my team got caught cheating.

  21. Typical raider fan…try making the playoffs this year for the first time since 2002…


    Actually…they will.

  22. On behalf of the 4 time World Champion Patriots I just wanted to say to Patriot Hater how much fun it’s been to see the Patriots slap your puny little team around for the last 15+ years, and I’m looking forward to 15 more whether it’s Jimmy or someone else as the quarterback.

    Cheers!

    🙂

  23. What is not being said is the Bears 1st team defense stymied him. He excelled when the backups came in. Faced no blitzes either

  24. What is comical is seeing someone embarrass themselves on a daily basis and be totallt unaware of the fact that you’re an embarrassment to all Pats fans.

  25. B. I don’t glorify cheating like Boston fans.


    And yet you’re a Steeler fan, bragging about 6 titles, each and every single one of them tainted by either cheating or the refs help.

    #YaMightWantToRethinkThatOneSon

  26. trailerparkking says:
    Aug 19, 2016 7:25 AM
    Pats fans deserve to be trolled in perpetuity. First for making a phony cheating website trying to smear every team in the NFL, and secondly for trying to sue the NFL for lost draft picks. Better get used to being the butt of the joke, NE. You brought this upon yourselves.
    ________________________________

    Where do you guys get this stuff??? Phony cheating website? The 31 other teams and their fans paranoia runs deep!

  27. trailerparkking says:
    Aug 19, 2016 8:59 AM

    What is comical is seeing someone embarrass themselves on a daily basis and be totallt unaware of the fact that you’re an embarrassment to all Pats fans.


    Don’t cry… it’s ok 🙂 Getting completely owned on a website by Patriot fans isn’t the worst thing in the world… as you are not the only one!

    🙂

    #MyTeamHas4Titles
    #YourTeamHasNone
    #IDontCountTitlesFromCheatingOrRefs
    #FourIsBetterThanZero

  28. Bold prediction: Jimmy throws for 3 touchdowns and New England beats Arizona 33-20.


    GREAT POST!

    🙂

  29. catquick says:
    Aug 19, 2016 8:53 AM

    What is not being said is the Bears 1st team defense stymied him. He excelled when the backups came in. Faced no blitzes either


    Tee hee 🙂 You can tell Patriot Hater is getting worried about the Patriots backup QB…hence the patting self on the back 🙂

    Haw haw haw!

    🙂

  30. No team works harder than the Pats. Numerous former players that were on other teams before or after their time with the Pats have confirmed this.

    Hard work, innovation and success used to be respected in this country. Now the politically correct, want everyone to get a participation trophy and nothing more, lazy, whining, self entitled crowd find the hard work and innovation somehow “cheating” because they are either incapable and or to lazy to do so themselves.

    The corruption and stupidity of Goodell’s league office is incredible. They are the cheaters, not the Pats. They have lied about every major “scandal” they have manufactured against the Saints, Cowboys, Washington and Miami, and caught red handed lying about the Ray Rice incident in an attempt to cover it up.

    The sheep that eat up what Goodell and his cronies are dishing out in the case of the Pats, and don’t believe anything else he says are the worst of the bottom feeding fans.

  31. catquick says:
    Aug 19, 2016 8:53 AM
    What is not being said is the Bears 1st team defense stymied him. He excelled when the backups came in. Faced no blitzes either

    He had 1 series in the first Q. They ran the ball twice and 1 pass was dropped. So if thats “stymied” then I guess so. But let’s not for get he was playing with all backups too. So its kinda even.

  32. AFC Championship game this January at Gillette Stadium

    The 4 time World Champion and 8 time AFC Champion Patriots

    vs

    Oakland Raiders

    15 years after the Tuck Rule 🙂

    Get your tickets soon. They will go fast folks.

    🙂

  33. Stealers*

    6 steroid Tainted SB “championships.

    That’s the Pittsburgh legacy.
    Everyone outside of Pitt, PA knows this.
    Glad I don’t have to root for that dirty cheatin’ team

    Stealers******

  34. When Peyton went down his team won 3 games, when Brady went down his team won 11- thats all u need to know about who did more for their team.

    The year before the Colts won 10 games when Peyton went down (and the first choice to replace him was a retired QB of the street) then they went to the 3 option then intentionally lost games to get Luck they won 3 games. That’s 7 fewer than the year before.

    When Brady went down they won 11 games with a QB that was his back up for 4 years. The year before they won 18 games. They difference was again 7 fewer games.

    So your week attempt to try and take a shot at Brady FAILED AGAIN.

  35. .
    @trsilerparkking

    I understand why you spend your Pittsburgh days trolling the Patriots threads. It’s because the Patriots beat your Steelers like rented mules. And when you live in Pittsburgh you got nothing to do but wait for football season and then lament the latest choke job.

    Maybe you could educate the great mass of fans around the country about the Steelers stellar secondary. Maybe you could teach us how to roll a Levean Bell model blunt? Or, what a great in game coach Mike Tomlin is?
    .

  36. he corruption and stupidity of Goodell’s league office is incredible. They are the cheaters, not the Pats. They have lied about every major “scandal” they have manufactured against the Saints, Cowboys, Washington and Miami, and caught red handed lying about the Ray Rice incident in an attempt to cover it up.

    —-
    #LyinRoger will get his. They always do. Good might not triumph over malice in the same day but it WILL triumph in the end.

    And I predict it will happen when Tom Brady or more likely the two equipment guys file their defamation suit and when #LyinRoger, Kensil, Mortensen, Harbaugh and Grigson are put under discovery we will find out once and for all what REALLY happened that night and who the puppet masters really are behind this fraud.

  37. Good for him. These are the kinds of things which happen when a quality team drafts a player then gives them time to learn from the experienced pros.

    This is a lesson to ALL of you low quality teams who keep drafting media hyped college kids (which is why you draft them because you know you’ll make more in shirt sales then in attendance), then feed them to the lions on day one, only to have them end up out of the league by year three.

    OR BETTER YET – this is a lesson to those college kids and their agents. If a crap, bottom scraper team drafts you, fight your contract to include year 1 and 2 $$$.

  38. So…..you all really do believe that Goodell purposely makes up these scandals about teams knowing they are lies? The NFL has been in the crosshairs of US culture (deservedly so in some ways) for the past 15 or so years because it is massively popular–as much as we love winners in this country, we love tearing them down even more–ask any Pats fan). Goodell, who is steward of the league’s image–is hyping up these controversies keeping negative news about the league in constant rotation to what end? I hate Goodell, I think he is an embarrassment, but some of you just proved yourselves stupid. Like the kind of stupid who would believe Trump is a friend of the working man.

  39. infectorman says:
    Aug 19, 2016 9:16 AM

    Stealers*

    6 steroid Tainted SB “championships.

    That’s the Pittsburgh legacy.
    Everyone outside of Pitt, PA knows this.
    Glad I don’t have to root for that dirty cheatin’ team

    Stealers******

    —-
    Yup. I’m afraid so. Read Steve Courson’s book False Glory… a fitting title for sure.

    Which is why it’s hilarious that Steeler Fan would wag their finger to any team’s fans about cheating. If I was a Steeler Fan and thank goodness I’m better than that… I would quietly embrace my tainted 6 rings but I would keep those accomplishments to myself rather than talk trash to other teams fans about their hollow significance.

    🙂

    #TruthHurts

  40. trailerparkking says:
    Aug 19, 2016 7:25 AM

    Pats fans deserve to be trolled in perpetuity.
    ————

    and it appears you’ve made it Priority #1 in your life to do exactly that. kind of sad, but not my problem.

    the thing is, you think you get under our skin, but you don’t. we have as much fun proving people like you wrong as you do trolling us.

    Being the best team

  41. A. I didn’t fabricate cheating on a website to smear other teams.
    __________________________________________

    This is an awesome excuse. A Pats fan creates a website that highlights every team’s past cheating/transgressions/incidents. Every fan of another team is up in arms about it and trying to discredit the website. Unfortunately, each and every incident highlighted actually happened and is supported by factual findings. I know haters don’t like to look at facts (hence the bozos still thinking the Pats deflated footballs), but it really is tough to argue facts. Those transgressions happened. It just goes to show each team has been caught doing something. Get off your high horse. Especially if you are a Steelers fan. Thankfully, you have the scumbag Ravens in your division so you are the lesser of two evils.

  42. Garrapolo will do enough to bring the Pats a first round pick when they trade him. And I understand the Patriots videotaped hand signals when they were told 3 weeks before not to do so. This idiotic “deflategate” ordeal is beyond fantasy and only an imbecile (like Grigson or Kensil) thinks that something underhanded went on with those footballs. The alleged advantage of a minuscule amount of PSI is absurd. But moreover, the Patriots success is due to the organization in its entirety , and not just the coach and qb. They are talented from the top to the very bottom and the sum of the whole is better than the parts. That’s what it takes to succeed in any business. The Patriots are not alone as there are other quality organizations. The Seahawks, Broncos and Ravens are examples. By contrast, the Colts are a laughingstock. But worse that these franchise “parts” is their sum known as the NFL. And the league itself is run by clowns… I love football like everybody else on here. And I will always watch. And so, because of people like us, I know that the NFL would be successful if it were run by a chimpanzee. Anyways, Garrapolo will land somewhere for a high pick and people will say the Patriots manipulated something , cheated , asterisk or some other jibberish. Thast a by product of a pack of circus clowns running the league…proof positive that they don’t know how to run a business.

  43. 6ball says:
    Aug 19, 2016 8:29 AM

    .
    @trailerparkking

    Brady was accused of deflating footballs. Your QB Roethlisberger was accused of raping a drunk 19 year old coed.
    ——

    and he supplied the drinks too. c’mon girls, lets do some shots!

  44. flash1287 says:
    Aug 19, 2016 9:21 AM

    When Peyton went down his team won 3 games, when Brady went down his team won 11- thats all u need to know about who did more for their team.

    The year before the Colts won 10 games when Peyton went down (and the first choice to replace him was a retired QB of the street) then they went to the 3 option then intentionally lost games to get Luck they won 3 games. That’s 7 fewer than the year before.

    When Brady went down they won 11 games with a QB that was his back up for 4 years. The year before they won 18 games. They difference was again 7 fewer games.

    So your week attempt to try and take a shot at Brady FAILED AGAIN.
    —–

    I think it’s funny Patriot Hater wants to stick to this argument after only 8 short months ago Brock Osweiler saved what would have been PEDton Manning going down in flames in his final year…. plus of course the fact that the 2011 Colts had such pro bowl QBs as Curtis Painter, Dan Orlovsky and a fossil that used to be Kerry Collins as their quarterbacks. Not that hard to lose a lot of games with those clowns.

  45. This is perfect. All I have to do is watch the buffoon have a meltdown and embarrass himself some more. I wonder how many fake accounts the little guy runs….I’m guessing at least five and that’s being conservative.

  46. This is perfect. All I have to do is watch the little guy have his meltdown and continue embarrassing himself. I wonder how many accounts he has…. I’m guessing at least give and that’s being conservative.

  47. Garrapolo will do enough to bring the Pats a first round pick when they trade him.


    I would LOVE to see that… but it’s not likely unless he plays an entire season and gets the Patriots to the playoffs.

    The scenario where JG would play the whole year would be unfortunate.

  48. trailerparkking says:
    Aug 19, 2016 9:41 AM

    This is perfect. All I have to do is watch the buffoon have a meltdown and embarrass himself some more. I wonder how many fake accounts the little guy runs….I’m guessing at least five and that’s being conservative.


    Tee hee. I always knew I’m in Patriot Hater’s head and posts like the above prove it!

    I ain’t going anywhere cupcake. 🙂 Get used to it!

  49. I love the silly ne fanboys on this site. Yes, they have had a good qb, but they have also benefited from playing is one of the easiest divisions in the AFC which always pads their record and allows them to get some playoff byes. When you look at their playoff record away from home, not good. Since 2000 they are below 500 when on the road in the playoffs (3-4). A really great team wins not only at home but on the road. So ne is is a good team, but not great.

    Meanwhile, the Broncos Champ Camp is looking good, the defense is actually looking as good if not better than last year. We have insane depth on the defense so opposing qb’s will be eating a lot of turf again this year. The dynasty rolls on!!!!!!

  50. Pretty sure your patriots stained themselves by cheating for the last 15 yrs. Spygate from 01-07 then deflategate from 07-14. We dont need to tarnish anything, bill, kraft and brady already did that:-). You calling the patriots innocent is like Aaron Hernandez’ mom saying he is innocent, its cute and all b/c ur on their side, but evidence, investigations and judges (ya know- the important things) found the patriots guilty. In cold weather wethout deflated balls brady went 2 and 4. Shocker, losing 4 of 6 cold weather games without the ability to cheat. (dome games or warm weather games arent as big of a factor b/c the ball doesnt get rock hard in warm weather- i know boston brains arent the brightest so i figured id spell that out for ya kid)
    ________________________________________

    I am going to leave the stained legacy part of this comment alone. If saying that makes you feel any better, go ahead cupcake. In the end, no one cares what you think. You have no voice. Since Brady and BB are widely recognized as the GOATs of their respective positions, I’d say more people disagree with you there.

    Now, onto this cold weather crap you have unearthed. First off, the Pats only lost 4 games all last season. The last game of the year was in Miami. Are you considering Miami a cold-weather game? Your argument is already pathetic, but I’ll keep going.

    I love how you subjectively start the clock on “cold weather” games on November 29. Anything to fit a pathetic narrative. Nov 8 – at Washington; Nov 15 – at NYG; Nov 23 – at Foxboro. All wins. Why not include these? Apparently it only gets cold on/after November 29th?

    I’ll go one step further. For 2 of those cold games (just a friendly remember, Miami is in Florida) the Pats lost, Brady’s stat line was as follows:

    11/29 (Broncos) – 23/42; 280yds; 3TD; 0INT
    12/6 (Eagles) – 29/56; 312yds; 3TD; 2INT

    I don’t know about you, but those are pretty good stat lines to me. Keep in mind, the Broncos game was played with Edelman, Amendola, and Gonk in the 4th qtr. The Eagles games was without Edelman and Gronk.

    So I guess it was just a long way of saying you have no idea what you are talking about. You are a pathetic hater troll, too scared to admit the pathetic team you root for.

  51. So…..you all really do believe that Goodell purposely makes up these scandals about teams knowing they are lies?


    Nobody says he made them up on his own. #LyinRoger is simply the puppet that dances for the wishes of his owners and subordinates when they pull his strings. Why? Because he is in a job way over his head as a leader.

    This league needs a real leader and he ain’t it.

  52. Meanwhile, the Broncos Champ Camp is looking good, the defense is actually looking as good if not better than last year.

    —-
    You sure about that? 🙂

    #WalkerACLSaysHi
    #Talib
    #Wolfe
    #RaidersWillWinThatDivision

  53. We have insane depth on the defense so opposing qb’s will be eating a lot of turf again this year. The dynasty rolls on!!!!!!

    What exactly is the dynasty period that you are referring to?

  54. Jimmy G did great….after the Bears 2nd and 3rd stringers came into the game. Hopefully the same thing happens in the regular season.

  55. It is interesting that certain Dolphin & Steeler fans apparently have nothing better to do with their time, other than constantly post on articles about the 4 time super bowl Patriots .
    That’s pretty sad. No, that’s actually pathetic .

    Glad Jimmy G looked so good.

    Go Pat’s.!!

  56. blessedunliketherest says:
    Aug 19, 2016 9:53 AM
    Pretty sure your patriots stained themselves by cheating for the last 15 yrs. Spygate from 01-07 then deflategate from 07-14. We dont need to tarnish anything, bill, kraft and brady already did that:-). You calling the patriots innocent is like Aaron Hernandez’ mom saying he is innocent, its cute and all b/c ur on their side, but evidence, investigations and judges (ya know- the important things) found the patriots guilty. In cold weather wethout deflated balls brady went 2 and 4. Shocker, losing 4 of 6 cold weather games without the ability to cheat. (dome games or warm weather games arent as big of a factor b/c the ball doesnt get rock hard in warm weather- i know boston brains arent the brightest so i figured id spell that out for ya kid)
    ________________________________________

    I am going to leave the stained legacy part of this comment alone. If saying that makes you feel any better, go ahead cupcake. In the end, no one cares what you think. You have no voice. Since Brady and BB are widely recognized as the GOATs of their respective positions, I’d say more people disagree with you there.

    Now, onto this cold weather crap you have unearthed. First off, the Pats only lost 4 games all last season. The last game of the year was in Miami. Are you considering Miami a cold-weather game? Your argument is already pathetic, but I’ll keep going.

    I love how you subjectively start the clock on “cold weather” games on November 29. Anything to fit a pathetic narrative. Nov 8 – at Washington; Nov 15 – at NYG; Nov 23 – at Foxboro. All wins. Why not include these? Apparently it only gets cold on/after November 29th?

    I’ll go one step further. For 2 of those cold games (just a friendly remember, Miami is in Florida) the Pats lost, Brady’s stat line was as follows:

    11/29 (Broncos) – 23/42; 280yds; 3TD; 0INT
    12/6 (Eagles) – 29/56; 312yds; 3TD; 2INT

    I don’t know about you, but those are pretty good stat lines to me. Keep in mind, the Broncos game was played with Edelman, Amendola, and Gonk in the 4th qtr. The Eagles games was without Edelman and Gronk.

    So I guess it was just a long way of saying you have no idea what you are talking about. You are a pathetic hater troll, too scared to admit the pathetic team you root for.

    And that’s called “getting owned”…..

  57. “”Spygate from 01-07”

    That statement alone says you know very little about football. Let me educate you.

    1. Stealing signals is not and never has been illegal in the NFL.

    2. Filming other teams signals is not and has never been illegal in the NFL, only certain positions are prohibited which changed after the 2006 season to include prohibiting sideline filming.

    3. It is the job of every coach to maintain databases of other team’s and coaches plays, formations/alignments, signals and every thing else they do. Every team and every coach does it.

    4. Other coaches including Jimmy Johnson openly admitted they filmed signals.

    5. Mike Shanahan once famously bragged he’d hired the best lip readers in the world to have on his sideline so he could steal the other team’s playcalls in real time during the games. That’s why to this day coordinators and HCs cover their mouths with their playcards when they are talking.

    6. It is also the job of every competent coach to change up their signals from time to time to confuse the other team. If they are too lazy or incompetent to do so that’s not the Pats fault.

    7. Yes after the 2006 season a memo was issued prohibiting sideline filming and Belichick pushed it for part of the first game till it was shut down. Nothing they did prior to 2007 violated the rules. Nothing.

  58. Jimmy G got shutout by the Bears starters. He just padded his stats against the second and third teamers, who are all terrible for the Bears with no depth. Mark Sanchex had much better numbers against the Bears starters. Let that sink in the next time you Pats fans bash him.

  59. wensink18 says:
    Aug 19, 2016 10:04 AM

    We have insane depth on the defense so opposing qb’s will be eating a lot of turf again this year. The dynasty rolls on!!!!!!
    ——————–

    You talking about the Donkeys? How much turf did the Browns QB eat last year when they took you to overtime?

  60. Preseason stats don’t mean much, but Garoppolo currently leads the league in passing yards for the preseason
    ____________
    Wonder if that’s because he’s played more than any QB in the pre season?

  61. The idea that the Patriots just keep reloading, despite all the fines and stolen draft picks, has the panties of the rest of the NFL in a bunch.It really does make winning even more fun.

    We know other fans think that is arrogant but it is not. It just comes with being a fan, and benefiting from location, location, location.

  62. Aug 19, 2016 10:18 AM
    It is interesting that certain Dolphin & Steeler fans apparently have nothing better to do with their time, other than constantly post on articles about the 4 time super bowl Patriots .
    That’s pretty sad. No, that’s actually pathetic
    ________
    Pathetic is being so jealous of other teams that you create a website with false information to smear them. Don’t like being trolled?
    Take it up with the loser who did that.

  63. stealthjunk says:
    Aug 19, 2016 10:25 AM
    Jimmy G got shutout by the Bears starters. He just padded his stats against the second and third teamers, who are all terrible for the Bears with no depth. Mark Sanchex had much better numbers against the Bears starters. Let that sink in the next time you Pats fans bash him.


    STOP..with the “he got shut out by the Bears starter.!!

    Christ!!!! AGAIN. He had 1 series in the first Q. They ran twice and 1 pass was dropped. AND was playing with any of his starters the entire game? NO he wasn’t. did you keep track of when EVERY Bear starter came in and out of the game. NO you didn’t.

    No one is saying he is the next great thing. They simply said he did good. That’s all…

  64. eldarknight says:
    Aug 19, 2016 9:51 AM

    I love the silly ne fanboys on this site. Yes, they have had a good qb, but they have also benefited from playing is one of the easiest divisions in the AFC which always pads their record and allows them to get some playoff byes
    ————-

    Where do you get your information?

    I completed a study of the four AFC divisions. For the three teams in each division that were NOT the division winner in each year from 2002 to the present (since the league realignment), I totaled the number of in-conference wins that were non-division games. Since the Patriots have either won the division or have had the same record as the division winner but lost on tiebreaker in every one of those years, in the AFC East it basically amounts to the same record as what the Jets, Dolphins and Bills have done against non-division AFC opponents……in order to compare how easy that ‘cakewalk’ to the AFCCG was, as opposed to other division winners against the rest of their division.

    The three bottom teams in each division played a total of 252 games against the other 3 divisions in that 14 year span. Their total wins are:
    East – 118
    North – 113
    West – 110
    South – 104

    In addition, the number of times those lower three teams combined, in each division, either won more games than lost against those same opponents, or tied wins and losses:
    East – winning record 5 times, tied record 2 times
    North – winning record 3 times, tied record 2 times
    West – winning record 4 times, tied record 2 times
    South – winning record 3 times, no tied record

    I not sure how that equates to being the weakest division. In fact, in 2008 when the Bills were the only team in the division with a losing record at 7-9, they went 0-6 within the East but 7-3 over all other opponents, including 5-1 against non-division AFC opponents.

  65. Delusional Pats fans. Jimmy only did good when the Bears 2nd and 3rd stringers came into the game. Look at his stats the first quarter and the first half of the 2nd quarter when the Bears D was in the game. Then magically his numbers go up when the Bears 2nd and 3rd stringers came into the game.

    He so wicked smaht!

  66. Enjoy it while it lasts Pats fans. Before you know it both Brady and Belechik will be riding off into the sunset, and the Patriots will be back to the mediocre team they used to be, getting thumped regularly by the rest of the AFC East. And where will all the bandwagon Pats fans be then?

  67. Great job against an awful defense. I really don’t understand how people expect Gronk to be a top 10 fantasy player with a guy as athletic as Martellus Bennett on the field as well.

  68. “As I said before this year it’s all about the Patriot defense, the best and deepest unit since 2004. ”
    ——————————–
    Lol that’s a laugh.

  69. Tee hee 🙂 The worry and fear from Patriot Hater is so freaking funny! They’re actually trying to pat themselves on the back and talk down the Patriots backup quarterback and convince themselves that everything is going to be ok. 🙂

    Hilarious!

    🙂

  70. Wow…these post would indicate there are more NE haters than cowboy haters…I thought that was impossible

  71. pioniere says:
    Aug 19, 2016 10:41 AM

    Enjoy it while it lasts Pats fans. Before you know it both Brady and Belechik will be riding off into the sunset, and the Patriots will be back to the mediocre team they used to be, getting thumped regularly by the rest of the AFC East. And where will all the bandwagon Pats fans be then?
    ——–

    Most Pats fans realize that once Brady and Belichick are gone, chances of the team being as successful as it has been for the last 15 years is unlikely. That is clear by the simple fact that no other team has even come close during the free agency era. They stand alone and probably always will.

    However the current ownership is not the same as the previous ownership. And that will be the difference. This team will still be successful, though it is unlikely that success will equal the last 15 years.

  72. Please give me 5 paragraphs on how Tom Brady is your role model and you care more about the New England Patriots than your family, your job, your religion, or the United States of America.

  73. iammrbinky says:
    blah blah blah
    ——————–

    If it is so easy, why isn’t every team doing it?

  74. superpatriotsfan says:
    Aug 19, 2016 10:41 AM

    “As I said before this year it’s all about the Patriot defense, the best and deepest unit since 2004. ”
    ——————————–
    Lol that’s a laugh.
    ————————————
    Not at all, it really is the best and deepest Patriot defense since 2004.

    U mad? 🙂

  75. “Pathetic is being so jealous of other teams that you create a website with false information to smear them. ”

    Not sure if its your team cheats that you’re referring to but guess what. Every single NFL team has repeatedly been caught doing naughty things the last 20-30 years, some far more often than the Pats and some far worse than what the Pats have done.

    If think otherwise you are either a child who has recently become an NFL fan or living in a fantasy world.

    Its the self righteous holier than thou fans like you that are sad little people. You need to learn the history of your own team.

  76. mmack66 says:
    Aug 19, 2016 10:26 AM
    wensink18 says:
    Aug 19, 2016 10:04 AM

    We have insane depth on the defense so opposing qb’s will be eating a lot of turf again this year. The dynasty rolls on!!!!!!
    ——————–

    You talking about the Donkeys? How much turf did the Browns QB eat last year when they took you to overtime?

    ———
    Why are Broncos fans using the word “Dynasty”? The Broncos have won the same number of SBs this millennium as the Buccaneers…. Is that a dynasty?

  77. pioniere says:
    Aug 19, 2016 10:41 AM
    Enjoy it while it lasts Pats fans. Before you know it both Brady and Belechik will be riding off into the sunset, and the Patriots will be back to the mediocre team they used to be, getting thumped regularly by the rest of the AFC East. And where will all the bandwagon Pats fans be then?

    Sorry JR. Not going to happen. I know you crybabies like to portray the myth that the Patriots only started being good in 20001

    But the FACTS are they have been the best team in the NFL since 1994
    (Best win percentage of ANY team in the 4 major sports) We are going on 22 YEARS now.

    So basically you’re trying to say “hey remember a quarter of a century ago when they had DIFFERENT owners they were not good. Sorry little guy this will continue because of the ownership.

  78. trailerparkking says:
    Aug 19, 2016 10:31 AM
    Aug 19, 2016 10:18 AM
    It is interesting that certain Dolphin & Steeler fans apparently have nothing better to do with their time, other than constantly post on articles about the 4 time super bowl Patriots .
    That’s pretty sad. No, that’s actually pathetic
    ________
    Pathetic is being so jealous of other teams that you create a website with false information to smear them. Don’t like being trolled?
    Take it up with the loser who did that.

    1 problem dummy!! The information on that website is 100% accurate

  79. I wonder if the Buffalo Jills will do better than a .120 winning percentage against JG as a starter, a feat they could not accomplish against Tom Brady.

    I mean…in baseball if a hitter can’t hit .120 then he wouldn’t be on the team for long, if you know what I’m sayin’.

    🙂

  80. My point was just proven! A certain poster truly doesn’t under stand their constant posting about another team is in fact PATHETIC !

  81. Its the self righteous holier than thou fans like you that are sad little people. You need to learn the history of your own team.


    Steeler fan is one of THE last people on earth who should be wagging their fingers to any other team’s fanbase about cheating.

    #70sRoidedUpTitles
    #BradshawAdmittedTheyCheated
    #DrRydze

  82. superpatriotsfan says:
    Aug 19, 2016 10:39 AM
    Delusional Pats fans. Jimmy only did good when the Bears 2nd and 3rd stringers came into the game. Look at his stats the first quarter and the first half of the 2nd quarter when the Bears D was in the game. Then magically his numbers go up when the Bears 2nd and 3rd stringers came into the game.

    He so wicked smaht!

    And what starter was Jimmy playing with the entire first half?

    you’re so wicked smaht!

    Ps…what kind of loser actually takes the time to creat multiple screen names in reference to a team he is clearly jealous of??

  83. Remember when Tom Brady caught the Bears in hibernation hitting Branch for a long TD as time expired in the first half the last time they played @Chicago? I Lawled when that happened.

    🙂

  84. The information on that website isn’t 100% accurate. It’s not even 10% accurate. Ever notice why the site creator didn’t include punishment?
    It’s because it would show the Patriots are the most egregious cheaters in NFL history and that 75-90% of the other claims weren’t punished because it was legal.

  85. A high school QB can have success in Patriots system. I expected Jimmy G to find success.

  86. trailerparkking says:
    Aug 19, 2016 11:26 AM
    The information on that website isn’t 100% accurate. It’s not even 10% accurate. Ever notice why the site creator didn’t include punishment?
    It’s because it would show the Patriots are the most egregious cheaters in NFL history and that 75-90% of the other claims weren’t punished because it was legal.

    No dummy!!

    The Broncos have been fined more than ANY team in the NFL. The website list each infraction and the penalty imposed by the league.

    You can’t point out ONE thing on that website that’s inaccurate.

  87. @trailerparkking

    What team are you a fan of?

    Could you not be identifying that because you know very well your own team has an extensive history of cheating and if you identify it all the cheater cheater bleating you do about the Pats then applies to the team you follow?

    I think that’s the case.

  88. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Aug 19, 2016 11:32 AM
    A high school QB can have success in Patriots system. I expected Jimmy G to find success.

    Then why don’t other teams run the same “system”

    Why didn’t Houston have the same success running it? The head coach of Houston ran the offense when he was in NE and the QB for Houston last season also played in NE.

    Another jealous crybaby spewing nonsense….

  89. Garopollo finds himself in a position that most pro athletes would die for. He’s got four full games to show his talents on the big stage, directing the most potent offense in the NFL. If he performs capably and proves he’s a quality QB, then he will command top free agent dollars at the end of the season.

    Kirk Cousins is getting 19 million. You do the math.

    —–

    Take Brady out of that offense and they’re far from the most potent in the league. Brady (and sure, Gronkowski) makes that offense.

  90. Look at the cheat fans squirm as they get called out for making a bogus cheating website. They know they’re busted lol. No worries, everyone already knows your pathetic website is bogus and we all just laugh at the stupidity behind it.

  91. Why are Broncos fans using the word “Dynasty”? The Broncos have won the same number of SBs this millennium as the Buccaneers…. Is that a dynasty?

    —-

    And the Pats have won as many the last decade as the Seahawks, Ravens, Colts, Packers, Steelers, Broncos, and Saints, and they’ve won fewer than the Giants. Is that a dynasty?

  92. @trailerparkking

    If you’re too cowardly to even identify the team you follow that says it all, and also invalidates any complaint you have against the Pats.

  93. trailerparkking says:
    Aug 19, 2016 11:44 AM

    It’s rather humorous seeing a Boston fan talk about steroids. With Roidtiz I would think they would avoid the subject altogether.

    —-
    Tell you what chief. 🙂 Let me know when Ortiz goes on a national radio show and admits that he and his team used steroids to cheat like your boy Terry Bradshaw did on Dan Patrick’s show…and get back to me.

    🙂

  94. Look at the cheat fans squirm as they get called out for making a bogus cheating website. They know they’re busted lol. No worries, everyone already knows your pathetic website is bogus and we all just laugh at the stupidity behind it.
    _________________________________________

    Someone should explain to this coward what squirm means. He just keeps saying the site is fabricated. He gets called out numerous times and is constantly asked what is false about the cheating/infractions included on the site and he avoids all questions like a Cam Newton fumble. You are like the kid who tells a “yo mama” joke, is the only one who laughs, then high-fives yourself while claiming I got him good. In reality, everybody is laughing at you.

    Who laughs at stupidity? You, Dolphins fans, Ravens fans, Jets fans, Colts fans, etc. etc. See what I am getting at? The Company you keep is pathetic.

  95. LOL.

    The New England Patriots organization is so sensational, and so envied, that even a throwaway article about their (our) #2 QB looking okay in preseason so far gets 100+ posts.

    You enviers have way too much time on your hands, and way too much envy.

  96. flash1287 says:
    Aug 19, 2016 11:37 AM
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Aug 19, 2016 11:32 AM
    A high school QB can have success in Patriots system. I expected Jimmy G to find success.

    Then why don’t other teams run the same “system”

    Why didn’t Houston have the same success running it? The head coach of Houston ran the offense when he was in NE and the QB for Houston last season also played in NE.

    Another jealous crybaby spewing nonsense….

    ————–

    Other teams don’t have Belichick and an owner like Mr. Kraft. Seriously, try to use whatever limited amount of brain you have from time to time.

  97. When Patriot Hater has nothing else but to switch to weak smack about other sports or bandwagon fans… it really is no different than them just admitting that they have been completely incinerated by the superior fans of the 4 time World Champion Patriots and it’s time to bow their head and walk away from this topic.

    🙂

  98. Tell you what chief.:) Let me know when Ortiz goes on a national radio show and admits that he and his team used steroids to cheat like your boy Terry Bradshaw did on Dan Patrick’s show…and get back to me.
    🙂
    _________
    No need. He already tested positive and was named in the MLB PED report…. along with his partner in crime Manny.

  99. Poor cheat fans, two tainted world series and four tainted super bowls. And all the have show for it is a phony cheating website that everyone laughs at. Poor babies….

  100. LOL.

    The New England Patriots organization is so sensational, and so envied, that even a throwaway article about their (our) #2 QB looking okay in preseason so far gets 100+ posts.

    You enviers have way too much time on your hands, and way too much envy.


    Baaaahahahaw. So true!!

    Patriot Hater really can’t stop thinking of us, kind of like how the weakling at school can’t stop thinking about the bully who slaps them around all the time!

    They just can’t help themselves!

    🙂

  101. Good lord, it was a pre-season game and it looks like the Pats back-up will be serviceable — PFT should allow each commenter only 1-2 comments per article.

  102. Poor cheat fans, two tainted world series and four tainted super bowls. And all the have show for it is a phony cheating website that everyone laughs at. Poor babies….


    Nope, that is FOUR legit Super Bowls and TWO legit World Series titles. All won and earned the right way, fair and square. 🙂

    That’s 6 legit titles in total… sadly 6 more than your Steelers have. :'( :'( :'(

    🙂

  103. Trailerparkking: if your definition of moral high ground is correct. I must be Jesus.

    Btw. Not a Pat’s fan. Jags fan [go ahead and insert comment…I have heard them all]

  104. Other teams don’t have Belichick and an owner like Mr. Kraft. Seriously, try to use whatever limited amount of brain you have from time to time.


    How many playoff games did the Patriots play in 2008 without Brady’s services? 🙂

    It’s ok you don’t have to respond. I am a gentleman and will give you the opportunity to admit you’re pwned and walk away before you get slapped down.

    🙂

  105. buffalostarwarsfan says:
    Aug 19, 2016 11:46 AM
    Why are Broncos fans using the word “Dynasty”? The Broncos have won the same number of SBs this millennium as the Buccaneers…. Is that a dynasty?

    —-

    And the Pats have won as many the last decade as the Seahawks, Ravens, Colts, Packers, Steelers, Broncos, and Saints, and they’ve won fewer than the Giants. Is that a dynasty?
    ———-
    Given that they won four and played in two others in 15 season…I’d say yes….easily…..

  106. purpleguy says:
    Aug 19, 2016 12:16 PM
    … PFT should allow each commenter only 1-2 comments per article.

    That is a great idea, and it would be easy to do except that some of posters appear to have dozens of aliases.

    And since this is my 2nd post on this article, I am done. 🙂

  107. Given that they won four and played in two others in 15 season…I’d say yes….easily…..


    Not to mention 7 AFC Championship appearances and 3 wins in the last 10 seasons. It doesn’t get much better than that. 🙂

    People who trash the quality of the AFC East probably aren’t aware that an AFC East team has had a representative in the AFC Championship game in 9 of the past 10 seasons, and the AFC East champion has only gone one and done in the playoffs just three times in that timeframe.

    You’d think that if the AFC East was a fraud, they would get exposed very quickly once the playoffs start but that does not seem to be the case. Weird huh?

    🙂

  108. Folks trailerparkking is just trying to get attention because either:

    1. He’s a 12 year old doing the internet equivalent of a prank phone call.

    2. He’s an adult that can’t get a date.

    Don’t feed the troll.

  109. trailerparkking says:
    Aug 19, 2016 12:11 PM

    Poor cheat fans, two tainted world series and four tainted super bowls. And all the have show for it is a phony cheating website that everyone laughs at. Poor babies….

    Who is the baby? All you so is cry. And stalk. You seem to have a pathetic existence. All by which you put out in public. Stay salty all you want, it just reflects poorly on yourself. Just because the Patriots and their fans get under your skin. Pathetic.

  110. I am by no means a Pat’s fan. I hate the Patriots, Brady everything about the team I hate. I do find it amusing how weather it is a story about the Patriots or a totally unrelated story , how many people cry and whine about them and Brady. The cheating comments are old. Yes we all know they cheated for a long time and most likely did things that we will never know about. Guess what people its over. They are not putting a * next to their names in any record book, they are not going to strip them of their championships. The NFL is going to do absolutely nothing to them about it. Deflategate….. seriously? We are talking about air in the ball. I cant believe it sometimes that this was even a thing. He got suspended I hate Brady but I think a 4 game suspension is ridiculous. I would bet folding money that the average person could grab the footballs one that is filled to the NFL standard and one that is filled the way Brady wanted it. I don’t think the average person could tell the difference. Bottom line it was stupid he got suspended once week 5 comes around it wont matter anymore. I would bet that most of the people that cry about the Pats and Brady are lets say 35 an older, people in their 40’s and 50’s mostly. Grow up let it go my 11 year old daughter does not hold onto things for this long. You all sound worse than a bunch of whining 14 year old girls. Seriously you should be ashamed of yourselves.

  111. LyinRogerMustGo says:
    Aug 19, 2016 12:22 PM
    Other teams don’t have Belichick and an owner like Mr. Kraft. Seriously, try to use whatever limited amount of brain you have from time to time.


    How many playoff games did the Patriots play in 2008 without Brady’s services?:)

    It’s ok you don’t have to respond. I am a gentleman and will give you the opportunity to admit you’re pwned and walk away before you get slapped down.

    ————-

    The same number of playoff games they played in 2002.

  112. footballfanatic says:
    Aug 19, 2016 7:34 AM
    iammrbinky says:
    Aug 19, 2016 7:03 AM

    #1 i guarantee ur a patriots fan posing as a fins fan lol. #2 you could not be further from the truth. That offense runs like a High School offense- all short screens and slants. Matt Cassell won 11 games in that offense! Any starting qb in the league can get u 12 wins in that offense and id say half the back ups could get 11 wins. The reason brady is healthy is b/c he’s never had to use his arm (except that ONE season with Moss), and he takes 2-3 step drops only so he rarely gets hit. Garoppolo could win 11 games for this offense- so u think brady is ‘arguable one of the best to play the game’ b/c he can get you 1-2 more wins than ppl like jimmy or ppl like matt cassell???? Wow ur nuts. When Peyton went down his team won 3 games, when Brady went down his team won 11- thats all u need to know about who did more for their team.
    ****************************************************

    Brady is ranked 7th out of 72 Active QB’s with regard to how far the ball travels down field in the air, before a receiver makes contact. How does that figure into your theory? In addition, if any QB in the league could do what Brady does in that offense, why not just run the same offense and stop being mediocre?

  113. trailerparkking says:
    Aug 19, 2016 11:26 AM
    The information on that website isn’t 100% accurate. It’s not even 10% accurate. Ever notice why the site creator didn’t include punishment?
    It’s because it would show the Patriots are the most egregious cheaters in NFL history and that 75-90% of the other claims weren’t punished because it was legal.

    —-

    You believe that punishment is what tells you how bad someone was? Interesting. I bet all those people that got on death row for decades and then got proven innocent while the real killers never saw the inside of a jail would probably disagree with you.

  114. When Peyton went down his team won 3 games, when Brady went down his team won 11- thats all u need to know about who did more for their team.

    Was this the season where the Colts tanked and fired their coach for winning too many games?

  115. He should have used the nozzle instead of a knife to let the air out of the footballs pre-game.

  116. “boston brains arent the brightest”

    Interesting… the folks at MIT, Harvard, BU, BC, Northeastern, etc. beg to differ.

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