Julian Edelman: You have to have a short memory

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A replay review showed that the ball didn’t touch Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman on a Chiefs punt that was originally ruled a muff in the fourth quarter, but it did touch his hands on a Tom Brady pass a couple of plays later.

It went off Edelman and into the hands of Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen for an interception that set the Chiefs up for a touchdown that gave them a 21-17 lead with 7:45 left in the game.

“It is part of the game,” Edelman said in the postgame press conference. “I always preach you have to have a short memory, whether it is good or bad. That was a bad play. I felt awful, but you have to move on. You have to look forward to the next time your number is called.”

The short memory extended to Tom Brady as well. He looked Edelman’s way on the next possession on an incompletion wiped out by a questionable roughing the passer penalty and then hit him once more on the final New England touchdown drive of regulation.

Edelman then came up huge in overtime. On consecutive third-and-10 plays, Tony Romo told CBS viewers that Brady would look for Edelman over the middle and Brady did exactly that for drive-sustaining completions that set up the game-winning touchdown.

That means another trip to the Super Bowl and a chance for Edelman to take part in the big game again after missing last year’s loss to the Eagles due to a torn ACL.

15 responses to “Julian Edelman: You have to have a short memory

  1. I sat through last weeks game and this week’s game knowing they were going to throw to edelman over the middle. how do teams let him run free all the time. bump him off the line. put your best corner on him. do something to stop that play.

  2. I’m not a fan of Romo telling the play pre-snap.
    We all get it, he can read coverages and knows the teams’ playbooks.
    (Look how far that took you, Tony)

    But there’s not much difference between that and my sister-in-law telling me out loud all the best parts of a movie 2 seconds before I get to see it on the TV for myself.

    FOR ME, if after the play he explained to the viewer why the Pats kept calling that play vs. Cover 2-Man, why it’s a ‘man beater’, then I’d find it interesting.

  3. Romo is great. Coaches should literally have a junior staffer following the game on TV to get his nuggets of wisdom and use them in real time

    Might not work in practice, but as a viewer it would be amazing to hear Tony say something, and then realize that your team was making adjustments on the fly.

  4. That big pass to Gronk was not on the original playcard. The Patriots saw during the game that Berry wasn’t healthy enough to handle Gronk and went there. Romo saw the same thing Josh McDaniels saw. Tony was outstanding last night and is now the best network tv analyst going. It’s not even close.

    As for Edelman, he had a pretty uneven year (too many drops) but there is no other receiver you would rather have in the game in a big situation.

  5. Roughing the passer on Brady was a ticky tack call. The DPI flag fest against the Patriots and the illegal pick that gave the Chiefs a TD more than made up for it.

    Refs call this game straight and it’s a Patriot double digit win in regulation.

  6. Simply one one of the greatest gamers who ever lived. For years and years, people claimed Antonio Brown, Hopkins, Green, etc, were superior WRs. lmao

    I will take 11 Edelmans all day, everyday.

  7. The two throws to Edelman and the one to Gronk by Brady in OT, all third down plays, were perfection.

    Brady is not only the greatest player in NFL history, if you broke his career in half, both halves would make the hall of Fame.

    I would also like to give a shout out to the Patriots pass rush and its offensive line, both of which were outstanding. And to the Chiefs, who fought back to take a fourth quarter lead and then tied it with a drive that started with just over 30 seconds on the clock. Great performance on both sides.

  8. About time to check him for PEDs isn’t it Roger. Oh wait I imagine very few Patriots get tested.

  9. vaphinfan says:
    January 21, 2019 at 9:39 am
    About time to check him for PEDs isn’t it Roger. Oh wait I imagine very few Patriots get tested.


    As a Pats fan, the thrill of victory was even more pleasing knowing that Goodell was watching from the KC owner’s box.

    Brady, a self-made man, continues to embarrass Goodell, a privileged son of a senator and a well-paid hack who does the dirty work for guys like Jerry Jones. Keep making excuses why Brady and the Patriots are undeserving while you identify with a guy who perpetrated one of the biggest frauds in sports, Deflategate, because a group of owners are sore losers.

  10. It looked like they haven’t missed Gordon one bit. Next, another SB win unless the refs decide to give the Rams another game.

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