What was the pigeon thinking? -- pic.twitter.com/Dr9opZswWX— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden_) July 28, 2020
Red Sox @ Mets - 7 p.m., NESN
Maybe you're a die-hard. Maybe you're shame-watching because things are so crazy now. Either way...we watch.
OPT-IMISM FOR HOPE IN FOXBORO?
According to @pfref's approximate value metric, the #Patriots are losing the fifth (Hightower), ninth (Collins), 20th (Van Noy), and 28th (Shelton) most valuable defenders in the NFL last season, a net loss of -51, which is the biggest net loss on defense since at least 2003.— Evan Lazar (@ezlazar) July 28, 2020
But if there's one person, one gridiron mastermind, one evil genus you should be able to count on to find a way, to devise and scheme, to retool and reconfigure even in the face of such unexpected personnel attrition? It's your head coach. Who time and again this offseason has had to face countless inquiries as to his plan, or his team's depth and ability, or even questions as to whether he'd want to play in earnest this season...
Bill Belichick is literally having veteran players opt out so they can throw the season and be in position to draft Lawrence and you can't convince me otherwise.— Sean LaCreta (@TypicalCat18) July 28, 2020
Bill Belichick like “ Sign Cam Newton but still have half of the roster opt out of the season to Tank for Trevor Lawrence”-- -- pic.twitter.com/wgq8t7RASq— Jon T. (@time2shine7_) July 28, 2020
This idea of Belichick ever tanking for Trevor, or Losing for Lawrence...just not trying to be as competitive as possible no matter who's on the roster...is as insane as signing me to fill in for Marcus Cannon. Fortunately, one bright former Patriot mind shone a light of insight through the idiocy Tuesday to set the record straight.
I am enjoying all the Bill Belichick and Trevor Lawrence tweets, they are truly hilarious. But if anyone thinks BB is gonna tank whatever season there is in 2020 for *any* reason, you have lost your mind. That dude would coach through the apocalypse— Donté Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) July 28, 2020
Coaching football is all Belichick does. He is the Terminator of coaching. He only wants to win. Doesn't care how. Just wants to do what's in the best interest of the footbal team. And catch Don Shula for most wins of all-time. Even if I am at right tackle. I know it. Stallworth knows it. And through the fog of surprise that came with the Brady departure and opt-outs, you know it too. We clear?
------ https://t.co/elg51SkoCP— Donté Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) July 28, 2020
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE...
And Saturday there's so much playoff hockey. Why it's even got the dowdiest among us excited!
Having a tough time wrapping my brain around the fact there are five Game 1's of Cup playoff series starting this Saturday. Feel like I entered the cheat code to get right to Tyson in Punch-Out— Ken Laird (@KenLairdWEEI) July 28, 2020
NOW, ABOUT THE MARLINS...
Rumor mill: multiple Marlins players visted a strip club in ATL after the Braves exhibition game. This is probably what kickstarted the case train in the lockerroom.— Ry Jones, for now. (@RyryJones) July 28, 2020
A PRE-GAME WITH PUNCH
Sources: The Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. PPV on September 12 will cost $49.99.Can be streamed through cable, satellite and Triller.https://t.co/AxTNgj7J30— Greg Rosenstein (@grosenstein) July 28, 2020
BECAUSE WE NEED THIS
Pour some sugar on me pic.twitter.com/w0DfHweg6B— Klara Sjöberg (@klara_sjo) July 27, 2020
THIS IS THE WAY