Damien Harris, Chargers, Patriots discussed on Greg Bedard Patriots Podcast with Nick Cattles


Will skew things a little bit, <Speech_Male> but they have not been good <Speech_Male> against the run. It seems to <Speech_Male> be a good matchup <Speech_Male> for <Speech_Male> the Patriots in that regard <Speech_Male> and that they want to run <Speech_Male> the ball and be physical <Speech_Male> with Damien Harris and I assume <Speech_Male> or Monday streams <Speech_Male> and might be active <Speech_Male> this week <Speech_Male> to give them a dual <Speech_Male> threat. What do you <Speech_Male> think about that <SpeakerChange> side of the <Silence> ball? <Silence> Well, <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> you know, I <Speech_Male> think that that's an area <Speech_Male> that <SpeakerChange> they <Speech_Male> can exploit <Speech_Male> what the Chargers <Speech_Male> bring to the table. <SpeakerChange> I think <Speech_Male> the Chargers are <Speech_Male> not <Speech_Male> real strong at the linebacker <Speech_Male> position. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> You know, one thing about bringing <Speech_Male> its daily is he <Speech_Male> will be very multiple <Silence> with his coverage look. <Speech_Male> So, <Speech_Male> you know, I think <Speech_Male> that the running <Speech_Male> game is a factor. <Speech_Male> I've always <Speech_Male> liked Damien Harris. <Speech_Male> He just seems to get <Speech_Male> nicked up. <Silence> But I think <Speech_Male> he's a <Speech_Male> he's a physical <Speech_Male> inside runner <Speech_Male> who's got some juice <Speech_Male> to him. So he's not <Speech_Male> just a big body, even <Speech_Male> though he's what, I don't know, <Speech_Male> two 20s in that <Speech_Male> range, is he? Yeah. <Silence> He's a pretty big <Speech_Male> dude. <Speech_Male> But I've <SpeakerChange> always <Speech_Male> liked him. <Speech_Male> I think Stevenson <Speech_Male> could well be up <Speech_Male> this week. You're right and have <Speech_Male> a nice one two punch <Speech_Male> of physicality <Speech_Male> and toughness <Speech_Male> inside. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> To sustain offense <Speech_Male> and keep <Speech_Male> Mac Jones <Speech_Male> in a position where <Speech_Male> they can be <Speech_Male> proactive with their <Speech_Male> pass game as <Speech_Male> opposed to being reactive <Speech_Male> and long yarded <Speech_Male> situations <Speech_Male> where the defense tends <Speech_Male> to have the tactical <Speech_Male> advantage. <Speech_Male> So I would <Speech_Male> expect the run game to <Speech_Male> be a factor. I think the <Speech_Male> charges are somewhat <Speech_Male> susceptible to <Speech_Male> that. <Speech_Male> So <Speech_Male> that <Speech_Male> would not surprise me at all. <Speech_Male> And I think they want to <Speech_Male> play that way. I mean, you would <Speech_Male> know better than I, <Speech_Male> but <Speech_Male> there's no way they <Speech_Male> want Mac Jones dropping <Speech_Male> back 40 times <Speech_Male> by choice. <Speech_Male> They don't want <Speech_Male> that to happen. Unless, <Speech_Male> you know, hey, look, <Speech_Male> if for whatever reason <Speech_Male> charges jumped out <Speech_Male> 24 6 in the <Speech_Male> second quarter, everything <Speech_Male> changes. But <Speech_Male> I don't think they're <Speech_Male> going into this game with <Speech_Male> the idea <Speech_Male> that Mac Jones is going to <Silence> toss it all <SpeakerChange> over the yard. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Yeah, absolutely. <Speech_Male> And <Speech_Male> I <Speech_Male> haven't seen a ton of film on <Speech_Male> the Chargers, Derwin James <Speech_Male> with him coming <Speech_Male> back from injury this year. <Speech_Male> Any difference in <Speech_Male> his play any difference <Speech_Male> in how <SpeakerChange> Brandon staley <Speech_Male> is using <Speech_Male> him as oh yeah, <Speech_Male> he's and I <Speech_Male> think staley <Speech_Male> has said this, but the <Speech_Male> film shows that <Speech_Male> he is the most <Speech_Male> critical piece because <Speech_Male> they play him at four <Speech_Male> or 5 different positions. <Speech_Male> So he can <Speech_Male> do a lot of different <Speech_Male> things. <Speech_Male> And they'll <Speech_Male> use him that way. So <Speech_Male> I guess in this game <Speech_Male> it would depend on <Speech_Male> situational <Speech_Male> football. What the <Speech_Male> situation is <Speech_Male> in terms of how do they choose <Silence> to use him? <Speech_Male> I think <Speech_Male> if <Speech_Male> the Patriots <Speech_Male> continue to play a <Speech_Male> good amount at a 12 <Speech_Male> personnel with the two <Speech_Male> tight ends, you'll <Speech_Male> see him at times match <Speech_Male> up, but you'll <Speech_Male> see him at times <Speech_Male> beyond <Speech_Male> and on the ball defender <Speech_Male> and the run game. <Speech_Male> So <Speech_Male> you'll see he'll be <Silence> used in multiple <SpeakerChange> ways. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Interesting. <Speech_Male> All right, <Speech_Male> Greg, well, <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> that was a ton of information. <Speech_Male> I <Speech_Male> really appreciate it on <Speech_Male> behalf of our listeners <Speech_Male> and the readers at Boston <Speech_Male> sports journal dot com. <Speech_Male> I greatly appreciate <Speech_Male> you <Speech_Male> coming <SpeakerChange> aboard and <Speech_Male> lending your insight. <Speech_Male> No, Greg, <Speech_Male> I enjoyed, you know, <Silence> you know how much I love talking <Speech_Male> football. <Speech_Male> Yeah. <Speech_Male> Absolutely. All right. <Speech_Male> Well, this <Speech_Male> has been the Greg with our patriots <Speech_Music_Male> podcast brought <Speech_Music_Male> to you by bet U.S. <Speech_Music_Male> with our special <Speech_Music_Male> guest Greg <SpeakerChange> hostel. <Speech_Music_Male> Thanks everybody <Speech_Music_Male> for tuning in.

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