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"dante hightower" Discussed on Greg Bedard Patriots Podcast with Nick Cattles

Greg Bedard Patriots Podcast with Nick Cattles

03:48 min | Last month

"dante hightower" Discussed on Greg Bedard Patriots Podcast with Nick Cattles

"How detailed would you expect Belichick to be in that meeting with butler post Super Bowl? I actually Nick, I actually think and I may be wrong with this because I forget exactly what was said after the game and things like that. But knowing Bill the way that I do, I would have expected that either from Bill or through a proxy like say map Patricia who is the defensive coordinator at the time. I would have figured somebody would have been honest with him before the Super Bowl. On like, look, Malcolm, you know, not only his role in the game and the game plan. Remember he was sick and flew out late to Arizona for that Super Bowl. And I think that even before the Patriots left, they had the game plan done they were probably practicing and already in Foxborough. Malcolm understood they probably explained to him what the deal was with the game plan or at least he brought it up with them. And I think it was hashed out, and I think it was made clear to him, which is why we saw him emotional during the national anthem. I think it was made clear to him like, look, Malcolm, this went on, this kind of stuff can't go on here in a team environment. For that reason, you're not playing other than special teams in this game. And I think that was probably made clear to him even before they boarded the buses for the actual game. Now Malcolm said today that he doesn't believe the year off is going to hinder him much. What do you think? Do you think it will, Greg? I think it will get off to a slow start. I think Nick, if we've learned anything from watching these guys, especially since we have the COVID year, where some of the guys took off, even with the Patriots. I mean, look at, look at Dante Hightower and Brandon Bolden, who came back. Both of them started slow. I mean, Brandon Bolden remember when we were watching him early on in the season, his feet looked like they were in cement. And then fast forward, not even four or 5 games later,.

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"dante hightower" Discussed on Greg Bedard Patriots Podcast with Nick Cattles

Greg Bedard Patriots Podcast with Nick Cattles

04:32 min | Last month

"dante hightower" Discussed on Greg Bedard Patriots Podcast with Nick Cattles

"Remember watching a lot of his film, I liked it when he was with the dolphins. They had big plans for him last year till he got hurt. So I think he's going to get the opportunity to do that again. I think camera grown. A guy from Michigan and hurt to Belichick's favorite things was drafted in the 5th round would have went a lot earlier. And to me, watching his film, you could see, hell, this kid, this kid can be a player. He can be a player very quickly. You know, he's got some athletic ability and things like that. Map Patricia loves Giovanni to buy, who we hadn't Detroit and brought here, and he got some reps last year. Harvey Lang, he's always been sort of a favorite around here, even when he went to the jets. I thought his just film against the Patriots was excellent, and then teres hall is a guy who was stuck around. To me, unless there's some sort of absurd guy who the Patriots fall in love with, I think they're pretty stacked at linebackers in their mind and they sort of let it play out during camp, especially with McGraw. I think mcgrone will give be given an opportunity to compete with Mack Wilson and maybe macmillan. And I think they put those top four guys, Bentley Wilson, McMillan and McGraw and a blender, and then they see what happens. What do you think about the Patriots, the linebacker position and the people that are asking for dean or whoever else that linebacker? Yeah, I think we disagree there a little bit. I think that those guys are fine NFL players, right? Or hopefully what do you think of my grown? Would you think of McGraw coming out? These are good, he's a good athlete, you know, he ran fast. He's going to be, you know, the people that are asking for a little bit more speed. He's like 6 one two 35. He was so good instincts at Michigan but he missed later part of his last season there. And then they drafted him obviously with the intention of him playing this year and being a guy that they could potentially slide in. But I don't think he's necessarily a difference maker. And I think about some of their best defenses. Even you can go back to bill's days with the Giants, but just focusing on the run with the Patriots. They went from brewski to Gerard Mayo, the Dante Hightower to then draft in Jamie calls. So they clearly value somebody in the middle of that defense that can be a difference maker and rally. Really be a leader of the defense. And I don't think they have that with any of the people that you ticked off. They don't necessarily have someone that is going to be a playmaker. They don't necessarily have someone that you're going to look at and be like, that's the leader of the defense. And with Hightower, his future is a little bit unclear. The next evolution of that patriots linebacker, I think, is potential opportunity to secure that in the draft. Who do you think fits the bill if they were going to pick a linebacker whether it's a 21 or are they trade down or what have you?.

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"dante hightower" Discussed on Patriots Beat

Patriots Beat

05:00 min | 2 months ago

"dante hightower" Discussed on Patriots Beat

"So not exactly the same situation. I don't think you're really comparing apples to apples with Carl and Davis and Stephon Gilmore. So when I look at this, JC thing, I think it's important to also remember that they've gotten this direction with guys in the past. Devin McCourty Dante Hightower, just last off season in a lot of ways, David Andrews was in a similar boat. Where they let you go out to free agency, hit the open market, and essentially let the market dictate your value. What is the rest of the league think of JC Jackson if they think he's an $18 million year player, then maybe they do work out an extension in the 11th hour and bring JC Jackson back. How many times have the Patriots let a guy hit free agency and it feel everything feels like he's gone and then they bring him back, right? I think McCourty and Hightower are probably the two best examples, but even Andrews, I think, is a good example of that too. Now those weren't $18 million per year contract players, right? But Devin McCourty at the time was the top of the safety market. Dante Hightower was near the top of the linebacker market. So I don't think it's that unprecedented for the Patriots to allow Devin, excuse me, JC Jackson to go this direction. And ultimately, I think what it comes down to is that we should remember if they signed him to an extension for multiple seasons like a four year deal, then they can stretch out the cap hits, right? And they can work with by backloading the contract. For example, Matthew judon signed that four year $54 million contract in free agency with the Pats last off season. His cap hit in 2021 was only $6 million. So if the patriot side, JC Jackson to a four year $70 million contract, then his cap hit in 2022 is probably going to be half what they would be paying him on the franchise tag, which would give them flexibility to do some other things still. So I'm not surprised that they don't want to handicap themselves behind that $17.5 million number. I would be pretty surprised if they just completely bow out of his market though. If it gets nuts and we're talking about $20 million a year, Jalen Ramsey type money and potentially they could just bow out at that point. But if it's going to be realistic, I think 17.5 is the starting point because that's the tag number. 17.5, 18 million per year, I still wouldn't rule out the Patriots bringing JC Jackson back at that number. If it gets crazy, then they'll probably do what they do. And we'll be talking about cornerbacks in the draft or they'll surprise us all and sign Carlton Davis or make another move at cornerback to make up for the loss. Like you said though, it's a system that needs cornerback talent. They need covered talent in the secondary to run the way things the way they want to run. And I'm not so sold on them being a full-time zone defense..

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"dante hightower" Discussed on Patriots Beat

Patriots Beat

04:40 min | 3 months ago

"dante hightower" Discussed on Patriots Beat

"He is a hard hitting player, but for the most part he's a finesse guy. He is not somebody that is going to take out the trash as Dante Hightower used to say and do the dirty work and take on blocks. He is an athlete that wants to be free to roam and free to make contact and be a heat seeking missile. And I think a lot of times when you look at that, you say, oh, well, that's exactly what they need. It is if they have a true mic that can be the guy that's going to be the sledgehammer. If they can have Devin Lloyd B, the weak side back or who is the chaser, then they can have a guy like that, but they still need that mic player. So when I look at it, I say, okay, I think quay walker, I think Christian Harris, for example, from Alabama. I think Chad Momo from Wyoming, those guys to me are not that much worse than Devin Lloyd, is the prospect compared to, let's say, Chris a lave to a sky more George pickens, those types of players. That to me is a more substantial drop off, which is why you think from a lava from a lava down to pickens is a substantial drop. I think from a lava to the guys that they could get with their second round pick at wide receiver. We're talking about a significant drop. The other thing that I would point out is the two Alabama guys are both coming off ACLs and not only am I concerned about the fact that they could re injure themselves at the NFL level because once you blow a knee out, it's very, very easy to re injure your ACL. Even the other one could go, right? Because you're overcompensating on the other leg. So re injury is a major concern. The other thing that I would say is a major concern is you're talking about a guy like Jameson Williams or John meche, maybe getting on the field again at full speed in August, September, maybe October of next year. So as much as I love the familiarity for a guy like John metchie with Mac Jones, I would be concerned about the fact that that player is basically lost for his rookie season because we know how the Patriots operate. We saw it with Nikhil Harry. We're talking about projecting that guy. And at the top of the draft this year for the Patriots, I don't think that they have the I don't think they have the flexibility.

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"dante hightower" Discussed on Greg Bedard Patriots Podcast with Nick Cattles

Greg Bedard Patriots Podcast with Nick Cattles

05:17 min | 4 months ago

"dante hightower" Discussed on Greg Bedard Patriots Podcast with Nick Cattles

"We'll talk much more in depth about the bill's matchup later. But just in general, my first sort of glance at this matchup, so everyone knows how I feel about Josh Allen. I am, I don't think he's an elite quarterback. I think he's a good quarterback. I think he plays, he has a he has elite talent. I don't think he's put it all together yet. And he makes mistakes in every game. Even the Patriots game here. JC Jackson catches that interception. It's a typical Josh Allen game in the Patriots win. JC Jackson dropped it. Now everyone looked at that game and said, all right, well, Josh Allen's crowning achievement couldn't get him off the field. He was good. He was very good in that game. He made about four or 5 plays that you just have no defense for. And but he does that all the time. That's not unusual for him. I made the case, Brennan, after watching the film that I thought the Patriots were just terrible. I thought their rush discipline was horrible in a game where they knew they needed to have good rush discipline. That includes Matt judon, including Devon God's, includes bar more, like just guys going wherever running by Josh Allen and he runs around and flipping balls out and making plays. That just can't happen. And then the coverage was just soft. They're in zone. The bills basically were like, oh, we're going to have Dante Hightower in juwan Bentley in coverage as inside linebackers. If you don't have anything, just dump it down. We'll get 9 yards all the time. Those guys can't run. Those guys can't hit. So in that game against the Patriots, Josh Allen completed 64% of his passes, 314 yards, three touchdowns, had a one O 4.4 rating. In the three games since, okay, they played the Panthers, the falcons, the jets. We're talking about three horrendous teams at this point. Teams that are combined 16 and 35. You know what is stat line is Brennan and those three games? Tell me. Just to prove my point that the it was more about the Patriots than Josh Allen in that game, 51.4% completion percentage, 5 touchdowns, four interceptions, 67.5 rating. So who's the outlier here? Is it Josh Allen and three throws three interceptions at home against the falcons keep them in it has to, you know, completed like, I don't know, like 50% of his passes against the jets, that game was a game for a while. So if the Patriots play better on defense and I think that they will, if they can get Matthew judon to buy in and do his job, then I think they have they certainly have a puncher's chance and I still think going more to the ground, beating the bills that way. Is the way to go? Because if they try to get into a passing game, I don't, you know, the bills have too many guys in covers or safeties are really good. They're linebackers can run too much can go wrong, but I do think the Patriots have a puncher's chance. It's just can anybody tell me what the buy in level is going to be with the defense?.

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"dante hightower" Discussed on Patriots Beat

Patriots Beat

05:21 min | 6 months ago

"dante hightower" Discussed on Patriots Beat

"That's a great point. It's game script. If you have, if you have a lead and they have to throw it kind of like Cleveland, because Cleveland ran the ball on that opening drive pretty effectively, the Patriots were able to stop the run for the most part after that. But the browns weren't really allowed to run the football because of the score. Right. At that point, who knows what they would have been able to do on the ground in the fourth quarter, right? You have no idea. Right. So exactly. I want to I want to pull up this play. And there's a couple of things I want to point out. One of them is actually actually positive, right? So that's good. But I want to look at this play and I think that this is such a great example of what exactly went wrong with the run defense. So first and foremost, this is an outside zone scheme, right? By the Titans. So everybody's gonna step out and they're gonna turn up field or towards the sideline and they're gonna try to run this stretch action outside. So what the Patriots are gonna do against outside zone is they are going to essentially charge it up. So Dante Hightower right here on the play side. He is going to come into this combination block between the guard and the tackle. And he is going to force a cutback by the ball carrier. So the Patriots instead of and outside zone, you can either turn the corner, you can bang it on right off off the tackle, or you can cut it back. Those are the reads for the back. So the Patriots are going to force a cut back every single time on purpose. They want to dictate the terms. But what ends up happening? And I think this is where the Titans schematic wrinkles kind of come into hand and what they were able to do as they knew that the Patriots were going to fire high tower at the play side combo block and force that cutback. So watch the center and watch the tackle here over Devon got shot. What they're gonna do is they're gonna turn Carl Davis and gotcha outside. They're gonna turn them. And then they're gonna put this guard through to the second level immediately up to jawaan Bentley. So as we roll the play, you're gonna see the Dante hides our come downhill at the place I block, right? Here comes the downhill. So that's going to trigger this cutback. And you see the lane here. But watch the centers. See how the center has Davis turned out and see how God Shaw's held up here. And then you see that right guard being able to insert himself to the second level immediately. So you have Ben Jones, the Titan center is awesome. He turns out Carl Davis turn out here and then guard right up to Bentley. And once you get up to that point, you see the lack of resistance and you see the huge hole. So the Titans knew that the Patriots were going to try to force these cutbacks. And then they were able to block it up from there in order to get downhill into the second level. So what are the Patriots due to combat this? Well, I think the most important thing if you look at it is this climb by the guard, right?.

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"dante hightower" Discussed on Patriots Beat

Patriots Beat

03:29 min | 9 months ago

"dante hightower" Discussed on Patriots Beat

"And this is not a bad offensive line, right? And I remember at one point I turned to you, Alex and I and I said, they just throw a ton of pressure looks at this at The Rookie quarterback and these practices blessing linebackers, gaming or stunting upfront, doing all sorts. This is not just we're gonna put rush for against your 5 guys. If we get home great, if not that gets to look good against the defense, right? This is we're gonna get Dante Hightower and Matt Jude on and Joshua and chase winovich and Kyle van noy and our interior guys are gonna stunt and pick and do different things up front and we're coming after this quarterback. And I feel like that mentality is gonna be the way that they're gonna carry this into all year long. Some reporters out there. I think Andrew Callen had had them at 6 sacks today of Mac Jones. I don't know if it was quite that many, but there was a lot of pressure in Mac Jones face out there today. Yeah, I mean, we've talked about this. This shouldn't be news to anybody regardless of the quarterback situation. This team is going to go as far as the defense carries them. I mean, it's a defensively built football team. And there's a lot a lot to be excited about. And this just on a bigger picture for the defense, I don't know if you had another point about the defensive front Evan. But just let me pull up the exact transcript here, but I thought it was very interesting this morning. Bill Belichick was asked about Stefon Gilmore and generally the response has been. He's rehabbing. He's reality. That's it. He's rehabbing, or, you know, that's a situation. This is what he said this morning. I'll jump around here because it was a long answer. I know that that's been working extremely hard. See him in here all the time. He's doing other things while we're practicing. Yeah. I'd say I'd say it's day to day. We just keep putting days together and stack them together when he's ready to be out there. He'll be out there..

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"dante hightower" Discussed on Greg Bedard Patriots Podcast with Nick Cattles

Greg Bedard Patriots Podcast with Nick Cattles

04:11 min | 1 year ago

"dante hightower" Discussed on Greg Bedard Patriots Podcast with Nick Cattles

"Absolutely. I mean I I completely agree with you Nick and, and you're right at quarterbacks all have their different strengths and weaknesses to me. Give me the, give me the mind and we can figure out things physically, but I think that, I think that Jones where he is is really good. I think they're quietly is and look, we talked about this right after they drafted him where you know, some people were pooh-poohing it and saying like well Patriots fell into it and how much did they really love? Um, and all those bolts. Yep. And and I told you from people that I talked to and and look, I understand. Cuz I talked to people right after that and I'm like, you know, why aren't you guys more excited? Like what's the deal like you God, this guy is perfect for you guys do like why you you know Belichick downplayed it people, I talked to downplayed it and what I got was You know, there there's an enormous amount of respect for Cam and and they might need cam look, you never know what's going to happen. Let's say it is Mac Jones, but what if he gets hurt them, you know, you can go to state, I'm going to go to Hoyer with and wouldn't it be better to have Cam Newton around to say at least run you through like one squeak through one win? You know, mostly running the ball and being consumed the passing offense. I think so. So there's enormous amount of respect for cam. We saw, you know, his his influence, even on the Julio Jones stuff and so, you know, nobody in the immediate aftermath of the draft, no one was going to dance on his grave or anything. And who knew nobody knew what was going to happen? Who knows? Mac, Jones could have showed up three hundred fifty pounds. You don't know the purple dream. Like JaMarcus Russell all of a sudden if he was on the Hightower post-draft plan. He would have been a little Hefty when he he they were not happy when Dante Hightower showed up here after the draft cuz dead. some of those Alabama guys, like they're like their food after, you know, a lot of guys go through this, they cut, they cut wait for the combine and stuff like that and then they, you know, have a little barbecue and things like that, you know, and got a control for some guys, but anyways, they get a little yeah I digress but.

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"dante hightower" Discussed on New England Patriots Press Pass

New England Patriots Press Pass

02:47 min | 1 year ago

"dante hightower" Discussed on New England Patriots Press Pass

"Let's get into a little bit of games specific stuff everything again. Obviously a nice run defense is a thing. I don't think it matters much in the long run. But this was for against a dolphin team that really doesn't Rush the ball that well. This was fairly surprised. Well, I just think it comes back to the fact that really all year long. I've kind of thought that flying under the radar was the Patriots lack of first and down first and second down Edge Defenders game that can really said a sturdy edge of that's the scheme that they're going to continue to run moving forward and they're not going to go to some of these one gabbing penetrating style defense has that we see more and more across the NFL if they're going to stick to the boss two gabbing style. They are going to have to upgrade at Edge this offseason whether it's a guy in free agency that they bring in or someone like that and I think last year was Van Noy and Collins and and suck on and so forth. I think we got a little bit. I don't know. I think Bill thought that he could plug in play certain guys there like a Simon like some of the rookies like a winovich and it just hasn't really worked out that way. So I yeah, yeah, and and that I think has been the linebacker level is a problem too. I think really the whole front seven needs an upgrade in a lot of spots and they could use a nose tackle. Certainly that could eat up some blocks in the song. Along with Lawrence guy, but not being able to set the edge of the defense and really failing multiple times and doing that today. That was a big big problem for them against the Rams as well. It's been a problem all year. The Niners game with the Niners ran all over him that was often off the edge or attacking those Edge Defenders. So guys like John Simon, you know, he's a great Patriot. He's at that lunch pail type of guy bring the heart hath to work all that kind of stuff. But at the same time that player maybe works out a little bit better when you have a Dante Hightower and you have a Kyle Van Noy and you have Jamie Collins you have guys on the defensive or I can defeat box. And now when they don't have that Talent around a John Simon is easily exposed and if somebody that's a little bit, you know more in the conversation as like a regular every-down player, which has been a major concern on the edge setting setting the end of the defense against the Run. We all want to talk about why when if it doesn't laying why would if it doesn't play well that big thirty five yarder you can see that's cool. Winovich isn't playing. He got bullied right off. The ball doesn't do enough dream aswell yet. You know, I mean it is what it is. Right? And and that's just a this front seven of the defense was a concern going into a year. It was a concern all season long and then it kind of figured itself out in certain matchups against Baltimore against Arizona. They had some good run defense games, but they'll big picture and large picture is that the run defense in the front seven needs a lot of fine-tuning in the offseason. That's for

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Patriots Defense Needs Fine Tuning In The Off Season After Run Defense Dooms Playoff Chances in Miami

New England Patriots Press Pass

02:47 min | 1 year ago

Patriots Defense Needs Fine Tuning In The Off Season After Run Defense Dooms Playoff Chances in Miami

"Let's get into a little bit of games specific stuff everything again. Obviously a nice run defense is a thing. I don't think it matters much in the long run. But this was for against a dolphin team that really doesn't Rush the ball that well. This was fairly surprised. Well, I just think it comes back to the fact that really all year long. I've kind of thought that flying under the radar was the Patriots lack of first and down first and second down Edge Defenders game that can really said a sturdy edge of that's the scheme that they're going to continue to run moving forward and they're not going to go to some of these one gabbing penetrating style defense has that we see more and more across the NFL if they're going to stick to the boss two gabbing style. They are going to have to upgrade at Edge this offseason whether it's a guy in free agency that they bring in or someone like that and I think last year was Van Noy and Collins and and suck on and so forth. I think we got a little bit. I don't know. I think Bill thought that he could plug in play certain guys there like a Simon like some of the rookies like a winovich and it just hasn't really worked out that way. So I yeah, yeah, and and that I think has been the linebacker level is a problem too. I think really the whole front seven needs an upgrade in a lot of spots and they could use a nose tackle. Certainly that could eat up some blocks in the song. Along with Lawrence guy, but not being able to set the edge of the defense and really failing multiple times and doing that today. That was a big big problem for them against the Rams as well. It's been a problem all year. The Niners game with the Niners ran all over him that was often off the edge or attacking those Edge Defenders. So guys like John Simon, you know, he's a great Patriot. He's at that lunch pail type of guy bring the heart hath to work all that kind of stuff. But at the same time that player maybe works out a little bit better when you have a Dante Hightower and you have a Kyle Van Noy and you have Jamie Collins you have guys on the defensive or I can defeat box. And now when they don't have that Talent around a John Simon is easily exposed and if somebody that's a little bit, you know more in the conversation as like a regular every-down player, which has been a major concern on the edge setting setting the end of the defense against the Run. We all want to talk about why when if it doesn't laying why would if it doesn't play well that big thirty five yarder you can see that's cool. Winovich isn't playing. He got bullied right off. The ball doesn't do enough dream aswell yet. You know, I mean it is what it is. Right? And and that's just a this front seven of the defense was a concern going into a year. It was a concern all season long and then it kind of figured itself out in certain matchups against Baltimore against Arizona. They had some good run defense games, but they'll big picture and large picture is that the run defense in the front seven needs a lot of fine-tuning in the offseason. That's for

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"dante hightower" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

02:32 min | 1 year ago

"dante hightower" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"You know if it takes place on Sunday or Tuesday, So I think the tape is benefited from that from that extra time, And you know, they had some handsome guys banged up. On the offensive line, especially on they had to re shuffle some things and and now they probably will be able to have close to their their normal offensive line back. So I guess I was here. The Patriots. I know, I know the Broncos have had You know, way more than their share of injuries this season, But I don't. I'm not sure that one when we could have made a big difference with him, you know, Novella check known for those defense is known for Get after the quarterback, But you look at the Patriots this year, too, feels a bit atypical in terms of defensive performance. They really have not gotten after the quarterback all that well outside of Chase, One of which, what do we attribute that to Well, I think you know, they front seven for the Patriots took a big hit in free agency and talked out. You know, the very underrated guy Last year was was nose tackle Danny Shelton, who ended up signing with the Lions. And then they lost three of their rotational linebackers free agency Landon Robinson. Child. Illinois, both point to the Dolphins, Jamie Collins went to the Lions. Then the big hit really was the office out of Dante Hightower, who's kind of the commander in chief of that front seven guy that got all the pieces in place. Um, so you know, they lost a lot of guys who have been kind of mixing and maxing. And it's kind of going with a hybrid approach it in evening fields has been a safety. His whole career has kind of been playing a linebacker. Hybrid approach. Thes First War games. And he's kind of been, You know, a guy against the run for the the The edge rushers have been, you know, haven't been effective that they have the last two years, So it's been tough. It's gonna work in progress, but I think that this defense hasn't really taken too much of a step backwards from where they were last year when they were they, you know, statistically one of the top defenses in the league. Jim McBride joins us here from the Boston Globe. Just a few more questions here for you, Jim. I want actually kind of go back to what a wild season This was expected to be for the Patriots. You have Tom Brady. Leaving to go to Tampa Bay. And then you have all the opt outs and this expectation now certain that's going to Jared's dead. Um and then Cam Newton signs there. I mean, you want talk about wild waves off what the expectations were just going to be for the Patriots? How have fans in general been reacting to all of this? And what was the expectation coming into the season for this team?.

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"dante hightower" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

02:21 min | 2 years ago

"dante hightower" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

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"dante hightower" Discussed on Ross Tucker Football Podcast

Ross Tucker Football Podcast

01:40 min | 3 years ago

"dante hightower" Discussed on Ross Tucker Football Podcast

"I think that the bucks realize number one if we move on from him who also we're going to get and we can count on this guy the lineup every week. He hasn't missed a game yet. So and he's at least, okay, he's at least average solid may. Maybe he'll get even better. I guess my concern there, if I'm the bucks, it would be that Smith has a history of I wanna say underachieving, but maybe not putting forth as much effort as he could over should have. I thought he could have been a more dominant player at Penn State. I thought he could have been better with the bucks now that he's gotten life altering money twenty seven million fully guaranteed will he's still play through all the pumps and bruises. Will he get better? Or will he go the other direction? The bucks are clearly betting on that hill. He'll get better. We'll have to see. Jeez. That means like guys like giant safety. Landon. Collins ravens linebacker CJ Moseley and the patriots trio of Gus kiosque flowers and Trent Brown or I'll scheduled to hit the open market next week. Right. Some of that's a surprise. I think the only patriots guy thought they might would be Trey flowers because there aren't that many guys like him versatile guys edge rushers like Kim. But I think the patriots thought the franchise tag was two valuable. They're going to try to do like what they did with Dante Hightower and Devin mccourty and try to, you know, pay those guys with a need to pay him at the last second to get a mistake..

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"dante hightower" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

01:54 min | 3 years ago

"dante hightower" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"What's what's the takeaway from you? This was the game that they had to win. And they did it. Well, the takeaway Jordan the defense above all else. You know, a lot of us be included. You know, we went into this game. Talking all about the offense. A lot of individual talents on the defensive side, but Uteem's that had been kind of up and down brought a good chunk of the season defensively. But offense to believe the the line. You know, the biggest over underline was dead at I think fifty six and a half points. This was supposed to be one of the greatest Super Bowl in history when it came to offensive explosions. It was supposed to be reminiscent of what we saw last year against the eagles the year before that against the falcons. Instead what we got at thirteen to three. The patriots victory was the lowest scoring Super Bowl in history. Religiously it had been Super Bowl Devon which had twenty one points. So this is the lowest by a long shot Tom Brady, you mentioned him. He played. Okay. Not great. But he was important. He was good. He was great even when account in the fourth quarter lead to another game winning drive. But he didn't throw a touchdown. It was Tony. Michelle running for a touchdown for the sixth time in his postseason career all of those the seasons, of course, being a rookie. But the defense led by defensive play caller, Brian Flores who tomorrow is going to fly to Miami to officially be named the head coach the dolphins. One heck of a sendoff for him leading this team so many heroes fund. Gilmore could have been to the game. MVP conversation of winter. Join element Jason mccourty prevented a Brandin cooks touchdown. He was terrific. Dante Hightower just as he wasn't past Super Bowl against Ciocci falcons. Made some critical critical defensively it was a total team effort in a little scary at points a little boring get points. But most importantly when it counted. The patriots stepped up defensively to win the Super Bowl number six Tom Brady and Bill bell check together. It's unbelievable. Now, I've got to ask you since you've been down there covering things. So well over the course.

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"dante hightower" Discussed on Ross Tucker Football Podcast

Ross Tucker Football Podcast

03:51 min | 3 years ago

"dante hightower" Discussed on Ross Tucker Football Podcast

"Off kept trying to drive all down the field. He just wouldn't do it. And the patriots finally even after the mccourty would be picked six ended up marching primarily, thanks settlement. I mean Eshelman was obviously clearly the best player in the field. And they get the first field goal to finally get finally get some points in the game and gronk took a vicious shot from Littleton. I mean, I'm telling you that Littleton guy is not messing around. And then unfortunately for them golf took a bad sack. And he just looked confused to me patriots went for on fourth and one but Brady and gronk were off target kind of weird to me. I don't know why they had fourth and one and they had four inches late. Neither one did. They do the quarterback sneak which I don't really understand. And then you start the second half pry and golf was lucky again. His I throw the second half Dante Hightower Troy. For an easy interception on the first play. I mean, it was it would have been easy interception. Then Patrick Chung got her and you start to think, oh, this might not be the patriots night. However, they just killed ramps with stunts all night long. I mean, the Rams just had no answer for these stunts. They were bringing five man rushes lot Kyle van noy. A lot of Dante Hightower. Those guys were making plays golf stood in there made a couple throws. Even after that that one sacked that led to the field goal. But he was way late on the throat to cooks debt could have been a touchdown. And the Rams are moving the ball gin. John Sullivan got a holding penalty, which was Dr killer. And then finally we had two touchdown Brady to Ataman and then two big plays to gronk including the one where Brady floated the ball beautifully leading to that first down of the game. And then I will give Gough credit even after that golf was dropping dimes on the next drive before he LA interception, a Gilmore each just he was under pressure. He tried to throw it up for coaxed in gaining on it. It and it wasn't even close give the patriots a lot of credit for almost running the ball running the clock completely out Sony. Michelle birkhead, I was surprised Bella check to kick that. I thought he goes go the quarterback sneak to just feel the game. Instead, he went ahead and kicked it and Gostkowski made it thirteen to three lead for the patriots. And that was the final score. Just some other thoughts Bryce some other takeaways. The one thing I would say is when you're a player in the NFL. You always say like it's team game. It's you alternate team sport. Right. But a lot of times we know that it has a lot to do with the quarterback and the head coach that's one of the things I admire the most about the patriots and all their Super Bowls. Is it really is the ultimate team sport? I mean Doron Harmon comes in and makes that play where he knocks the ball way from Brandin cooks the play before this define Gilmore interception, and he's only playing out there because. Got hurt. I mean, it's just it really is pretty impressive. How many different guys contribute it? I thought the Rams defensive line. Did a really nice job. It's just seem like they knew what was going on and Dhamma can sue on the jet. Sweep Dante Fowler on screens, and draws they were trying to make Chris HOGAN beat them. And Chris HOGAN was not capable of beating the patriots had to burn to timeouts in the first six minutes, which was weird. Dietrich? Wise was out there making plays. The Todd Gurley usage was questionable again Brady. It's bad throws in the first half element, great first half..

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"dante hightower" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"dante hightower" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Linebacker Dante Hightower back at practice that remiss Thursday with an illness. The Rams also at full participation, including kicker, Greg's airline ram said Sean McVay also adding running back Todd Gurley is one hundred percent on Darwin's Zuck high in eagle. We always have our game face on expected here. CBS sports radio. Right in extra sports thirteen hundred for best radio station in the gazettes best of the strings because every other radio station in town is colluding to keep us off the ballot. Jay Farner, CEO of Quicken Loans, America's premier home purchase lender. Today's fluctuating interest rates can leave you with unexpected higher mortgage payments at Quicken Loans. We've created a new way to protect you from unpredictable interest rates. So you can buy a home with certainty. It's called rate shield, and here's how it works with rate shield. You can lock your interest rate while you shop for a new home. So if rates go up, you don't have to worry. And here's the best part. If rates go down you get the lower rate with rate shield, we really have you covered. Here are more reasons why you wanna work with America's largest mortgage lender for nine years in a row now Jd power has ranked Quicken Loans highest in the nation in customer satisfaction for primary mortgage origination. And for the fifth year in a row, they've also ranked us highest in the nation for mortgage servicing rate shield, another way, we can save you money on your mortgage. Call us today at eight hundred quicken or go to rocketmortgage dot com. Basin. Rocket mortgage data in comparison to public data records, Rachel approval only valid on certain thirty purchase transactions. Call for cost information and conditions. Equal housing lender. Licensed in all fifty states animals additional conditions. Exclusions may apply. What if Donut shops were like most investment firms, they'd sell one kind of.

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"dante hightower" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

01:46 min | 3 years ago

"dante hightower" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Barreling data latest up to the elevates and grows down a big time to had rib. Rocker a problem follows the forest the Cup with a big time, slam that's our ways engage himself war tonight as westbound I of the bucket and newly down. He's got a dozen Matt Pinto thought. Radio network Westbrook. A triple double and Paul George at forty three points as the thunder win at one eighteen one zero two, okay? Sees now won seven in a row. Kemba Walker at twenty three the Hornets took down the Grizz one hundred to ninety two the jazz defeated the hawks one twenty eight one twelve Anthony Davis who has made it clear he wants out of New Orleans now apparently might be ruling out Boston as a possible destination. Davis father spoke saying he hopes the sun doesn't make the Celtics a landing spot apparently due to the team's treatment of Isaiah Thomas future hall of famers, Dirk Nowitzki, and Dwayne Wade who are both sets retire after the season have named a special edition. So the roster for the upcoming all star game. And Carmelo Anthony has been waived by the bulls these free to sign with any team big upset in college hoops, Iowa stunts fifth ranked Michigan seventy four fifty nine. Another surprise. Buffalo falls the bowling green ninety two eighty eight. Wisconsin defeats Maryland, sixty nine sixty one Kansas forward, Sylvia. The south has been ruled ineligible for the rest of the year and next year after. Payment was reportedly made from an Adidas consultants who despises guardian less than forty eight hours till kickoff in Atlanta for Super Bowl fifty three. The patriots got linebacker Dante Hightower back at practice Friday after he missed practice with an illness on Thursday. The Rams also at full participation, including kicker. Greg's arline Rams head coach, Sean McVay. Also, adding that running back Todd Gurley is one hundred percent and feeling good. The dolphins reportedly planning on cutting quarterback. Ryan tannehill this off season and future.

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"dante hightower" Discussed on First Things First

First Things First

03:47 min | 3 years ago

"dante hightower" Discussed on First Things First

"But now you put them in a bite week situation. And you talk about top to bottom of that roster. One to fifty three the New England Patriots and their experience they have a decisive advantage on other teams. Also, why we play so much weight on being good at situational football that even if you're a talent deficit because you understand the situat- you understand your players. You know, what they're good at what they're not good at you understand. You know, how to be so tight on on on both sides of the ball. That's what makes this team. So good in so dominate. That's right. They are. So rarely the reason that we will bring up that Miami play the end of the game for the rest of the year and into next year is because it was an outlier like that was the rare game. Wait the patriots had that game. One and they lost that never happens to them. And so. Ev almost every team in league it happens once or twice a season where it's like, man. How did we lose that game? And so absolutely, right, Geno. They we know that the patriots are not going to butcher the clock at the end of the half. We know the Bella checks not gonna find himself. Oh my God. It's midway through the third quarter. And I'm out of challenges like those types of things that other teams shoot themselves in the photo on the pats. Never do. And one thing we got a little insight from Patrick Chung Chung there. I've talked to Patrick Chung before. And one of the things he expressed to me was he gets disappointed in the national media, not giving New England players like him credit for being very very talented. So he's just as normal, man. We're going to go out there and kick day they got a bunch of guys in the locker room. We try to make them out like the robots they're not they got a bunch of guys like Patrick weekend. Week outs. That man, listen. I got a great game plan. But I'm also I'm a very very good football player. We don't acknowledge them enough. All right sticking with this. Super bowl. The Rams are hoping to have Todd Gurley at full strength. Something he seemingly wasn't during the NFC championship game. Girly says his knee is fine and patriots linebacker Dante. Hightower says he's expecting a lot of girly in the Super Bowl game plan artsy. What should the patriots expect to see from Todd Gurley? I would expect to see a lot of Todd Gurley. One thing in just reading through information. I was very shocked at Bill Belichick. He met Sean McVay last year at the scouting combine. And they exchanged phone numbers and randomly during the season after gains. Bill Belichick will tech som- McVeigh's. I was watching the game and everything man great game plan. And you guys are explosives guys are dangerous specifically after the Minnesota game. I think Todd Gurley one hundred and fifty yards total offense in that game eighty Russian over seventy receiving he texting after that game. So I'm pretty certain Bill Belichick if he saw that game Todd Gurley had one hundred fifty he had that balance that's already in his memory 'cause they got the he contacted him after the game. So for me, I believe that they'll be expecting Todd Gurley that we saw earlier in the season. And I believe that he is the one guy just like last week who was it neck tyreek hill, it's time early this week. So it's harder for Bill. Bella check to take a running back away any Hannah. Why receiver? Yeah. So also in trying to take a running back away. It should set up other things for other people on the field. So Todd Gurley. We should see the one of the best versions of tiger. That we've seen in last two months, and I believe the New England Patriots. That is their number one game plan is to eliminate tiger Lee from being dominant going into this year. See what was the part of Todd girlies game that I thought differentiated him from Zeki Lally when I would say girlies the best back in football. What was the part of his even the backers? Absolutely, right and this year. No, there's a layup..

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