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Jerod Mayo: Patriots - Chargers could be over by halftime

#1
https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/pa...arns-patriots-chargers-could-be-over-halftime

Bad matchup? Jerod Mayo warns Patriots-Chargers could be "over by halftime"
No one in New England is taking the Los Angeles Chargers lightly.
But Jerod Mayo sounds seriously concerned about a potential upset in Foxboro on Sunday.

DJ BEAN: A truly fearless visitor is coming to Foxboro
During Tuesday's episode of "The Quick Slants Podcast" with Tom E. Curran, the former Patriots linebacker laid out why the Chargers are the worst possible draw for New England in the AFC Divisional Round.
For Mayo, Los Angeles' greatest strength is its defensive front, which boasts talented edge rushers in Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa and will get defensive tackle Brandon Mebane back after he missed the Chargers' Wild Card win over the Baltimore Ravens.
"Getting a guy like Mebane back, having those guys on the edge -- they're good against the run." Mayo said. "These guys are able to control the front."
Mayo then issued a warning to the Patriots' offense.
"If you go out there and average 3 yards a carry, this game will be over by halftime."
That's a pretty hot take considering New England is undefeated at Gillette Stadium this season and has lost to the Chargers just once in the teams' last eight meetings.
But there are numbers to back up Mayo's claim: The Patriots were 1-3 this season when they averaged fewer than 3.5 yards per rush and failed to reach 100 total rushing yards in all five of their losses.
New England did find success in the run game down the stretch, amassing 404 total rushing yards against the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets in Weeks 16 and 17. They'll have their work cut out for them Sunday, though, as L.A. held the Ravens to 3.9 yards per carry last weekend.
The Patriots will need a solid passing attack to open up the run, but the Chargers' secondary is no cakewalk, either. In fact, Mayo said he could "totally see" tight end Rob Gronkowski be a "non-factor" if Pro Bowl safety Derwin James shuts him down.
In short: Buckle up for a competitive game in Foxboro on Sunday afternoon.
 

Gill Man

Inaugural San Diego Charger Fan Since 1962 FUDEAN
Staff member
Moderator
#3
Bulletin board material and motivation for the Pats O line and RB's.
 
#6
I'm pulling for a early exit for the Patriots from the post season.

I really believe in spite of the more or less complete roster the chargers have that the Chiefs will do better vs them rather than the referee favorite patriots.

Games still to be played and won of course.
 

HEXEDBOLT

Don't like it, lump it!!!
#7
Ain't never gonna happen and if it does they will fold under the pressure of the championship game, it's in their DNA.
 

Old School SD Fan

View from the King's balcony!
#11
Bolts will win just to raise the hopes of the last dozen fans. Then smash them back to earth hard with a classic Charger face plant in the AFC championship game.
 

Gill Man

Inaugural San Diego Charger Fan Since 1962 FUDEAN
Staff member
Moderator
#12
And here's Shannon Sharpe's completely off the wall critical rant about Tom Brady, dude is manic lolz:
 
#13
https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/pa...arns-patriots-chargers-could-be-over-halftime

Bad matchup? Jerod Mayo warns Patriots-Chargers could be "over by halftime"
No one in New England is taking the Los Angeles Chargers lightly.
But Jerod Mayo sounds seriously concerned about a potential upset in Foxboro on Sunday.

DJ BEAN: A truly fearless visitor is coming to Foxboro
During Tuesday's episode of "The Quick Slants Podcast" with Tom E. Curran, the former Patriots linebacker laid out why the Chargers are the worst possible draw for New England in the AFC Divisional Round.
For Mayo, Los Angeles' greatest strength is its defensive front, which boasts talented edge rushers in Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa and will get defensive tackle Brandon Mebane back after he missed the Chargers' Wild Card win over the Baltimore Ravens.
"Getting a guy like Mebane back, having those guys on the edge -- they're good against the run." Mayo said. "These guys are able to control the front."
Mayo then issued a warning to the Patriots' offense.
"If you go out there and average 3 yards a carry, this game will be over by halftime."
That's a pretty hot take considering New England is undefeated at Gillette Stadium this season and has lost to the Chargers just once in the teams' last eight meetings.
But there are numbers to back up Mayo's claim: The Patriots were 1-3 this season when they averaged fewer than 3.5 yards per rush and failed to reach 100 total rushing yards in all five of their losses.
New England did find success in the run game down the stretch, amassing 404 total rushing yards against the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets in Weeks 16 and 17. They'll have their work cut out for them Sunday, though, as L.A. held the Ravens to 3.9 yards per carry last weekend.
The Patriots will need a solid passing attack to open up the run, but the Chargers' secondary is no cakewalk, either. In fact, Mayo said he could "totally see" tight end Rob Gronkowski be a "non-factor" if Pro Bowl safety Derwin James shuts him down.
In short: Buckle up for a competitive game in Foxboro on Sunday afternoon.
The Spanoses' greatest strength is its large market. It is why the carpetbagging corporation is suddenly winning games it hasn't won ever. It won't beat NFL- favorite Brady though. Guaranteed
 
#16
Watch for Patriots receivers being so far open you can't even see a Spanos defender on the screen. Watch for Patriots defenders getting to the end of the pass route before the Spanos receiver does. Watch for the Spanos defenders suddenly not able to get past the line of scrimmage. Watch where the ref spots and then re-spots the ball. Watch for random holding calls on the Spanoses on both sides of the field and during special-teams returns. Watch for a 3rd-down roughing-the-passer call. Watch for a key injury or two. Watch for a shanked punt or field goal. Watch the replays of controversial catches and fumbles. When the Spanoses are on offense, the replays will be slowed down to the point that you can see that small movement of the football. When the Bradies have the ball, the replay won't be so slow. Some of the aforementioned events will have. And what is guaranteed to happen is a Patriots win.

Actually, on second thought. Don't watch. Don't help the NFL and the Spanoses. Besides, I just told you the ending.
 
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Gill Man

Inaugural San Diego Charger Fan Since 1962 FUDEAN
Staff member
Moderator
#17
WTF was that. put the dope down you washed up old donkey
:laugh: I know right? I'm like WHAT? Dude has lost it......sorta wondering about CTE or something after that little tirade. There's a segment on NFLN called Game Day Prime with Primetime Neon Deion and LAT and this guy and then a foxy female moderator. Sometimes it's hard to follow the back and forth with Deion and Sharpe....Sharpe mumbles so fast and those two argue back and forth with smack talk while LAT and the moderator lady watch on for the most part. Crazy. It's all hype and smack and glitz.......calm objective analysis has no place anymore, apparently that doesn't draw ratings. So same with the game, huge offensive trackmeets are the goal now, let the offenses score at will if possible, make the rules so that happens, and try to arrange matchups where there's a catchy storyline, let's go for he big $$$$$$$$$$$.
 
#18
Isn’t “Undisputed” that show with that blowhard Skip Bayless? First time I saw the ad for their show I thought “there’s one show I’ll never watch”.
 
#19
https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/pa...arns-patriots-chargers-could-be-over-halftime

Bad matchup? Jerod Mayo warns Patriots-Chargers could be "over by halftime"
No one in New England is taking the Los Angeles Chargers lightly.
But Jerod Mayo sounds seriously concerned about a potential upset in Foxboro on Sunday.

DJ BEAN: A truly fearless visitor is coming to Foxboro
During Tuesday's episode of "The Quick Slants Podcast" with Tom E. Curran, the former Patriots linebacker laid out why the Chargers are the worst possible draw for New England in the AFC Divisional Round.
For Mayo, Los Angeles' greatest strength is its defensive front, which boasts talented edge rushers in Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa and will get defensive tackle Brandon Mebane back after he missed the Chargers' Wild Card win over the Baltimore Ravens.
"Getting a guy like Mebane back, having those guys on the edge -- they're good against the run." Mayo said. "These guys are able to control the front."
Mayo then issued a warning to the Patriots' offense.
"If you go out there and average 3 yards a carry, this game will be over by halftime."
That's a pretty hot take considering New England is undefeated at Gillette Stadium this season and has lost to the Chargers just once in the teams' last eight meetings.
But there are numbers to back up Mayo's claim: The Patriots were 1-3 this season when they averaged fewer than 3.5 yards per rush and failed to reach 100 total rushing yards in all five of their losses.
New England did find success in the run game down the stretch, amassing 404 total rushing yards against the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets in Weeks 16 and 17. They'll have their work cut out for them Sunday, though, as L.A. held the Ravens to 3.9 yards per carry last weekend.
The Patriots will need a solid passing attack to open up the run, but the Chargers' secondary is no cakewalk, either. In fact, Mayo said he could "totally see" tight end Rob Gronkowski be a "non-factor" if Pro Bowl safety Derwin James shuts him down.
In short: Buckle up for a competitive game in Foxboro on Sunday afternoon.
Jerod Mayo: huge idiot or genius motivator.
 

Gill Man

Inaugural San Diego Charger Fan Since 1962 FUDEAN
Staff member
Moderator
#22
Maybe the author misunderstood Mayo and he was warning the Chargers.
:laugh: that's the article I was thinking about in the Patriots thread. Jeebus did this guy call it wrong or what? Of course this is so typical of the media overhyping the chokers in the past in SD too. One day they'll learn a team owned by the Spanii is by definition a choking team. Embarrassed again on national tv. Pathetic. Couldn't have happened to a nicer owner. EFF THEM.
 
#23
:laugh: that's the article I was thinking about in the Patriots thread. Jeebus did this guy call it wrong or what? Of course this is so typical of the media overhyping the chokers in the past in SD too. One day they'll learn a team owned by the Spanii is by definition a choking team. Embarrassed again on national tv. Pathetic. Couldn't have happened to a nicer owner. EFF THEM.
Well to be fair to Mayo, he is a former Patriot so it’s conceivable he said that to light a fire under Belichick.
 
#25
Watch for Patriots receivers being so far open you can't even see a Spanos defender on the screen. Watch for Patriots defenders getting to the end of the pass route before the Spanos receiver does. Watch for the Spanos defenders suddenly not able to get past the line of scrimmage. Watch where the ref spots and then re-spots the ball. Watch for random holding calls on the Spanoses on both sides of the field and during special-teams returns. Watch for a 3rd-down roughing-the-passer call. Watch for a key injury or two. Watch for a shanked punt or field goal. Watch the replays of controversial catches and fumbles. When the Spanoses are on offense, the replays will be slowed down to the point that you can see that small movement of the football. When the Bradies have the ball, the replay won't be so slow. Some of the aforementioned events will happen. And what is guaranteed to happen is a Patriots win.

Actually, on second thought. Don't watch. Don't help the NFL and the Spanoses. Besides, I just told you the ending.
Did any of this happen?
 

Gill Man

Inaugural San Diego Charger Fan Since 1962 FUDEAN
Staff member
Moderator
#27
Yes, most of it happened in grandiose fashion. You were Kreskin-like with this.
As far as blowout and wide open receivers and RB's running free. I do not think the officiating was one sided. For example the officials gifted the bolts just before the half with 3 points by stating the Pat receiver was tackled inbounds thereby allowing the clock to run out. Shoulda been 38-7 at the half. However there were calls that went for the Pats too. And lets not forget the Pats purposely delayed the bolt bus from entering the stadium , definitely cheated there.:p
 

TTK

EX-Charger Fan
#29
Anyone blaming the refs is delusional. This game was over before it even started. There was absolutely no way Costa Mesa's gameplan would work against the GOAT. Classic example of being outcoached.
 

Harryo the K

Well-Known Member
#30
Anyone blaming the refs is delusional. This game was over before it even started. There was absolutely no way Costa Mesa's gameplan would work against the GOAT. Classic example of being outcoached.
Rod ”Chaincrusher” Woodson stated otherwise....

Woodson was asked something that anyone watching the game can “take to the bank.” Woodson said “Anthony Lynn is going to go to the east coast, out coach Bill Belichick, and win another game on the east coast.”
Woodson cited how the Chargers are 9-0 outside of Los Angeles. He also brings up the chemistry and the culture change that Lynn has brought to the team.
 

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