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Chargers rack up more miles to Seahawks

Chargers rack up more miles in the air, but this game will be on the ground.

A somewhat delusional month or 2 week bye feeling for Chargers.  Not only on the road non-stop from Cleveland to London with a game commencing at 6:30AM PST followed by a bye week.   It has felt almost like a 2 week bye add Halloween follow with another business trip to Seattle and the Bolts have played on the road the entire second quarter.

 

The road trip winning Chargers have been flying under the radar a little, which suits this team as they sit at 5-2.  Let me remind you their only 2 losses were to the 7-1 Chiefs and the 8-0 Rams.  Bolts find themselves with the 3rd best record in all the AFC behind the Chiefs (7-1) and the Patriots (6-1). In all the NFL they are tied with two other teams with the fourth overall record at (5-2) Panthers and Redskins.
I hate to use a comparison from another team but Todd Gurley going down before a gimme TD illustrated  complete unselfishness and true team move, that’s what I see in this Chargers team!  I can’t, but we can mentality, a true team.

Milestone for Philip Rivers on Sunday, toughness personified as this one is really special.  Philip will have his 200th consecutive start!  Beyond awing, and will join a very short list of QBs; Brett Farve, Peyton and Eli  Manning.

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The last time Rivers played in Seattle (2010), he threw for 455 yards which is the second most passing yards of his career. But almost more importantly his respect from his teammates.  I’ve spoke on his demeanor shift or this more calm or less worrisome face,  his love for football and this team somehow appears even stronger this season.  There is a playfulness in him, in his body language,  it has even been illustrated and captured in celebration photos, another thing I’ve not seen, not this way at least.

Melvin Gordon on Philip Rivers: “He’s out there playing chess. And when you’re a master at chess, and you know what moves are made before they’re made, it’s kind of hard for people to beat you.”

At Seattle

At CenturyLink yes, home field advantage always an asset for Hawks and the 12s are LOUD!  Both share in a few similarities the first a sad one, loss of their owners’ Alex Spanos and Paul Allen this last month and both wear decals on their helmets.  Secondly they see themselves in the two best divisions, trailing the NFL’s top two teams and both seem to have to prove themselves despite their records and streaks. Add the loss to the Rams and lastly have shared DC Gus Bradley, which in my mind nullifies any advantage.

Defensive minded Hc Pete Carroll vs Offensive minded HC Anthony Lynn.

Seattle struggled early in this season, but have looked to find their stride with a 2-win streak, 4 out of 5 wins, including a 2-pt loss to division rival Rams and a big win at Ford Stadium vs. the Lions last week.
Chargers come in to continue their 4-win streak and come with a restful bye week. Fourteen days since they have played along with racking up flight miles and add to their month long of road trips with a total of 11,229 miles, Cleveland to London and back to Orange County adding a mere 978 miles to Seattle to total 12,207 for the quarter and that includes a bye week!  Headed to the northeast a quick flight comparatively to their flying month.

Pressure, pressure, and more pressure on QB Russell Wilson, I’m sure Gus Bradley has it all set in stone (and don’t forget he also was at Seattle with Pete as DC, knowing how he thinks) however you have to believe the same true for Pete Carroll knowing how Gus thinks).

Brandon Mebane also a connection , this however I believe more vital as the vet will lead the defense  with vengeance. There is a bit of revenge there.   No Bosa, but Bolts are fairing well without him, just think how his contribution will impact  when he returns however.

This should be a close game, the spread indicating Seattle (-2).

Chargers can handle noise and a hostile environment, they come with rest, a prolific offense, a bonus love from London fans along with time with their families, as well as a special cohesiveness and comradery with the team.

Look for Ekeler to have a prolific game, more so with catch and runs, and Gordon, (although listed as questionable that is usually a yes) with a productive day on the ground.  Both Williams and Keenan Allen impacting with a big game, as well.  Seahawks will most likely be attentive to all the threats that the Chargers have, but there are just too many weapons to cover. But this game most likely will be on the ground as rain and a wet field will be prevalent.  Along with a physical disruptive defense and a special teams whom have found consistency.

Weather at CenturyLink Field for kick off rain and a wet field forcasted! Chargers have cohesiveness but on the flip side Seahawks have seemed to gel, as well and have their Legion of Boom.

Both teams find themselves in the 2 toughest divisions trailing the NFL’s top 2 teams and both looking to continue and add to their W columns.
Injury reports (as of Friday)

Chargers

OUT:  Joey Bosa, Christopher Landrum, Kyzir White.

Questionable: Melvin Gordon

Seahawks

Doubtful:  Jordan Simmons & Neiko Thorpe

Questionable:  Chris Carson, Bradley McDougald, K.J. Wright

 

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Bolts & Dawgs

Chargers head to Cleveland to face America’s new favorite sweethearts the stars of HBO’s Hard Knocks, but the Bolts don’t see them as darlings.

If you have football Tourette’s as I do you also watched it, and if your the kind of person or sucker I am you wished they could just get a win, learn or relearn how to. Just like how life sometimes is hard with multiple adversities hit you, you start to expect the shoe to drop, on a personal note I know I have had to shift my thinking to get thru similar hard times.  Human interest or the common rooting for the perpetual underdog, is obsolete in this scenario, the Browns first win this season was the first in 635 days when they beat the Chargers on Christmas Eve 2016.

It’s not a trap game, not for LA.  Although many variables have changed in those days (635) the exclamation point of loosing to the win-less Browns on Christmas Eve is not forgotten and will not be overlooked.

Chargers played their most complete game this season vs. the Raiders last Sunday and are 3-2.  Rank in top offense with yards, both rushing & passing. Phillip Rivers showcasing something special with this team as epitomized Sunday with the celebration TD photo! Quite a rarity! Something cool is brewing with this offense or gelling.

 

Chargers have experience and success with new quarterback’s ( Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen and C.J Beathard)  whom also come with little film, they’ve been able to contain, disrupt and pressure them successfully. And vs the run last week the defense contained Marshawn Lynch  to 31 yards, Sunday they will face Carlos Hyde.

The special teams woes addressed with the reuniting of former Eagles teammates, the addition of  Donnie Jones last week however Caleb Sturgis may be out on Sunday and Michael Badgley is on stand by.

The kicking game is one aspect that these two teams have had in common one that both teams have had issues with this season.

The Browns who started the season not with a loss but a tie are at 2-2-1. They have a new king at the helm number one draft pick Baker Mayfield coming in with 3 TDs and 3 INTs whom made his debut in their first win.  Sunday will be his third start, although the hype has been on him, Browns defense led by DC Greg Williams are first in the NFL in takeaways with 15.

The Browns are 2nd in rushing  and their defense 12th allowing 22.9 points a game (reminder they contained Drew Brees and the Saints to 21 points in the 3-point loss). They handed the Ravens their 2nd loss and the Steelers a tie in OT. This team has some grit and probably the most loyal fan base in the NFL, ones whom no matter what the record or the temperatures are at FirstEnergy Stadium. They have a new mascot as well whom showed up at their first win vs. the Jets, a possum, another showed in their win vs. the Ravens.

A few connections

Adrian Phillips played against Baker Mayfield when he was at Texas Tech and Chargers are familiar with Todd Hailey (KC HC 2009-11 and OC Steelers 2012-2017).

 

IMO prediction: Chargers win, no way they go back into Cleveland with this group and not come out with win.

 

 

INSIDE THE LOCKER ROOM with Desiree

Welcome to ITL
INSIDE THE LOCKER ROOM with Desiree.

A few weeks ago I was granted the opportunity to come to the Chargers on a regular, weekly basis.

My intent and it still is to cover the team on all my platforms, a weekly quick hits on The Desiree SHOW on Dash Radio  including locker room interviews, blog entries, social media posts and in addition I came up with a fun idea.

Having the opportunity to have access is something I am super grateful for. I have covered the Chargers on many levels throughout the last 9-10 years, from shooting still photos for ESPN the Magazine, KUSI Sports for TV coverage, multiple media outlets for events on all giving back the Chargers do for the community, helping document, via photos and words or packages for KUSI-PPR among other outlets and obviously for The Desiree SHOW.

I thought that it would be pretty cool to let you all get to know some of these players on a different level from inside the locker room, with that I would like to welcome you to ITL!

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Join me for this weekly locker room visit at the Hoag Performance Center in Costa Mesa, The Chargers HQ’s.

It’s odds and ends, the third dimension, birthday cheers, games, some stats, high school & college roots and more…. It’s fun, quick and raw.

Essentially a little get-to-know some of these LA Chargers players.
Join me weekly for this special only on The Desiree Show.

Warm thanks to all the Chargers PR Department and to all the players whom have given me time and to those who will in the future.

Also, would like to once again thank the ever so talented Mark Penxa for the art, I did make some changes, but he designed the Desiree SHOW logo, this one I have kept and found that it worked perfectly for this special on my show with one quick addition.

 

Make sure to tune in to The Desiree SHOW on Dash Radio on Wednesday’s 4-5 PM PST for my weekly hits, quick interviews and please make sure to subscribe to the Desiree SHOW on Itunes and SoundCloud and on IG and twitter, so you don’t miss anything!

LA vs LA; Not Really a Fight for LA

CHARGERS VS. RAMS (aka LAC vs LAR)

1:05 PM KO at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Sunday

Although the media wants dearly to make this about a ‘Battle of LA” or “Fight for LA” LA Chargers are just staying focused at the next game at hand and to getting to 2-1 on this season. That message was quite clear Thursday from coaches and players. The only importance about the game was it was the next opponent.

The two will share the same stadium in 2020, however don’t try and make this somehow a family scenario or a stepchild example, its not- its simply 2 NFL teams sharing a stadium, but if you want to……………. go right ahead.

Through out the week there have been noted media sound bites indicating that this was in some regards.

For example Rams Head Coach McVay stumbling on San…. prior to LA Chargers twice, I know hard to think this is or was a simple error for someone that can recite a play from 10 years ago with one simple date and quarter cue………..I think perhaps maybe trying to create a little aloofness to the match up. That and hearing on other avenues via the PR Dept of the Rams that they are more so looking for the match up vs. the Vikings on Thursday night Football, stating that is a bigger game. And yes, it’s in the conference and a game everyone will watch as its a prime time game vs. a regional start time as well, i.e. 1:25 kick offs are prime time per TV sources.

Yes, this is not a division game, nor a conference game; the two match up every 4  years, so hardly a rivalry, one form the National and one from the American Football Conference. On a side note the last time these two faced off at the Coliseum was October 13, 1991 it was the SD at the LA, Rams edged over the Chargers 30-24. If I delve deeper, the all time series between the two is 6-5-0 in favor of the Rams.

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Casey Hayward on any significance to the game, (Fight for LA or rivalry)

“I guess so since it’s the week we are playing them other than that nay.

We just worry about the one that’s up now and it just so happens to be the Rams.

We just try and come and win each and every week no matter who it’s against ……………it just so happens to be those guys this week”

 

 

This is a great match up however and a great test or barometer for both teams, Rams have not played a great team or a prolific offense as the Chargers this season and the Chargers face probably one of the most balanced teams on all facets.

If Chargers are able to disrupt Goff and contain Gurley, I believe the Rams could be in for a big surprise and a great opportunity for the LA Chargers to claim a spot in the LA market or at least let them know that they are contenders, as well.

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The Coliseum has not had the best field managers as of late, and also have Trojans hosting the Cougars Friday evening, this could potentially be a factor, but only in regards to the equipment mangers as far as the appropriate cleats, but there has been no rain, either, just more foot traffic.

 

Connections:

Wade Phillips, obvious connections with the SD Chargers as DC, but also Anthony Lynn’ coached under him in Denver for the Broncos.

The only edge one could possibly come up with in my mind is that Coach Lynn would know how Phillips would think, potentially. Phillips connection to players on the roster when he was DC in SD is simply Phillip Rivers and Antonio Gates.

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Former Dolphin teammates Mike Pouncey and  Ndamukong Suh.

Chargers are also familiar or I should say Phillip Rivers is with both Peters and Talib.

 

 

My thoughts

On the field it will be, I believe, a physical one, Wade Phillips is a phenomenal DC, he has the ability and track record to make necessary adjustments at the half, which was quite visible in their win in Oakland. Not just adjustments at the half, ones that would shift the game. The Rams Defense is stacked PERIOD! But on the other side of the field the prolific Chargers led by veteran Phillip Rivers and cast; Williams, Gordon, Allen, Green and Ekeler have the ability to humble them.

The Chargers defense has some missing elements, but this is also next man up league and mentality without Bosa and Luiget again. With Veteran Coach Gus Bradley at the helm. Pass rush & pressure on Goff and containment with Gurley will be crucial. Secondary will have their hands full with Robert Woods and Calvin Cook.

The team did work out 3 different players this week, but no news on any outcomes. The next man up illustrated last week with Isaac Rochelle and former Trojan Uchenna Nwosu  making an impact in Buffalo.

Chargers O-Line without Barksdale, and Tevy in, but the addition and impact of Pouncey has been noticed, the run blocking and productivity with Slash and Dash (per Eric D Williams) Gordon and Ekeler 224 all purpose yards, with great hands as well.  Plus the rise of Mike Williams and veteran Virgil Green give Rivers two more productive options.

Although the odds are with the LA Rams as everyone has them going to the Super Bowl this year that was before the season started, lol.   They are good, well coached, but The Chargers play well as the underdog, and it probably would feel really good to give the Rams a black eye and let LA know that they are here, too.

 

I’ll say it again, I think Chargers can win, I know they can, just a matter of execution, plus they have somewhat of an advantage as their first game was vs. a well coached KC team and hot new QB in Patrick Mahonne.

 

Last Day of Chargers Training Camp & Joint Practices with the Saints

Last Day of Chargers Training Camp & Joint Practices with the Saint.

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Beautiful day in Costa Mesa at Jack Hammett Sport Complex where the Los Angeles Chargers hosted the New Orleans Saints for a second day of group practices many fans, media and player’s families in attendance.  The set up truly beautiful with regal white pillowy shade canopies for the fans and media, although many fans made their way as close to the field as possible to take in all the action.

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This was my first time at Jack Hammett and my first time back since OTA’s in May this year. As to be expected a special buzz of excitement as football is back and week 3 of the Preseason is here and kicks off tonight with the Browns hosting the Eagles. Saturday the vibe will be different, as Chargers will host the Saints at Stubhub Center 5 PM PST for game 3 of the Preseason.

 

One of the special things about Training Camps is that families are present, and that fans have the unique closeness to their rooting teams.

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Another is the bond from college that go beyond the line of scrimmage for life.   Football truly is family! Throw in two head coaches, Anthony Lynn and Sean Payton whom have a history both working under Bill Parcel’s for the Cowboys, 2 Quarterbacks Phillip Rivers and Drew Brees whom have a strong long bond connecting to their families. Alabama BCS champion teammates Damion Square and Mark Ingram and even Coach Payton’s daughter Meghan shadowing Chargers Team Reporter Hayley Elwood.  That’s just part of the special atmosphere that happened on Thursday for the joint practice.

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Scrimmages make for a real quality connect as well, not just for the players, but also to the fans. For the players it is a chance to compete with another pro team and for the fans it’s well, just exciting, plus they get to get some autographs of their favorite players and be really close to the action.

 

Chargers second round draft pick, Trojan and rookie Uchenna  Nwosa spoke on his first scrimmage,

 

” It’s kind of cool to be able to go against another professional team in practice I’ve never had that happen before, to be able to get that field atmosphere, see how things go around, fans come out and watch it’s all a great feeling.  I just try to embrace it and come here prepared to work.”

– Uchenna Nwosa

Although Saturday’s Exhibition game at StubHub between the two will be disparate, passions will be flying for prospective players having the chance to make it on the field vying to make an important impact on coaches to make the final 53-man roster. Normally teams that have scrimmages play starters minimally, but because it is week 3, Anthony Lynn stated his intentions were to play the number ones for 30 plays or a half as the starters won’t play that much the final preseason game in San Francisco next Thursday.

“We are still going to play our starters 30 plays,  a half, we are still going to do that, it just happens to be the third game.

Usually when you practice against a team you can pull them back a little bit, but we need to see those guys play a little bit, because they won’t play much the following week.”

-Anthony Lynn

The cut from 90 to 53 is coming soon, September 1st. This year marks the second year to have one cut vs. the older 2 cut scenario. As you all know there are many competitions going on to make an active roster, for the Chargers a few specific battles going on, the kicking game probably at 1, at number 2  the Backup QB, along with the RBs and who will fill the void without Antonio Gates or Hunter Henry?

I will assume if your reading this that your aware that the ‘easiest spot’ to get on an active roster is on Special Teams.

JJJonesAUtograph7067As visually seen last Saturday vs. the Seahawks J.J. Jones made an impact with his 72 yard punt return for 6, and a combined total of returns (kick and punt) of 114 yards, he also received quite a few fans at the scrimmage.

 

RB Rookie Detrez Newsome also making an impact last week with 19 carries for 78 yards.

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I asked Detrez what it was like walking out to play his first NFL game vs. Cardinals, he smiled

“I’m not gonna lie, I was nervous one, as all no way, but as soon as I got the first contact I was all good, that’s all I need was that first contact to get me in the zone.”

Super excited to be able to bring you weekly coverage on the Chargers both on and off the field, from x’s and o’s to giving back and everything in between!

Stay tuned for weekly coverage of the 2018 LA Chargers season, here on the blog also tune in to The Desiree SHOW on Dash Radio 4-5 PM PST on Wednesdays, and make sure to also subscribe to the Itunes where more interviews will also be and best follow Desiree Astorga and The Desiree Show on IG  so you don’t miss any of the stories, or upcoming guests or interviews and Twitter.

 

 

Football is BACK !!

 

 

Desiree

It’s here, Super Bowl LII Kicking Off

It’s here, Super Bowl LII kicking off in 3 hours!

The Underdog vs. The Dynasty?!

Patriots headed to their 10th Super Bowl, the Eagles to their 3rd and still searching for their 1st ring, the underdogs vs. the seasoned veterans.

#FlyEaglesFly or #OneMore!

Many many story lines coming in the last two weeks, over last few weeks I brought a little variety to The Desiree Show.

Former Patriot AFC champ Marrio Grier and Jim Steeg the man singly responsible for bringing the Super Bowl to the biggest one day sporting event along with Philly raised Bones team manager Vern Laird and what it’s like to be an Eagles fan.

A former NFL RB for the Patriots, 1996 AFC champion drafted in the 1996 draft 6th round 195th pick by New England.  Marrio Grier whom played under HC Parcells, Belichick as DC, Charlie Weiss as WR coach & Romeo Cremel as DL coach along a full cast of players & following with Pete Carrol at the helm. This was the 2nd time Marrio was on my show, broadcasting on last Wednesday.  The coaching history amplified with the 30 for 30 ‘The Two Bills’ premier airing Thursday evening, definitely want to catch it!  Marrio shares what it means to be a Patriot. and yes, not all NFL Organizations are the same bleed or breed dynasties, but that’s not the only reason.  He also shared what it was like receiving  the call from Bill Parcells and his first meeting of Mr. Kraft.

Jim Steeg coming in with 35 years in the NFL with a variety of roles, 26 in charge of Special Events for the NFL, former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the San Diego Chargers, Controller of the Dolphins, CSAG member and the list of continues.  Currently primarily with the collegiate world.  Twenty-six of those years Jim was in charge of the Super bowl and Pro Bowl. this alone is unfathomable and what he was able to do truly awing. Focusing on making everyone comfortable from players’  families, child care to the entire teams,  to accommodations to taking care of the media on a level today which has dropped along with the fan experience.  Throw in the gnarliest A-List of entertainment, on the stage and singing the national anthem, but don’t forget the following week of that wasn’t enough as well.  (Yes, the Pro Bowl used to follow the Super Bowl remember).

U2, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Phil Collins, Mary J Bilge, Smokey Robinson, Chubby Checkers, Tony Bennett, George Burns, Mickey Rooney, ZZ Top, the Blues Brothers, James Brown, the rockets the USC marching back had to throw in) and that only a smidgeon of all that you brought from 1979 to 2004.

Jim shares some of his ah ha moments during his tenor, and darn the NFL would be lucky to have him back! I am happy that a friend I hold in the highest regard will be singing the national anthem today, Alecia Moore AKA Pink and knock everyone’s socks off!  Who didn’t realize what the stage was or that he would have fans from countries he hadn’t ever played for be able to see him perform.  And of course DIANA Ross, listen to hear how that happened and how that shifted it all, no it wasn’t upside down, but in some ways it did go upside down as this was the shift that opened endless super bowl half time shows & national Anthems.  But the one he wanted for years and years never came to fruit only after he left, did Bruce Springsteen play.

To bring an Eagles perspective, Vern Laird in studio January 23rd on what it means to be an Eagles fan, growing up in Philly, and why the under dog is so suited for this city! Come on it’s an easy Rocky? Hello! Vince Papale, but its more than that.

Game stats and more:

To the game more stats, yes! But these are easy; the number one seeds face off in Minneapolis. More about the host city with an awesome man whom always is giving back to the community and youth and what The Twin Cities are about, yes we all know its cold, really cold, especially now but, Mark Rodriquez owner of 3rd Lair amplifies the love for his community an illustration on what the people are like and also the ties to the SB and skateboarding. Did you know that they were granted one of the 52 grants for a new skatepark, yeah the SB community and that X-Games nothing?

Patriots head to their 3rd Super Bowl in 4 seasons

(Their 10th SUPER BOWL appearance)

8TH since 2001 their first Championship.

1985- Lost 46-10 to Bears

1998- Lost 35-21 to Packers

2001- Won 20-17 over Rams

2003- Won 32-29 over Panthers

2004- Won 24-21 over Eagles

2007- Lost 17-14 to Giants

2011- Lost 21-17 to Patriots

2014- Won 28-24 over Seahawks

2016- Won 34-28 over Falcons

Experience; Patriots with 33 players having been to a Super Bowl where as Eagles with 6. RPO yep, you’ve been hearing it and yes Eagles are strong in this play.Can Doug Pederson, Jim Schwartz and Frank Reich be able to plan to beat the dynasty, they sure have that go for it mentality.  This go for it mentality/ game plan of the Eagles, they need not seize that and play 60 minutes, disable diversion and adjust if needed, but don’t retreat and they can win.  And yes, the same as what I stated regarding New England hosting Jacksonville for AFC Championship game but I’ll add one more adjustment give yourself a chance, Bill will have 2-3 full plans to shift if needed the game plan at any given moment.

Eagles to win

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60 min full play, not a second less.  Get pressure on Brady!! Rattle him contain the run, on the offense don’t abounding the run you can’t at that’s not because Carson Wentz isn’t there that’s simple football 101, on the same vein do your job.  Creative ways to get you receivers.  Quick out routes, not always sexy but effective as Pats CBs play inside, using sidelines and no defensive communication breakdowns, they need to have faster communications which is challenging vs. Tom Brady with his dink and dunking. Pressure pressure pressure on Tom, and don’t let up, don’t over pursue. Use the Patriots motto of do your job!

Patriots to win

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Experience by far is on their side; familiarity, which is paramount with a football plus this, is Tom’s 8th SB appearance. Eagles  need no def breakdowns, faster communication but Eagles play CB’s way off, however only given up 17 in post but, Brady’s quick release could expose this and potentially be disastrous.

Passion both teams have it!

The underdog Rocky climate of Philadelphia the entire demeanor of the city plus anger at the loss the last time they had a SB appearance in Jacksonville vs. New England

Pats have too, could it be end of an era? Will that also be used with Belichick coaching tree grows as Matt Patricia to Detroit HC and josh McDaniel’s to Indy. Last time took a few years to get back to the Super bowl after they lost their cords but not long. Does this even matter? More importantly the discipline that this team plays with and the do your job there are no hero’s only a team. Btw did you Notice no crazy TD celebration dances?

I’m seriously on the fence, hard hard hard to pick against the Belichick always is, I think that if Eagles can keep pressure and play as they have utilize their running game, contain/ pressure Tom and the run of the Pats, an entire game and make necessary adjustments they can, just as I believed that Jaguars could, but we saw what happened. I’m going to say that it’s going to be close, (I thought that NFC Championship game would be too, however, lol)

One last random tidbit Eagles earn best celebration dance while can you remember any Patriot dance all season?

If and only if Philly can do what I outlined, they can win, it will be close, 21-20 or 24-21.

Now you see I haven’t given an affirmative vote on either, exited to watch this one, enjoy Super Bowl Sunday!

Upset at Gillette? Kickoff in Minutes

Upset at Gillette or More of the same?

As the game nears within 30 minutes to kickoff at Gillette Stadium to a crisp and pretty perfect January football temp of 48 degrees for the AFC Championship game. The number one seeded Patriots vs the sixth seeded Jaguars get set.

I continue to listen, read and watch all the media via radio, twitter & TV.  While doing so I see New England finding  themselves in a very perfect Patriot way.

 

A dangerous position for any opponent when speculators feel they may have a slight advantage that’s when it continues to be real quiet. A scary alarming under the radar feeling ready to annihilate.

Natural inclinations sway to the suppose underdog, although I have come out publicly over 2 months ago, maybe even further back that I saw Viking & Patriots as this years Super Bowl contenders.  I do know history and that whatever weapons you may have Bill Bellichick will find a way to take it out of the equation, he always does.  However the constant play by play of Tom Brady’s throwing hand and stitches does have you thinking that maybe this time someone can go in to Foxborough and beat them, then you slap yourselves and realize no this is the Patriots and a hoody clan Bill will have a genius plan.

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I do have to add I am a defensive fan, so if some way Sacksonville can get to Tom and throw him off I can see Jacksonville being able to win.  But it will take 60 FULL minutes even if they get Tom rattled Patriots always always re scheme make adjustments in the 2nd half.

And don’t forget Tom Coughlin’s connections either, nor what Marrone can do, they did make it to the final 4 in the league and they have the us against the world mentality as well.

I think if some how this number one Defense comes in with a plan knowing that Bill will take their number ones out of the equation and they do play 60 minutes they can get a W, but you have to always remember this is Bill Bellichick, and anything can and will, this team feeds of the hate towards them.

Enjoy fist half of the Championship Sunday!

Desiree

 

*Note to all this was literally written in less than 20 minutes, a raw piece, thanks for looking through any errors.

Photographer, producer, host, reporter, radio & TV, One-man-army, artist, skateboarder.  Time out with Desiree, the silver linings An optimistic realist with intermittent football tourettes all the while searching for the 3rd dimension.

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