The Patriots defense isn’t fixed yet
If you just look at the scoreboard, Thursday night’s 19-14 win over the Buccaneers was a rebound performance for the struggling Patriots defense. For the first time all season, they held an opponent to less than 20 points, carrying a bigger share of the load on a night when Tampa’s pass rush was getting to Tom Brady with ease.
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I’ve always been a sucker for good wide receiver play, only because there’s nothing more badass than a tough catch. With Evans, I root for him even harder as a former basketball player to go out there and win every jump ball, which he usually does.
In May the Rams were interested. The Cleveland Bears (Charles had to be reminded it was the Browns), were, too.
But the Broncos connected most with Charles. He signed on May 2.
In rehab, my approach was to kill it, and Alphonso really helped me to do that, Charles said. I signed a one-year deal. C.J. (Anderson) is a great back and he’s the guy here. We’re figuring out how I fit in here.
This exact scenario playing itself out feels eerily similar to Week 2 of the 2015 season where Stafford was brutalized by a swarming Minnesota Vikings defense. He received x-rays, even mentioned he was in pain during the post-game press conference, but went out the very next week to face a Denver Broncos defense that would lead Peyton Manning and Co. to victory in Super Bowl 50 just five months later.