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Peter King, SI.com, on the Pats' stretch run and Sunday's Jaguars matchup

Dec 21, 2012|

Lou is joined by Chris Price on a Patriots Friday as they ask Peter King whether or not the Jaguars will present any sort of challenge and why the Patriots will show up regardless. They also discuss how the team's defense is shaping up and how they Pats will manage their roster.

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Well as you heard from John Chandler actually meant to young burst source Robert accounts you will not play this week and of the that's much of a surprise. Problem with anyone. Here -- -- it's now up patriots Friday at that time of day it's a lunchtime -- people ignored every launch. In on Friday as we do each and every week we bring in Peter King Sports Illustrated SI dot com a conversation Peter King. Is sponsored by town fair I have Michael -- a tractor corporation and by -- -- fort. Peter -- -- price here I'd be doing today. -- -- -- -- Hey Peter are you doing. There were we started off the show. Right trying to convince our self that this is going to be tough game for the New England Patriots and -- you -- the last couple of weeks emotional games but. Any chance at all you -- slip up or lack of focus here and. Well. -- -- -- a chance always. In the NFL but I. I mean the reason why. I don't think they slip up is because they were too many young players on defense. Who are still. You know trying to. Make their way to make an impression. You don't work for playing time you know keep the lead is not gonna. Take it easy this week because it's the Jacksonville Jaguars are supposed to be 453. And I always be done. If you're playing Muskingum College this week if Tom Brady took it easy on anybody so now I I doubt sincerely. You talk about to -- been he's been a fascinating acquisition for this team do you see them doing things. The any differently defensively. With the addition of a guy like to leave. The only thing I've seen is that I think they're a little bit more gutsy -- little bit more. They take a few more chances and they're willing to leave -- leave and I even notice it would -- You know out on island so I think that's the only thing I've noticed. Do you think teams run the league now look at Aqib Talib in the NC it was patriots team. Has been playing recently -- he's free agency now is there more interest and he's expected to be back here and when. Well I mean the one thing you know it's. That's a little bit different it's always a little bit different about New England -- is that. You know they're few teams in the league it's truly don't care what other people think. And what are people -- Seattle's one. Underwrite your lunch tiger wouldn't take number serving in the middle of the first round and and he wouldn't have taken Russell Wilson with a seventy -- you can get -- that after the draft. And they're few of those guys but the meter all that by Belichick in me. I just look at at what what New England does this kind of singular thing -- whatever he instantly -- Dear -- -- the younger the globe just reported via Twitter that Rob Gronkowski will not play this weekend according to a league source how do you handle -- going forward getting ripped up for the post season. The only way I would play him. Peak for the Denver game -- whoever it is they're entitled to Denver beat the only way handle before the first wild card game or whoever it is. That they would play. You know the only way I play -- -- against Miami next week is that he absolutely. Loose. You know very close to a 100% and -- and he felt like it was advantageous for him to get a game in before the play upstairs otherwise. I would leave them on the shelf I treat the last two games at the -- pre season game. And the only way you play him is that here's some benefit. To the team. It into him which. I don't I don't see how would be because obviously he's done all this summer times. A Bill Belichick all weeklong brushed off the -- of the 342. In in your mind is there anything. Worth even discussing as far as how the page approach these last couple of weeks and in broad rather beat the three seed the four seed and and how they approach it. Well I mean if I were them I think you -- your game would be. Playing the divisional game at Houston rather than playing the divisional game at Denver. But again I don't expect Belichick to handle things any differently. It be candid in his mind that. You know if they have everything you know -- the only difference between three and four. Is to. -- -- you know always is. You know basically nothing. If he'd feel that way then. I just don't think he's gonna treat the last two games any differently except. Maybe to -- guys who need to be arrested or. Maybe get Ryan -- some -- I don't I don't really use that he would send that message to his team. -- They would I would do if if if it Edgar wins this week. I'm not sure that I would that. I'm not sure I would wanna be set up. In this in semifinal in the conference and I would go to Denver I'd really if I were them I'd mature he. Peter we saw Steven -- put the ball on the ground a couple of times last week and we saw him do the same thing at the end of the year last year league wide is he a guy who's got the rep as someone who might have some ball security issues. That's a good question I haven't asked anybody I mean watching him. Hey you know really what you what you look at easily lost -- -- fourteen game. I mean you don't like it I fumbling period. And you know it's funny I had just spent some time on the phone yesterday with -- wondering you know. Who basically fumbled his way to eight weeks. Being inactive for the Denver Garko didn't get a chance to what was key you know. -- was hurt again and so. I think coaches treat that in a different way but I do think that discreetly fumbles in the next couple weeks. I think Belichick will not hesitate at all. You know to use -- even -- -- going for. Peter -- lot of rumors come out of Cleveland Mike Lombardi dumb -- taken over there player personnel nothing official yet she spoke this. This morning on the station -- very highly of Josh McDaniels and wondering. In the aftermath of Josh leaving Denver what was the talk as far as the job that he had done that is his role as head coach in this league. Well I mean I -- are quite a bit during that time and and after he left and I know that. He felt that there are some things. He would do differently the second time around. And I think I think what happens when you take -- job this for the first time. One thing that you do is you'd you'd think about it for a long time and you think how you handle certain things. And Josh McDaniels thought Bill Belichick handled things a certain weight for so long. That I think he went in to Denver in -- a lot of things in the Belichick way and you know I think he'd handle a lot of things differently like for instance I think he'd probably if he gets another chance I eat -- -- wouldn't bring it broker with. I think people sort of look at that and you know I was in each guy who had not. Had a lot of high profile experience. In here -- brother coaching and ego. Not to say that he couldn't do it hurried into a good job it's just how it appears. And there are some things that you have to do we need your coaching job. That you have to just say you know. I know how good my brother is but I can't do that everybody it'll keep me. What is. With skepticism because I'm so young anyway and so I think you learn something I think he also learned that. He's got to be more himself. Because I know people -- honestly who for years. Have known -- actually being and have really liked him and had great respect for a and he's not one of those guys who's a who has an autocratic. You know what is he like your throat got -- never Anthony's. -- you know he's he's the guy music that creator and he ate it all that and so I think that a lot of people in Denver look to him as the guy who try to be Belichick junior. One and just being just me being in my mind would have been very much could not likely to -- get second chance that's one of the things he will work. Peter we're talk about the ravens' struggles over the last three games we are trying to remember if there was ever a team that was headed for the playoffs that decided to change coordinators -- low level assistants or anything but decided to make the change that they made. -- from Cam Cameron to Jim Caldwell. The only thing that I thought out that was close to this you know -- Amarillo used to always I think he's definitely twice. Getting close to the playoffs are being passed me he's in any changes coaches. Even though they may be lyrics first or second place that doubles that's the only guy lightning has done this before. Because I couldn't really think of it I couldn't really think of one but. The thing with the ravens right now is. You know they're not going anywhere and -- starts playing well period. They the Baltimore Ravens have to out score people win their defense is very pedestrian right now. Even if Ray Lewis comes back this week everybody -- -- -- -- back but. It really is not that he's not going to be different maker -- -- Because he's not there Ray Lewis said he was five years ago and he's gonna give him an energy boost and all that stuff. But this team has to score in in in the twenties or minimum. 2830. Point range. Every week from here -- out to be factor. I just don't think they're going to be able to do. Peter I'm wondering through some of the guys you talked to run Lee NFL and the guys covering this that does this league nationally we know it's a quarterback's league but when asked if Adrian Peterson breaks Eric Dixon rushing record this he win the MVP. Oil -- up to you what I've thought long and hard about that the last week or so. I have often thought that I use. Dominant quarterback -- huge edge because. You know in all seriousness you you look at how how much your quarterback affects the game. And you know so any normal year. -- MVP it's probably going to breed your meaning. -- that -- -- outside shot of Aaron Rodgers. But this is the normal year I mean JJ watt is that one of the best years -- 34 defensive end -- in history and that is not. Hyperbole that's that is a real. Fact I mean the heat you've got to go back and watch it being played against Indianapolis last week he ruined Indianapolis Colts just ruin them. And eighties it might have been the best -- defensive players lately this year. So you know what I think -- -- and aren't that I think we're eager and because I think you're right. And it eating it and Gypsies come back from this surgery in late December to be the screen it's that. Mean everybody knows he's come I mean last week's Saint Louis know. He's gonna carry it 25 times or whatever he's in care -- they got to be looking for even on third and medium range. Certain six they got to look for Adrian Peterson. And still he gained 212 year I think key. Thinking very. Seriously now about voting for current BP. But release we appreciate the time and have a happy holidays and a safe or. Thanks a lot Luke thanks repeat that they care. -- -- Appreciate it. That's Peter King Sports Illustrated and SI dot com -- we've had this discussion Chris and and pick -- more minutes section Odeo let's talk about it afterwards 92 break -- command. Little bit of that MVP discussion wanna see and -- and we're we use it on that's coming up in ninety seconds.

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