Greg Bedard of Boston Sports Journal joined Felger and Mazz on Tuesday. Bedard gave his 3 up and 3 down from the Patriots week 11 win over the New York Jets.
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – NOVEMBER 20: Damien Harris #37 of the New England Patriots carries the ball against D.J. Reed #4 of the New York Jets during the second half at Gillette Stadium on November 20, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
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FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – NOVEMBER 20: Matthew Judon #9 of the New England Patriots celebrates during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium on November 20, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
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Aug 26, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; New England Patriots guard Cole Strange (69) in the first half against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Felger: Do them all at once. Who are your three up in this game?
Greg Bedard: So I had Damien Harris as my top up. I don’t know why they didn’t use him more in this game. I mean he only played, I think, 15 snaps and I had him for five impactful plays. I thought he was really good in this game. Jahlani Tavai was my number two up. I thought he was a key guy against the scheme. He rotates between inside linebacker and the edge. Does a really good job snuffing out play. Very smart player. Now, you know, I think he can be a liability against some of the better offensses, the faster teams, but this game was played in a phone booth, so this was right up his alley. And Matthew Judon. I mean, the guy week after week just keeps making, you know, huge plays in big spots.
Felger: Three down, Greg.
Greg Bedard: Yodny Cajuste. Four and a half pressures. He had a rough time. He ended up on his keister a few times. Not a great outing for him. Cole Strange. While he did not give up any pass pressure in this game, often because he’s getting help, because the center, if he’s uncovered, turns to him not Mike Onwenu, who can normally handle himself. But he was pretty much a train wreck in the run game, Cole Strange. And third down was Michael Onwenu for the first time. He really struggled in this game, particularly in the second half. It was alarming because we have not seen this out of him yet, so I’m a little bit leery that there might be an injury coming into play with him, which they cannot afford.