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when he coaches against someone who formerly worked under him as either a player or a coach?Not too great. He’s done it three times now in 2018 Youth Tedy Bruschi Jerseys , and two of those coaches have beaten his New England Patriots.The most recent example came on Sunday, when the Patriots were obliterated 34-10 in a shocking blowout defeat by the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. The head coach of the Titans is Mike Vrabel, a former player and Super Bowl winner under Belichick as a member of the Patriots.Vrabel played as a linebacker for the Patriots from 2001 through 2008, though he was also used on offense as a tight end every once in a great while. Vrabel is famous for having caught a touchdown pass from Tom Brady in each of New England’s victories in Super Bowls 38 and 39.But Vrabel’s days as a Patriot are far, far behind him. After Belichick traded him away following the 2008 season, there is no doubt Vrabel took a little bit of extra satisfaction in handing his former coach this defeat. And it wasn’t just a defeat; it was an absolute thrashing. The Patriots offense that seemed to work so flawlessly in recent weeks (minus the Buffalo game) was absolutely bamboozled all afternoon long. There was no rhythm whatsoever, and Brady was clearly frustrated. He only completed 21 of 41 pass attempts, didn’t throw a single touchdown all game, and was sacked three times. Vrabel’s Tennessee defense really took it to him on Sunday.And it felt kind of like de ja vu, because we saw this exact same thing earlier in the season when the Patriots faced another former Belichick student back in Week 3. Matt Patricia, who was with the Patriots from 2004 through 2017 and spent his last six seasons in New England as the team’s defensive coordinator, is now the head coach of the Detroit Lions. In what may have been the most embarrassing loss of the season, Patricia’s Lions handed the Patriots a brutal 26-10 defeat on Sunday Night Football. Only in the season opener, against Bill O’Brien’s Houston Texans Tedy Bruschi Jerseys Stitched , did the Patriots not look totally baffled and hopeless against a former Belichick apprentice. It sure is a heck of a coincidence that two of New England’s three losses in 2018 have come at the hands of coaches who were brought up in the Belichick system. They have certainly been his kryptonite this season.It wouldn’t be a total surprise to see the Patriots get matched up with the red hot Texans in the playoffs, which would give O’Brien another opportunity to join Vrabel and Patricia in the “We Beat Bill” club. Read more: How Chase Winovich fits the Patriots defense"A rotational edge rusher was on the New England Patriots’ wish list entering day two of the 2019 NFL draft, and the team found one in round three: with the 77th selection, the reigning world champions selected Michigan’s Chase Winovich — the third player taken by the team after wide receiver N’Keal Harry in round one and cornerback Joejuan Williams in round two. In New England, Winovich will enter a defensive edge rotation currently headed by veteran Michael Bennett, Deatrich Wise Jr. and John Simon. All three of them will impact the rookie’s development at this early stage in his career, as Winovich told reporters during a conference call shortly after getting drafted. “I’m trying to learn from my teammates whenever I get to New England,” the third-round pick said.“That’s my first goal. I’m not trying to model my game after any one specific player, I’m just trying to get to New England, find out who the veterans are, and get under their wing and learn from their leadership and tutelage,” he continued. What should also help the Michigan product in this regard and to grow as a player in general is his willingness and ability to play multiple roles on the Patriots’ ever-shifting defensive front.“I’ve always prided myself on being a football player, so wherever the coaches want to put me, ultimately Youth Steve Grogan Jerseys ,” Winovich answered when asked which position he sees himself playing at the next level. “If you look at my history, I’ve played a lot of different positions and that’s where the coaches are going to decide where I fit best, so that’s their choice not mine. I’m happy to play anywhere. I just want to get on the field and contribute and work hard.”Pats Pulpit reacts to the Chase Winovich pickSubscribe to the Pats Pulpit podcast for more draft reactions!At Michigan, Winovich did just that: appearing in 41 games for the Wolverines over a four-year span, the 24-year-old registered 18.5 sacks playing primarily as a weak-side linebacker. But as he pointed out, his abilities extend beyond just one position — something that will likely also be asked of the rookie in New England. By the sounds of it, that’s just the way he wants i.“I just never wanted to leave the field, and it’s no different to this day. I want to contribute in any way possible, but at the end of the day, that’s up to the coaches to decided where I’m going to fit best,” Winovich, who originally joined Michigan as a fullback/tight end hybrid, continued when speaking about his skill set. “I’m just going to go in there, work as hard as I possibly can and just work hard.”“That’s what it comes down to. I’m not making any guarantees. I’m not promising where I’m going to play. I’m not the coach — that’s up to them.” No matter where he is ultimately put by the Patriots’ coaches Steve Grogan Jerseys Stitched , Winovich will bring one thing to the table: high energy. “I like to think of myself as kind of a junkyard dog, just tenacious, relentless effort and motor, just scrapping for every inch,” he said about his approach to the game.“But at the same time, I like to think I’m slippery here — as they say in Pittsburgh, ‘slippy.’ I think I bring some versatility and I think my combine was an example of some of the speed that I have,” he continued. “When you factor all of that in together, I think that makes me a pretty interesting pick and prospect and football player in general. At the end of the day, I’m just trying to go out there, prove my worth to the other guys on the team, and ultimately to the rest of the world.”
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