Lombardi was a guest on Bill Simmons’ podcast Monday and broke down the trade, going into great detail about Collins’ inconsistent effort. He said this move didn’t just send a message to Collins, but to the entire team.
“The one thing you Corey White Authentic Womens Jersey have to do, (former president of basketball operations for the Knicks and Pacers) Donnie Walsh said this to me in the 1990s, or the late ’80s, ‘You’ve got to know what you’re trading before you make a trade.’ And that’s the one caveat that Belichick knows,” Lombardi said. “He knows what he’s trading.
After trade details emerged on Monday, Lombardi tweeted that Collins’ tendency to freelance on the field had been a contributing factor.
Collins on the second play of the game does Cyrus Kouandjio Authentic Womens Jersey whatever he wants and Bills gain 28 yards. Been happening all year. It was not going to continue
— michael lombardi (@mlombardifoxtv) October 31, 2016
On Tuesday, Lombardi expanded on this idea, adding during an appearance on Boston’s WEEI that it wasn’t just the freelancing that was a problem for Collins.
Oh wow. Ex-#Patriots staffer Mike Lombardi is shredding Jamie Collins on @WEEI. “Sometimes freelancing is a problem, effort is a problem.”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 1, 2016
He’s also nearing the top of the list of tight ends with the most 100-yard receiving games. Gronkowski has 23 in his career, and trails Gonzalez with 31 and Kellen Winslow, Sr. with 24. Gronk has had three 100-yard receiving games in this four-game stretch since Tom Brady returned, and he’s likely to surpass Winslow in the near future. Gonzalez’s high mark is also in reach this season.