07-20-2012, 09:48 AM
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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Central MA by way of the great state of New Hampshire
Re: Wide Recievers - Training Camp Positional Preview
Originally Posted by brdmaverick
My preference would be......
Matthew Slater (special teamer)
Yes, I do appreciate the quality of receiving depth over special teams ace Julian Edelman.
Plus, I really like the idea of QB/WR chemistry and playbook understanding. The article aludes to failures such as Ocho, Holt, and Galloway. All of these players lacked both of these attributes. Obviously Welker and Lloyd are in sync with Brady (and playbook). Gaffney and Stallworth have both prior successful stints with the Patriots. Lloyd already has an understanding of the passing schemes that are employed on this team. He will just need to develop the chemistry with Brady.
Therefore, the risk of success is much greater with these guys than the previously mentioned Holt, Galloway, and Ocho.
There were no documented chemistry or playbook issues with Holt. Holt got hurt after the 1st preseason game. BB wanted him to stick around all year but he chose to go to TV.
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