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AFC Special Teamer of the Week: Brandon Tate

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  1. mcsully

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    Congrats to Brandon Tate.. Hope he can build on it..
     
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    Re: AFC Special Teamer of the Week

    Well, um, good for him. Seeing the punt return for a TD was the perfect ending to an awesome day Sunday. :mad:

    With all the talk over the D and O Sunday, special teams issues have gone under the radar a bit. I'm concerned about Patriots special teams in general, and this isn't a "we should never have cut Tate" point. It just seems weak all around: Can't get past the 20 on KRs unless the kicker pulls a Kasay and puts it out of bounds; punt returns are fair at best; and every opposing kick return looks thisclose to going for 6. Gost had a rough day Sunday (miss, whiff) and I still can't say I'm brimming with confidence when he goes for field goals. Mesko's doing well. Good special teams play has always been a hallmark of BB teams, so I hope this area gets "cleaned up" as well.
     
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    Re: AFC Special Teamer of the Week

    I just saw this......hilarious

    what next?

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    Re: AFC Special Teamer of the Week

    well thank god he was good at that, because he sucked at wr...
     
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    Re: AFC Special Teamer of the Week

    Our ST are pretty bad as well. It always seems like the runners Welker or Woodhead or whoever...run right into the tacklers at exactly the 20 yard line..frustrating
     
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    Re: AFC Special Teamer of the Week

    Every aspect of the team seems to be horrible after a loss, especially one that so many seem to have mistakenly presumed would be a cakewalk. Special teams is no exception.

    The Patriots starting field position for drives this year is the 29 yard line, 10th best in the NFL. Perhaps the change in the kickoff rule is causing the perception that they are performing terribly in this area, but the numbers tell a different story.

    FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 2011 DRIVE STATS
     
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    Re: AFC Special Teamer of the Week

    Well before Edelman started groping females I didn't see a problem with our PR situation.

    We could use a KR though, we haven't had one big return all year. Then again, Tate didn't really have great success after the Dolphin game last year. So maybe he wouldn't have helped our KR game maybe our ST's just sucks.
     
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    Re: AFC Special Teamer of the Week

    Devin's brother scored on a blocked punt vs the Colts.
     
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    Re: AFC Special Teamer of the Week

    Vereen is suppose to be a Dynamic KR



    why hasn't he been used at allin this role?


    I thought he has been in 2 games or so.
     
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