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  1. eagle eye

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    I listen to almost every BB press conference and have done pretty much since he became the head coach here.

    In all those years I don't think I ever heard BB use the word awesome to describe one of his players.

    I've been impressed with him this preseason and I do believe that his presence has been great for Gronk and for Aaron Hernandez. BB is just full of praise for the guy and it wasn't just in the latest press conference, he has been singing his praises pretty regularly but the use of that word awesome just really struck me. It seems he is a leader, intelligent and had a fantastic work ethic.

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    He's been a great pick up for us so far. I agree, I've not heard BB sing someone's praises with the word "awesome" either. Great addition in the blocking and passing game. If we can get some veterans of his calibre on the defensive side of the ball we'd be set.
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    Probably just talking him up...Would not be surprised to see him get the axe. I remember BB singing Marcus Pollard's praises in the 08 preseason.
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    I was kind of curious about how they used him last night. They went to him a few times that first drive: First pass he seemed to dig his rudder in and slow down before missing a pass in the middle; seemed to hear footsteps. Then I think he caught a pass and I could have sworn it was Antwoine Smith running (good). Then a miscommunication with Brady on a route.

    I figured it all meant one of three things, in order of likelihood:
    * Just wanting to get him some reps/action
    * He's on the bubble and this was a sort of test
    * Hernandez might miss some time so there was urgency to get Alge some action

    I kind of like having the guy, all in all.
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    This is one of the dumbest comments I have ever seen on this board.

    Alge Crumpler makes this team in his sleep. 0 chance of being cut.
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    Aside from lining up consistently with the starting offense, looking like an all-world blocker, showing he still has great hands and earning incredible plaudits for his off-field contributions, Crumpler has shown me NUTHIN! ;)

    I'd say Crumpler's pretty safe.
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    Not as dumb as the one you just made. Theres no doubt Crumpler has been on the roster bubble. What, you think hes the next Tony Gonzalez?
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    This sums it up nicely methinks........Well said, patchick
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    When Crumpler first came in, I worried that he might be Kyle Brady in 2007 all over again. To say that I've been pleasantly surprised by him is an understatement.
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    Define roster bubble, if you will, because there is absolutely no chance that Crumpler gets cut. He's going to be very, very valuable to this offense, and Aaron Hernandez can't block, so only carrying 2 TEs is a luxury that the Pats wouldn't have even if they didn't have a lot of talent at the position.
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    LOL Yeah, I'm stupid. I have no idea who you are nor do I care, but I can tell you're a very ignorant man just by this sentence. I dared to speculate Bill's opinion of a third string tight end, and instead of logical reasoning, I get flooded by morons calling me names. Alge is the definition of a journeyman, theres nothing "awesome" about him. Is he serviceable until the rookies grow? Certainly. But, I'm not going crazy about a player because of a performance in a preseason finale.
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    You gotta be kidding me. Tell me youre not serious...please.
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    He's one of the best blocking tight ends in the league; in fact, I'd almost dare to say that he's.... awesome at it. He can also still catch the ball.

    FYI, this isn't very complicated: if you say dumb things, people will point out why you're wrong. Doubling down by randomly lashing out at people doesn't help.
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    Howsabout we all circle back to the interesting premise of this thread, before it's lost in a sea of insults and gets locked down?
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    You seem to be missing the point I was trying to make. Do I think he is serviceable? Yes. Am I the one making the decisions? No. Belichick is the one making the decisions, and it wouldn't surprise me to see him cut Crumpler. I have heard Bill praise players six ways to sunday and end up cutting them. I used Pollard as an example, and Greg Lewis and Joey Galloway last year would be two more examples. I have no agenda against Crumpler, personally, I hope he ends up in the HOF, but I question BB publicly lavishing him with praises, seems uncharacteristic to me.
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    How is Alge a journeyman? He's always been a GREAT blocker, he's got great hands, good speed, and runs good routes. His ONLY knock is that he's played with ****ty QBs his entire career. He's played with M Vick, Kerry Collins, Vince Young, and Joey Harrington for pretty much is entire career. No **** he hasn't been an all pro receiving TE. If he ever had a competent QB he may have had some big receiving years.

    Also, you're INCORRECT about his position on the depth chart. He isn't the 3rd string option, he's the starting TE. Go check out the damned depth chart (or watch the games) before you claim something. He's always been a starter. You pulled that "Journeyman" comment out of your ass.
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    Amazing how you can make that assertion without even knowing me...you must be smart!
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    Everybody was talking about Alge being overweight and not really doing much the past couple of seasons. I thinks its quite clear that this move ignited a fire in the man, he looks in great shape right now, his blocking is just top notch and BB can't seem to praise him enough.

    Anybody saying bad things about the guy really is not up to speed with current events and clearly has not watched any preseason games.

    Crumpler was a top notch tight end for the Falcons for a couple of seasons. For whatever reason he beefed up when he moved to Tennessee and did not catch nearly as many balls. Its clear though that this move has worked out well for him and for the Patriots going by what our head coach is saying.
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    BB has never ever called anybody awesome but if you even cared enough to watch the press conference you would see its very genuine praise, you can see BBs face light up when he talks about him. He is being very sincere in what he is saying.

    This is a case of you trying to see things that aren't there and its not surprising that people are going to call you on that because it really is unfounded nonsense.
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    Anybody that thinks that Crumpler is anywhere near the bubble at this point should probably put their heads in a toilet and give up.
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    Sign the beast!! :eat1:
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    Pretty much took the words right out of my mouth. Crumpler isn't going anywhere but on the active game day 45.
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    Next? no. He's at the tail end of his career.

    Apparently you are new to the sport. When naming the best tight ends of the past decade, Alge Crumpler is mentioned in the same group as Tony Gonzalez.

    That's why he went to four Pro bowls.
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    Well you've hung around for a year constipated and now you decide to take a dump

    ... flush twice dude. :rofl:
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    The biggest factor in the resurrecting career of Alge Crumpler has been the weight reduction and therefore noticably agile once again.

    Looking at Alge as a Titan and seeing him now shows a man totally different physically,I see a stronger,faster and more confident Alge which he has been missing since catching passes from Vick and Schaub.
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    This "journeyman" did manage to kill us if I remember correctly. Back in Atlanta's Vick days. We were playin them late in the season and Vick was injured so we got Schaub. And Schaub/Crump (seriously, could the combo get any better, you hear Gronk/Crump and you know it isn't soccer being talked about) killed us if memory serves me right. Believe I was at a lax tournament and only caught bits and pieces between getting spanked, but I deffinately remember thinking Atlanta should dump Vick and give this Matt guy a shot.
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