Bam Childress

Discussion in ' - Patriots Fan Forum' started by STFarmy, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. STFarmy

    STFarmy In the Starting Line-Up

    I love the guy. You can see, every play, just how hard he tries. Though his stature might work against him, I can't help but root for him to make the team in some fashion. He just seems awesome.
  2. patsox23

    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I think a lot of us love Bam, but the guy will not come close to making the team, IMO. He couldn't make the team LAST YEAR and we were as thin at WR as we'll ever be then. Is it possible he'll keep improving? Sure. Will he make it someday? I think that'd be swell. But I doubt it.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2007
  3. patsfan13

    patsfan13 Hall of Fame Poster Supporter

    I know Bam and Cj Jones have little chance, but they both looked very good today (against scrubs) I wonder if we keep 6 WR could a couple of young players, who are cheap, have some upside and are good on special teams, would represent a better value than a 5 or 6 wr who doesn't have versatility and is more expensive?
  4. Kdo5

    Kdo5 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    #26 Jersey

    I'd rather have Bam than Kelley Washington, the so called valuable special teamer.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2007
  5. stinkypete

    stinkypete In the Starting Line-Up

    #24 Jersey

    I love watcing Bam play in the preseason. I doubt we'd see the same player in the regular season, against full time players. I could be proven wrong, but it is a longshot.

    The question is, when Bam winds up one of the last 3-4 cuts, does he stick around the shadow roster in anticipation of a Novemver shortage of WRs, or does he go to a team like Houston, Tennessee or Minnesota where he just might be good to make a team as a #4 option?
  6. patsfan13

    patsfan13 Hall of Fame Poster Supporter

    You keep 6wr for example, Jackson and Brown on PUP, Kight on IR (knee injury tonight). DO K Washington and Caldwell make more sesne as the #5 & 6 WR, than Childress and Jones?

    I guess we'll find out when the cuts come in.
  7. Kdo5

    Kdo5 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    #26 Jersey

    I'll hate it if the Jets take Bam in the likelihood that we cut him. I could care less about Poteat but Bam is the man :(
  8. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox Supporter

    #50 Jersey

    I have to fully agree with you. Bam is a better player than Washington.
  9. brdmaverick

    brdmaverick In the Starting Line-Up

    #32 Jersey

    I, too, am a member of the Bam fan club. He is just a likeable guy, and you can't help but root for the underdog with the great attitude.

    Even with that being said, if Bam could not make the team last year, then there is just no hope for him in the near future.
  10. patsox23

    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I'm quite certain Bill Belichick disagrees with you. A LOT. Bam being better than Kelley is laughable.
  11. captain stone

    captain stone Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    No Jersey Selected

    After the WR corps was overhauled, Bam should have asked to convert full-time to DB. Given that position group's attrition rate, Bam would have stood a better chance of making the 53 from the other side of the field.
  12. Kdo5

    Kdo5 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    #26 Jersey

    Don't act like Kelley Washington is a good NFL receiver. Decent at best. You can't consider it laughable when Washington barely makes the roster.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2007
  13. Robdude

    Robdude Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    #75 Jersey

    The more I think about this more I wonder why Bam doesn't make the team. I know that we are deep at WR. But he does so much. I wonder if it is smart to cut a player that seems to be good at returns, wr, and can even lineup at running back. I am also pretty sure I saw him in on a few tackles when we punted.
    Bam is more versatile then then anyone else we have
  14. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member Supporter

    #50 Jersey

    I'd be shocked if he made the team, but I'll join in the love fest. It's such a pleasure to watch the way he plays. Lots of spirit, total effort. I really hope he makes somebody's roster, he deserves it.
  15. Remix 6

    Remix 6 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    i will be, once again, very dissapointed if Bam isnt on the 53
    what more does he need to do?
    -good hands
    -very quick
    -played WR done well..did well at CB against Miami that year..he just broke a 25 yard run at TB.
    -he can return..he can play gunner.

    hes a tough little guy and his hands and versatility are better than Washingtons and Caldwell

    Bam has to be the hardest kid to cut imo. you cant really find a reason for him not to be on the team besides theres WRs ahead of him. wherever Bam is, i will forever root for him
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2007
  16. Mark Morse

    Mark Morse Supporter Supporter

    #15 Jersey

    Childress made his 1st catch and run over the middle of the field against the NY Giants 1st Team Defense! He filled in at DB against Miami in the last game of the year and showed he can play RB and KR this preseason. A player with that kind of versatility is perfect for BB.
  17. PatsRI

    PatsRI Supporter Supporter

    Seems like he may have gone the Troy Brown route according to BB:
    On receiver Bam Childress: "Bam has showed a lot of versatility. We've also used him on defense. Last year, he played both running back and receiver spots in the Jacksonville game. I think that's one of his biggest strengths, his versatility and his intelligence, the fact he has value in more than one spot."
  18. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

    Damn, last night I was thinking the same thing. He looks like a young Troy Brown, and his situation reminds me of Troy's too, in that Brown was cut, signed, waived, and resigned a number of times before making it. Childress is a tough cookie and max effort player, but I just don't think the situation looks good for him. The Pats are loaded at that position this year.
  19. spacecrime

    spacecrime Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    You sure? I only remember Troy getting cut once. Manuel Tuitele, now, he must have been cut 10 or 11 times.

    Anyway, we may be loaded this year at WR, but last year we were desparate and he still couldn't get on the field. He was on the roster and was only activated for one or two games, late in the year when we were resting players, so I don't think his being cut this weekend will have anything to do with our WR situation. He just doesn't have the talent.

    Bam isn't close to even young Troy in talent or ability.
  20. Mack Herron

    Mack Herron In the Starting Line-Up

    #24 Jersey

    Troy II

    He is very much like Troy, too small, too slow, but a talented football player who does nothing but grab every opportunity and find a way to contribute. Troy was cut outright several times (I believe 6 times) before sticking. Bam has been on the PS but is clearly much improved as a football player. He has shown he can contribute to the Patriots. How you weigh his potential contributions against several others is difficult, and nobody here is inside BBs hed. I would not be at all surprised if he makes the roster.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2007

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