BB on James Sanders

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  1. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 Supporter Supporter

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    Yeah, it's Karen Guregian and the Herald, but it's not the Hack, so I figure we should give them credit when it's warranted.

    James Sanders glad to be back -

  2. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member Supporter

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    I remember in his rookie season, #37 had a season ending injury and the next day held a "goodbye for now" press conference. He spent half the conference praising young Mr. Sanders as someone who "gets it" - - he praised no one else. Harrison is not one to throw around verbal bouquets to rookies. That was a big deal.


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    If harrison decides to hang it up (which I think he certainly will think about it)
    than Sanders might very well be a huge extension signing for the Pats

    He may be far from an elite safety but he knows the system well and that does matter in Foxboro
  4. PatsBoy12

    PatsBoy12 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    I have always liked Sanders. It's good to see he has BB's confidence.
  5. T-ShirtDynasty

    T-ShirtDynasty Moderator

    I've liked Sanders, and Rodney's glowing praise of him was a real eye-opener... but he STILL seems to take bad angles from time to time leaving me with big WTF once in a while.
  6. BradfordPatsFan

    BradfordPatsFan In the Starting Line-Up

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    Upon their leaving the team, a former member of the scouting or personell department was quoted as saying that James Sanders was the player he was most proud of. JS had come so far from his rookie year to that point. It may have been Dimitrov but I'm not sure.
  7. mayoclinic

    mayoclinic Supporter Supporter

    Nice quotes. Sanders is a nice team player and a leader. I don't see him as an ideal starting safety, but as a rotational guy who can play both SS and FS he has terrific value. He seems to have nice leadership qualities, too.


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    More leadership than Eugene Wilson ever had

    Wilson was a glorified puss on the field once Harrison went down with injuries
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  9. KY Pats Fan

    KY Pats Fan Practice Squad Player

    I know he gets a lot of hits here on the board, but I think Sanders has played well in his first years with the Pats. Sure he has made a few errors, but everyone does. He has consistently improved his game and leadership on D. I feel that this will be a breakout year for him.
  10. Mack Herron

    Mack Herron In the Starting Line-Up

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    I hope he steps up, because he does not seem to make many big plays and disappears for long stretches in ways that Rodney and Lawyer never did. Nevertheless, it seems clear from the FA signings that BB places far more blame for last year's big plays on the CBs than the safeties. In BB We Trust.
  11. spacecrime

    spacecrime Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Well, we are judging by the broadcast of the game, seeing only what the cameras show us, and we have no idea where any of the players should be on any given play. BB has a full time staff to break down game film. So yeah, I guess I'll go with BB's analysis over fan reaction. Even my own. Not for Sanders, I mean, but there are times I wonder about his personnel decisions. It's just hard to put up a good argument based on a couple highlight plays (good or bad), watching NFL Live, and reading Reiss's mailbag.
  12. JackBauer

    JackBauer Pro Bowl Player

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  13. tombonneau

    tombonneau In the Starting Line-Up

    Too late; I think he already rated it.
  14. staypuff

    staypuff Rookie

    He is the worst starting player in the NFL. They are better instantly when he is not there - just look at last season. Absolute liability is the passing defense. Go watch tapes of first phins game - he almost makes me miss myron guyton. The one blackeye of this offfseason was resigning him.
  15. PatsWickedPissah

    PatsWickedPissah Supporter Supporter

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    Damn that Belichick, always signing stiffs to weaken the team!
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  16. Wax Frog

    Wax Frog In the Starting Line-Up

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    That's an awfully Usenet-ish thing for you to say :p
  17. maverick4

    maverick4 Banned

    I remember that as well. Not long after, Sanders became a regular on the defense. To earn praise from #37 is rare indeed.
  18. patsfan55

    patsfan55 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Not to mention he takes AWFUL angles of pursuit. I mean really pathetic attempts at chasing down the ball carrier.
  19. Dagg

    Dagg Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Some players are so good you would say its like we have 12 men out there with him on the field.

    In sanders case when hes out there its like were playing with 10 men out there, the guy is invisible.
  20. Larry Whigham

    Larry Whigham Practice Squad Player

    I disagree completely. Would you rather your safety making 12 tackles a game? Do you honestly think that would be a good idea?

    Do you really think that if this guy WASN'T doing his job 99 plays out of a hundred that he would have been resigned?
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