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  1. grapedog

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    Branch so far this season has 5 receptions for 80 yards
    Gabriel so far this season has 10 receptions for 122 yards and 2 TD's
    Jackson so far this season has 4 receptions for 51 yards and a TD



    Sure, we probably would have had better production with Branch here, but considering both players were new to their respective systems...I think Gabriel and Jackson are going to work out fine as they get more and more understanding of the playbook.

    Also, the whole..."we only have two receievers and seattle has a bunch" arguement doesn't hold water for me. Clearly Branch thought he was a #1 receiever...so he gets compared to our #1's...
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    Branch has played 2, Gabriel has played 3. But keep into consideration Branch had about 1 week to adapt to his new offense before playing his first two games. Gabriel has had a few weeks, just before the start of the season, Branch has not.
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    This week Branch started as the 3rd WR and caught 3 passes for 57 yards, for an avg. of 19 yards - long 31. Gabriel also started and caught 4 passes for 57 yards for an avg. of 14 yards - long 25. Last week Gabriel did much more than Branch did.
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    Let us not forget the player who signed with the Titans. He had 1 catch today, for 3 yards.

    That's pretty good, isn't it?
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    Right, and BOTH weeks Gabriel did it for a fraction of the (ridiculous) cost of Branch - the 7th-highest paid WR in the NFL.
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    #24 Jersey

    His attitude is pretty bad right now.

    I suggest anyone to go and listen to him. He sounds annoyed.
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    Key point- It is not about what Branch is doing in his new environment, it's about replacing what he would have done if he was -here-.

    I think they're coming up with ways to get the ball to the new WRs, but I'm sure that Branch would have more than ten catches if he was in a Patriots uniform this season, especially with this running game. But the ifs-ands-buts really don't matter. He's gone.

    That said, I like the new guys we have and hope they can stay healthy.

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