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    Re: Brandon Tate wants to tear it up .....

    He sounds like a great kid, the Herald had a good article on him too. He's been getting up at 6am to get his knee healthy and was said, by Butch Davis, to be good in the weightroom before that. It still makes me roll my eyes about how he tested positive for pot when he knew he'd be tested (I assume he did, maybe he thought he wouldn't be as he wasn't working out) but despite his imperfections he sounds like a good kid.
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    I really think that once Edelman is back healthy he may have a hard time getting his time back on the field...I think Tate is going to be a good one by the end of next month.
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    Re: Brandon Tate wants to tear it up .....

    It says that he's going to start splitting reps with Sam Aiken in the game against the Dolphins. Hopefully he really starts to do well. I have high hopes for this kid. If he does well, it's good for the team and it's good for me as I will have some crow to serve up to a certain number of individuals in this forum who gang attacked me instantaneously for even wondering if he could be a contributor in this offense and see time on the field. So far, I was right about him seeing time in the offense. Now he needs to contribute as much as he can and catch some passes. Really excited about him.

    By the way, people, I still have the thread saved. :D
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    I think if Tate contributes enough (which is still an IF at this point), they'll either move Aiken back to special teams and have Edelman split time with Tate, or they'll have Tate take Aiken's spot split wide and have Edelman in on 4-WR sets. The latter is unlikely, I will admit, as it features two rookies in the receiving corps on offense. However, it isn't impossible.
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    Re: Brandon Tate wants to tear it up .....

    The chances of him being another hopeful but end up as a WR bust like Chad Jackson is unlikely IMO,I see more potential in this kid than I ever did Jackson coming out of Florida,even with all the hoopla that went around Patriot Nation in post-draft April of 2006
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    Tate was a steal in the draft. It was a classic Patriot draft pick.
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    Re: Brandon Tate wants to tear it up .....

    He had his man beat for a sure-fire long bomb TD this past Sunday but Brady underthrew him badly. Kid's got speed for sure and has all the tools to work out for us. I'm hoping.
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    If he can muster up 300 yards over the remaining games I'll be ecstatic. I don't see that happening though.

    I don't quite get why everyone here expects a rookie WR who hasn't had much time with Brady to actually contribute in a substantial way to an offense as complicated as ours. Moreover, Tate wasn't even that amazing of a WR in college at least on the stat sheet. He was a much bigger threat in the return game.

    Look i'm routing for this guy as much as anyone, but I think it is a big foolish to set relatively high expectations from this guy at this point in his career.
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    Re: Brandon Tate wants to tear it up .....

    I was thinking that to but after the game Tate is quoted as saying he turn the wrong way or something to that effect and the INT was on him..

    Either way.. I'm looking forward to this kid..
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    Yeah. I was thinking that as well. The athleticism is there, but the knowledge of the offense is not. Still, even knowing that, how impressed are you with his ability to get open and beat coverage deep? The knowledge will come and what better time for him to come in for his first game then the game preceding the bye week? :cool:
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    Yeah. A couple of weeks ago, it was really foolish to talk about this guy seeing time in the starting offense. Look what just happened in the Bucs game.

    Although, I do agree. I will be well satisfied with 300-400 yards receiving out of him for the rest of the year.
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    It really depends how his feel for the game is. Supposedly he knows the playbook fairly well; some guys are going to click with Brady very quickly, others aren't. The odds of him totally getting it this year are small but the odds of him being clueless are equally small, IMO. More likely he'll have some routes/situations he does great it and others that he doesn't and they'll have to play him to his strengths - or largely go with Aiken and Edeman once the latter returns. Regardless, playing now is fantastic for his readiness next year and there's a shot (I'd say 20% or so) that he gets "it" enough that he can contribute a decent amount.
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    Re: Brandon Tate wants to tear it up .....

    Probably nothing but it's funny.. When I watched his 1st kickoff return, i remember thinking, he looks comfortable and was able to slide up the field gaining a couple of extra yards.. It wasn't much but you can see something..
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    While you were sleeping, the Pats drafted Julian Edelman who is a rookie WR who contributed his first game and was going great until he broke his arm.
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    I wasn't sleeping and you are correct. But to expect a WR to work out just like Edelman is unbased. Julian Edelman contributed immediately. But it still remains true that most don't. Thus, my point stands.
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    I am extremely hopeful that Tate will be a contributor this year, but I am tempering my expectations. For two reason. First, he is coming off a pretty significant injury to his knee. It is totally reasonable to think he may not get back to 100% this year. So some of the things we've seen him do on film still might be lost until he's fully recovered, say next season. Second, knowing the playbook takes more than just reading it, which is all that he has been doing. Having your body react quickly and in a fluid motion to what is on the page is another matter. Again, it is only fair to give him time to add that to his repertoir.

    Let's not put too much pressure on the kid. If he has 15-20 catches, contributes on ST and appears to be improving at seasons end we should be satisfied. Any more is gravy, IMO.
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    Re: Brandon Tate wants to tear it up .....

    Admit it. You LOVED the gang attack on you. :eek:
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    Brandon will be the number 3 receiver by week 12
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    one day at a time...kid is going good
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