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    Patriots Journal: Front office feels no pressure to sign veteran backup for Brady | New England Patriots | projo.com | The Providence Journal
     
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    Re: Caserio in ProJo: No pressure to sign veteran backup QB & Galloway still in the

    I was hoping they'd sign Garcia as insurance but Philly beat us to it. Hopefully Brian Hoyer is ready if, God forbid, Brady goes down.
     
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    Re: Caserio in ProJo: No pressure to sign veteran backup QB & Galloway still in the

    Although Garcia is a reliable veteran with plenty of experience, I don't believe his style would have been a good match for this offense.
     
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    Re: Caserio in ProJo: No pressure to sign veteran backup QB & Galloway still in the

    You're probably right. I just want reassurance, dammit! :(
     
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    Re: Caserio in ProJo: No pressure to sign veteran backup QB & Galloway still in the

    Never been a fan of Garcia.. with that being said, hope Hoyer can warm the bench and hold the clipboard for the next 17-18 games...
     
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    Re: Caserio in ProJo: No pressure to sign veteran backup QB & Galloway still in the

    Even though Galloway seemed invisible on Monday, he played a big role in the offense. Unlike last season with Gaffney on the one side, Moss was open all night and TB was able to throw to him at will. The DBs weren't able to roll over on Moss as much with two deep threat receivers on the field at the same time.

    It's a tradeoff: I liked having a solid, good route-running possession guy like Gaffney as a #3, but seeing the ease with which Moss was getting open showed me that having Galloway on the field presents much more of a problem for opposing secondaries. To a certain extent the same was true in 2007 with Stallworth in there as more of a deep threat.

    Brady and Galloway will get more in sync as time goes on, and if Moss continues to run free in the secondary defenses will be forced to concede long routes to Galloway with one on one coverage.
     
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    Re: Caserio in ProJo: No pressure to sign veteran backup QB & Galloway still in the

    Galloway is the 4th option (watson, faulk etc are ahead of him) in this offense. He'll get 30-35 catches eventually.
     
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    Re: Caserio in ProJo: No pressure to sign veteran backup QB & Galloway still in the

    Galloway becomes an primary option when and only when Brady gets comfortable with him, and 2/ when defenses are forced to consistently leave him in one-on-one coverage. When this happens, we'll see if he's up to the task.
     
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    Re: Caserio in ProJo: No pressure to sign veteran backup QB & Galloway still in the

    Considering we kept Hoyer and still only have 2 QBs, I think that kind of tells us why we cut O'Connell: Hoyer is simply better than O'Connell and we only want 2 QBs so we have more flexibility with the roster. After O'Connell was let go, the contest for backup was between him and Walter, and Hoyer still won out. not bad for an undrafted UDFA.
     
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    Re: Caserio in ProJo: No pressure to sign veteran backup QB & Galloway still in the

    Wait, so they cut O'Connell because Hoyer is better? Do tell...
     
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    Re: Caserio in ProJo: No pressure to sign veteran backup QB & Galloway still in the

    I see what you are saying. I'm catagorizing him in terms of 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. looks by TB. He may become the #3 option (behind Moss and Welk). That make come in time. I hope it does!
     
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    Re: Caserio in ProJo: No pressure to sign veteran backup QB & Galloway still in the

    Come on, cut me some slack. There was plenty of speculation around here that it was an attitude or behavior problem and not a skill or knowledge problem.
     
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    Re: Caserio in ProJo: No pressure to sign veteran backup QB & Galloway still in the

    This is entirely correct, and entirely within the concept of using a player's skills to best benefit the team.

    This has nothing to do with #12 being 'comfortable" with Galloway, and everything to do with Galloway's speed. He is VERY fast, and opponents have to leave a lot of underneath areas open in order to cover both Galloway and Moss. If the emphasis is the underneath routes, then you'll see a lot of Galloway and Moss on opposite sides running posts and burners.

    When the defense makes a moce to cover the underneath stiff, then Galloway or Moss will be able to get open and will see the ball coming their way.

    Galloway is very much a part of the game plan, and just because he isn't being thrown to much, shouldn't be seen as a negative.

    respects,
     
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    Re: Caserio in ProJo: No pressure to sign veteran backup QB & Galloway still in the

    But that's the thing: we're still just guessing. For all we know, it could have been an attitude issue, too.
     
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    Re: Caserio in ProJo: No pressure to sign veteran backup QB & Galloway still in the

    Moss, Welker, Watson, Faulk and Galloway make 5 options.
     
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    Re: Caserio in ProJo: No pressure to sign veteran backup QB & Galloway still in the

    Absolutely agree with this. I thought they gameplanned for the flat in anticipation that the Bills safety would play over the top as they do in their cover 2, if I am not wrong.
     
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    Re: Caserio in ProJo: No pressure to sign veteran backup QB & Galloway still in the

    No pressure either to sign an inside linebacker even though the Patriots

    started the season short-handed at this position. Three defensive linemen

    on the practice squad but no linebackers.
     
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    Re: Caserio in ProJo: No pressure to sign veteran backup QB & Galloway still in the

    I have watched Brian Hoyer play QB, and I see a guy who has "it". "It" is hard to explain but like the Supreme Court Justice said in another context, "I know it when I see it."

    He has POISE and plays the game within the context of the play, and game plan, Astounding for a pure rookie. He seems to throw the ball to the open guy and doesn't force it to the double covered guy. He is still raw and his arm is only good NFL quality and not a cannon. But at 6' 2" and 220 pounds his physique definitely qualifies and is OK. Brady as a rookie, was a spindly 6' 4" guy whose arm was worse than Hoyer's current arm.

    Brian needs an off season like Brady did under Woicik; If his arm gets slightly stronger, he vaults into the position of a future NFL star like, softer-armed guys Brady, Sanchez, Brees, Warner & Montana.

    He still will not look like the cannon armed guys like Peyton, Carson, Rivers, Ryan, and Cassel etc. But then they have only one Lombardi amongst them.
     
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    Re: Caserio in ProJo: No pressure to sign veteran backup QB & Galloway still in the

    nice Supremes ref......wasn't that Justice Brennan about pornography?
     
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    Re: Caserio in ProJo: No pressure to sign veteran backup QB & Galloway still in the

    This makes no sense whatsoever.

    This team should always - always - have a LB on the PS, pref. 2 - an ILB & an OLB.

    Without Mayo, we already have the worst group of ILBs in the league; and our OLB/DEs are nothing about which to write home, either.

    As for the reluctance of the FO to sign a 3rd QB: at this point, why bother? There is nobody available, exc. for Damon Huard, who has any idea how to run this offense. He & maybe Brian Griese are the only QBs whom I would even consider. I would rather see the FO sign an ILB instead of a 3rd QB.

    P.S.: Never, ever, believe what a jock, coach or exec says for public consumption. For all we know, Galloway is one more unproductive game away from being released.
     
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