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  1. PatFanCraig

    PatFanCraig Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Ah I'm not in favor of WRs weightlifting. I have no idea why anybody would imp!y that. And Stork lose Lbs/gain explosive power to handle NTs. He never will have strength to handle NTs in dominating fashion if he can't now. How would anybody figure.

    I know they won't stretch for nicks. Just an idea. But a standout guard/center would be totally fine
     
  2. woolster22

    woolster22 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    C'mon brah, stop being such a Debbie downah! Surely KT could throw ankle weights on while sprinting up and down Everest. That would make him the most explosive dude to ever play.

    Plus, your telling me if Stork didn't lean out and take the proverbial needle for the next year that he wouldn't be more super explosive and strong and shredded and stuff. Dude bro, wicked buzz kill.
     
  3. PatFanCraig

    PatFanCraig Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Actually a standout guard or center is more than totally fine. Its a necessity for this team to get over the hump. No Superbowl contender can be legit sporting them 2 losers Wendall/Conolly.Brady and this offense can't function consistently and beat NFL powerhouse defenses/teams consistently through the playoffs with them 2. Stork everybody pencils in because its easy to upgrade over Wendy. But Stork has some questions about handling NFL power a and not just the bad@$$ NTs DTs. Many standout centers college centers struggle with NFL power. Konz,Jones most recently are just a couple. In College these guys don't have to go man up against good NFL caliber power much less very good/elite. They just play intelligently/head on swivel/block the right guy/but mostly help double the right guy. In the NFL centers like konz can't be protected from one on one as much. They usually end up looking bad,very bad especially against the better DTs. Once teams know a center cant
     
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    woolster22 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Problem is Stork has many of the deficiencies we berate Wendell for. While I, like many around here, hope Stork steps in and beats out Wendell from day one, I doubt it. Wendell signed an Arrington contractabd entered a league few, if any reach. Every outsider to the situation wonders why Bill decided to hit the rock, heavily, while negotiating with these two. Arrington gets embarrassed, consistently and often on the outside. Wendell gets beat up the middle worse than any porn star of your choosing. Yet they each signed decent deals, surely much higher than any other team was offering...
     
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    How would you know this?
     
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    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Boyce and LeFell could both make the team if we kept 2 TE's OR we didn't keep a FB OR we didn't keep a 3rd QB. There are other ways, but many of our roster guesses have 25 on offense (not including Slater): 3 QB, 4 RB, 1 FB, 6 WR, 2 TE, 9 OL. Many also may the choice you make between Lefell and Boyce, keeping 5 WR's and 3 TE's.

    The complicating factor is that Boyce is needed as a kick returner.

    PICK 5
    Boyce, LeFell, 3rd TE, FB, 3rd QB, 9th OL
     
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  8. rochrist

    rochrist Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Really dude? The walls of text weren't enough, you're gonna double down and shout it all as well?
     
  9. Brady6

    Brady6 Pro Bowl Player

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    I would say if any WR is the odd man out it would be Amendola who plays a position that our best WR (Edelman) is best suited to play. The reality is that if Thompkins is the stud people believe he is it makes more sense to play 3 wide in this formation.

    X-WR – Dobson
    Z-WR – Thompkins
    Slot WR – Edelman

    LaFell can play inside and outside, as well as some Joker TE. Boyce is a superior talent to Amendola with more upside and he serves as our KR. Personally I think that there is room on the roster for 7 WRs including Slater, but if Thompkins is the beast that is being reported and we are only going to carry 6 WRs Amendola will be the odd man out.
     
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    Vereen was great with those until he broke his wrist. When he finally came back, he was playing with a cast on one hand, which was causing the catching problems.
     
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    It appears your man Nicks is stepping away from the game at least temporally.

    Carl Nicks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers mutually agree to part ways - ESPN
     
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    captain stone Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    WRs:
    Minitron
    ToughGlass
    Thompkins
    Boyce
    LaFell

    Dobson to PUP
    Gallon to PS

    Wrong Johnson, Orton (never mind), Van HoosHe = tackling dummies
     
  13. stinkypete

    stinkypete In the Starting Line-Up

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    I'm not going to call myself giddy about the WRs or anything like that, but if any one of Dobson, Thompkins or Boyce emerge as a consistent #2 this offense will suddenly take on a very different shape.

    My fingers are crossed for a repeat of 2003 and a dual emergence like Branch/Givens back in the day.

    At worst, this offense is 2013 redux. If a guy or two emerge and Gronk/Vareen stay relatively healthy, the offense returns to a top 5 unit.
     
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    AzPatsFan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Some fans like generals, want to fight the last war, over again. Why do you want the Offense to fall to Fifth ?!?

    It finished as the Third rated Offense in the League last season, despite the injuries, and raw rookie inexperience and mistakes. Now the receiving corps is healthy, at both TE and deep at WR, and no longer immature rookies.

    Worry about the issues we are likely to have now such as LB depth, unsettled newcomers on the Offensive line, and an elderly run Defense up the middle...
     
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    bigfandan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    If that happens, the positive is that Pats finally developed some inhouse WR talent
    The negative is that they massively overpaid for WR free agent disappointments, not only for Amen and Lafell but Ocho's $5MM year as well. It's like 70% of their WR budget goes toward very little productivity.

     
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    Josh Boyce and Kenbrell Thompkins are going to make it over Amendola, who will be cut if we only keep 6 WRs?

    Understanding that you don't like Amendola, I think you're making a very bold claim here that likely won't be seen.
     
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    Personally, I think the first part of your post outweighs the second part. In a vacuum, I'd always rather see young, home-grown talent beat out middle tier FA acquisitions.
     
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    Bruins29 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Comical

    A guy with these stats, (8 games - 3 as a starter, 9 receptions, and 121 yards) is more "talented" than Amendola. I guess he just decided to not show off his talent last year.
    That WR in the 1st game of the season looked pretty talented to me.


    Again, pure comedy and at this point it is really just pathetic and sick.
     
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    Is Boyce even on the field right now? I havent heard a word about him and nothing about him maybe returning kicks, which is kinda suprising
     
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    PatsChamp88 In the Starting Line-Up

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