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  1. BradyManny

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    According to the Globe, the Lions released Corey Bradford.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/stats?playerId=1541

    Even though I think the wideouts are fine and are going to be great, this guy could help out depth. He's a pretty consistent guy, 30-40 catches, 500-600 yards.

    Any interest?
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    I am of the mindset that Gabriel and Jackson need some time before we panic too much, but I'd take a look at Bradford in a heartbeat.
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    It might be nice if Chad "Klemm" Jackson could/would get out on the field.
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    Again - I'm not too worried at all about Chad Jackson. He's going to be nasty, but we might as well take our time with him and not rush him. Which is why I think Corey Bradford might fit - as both a stopgap and as a help to our depth. He's not going to be your #1 or anything, but I think he could come in and be a solid Patten type in the interim.
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    another medicore receiver who doesn't know the offense is just what we need.
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    The only way the Patriots would be interested is if he would play for

    the veteran's minimum. They're more interested in Jonathan Smith type

    players.
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    He's better than mediocre, and I'm not sure I buy into this idea that the Patriots offense is as tough as rocket science.

    Bradford's stats (only played 2 games in 00):

    REC YDS AVG TD

    99: 37 637 17.2 5
    01: 31 526 17.0 2
    02: 45 697 15.5 6
    03: 24 460 19.2 4
    04: 27 399 14.8 3
    05: 34 436 12.8 5

    Like I said, he's not a superstar, but I've always liked this guy, and 30-40 catches, 5 TDs and about 500 yards guaranteed isn't bad. Compare these to Patten's first 4 years before coming to us and Bradford's are much much better in every category.
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    Man these discussions wouldnt be needed if BB and the pats would just give us some reason why Chad is not on the field. Its so frustrating hearing that he has practiced and then is a complete no show game day. This is one of the rare times BB's lack of info bothers me.
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    On top of that, he did it in Det. Thats's a man who has paid his dues.
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    Hamstring injuries take a boatload of time. I had a friend who ran track in college, pulled a hammy, he still has to take precautions not to re-injury to this day, a few years later.
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    Not all of his seasons were in Detroit... he did play for other teams as well...
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    I definitly think we have issues at WR at this point, and bringing in a solid veteran couldn't hurt. We've got the cap space, and at the least maybe he can do some kickoff returns, best case scenario, we find another David Patten
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    Why was he released?
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    The Globe seemed to intimate that Detroit is depleted at LB and did this out of desperation to sign some LB. I forget who and if that is the right position - but I don't think it's a stretch to think Detroit made a stupid, rash decision out of desperation.
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    Isn't this Matt Millen's mantra?
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    Corey Bradford does not return kicks, but neither does Jonathan Smith, apparantly. Tell us ignorant wretches again, coach, why Mr. Smith is on this roster?
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    REC YDS AVG TD

    99: 37 637 17.2 5
    01: 31 526 17.0 2
    02: 45 697 15.5 6
    03: 24 460 19.2 4
    04: 27 399 14.8 3
    05: 34 436 12.8 5


    ....seems pretty mediocre to me..
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    Better than Smith.

    And it's not like we don't have the extra capspace to cut Smith and sign Bradford on the cheap. Unless he's hurt.
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    PROBLEM: It takes time for receivers to get used to the Patriots schemes, and the new guys are still adjusting.

    SOLUTION: Get a brand new guy in here so we can go backwards a month.
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    It's not really going backwards if you're replacing your fifth wideout who has done absolutely nothing even when the offense was begging for Wideouts.

    No one is suggesting getting Bradford in the place of Brown, Caldwell, Jackson, or Gabriel.

    The suggestion is that Bradford would make a better 5th wide than J Smith. How is that untrue, even given the learning curve?
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    He was terrible in the game last weekend.

    He's a big-play WR a few times a season. Otherwise, he just runs around wasting space and dropping passes. As a Packer he made some amazing catches for TDs.

    He also made some sensational special teams tackles.

    Comparing him with David Patten? No way. Absolutely no way.
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    The limiting factor is QB time, not WR time. Perhaps this is one of the reasons they're talking to Testaverde, they need to accelerate the training of the WR's they have. OTOH, if Smith totally sucks (which we don't know) then there's a reason.
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    David Patten was mentioned by a few in this thread. I wish we had him right now, I know several of us thought he would be released during training camp, and the one game I saw of Washington, they hardly used him. That being said, I doubt Washington would trade him without trying to rip us off, and as far as his salary, I doubt the cash poor Krafts can afford him. As far as Bradford, I say let's go for it, give him a shot as our #1 receiver, since we don't have one now (just kidding, as a #4 or #5 receiver, he'd be a good choice).
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    I remain confused that this board is so obsessed with Detroit WRs. All offseason it was trade for Charles Rogers or Mike Williams. All training camp it was trade for Rogers - he'll be claimed the second he is cut. Now it is sign Bradford.

    Detroit's WRs are terrible. If a guy can't make it on that team, he can't play. Bringing in guys who can't play won't fix the WR issues we have anymore than putting Childress and Caldwell out there will.

    It may be a painful wait and the truth is it may never happen but the only way our WR problem is going to be solved this year is Jackson and Gabriel solve it. Signing a JAG like Bradford isn't going to change anything.
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    I hate to disagree, but I think it is stupid to think that another WR can't help this talent-less/injury ridden group. Who on this team is a better receiver than Corey Bradford ?, except maybe Troy Brown. You have an unproven (albeit very talented) rookie, who either can't learn the playbook, or can't get healthy, or can't take sh*t seriously, so when the h*ll is HE going to help us, if he can't play ? You have Caldwell, who hasn't proven to anyone that he can be an every down WR. Then you have Gabriel, who is also injured and still trying to learn the playbook, and has similar stats to Bradford. Only Brown has proven more to me than Bradford has in the NFL.
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    The problem with Bradford is he is equally as talent-less as the other guys. Less than 2 catches, less than 30 yards - that is what he gives you per game in his career. He's now looking for his 4th team. That isn't an answer, that is a JAG. Out with one JAG, in with another isn't going to help our WR situation in any noticeable way. We are probably better off with the JAG who at least knows the offense.

    The truth is, there is no one out there who is going to upgrade our WR situation unless you want to trade for Porter which probably isn't very likely. Wait and hope for Gabriel and Jackson is the way the Pats decided to go when they dealt Branch.
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    You could always try and see if Irving Fryar would come out of retirement. :p Heck maybe add O-T-I-S too. Sounds like we lost quite a few DBs as well. Well it worked with Seau right?

    Hehe. Yeah right.
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    what's better than three new receivers?


    answer-- 4 new receivers
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