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  1. BPF

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    I have high hopes for him this year, I hope it's not serious. He really needs to shake the injury bug.

    http://blog.pfwonline.com/2008/07/28/thomas-left-the-practice/

    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2008/07/observations_fr_5.html

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    Breakout year? He hasn't been on the field more than a couple games. Doesn't he have to have a couple regular years before he can have a "breakout" year :confused:
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    I hope he's alright. Our passing game could really use the presence of a tight end this year. So could our running game...
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    People seem to think he has amazing potential because he made that one TD catch in 2006 and the National Championship Game against USC.

    I don't see whats so special about him.
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    Neither do I but he did have a nice game against Jacksonville at the end of the 2006 season on Christmas Eve.
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    I agree, that's why I put it in 'quotes'...to me a 'breakout' year for him is being on the field and just being a pro football player for an entire year. Sorry if my tongue and cheek didn't make themselves more apparent; I don't even have high hopes for the guy, but getting hurt after the coaches have shown at least some interest in him for a few years is a bummer, we don't even get to see if he's worth the roster spot or not if he's hurt again. I hope it's nothing serious, if only for the opportunity to evaluate his gameday capabilities...let us know if we need to develop another TE seriously or not...
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    Ok, it is far, far too early to predict a breakout year for Thomas especially if he is injured again, but the guy did make some good plays when he did get limited playing time in 2006 most notably when he got 83 yards and a TD vs. Jacksonville. It is a far way from him being the next Antonio Gates, but it was promising.
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    I watched him a lot in college other than the Rose Bowl. Go to training camp and just watch him warm up and you will see how unbelievable his hands are. Definitely the best set of hands I've seen. But then again, I'm not that old...
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    :eek: Better than Moss??
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    i'm a student at UT and watched him all through his senior year. he was vince young's safety valve all year. i figure if he could make vince look like a good passer, tom brady will have no trouble finding him. i hope its not serious.
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    I saw every game Dave played for UT and he is awesome. Fast, great hands, terrific blocker. I, too, hope this is nothing serious.
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    Hard to compare but they are a lot closer than you would think.
    Why do you think Vince Young put up any passing numbers at all at UT? He had no WRs and he can't hit the broad side of a barn. Someone had to be helping him out!
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    My reaction on seeing this: :( :( :(

    Amen. I hope he's back soon.
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    I hope he is OK...but I do think that his history in college shows he has great hands..he was really the gyt Young went to a great deal..High expectations?? Absolutely..but time will tell..
    From what they said it was a lower leg/anklr injury..not sure if it was the same one that has been causing him trouble or not..
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    I'm still not convinced. Big deal he has great hands, does that make him a good blocker? We have more than enough guys for TB to pass it to {Randy, Wes, Watson, Faulk, Gaffney, Jackson}. I'm not as much interested as getting another receiving specialist as I am in hoping our tight ends can become better blockers.

    He is injured a lot and even though he had a good game against Jacksonville I don't get why that is a reason to get so excited about him as if he is going to be a star player for us. Any WR or TE can have that one big game and then disappear for the rest of them.

    I'm waiting for him to bring some consistent production before I even get excited about his potential.
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    Sorry dude, a lot of hypocrisy in this post. Consistent production before getting excited about potential and you just mentioned Chad Jackson as a guy for TB to pass it to?
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    I am NOT one of the Chad Jackson super fans out there, I too have been very disappointed in his extremely slow progression.

    Take Jackson out of that and there are still plenty of people to throw the ball to. Its not like we are dying for more pass catchers like David Thomas.

    What I mean is I would like to see some good play from Thomas whether its in his blocking or receiving. I want him to stay healthy very consistently and hopefully get some good playing time. I'm hardly excited for a guy who hasn't played much in Dave Thomas, kind of like Chad Jackson.
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    You understand this is a bit of a paradox, right?
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    Yeah I agree, I just figured I would point it out given the CJ love on this board.
    However, I don't really get what you mean in terms of potential. Isn't the point of potential so that you can get excited about a guy before he actually produces?
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    It's football. There are injuries. Not all injuries are season ending or even last for more than a few days.

    Before we do the "made of glass" thing, we could wait and see what's up.

    Silly me, this is a message board, of coarse we won't wait to see what's really going on.

    Please continue.
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    I don't think people are pulling a "Maroney is made of glass" yet...I think it's more people just having high hopes for DT and would be disappointed if he were to miss any significant time.
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    Words of wisdom.

    Holy ****, everybody! Thomas could be back on the field tomorrow morning for all we know. Let's leave the jump-to-conclusion opining to ESPN and not get our panties in a bunch over something so volatile.
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    Guys - I agree with you that we all have high hopes and he has a lot of potential.

    Now with that out of the way, its fair to say that if every fan of every franchise had as high expectations for 3rd round picks that, excluding one game, has logged 80 yards receiving in 38 team games, there would be a lot of future stars out there.

    Lets be reasonable. Meet me in the middle.
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    The tabloid reporter has the scoop. He either was or wasn't limping. If he was, it was slight. And he was favoring is ankle. Either one, apparently.
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    He has already secured his status as the new 'Stephen Neal' on this team.
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    ....from the wilderness,a voice of reason

    My head explodes when I hear:
    1.injury-prone,made of glass
    2.step-up
    3.not living up to the potential of a 1st rd or 2nd rd pick...etcetera,etcetera...ad nauseum

    Injuries are 95% luck...as in BAD luck.
    Receivers like CJ are like skittish colts(small c...sorry,Peyton).The smallest injury to their wheels and their on the shelf.Sorry,but it's the nature of the beast.

    Understand this,though,the Pats are LOADED...almost everywhere.Unlike most teams,we can afford to intergrate young players into the system.

    At best,Jackson is our #3 receiver.If he progresses slowly....so what.....like Maroney and Hobbs,he's still just a kid......24yrs old?
    With Moss,Welker,Watson and Faulk,he's just not gonna get a lot of reps.

    Receivers like Marques Colston are the aberration,not the norm.I really like CJ,but his progress has been retarded by bad luck and a stacked roster.If he works out,fine,if not we have plenty of future draft choices.

    Regarding David Thomas...IMHO,he's going to be our Dallas Clark.Watson is on a 6 year rookie contract and I believe he will be gone after 2009.
    I believe BB is going back to the "jumbo",ball-control offense....score 28-30 points and don't let them have the ball.
    In this system,everyone gets more rest and statistics,be damned.

    Snall ball or big ball,this team is a juggernaught.
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    Good point. We have areas of concern as PATRIOT'S fans. We still have to SOMETIMES mark those against other teams. If Brady is connecting passes with non-reel WR's and IF our corners can pick him off from time to time, we should be happy. Balance in a team where our offense is just plain psychotic is a good thing. If we see big imbalances, then we have issues.

    Stacked. And I have a feeling upgrades at a couple positions are still coming.

    And whiners be darned, Kaczur is going to show up this year.
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