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  1. Patriots4Ever

    Patriots4Ever Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Does anyone else feel much more comfortable with the offense moving the chains now that Doug Gabriel has shown a bit of talent and consistency for us? Himself,Watson,and Troy Have really began to develop a bit of reporte with Tommy.I find myself excited everyweek having the opportunity to watch the guy play.He seems to be a real Steal...
     
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    I'm really beginning to like the guy, good brain, good hands, and always looks open. A typical 'Patriot' if you know what I mean.
     
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    Patriots4Ever Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I definately Know what you mean Mate.Welcome to the Boards!
     
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    Cheers buddy.
     
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    A friend of mine out in the Oakland area told me that the trade was a steal for the Pats. We know that Randy Moss wasn't happy when they lost Gabriel. The guy comes to us with a lot of praise. Makes you wonder what the heck the Raiders were thinking in allowing this obviously-rising receiver to go for such a small price.
     
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    That still confuses me. The 5th round isnt a throw away round but still a very low price for a potential #1 WR.
     
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    MrBigglesWorth Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    I think everyone knew it was a steal for a 5th rounder. That was practically giving talent away.

    I like him for the fact that he's a legit wr and can get open, seems to have good understanding of the open zones. plus he makes the safeties creep away from the line of scrimage. reche no longer has to take the teams #1 cb which opens up more opportunities from him. i think he'll lead to more opportunities for watson and the 3rd wide out. plus it will open up running room becuase teams can't stack the box.
     
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    Patriots4Ever Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Desi,As part of the 1000 poster club.You need a more exciting Signature :cool:
     
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    Never discount pure stupidity as a reason something happened.
     
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    especially in the worst team in football, and one the most purely managed and coached.


     
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    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    especially in the worst team in football, and one the most poorly managed and coached.


     
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    SamBam39 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    agreed. that trade was just plain dumb by the raiders. but I also agree that you look for reasons when al davis makes a move this stupid. he gave a talent away. my how the mighty have fallen!

    I think losing gruden was dumb.
    I think hiring callahan was dumb.
    I think hiring shell was dumb.
    I think signing moss was dumb.

    the raiders won't be good again for a while.
    nice!
     
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    As a footnote:

    Name: Doug Gabriel
    College: Central Florida Number: 11
    Height: 6-2 Weight: 213
    Position: WR Pos2:
    Class/Draft Year: Sr/2003
    40 Time: 4.52
    Projected Round: Stock:
    Rated number 31 out of 90 WR's

    Combine Invite: yes
    Height: 6022
    Weight: 213
    40 Yrd Dash: 4.52
    20 Yrd Dash: 2.70
    10 Yrd Dash: 1.62
    Vertical Jump: 35 1/2
    Broad Jump: 9'8"
    20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.16
    3-Cone Drill: 7.05
    Wonderlic: 12
     
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    Ceresco Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    All I can say is, Thank you Al Davis! I hope you enjoy your 5th rounder. Gabriel at the very least is worth a 3rd rounder, I would have gave a mid/late 2nd.
     
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    A friend of mine (season ticket holder) said that Gabriel made no attempt to block downfield in the Denver game. Anyone else at the game notice the same thing?
     
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    SamBam39 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    no, but maybe that's why they traded him.
    but I think BB will be able to get him to do that.
    it might take a little while.
    his teammates will get on him for that here.
    maybe not in oakland.
     
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    I really think that this WR core has very good potential both this year and down the road:

    This year: 1) Gabriel 2) Caldwell 3) Brown 4) Jackson (HOPEFULLY moving up from 4 to 3 to #2 throughout the season)

    Next year and Beyond: 1a) Gabriel 1b) Jackson 3) Caldwell 4) ??? maybe one of these guys they are trying out now?

    Sure there is/was going to be transistion and growing pains without two starters from last year, but I think that this WR core has much more potential than what the two we lost had already peaked at
     
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    You are free to have your opinion. Personally, I think it far from clear that the 2007 group of Gabriel, Jackson and Caldwell will be as good as the 2005 group of Branch, Givens and Brown. I would mention that the 2005 patriot passing game was #1 in the league. I will note that I do not disagree with any of bb's wider receiver moves, and I certainly expect a couple of more before we solidify the 2007 squad. Gabriel was a steal if we gave up a 3rd.

     
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    Wow that is a Wonderlic comparible to Vince Young's........ I guess i'll just leave it at that... I like Gabriel a lot.
     
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    I thought Young's was 6 or something.

    Until he got to re-do it.

    NM
     

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