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  1. BelichickFan

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    #24 Jersey

    http://patriots.bostonherald.com/patriots/view.bg?articleid=139214

    "FOXBORO - When Bill Belichick described the first day of rookie minicamp yesterday as being Page 1 of a long novel, he wasn’t kidding. The last thing you want to do is judge someone on one practice. Too bad. Chad Jackson was that good.
    During the non-contact, instruction-oriented workout inside the Patriots’ practice bubble, the receiver from Florida flashed all the skills that led the Pats to trade up to the 36th pick in the second round of the draft last month to nab him. His speed and hands were obvious, and he appeared to run his routes with crispness. He made some nice grabs on passes over his head and at his feet, and not one ball that touched his body hit the ground. He was the best player on the field."


    Really funny article over the first half, btw. Well, I guess Reiss and Tomase weren't exaggerating as we have another opinion of agreement now.
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    Curren seems to have seen the same things. Although he cautions that Troy Polamolu wasn't lining up against him in the bubble.

    A little less effusive about Maroney (made all the catches but it wasn't pretty) and Gostkowski (missed a few too - and the tidbit there was another un-named kicker in the bubble). Curren was particularly impressed with Bramlett. And noted BB spent significant time with his conversion projects Mincey and Woods.

    "As for players in the new crop able to play football, we offer two words. Chad Jackson.

    The Florida wideout dropped to the second round 15 days ago. Judging from yesterday's work, his name hasn't been associated with drops very often. In the four-cone drill in which players run in a square and catch balls rifled at them from about seven yards away, Jackson was flawless. He seemed a bit fatigued at the end of that but perception and reality parted.

    In the 7-on-7 drills that followed, Jackson gained easy separation, made catches over the middle in traffic, extended beautifully along the sidelines once and down the seam later.

    The difference between doing it against a phantom defense and against, say, Troy Polamalu is like hitting well off a T and then standing in against Jonathon Papelbon. But still. . . .

    The only player near as impressive as Jackson yesterday was undrafted quarterback Corey Bramlett out of Wyoming."

    http://www.projo.com/patriots/content/projo_20060514_14patcamp.82db15e.html
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    Damn, well, I guess he's the next Timpson then. :D
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    More like Irving Fryar. But BETTER :D
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    if rodney were healthy we couldve checked that out sooner in training camp
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    IMHO, the Pats picked up TWO first rounders last month. A #2 WR and a back up RB. They also may have picked up a contributer at Fauria's old spot in Thomas.

    The rest of them will be a crap shoot, but maybe a few of them including the UDFA rookies brought in may shine. Most of them will contribute depth to the 53 if they make it. The kicker in particular may have a shot at contributing.

    Realistically, if 6-7 of them make the 53, that is about all I am expecting. (Maroney, Jackson, Thomas, Kicker, Mills. OCalaghan and Mincey - Roach is a long shot) This team is still very deep contrary to all the articles we see about them being in decline and the D doomsdayers lamenting the fact the Pats decided to focus on the O this draft.
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    Nice to have all these guys on the Chad Jackson bandwagon after all their posturing and predictions that BB would never have picked a WR in the first round... seems like BB purposefully wanted to show them up by stating that he strongly considered using the 1st round choice on Jackson.

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