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  1. JSn

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    Hope it's just for bodies and doesn't mean Vince and Warren are missing the Panty Raiders game. Maybe the missing practice help was the ingredient issue last time? If not, it's concerning because other than activations require IR's. If it was just LB for LB, they'd only need one. No seems to know for sure if the PS went to SD or not.

    **edit: Mike fixed the post and several posters are now claiming they knew the facts all along. ;)

    Per Reiss:

    Long-distance calls - Reiss' Pieces - Boston.com

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    Re: Obviously comething's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    they can just use a 1-5-5 alignment. that will confuse the young QB.
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    Re: Obviously comething's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    Dude, counting the number of men on the defense would confuse JaMarcus Russel.
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    Re: Obviously comething's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    did the team stay on the west coast?

    if so then who would they practice against?

    it would make no sense to keep them home.

    I don't find it that alarming
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    Re: Obviously something's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    I don't think Russell is playing - He has an ankle injury

    Looks like Walter will probably be the starting QB
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    Re: Obviously comething's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    I'm pretty sure if they were supposed to be there, they'd have gone last time and this time earlier.
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    Re: Obviously comething's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    Good catch.
    Clearly an extraordinarily injury depleted squad. Besides Rosie & Junior need days off to go get their Soc Security checks.
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    Re: Obviously something's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    Last I heard, Russell only had bruising on his ankle and sounded like he was a go for the remaining games.
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    Re: Obviously comething's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    I don't know about the last CA vacation but these guys aren't traveling for a road game, they're traveling for a road practice - which makes sense to me for the PRACTICE squad.
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    Re: Obviously comething's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    No, the team doesn't usually stay on the road for two weeks and the last time things didn't work out so well. I think it has to do more w/having a "normal" practice week than injuries. If injuries were the only reason they were flying these guys out they would only do it with LB's Angelo Craig and Darrell Robertson along with S Mark Dillard and DT Titus Adams and forget about OL Dan Connolly, P Tom Malone, WR Maurice Price and C Ryan Wendel.
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    Re: Obviously comething's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    Yeah, I mentioned that possibility in the OP.

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    Re: Obviously comething's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    They have 5 linebackers?
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    Re: Obviously comething's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    Ha Ha Ha :)
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    Re: Obviously something's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    Do we know if they traveled last time?? OR did not...I do not remember...that was awhile ago...maybe this is the change....do not find that all odd...maybe with injuries to the 53 they need more bodies...BUT I would ask if they traveled before.
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    Re: Obviously something's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    Hard to say, just seemed odd that Mike pointed it out if it happened that way last time.
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    Re: Obviously comething's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    Sure, on the IR...
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    Re: Obviously something's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    Price's transcript of the conference call really lessen's the intrigue of Reiss' note:

    Whoa. That's huge. lol

    He did go into some detail on the procedure of working a guy out while ont he road though. Probably just answering a question, but you never know.
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    Re: Obviously something's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    Q: Do you have your practice squad guys out there joining you?
    BB: Yes, they will. They will be here.

    This pisses me off about the sorry state of 'journalism' today. These guys are PAID to ask questions.

    How about follow-up...

    Did you bring out the PS last trip?

    If no...
    What is different this time? Injuries or trying a different tack this time?

    BB may or may not respond but at least ask an intelligent follow up.
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    Re: Obviously something's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    I am pretty sure that they went last time too...let me do some googling :)
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    Re: Obviously comething's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    Oh please, you titled the thread "Obviously's something's up" which clearly pooh-poohed the (obvious to most people) possibility that the reason they desired to have the practice squad was... they were practicing. Unlike all other road games except SD.
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    Re: Obviously comething's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    yeah, I should retirle thread. Will that make you feel better?
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    Re: Obviously something's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    The article was just updated:

    Maybe Reiss was reading this thread recently?
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    Re: "maybe" something's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    They ARE part of the team....I was more or less sure they went last time...they are PART of all practices...the ONLY time they are not with the club is traveling to a game...
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    Re: "maybe" something's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    It sounds to me like these players are forming some sort of a squad and travelling out to meet the team on the west coast - perhaps so that the team can practice against them.

    But what shall we call them? Any suggestions?
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    Re: "maybe" something's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    well let's see, maybe the pats think they should practice alot considering their defense is half new and we just got colvin and seau last week. so doo we wear out colvin and seau out during practices when they are probably sore as heck this week or do we bring in the full practice squad and wear them out?
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    Re: "maybe" something's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    The "practice" squad is not a team that plays against the regulars. Its just extra bodies for the practices to take some reps from the vets.
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    Re: "maybe" something's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    i guess people would have kind of figured that out since there are only 8 of them and even if they played offense and defense there still wouldn't be enough
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    Re: "maybe" something's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    Mike Reiss updated his info....the PS players did travel last trip to the WC, so nothing unusual going on at all.


    [update 8:15 p.m. The practice squad players also traveled on the last trip to the West Coast.]

    Patriots blog - Reiss' Pieces - Boston.com
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    Re: "maybe" something's up, the P-Squaders are en-route to Cali.

    thanks.... even though it doesn't relate to my post:confused:
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    The practice squad players are probably out with the team so they play there scout roles and maybe make for a lighter practice load for the starters. Plus given the injuries, the more time they can get with the playbook, the better.
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