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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    I don't know why but Jabar yesterday reminded me of Terry Glenn when he was here...His patterns were precise and catches were perfect and he got open when Brady had pressure,I think he can be a force next year in the lineup..As a matter of fact I think he may be more likely to start next year rather than Caldwell.

    Shows you why the Texans are still at the bottom of the league - Letting productive receivers like Gaffney go and passing on Reggie Bush a likely pro bowler next year and in years to come.....Pathetic
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    Most of Gaffney's receptions were 7-10 yard outs when the CB was playing 10-15 yards off the ball. Not exactly difficult routes to get open on.
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    And you think that Gates did not get alot of short outs from Rivers this year? - Give me a break,that has alot to do with Rivers production this year as QB and also helped Gates numbers in receptions.
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    BUt then there was the 20 yarder where he was open for what seemed like miles....
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    No he did not. Gates runs very few short outs, and he runs virtually none where the defender is 15 yards off the line of scrimmage. Gates sees tight man coverage, usually with safety help, on every pass play. He never gets a free release to run into the flat and catch a 7 yard out.
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    I'm not saying he didn't have a nice game, but Terry Glenn? Come on. This is Jabar Gaffney we are talking about.
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    The deep threat presented by Gaffney and Jackson against the Jets was very important to the Pat's win. In recent games the Pat's have been faced too often with defenders focused on defending the short game, or stacking the line of scrimmage. That creates all kinds of problems for Brady and for the RB's, however by throwing long with accuracy Brady caused the DB's to back off some.

    Brady was almost picked off throwing the long ball behind Jackson, a situation we also saw too often with Bethel. Fortunately Jackson made a great move to break it up - another play like that and Jackson may be "recruited" next season to backup the CB's.
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    I'll give Gaffney more credit than that, but Glenn DEFINATELY stretches the field.

    Gaffney's 31 yarder were mostly yards after the catch.

    Teams know we still don't have a deep threat - but when someone like Gaffney (and Brady) can split the defense like that, teams will think long and hard about bringing their safeties out of the secondary.

    Ever since the Miami game, the playcalling and execution seems to have recognize that even without a deep threat, one can still gameplan to keep Defenses honest. Yesterday was a perfect example of that.

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