Gaffney Signed!!

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  1. fumbrunner

    fumbrunner In the Starting Line-Up

    The Patriots signed WR Jabar Gaffney.
    In a text message to ESPN's Josina Anderson, Gaffney stated "I'm going to the Patriots". The deal is for two years, per NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora. After only spending a seventh-round pick at the receiver position, the Patriots seem content heading into offseason activities with the free agent additions of Brandon Lloyd, Anthony Gonzalez, Donte' Stallworth, and now Gaffney

    per Rotoworld.
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  2. MP-Logick

    MP-Logick Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I think people forget how good Gaffney was in 07, and the playoff run in 06. Love that guy. He had 65 catches last year, and he can get deep. I'm sure he'll still got at least another year left of effectiveness. Also, if he agreed to a 2-year deal, sure sounds like he's making the roster to me.
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  3. NEPats1

    NEPats1 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Pats aint playing around!
  4. BigMike

    BigMike Supporter Supporter

    Getting the band back together.....good signing.....he was very good for us.

    This offense is going to be sick, IMO......
  5. ScottishPat

    ScottishPat On the Game Day Roster

    Getting the old crew back for TB12! :D Only we have better TE's than 07 and no Moss.

    Anybody got that feeling that Belichick and McDaniels want TB12 to have every passing record next season ? LOL
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  6. fumbrunner

    fumbrunner In the Starting Line-Up

    I think it is finally the end of the Ocho experiment.

    Lloyd, Welker, Gaffney/Branch.

    I think either Edelman or Gonzalez gets cut as well. The other will serve as Welker's backup. not sure Stallworth makes the roster either.

    Wow, the offense is stacked!!!
  7. Rob0729

    Rob0729 Supporter Supporter

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    Great deal! I think you immediately pencil him as the #3 WR behind Lloyd and Welker. I think Branch, Ochocinco, and Stallworth are now fighting for the 4th spot with the two losers ending up gone.
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  9. patsinthesnow

    patsinthesnow Supporter Supporter

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    The best 5 target attack the leagues ever seen :D (Welker, Lloyd, Gronkowski, Hernandez, Gaffney)
  10. resdubwhite

    resdubwhite In the Starting Line-Up

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    Thats a fantastic addition.

    ocho got to be feeling hot under the collar now
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  11. randomk1

    randomk1 In the Starting Line-Up

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    ******* amazing.
  12. Big-T

    Big-T Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Who needs a running game when you've got a receiving corp this good? :p

    Good addition.
  13. Brady_to_Moss

    Brady_to_Moss Butler Island is here Supporter

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    edelman ocho gonzalez may be hitting the well as stallworth possibly
  14. Deus Irae

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    6 receivers (not counting Slater).....?

    Branch (unless his decline continues noticeably in the offseason)

    The rest battling for 2 spots?
  15. patsinthesnow

    patsinthesnow Supporter Supporter

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    The WR guessing game for the roster got easier as well. Gaffney has improved on his game since he left here and is now an NFL #2 WR. (2011: 68 catches 947 yards, 2010: 65 catches 875 yards)

    He's a given to make the team and be the #3 WR, so now its:


    What a battle for two spots between; Ocho, Branch, Gonzalez, Stallworth, Edelman, Underwood, Ebert.
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  16. robertweathers

    robertweathers Pro Bowl Player

    The Oliver Stone in me wonders how long Wes Welker is for this world. Without WW....


    ...and those guys aren't even the primary receivers as Gronk and AH are.
  17. Palm Beach Pats Fan

    Palm Beach Pats Fan In the Starting Line-Up

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    Branch, Ochocinco, Stallworth, Gonzales, Underwood, Slater, and Edelman fighting for how many spots after Wes/Llloyd/Jabar?

    Branch, Ochocinco, Stallworth, Gonzales fighting for one spot,
    Slater a ST lock,
    Edelman, Underwood, and perhaps the rook fighting for another ST/WR spot?

    That would seem to be a full house.
  18. strngplyr

    strngplyr In the Starting Line-Up

    I like it.

    Priority list:
    1.) Welker
    2.) Gronkowski
    3.) Lloyd
    4.) Hernandez
    5.) Gaffney/Branch
    6.) Branch/Gaffney
    7.) Stallworth
    8.) Gonzalez
    9.) Ebert

    1.) Slater
    2.) Edelman

    Sorta how I see it stacking up currently. I think we're going to have some great competition this year going into camp. I like this list a lot, don't want to see any of them go, really.

    I see one of Branch/Gaffney getting cut, Gonzalez out, Ebert to PS, and probably Stallworth out. That leaves us with 7 WR assuming both Slater and Edelman stick around for their versatility in playing all 3 units when needed. We'll lack the elite speed but have better #2/3 WR options than last season.

    Edit: After all that I completely forgot Ochocinco, he's gotta be feeling the pressure now. His roster spot I feel is 100% dependent on his knowledge, and we have already signed a pair of receivers who played well in the system before with TB, not counting Lloyd who has thrived under Josh McD.

    With how much we're stacking the WR position, do we sign another RB? Our roster is getting tight going into the season potentially having a fullback and 3rd TE that we lacked last year.
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  19. Arrington Planet

    Arrington Planet Practice Squad Player

    On paper, the offense next season is going to be ridiculously similar to the '07 one. Barring injuries, I'm sure we're gonna have a lot of fun watching them.
  20. Sivy

    Sivy In the Starting Line-Up

    "..and Tom Brady leads the Patriots to the field, in the first ever "flag Football" formation"
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