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  1. NE_PATS_FAN_54

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    INDIANAPOLIS -- Barring an unexpected change, tight end Daniel Graham appears headed for free agency. There was no advancement in contract talks between Graham's representatives and the Patriots here at the NFL Combine.

    The Patriots have 12 players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents Friday, and Graham tops the list.

    A first-round draft choice (21st overall) in 2002, Graham should generate interest in a generally weak tight end market. At 6 feet 3 inches, 257 pounds, he may be the most complete tight end available, and he is considered a solid presence in the locker room. The Patriots named him a captain during the 2006 season.

    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2007/02/25/graham_may_be_on_move/
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    Really like Graham and what he has done for this franchise, but he may be more valuable to another team than he is to the Patriots.. see a lot of teams with character issues who would want a TE of his abilities.. he has developed a good resume here.
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    I agree - coming out of Colorado, he was supposed to be the second coming of ben coates - a lot of different factors capped his contribution, considering he was the best TE of his class - including injury, general offense scheme requiring primary blocking TE and inconsistency. When he leaves, we salute him on a hard played contract - but realize we have a 4th year and a 2nd yr stud coming in behind him to pick up the slack.
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    I agee with your first conclusion, however I don't think anyone steps in with his ability to block, especially not Thomas. I think his possilbe departure will have a bigger impact than some people realize.
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    With his injury history, teams better do their homework on him, especially his shoulders.
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    Expect his hometown Broncos to make a serious push.
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    If Graham leaves...the Pats will have a major need for a blocking TE.
    Neither Watson nor Thomas will fill this role.
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    I thought Thomas did a decent job blocking.
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    I hope it's to an NFC team. I really don't want to see him go to the Jets or Broncos and have to watch him blow up our linebackers once or twice a year.

    Ashworth, Branch, Graham...............Patriots West.
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    I really want to see him go to Seattle,if not here. Not to play a old record but it is clear had we not traded up he would of worn a Seahawks jersey. Almost seems fitting and I'm sure Alexander would appreciate the hell out of him too.
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    Before panic strikes, realize that if a deal is struck it would

    probably be made the last few hours before free agency.
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    Why invest into a mostly blocking TE with really bad shoulders?

    The answer is you dont. You let him walk and spend the money in another aspect of the team.

    David Thomas and Mills have all the potential to out produce his numbers and i'm sure someone else can be brought in to just block.
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    some time i think people have short memory.how many times has watson blew a block leading to a sack when graham was not in the field.How many times has their been threads on this - many.

    still suddenly watson and thomas can block as good as graham ?.
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    I was going to say that too. Especially for a rook.
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    if they wanted Graham for the future wouldn't they have resigned him this past season/off season?

    they obviously know they can only franchise one player THIS offseason (samuel) so they knew what was going to happen

    Maybe they just don't think he's worth it.


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    If Grahm does leave will we just have to detail with it...Just as long we don't see twice a year....
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    What's your ******* point? Tell us something we don't know. Graham is not coming back and I hope he succeeds with another team. It's not his fault he was handcuffed by the coaching staff because the O-line sucks and has to ALWAYS have an extra TE (Graham) blocking and not recieving. Despite what some morons say on this message board thinking that having Graham blocking is part of the offense. The reason he blocks is because the coaches don't trust the O-line to block one on one for Brady.
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    I don't think that's possible. :rofl:
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    i like graham and i would prefer he stays .but it seems to me the pats have lost players the last several years that were far more valuable than him .
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    You know, it's easy to talk about his great blocking and maybe it's true.

    But, considering the power formations the Pats used with two tight ends, I can't say that I was really impressed with their ability to consistently run the ball this season. I was actually somewhat disappointed in the run game as the season progressed. Not that it was statistically bad, but there were games when the Pats could have really used a clock-killin running game....for example, in the Colts playoff game with a huge lead.
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