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Hernandez

Poll closed Nov 20, 2010.
  1. He's getting lazy and he needs to pick up his game

    0.7%
  2. He's had a bad game or two, like anyone else

    23.8%
  3. He's hit the rookie wall and he's toast

    2.8%
  4. He's doing great

    23.1%
  5. He hasn't been featured in recent game plans, but he'll be used more soon

    64.3%
  6. Other (specify)

    7.0%
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  1. SuperPatsFan

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    Aaron Hernandez had 0 catches against the Steelers, including a particularly odious drop on a WR screen with 10:51 remaining in the 2nd.

    He's also facing more CB coverage and less LB coverage, and to counter the Pats are hiding him in the backfield and slipping him out on various screens and RB routes.

    OTOH, he does have a 101-yard game and 435 yards receiving under his belt -- impressive accomplishments for a rookie TE.

    What's your take on the rookie to date, and his outlook for the rest of the year?
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    Re: Hernandez Fading?

    BUST

    Another lousy pick
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    Re: Hernandez Fading?

    Knee jerk reaction? How much more could people ask from our rookies this season? Last week Gronk was on the chopping block if memory serves.
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    Re: Hernandez Fading?

    He's being taken seriously and so teams are covering him better.
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    Re: Hernandez Fading?

    Gronkowski is the all-around tight end.
    Crumpler is the blocking specialist
    Hernandez is the receiving specialist.

    The team will mix and match based upon the opponent.
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    Re: Hernandez Fading?

    Game plan. He'll have the type of game against Indy that Gronk had against Pittsburgh.
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    Re: Hernandez Fading?

    The Pats are spreading the wealth like old times.
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    Re: Hernandez Fading?

    I don't remember seeing him at all vs pitts, waiting to see reiss' play/snap chart. I wonder if they will go back to him next week or if they are going to want crump and gronk helping block freeney and mathis.
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    Re: Hernandez Fading?

    ......:confused:
    Already a bust?
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    Re: Hernandez Fading?

    I don't think there's anything to worry about. The Pats no longer have their deep threat and getting too predictable on O would be a recipe for disaster. Like they did in the old days, they are featuring different players every game and trying to surprise the enemy a bit. I'm sure this week the D will focus more on Gronk, and therefore, Hernandez may see the ball more. Woodhead wasn't targeted much (or at all?) against the Steelers either. They threw to the Lawfirm instead, and that worked well. Now the Colts will have to think about both of them in the short passing game.
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    Re: Hernandez Fading?

    I'd say it's a combination of "he had a bad game" and "he wasn't featured". To have had as minimal of an impact as he had, it couldn't entirely be one or the other. No big deal, not worried about it. Gronk produced enough for both of them, anyways.
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    Re: Hernandez Fading?

    Offensive snaps: Hernandez quiet - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston


    Gameplanning.
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    Re: Hernandez Fading?

    Something tells me that we'll probably see more of him on Sunday against the Colts.
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    Re: Hernandez Fading?

    Exactly. He wasn't going to be able to handle Pittsburgh's big linebackers, but he will be tearing up the field on the Colts tampa 2 and doing a lot of blocking because they're smaller and faster.
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    I wont lie, I just laughed my ass off reading that.



    I think he was on a rough stretch, and the game planning called for Gronk. Belichick obviously wanted to abuse the match up of Gronkowski as long as the Steelers wouldn't do anything to counter it. I expect him to play inline versus the Colts, chipping Freeney or Mathis before executing his route.
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    Re: Hernandez Fading?

    THIS

    With Moss, everyone in the NFL knew that Brady would try to get him the ball, preferably deep.

    Now, nobody knows what to expect facing NE. Defenses cannot take away every weapon that NE has.
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    didnt he have 2 tds a week ago?
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    Re: Hernandez Fading?

    Personally, I think Gronk will get another huge game against the Colts, considering that the only options for covering him are all basically either under 6'1'' or under 210 pounds. He'll dominate that matchup either way.
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    He's dropped some balls and our third best blocker at TE, but youngest guy in NFL will get stronger and improve blocking over next couple years and will be one of best TE in league for years to come. Love him and the Gronk for next five years!!!!
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    Re: Hernandez Fading?

    Nope that makes too much sense :)
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    That was a HORRIBLE throw on Brady's part. It was well in front of Hernandez and at his knees. If he contorts himself to catch that he probably gets tackled for a loss before he can regain his balance. On a screen Brady needs to throw it so his guy can immediately take off and he didn't do that. The only play Hernandez had was to try to catch it with his fingertips.
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    Re: Hernandez Fading?

    It's remarkable how that TE corps alone gives the offense so many different looks and options. I'm very glad Crumpler signed a 2-year deal, I'm looking forward to seeing all three of them in ever-changing combinations for many games to come.

    OT: the post editor keeps insisting that combinations is not a word. But "combos" is ok. That's just sad.
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    He is a bit of prima donna, drops too many passes. When he was at Florida and they roll over teams by 50 drops don't count. In the NFL a drop on first down is a drive killer.

    He needs to "get it", if he does then look out. He is someone opponent have to game plan for.

    I am waiting for the 3 TE sets and then the Patriots split him wide against a LB, can yo say touchdown?
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    he was the pats best receiver the first half of the season so now teams are just covering him better. and brady will pretty much stop going to guys that drop the ball in a game


    im looking for him to have a big game vs the colts
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    He is the third best tight end on the team but he is one of the best receivers on the team. Hard to fathom but its true.:)
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    Going to be a lot of polls if we need one every time a rookies playing time fluctuates.

    Big tight ends were obviously crucial to the game plan against Pitt, just look at Reiss's snap count, Gronk leads the way.
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    Dallas Clark (2003)
    10 Games, 29 receptions, 340 yards, 1 TD

    Antonio Gates (2003)
    15 Games, 24 receptions, 389 yards, 2 TDs

    Tony Gonzalez (1997)
    16 Games, 33 receptions, 368 yards, 2 TDs

    Aaron Hernandez (2010)
    9 Games, 34 receptions, 436 yards, 2 TDs

    Rob Gronkowski (2010)
    9 Games, 19 receptions, 220 yards, 6 TDs

    Not sure what you guys are worrying about.
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