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  1. carolinatony

    carolinatony In the Starting Line-Up

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    How long would you say it takes a player to show what he has? I say 3 years? There needs to be improvement where they are dependable and you know what they can do for you and do they fit in.
    Most only play 10 -12 years average and the stars don't seem to take 5/6 yrs to be stars.
     
  2. holyredeemer

    holyredeemer Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    IMO, all players are different. Many players throughout this leagues history have gone from mild contributers to instant superstars over a looong period of time. All players just hit their stride at totally different times, not to mention the impact a teams system has on a particular players strenghts. So, I dont think you can give it a exact time table like the ones you have listed. Thats my take on it atleast.
     
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    Depends on the individual of course. But I think if you don't see results after 3 years you've gotta be prepared to move on. Sometimes guys don't blossom till they hit their second team, and sometimes they never hit their projected "potential" at all.
     
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    As others have said, it depends on the player. But it also depends on the complexity of the play-book for the particular position.

    BB has gone on record as saying that TEs take a minimum of 3 years to develop in the Pats system. Its why people were re-miss in calling Daniel Graham a bust after 2 years.

    I believe that WRs should be up to speed by the beginning of their 2nd year and most certainly by the end of their 2nd year.

    QBs can take 2-5 years to develop.

    O-linemen can take 2-3 years as well, though many of the top ones are able to start right out of the gate.
     
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    The rub with the development time is that players (other than first

    round draft choices) are able to go to another team after four years.

    Tully Banta-Cain is finally showing a little something but is a UFA.

    This is why I hope the Pats alter their fiscal policies a little and sign

    a couple of impact players less than 30 years old. We need another

    Mike Vrabel or Rosevelt Colvin type signing.
     
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    Attention NEM

    I must have a fixation on the name Bob. When I was in the Army,

    I called Walter Gruenberg from Florida "Bob" for 2 years. After I found

    out his real name, I decided it was too late to change my greeting.
     

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