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  1. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I don't know if anyone has posted this excellent article with insight into what kind of person Patrick Cobbs is. Please let me know if it's been up here already:

    The kid DOUBLE MAJORED AND HAD A 3+ GPA. I love how Belioli find these PLAYERS who are EXCEPTIONAL MEN (i.e. Cobbs, J. Sanders, B. Watson, V. Wilfork, etc.). No other team collects such class. When the Pats play the Bengals among other teams it's like two separate universes colliding.

    http://www.dentonrc.com/sharedcontent/dws/drc/sports/other/stories/DRC_UNT_Football.1d817c1.html

    "Dickey (the UNT HC) spoke to his team about Cobbs and what he did for the Mean Green after Saturday morning’s practice.

    “I pointed some things out to the players: No. 1 Patrick didn’t miss practice, didn’t miss lifting weights, graduated in four in a half years with two degrees with over a 3.0 GPA, was a national rushing champion, bounced back from a very serious injury to have a great senior year, was an outstanding leader and played on every special team we asked him to,” Dickey said. “He’s an example for every kid out here.”
     
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    Wish my admiration for "The other" Patrick wasn't so great and I could appreciate this more, because we all know whose roster spot Cobbs will take if Pass goes to the PUP/is cut outright (doubtful).

    Looks like I need a shot of "The other" Cobbs in my Kool-Aid.
     
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    Thought he was injured, hurting his draft chances. May not be Curtis Martin, but similar curcumstances.
     
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    edgecy Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Not only a great student, a good teammate, but he's also a great RB. I don't know about you guys, but he's a lot more impressive than Reggie Bush thus far... but then again, a lot of other RBs are more impressive than Reggie Bush thus far.
     
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    DB15 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    very impressive
     
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    hobbsownscoles On the Game Day Roster

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    The crazy thing is hes our 2nd best rookie rb
     
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    Fear not, Pats1. God bless the PUP list. By week 6, they will both be on the roster (thanks for everything and best o' luck, Heath!). Mr. Pass kept this team alive last year and he improves each season. He is Mr. Versatility and has persevered in the eyes of the coaching staff who hated him 4 years ago, but now loves this guy who is a real pro also.

    The "injury" was actually elective offseason surgery on his foot - - an old chronic college injury that has plagued him his entire pro career. The team gave its blessing for it and believes it could help him improve his game.
     
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    Very impressive, indeed. Can't see this guy making it to our PS. We'll need to put him on the roster to keep him. His special team ability may be the deciding factor on making the 53.
     
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    Saturday night quite convinced me that this Cobbs will be on the 53 a week from now.
    Cannot afford a repeat of Kory Chapman.

    But Heath Evans loses the job, not PUPpie Pass.
     
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    I guess BB/SP don't feel like going through last year again at RB!!! I'm just really really happy about this draft/non-draft, in Cobbs' case. And yeah, that is the kind of pedigree the Pats love. In Cobbs' case it actually seems to translate to (or at least coexist with) football smarts.

    Yikes. Okay what if we're in a position where we put him in because he's third string, to avoid running up the score...?

    People are gonna be so pissed this year.

    PFnV
     
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    Folks, once again, the purpose of starting this thread was to highlight the exceptional person this kid seems to be. Other threads discuss whether or not he makes the team and I hope not to create redundancy.

    The type of person that the Patriots have more of than just about any other team in sports is the core reason why I am so proud to be a fan of this team in this era. I've been a Pats fan since 1974, but never before has it seemed like such a morality play.
     
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    That really is a very unique situation isn't it?I love knowing that the NFL draft since 2000 has been our game to win.Granted not every pick has worked out but for the most part.Great stuff.
     
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    Big_Os_Hometown On the Roster

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    patsfan55 In the Starting Line-Up

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    def agree
    plus its good for the kids
    as a kid i looked up to these guys
    now young patriots fans have great role models to look up to
     
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    Wow, there are 32 teams out there and we continue to find guys like this.. a tribute to our organization and its ability to find guys that can play football at this level and also have a high character.
     
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    It's not often you find this kind of guy as a UDFA. But there are plenty of examples of UDFAs going on to have great careers. We need to find a way to keep this Cobbs guy. He is something good.
     
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    Good find Schmess! Thanks.
     
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    I thought this was interesting. Not only does Cobbs play special teams which adds to his versatility but he was the college national rushing champion in 2003. Looks like his talent runs deep and is the real deal.

    I can envision the Pats future backfield now Maroney + Cobbs. Just like thunder and lightning. Thats a young and scary RB combo there. :)
     
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    I am on record as feeling that, with 4 TE likely on the roster, that there was "no way" that the Pats would keep 4 RB also. It is fascinating that Cobbs might have shown enough potential that the Pats might feel that they want to protect him for next year enough that they would use an extra roster spot (e.g. instead of 3rd QB). There is still, I think, a high threshhold for that to happen. This is preseason and success may not translate into regular season grinding performance. BB/SP apparently regard RB as a position where decent performance is enough to win superbowls and that in an emergency you can find fill-ins. This year it looks like a possibility that they would be able to carry Pass on PUP and have a 'spare' available thru the middle of the season (altho that could end up being an IR situation). And Cobbs would have to be valued compared to other bubble roster spots. It is probably impossible for us to guess, but he has certainly made it intriguing.
     
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    Cobbs likely won't stick

    http://www.masslive.com/sports/republican/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/115681560535600.xml&coll=1

    "Everybody doing their jobs," just more confirmation that the scouting program does good legwork.
     
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