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Is a big possession retriever the best fit?

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  1. Fencer

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    The Pats have one of the best speed receivers in the history of the game, albeit aging.

    They also have one of the best pure slot receivers in the history of the game, albeit injured.

    The youngsters who seem like they have the best chance to turn into WR stars also fit into the "speed" or "slot" buckets. But none of those youngsters is proven as a backup beyond the JAG level. (Even Edelman as of now, although we hope he'll make big offseason strides and zoom beyond that stage.)

    What the Pats don't have at a quality better than Aiken is a guy who can sort of act as a speed receiver, sort of act as a slot receiver, and sort of act as a big end-zone target. Gaffney was that guy, and Watson should have been, but -- well, it isn't what it isn't.

    So the idea of bringing in a classic versatile big #2 WR makes all the sense in the world to me. But note that he's really the #3 whenever Moss and Welker are both healthy, so going for a bargain is IMO an acceptable gamble ...
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    i like labradore retrievers personally
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    They are very possessive.
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    I've had yellow, black and now chocolate labs, but if I'm honest, I think a golden retriever would be the best fit for the Pats.
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    But you always have to take them Top 15 to get them.
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    There is no way I'm editing this thread title.
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    how was Jabar Gaffney, that guy he never had more then 38 rec for the pats he never had 500 yerds and he's best year for TD's was 5


    IMO what the pats need is a anquan boldin, type who can go over the middle deep and take the big hit a guy like that would free up moss,
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    There's an issue with it?
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    I agree. On 98.5 a few weeks ago, Felger said one day he got a look at the Pats' scouting manual. For the WRs section, Charlie Weis had written "Find me a wide receiver who can catch the ball. Don't give me some *****."

    Brady is at his best when he has a sturdy wide receiver who can be a dependable target. See Troy, Branch, Givens, Gaffney, Welker.
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    None whatsoever. :D
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    I was wondering with all the OT posts in here.
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    LOL! It's golden!!
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    ba-dum-ching!
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    Not worrying about that this week!
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    Maybe we'll sign Golden Tate and nickname him in honour of this thread.

    Maybe this will inspire another Air Bud movie...
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    Gaffney was good enough.

    As for his numbers -- he wasn't even #3 target for a full season, let alone #2.

    Boldin would be nice to have, but they don't NEED that quality when they also have Welker.
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    Those kids never could defend that zany dog!
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    Did they let the dog play sports in that movie?


    Is that even fair?
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    No way should we pick one up, until we find out what team Michael Vick ends up on and whether they are on our schedule. Could lead to an embarrasing incident otherwise.
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    My 12 year-old Golden Retriever had ACL surgery two years ago, she was catching footballs approx 4 months after surgery.

    Seeing that Golden Retrievers can run approx 30mph, according to my math she can a 40 it in about 3.3 seconds..

    Catching Ability: High

    Salary Demands: Lamb & Rice and her squirrel.

    Team Play: Never shares the ball. Very questionable

    Organizational Loyalty: Highest Level

    Sign the beech!
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    Sorry dude, the team that blew us out at home in the playoffs just got him.
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    Great dog pics in this thread!
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    I'm a German Shepard fan. Labs tend to be almost too possessive, especially when it comes to milk bones
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    I think you just answered your own question, in the affirmative..
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    I think that the Patriots should investigate this thus far untapped talent pool immediately. It is clear that dogs would run a much faster 40 time than the most top level of human athletes. Therefore it would be very difficult for cornerbacks to stick to our canine receivers whether they play in man coverage or zone. Press coverage might be a different matter, but I digress.

    The other huge positive benefit to drafting canines as wide receivers is the salary cap. Initially canine players would have very low salary demands (milk biscuits, chew toys, lots of bacon, basic living expenses), and it will probably take a while before sports agencies catch on to this hot new trend and develop the expertise needed in canine contracts to push up the monetary demands. So for at least a few years you could have top flight canine athletes signed to long term contracts for MUCH LOWER salary considerations than human athletes.

    And finally there is the ultimate surprise factor of seeing canines line up on offense for the first time. The Wildcat offense was VERY successful in its first year because teams just had no idea how to defend it. The Dog Pack offense could have similar success, at least in its first two years or so because most defenses would be befuddled on how they were supposed to defend against our canine receivers. NFL Coaches just would not have enough film on dog vs human matchups to figure out effective game plans to stop our canine aerial attack.

    In fact I believe that the Patriots record-breaking 2007 offensive numbers could easily be surpassed with a top flight receiving corps composed of athletic freak canine receivers. I conclude with this thought, canine retrievers in 2010 = 19-0. The 4th Lombardi trophy will easily be within our grasp if the Pats Front Office is just willing to think outside the box. Who is with me? I think that Man's Best Friend certainly is!
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