Is Caldwell done?

Discussion in ' - Patriots Fan Forum' started by solman, Mar 12, 2007.

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  1. solman

    solman Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Folks here seem to be assuming that Caldwell and Gaffney will make the team, but with all the receiving talent that we have brought in that seems increasingly unlikely.

    Caldwell will cost us nearly $1.9M in 2007. Its nice that Tom Brady is already familiar with him, but I don't think he has the talent to justify that kind of cap hit. Especially not as a fourth string receiver or worse.

    I think that BB may be planning to drop Caldwell like a Tom Brady AFC Championship game pass.
  2. zippo59

    zippo59 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I don't think Caldwell will be cut. His cap hit is not very high and he had over 700 yards receiving last year.
  3. Keegs

    Keegs In the Starting Line-Up

    I would have no problem with that. I still have a problem with him after that game.

    Yes, he played pretty good throughout the year.
    Yes, he made a good catch in the San Diego game.

    But everything he has done are things that most nfl receivers could accomplish.

    I hope we let him go. And now that you have educated me on how much he'll cost us in 2007, I hope others agree.
  4. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? Supporter

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    I'd rather have Gaffney than Caldwell as the complimentary guy. Gaffney came on in the playoffs whereas Caldwell fizzled.
  5. Keegs

    Keegs In the Starting Line-Up

    yes please.:)

    I loved what I saw from Gaffney
  6. khayos

    khayos In the Starting Line-Up

    Yes, I think Caldwell is done.
  7. solman

    solman Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    And Gaffney is CHEAP!!!
  8. dtbrks

    dtbrks 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Maybe after or during training camp. I think it will be good to look at everyone, see how they work with brady, then make a decision.
  9. zippo59

    zippo59 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    If he gets beaten out that's fine. But at this point I don't think they've made a decision about his future with his team or lack thereof.
  10. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

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    I think there is healthy competition.

    People are all assuming Stallworth makes the Team. Two teams could have resigned him but didn't.
  11. holyredeemer

    holyredeemer Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Wow, the ignorance on this board pertaining to certain players is getting crazy. The (Let's lynch Caldwell crowd) is in full force like a blood thirsty mob.

    If what Caldwell did last yr. was something most NFL receivers could do, then why was he the only dependable one we had. Why couldnt we find anyone else? If Caldwell shows up to camp with the attitude that he is competing for a spot on this roster, and continues to build on last yr. Then he will make this team.

    You're all just jealous of those BIG beautiful eyes of his, arent you?
  12. Mainefan

    Mainefan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Solman, your posts are very entertaining. Every time I read one, recently, I find my eyes bugging out while I'm saying "What???!!!???"

    Caldwell is NOT done. Unless CJ comes on like gangbusters, none of our WR core is done. We need these guys, and I can explain why in one word: Hamstring.

    You're being extraordinarily quick to make judgments. I just don't see the logic in this one.
  13. JoeSixPat

    JoeSixPat Pro Bowl Player

    Far too early to be making any assertions.

    There's a looongggg way to go before the season starts. If everyone is healthy and there's no room for additional WRs in special teams roles, a WR could be traded for value - espcecially one with a contract like Caldwell.

    But BB wanted depth at WR - something he didn't have last year - as well as a deep threat. He's got it now and isn't going to give it up in March.

    Besides, Washington is very much all about size (6' 3") and potential - but not proven performance. Caldwell has a leg up on him in that area.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2007
  14. FulhamPatriot

    FulhamPatriot Rookie

    Even if (as expected) he makes the team, who's to say that he doesn't pull a Doug Gabriel? Reche has proven himself to be dependable, if largely unspectacular. He makes the roster, IMO.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2007
  15. solman

    solman Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Stallworth is getting a healthy signing bonus. That means that BB has already decided that Stallworth will make the team.
  16. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    Stallworth was traded by the Saints - he wasn't a free agent.

    If the Eagles re-signed Stallworth, their draft pick compensation to the Saints would be higher.
  17. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    $1,000,000 is a healthy signing bonus?

    That's less than 1% of the cap.
  18. BradyManny

    BradyManny Pro Bowl Player

    I don't think so.

    Let's not forget the importance of the chemistry and experience Caldwell and Brady developed together.
  19. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    Caldwell won't be cut.

    Next question.
  20. solman

    solman Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    At some point (I don't know when) he will be due a $300K bonus. I would expect the Pats to make a decision at that point.

    Depending on the timing of the bonus, we may have to make a decision before he gets the chance to compete.
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