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  1. patsfan55

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    Because if he is I'm buying his jersey tomorrow!

    Before the game I was on the phone with my dad, who is totally crushing on Greg Lewis. I say "well Reiss said the kid Edelman is ahead of him on the depth chart", he goes "who?"....hours later my dad had a new crush and says "he's gotta be Jewish"

    So, anyone know? Patjew??
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    Why would it matter? Is this some sort of Jew pride or something?
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    Lol. I was going to give the same reply but just kept my mouth/fingers shut.
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    I was thinking that Edelman might be a new addition for the thin book of Jewish football players. However when they did a close up on him on the sideline, he was showing some ink on his arms. IIRC the Talmud has this prohibition on tatoos. Like you shouldn't deface God's work. Which seem hypocritical, given the whole circumcision thing.....OUCH. ;)

    THat's not to say that he isn't Jewish...could be reformed.
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    For what it's worth, my guess is no. Wiki says his parents are Francis and Angie (Angela).

    In the meantime, this kid is really fascinating.

    He's a QB! He could be the defacto 4th Qb.

    Further, his first two years were at the College of San Mateo.

    Hmmmm.......QB.......San Mateo......no wonder he and Brady seem close already. Someone here in the past few days was at TC and wrote in a thread that he/she was very struck by the fact that TB and Randy pulled Edelman aside during practice and went over a certain play with him for over 5 minutes - - the poster seemed struck by the fact that they were treating him seemingly as an equal as he was talking and inputting as much as they were.

    Tonight, another poster was noting how Edelman was helping a confused Gsalloway a couple of times line up correctly - - sure he's playing slot and that's what they do, but still seemed weird how he was directing a 15 year vet in his very first game.
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    I think he's Buddhist.... or from Oregon or something... you should definitely buy his shirt.
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    I've just felt since the minute we got him that he was going to be special. The guy looked like a vet out there tonight. I've called him a lock for the 53 for about a week. I'm really, really looking forward to seeing him in the regular season. Oh and by the way he didn't just play QB and receiver, but he was also used as a running back and a corner too. He is Troy's replacement and he might even be better than him.
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    Last I heard he was an athiest before the draft and is now a disciple of Belichick
    ... he will be baptized on 9/14 at halftime at The Razor.
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    Yes, that's exactly what it is. There aren't a ton of us playing football, let alone at the professional level, so it's nice to see. Oh well, if he isn't we still have Kraft :)
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    From all reports hes a really bright kid, you know BB loves smart guys, you need a brain to play on this team!
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    Why, Was he whistling Wagner?
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    [​IMG]oy vey.............
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    No idea, sorry bud!
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    I have one of those! For real.
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    This has been a great draft class.... now we have a serviceable backup to Wes Welker, Vince Wilfork, and possibly Matt Light...depth depth depth
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    You think he's one of the chosen people?
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    As the expression goes, at your Bar Mitzvah, you learn that you're more likely to own a professional sports team than to play for one........
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    Chuck Norris once punched Edelman in the face....and winced
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    Just wait, I think Yeshiva is about to go big time in college football.

    ;)
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    Well, he was drafted by BB. . . . :D
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    Pardons to Rogers and Hammerstein:

    Edelman, Edelman
    Every game you please me
    Small and white clean and fast
    You look happy to catch a pass
    Blossom of BB may you hitch and go
    Hitch and go forever
    Edelman, Edelman
    Bless my hometeam forever.
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    I'm thinking my Hanukah shopping just got a lot easier. Flying Elvis kippot all around! Especially for the Jets and Giants fans.

    Anyway...Edelman's potential looks tremendous. Just months removed from quarterbacking, he's running with the ones, catching everything thrown his way, and generally looking like Wes Welker after a crash diet. And the kicker is that he's a much more gifted pure athlete than Welker. Plus clearly, BB & co. love him. They've been throwing every rep they can at him at both receiver and PR to get him up to speed fast.

    It's been a while since there was a late-round rookie to really fall in love with. Ahhh. [​IMG]

    p.s. could Lewis have been any more invisible?
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    Well, maybe suited up. Taking the helmet off sort of ruins the image:

    Edelman gets off to fast start - The Boston Globe

    And, you know, there's a difference between the way Welker talks and the way Edelman talks. . . . but I just can't put my finger on it. :D
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    I think he is but he's hiding it from the rest of the team. He knows that the Patriots are an exclusive team full of blue bloods and he want to use his football skills to get a scholarship to Harvard.

    [​IMG]
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    I saw Wes Welker Jr. last night.
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    Whoever wrote the AP game summary actually thought it was Welker on Brady's first pass.

    SI.com - NFL - Recap


    "Brady handed off on his first play before tossing a 6-yard pass to Wes Welker out of a shotgun formation. On third-and-4, Brady's pass for Joey Galloway was broken up."
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    Is this thread serious?

    I have a "Jewish" surname and great-grandparents that were. But the practice ended with them and I am a born and raised Catholic.

    You would think this was Idaho or something with the beliefs that it's all in a name.
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