Is Shaun Ellis Next?

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  1. mgteich

    mgteich Veteran Supporter

    He really hasn't done much. And we now have Deaderick and Brace back.
    Belichick brought in four while Deaderick and Brace were on PUP: Haynsworth, Ellis, Anderson and Carter.

    Carter (starter) and Anderson (depth) have certainly been an upgrade over Banta-Cain who they replaced.

    Haynsworth and Ellis haven't turned out as well. HOWEVER, we were definitely better with them than without over the first half.

    It is has been good to see the improvement in Love.
    We really don't need Ellis. The roster spot is better used on a defensive back, special teamer or inside linebacker.
  2. NEP4Life

    NEP4Life Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Yes, Ellis is tying up a valuable roster spot that could be used for cutting other players.
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  3. JackBauer

    JackBauer Pro Bowl Player

    He should be. Based on my observations of Deaderick in the Giants game and Ellis earlier in the year, if the former is a Dodge Charger, the latter is an AMC Gremlin.
  4. Gunnails

    Gunnails In the Starting Line-Up

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    Ellis is a good solder, fulfills his responsibility on the field on off, not a spectacular player at this stage, still a solid guy to have around.

    And I think the Pats would be on the hook for his entire salary if cut, what would be the point.
  5. Northside

    Northside On the Roster

    Rather cut Chad Eighty-Five
  6. RIpats88

    RIpats88 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    theres more to meet the eye with the Haynesworth cut, I doubt it was due to his lack of accounts, he didnt give any effort in the game, he may have been a disruption in the locker room.
  7. Mack Herron

    Mack Herron In the Starting Line-Up

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    Ellis is hurt. Jermaine Cunningham was a DNP, coaches decision for the second week in a row. Two mistakes here: 1) drafting him, and 2) keeping him (instead of, say, Eric Moore, who was better).
  8. fnordcircle

    fnordcircle brady plz Supporter

    Quote of the day.
  9. JackBauer

    JackBauer Pro Bowl Player

    Cunningham was drafted to be a 3-4 OLB. Where he figures into the 4-3, if anywhere, is TBD.
  10. Run DMC

    Run DMC In the Starting Line-Up

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    Ellis has zero left in the tank. ZERO. Cunningham is a total bust.
    Next question...?
  11. Mack Herron

    Mack Herron In the Starting Line-Up

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    He played 4-3 DE in college.
  12. JackBauer

    JackBauer Pro Bowl Player

    I'm aware of that. He was then converted to a 3-4 OLB, so if they're going to convert him BACK to a 4-3 DE, it stands to reason that it may require some time.

    Of course, it could also be that he's a total bust. But then again, you don't see Eric Moore doing anything, either.
  13. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- Supporter

    #24 Jersey

    Next year we trade up to only draft players in rounds 1-2 ... then we fill out the roster with FA's ... :rofl:
  14. folamzz

    folamzz Banned

    So he forget how to play 4-3 DE because he learned 3-4 olb for one year?
  15. JackBauer

    JackBauer Pro Bowl Player

    Unless you think 3-4 OLBs and 4-3 DEs are fungible.
  16. BadMoFo

    BadMoFo Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I hope so, but probably not. Won't we end up on the hook for a whole lot of money?
  17. Gunnails

    Gunnails In the Starting Line-Up

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    Yes, because Ellis has never been cut before.

    Of course if he was to get picked up from the waiver wire before becoming a true FA, then his new team would pick up his remaining salary.
  18. resdubwhite

    resdubwhite In the Starting Line-Up

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    The hit he put on Tomlinson last Jets game was almost worth the salary alone.

    Hopefully he puts another one on him Sunday.
  19. Patriot_in_NY

    Patriot_in_NY Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Shaun who? Oh, Ellis. I forget he played on this team. :rolleyes:
  20. TheComeback

    TheComeback 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Cunningham succeeded at 3-4 OLB because he was able to use his long frame as leverage against offensive lineman. Maybe it's harder to do that from a three-point stance against NFL linemen.

    That said I also wouldn't label a player a "bust" after two seasons. You can't like what you see at this point, but jumping to labels like "total bust" is unnecessary. He was productive in a different role last year.


    I don't think they should cut Ellis. He's shown some good things at times this year, though he's missed some easy tackles. I just don't see a reason to cut him if he's not a locker room problem. He's versatile and could plug in at 4-3 DT if needed. That makes him valuable.

    At this point, we shouldn't be shuffling the roster around much. The guys need time playing together. That's the only way you'll see this team improve.
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