Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by PatFanCraig, Jul 23, 2014.
I've seen it pretty widely reported.
Is the Practice Squad closed?
Jamie Collins played 18 games last season, including playoffs. He had 1 sack. He made little to no impact in more than half of his games. Why would bulking up/adding weight all of a sudden turn him into a guy who "terrorizes QBs?"
To be fair, he had very, very few snaps in most of those games. He was brought along slowly and when given the opportunity, he did pretty well.
The guy on SOSH who was maintaining this page stopped updating towards the end of the season, but that should give you some insight on how misleading the "played 18 games last season" metric is. Over the first 12 games, he played 133 total defensive snaps. As soon as he started getting significant playing time on defense, he started producing.
Don't get me wrong, I hope he gets 10 sacks and plays out of his head, but people on this forum need to pump the brakes a bit on these young players. The reason this team wins or loses isn't going to be Jamie Collins' play...
I watched every single game...Jamie Collins had an impact in about 3....
Yes, the last 3 games. Which is much better than performing in the first 3 and then dissappear. Hopefully he can continue on that progress.
Agree on pumping the brakes though. Some people already see him as an all pro. I just hope he can play close to what he did during the last 3 games
And as I just showed, he wasn't playing meaningful snap counts for at least 12 of the other 16. You're basically just rephrasing what I said: once he started getting meaningful defensive snaps, he performed.
Jamie has a ton of potential. He could be the best linebacker we have seen around here since the Bruschi/Vrabel days and I would say he has the upside to even go well beyond those guys.
For some reason when I watch him play, I think of Andre Tippett and Cornelius Bennett. If he could be as good as either of those guys, we'd be in for a nice ride!
Belichick has a lot of interesting pieces in the defense this season. I am anxious to see how he decides to use them.
Respect him so much you can't spell his handle right.
Maybe if the pats got everyone to add twenty pounds of pure muscle, like bro. Dude man, they'd be like gods bro. Just some good old fashioned iron pumping and needle pushing! Brosef-hammer, that's it. Like, thank good dude you like told us what's up.
Now let's get a God Damn snack!
That may go over some heads, but what we really need to do is get him a "tight" number...that will fix everything!
There was a poster a few years back who was obsessed with the "tightness" of the player's jersey number in terms of potential ceiling.
Tell me about it...
Every now and then someone will bring up the "tightness" of a jersey number, in reference of that poster. Wish I could remember who the hell it was.
We've seen our share of weirdos, that's for sure.
So...in an awesome plot twist, Supa pulls up an old quote from woolster proclaiming the infallibility of picking one Patrick Chung. "For surely the tightness of his jersey will lead to a second contract with the team! Pure all pro!"
And that was a clean landing...
I dont know why I tell this story on myself, but after a marathon session of watching Archer (who'd have guessed?) I posted a multi-paragraph response to a post where I lavished praise on our newest scrappy acquisition... Woodhouse. I of course used this name at least a dozen times.
Since that embarrassing episode and since Ive been posting a lot more frequently from my book reader with its tiny, sadistic little Edit box (yes, using half the width of the screen is plenty) with the most aggravating scoll-logic (no thats ok, I dont really need to read what Im writing) I've become a lot more forgiving of other people's types.
I did that last one on purpose.. and um.. any other's you might find.
I make plenty of typos myself. I just thought gymrat left for a reason.
As far as I can tell, this "woolster" with his tight-jersey theory is batting 1000..
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