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    Julian Edelman has been doing some RB drills during practice. He definitely has the quickness and hands for a Kevin Faulk type role although he may need to get a little stronger.

    Edelman in the running; Thursday AM notes
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    sounds like they may use him for some wild cat or end arounds
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    This would be very interesting. If Edelman catches on to the whole third down RB thing, somebody might be faced with a decision to make: keep Edelman as Faulk's successor, or continue to use him as a WR? Of course, both are possible at the same time. Doesn't Faulk line up as a WR sometimes?
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    Or just a straight out half-back pass.
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    Played QB at college. WR last year, RB this year. He is an entire offense rolled into one.
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    I would rather see Maroney do those things such as a short pass on the outside as its about the only thing he has shown productivity at and should be primarily used for.
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    I'm patenting the phrase 'Wild Pat formation' now.
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    Some direct snaps like Faulk sometimes gets and is per wild cat could get interesting, as I presume JE can throw pretty well too.
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    As soon as Edelman can block like Faulk, we can discuss him as Faulk's replacement. Until then, I am happy to consider him the replacement of Green-Ellis as the 5th RB who would be exdpected to get as many carries as Green-Ellis did last year, if two RB's are injured as was the case last year.

    Edelman is doing whatever is asked of him. He is the consummate utility player.
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    I agree ... a few plays that will sit in the playbook and use if they see an opportunity ... typical Bill always planning for that one chance opportunity.
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    WOW! Didn't even think about that option. Talk about a wrinkle for opposing defenses. I'm guessing he can throw pretty well on the run?
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    From what little I saw of him during his college days, I'd say that he can.
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    Maybe we should suit him up on the other side of the ball and play him at OLB? :confused2:
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    I think he is a little small for that. But I would not bet against him at safety.
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    You think?

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    I have a really good feeling about using Edelman as a RB. He's a lot tougher than people think and craaazy elusive. He's definitely something special... If Welker didn't heal and was out for most of the season I could have seen him getting 80 plus receptions also.
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