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  1. NEPettyOfficer72

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    Well, with Edelman resigning and Sanders looking like he'll be coming too, in addition to the other free-agent signings what do you think about the likely receiving core and TE core?


    WR
    Danny Amendola
    Emmanuel Sanders
    Donald Jones
    Julian Edelman
    Michael Jenkins
    / Aaron Hernandez (Extra WR/X-Man)
    Shane Vereen
    Leon Washington

    TE
    Rob Gronkowski
    Aaron Hernandez/ WR
    Jake Ballard - pass catching/ receiving type
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    I'd like one more, taller outside guy.
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    CORPS!!! Receiver CORPS!!!! NOT "core."

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    See what you are saying but we didn't have a big tall guy back in 2003 or 2004. I think Hernandez could take that cake, he can get outside I think if put in those routes. He is fast enough and has the moves..
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    So we're keeping six receivers (Slater's not getting cut), three tight ends, four running backs?
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    Jenkins probably doesn't make the team. Other JAGs and camp bodies will be brought in to compete with him and Jones for that last spot in all likelihood. A rookie draft pick is likely still in the cards as well. How that changes the dynamics of this is unknown at this point.

    I suspect that the Patriots are definitely not done with their overhaul of the WR "corps" (thanks Tunescribe ;)).
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    The WR corpse has no life and it is a chore reading about the corp but u r preaching to the choir
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    They still need to acquire a WR in this upcoming draft, preferably in the first three rounds.
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    Who do you think they should draft? Who is hot?
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    No WR they draft this year will be able to contribute, so, why waste the draft choice?

    They still need talent on defense (DB/DL) and they could use a guard.
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    As long as the draftee is short with no deep threat capabilities
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    You're basing this off what, exactly?
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    Deep threat capabilities are overrated, though I wouldn't mind some height.
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    Brain wash complete
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    Rookie receivers rarely contribute in the passing game, never mind a passing attack as complex as the Patriots. The Patriots, by using a draft pick on Sanders have basically stated that they have drafted a WR, one with experience in the league.

    Furthermore, unless they plan on cutting a WR on the roster for a high draft pick, it ain't gonna happen. Because, I believe that even Michael Jenkins will be able to contribute more this year than a round 1 WR.

    Now, I would not be surprised to see a bunch of UDFA or late round picks brought in, less invested = less lossed
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    Add either Keenan Allen or Justin Hunter to the list and I'll be content.
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    Oh, right! I forgot all you do here nowadays is troll. Will save me from having to respond to any of your posts in the future.
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    So you're saying they need to draft the "right" receiver - one that can contribute, at some level, this season. I agree.

    They got one receiver. They need another.

    Michael Jenkins kind of sucks; the type of guy you cut him for a seventh round WR, not to mention a 1-3 round receiver.
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    Receivers on the roster sans Slater

    ht wt age year
    Aiken, Kamar WR 6-2 213 23 2 Central Florida
    Amendola, Danny WR 5-11 188 27 4 Texas Tech
    Ebert, Jeremy WR 5-11 195 24 R Northwestern
    Holmes, Andre WR 6-4 223 24 2 Hillsdale
    Jenkins, Michael WR 6-4 214 30 9 Ohio State
    Jones, Donald WR 6-0 208 25 3 Youngstown State

    And Sanders if the Steelers do not match.

    I just don't see them drafting a guy that they will expect to stick, I think they will see other places to improve the team right now.
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    :confused:

    Even with Sanders, they're banking a lot on potential and durability.

    By the way, Edelman is a WR, too.
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    Right, which crowds the position with "knowns" even more.

    They won't carry more than 5 WRs
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    I think we still need at least one more guy. Two more it Pittsburgh matches the offer.
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    At least he didn't write "receiving corpse"
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    Well if it were last season's roster, he wouldn't be wrong to say so with Deion Branch around.
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    I don't think the Patriots are in as bad a spot as some make them out to be, especially when you look at least year's roster.

    Last year at WR, the Patriots finished with Aiken, Branch, Lloyd, Slater, and Welker. They had contributions from Stallworth and Edelman as well.

    At TE, they had Gronkowki, Hernandez (both injured), Fells (did nothing) and Hoomanawanui.

    Fast forward to this year. The Patriots would have replaced Welker with Amendola (Appears a downgrade, but we will see), but have otherwise upgraded or brought back the remaining receiving corp. Edelman returns, Slater returns, Sanders is better than branch (and could be better than Lloyd, not to mention he is much younger than both). Jones has shown flashes and maybe Jenkins can give you something. Overall, the Patriots may or may not have gotten better, but I refuse to believe they have gotten worse, especially with the draft coming up.

    At Tight End, despite Gronkowski's infection, there is hope that he and Hernandez will be healthy (Can't fault Hernandez for spraining his ankle the way he did). That will be huge. Ballard comes in, and Fells and Hooman could return.

    The offense will be in fine shape. Focus more on the running game if concern is raised.
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    It looks a LOT better if we land Sanders. I think we still lack a #1 outside WR. But we'd be in much better shape if Pittsburgh doesn't match. We'll find out in 5 days. To me, Sanders is the younger version of Lloyd without the attitude. Sanders is also a much more known quantity than a 3rd round rookie draft pick.
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    Lets see....
    Danny Amendola - play both inside and out, pretty much a star when healthy
    Emmanuel Sanders - play both inside and out, young speedster with YAC attack and deep ball capability.
    Donald Jones - showed flashes, played in wrong system, had wrong qb throwing him the ball, and again can play both inside and out, even in the backfield. also a young guy.
    Julian Edelman - self explanatory. No where on the field that he couldn't line up, and was getting hot before he got hurt. I think could easily be a superstar slot guy anywhere else.
    Michael Jenkins - veteran leadership, experience, 6'4 frame, never had a qb and can even play in slot.. I bet you he can out produce any freakin rookie we sign.
    Rob Gronkowski - best all around Tightend in the NFL
    Aaron Hernandez - top 5 TE who can play some X.
    Jake Ballard - good receiving TE
    Shane Vereen - good pass catching runningback

    That's at least 3 more extra capable receivers than last year and an extra pass catching tightend that's actually good.

    So you mean to tell me this isn't an upgrade from last year? All of these guys, while may not be as popular as Brandon Lloyd can line up at different spots on the field and produce. And its not like any of them are scrubs.. or a bunch of young, unproven rookies. These are very solid to good guys that a few of them have star-quality potential if in the right system with the right qb and coach combination. If we could do it with our 03-04 group.. then we definitely can with this corps, its all ABOUT THE DEFENSE
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    My only concern is that Amendola, Jones, Sanders and Edelman all have spent most of their time playing in the slot over their careers. I feel that Jones and Sanders both have the capability to play outside but they do lack experience.

    I would be really happy to see us go out and draft a guy like Hunter who can add an elimate of size to a group of mostly 5'10-6'0 WR's. I think it would play dividends in the red zone area expecially if we are without Gronk.
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    Yeah true, but Jake Ballard is 6'6! lol that's plenty of size, and he is a very good receiving tightend so I think that would help. Our tallest receiver in 2004 was David Givens, who was only 6'1... if that. But of course, Graham and Christian Fauria were our big bodies in the redzone. And they aren't as talented as Jake Ballard which is scary.
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    If we land Sanders I'd be happy with what we have + a draft pick.
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