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Maybe I'm overreacting, but is it time to pull the plug on Edelman?

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  1. Ice_Ice_Brady

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    There were definitely some bigger goats in today's game than Edelman, but I guess my anger level is high right now, so I am attempting to be both rational and vengeful from this loss. Don't get me wrong, Ochocinco was pitifully bad today, but Edelman has now had enough time to make an impact.

    So, this is not really an issue that was just today, but something I have wondered over the past two years. Should Edelman (or Ay-delman) really have been a lock to make the roster?

    I think it's clear that Edelman will never be anything close to Welker, except in his physical resemblance. I don't even think he should be on the field on offense; it seems that every time a ball in thrown to him, you can always expect something bad to happen, or at best, an incompletion. While Edelman is pretty good at punt returns/kickoffs, he certainly is nothing special there either; he's quick, but how many guys around the NFL could easily exceed his current production there? As a special teams returner specialist, I don't think he justifies a roster spot, considering his offensive output is never going to be anything notable.
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    I was actually thinking we should cut Ocho and move Edelman to the #3 receiver spot.
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    You are 100% correct. You're overreacting.
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    Edelman ain't the problem...
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    Not sure if there's anything Edelman could have done better. If you think he should be Wes Welker, you're delusional, but for the position he was played in, he didn't do anything disastrous.

    That Jarius Byrd bat down wasn't his fault.
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    Time to move on from Ocho. Either replace him with Moss or put Price in that spot when he's healthy.
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    Edelman isn't a problem....he just seems to be like a non-factor.
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    lol, what?
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    Today we played terrible as a TEAM. That means everybody included.

    The only person that really stood out today was Wes Welker. Anybody still wanna trade him?
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    I love Ocho but I think its time to part ways. I would even go on to say Slater would have made that TD catch.
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    It doesn't matter who else we bring in. Tom will almost always throw to Wes and the TEs. No one is saying anything about Deion. Should we cut him also?
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    EDELMAN?! EDELMAN?! He had NOTHING to do with losing this game. He is clearly a very good punt returner and should on the team for that reason alone. It's not Edelman's fault Brady shat the bed.
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    I'd rather see Price out there than ocho or edelman at this point. Ridley also needs to touch the ball more. But we'll see. Changes will happen. Correction, changes MUST happen for this team to succeed.
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    more running plays for Edelman!! - that's the ticket...
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    you're over-reacting.
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    I agree with the op. Why is edelman guaranteed a roster spot? He's not a good receiver. We have 2 special team players taking roster spots as receivers (including slater). No need for that
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    He is completely useless in the spread offense. Not sure why we wouldn't just put two running backs on the field with three WRs, rather than putting four WRs with Edelman. His first game he had over 100 yards receiving, and that was back in 2009. Since then, he's done nothing.

    As bad as Ochocinco played, at least he has the talent to make defenses note that he is on the field and needs to be covered.
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    Remember when people wanted to trade Welker because Edelman was a carbon copy?

    15 catches 200 yds? OK BUDDY!
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    Edelman can return punts and kickoffs
    Sucks as a reciever
    But his sucktitude is not isolated

    Barrett - Beyond Suck
    Ocho - So bad he should be made to walk home from Buffalo
    Billy O'Brien - Sucks - Sucked - will continue to Suck
    Defensive Scheme - Pressure D with no pressure - 1 on 1 coverage with no chucks at the line of scrimmage or when they do they get bogus penalties

    SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I agree. Edelman is not the problem.

    Next post, please!
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    It hard to look good when you only get thrown to once a game...and a bad pass at that.
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    Earlier this week:

    Randy Moss rules out return: 'I'm done'

    If he changes his mind that quickly, I'm worried.
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    Edelman wasnt the problem, he caught the pass thrown to him and he took the end-around for a solid gain. if there's a weak link on the receiving corp it's Ocho, I defended him initially but he's failing at some basic things any NFL WR should be able to do. If things keep going this way there's no way I want him on next years team, I'd MUCh rather make a move for Eddie Royal and perhaps draft Dwight Jones.

    That said, the passing game becomes more productive when you have a legitimate running threat, why should the defense respect the play action of you have Green Ellis who might only get 2-3 yds out of it? They know he's only going up the middle and don't need to respect a run to the edge. Ridley and Vereen simply cannot come online quick enough for me.

    Is it me or did Ridley look really solid, gaining very good yardage whenever he got the ball? If Ridley's producing better why doesnt BB put him in more?
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    With all respect, what the hell does Edelman have to do with any of this?

    He provides a super-cheap option as a role player, a major ST contributor on both kickoffs and punt returns, and has versatility.

    None of this has anything at all to do with Julian Edelman...

    You must be kidding.
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    I think Julian plays his return role just fine, but I do not understand him in the backfield or Brady forcing passes to him on 3rd and long. That's not on Julian though, that's on the coaches.
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    I think you are over reacting but that is just me. Edelman is a pretty good kick/ punt returner. I think we should give him more of a chance
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    Cut Ocho Bring in Moss. Or Trade Edel man to TENN b/c they just lost Mike BRIT and then sign Moss
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