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    I wouldn't count that out. Maybe he wants to go for a championship season with Brady & Maroney coming back
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    Re: Fred Taylor to the Pats in '09?

    At this stage of his career, I'm not sure if Taylor would be of much help. He's in his, what, 11th season? There is a very good chance that Taylor is on the decline, and that a draft pick or younger FA will be of more help.
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    Re: Fred Taylor to the Pats in '09?

    yeh but he's still very much an explosive player and has has been sharing carries for the past two years
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    Re: Fred Taylor to the Pats in '09?

    If they cut him and he comes cheap, yes.

    Otherwise, no.
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    Re: Fred Taylor to the Pats in '09?

    our committee has shown they can take care of the attack on the ground if thats what mcdaniels wants and that has been without mr glass and jordan for most of it.

    Taylor would just be another cog in he machine if he came here. Wouldn't let us down, but i would be all for BJGE getting 10 touches a game in 09-10 with the rest of the committee.

    To tell you the truth, we have other areas of need, and Taylor at a cheap contract would be nice, but we won't aggressively pursue a RB this offseason.

    Solidifying the secondary and tying up contracts, perhaps another lb, although guyton's potential may have seen that need filled, and crable is to come back next year taking away that need for another olb.

    O-line may get a tweak, And gaffney has been dropping some passes right out of the bread basket, so i think we will see one more new receiver next season. CHAD O.C. ;-)

    We may look at a TE, Mr Gonzalez, your flight is ready for boarding.

    It will be an interesting offseason, no doubt they will try to get cassel to stay if at all possible, but we will be carrying a lot of salary in qb's then. At least when they complain that we a running up the score, we can say we had our backup qb in.
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    Re: Fred Taylor to the Pats in '09?

    I really wish this team could find a workhorse back in his prime, not recycled backs. Yes, I know I'm still waxing poetic about the time we had Curtis Martin, a 3rd round steal who was a true workhorse back for this team for three seasons.
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    Re: Fred Taylor to the Pats in '09?

    How many superbowls did we win with CuMar, and how many with recycled backs?
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    Re: Fred Taylor to the Pats in '09?

    If he's not happy about not being "the guy" in Jacksonville, why would he want to come to the Pats? The Pats already have enough RB's and Taylor really woundn't be an upgrade to anyone on the roster.
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    Re: Fred Taylor to the Pats in '09?

    Oh, no doubt, having those recycled backs (Smith and Dillon) leading the way helped. I'm just being greedy, as I'd like a star RB to compliment the star QB. And if we have to go the recycled route again, I don't know if I'd trust Taylor as the lead back. I'd be more comfortable if LJ came at a decent price. Edit- Dillon in '04 was PHENOMENAL, and that's the kind of consistent running I [personally] would like to see for more than a single season.
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    Re: Fred Taylor to the Pats in '09?

    Thats who I would like to see in NE.

    But, IIRC, KC balked at a 3rd and KC would be stupid to trade Gonzalez to an AFC team.
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    Re: Fred Taylor to the Pats in '09?

    I think the stud RB is becoming the exception. RB by committee is here to stay and spending big time resources (high draft pick, high salary) on this position will become less desirable in my opinion. Having someone like AP in Minnesota would change the equation but his type are few and far between. The spread is here to stay and loading up on lineman that can pass protect and WR's that can get open becomes much more important. My guess is that we'll see more and more Kevin Faulk type backs in the future and they'll be playing more on 1st and 2nd down. (every team will try and have two 3rd down type backs that they rotate) I'd rather have several low priced RB's and use the $ elsewhere than a highly paid lead back.
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    Re: Fred Taylor to the Pats in '09?

    Um... have any of you guys actually watched Taylor play this season? Because I have (*hint* look at my location). And I would answer HELL NO.
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    Re: Fred Taylor to the Pats in '09?

    I agree 100% with you that KC would be remiss if they send him to an AFC team. But...Herm Edwards is their coach.
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    Huh? I think Fred Taylor to retirement is the correct option........
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    I have always loved Fred Taylor's play and running style but I think his time has passed. Although, he would have to be better than Jordan at this point.
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    Not sure about you guys but I like the look of BGE. Maybe before we look elsewhere we should work with what we've got.
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    Not even a little bit. I echo the sentiments about loving Lawfirm, by the way.
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    Re: Fred Taylor to the Pats in '09?

    Hey if he wants to play for cheap I'll take him anyday
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    I can recall bringing this up months ago and everybody thought that i was crazy!!!
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    Yep. I'm going to go ahead and change my tune now from what it was when I posted in this thread. Now I'll answer yes. Toward the end of the season, Taylor started to look better. Not much better, but a little better. And, when you consider what kind of line he was running behind, I think a change of scenery to New England might do him some good.

    So yes, I'm eating crow and changing my opinion.
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    Re: Fred Taylor to the Pats in '09?

    Isn't that what people said about A. Smith and Corey Dillon and look how that turned out. He's a worth a shot.
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    so your contadicting yourself.
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    Pretty much yeah.
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    If we're going to demand consistency from board members, then this site is going to lose a lot of people very quickly. :D
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    I think was a lame pun based on his screen name... but... nvm. :D
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    Especially when NFL fans are some of the most inconsistent people on the face of the planet.

    Bingo.
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    Re: Fred Taylor to the Pats in '09?

    Did you ever think that maybe a star back isn't a wise allocation of cap space? The top guys make $10M a year, and with how easy it is to find a good back, I'm not sure any of them are worth it.
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    While Jax line was patchwork, MJD still ran for 4.2 yards per carry, a decline of .4 from the previous year. That makes sense considering him having to carry more of the load. Fred Taylor, on the other hand, dropped from 5.4 ypc, to 3.9.


    Considering Taylor's age, I'd say that a small amount was the line, and a large amount was his own decline.
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