Overlooked nugget on Buddy Farnham

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  1. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    This was from last week. Still a longshot to make the roster, but interesting nevertheless.

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  2. sbpatfan

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    It's going to be a sad, sad day if Buddy Farnham ever plays a down at cornerback. How many top draft picks have we used on the secondary in recent years? I feel the same way if I ever see him on the field for receiver or a KR too.
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  3. CheeseMonkeys

    CheeseMonkeys 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    This is absolutely not a sad thing. We signed this guy as an undrafted free agent and if he is proving to be this versatile then that is only more than anyone expected out of him. It is not a bad thing at all to have a little more depth at the cornerback position or KR. How about Troy Brown who played a little cornerback? Troy Brown was picked in the 8th round back in 1993 (which is almost undrafted) and he helped us win 3 super bowls. Farnham most likely will not play any cornerback because we did pick up a bunch of cornerbacks early on. Just because someone wasn't a high draft pick doesn't mean they are not a talented player that shouldn't see the field. I am pumped if this guy turns into something.
  4. PatsChamp88

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    I'm sure someone said that about Troy too.. not that I would ever attempt to compare the two :nono:
  5. dryheat44

    dryheat44 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    I think the point was that in the last three years, BB has invested a first round pick, 2 seconds, and a fourth rounder on cornerbacks, plus handed Bodden a significant extension. What does it say about BB's evaluation skills at CB if Farnham actually plays CB in a game?

    Not the same as Troy at all. Troy was an veteran all-pro WR. His draft status was irrelevant in 2004.
  6. Sicilian

    Sicilian Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    You heard it here first! Buddy Farnham is going to be a Patriots Hall of Famer!

  7. AndyJohnson

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    But it wouldn't indicate anything about those draft choices, it would be in the event of an emergency.
    Lets say Farnham made the team as a KR, and can also play corner and WR. In the event that we have numerous injuries at thiose positions, we have a guy to go in for an emergency who has a clue what to do.
    Rare circumatance, but its the same thing we did with Slater, and just like the take a safety then kick deep strategy, someday we will win a game because BB planned for the rarest of circumstances.
  8. Schmo

    Schmo Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    It's going to be a sad, sad day if a 7th round QB from Kent St ever plays reciever for us. I mean after Bethel Johnson and Chad Jackson.
  9. Snake Eyes

    Snake Eyes Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Ok, so instead of Farnam be a solid contributor in several positions you'd rather him get cut because it might make BB look like less of a god, even though it was his evaluation that led to Farnam being signed in the first place?:rolleyes:

    The more solid players on the team the better, I don't give a crap if they're the #1 pick or a UDFA.
  10. PatsChamp88

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    Farnham must be damn good :D but yeah I understand Belichick has invested a good amount into the position which hopefully will pay off for future seasons. On another note Miami's corner duo has the potential to become the best tandem in the league come the next couple seasons.
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  11. Gwedd

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    All I know is that Buddy Farnham is a football player's name. It just sounds "All American". Guy like that ought to be on the team, especially if he's position-flexible. :cool:
  12. captain stone

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    And what makes Farnham not the longest of longshots can be answered by this question:
    Who's returning punts? (For this reason, I would've drafted Kyle Wilson over Devin McCourty.)

    Our best PRs have been Welker & Faulk, but do we really want to see either of them back there, risking what's left of their careers?

    If Farnham can convince Bill that he can be a 10+/per PR, then Aiken & Slater can hit the bricks, and they can take Alexander & Woods with them.
  13. captain stone

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    It says that Bill's skills evaluating CBs were crap in 2008. If he wanted CBs at those part. spots, then he should've chosen Terrell Thomas & Orlando Scandrick instead.

    In Farnham's case, however, I think it's just a matter of his fitting a CB's physical parameters, and of Bill needing an extra body to run some drills. I wouldn't read too much into it. Farnham will make the team as a PR, or not at all.
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  14. bigfandan

    bigfandan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    2007 is the year BB drafted Maroney, Jaskson, Thomas 1/2/3 rounds and topped it off with Mills 5th round. Basically he (and pioli) turned a 1st, +2nd+3rd+5th into a dancing Maroney (not worth a 4th), +a 7th (thomas trade). The poor drafts from 2006 to 2008 brought down the dynasty. The team is still trying to recovery from the drought of these years. hard to belive there is a large contigency still chanting in BB we trust song.

  15. LasVegasPatsFan

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    Yeah, your right...he is a long shot just because he is a UDFA and no one has heard of him before. I just want to know how the hell Tom Brady (close to an UDFA) has 3 rings, 2 SB MVP, league MVP, record for 50 TD's in one season. Draft picks mean *****....they are nothing more than taking a chance on a college player. Just ask the Jets how Gholston is doing these days. The best football players are the ones with heart, determination, good work ethics, and smarts. If Buddy makes the team then great, he deserves it. Just because players are drafted doesn't give them a free ride or an automatic roster spot. There are hundreds of great potential HOF's out there that did not get a chance to prove themselves in the NFL.
  16. ctpatsfan77

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    Well, when you plunk down >$500K on a player before he ever plays a down, you usually give him at least a season to justify the expense. . . . [AFAIK, in the Belichick era, no player drafted in the first four rounds has been cut his rookie year.]

    That said, the reason Farnham's a longshot is not because he's a UDFA, but simply because of numbers; I would guess that right now, he would be at best #7 on the depth chart, speaking only in terms of "pure" ability at WR (after, Moss/Holt, Welker/Edelman, and Tate/Price).

    The possibility of Welker actually being ready to go week 1 only makes things harder; if Welker were on PUP, Farnham might have a few weeks to prove his case.
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  17. the wrothbroughterer

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    It'll be the best day ever if he's awesome at it.
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