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  1. Seneschal2

    Seneschal2 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Yes, it's horn tootin' time. Chung was not only my favorite Safety -- but my favorite player in this draft! So I'm somewhat happy :singing: :rocker: :woohoo::eat1::yeeha:

    Some of my posts on Chung:

    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england...217343-whos-your-draft-binky.html#post1287546

    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england.../214453-rob-rangs-early-mock.html#post1276523

    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/13/213782-fs-vs-ss.html#post1273496

    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england...ayers-per-draftcountdown-fyi.html#post1300750

     
  2. amazinPats

    amazinPats Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Good call! I hope he works out as well.
     
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    Want a Safety -- Meet Patrick Chung

     
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    Oregon perspective

    Wanted to start a new thread, but got rejected due to insufficient post count, so I'm piggy backing on this one.

    I thought you all might like a little Pat Chung insight from an Oregon fan's perspective. Keep in mind, I am a fan, not an analyst; but also know that I have seen every game the kid played at Oregon and have seen and read a ton about his interactions with his teammates and the community. Here are some points/impressions:

    -He is a perfect Patriot....Take this as a compliment to the perception of your team. Chung is intelligent (graduated HS and showed up on campus at UO as a 16 year old), he is a leader, he is a high-character guy (more on that later), he plays fast, he comes up big in big games/moments, and loves to play the game.

    -The guy is just a football player....Some guys just immerse themselves in the game and when you watch them play, you know they belong there. There is no awkwardness, no shying away from a collision, no hesitation about where to be or how to move around the field. Chung was special from day one at Oregon. Even during his redshirt year, when he wasn't finished growing and was the age of some high school juniors, you could watch him practice and see the fearlessness, competitiveness, skill and drive. Those of us who pay attention to such things knew he was different than most kids and were not at all suprised when he won a starting spot as a redshirt freshman, which he never let go.

    -Durability/Toughness....The kid is durable and a gamer. 51 straight starts, never missed a game due to injury. However, nobody who plays as violently as Chung avoids being hurt (he just refused to be injured). Those close to the team talked about Pat playing through stuff that would have severely limited other guys' PT or kept them out all together. But he never said a word and just kept making plays.

    -Character....I'm not a big proponent of "drafting for character," because the NFL is all about making plays....but if you can get a playmaker, who also has character, then that's a great thing. That's what you get with Chung. Here is a link to a pretty heady article that gives you an idea of the kind of human being Chung (and teammate Walter Thurmond - a 2010 top-3 rounds guy) is:

    Oregon DBs join boy's fight against cancer. - Free Online Library

    This post ended up being pretty long, but I know as a fan I always enjoy getting some perspective on my teams players that goes a bit beyond the run-of-the-mill scouting report. Hope this is helpful to some of you.
     
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    I'm now calling him:

    WHAM! Chung
     
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    Dirk3601215 Practice Squad Player

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    this is a big physical football player with a lot of heart and toughness. he can support the run well and cover the deep middle as well. this kid is gonna be a good football player for this football team.
     
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    I want to get his jersey. Hopefully he gets a good #
     
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    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

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    Chung is an excellent pick. He's the young enforcer at safety that I craved for the Pats defense. He has better size than Delmas and apparently no durability issues, 51 straight starts. So let's hope that Chung lives up to our high expectations.
     
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    this was all I needed to see.....

    YouTube - Patrick Chung Blocking


    watch the upper left hand side at about the 30-35 yard line after the interception....


    #15 for Oregon

    Then watch it again at the 45 yard line
     
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    The_Riddler 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    He literally took out two mammoth Michigan OT's, oh man.................
     
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    cavtroop 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    LOL, that was great! I'm excited about this kid now :)
     
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    I love it when a fan of one of our draftees comes to the board to give us insight into that player. I remember Jerod Mayo got some of that here last year. Thanks Scoregon. A good sign indeed.
     
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    me two! i think he will be starting mid season and who know harrison might come back as a coach to help mentor BM and PC :D
     
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    Another Oregon fan here - I was very surprised by the pick. Unfortunately I do not have much good to say about Chung. He got worse as he got older (4 year starter).

    2008 season oregon had a very hyped up secondary with byrd, chung etc...

    However the secondary (especially chung) frequently was dominated by sub par teams (Ducks had worst secondary in NCAA I think, certainly pac-10). The secondary routinely bit on play action plays, chung got burned a lot. I thought chung played absolutely terrible last year. He was dominated by tight ends. Rob Grownkowski had 12 catches 143 yards and a touchdown primarily against chung... Chung being on the worst secondary in college football is no coincidence. Chung was pretty good at stopping the run though, however you want a DB, not a middle linebacker...

    I have no idea why 2 oregon dbs got picked in the second round... the secondary was the worst it has been in a long long time at oregon...
     
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    rainmaker Practice Squad Player

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    Pats fan living in Oregon. Great leader and had an awesome Junior year as a play making strong safety. Fast, athletic and smart. Had a worse statistical senior year, as he was asked to switch to playing center field more often to compensate for a young free safety who often got burned. Didn't get as many opportunities to make plays as a result. We will love this guy and see him playing a meaningful role in 2009.
     
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    Did you see the Arizona game? Chung is pretty much worthless in coverage... If he can't cover a tight end in college there is no way he will have success in the pros.
     
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    Two things:

    1. Chung was not man-up on Gronkowski for all those catches (I'd say about 4)....Ward, and LB's had lots of blame there. Also, Rob Gronkowski is a future top-2 round draft pick and by far the top tight end in the Pac-10. Agree that it was not one of Chung's finer performances, though he did return an interception for a touchdown and this was during the time that he was pretty seriously banged up, but was playing anyway.

    2. The secondary giving up plays had much more to do with scheme and injuries, than with Chung, that's for sure. We were much worse when Thurmond was out or limited, so that was one issue. The other part of the equation is scheme....Do you really think our defensive front was good enough to make us #1 in the conference against the run? No, of course not....but we brought extra guys into the box and put our secondary in difficult spots quite regularly.

    In the end, I'm not here to say Patrick Chung is infallible, just that he is a pretty darn good football player. I'd also say there is a better than 50% chance that "goducks10" is a Beaver fan (OSU, our in-state rivals). If not a Beaver fan, he would have to be some kind of odd malcontent hater to come to a pro team's message board and bash one of the classiest, hardest-working, and productive players his school has ever produced.
     
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    Patriot Pat is going to be a fixture for years.
     
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    You are entitled to your opinion. However, I do not think that you can call any member of the 2008 secondary "productive". Almost every team dominated us. We were the worst in the NCAA.
     
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    Holy Diver Pro Bowl Player

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    I'll take Bill belichick's opinion on the character and play of Chung. Thanks for your insight though.....
     
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