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Patriots Don't Need A Big Physical WR, He's Already Here

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    Patriots Don't Need A Big Physical WR, He's Already Here
    By: Steve Balestrieri

    Hernandez and Edelman can move in and out of the slot and bring you different matchups depending upon the defense....

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    Herdandez's play seemed to slip as the season went on, maybe expectations are too high. I don't think he was that effective outside and may serve the role of a 'big' WR (ala Boldin) but doesn't help much for putting pressure on a defense (aka deep threat).
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    So people complain about Lloyd's low yards/rec and they think the solution is moving Hernandez outside more?
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    The more Hernandez is used as a WR, the more it becomes obvious that he's a TE tweener who's advantage is versatility, not straight up matchups.
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    Hernandez is not a WR. He's more of a Tweener. He's much bigger than the average WR, but not as big as the average TE. He's more of a Jermichael Finley or a poor man's Vernon Davis. He's a big bodied receiver who can exploit his versatility to reap desired results.

    He hasn't the speed to be the burner this team needs. He is slooow.
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    how many fully healthy seasons do we have between them?

    not quite what many have in mind when it comes to a big, physical WR

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