Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by JR4, Nov 3, 2007.
This reporter says it's so:
makes sense to me!
he's the kind of back that will eat up time and yards...a solid goal line back. That is GREAT news!!
No thanks... I don't want Surly Sam in this lockerroom again.
With many of NE's top special teams guys already hurt, who gets cut to make room for Dillon?
I just don't see it happening right now. Maybe later in the year. Frankly, I don't see it happening at all unless Maroney goes down.
Honestly, I'm not sure I love the idea, either. I mean, if it's a HUGE necessity, I guess, but part of me would rather have Barlow or someone like that.
No Barlow. He is dreadful.
One last thought. We have been taken surprise by this along with the media, but the team certainly knew the situation. Frankly, I think this move was made to free up space for a PUPster.
felger should excited. one more chance to write bad stuff about dillon
I think he would be a useful addition, he knows the place. Hopefully he could come in take 10 solid rushes a game. Hold on to the ball.
I think it's minimum risk.
I agree. Wouldn't hurt to have him at least working at getting back in shape. But a Dillon in less that optimum shape is an almost frightening proposition, and they know that. Who's to say he can even manage it without straining something. And once they signed him they would have to carry him as a game day inactive until he's game ready. So I think they keep him on the back burner as potential injury insurance PROVIDED he's willing to come in at a reasonable price. A lot of this could be his agents spin of what is being "discussed" geared to fuel a little bidding market for his services.
"Caplan confirmed that the Patriots have expressed interest in having Dillon back in New England, and the feeling may be mutual. Both parties have discussed the possibility of Dillon returning to the team where he set his career and franchise record 1,655 yards in 2004, to lead the Patriots to the Super Bowl.
The Patriots released the 10-year veteran at his own request at the start of the free agency period this year. Although there's interest from the Patriots, Dillon has just started working out again, and has to get back into football shape. Caplan noted that a contract offer has yet to be made."
Maybe it's just me, but I was disappointed in Dillon's conditioning so much last year, and his performances showed it.
He ran far too upright, far too slow, and relied too much on the notion that his power could carry him through holes.
I'd find it hard to believe, no matter how much working out he has done, he's anywhere near the kind of shape he'd need to be in to be successful.
Bring back Corey.
You would raher go into the playoffs with Heath Evans as your primary back?
What happened to Maroney and Faulk? Of course if *both* of those guys goes down NE will sign someone, but your coming from out of nowhere with that line.
199 carries for 812 yards (4.1 avg) with 13 TD isn't too shabby for splitting time. Folks have a selective memory methinks. Corey was solid.
If he understands he's only getting 5 or so carries a game, bring him back.
I'd love to re-sign Dillon. Even if he's not in shape now, he'd have weeks to get there as we wouldn't really need him until down the road if Maroney or Faulk get hurt. A reasonably in shape Dillon still has a nose for the goalline as his 13 TD last year showed. And with 9 weeks until the playoffs start (probably 10 until our first game) he would have more than enough time to be in good shape by then.
Why have a guy on the roster who serves no purpose other than running the ball when he only runs it 5 times a game?
Chris has bingo.
Go back and watch last year's AFC Championship, that's all you need to see... the guy couldn't hit the hole anymore.
I don't believe it.
Reiss's analysis is why I don't believe it.
im telling u, this half of the season were gonna see maroney the full time back, and its about time too
I would applaud this. He's been electric the few carries he's had. He's running with more power, with his shoulders lower. I like that he's getting 2 hands on the ball more of the time now too.
All this said, I wouldn't mind having Corey to mix it up or have as a back-up. But this is purely sentimental. I really like him.
Goal line and short yardage, some of the most important carries of the game.
So you are going to carry him as a game day inactive for 4+ weeks while he gets in football shape and hope by week 15-16 he can actually get into game shape and tie up a roster spot that leaves us short handed somewhere, not to mention up against it if other more pressing needs arise? Did you see how he came out of camp the last two seasons either struggling with injuries or tapping that helmet and disappearing for long stretches that often maddeningly included failed goal line situations with Maroney or Evans?
He looked not just slow last season but stiff - almost artheritic through the hips. If we need Dillon we've got a problem. If he's in shape by then you take a flyer as the best of a poor set of options. I think given the nature of the injury as we know it, they likely IR'd Morris because they weren't comfortable with him taking up a roster spot for another 4-6 weeks. Signing Dillon now would be replacing that problem with an identical one.
Easy on the logic there, you'll leave no room for sentiment.
As cools as it would be to see Dillon ride in and bolster the rb corps and ride off with another ring, I don't think a Clydesdale could handle the load.
What many seem to be overlooking is the passing attack the PATs have this
year vs last year. Maroney is now averaging 4.8 yds per carry.
If Dillion is in shape I sure would like to see what he can do in this
offense as Defenses back off to cover.
I sure would rather have Dillion, in shape, vs Evans or Eckle as a back up to
Maroney better stay healthy. This is his chance to show everyone who says he is injury prone that he can carry the load. If he gets hurt again I want all the kool aid drinkers who called me an idiot for being concerned about this kids health to step up and let it be known they are guilty of some serious douchbagery.
I think Maroney has all the talent he needs to be a awesome back. I am worried about his health with Morris gone.
how well have we run the ball in the red zone since morris went out? not much, we have thrown the ball a lot .Probably means we need a goal line back..no ?
I'd be in the No column--rarely works to go back to things. I do have such trust in the organization, though, that were he to come back, I think it would probably work.
I suggest you take your own advice...The entire run game didn't so well.. So to sit there and just sh!t on dillon for his performance there is pathetic.
OH, if dillon couldn't hit a hole, how'd he get that 35 yard run?
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