Pats acquire TE Michael Matthews from Giants

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  1. BPF

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  2. BPF

    BPF In the Starting Line-Up

    Nice move -- I've always liked this kid Matthews. He is huge and strong. He's an excellent blocker, which will help the tackles and in 3 wide looks. He fits in perfectly and now there's a blend of talent at the TE position. He's not going to stretch the middle w/his lack of speed but that's not what the Pats will ask him to do, that will be Watson's role. Baker is a solid blocker and receiver and that's why he starts.
  3. JoeSixPat

    JoeSixPat Pro Bowl Player

    A good blocker I assume, given the lack of OL protection Brady's been getting.

    It's unfortunate - whether injuries or poor play the OL has never truly given Belichick and Brady the ability to run the multiple TE sets I think they've always wanted to.
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  4. WhiskeyBreath

    WhiskeyBreath 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    If the guy can block, I'll be happy.
  5. mgteich

    mgteich Veteran Supporter

    I expect that he will block on the return teams. An open question is whether he can be a blocking fullback in short yardage situations.
  6. italia44

    italia44 In the Starting Line-Up

    Picture Matthews lined up next to Vollmer........bejeezus!
  7. muzz

    muzz Supporter Supporter

    If he can block anywhere near as good as Graham he will be greeted with open arms!!
    Maybe a TD or 2 would be good as well, I am not expecting #'s from him, but Graham proved what a STUD Blocking TE can mean.....

  8. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member Supporter

    #50 Jersey

    FWIW, Matthews played fullback in college as well as tight end.
  9. Patsfanin Philly

    Patsfanin Philly Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    #95 Jersey

    He could play the Hochstein role if needed......I wonder if he'll be showing off his Super Bowl ring around the locker room......NOT
  10. TapDancing39

    TapDancing39 On the Roster

    Seeing that he played in all 16 games last season and only got 2 receptions for 26 yards, he looks like a scrub. If he's going to fill-in David Thomas's role, he better be able to block or getting rid of Thomas was a terrible move. :(
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  11. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? Supporter

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    Multiple uses. Gotta love it. Looks like we'll be seeing some three tight end sets and I-Formations after all. Anybody know if he's a better blocker than Thomas?
  12. mgteich

    mgteich Veteran Supporter


    Obviously, Belichick thinks that Matthews is a better blocker than Thomas or Matthews wouldn't be here instead of Thomas. Are you suggesting that we have some secret information? :)

  13. muzz

    muzz Supporter Supporter

    You just said it yourself, but were backwards....
    A SCRUB does NOT play all 16 games, a guy that plays all 16 games is a viable/valuable member of the team, definitely NOT a scrub..

    He's obviously more of a BLOCKER than a receiver.........I have no issue with that, as the pats haven't had a good blocking TE since Graham left, and they have sorely needed one.

    MAYBE he can catch a TD or 2 as well, as obviously noone will be watching him....
  14. patsinthesnow

    patsinthesnow Supporter Supporter

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    I agree, and btw, many people will hate your name on this forum! But some will love it.:p
  15. unoriginal

    unoriginal In the Starting Line-Up

    Were you impressed by Thomas' blocking?
  16. TapDancing39

    TapDancing39 On the Roster

    But the main question is how many plays he was in each game, two? He has scrub written all over him.
  17. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? Supporter

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    Ever considered that maybe Belichick didn't like the way Thomas looked as a fill-in fullback and didn't think he was a good enough tight end to keep on the final 53? :cool: He might not have gotten released just because his blocking wasn't up to snuff, y'know.
  18. muzz

    muzz Supporter Supporter


    2 plays each game?

    Listen, the coaches aren't going to keep a guy on the active roster if he isn't somewhat active and responsible for his position, so I SERIOUSLY doubt he was used for 2 plays a game......
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  19. TapDancing39

    TapDancing39 On the Roster

    I was exaggerating it, but I really don't see him as an improvement to the team.. just another third string player.
  20. BradyFTW!

    BradyFTW! Supporter Supporter

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    Why would you say something so potentially stupid without looking it up first? He's started 11 regular season games in the last 2 years, and was the Giants' top run-blocking tight end. I remember him starting the SB in 2007 too. He saw tons of action.
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