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    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.
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    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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    If the guy can block, I'll be happy.
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    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.
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    Picture Matthews lined up next to Vollmer........bejeezus!
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    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.....

    DEVASTATION!! :D
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    FWIW, Matthews played fullback in college as well as tight end.
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    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
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    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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    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?
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    ???

    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? :)

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    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....
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    I agree, and btw, many people will hate your name on this forum! But some will love it.:p
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    Were you impressed by Thomas' blocking?
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    But the main question is how many plays he was in each game, two? He has scrub written all over him.
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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.
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    What?

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