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  1. Sciz

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    Re: Pats re-sign Donte' Stallworth

    Good signing IMHO

    Let him stretch the field. Maybe give more room for Brandon underneath.

    What's with Iggles poaching another of our guys? Matt Kopa claimed off PS.
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    I'll be thrilled if his statline for Monday's game will be:

    1 catch 65 yards 1 TD
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    With Edelman getting hurt, WR went from being a need to being a dire need. Welcome back, Donte. Now make a play or two.
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    hah-- now I wish I had written a post I thoguht about on the Wade Phillips thread: When I think of that '07 Dallas game, I think of a very nice TD catch and run by Stallworth. Maybe we'll see another one. Or two.
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    Yup. Figured this would happen once Edelman went down.
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    He was getting open in pre-season, he just had the dropsies and pretty sure he had a good year last year with the Redskins Grossman/Beck combo.
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    Yep...that will work.
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    the iggles are so bad and have cut so many coaches...that they have to sign our PS guys......
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    I'd rather have Branch, I like that dude. But, he has been declining a bit. Good luck Stallworth. Miss ya Deion :bye2:
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    Why is the NFCE taking so many of our bubble guys?
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    I don't know how much is left of the 6 foot tall, 4.40 sec/40 yard dasher that he was when Baltimore tried him out, but it's nice that he is at least somewhat familiar with our offense. A guy like him, in his prime, is what we really need and have needed for some time. I wish him luck. And I love that Bill is really active this year in finding pretty good replacements. Knock on wood, but it seems we have gotten very lucky in finding the right guys at the right time to deal with our injuries and needs.

    Unfortunately it also points into the direction that Edelman is probably out for some time.
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    He had a lousy year in Washington. Gaffney had a good one statistically and they let them both go. Curran tweeted earlier today that Branch expects to be back but he is close to but not quite ready. This is likely a case of having to sign a body because of Edelman's injury. Slater saw a handful of snaps in 3WR sets in his absence late in the game. Stallworth will see those or less. He's the emergency depth short of resorting to Slater. Leads me to believe Edelman got checked out this AM and is gone for a while though. With the exemption for Bolden they won't have to make a move this week unless they want to bring him back immediately. Otherwise someone will have to go. And it can't be OL given the issues there.
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    This would seem to indicate that Edelman's out, or at least highly questionable. It also would seem to mean that either Branch is still bothered by injury or the team thinks he's completely cooked. Mo's post seems to indicate that it's about Branch still not being quite ready.

    Best of luck Donte, and get well soon Deion and Julian.
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    I think Branch still had a little left but he is reported injured

    Stallworth is a desperation move ...it would have had to be,he is all but done IMO
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    The question is how do they create the roster spot for Stallworth, release someone or Edelman to IR? We will miss his punt returns.
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    This does not give me the warm fuzzies. I guess Edelman is pretty banged up.
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    Rivera would seem a likely candidate to be released.
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    People love Stallworth, but he's never really been a good WR. He's living off an entirely undeserved deep threat reputation.
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    I'd be surprised if stallworth has any passes thrown his way....if Lloyd gets one target all game vs Miami how is stallworth going to be a factor...
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    need 1 or two plays from him a game now
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    Just what we always assumed - Stallworth, Branch and Gaffney (when eligible and healthy) would all be Shadow Roster players signed if and when needed given injuries.

    I don't follow other teams closely enough to know if other coaches plan this out as effectively as Belichick does each year by bringing in the guys to camp that he does

    Ideally one never needs it and everyone remains healthy - but as we all know that's very rare.
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    Very good point. He has a list of players that didn't have enough to make the roster but could contribute when/if there are injuries. This is why Bill is the best in the business.
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    Credit BB for at least being proactive in addressing our needs. Donte might not be a 40 catch 800 yd guy, but I'll take it over anything else thats out there.
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    That may be true but it's week 13 and the Pats have two healthy receivers on the roster, what are the better options?

    I don't understand the people calling Stallworth washed up but in the same breath pining for Branch or Gaffney (who are both injured anyway). To me there all one in the same, except Stallworth may still have some speed left whereas Branch definitely does not and gets zero seperation.
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    Or Niko Koutouvides, the flying Greek. Belichick has to be kicking himself that he doesn't have a Ventrone nearby when he needs one.
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    Branch and Gaffney have both been much better players than Stallworth in recent years. Stallworth has 41 total catches from 2008-today.
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    What any of them did in previous years doesn't mean a damn thing this year. Both Branch and Gaffney have been released multiple times this year, Gaffney by three different teams, that's pretty telling. When the legs go, you're pretty much done as a receiver.

    My opinion aside, they're both supposedly hurt anyway so signing them wouldn't make much sense. People are upset because we signed one washed up old guy at the expense of other washed up old guys who happen to be injured.

    It's week 13, they have two healthy receivers, he's not injured and he's available. Was there all this fuss when they signed Derrick Martin or Mitch Petrus to the active roster?
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    Brady can make mediocre look good. Stallworth has some special teams potential. He is a decent downfield blocker for the new and improved run game.

    Get healthy Edelman and Branch...
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