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  1. DefenseRules

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    I just read this at Scout.com. I guess we will know soon enough if it's true.
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??

    Done deal.

    Scout.com has learned that RB Sammy Morris has signed a free-agent contract with the New England Patriots.
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??

    does anyone know why Sammy would fit here?

    can someone provide a link if it's been discussed or just briefly tell me why he's a good fit?

    I don't get it. I was always under the impression he sucked. I don't know whether that's b/c he played for Miami or not.
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??

    he does fit here

    -versatile
    -receives, plays RB/FB
    -outstanding ST player.

    nuff said
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??

    he's a good Kevin Faulk/Pass kinda of player. Maroney's the man now. You don't spend a 1st for him to rot on the bench.
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??

    K, it must have been the "miami thing" then.

    Thanks.:singing:
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??

    it's GO time baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??

    He's like Patrick Pass except faster and doesn't fumble as much and catches the ball better. So, not really like Patrick Pass at all. More like a bigger Kevin Faulk, but not as quick or shifty.
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??

    If I recall correctly he burned us a few times in the 21-0 nightmare game last season. Or was that Travis Minor?
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??


    I think that special teams might have something to do with it. He's supposed to be a very good special teams player, and I guess that he might be able to fill that short yardage role. But I think that special teams might be the main motive for this signing, IMHO.
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??

    And he's played for both Buffalo and Miami. He's used to this tough division.

    I still think we're drafting a RB in the mid rounds.
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??

    Ok I changed my title to make it official.
    I was waiting to see a press release from Reiss or Tomase. :p
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??

    I guess I like it. All I know is that he smoked us for 25 carries and 123 yards in that disaster vs Miami.

    I still would like to see that battering-ram like #28 that can wear down defenses and pick up the 3rd and 2s. Morris is a nice pickup, but he is not that type of player.
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??

    ohhhh so he's like Patrick Pass except he doesn't suck?

    haha thanks
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??

    Evans can get 3rd & 2
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??

    lol no he cant

    we gave him short yard carries and he was like 1 for 14
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??

    Or this guy named Maroney.

    Don't know if you've heard of him.
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??

    Disagree. Evans is not a 3rd and 2 back. He does not have the lateral quickness
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??

    LeKevin Smith could get 3rd and 2 for Chrissakes.
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??

    Are you kidding me?

    If we got 3rd and 2s we'd be sizing a 4th ring right now.

    How many times did Maroney get stopped vs Indy?
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??

    As a short yardage/goalline back, Evans isn't a pile driver, and if there is a hole somewhere else he doesn't have the quickness to change direction and hit it. He's strictly a straight ahead runner, and doesn't have the power to push ahead like a guy like Bettis did (giving the most obvious example). His strength is in his versatility. I like Evans alot, but a guy who's a running back and can be a threat in multiple ways is much better as a short yardage back than Evans. That said, Sammy Morris is going to be in a battle to make this team if the Patriots bring in a RB in the draft.
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??

    My sleeper fullback is Vince Wilfork... the fridge part III.
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??

    We don't need a short yardage back - Maroney is fine there. We need a guy who can run, block and catch to spell Maroney for little stretches of games and Morris can do that fine.
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    I would have to agree that it's mainly because of his versatility and his special teams play. He's got good size at 6' 218 and has averaged just under 4 yards per carry for his career. He's also a pretty good receiver- he caught 21 balls last year in 12 games for the Dolphins averaging 7.7 yards.
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    Re: RUMOR: Pats sign Sammy Morris??

    He has not proven that.........yet.
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    How bout Bush from Louisville. His stock is going to drop based on the injury?

    thoughts?
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    He'll still likely be a first/early second round pick. If he falls all the way to 60, I'd pull the trigger. He's a beast with a lot of talent.
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    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/

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    Yeah, its a good signing. He's really versatile and will help the offense in many ways. I was hoping the Pats were going to sign him the last time he was a free agent.
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    Maroney, Morris, Faulk and Evans are our RB. I doubt we'll see another unless there's an injury.

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