Welcome to PatsFans.com

Pats visit with Marques Murrell - LB formerly with the Jets [Update: Kraft: Agreed]

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by DaBruinz, Mar 8, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    24,077
    Likes Received:
    134
    Ratings:
    +213 / 16 / -36

    #50 Jersey

    According to Mike Reiss...
  2. patsfan-1982

    patsfan-1982 Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Messages:
    4,045
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +7 / 1 / -0

    Re: Pats visit with Marques Murrell - LB formerly with the Jets..

    the pats all ways find at less one JAG every year that helps the team maybe he is one 6.2 250lbs only 24
  3. PATRIOTSFANINPA

    PATRIOTSFANINPA Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2006
    Messages:
    15,719
    Likes Received:
    12
    Ratings:
    +12 / 0 / -0

    #12 Jersey

    Re: Pats visit with Marques Murrell - LB formerly with the Jets..

    Whats up with these ex-Jets that the team is looking at?

    The past few years proved this team has had bad luck with Jets rejects.

    Probably much of the same here with this JAG
  4. Bertil

    Bertil Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    966
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Re: Pats visit with Marques Murrell - LB formerly with the Jets..

    So you're saying that we can get a peek at the waiver wire some 20 weeks early...

    Thanks.
  5. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2006
    Messages:
    12,347
    Likes Received:
    28
    Ratings:
    +46 / 1 / -4

    Re: Pats visit with Marques Murrell - LB formerly with the Jets..

    Sounds like a STer or practice squad guy.

    6'2 250. At least he has the size for ILB, hard to say how good he is. He has bounced around a bit since the Eagles signed him as a UDFA in 2007. Hey it's about time we got a linebacker from the Eagles for once instead of vice versa, don't you think Box? *EG*
    Marques Murrell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  6. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    24,077
    Likes Received:
    134
    Ratings:
    +213 / 16 / -36

    #50 Jersey

    Re: Pats visit with Marques Murrell - LB formerly with the Jets..

    The Jets could have tendered Murrell, but chose not to.

    At his size, he could be a good fit at ILB.

    His numbers from the 2007 Pro Day:
    Height: 6'1 5/8"
    Weight: 245

    10: 1.67
    20: 2.79
    40: 4.86
    20 Shuttle: 4.3
    Vertical: 30.5"
    Broadjump: 9'10"
    3 Cone: 7.21

    He was benched half way through last season.
  7. Hercules Rockefeller

    Hercules Rockefeller Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Messages:
    564
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +8 / 0 / -0

    Re: Pats visit with Marques Murrell - LB formerly with the Jets..


    Sounds good to me, bring him in!
  8. PATRIOTSFANINPA

    PATRIOTSFANINPA Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2006
    Messages:
    15,719
    Likes Received:
    12
    Ratings:
    +12 / 0 / -0

    #12 Jersey

    Re: Pats visit with Marques Murrell - LB formerly with the Jets..

    Visions of the Victor Hobson debacle flash in my mind.
  9. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    May 28, 2005
    Messages:
    13,261
    Likes Received:
    13
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0 / -0

    Last edited: Mar 8, 2010
  10. RayClay

    RayClay On the Roster

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Messages:
    18,011
    Likes Received:
    179
    Ratings:
    +397 / 5 / -6

    #75 Jersey

    Re: Pats visit with Marques Murrell - LB formerly with the Jets...

    36 sacks in college (1AA Applch St.) and his brother was an NFL RB for the Rats.

    Could he be the promised one who supplants Eric (the survivor) Alexander?
  11. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    May 28, 2005
    Messages:
    13,261
    Likes Received:
    13
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0 / -0

    Re: Pats visit with Marques Murrell - LB formerly with the Jets...

    Zero sacks in three seasons in the NFL. Replacing Alexander, like you said, would be the most likely scenario. Thomas Williams is also in the running for that.
  12. RayClay

    RayClay On the Roster

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Messages:
    18,011
    Likes Received:
    179
    Ratings:
    +397 / 5 / -6

    #75 Jersey

    Re: Pats visit with Marques Murrell - LB formerly with the Jets...

    Of course we aren't getting him for that reason, which is why I specified it was 1AA (though three time champions recently).

    It's the Cherry on top, not the ice cream, he looks like a marginal NFLer now.

    It is worth noting that not including our top rushers McGinest and Colvin, Bruschi and Vrabel set pass rushing records, a big reason for our success at linebackers getting pressure from all over.

    Of course he'll be lucky to catch on at special teams, but I'd love to have a linebacker in development on special teams for a change(besides Woods, though he seems to have plateaud).
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2010
  13. ramon

    ramon Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Re: Pats visit with Marques Murrell - LB formerly with the Jets...

    Most famous accomplishment in the NFL

    In 16-13 overtime loss to the Buffalo Bills on October 18, 2009, Murrell and fellow Jet James Ihedigbo threw punches at Bills Tight End Derek Fine, prompting Murrell to be fined by the NFL for $5,000 and be benched, along with Ihedigbo, by Head Coach Rex Ryan for the following game against the Oakland Raiders on October 25, 2009 [1].
  14. Doggin94it

    Doggin94it Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Re: Pats visit with Marques Murrell - LB formerly with the Jets...

    He's a good special teamer who flashed a bit in preseason, but never did it in real games. Also, his size makes him an ILB in the 3-4, but he's really more of an edge player than an inside guy. He'd be better off as a 4-3 DE
  15. captain stone

    captain stone Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    8,595
    Likes Received:
    52
    Ratings:
    +113 / 25 / -18

    No Jersey Selected

    Re: Pats visit with Marques Murrell - LB formerly with the Jets...

    I don't think he's worth the paper on which his contract would be printed.

    Akin Ayodele is my #1 SILB target. He'd prob. be willing to play STs again, too.
  16. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    20,434
    Likes Received:
    93
    Ratings:
    +222 / 17 / -2

    Re: Pats visit with Marques Murrell - LB formerly with the Jets...

    A replacwement for Alexander!
  17. mcmurtry86

    mcmurtry86 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    5
    Ratings:
    +9 / 1 / -0

    Re: Pats visit with Marques Murrell - LB formerly with the Jets...

    Ayodele is washed up, he looked awful last year.
  18. tanked_as_usual

    tanked_as_usual Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Messages:
    4,981
    Likes Received:
    7
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0 / -0

    Re: Pats visit with Marques Murrell - LB formerly with the Jets...

    I''d be willing to bet that he can get ahead of crable and woods on the depth chart, but that''s about it
  19. captain stone

    captain stone Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    8,595
    Likes Received:
    52
    Ratings:
    +113 / 25 / -18

    No Jersey Selected

    Re: Pats visit with Marques Murrell - LB formerly with the Jets...

    But he's still gotta be better than Alexander & Murrell...right?
  20. mcmurtry86

    mcmurtry86 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    5
    Ratings:
    +9 / 1 / -0

    Re: Pats visit with Marques Murrell - LB formerly with the Jets...

    Alexander and Murrell are pretty much special teams guys only. Ayodele most likely wants an opportunity to play either as a starter or as a backup who gets a fair number of snaps. I highly doubt he signs anywhere to be a special teams guy who sees less than 5 defensive snaps per game and he's not really good enough anymore to warrant significant playing time on defense (on a good team anyway).
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>