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  1. pats1

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    http://beta.profootballtalk.com/2008/02/17/pats-to-pass-on-stallworth-option/

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    'Tis Chad Jackson's time to step up.:)
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    Looks like Moss is definitely coming back.
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    Bye Donte ... no complaints on his efforts. We really don't employ an offense thatutilizes YAC which sucks for him.
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    I do think Moss is coming back, but I don't think you can really say it's definite because of this.

    Whether Moss was coming back or not, $6M is just too much for someone like Stallworth and the $6M option was considered a lock to declined before the season even started.
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    Wes Welker is all about the YAC....
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    Maybe they will work out a deal? Makes some sense...not for that large amount..Washington..possibly back Stallworth less likely...
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    Expected, bye Donte.

    Great YAC, but never had the best hands.
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    If we don't retain Stallworth, we need someone else opposite Randy other than Jackson. He'll need to break in as a 4th receiver before he's trusted with a starting position.
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    I don't disagree; however, I believe that Jackson has the ability, and this will be his opportunity to win that job in training camp.
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    Why not? If they didn't have Moss pretty much figured out, I don't see them letting Stallworth go. For them to cut Stallworth, imo, that must mean that they've at least made very good progress with Moss.
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    You think Jackson will replace Stallworth?
    Or will Jackson possibly replace Gaffeny who will replace Stallworth?
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    I believe that Chad Jackson will be our #3 wide-out next year.......
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    I think Gaffney will come back as our 3rd wr. I think Chad will be used in a role similiar to Stallworth. Stretch the field opposite Moss. Should be lethal on those wr screens. Has the size/speed to be dangerous on those.
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    Because Stallworth is not worth nearly that much and was our #4 receiver towards the end of the year (#4 isn't that bad on the Pats since they often got shotgun and 4 wide/Faulk in, but it's not worth $6M).

    It was known that it was a one year and done situation when they signed Stallworth and this really is not surprising at all.
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    Here's to hoping we're able to retain both Moss and Gaffney. A top four of Moss/Welker/Gaffney/Jackson is nothing to sneeze at.
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    Donte can go to a team like the raiders or the jaguars is my guess and get paid double more than likely then what the pats are willing to offer.
    I agree if we take a receiver in the middle rounds it won't be much of a drop off.
    I really liked the raiders receiver last year they drafted and was hoping we'd go after him.
    I haven't really paid any attention looking at receivers but can anybody give me a list of guys who are good after the catch and strong that can be had to the middle to late rounds of the draft thanks.
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    They must be fairly confident they can get Moss signed.

    Still, I'd feel a lot more comfortable if they could work out something with Donte. I don't see a #2 WR on the roster capable of stepping up as the #1 if something keeps Moss out of the lineup. CJ is the great unknown, Caldwell is a FA as will Washington be unless they get something done with him in the next 10 days or so.
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    Must have missed chad jackson being unstopable for 2 yrs and improving to the pt of betting on his great and tremendous ability.
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    No. You're right. Donte' Stallworth lit it up to the point that he deserves to get paid that heavily weighted amount of money vs. the cap. and you know, Jackson, who we spent a second round pick on, doesn't even need to bother showing up anymore.
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    And there's a decent chance K. Washington will come back and enjoy a bigger role on the offense. Still, I'd love for the Pats to pick up Arrington with one of the 3rds in the draft.
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    BTW, I couldn't help but notice your two examples of Great American business models. The NFL is becoming a parody of a soap opera and Harley Davidson has become a glorified t-shirt boutique.;);)

    The betting on his ability was when we drafted him in the second round.
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    Until he gets injured anyways.
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    This was expected. I love Donte big time, but the CAP pie he would have eaten up is just too much when we have to ink up Randy. Now is where we can finally start to get the value of CJackson's rookie contract. The size, speed and strength are all in this kid, he's chomping at the bit to show us his stuff and he will. He'll be our #2 and I can live with Moss, CJackson and Welker any day. I would love if we can re-ink Gaffney and I think he wants to stay so I think the Pats will work something out with him. He has said it himself, that this offense fits his skillset and they compliment each other.

    So if we can re-ink Gaff and Moss we're all set and even if we can't, I can see the Pats redoing KWashington's deal and making him our #4.
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    What do you mean?? That is nonsensical. The guy hurt a knee ligament. That injury does nothing to indicate he's a soft player.
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    Yes...i think this is exactly right. I like Donte, but I like Jab more. Bye Donte, thanks for the great season.
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    I think if the Pats let Jab go too, I'd be super disappointed. He and Tom have a great relationship and it showed on the field this season. I'm so impressed with Jabar because this guy is a hard worker who does whatever he has to to get the job done. The fact that he worked his tail off to beat out Reche for the job this year after starting lower on the totem poll is very impressive to me. I'm very excited to see Jackson next season. Moss/Welker/Gaffney/Jackson...will be fantastic. Kelly Washington did a great job for us on ST's but he isnt worth the pricetag.
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    Jackson has had 3 different injuries. Injury prone.

    For a guy with so much speed and ability it makes you wonder why the Pats brought back Bethel Johnson to possibly return kicks.
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    In a perfect world, we would be able to afford to keep Donte. He had a great season, and I really liked how he ran over defensive backs after the catch. I think his one TD catch and run against the first Dolphins game was a great highlight of the season.
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    What 3 injuries? There are 2 documented injuries, not 3.

    Jackson missed TC his rookie year with a hammie and then was injured in the AFCCG vs. the Colts in 2006.
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