Possible guys to bring in to fill the WR void?!?!

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  1. vafides

    vafides Rookie

    Rumor has it David Boston is getting a look from the Dolphins again. Would the Patriots be interested in bringing him in?
    Jerry Porter won't be let go for a first round pick by Al Davis and I think if we got into a starring contest with Al Davis he won't budge, just the kind of prick he is.

    What about Charles Rogers?
    Or even Jimmy Smith? It worked for Seau, what are the odds he comes out of retirement to win a ring?
  2. JackBauer

    JackBauer Pro Bowl Player

    I think I'd rather just stick with the guys we already have...
  3. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

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    There is no void. The only issue is the new guys (Jackson, Gabriel, Childress) learning the offense - well bringing in someone new won't help that.

    Anyway, if Dante Stallworth can go to Philly and 1-2 weeks later catch 6-141 then I don't want to hear any crap about how our guys can't learn the offense. Learn the damn offense and go and make plays. If the offense needs to be dumbed down for a few weeks so they only have to learn a piece of it, so be it. If Philly and Stallworth can do it, so can we. Damnit.
  4. dryheat44

    dryheat44 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Is Quincy Morgan still FA?
  5. Brownfan80

    Brownfan80 In the Starting Line-Up

    I think we'll see Faulk at WR quite a bit more. It'd explain why Smith was brought back and Bam was let go.

    If the team feels that Faulk is a better WR than Bam, then Faulk's snaps per game may shift from ST to WR (along with his usual HB snaps), so then his ST snaps would need to be replaced: J Smith.
  6. Flying Fungi

    Flying Fungi In the Starting Line-Up

    David Boston blows...

    ...the Patriots are 1-0 with a reasonable schedule ahead...

    I just don't get the constant drone of 'sign this guy! trade for that guy! spend to the cap!'.

    Pretty content in watching the season unfold as is...
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2006
  7. Oswlek

    Oswlek Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I agree with you that once Jackson and Gabriel hit the field, much of the clamoring will cease. Not all of it, because odds are that neither guy will live up to Deion Branch, but it will certainly be better. Plus, things would look better just by the OL stepping up.

    However, did you see the Hou/Philly game? You do realize that almost half of Stalworth's yards came on a play where there wasn't anyone within 20 yards of him? The difference between NE's WRs and Philly's was better pass pro and worse DB coverage, nothing more, nothing less. Well, I guess you could add in better QB play, but it still wasn't all on the WRs.

    Aaaaarrrrggggghhhhhh! Please make all these Charles Rogers posts stop! :bricks:
  8. VA Pats Fan

    VA Pats Fan Rookie

    I agree, lets just get Jackson and Gabriel on the field, Boston and Porter are head cases, and most of the other options out there are just bandaids.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2006
  9. Oswlek

    Oswlek Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I can see this happening, but only due to motioning. Faulk vs. a LB is a major mismatch, but he doesn't have much of an edge at all on a CB.
  10. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Boston has been unproductive for a couple years now. Adam Schefter in last night's NFL Total Access reported the Pats had no interest in Porter when they were negotiating for Gabriel - I cheered. Charles Rogers doesn't seem to be anyone BB wants for the team. Jimmy smith retired amidst rumors he was facing a suspension for failing the substance abuse policy.

    We truly don't know what the current crop of WRs looks like, Caldwell caught a couple balls, Brown caught a couple, Gabriel may be ready for some game time against the Jets, Jackson remains a mystery. As long as Bam is re-signed today and acquired by another club, he will be readily available to return to the roster if there is a need. Let's allow things to take their course along the Belichick time-line, I have some faith that he is aware of the situation and will sort it out at some point.
  11. SamBam39

    SamBam39 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    no worries.

    gabriel and jackson, along with caldwell and brown will do just fine.

    if anything they may find a david patten type move down the road,
    but I'm sure these guys will be fine.
  12. tombonneau

    tombonneau In the Starting Line-Up

    He's about the only option I like. Kind of wasted away in Cleveland, then I thought he did well for Steelers when he played, not sure why he was cut.

    Anyway, I read he was working out with Minny (I think?) or another team and was close to signing. I'd love him in Pats uni as a WR5/6.
  13. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

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    Paul Warfield, Otis taylor?:rocker:
  14. Brownfan80

    Brownfan80 In the Starting Line-Up

    Faulk was lined up at WR from the getgo on his great TD catch and still a LB shifted over to cover him. I think the matchups follow the player for the most part. Faulk would never start at WR, but in a three or four WR set, he'd still most likely get his favorable LB matchup, IMO.
  15. drew4008

    drew4008 In the Starting Line-Up

    We are getting Jackson and Gabriel back (I THINK?!), so hopefully there won't really be a void. If you still call that a void, then there's no way any of the FAs out there is going to fill it.
  16. Oswlek

    Oswlek Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I thought that he started out lined up near the slot and motioned out wide. I thought that he was covered by a LB because the coverage had been set and the LB just stayed with him as he motioned.

    Can anyone confirm whether I am right or wrong? I would hate to by shown up by this Brown guy twice in one week. :cool:
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2006
  17. p8ryts

    p8ryts Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Stop It!!!

    Give the guys we have a chance. These guys on the street are there for a reason.

    If we get desparate bring back Stanley Morgan and Irving Fryar.

  18. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I didn't but that still leaves 5-70, or thereabouts. If Stallworth can be solidly productive, our guys should be able to be also especially with all the attention the defense will have to give to the RB/TE.
  19. Brownfan80

    Brownfan80 In the Starting Line-Up

    You may be right, I was pretty drunk by that point in the game.


    EDIT: But either way, if he was in the slot he's lined up as a WR still drawing a LB in coverage. That'd be enough to get him away from those pesky CBs.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2006
  20. Brady'sButtBoy

    Brady'sButtBoy 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Whither Tyrone Calico? He showed some promise his rookie year then got hurt and just fell off the face of the earth after that. he must be a wreck if no one is giving him a sniff...

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