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Why did Bryant's productivity drop in HALF from 2008 to 2009 though? That has me worried. But it also probably means that we can get him for less $$$.
Yes sign him. He would be a great deep threat for the Patriots. Also, for once he would have only 1 QB throwing to him instead of 3 in one season!!
I'm really hoping this is true cause I think he's the best free agent we could sign right now, aside for Breaston.
I'd much prefer him over josh reed, cause the gap between the two of them is quite big. Bryant is a solid number 2 receiver, whereas Reed is a 3/4 receiver.
St. Pete reporter called in today on Sirius. He said he was surprised Tampa did not make more of an effort to resign him. He found out later from someone in the organization he lacks the desire to play ( football doesn't come first ), does not run his routes and is actually being blamed for six int's.
Originally I wanted him but not after what I heard. I hope they target mason but considering his wife decision a few years ago, we might not get him.
He's not a deep threat but he did have big play ability early in his career. He's more like an Anquan Boldin type receiver where he will get you tough yards over the middle and occasionally break the big one. He could be a great #2 receiver and really flourish when Welker returns.
cause he went from Jeff Garcia, and Brian Griese. as he's QB to Byron Leftwich, Josh Johnson, and Josh Freeman, as he's QB
I can't think of anything that would be more detrimental to the team than a guy who isn't on the same page as Brady.
Took me off guard when I heard the interview
he was also injured last year I believe
Also had knee and hamstring issues as I recall. Tough to say if he was indeed a bad attitude with the Bucs, or if he was one of those guys the local beat writers didn't like and blamed for their record in Tampa. Obviously he had problems in Dallas but it almost seems like he's being made a scapegoat for much of Tampa Bay's descent to the bottom of the heap in the NFL.
yes your right he missed 3 games
That reminds me of what Raiders fans were saying about Moss.
Yeah, I have to echo that sentiment. And I won't make any excuses for a guy who doesn't put in the effort on the field but there is something to be said for being on a winning team and having a great QB throwing you the ball.
This was not a fan and he also questioned the
move. And then found out the reason TB did not persue him.
Just to add to what the reporter said: he mentioned that TB didn't think he came back to 100% after his I injury and missed some time in the preseason and never recovered
It's not like we've never seen media personnel have an axe to grind with a player. All that I'd like to see is coffee with the coach to see where his head is at. Most 2nd tier WRs have some kind of issues to be sorted out.
How about the Pats offer Bryant a Stallworth type contract? If he's a turd, you can cut him loose after 1 year with no cap implications. However if he is a find, you just let the rest of the contract kick in and you've got yourself a very solid WR still in his prime for the next few years.
Except Bryant has a longer track record of meatheadedness. Stuff that goes back to college. Moss has always been surly and irascible. But he hasn't pulled the stunts that Bryant has.
I mean, he got into a tiff with Bill Parcells and was traded. He got into a fight with Mike Nolan and was also traded. He got into numerous fights with assistants at Pitt. he sued the NFL because he failed a drug test they gave him after he was released from the 49ers (he claimed they shouldn't have tested him because he wasn't an NFL player). He's been arrested for driving 100 pmh in a Lamborghini drunk and then resisting arrest. He had 4 separate run-ins at Pitt. Once for stealing phone access codes, once for fighting with teammates, becoming combative and abusive with campus police (that one, I'm not sure about, since I think it's quite easy to become abusive with campus police--speaking from experience), getting into it with an assistant coach. He was suspended twice by the university.
What receiver doesn't have a record for meatheadedness these days. I think the well behaved ones have become the exception to the rule.
Unfortunately it's true. The NFL might need more solid citizens like the Troy Browns and Heinz Wards, but most receivers tend to be on the eccentric side instead. See Ocho Cinco and TO for the opposite end of the spectrum. Yeah, it's not pretty.
Heinz Ward? are you calling him ketchup?
So do you think the Pats would be making a mistake to at least check him out?
If you want talented WRs, you're pretty much going to have to deal with headcases. At this point, if a WR can produce, I'll take him unless he's TO-level insane.
Yes, I think a couple guys take it over the top. This fellow, T Owens, a few others.
I have said it...http://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/10/313760-wr-solution-antonio-bryant.html...and I will say it again...this dude requires some maintenance...but has NEVER had the sort of problems Moss had (even tho I love Moss)....as long as we sign him to a multi-year deal...and NOT a single year "show-me deal"...this dude will ball for us and be the player he knows he can be....this guy has NEVER been paid to his abilities and the 2008 season shows us what he can do....his numbers dipped in 2009....but thats was purely due to the QB situation and a nagging injury...this dude CAN play...and would be a VERY GOOD addition.....I would put this team right back in the elite immediately if we really sign this guy
Oh and come on...did you guys see what he did to Butler in the Tampa game? Pitch and catch baby
He better be on the radar. Easily the best WR fit for the Pats right now.
He has been my top guy ever since the season ended that I had hope the Pats would go after. I think he is a good fit as well and people question his productivity and attitude, well look at the QBs hes had the past few years, anyone with those guys wouldnt be putting up the best numbers and probably wouldnt be too happy. His production would definitely increase having Tom Brady as his QB. If the Pats are concerned about his attitude and what not, why not offer him a one year deal to prove himself and then if he does resign him to a longer deal next off season. I really like the idea of him in a Patriot uniform
Bryant puts another bona fide deep threat opposite Moss. The space Edlebinkie will have to work in until Welker gets back will be ridiculous.
I'm warming to the idea of Olsen and Bryant.
I completely agree, Bryant is the type of WR that we need to add and he comes at a much better price and value than Boldin and yet the drop off between the two is not very much. He'd be a great addition.
I too like the idea of Olsen as well, he is a great guy to have in the red zone. That was an area that we definitely struggled in last season
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