Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by mgteich, Aug 31, 2012.
Yes, we need to add depth.
WR: Welker, Hernandez, Lloyd, Edelman
TE: Gronkowski, Fells, Shiancoe
When did Hernandez make the switch to WR? After he was paid as a TE? Where can I find this, roster move section?
And uhh, if we had a trio of Welker, Hernandez, and Lloyd at WR, please explain why exactly we'd need depth?
I'd look at that and say TE is the issue as we wouldn't be able to run our offense with only Gronk. We run a 2TE2WR1RB offense, not a 3/1/1.
Something like 60% of his snaps a year ago were either in the slot or out wide.
Roster move? Would you put 50 players ahead of Hernandez as a receiver. He is at least a #3 and perhaps a #2 receiver.
You think that he is paid like a TE? Check out his contract. You think that he isn't paid as much as #3 receivers in the league? I believe it was his agent who wanted to petition to label Hernandez a wide receiver so that his franchise tag would be higher.
Hernandez was paid more like a WR than a TE.
And who cares what position he is listed as? Hernandez is a guy who does it all TE/WR/FB/HB. The position he is listed at for Fantasy Football means jack.
I'll worry more about receivers if game 2 comes with neither Branch nor Gaffney on the roster.
We are now in territory where TE's and WR's are "pass catchers" and WR's, TE's, and RB's are going to be "skill players".
The one area where an addition is possible is a "nine route" specialist.
Wait for the other shoe to fall. All signs points to Gaffney being back sometime after week 1. The Pats might trade for someone.
Jesse Holley 6-2 anyone? besides his drops and quitting on route, great catch that was called out of bounds
The New England Patriots wide receiver corps has thinned out completely.
Wide Receivers: Welker, Lloyd, Edelman, Ebert, Slater
Tight Ends: Gronkowski, Hernandez, Fells
Slater is strictly a special teams player while Ebert is nothing special.
Strongly disagree on a trade, who would we bring in worth a draft pick that we expect to pick up our system in 9 days?
Agree on Gaffney.
Qualifications for a New York Jets wide receiver.
Experience has shown that bringing in new receivers to this complicated offense does not work all that well..
My vote is that Gaffney will be back.. also Hernandez is more of a WR than a TE..
There's only ONE plausible reason for all these WR cuts.
Nate Ebner has decided to play WR. Game over!
However, I could us picking up 1-2 others instead.
Nate Ebner can make 53 x 1 = 90
You lack ambition for him. Ebner explain the Branch cut! Pah! More like Hoyer. Ebner is Brady's long term replacement.
Looks to me as though Edelman is really going to get his chance this year....
Are Holly and Ebert both still around, as far as we know?
He is a TE when he is in the slot.
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