Rookie Numbers Released

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  1. zippo59

    zippo59 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Laurence Maroney -- 39
    Chad Jackson -- 17
    David Thomas -- 86
    Garrett Mills -- 45
    Stephen Gostkowski -- 3
    Ryan O’Callaghan -- 68
    Jeremy Mincey -- 58
    Dan Stevenson -- 63
    Le Kevin Smith -- 65
    Willie Andrews -- 38

    I don't like Maroney's or Jackson's number. Reiss' wording in thr blog was the Patriots rookies numbers were assigned today, which means they might not have had a choice. I don't think Jackson will change because there were available numbers in the 80's but aybe after cuts Maroney will get a new number. 39 is garbage.
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  2. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    What seperates #39 from #21 or #212313?

    They're NUMBERS!!!

    They're MEANINGLESS.

    They are simply for IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES!

    (But in other news, I phrophesied this thread in a dream last night. I knew somebody would beat me to this, as it occured in the dream. Honestly. Man, I need a life - with some better dreams.)
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  3. primetime

    primetime Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    #18 Jersey

    I like 39. In fact, I think Maroney randomly got 39 when he got drafted in Madden for me, then proceeded to rush for 1500 years a year with the Falcons. That would work for me.
  4. Seymour93

    Seymour93 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    ... so is 17... marketing F'ed this one up!
  5. T-ShirtDynasty

    T-ShirtDynasty Moderator

    1+7=8 Told ya. :D
  6. zippo59

    zippo59 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    This is true but

    A) It's the offseason, things to talk about are not in great abundance.

    B) There's sort of a sentimental nostalgia to players' numbers. They represent more than just a number, it becomes part of the player. Players obviously feel this way, because they often buy or go to lengths to aquire a certain number when changing teams. Also teams retire numbers of the greats. It's definitely more than just a number in football.
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  7. JustWinBrady

    JustWinBrady On the Game Day Roster

    Didn't sam the bam cunningham where that number. New nick-name Lo "Bam Bam" Mo?
  8. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    Indeed it was!

  9. pats60

    pats60 On the Game Day Roster

    #12 Jersey

    right he did .
    If he does as well as Sam i`ll be happy
  10. zippo59

    zippo59 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    What? He only had one season where he went over 1000 yards, and during that one year he only averaged 3.8 yards per carry.
  11. miDeuce

    miDeuce Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    #50 Jersey

    Personally I like Maroney as a 39. Not so much on the Jackson 17. Interesting that Mills is 45, definitely a sign that he's gonna be in the backfield and not another TE. Also Mincey as 58 got left off I think. Here's to hoping 58 can help replace 55. Any word on if the UDRFA get numbers this weekend as well?
  12. 363839

    363839 Supporter Supporter

    So Garrett Mills gets a fullbacks number and Jeremy Mincy gets a linebackers number.
    Can we conclude that these players WILL be used as the numbers indicate?

    Incidently. Usually receivers numbers are in the 80s. Jackson being assigned as #17 is a departure. Dedric Ward was also 17. Can somebody tell me why that is?
    Are all 80s numbers used up and if so, why does 17 seem to be the number used instead?
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  13. PATSNUTme

    PATSNUTme Paranoid Homer Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    #75 Jersey

    These are just temporary for some of them. If/when they make the final roster and others are cut, they will have a choice of those numbers.
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  14. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    No, 85, 88, and 89 were still available.

    There just seems to be in an influx with young WR's taking numbers in the teens lately.

    Chris Henry on the Bengals - 15
    Mark Bradley on the Bears - 16
    Matt Jones on the Jaguars - 18
    Ernest Wilford on the Jaguars - 19
    Reggie Williams on the Jaguars - 11

    Even some vets take these teen numbers when they switch teams:

    Plaxico Burress on the Giants - 17
    Jerry Rice on the Broncos before his retirement - 19
    Tim Dwight on the Jets - 17
    Andre' Davis on the Bills - 18
    Corey Bradford on the Lions - 17
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  15. Bobs My Uncle

    Bobs My Uncle Supporter Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    Maroney got #39? Kool. Sam's old number. Csonka's too!

    Doesn't Steven Jackson also wear #39?
  16. Remix 6

    Remix 6 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    yes but i feel Maroney's number is definatley temporary..31 or 32 will be avaible by end of way Spann or Poteat make it with Scott, Warfield,Gay,Samuel, Hobbs all there. Spann is likely gone..hope he takes 32 by buying it
  17. zippo59

    zippo59 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Don't forget Larry Fitzgerald and Roy Williams who both took 11, Braylon Edwards who took 17, and Koren Robinson who took 18.
  18. Murphys95

    Murphys95 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Same observation here. Just as has been speculated, Mills being awarded #45 just adds to the notion of him being a full-back/H-back. Lookout Patrick Pass!
  19. zippo59

    zippo59 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I think of power backs having numbers in the high 30's, with quick, shiftier backs like Maroney in the 20's or perhaps low 30's.
  20. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    Again, they're NUMBERS!

    I see where you're coming from, but I just don't get how 39 is any less "tight" (as THEARCHIVES put it) than any other number. It really doesn't matter. They don't make any players look better or whatever. All that matters is the player wearing the number. This whole "tight" number thing stikes me as if it was coming from casual, younger football fan, turned on by the flashiness of T.O. or Chad Johnson and his celebrations. They probably pick up a ball and try to figure out their best celebration and pick their "tightest" number instead of actually focusing on the aspects of the game that will make them better.
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