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Sammy Morris' pass blocking abilities and media contradictions

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    It's interesting how different people can have different perspectives.....

    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/showthread.php?t=58365

    http://www.patriots.com/news/index.cfm?ac=latestnewsdetail&pid=26617&pcid=44

    http://news.bostonherald.com/blogs/patriots/

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    Re: Sammy Morris' pass blocking abilities...

    Yeah I wondered about that contradiction too.
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    Good catch!

    Perhaps it is time i brought a bit of skepticism to these eyewitmess reports.
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    I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed. Been driving me crazy.
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    IMO, unless all the different reports say the same thing, good or bad, it needs to be taken for what it is. One persons opinion that isn't from a football coach or scout. I'm not a coach or scout either, but I'd still like to see it with my own eyes. Now if we had BB and the coaching staff's notes on a practice...
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    :rolleyes:
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    It looks like we'll have to see for ourselves Friday vs. live competition against the pass-rushing of TB. I bet Morris is improving and that he does a decent job.
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    We know Sammy sucks at it because he's had to block Patriots' rushers while at Buffalo and Miami and BB still tried to get him here, twice. It might help if folks realized this is a drill and not one conducted within the friendly confines of an offensive formation with other bodies flying around and affecting the outcome. Dillon never got his blitz pick-ups working quite right until the season started, but by midseason blitzers learned he had a wallop or two packed away. For those buying the Casale perspective, breath deeply and mumble this soothing chant - In BB I trust, In BB I trust...
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    small sample. It's training.
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    Eyewitness reports are notoriously unreliable and can vary greatly from witness to witness, according to multiple studies done for various criminal justice groups. No reason why that same unreliability wouldn't apply to football TC reports. Though these writers are paid to see more and better than the casual fan, their biases and momentary inattention often come into play when reporting without the aid of a film record to check their impressions against.
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    Reiss has the best grasp of the organization as a whole and the highest level of access.

    The Patriots.com guys are like fans on the field, and strive to be opinionated IOT drive fan interest and discussion.

    Breer is the best at analyzing what takes place between the lines. If he says Morris is blocking well, I believe him.
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    What I have noticed is the complete lack of any comment on his RUNNING ABILITY. I mean he IS a RB isn't he. Isn't it a big concern this year is whether Morris will be able to give us 150 or so PRODUCTIVE carries this season, or be able to be an efficient RB in case of an injury to Moroney. If that is so, why don't we hear about how he is running the ball? Even our "inhouse reporters" have yet to mention this important factor.

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