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  1. Patspsycho

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    Official Patriots Football Weekly Blog Blog Archive Quick Kicks: Rookie mini-camp, Day 2 thoughts


    one this i dont get:

    "RB Pat Paschall (pronounced puh-SHAHL) had another tough day. He just can’t seem to hold onto the football when it’s thrown to him. Wish I’d seen that on his highlight tape, which I liked, but only showed running plays. He needs to improve in a hurry if he hopes to stick around Foxborough much longer."

    what does it matter if he can catch it? Maroney has shown repeatedly that he CAN catch, and DO something with the ball afterwards too, and yet we barely throw it to him, so who cares if the rb can catch it or not? we only throw to one rb, and thats faulk....if the kid can run like a beast, his hands really shouldnt matter much, they wont be put to use
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    It's dumb of PFW to say he has to improve in a hurry or be cut. I sincerely doubt he'll be cut before training camp. Surely when he was scouted SOMEONE noticed that he was not used in the passing game and might take some work to get up to speed.

    He came from a program where they did not throw him the ball. expecting him to suddenly be a featured receiver is a little much. He can work on the JUGGS machine all summer. By the end of training camp, he either will pick it up or he won't.
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    I assume they mean if he wants to make the roster.
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    I doubt it that he will ONLY because of the numbers and the fact that they did not draft a running back...THAT is in his favor..BUT..iof he doesn't grasp some things, he will be gone..I AM SURE a few of the UDFAs will not make it to camp. I think about 65% of the UDFAs over the last few years make it to camp. So I would say his chances are quite GOOD!!
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    Haven't seen links posted to the Projo blog...
    Projo Pats Blog

    They have the goods on Buddy Farnham, the Brown receiver who has received a lot of praise from other writers as the mysterious #13.
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    :eek:

    I thought Hernandez was your binky. :cool: Regardless though, I keep hearing different things on Price's blocking. The skinny on him after the draft (on the websites I visited to gain knowledge about the guys not from Florida that we selected) is that blocking was the one area that he needed to improve on. However, I have since been reading that his blocking is solid. This article said he is a "beast of a blocker".
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    Given the he played in an option running offense, my guess is you had to be able to block.
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    Hernandez & Price/Anderson are my binkies, unless I am only allowed to have one.

    If so, I would go with Price. I really am not aware of any blocking issues with Price- he has demonstrated toughness in that area- successfully blocking a DE and LB. What I like about Price is his toughness. I am just so sick and tired of seeing WR's go across the middle and developing alligator arms syndrome. Welker has been doing the lion's share of going into the trenches for us on that, and it's got to stop. He can't take that kind of abuse forever, and Price could be the one to take pressure off.
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    Uggh...I like Buddy Farnham a lot. I just wish we had any space to offer him. I don't think we do.

    Maybe he'll replace Aiken? He can return kicks, at least.
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    Paschall getting 1 on 1 coaching should help his pass catching, but like someone earlier said it shouldn't matter.
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    "...second-round draft choice Brandon Spikes was beaten in a tackling drill in which offensive players attempt to get past defenders within a tight box bordered by orange cones. Unhappy with the result, Spikes pushed the next defender aside and went through the drill again. The drill has offensive players with the ball in their hands and they come running toward the defenders, who must exhibit the proper tackling fundamentals in "touching" the player down. Spikes got beaten by a quick cut, but in a sign of how seriously he takes his craft, he stayed in place and executed the fundamental on the next repetition. "

    Great sign.
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    Is there a quota on Binkies?

    I need a quota of 5 this year ... I need a roster of 5 binkies.

    McCourty, Gronk, Hernandez, Spikes, Price ...

    :confused3: ... 5 may not be enough either. :confused:
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    Sounds like Gronk/Spikes combo on strong side outside runs = Maroney in space, as I keep hearing we need more of. I sure hope there's some real wide stuff this year to Spikes' side, if this report is right, just to see them thar blocking skills one on one vs a DB :). Also can't hurt for the screen game.
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    I haven't seen Braveheart, but I guess this means the answer is no.
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    Binkies pick you, not the other way around, so there's no limit. :)
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    He swings.....and misses :D
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    You've never seen Braveheart? LOL!!! wow
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