Shane Vereen?

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  1. QB12

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    Been thinking about him all week. If he's active, I expect him to contribute on offense.

    Bedard said this morning that Woodhead will be the feature back over the law firm.
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  2. Kid~Brady

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    He is never active Lol.

    But I said in the other thread that Woodhead will be the featured back. He was our best runner last time we played the Ravens.
  3. brdmaverick

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    It's not time to overthink things. Go with what has been working.

    With that being said, I expect Vereen and Ocho to continue to be non-factors this week.
  4. MSU

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    Yeah, the best time to involve a rookie RB that couldn't crack the line up over slow man Faulk is during the AFC Championship game.

    Underwood has a better chance to make an impact than Vereen or Ocho. In the sense that he'll play 7 snaps and block a few DBs.
  5. robertweathers

    robertweathers Pro Bowl Player

    I like the kid's prospects playing a decent amount next year but not for Sunday.
  6. BoTown

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    Vereen's skill set would be awesome to have on field. But it'd be tough to justify making 5 RB's active, so he looks like he'll sit again per usual.
  7. Jambalaya

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    Back in 1994, Parcells started Corey Croom over Marion Butts in a playoff game vs. the Browns. While Butts was not having a particularly great year, he had been the feauture back all season while Croom had hardly even played (if at all).

    Croom did nothing in the loss to the Browns.

    I'm not saying it can't work but I prefer the idea of playing the guys who got you there instead of playing a hunch.
  8. RelocatedPatFan

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    I count Vereen as a vested rookie for next season.
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  9. Ron Sellers

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    Why would you want to suddenly put a rookie that had not played all year long into the conference championship game - especially against the league's best (or at least one of the very best) defenses?

    Why would you want to change personnel on an offense that is clicking on all cylinders right now?
  10. PlainOldEd

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    you wouldn't.
  11. PatsWickedPissah

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    Can we aggregate these periodic Vereen threads with the other idiotic threads, the Ocho threads and the now defunct Taylor Price threads? So similar and so wrong.

    I think I'll start a "Is this Ron Brace's Breakout Game?" thread. It ought to be good for 16 days.
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  12. nabwong

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    If we're going to implement more no-huddle, then Vereen would not even smell the bench, let alone the turf. Depth chart now is Woody, Benny, Ridley, Faulk.
  13. QB12

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    Kinda like ' why would you want Aaron Hernandez to line up in the backfield and take a handoff and run like a running back?'

    You mean like that?
  14. Kid~Brady

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    Umm, thats a little different. And the Pats had done this earlier in the season if I'm not mistaken. Aaron atleast plays, Vereen played once, twice? Then we want to just toss him in against the Ravens in a playoff game?
  15. QB12

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    Yeah, Denver had that Hernandez as a running back thing well scouted, we had done it so much.

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  16. Snake Eyes

    Snake Eyes Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    You think this will actually be Brace's breakout game?
  17. BlueThunder

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    Vereen will be one of the inactives this week..along with Brace,McDonald,Williams,Jones,Mallett,Guyton. Assumes everyone else on roster is GTG and close to 100%.
  18. Uncle Rico

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    I just don't think there's such a thing as a "featured back" in the Pats game plan these days. All situational, taking advantage of the varied skill sets and situations.
  19. patchick

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    I'm in the Woodhead camp. The past couple of weeks he's seemed to have his spring back, and his speed and receiver skills look a lot more attractive against Baltimore than BJGE. Yes, Vereen theoretically has those talents too, but next year for him.
  20. QB12

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    Definitely noticed the same thing.
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