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  1. Don_the_patfan

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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    Bring on the 4 TE set! :D

    What defense would you put out to stop that out of curiosity?
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    I'm not so sure about keeping 4 TE's, we have positions to fill on a defense coming off a very mediocre year. I'd stick with 3 TE's, then again, maybe Fells roster spot isn't so safe now.
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    Fact about Scaife: According to Wikipedia, he is the only TE to record a rushing TD, a recieving TE, a tackle, and a kickoff return in the same season.
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    And, in fact, before GRONK's "rushing" TD this season, Scaife was the last TE to score a rushing TD (back in 2006(?)).
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    BB loves VERSATILITY :rocker:
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    This makes so much sense. Last season the Pats developed the most effective 2 TE offense the league has ever seen, yet for the most of that season the Pats only had 2 TE's on the roster. And last's year's 3rd TE, Nate Solder, isn't going to be available this season. Color us lucky that for the most part Gronk and Hernandez stayed healthy. BB doesn't rely on luck, so this year the Pats will go into camp with 4 TE's.

    If no TE gets dinged during TC, then BB will have a tough cut to make. If someone does get dinged then we don't go into the season will less than 3 legitimate, and proven TE's.
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    This team can never have enough tight ends..
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    If they were to actually carry 4 TEs on the active roster they would simply only carry 4 RBs in place of the 5 they did last year at no cost to defensive positions.
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    We only carried 2 tight ends last year plus 5 RB/FB's.

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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    Our ends are the most tight in the NFL.

    .....I mean, we have the most tight ends in the NFL..

    The Jets, meanwhile have the widest receivers.
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    Gronk will do this, in the same game.
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    Per Jermichael Finley: "Bo Scaife needs to show me more".
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    He'll be cut before the start of the season.
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    I would be concerned about Daniel Fells' injury.
    Fells was out through OTA's, I believe.
    The team may have decided there is some risk there, and made a move to make sure they don't end up with only two options again.
    The last couple players signed have been Tight Ends.
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    We need lots of tight ends for camp with both Gronk and Fells injured.
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    Scaife is replacing unknown, low-level UDFA tackling dummy Nick Melillo.

    Result: massive upgrade & insurance policy.
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    Quad TE set with 1 RB means that at will, the Pats could create a jumbo run right, or jumbo run left package, and use the other side to attack the air with Gronk/Hernandez. Pick your poison. Stack the box and get burned by our nightmare mismatch tight ends, or drop back into coverage and get gashed and bashed by the run game! Fun!
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    Counting Solder we are half way to our new feature formation - the 10 TE offense. ;)
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    Ought not have a single concern about TE depth this season. The Dalai Lama is also a fan, so we have that going for us as well. Thank you, Bill Murray!
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    Scaife is fullback-size by Pats standards - just 6'3" - 249 lbs. He's like a smurf tight end. Maybe they line Scaife up in the backfield with Gronk, Hernandez, Welker and Lloyd. How do you pass cover that?

    Opposing safeties have to be looking at the Patriots and wondering how they don't get killed with the size of the running backs and the depth at Tight End and Wide Receiver.
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    line up jumbo...

    TE Gronk
    TE Hernandez
    TE Scaife
    FB Larsen
    RG Ridley
    LT Solder
    LG Mankins
    OC Connolly
    RG Waters
    RT Vollmer

    ...and if they stuff the box, audible into an empty set and pass out of it. There is not a defense that can matchup both ways.
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    Scaife is taller & heavier than Hernandez, but not nearly as athletic. He has a similar build to the one who replaced him at Texas, David Thomas.
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    If Scaife doesn't work out as the emergency insurance TE, old pal Dan Graham is reportedly about to be released by the Titans per Schefter.
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    Grahambo might have to wait his turn behind Jake Ballard & the rookie Urban.
    The TE depth chart is looking a lot like a casting call, or a waiting room.
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    Either Fells of Scaife will be gone before the season starts. Flip a coin :cool:

    Actually, Ive seen more of Scaife than Fells. So I'd choose Fells
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    This is the perpetual conversation we have every offseason. We think our O is going to be amazing, yet when it matters most, it always lets us down.

    If BB actually had a healthy player to sub for Gronk, no way Gronk plays in the SB.
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    I don't think its even close. Fells is a much better football player than Scaife.
    Scaife is also 31 and did not play last year, after 2 years of declining production.
    Fells is 29, a better blocker and has shown improvement over the last few years (even if the Tebow factor made his stats not show it).
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    Re: TE Bo Scaife signed

    A mod should update the thread title...

    He was in really poor shape. Just a body to fill a gap. Either Fells is going to be ready, and it's been reported his injury was minor, or Graham will be along shortly.
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