The Invisible Shane Vereen

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  1. mgteich

    mgteich Veteran Supporter

    Apparently, we have little use for Vereen. Bolden, who hasn't played well, is getting lots of reps. It would certainly seem that we should make every effort to re-sign Woodhead. Ridley and Woodhead make a good pair.
  2. IcyPatriot

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    He has great hands and explosive speed ... maybe he gets a different role next year.
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  3. dannydyn

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    I thought he was good on some of the screen plays.
  4. Patsrock

    Patsrock Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    All 3 snaps he played
  5. robbomango

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    And the oscar for best thread title attacking a players performance goes to

    1st."The Invisible Shane Vereen"

    2nd."poster child for "Did not compete" = Aaron hernandez"

    3rd."Lloyd I dunno..."
  6. mayoclinic

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    Now we just need a "Brady is over the hill" thread. :bricks:

    Chicken Little week after a win is definitely more fun than Chicken Little week after a loss.
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  7. robbomango

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    or this after 1 bad playoff game "The not so talented Mr. Ridley"
  8. mayoclinic

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    Personally, I think an invisible RB could be a very useful weapon. Very hard for the defense to key on him. Very elusive in the open field. We should use him more often.
  9. dannydyn

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    hey, that's still 3 of 3 ;)
  10. DarrylS

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    My bro in law, the Minnesota fan, called me from Minneapolis this morning.. apparently talk radio is exploding out there, as there is a great possibility they are heading to the playoffs...

    Early on in the season he would describe the sky is falling scenario, now it has changed, good for them..

    Compare to Pats we are very lucky fans to have enjoyed this much success for this long..
  11. mayoclinic

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    Washington was 3-6 going into their Bye Week and Shanny was supposedly going into "evaluation" mode. Now they're 9-6 and 1 win away from the NFC East title.

    As for Minny, they are playing good ball. They kicked Houston around yesterday, and they could give Green Bay a battle next week. They may have to win to get in, as there's a good chance Chicago will beat Detroit. The absence of Percy Harvin doesn't seem to have hurt them, does it?
  12. Deus Irae

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    The Patriots have been competing for Super Bowls for over a decade. They are coming off of a loss to the 49ers and a very poorly played win over the lowly Jaguars. It should come as no surprise that there are people looking at the negatives.

    As for Vereen, with the O-line struggling in the past couple of games, it's not surprising that Woodhead, the team's best pass-blocking RB, is getting the snaps over the team's worst pass-blocking RB.
  13. Armchair Quarterback

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    Very poor effort at blocking on one play that I noticed.
  14. PatsWickedPissah

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    Damn you to Hell for beating me to that post
  15. Rob0729

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    Sorry, the "Brady doesn't care about football anymore" threads are the best. I mean these guys bring inconvertible evidence such as since Brady is married to a hot supermodel and the two seconds they flash to him on sideline sitting on the bench proves he just lacks the passion for football.
  16. Deus Irae

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    We had someone trolling the "Brady is in decline" stuff in the game thread yesterday. Does that count?
  17. patsfaninpa

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    Why can't we run when Logan Mankins plays needs to be mentioned here.
  18. DocHoliday

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    It was painful to read.
  19. RIPATS

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    I love Vereen. Watched him at Cal and loved his versatility. Correct me if I am wrong but I seem to remember Shane being touted as one of the premier pass catching running backs in the country. We have seen glimpses
    of his ability in space. I cannot for the life of me understand why we don't use him more in the passing game. I know he is a liability in pass protection. Why not send everyone deep and try dumping the ball off to him? Am I off base on this?
  20. DocHoliday

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    Because Woodhead is better in every way. Vereen isn't even faster, Woodhead ran a 4.33 and Vereen a 4.5.

    Woodhead can block. Vereen can't. Brady trusts Woodhead. Not Vereen.

    Woodhead has stud hands, can run/scamper between tackles and is in nearly every way superior to Vereen.
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