The scoop on Caldwell

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  1. pats1

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    Name: Reche Caldwell Number: 82

    Height: 5-11 Weight: 215
    Position: WR Pos2: Pos3: Pos4:
    College: Florida
    Born: March 28, 1979 in Tampa, FL
    Years Pro: 3
    Drafted: Chargers, 2002 Early Entry - Round 2, pick 16 [48 overall]


    FBG 2002: 72
    FBG 2003: 73
    FBG 2004: 82
    FBG 2005: 82

    New 05 OVERALL Updated: 05/05/05


    Feb 19 2006 - WR Reche Caldwell has never lived up to his second-round drafting status, instead failing to produce on a consistent basis – like many University of Florida wide outs who came before him. He’s not expected back.

    Jan 20 2006 - WR Reche Caldwell, a free agent, probably won't be brought back as the team has grown weary of his up-and-down play.

    Jan 4 2006 - WR Reche Caldwell isn't expected to be brought back by the Chargers.

    Dec 20 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell ran the wrong route, which led to one of Brees' two interceptions. Caldwell did have four catches for 25 yards. He'll be counted on to do more with Eric Parker being down.

    Dec 15 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell (calf) practiced on Wednesday.

    Nov 28 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell had been stringing together some solid games, but he was held without a catch against Washington.

    Nov 24 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell has had a resurgence after two fumbles on two catches put him in Schottenheimer's doghouse. In the past two games he has eight catches for 83 yards with a long of 39.

    Nov 8 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell climbed off the mat with a career-high five catches for 43 yards. Caldwell had fumbled away his previous two catches before the game and was deep in coach Marty Schottenheimer's doghouse.

    Nov 6 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell exited coach Marty Schottenheimer's doghouse with a solid game against the Jets. He made a career-high five catches for 43 yards. Caldwell had fumbled on his last two catches coming into the game.

    Oct 31 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell is taking up residence in Schottenheimer's dog house after fumbling for the second time in two catches. "It better not happen again," coach Marty Schottenheimer said. "Enough is enough."

    Oct 25 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell was on his way to a big day when he fumbled the ball, which killed the Chargers' hopes. He finished with four catches for a game-high 97 yards.

    Oct 18 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell is slowing working his way back into the mix. He filled in for Darren Sproles (ankle) on returns and had a long of 60. He also caught a pass for 32 yards.

    Oct 16 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell looked decent in returning kicks against Oakland, filling in for Darren Sproles (ankle). Caldwell had a long of 60 yards.

    Oct 3 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell had but one catch for 9 yards in the opening three games. But he resurfaced in New England, snagging two balls for 36 yards and a touchdown.

    Oct 2 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell broke through with two catches for 36 yards and a score against the Patriots. He had just one reception in the opening three games.

    Sep 27 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell has fallen off the radar. He didn't have a catch against the Giants and has but one for 9 yards in three games.

    Sep 26 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell has fallen far from the mix. An opening-day starter last season, Caldwell seldom sees the field and has but one catch for 9 yards in three games.

    Sep 22 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell has yet to contribute much in the passing game. The team’s No. 3 receiver has but one catch for 9 yards.

    Sep 20 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell didn't have a catch and is on the fringe of falling out of the mix.

    Sep 13 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell didn't see much action in the passing game, catching one ball for 9 yards. That's only 2 yards fewer than he had in the rushing game thanks to a second-half reverse.

    Sep 6 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell has battled back nicely from his serious knee injury of last year and will be a vital part of the passing game.

    Sep 4 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell is the team's No. 3 wideout as he rebounds from last season's serious knee injury.

    Jul 25 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell has earned his opportunity. The Chargers are eager for a wide receiver to emerge as a No. 1 threat, and they would be thrilled if it turned out to be Caldwell. The Chargers have been patient with Caldwell, a second-round pick in 2001. But like so many receivers coming out of the University of Florida, Caldwell's numbers don't transfer well to the NFL. Leading up to last year, he was inconsistent on routes and his practice habits. But he seemed to mature and started the 2004 season as if the light had finally come on. He was averaging more than 17 yards a catch and had three touchdown catches. The three scoring receptions matched what he had done in his previous two up-and-down years with the club. But then when fighting for yards in a game against the Falcons on Oct. 17, Caldwell was tackled in an awkward way and his knee caught on the artificial turf. He blew it out, and then had to blow off the rest of the season while residing on injured reserve. Can Caldwell recapture his form? He's been running well in offseason workouts, but the jury is still out if he can do it in contact drills.

    Jul 21 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell is eager to prove his early success last year before suffering a serious knee injury was no fluke. And with him being in a contract year, he has plenty to prove his season.

    Jun 10 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell is encouraged with his progress from last year's serious knee injury, but he's running with the second team. The starting wide outs were Keenan McCardell and Eric Parker.

    May 14 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell knows it's a big year for him, and the team. Caldwell, a former second-round pick, has a contract which expires after the 2005 season. He also has a rebuilt left knee, the result of tearing his ACL last October in the Georgia Dome. What started as a peach of a 2004 season ended up being the pits as Caldwell landed on IR in late October and is just now back to running routes. "I can do everything that I need to do," Caldwell said. "I just can't do it as fast as I want to." The speed will come, Caldwell swears. He anticipates his knee is at 90 percent, and will be at 100 percent by the time training camp rolls around. If so, the Chargers might keep Caldwell around. After two disappointing seasons, he showed flashes of his skills last year which made him a topnotch receiver at Florida. Before going down against the Falcons, Caldwell caught 18 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns. "I started off strong last year, then I tore my knee up," Caldwell said. "Now I have to try and do it all over again and put up the numbers and put up a good season this year."


    Dec 15 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell (calf) practiced on Wednesday.

    Dec 12 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell (leg) should be OK.

    Aug 1 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell continues his rebound from last year's knee injury, but now he's been bothered by a sore hamstring. "I feel like (my knee is) back at 100 percent," he said. "It was a long road, but I'm back." Said quarterback Drew Brees: "He looks good, like he came off the knee just fine. His mind is in the game right now, and hopefully it will stay that way."

    Feb 19 2005 - WR Reche Caldwell is shooting for training camp after tearing his ACL in October.

    Oct 24 2004 - WR Reche Caldwell, the Chargers' top wide out before the acquisition of Keenan McCardell, was put on injured reserve with a knee injury.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2006
  2. Willie55

    Willie55 In the Starting Line-Up

    Good news. His Madden rating in 2006 went up to 82, from a previous 74 in 2004 and 2005. He'll have a huge year for the Pats.

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  3. pats1

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    Remember, it's more the notes that matter, not the ratings. :D
  4. Bobs My Uncle

    Bobs My Uncle Supporter Supporter

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    Caldwell sounds inconsistant and unreliable.

    I hope the Pats aren't relying on him to be the #2 guy.
  5. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi Supporter

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    65% of passes thrown to him were caught last year compared to 62% for Givens.
  6. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox Supporter

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    As was pointed out, he caught the ball at a 65% clip last year.

    Not sure how you can say he was inconsistent when he was coming back off an ACL tear last year.

    And, when you are 5th on the receiving depth chart behind Gates, Parker, McCardell and Tomlinson, you aren't going to have a lot of balls thrown your way to begin with.
  7. Bobs My Uncle

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    He seems fine catching the ball when he gets open. Reading the analysis of Caldwell, holding onto the ball after catching it is another matter however. He's been in the doghouse too often for my liking.
  8. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi Supporter

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    As mentioned on the other thread, Mr. Harrison, Mr. Rodney Harrison got in the Schottenheimer doghouse too :)
  9. Garbanza

    Garbanza In the Starting Line-Up

    ...listen folks, I am certain that the Pats will pick up another Wide out or two and that they may draft one as well....I suspect that Caldwell will be the worst of the bunch and may not even be on the roster come September. Yup, I said it.
  10. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox Supporter

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    So, he's been in the doghouse once. Who cares. Like there aren't other players who have been in a coach's doghouse?

    I think that Caldwell has the potential to be as good as Givens if given the chance.
  11. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi Supporter

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    Of course they will. They still have Bethel and Bam Bam at #3 and #4. They could sign another #3 type to compete with Caldwell for 2 & 3 or get a bigger name like Keyshawn or Moulds. But I don't think they HAVE TO do the latter.
  12. Bobs My Uncle

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    True but that apples to oranges.

    It sounds to me as though the Bolts were expecting Caldwell to make the leap to legit starter but, for a variety of reasons, he never could do it. I don't like the references to him not running the proper routes and dropping balls which led to his being in the doghouse. Sounds too much like the teasers we've had 'round these parts during the years.

    I'm fine with the addition - presuming it didn't cost the Pats much $, but I sure as heck hope that this kid isn't being penciled in as this teams #2 WR.
  13. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox Supporter

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    1) Caldwell hasn't dropped a ball since the 2003 season.
    2) Caldwell earned the starting job out of training camp in 2004. He started the 1st 6 games before tearing his ACL.
    3) While they claim that Caldwell ran the wrong route (once) how do we know that is the case? How do we know that Brees didn't throw to the wrong route?
    4) Can Caldwell really be blamed for not getting back to the #2 position when he was recovering from his ACL tear. An injury that most people say takes more than a year to fully recover from?
  14. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi Supporter

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    Sort of but it does show that getting into a coach's doghouse can be for no good, legitimate reason.
  15. fgssand

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    Seems to me like he is insurance agianst a poor draft or nobody else in free agency - but I think he sucks. He runs bad or wrong routes, he has dropsies, he gets hurt and he fumbles.

    Not impressed.

    Lets sign this clown and insult Troy Brown - does not make sense.
  16. Bobs My Uncle

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    According to the anaysis provided, Caldwell was placed into Marty's doghouse because he fumbled numerous balls last season :confused:

    I don't have a clue if Caldwell should be blamed for not getting back to the #2 spot but even if he did, he's done diddley and squat as a #2 WR in this league. What's he getting back too? 22 catches he had in '02? 8 cacthes he had in '03? 18 catches he had in '04? The 28 catches Caldwell had last season was his best as a pro. To put that into perspective, that's 11 less than Troy caught for us last season as a part, part-time player.
  17. BelichickFan

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    LMAO, you could say the exact same thing about Givens - except his occasional fumbles usually were recovered by us so it didn't matter. He had his share of injuries, ran the wrong route (based on where Brady was throwing) and had less passes completed to him, as a percentage, than Caldwell did.
  18. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox Supporter

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    If this was the Reche Caldwell of 2003, I'd agree with you. However, you obviously haven't looked at him since then.

    No drops in the last 2 years.

    Also, EVERYONE fumbles. I don't see people complaining about how often Brady fumbles.

    He had 1 catastophic injury. It happens. Its not like he's been injured every year like Chad Pennington.
  19. arrellbee

    arrellbee Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Interesting research info - Thanks !
  20. fgssand

    fgssand Supporter Supporter

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    I will certainly give him a chance - after all we need to replace Michael Stone!!!

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