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  1. patsox23

    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Signs a 5-mill per season contract, people anoint him the #1 WR, he starts out slow, complains a bit about not getting enough touches, and in week 4...


    1 catch. 3 yards. 2 "ha"s.



    P.S. The grass, greener on this other side, says hi.
     
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    He got exactly what he asked for by signing with Tennesse. Very entertaining to watch along with the Willie in Cleveland story
     
  3. BradfordPatsFan

    BradfordPatsFan In the Starting Line-Up

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    but think of what the Pats are missing!
     
  4. patsox23

    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    very true. Branch and Givens both could end up sucking - Branch won't, for sure - and it still wouldn't matter. WE miss them in the lineup. Hopefully Gabriel and CJ will continue to progress.
     
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    Bostonian1962 In the Starting Line-Up

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    And through half time of game four, Branch's season stats are 4 catches for 73 yards, and 0 TDs. Now, last week was his first game and all, but it's still fun to say.:)
     
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    Crazy Patriot Guy Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Yeah he's definately off to a slow start with the Titans but I'll give him a pass for this game because of Young starting instead of Collins. You usually see different WRs getting the catches with a new QB in there.
     
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    wow, harsh. i cannot blame Givens one bit... he was a 7th round pick and that doesn't get you much dough. He can get injured on any play, and success in sports for mid-level guys can be fleeting, so he cashed in when he had the chance. it's not like the Pats offered him anything similar and he didn't take shots at the team on the way out.
     
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    You are unfairly understating his production this week by a full 50%! In addition to the 1 catch for 3 yards, he also had 1 rush for 3 yards. Double the production! ;)
     
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    edgecy Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Pfft. I'd do it for 4-mil per season. :nono: Titans
     
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    Exactly, I don't get the hate for Givens. He had a great tenure in New England and both teams moved on. It's time for fans to move on too. I hope he succeeds in Tenn. (Just not against us.)
     
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    At least he gets to play with class acts like Haynesworth.
     
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    The best part about this is that it reinforces the belief around the league that many Patriots are "system" players, further depresssing the FA value of the players we want to keep.

    R
     
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    Good God, you people need to relax. I started this thread as a little poke at the WR's who left, especially compared to the production we're getting out of players like Gabriel and Caldwell, at a fraction of the cost. Take a breath.

    I like David Givens and wish him well - I think he was short-sighted, though, if he thought he'd be a #1 WR. One more example of the Patriots being fiscally smart. Deion Branch situation was the exception. Givens is the rule.
     
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    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    EXCELLENT point.
     
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    jaychamp On the Game Day Roster

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    I don't know why people are hating on Givens. He fulfilled his Pats contract and went to a team that grossly overpaid him. Good for him! Winning is great, but he got a contract the Pats weren't going to come close to touching. Plus everything can change next year with the Titans.

    Branch on the other hand....
     
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    I don't disagree. I just don't think - as the originator of the thread - that we're "hating on him." Can we enjoy the fact that at least THIS player defection hasn't been so traumatic so far?
     
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    I never jumped on the Givens bandwagon when he was here so I won't be too harsh on him leaving either. To be honest, I never saw in him what others saw in him.

    I felt he was a big, decently fast receiver who could create some space in the middle for the other guys. He can't run all the routes and he was never much good after catching over the middle.

    I always had him as our #3 with Branch our #1. I never felt that we had a legit #2. Only Branch's quickness and intelligence made him into a #2.

    i don't see him anywhere near as good as Gabriel overall and nowhere near the talent Jackson has. he had little to no seperation on plays today...he really never had much here either...he had Brady throwing to him pure and simple.

    Hope he enjoys his money...when he gets cut he'll become one of those 1 mill and 1.5 mil players...because that's all he is.
     
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    Here's what I think: Ef' him.
     
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    Puffy was right, it's all about the benjis.
     

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