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  1. Reckedtrek

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    After 3 games, it's pretty safe to say that Galloway and Brady are not in sync. To be fair, Brady is still finding his rhythm, and this is their first season together, but maybe they just aren't a great match. Maybe it's just a chemistry or a communication thing, but I think most would consider Galloway's performance so far to be not what they expected and/or hoped for when he signed.

    The image from today's game of Brady letting go of some major steam on the sideline while Galloway is standing with his back to TB with his hands on his hips and looking annoyed says quite alot, I think. It made me uncomfortable to look at.

    So here's my question- How many more weeks do you think BB (and maybe TB) will give Galloway to get in sync with the offense, and if he doesn't, do you think they'll take Nunn from the practice squad and put him on the 53? Maybe I'm just expecting too much from Galloway, and it's just a part of the entire offense finding it's identity and rhythm? At this point, I think I'd take Jabar back over Galloway. Nunn showed some nice potential in the preseason, and I wonder if it won't be too long before BB decides to see how he does in the regular season.
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    I miss Greg Lewis, who certainly looked better than Galloway, in his game :mad:
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    Galloway is routinely getting open. For whatever reason, he is dropping balls, stepping out of the end zone, and doing all sorts of other stupid things. All these things, however, are correctable. When he corrects them, I think we will forget all about far lesser talents like Nunn, Gaffney, and Greg Lewis.
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    I think the learning curve is too much for him.
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    Well, he hasn't done a very good job of correcting these issues so far. How long do you think he'll take to learn not to do "stupid things". I don't see BB giving him until week 14 just because he's Joey Galloway. BB has shown this year more than any other that he's not affraid to make a move to make the team better, despite who it affects. If Joey doesn't like it, i don't think BB really cares.
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    i dont believe brady was letting go of that steam just on Galloway....sure galloway dropped a very easy ball, but it was aiken who should have had a TD, and just stopped in mid route.....

    brady was just pissed in general b/c hes a competitor...

    now i doubt him and galloway are best buds, but i think they can make this work with a little bit more work....
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    id give him two more games, then make a change..i dont want galloway and brady pissed off at one another and tryn to work together on the field..need good rapport
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    Learning? He already knew how to CATCH a ball. :D
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    He seems to know the offense fine, he's just dropping balls. I'm telling you, he's getting open and he's going to hit a deep one soon.
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    I agree that TB's venting was probably about the passing offense in general, and probably a big part was TB being mad at himself, but I don't think Galloway would be too far down the list after that. I'm not saying TB is angry at JG personally, but maybe moreso that they just can't seem to connect and with the time they've put in to try to get it down and with TB being able to establish chemsitry with lesser receivers, I would think that is the main issue.
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    "a deep one" ??.... it better be more than just one... even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then.
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    Don't forget Tate. If he's healthy by week 7 or 9 and Galloway still isn't cuttin' it, he might well be the guy.
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    im quite anxious to c what tate will do for us next year or optimistically late this year
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    Really disappointed with Galloway to date. He's forgotten how to catch the ball. He's fast and all, but......

    Almost makes we wish to have Bethel back......:eek:
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    Not that bad, talk about a bad dream....

    Sooner or later Galloway will come around, he is a proven commodity.
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    Tate isn't seeing the field this year.

    And, aside from that miracle TD catch yesterday, Greg Lewis hasn't done anything in Minnesota that makes me wish we would have kept him instead of Galloway yet. I just don't think Galloway is used to a QB that fires the ball in there like Brady yet. Don't forget the QBs that he has played with throughout his career.
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    I'm all for cutting someone slack, but how intricate can this Offense be to a career professional Wide Receiver? Jabar Gaffney came in off the street in 2006 and was IMMEDIATELY productive. He showed why he was a first round pick. He just had been in an Offense where he was on the receiving end of passes from David Carr, which made everyone on the field look bad. Galloway hasn't been very productive in a while. Maybe he's lost it mentally, even though, by all accounts, his speed is still there.
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    Terrence Nunn is the new Bam Childress, alot of hype for nothing proved yet.. Granted Galloway has stuggled.. But Terrence Nunn is not the awnser...
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    I think Galloway lacks the courage to play in he Pats offense. He is severely limited as a receiver. He won't make catches between the numbers and he has no quick twitch.

    Keeping this guy over Lewis may have been a mistake. At least Lewis played ST.
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    I think you are right. Plus he hates crossing routes and he tends to let the ball come to him rather than attack it. The fact that he has been open is a great thing though- hopefully the other stuff will come.
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    Nunn hasn't been given a chance to show that he is the answer. Galloway has. Everything he has done so far shows that _he_ is clearly not the answer.

    Even if he does start pulling in more that 1-2 catches a game, is that someone you're going to want to count on in the 4th quarter in January? Hell no.

    Time to cut our losses and bring in a street FA or promote Nunn. The other option is to use more heavy TE formations (like we did later in the game Sunday) and keep him off the field until we absolutely need him as an injury replacement.
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    Galloways stepping out of bounds in the back of the EZ was a catch Gaffney would have made. Greg Lewis made a similar catch yesterday.

    Sometimes it looks like Galloway has never played WR before.
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    I think people are being overly critical of Galloway. Sure, he dropped a catchable ball yesterday but so too did Edelman and no one is calling for his head. Perhaps peoples expectations are inflated?

    And please stop with the ridiculous Gaffney comparisons. Galloway did in just 2 games what it took Gaffney 22 games to do ..... that is catch 5 balls in a game for the Pats.

    Galloway will be fine once the offense calls plays that work to his strength (ie downfield) and Brady can execute them. BB didn't bring Galloway in to be a possession receiver.
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    Yeah, that Galloway sure is tearing up the NFL with his 36% catch rate. FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | WIDE RECEIVERS 2009

    Galloway will be fine once he is no longer a focal point in the offense when Welker is back catching balls that Joey would drop.
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    Our expectations of new receivers are skewed a little bit because of Moss and Welker. Do we not remember how long it took Brady to get in-sync with Caldwell and Gaffney in '06? Even Stallworth started off slow with the '07 team catching 4 passes in the first 3 games.

    We can all see that Brady is not Brady right now as he is having a hard time connecting with all of his receivers. Let's all give Brady/Galloway some more time together as I think he Galloway will end up being better for this offense than Stallworth was in '07.
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    I'm not sure why this is so difficult for some people to grasp.

    Due to the injury to Welker, Galloway is being used as a possession receiver, in a way, that doesn't suit him and for which he wasn't brought in for. It would be like making Welker run deep post patterns all game long and complaining that he's a dud because he can't get open.

    Once Welker is back and catching balls underneath then Galloway can be free-up to be the deep threat opposite Moss that he was brought in for.
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    Galloway was a proven commodity. I was astonished when he caught

    the ball with one foot out of the endzone.
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    Exactly ... that was a mediocre play from Aiken.
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    I'm willing to be patient with Galloway. It's better he's making these mistakes now and not later on (if he is still 3rd on the depth chart at that point). Unless you truly think we would have won the Jets game with Gaffney or whatever, Galloway has not hurt us in the standings yet and that's all that matters until later in the season. He will come around...
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    The fact that he's getting open consistently is big imo. He has a similar style as Stallworth but Dante had trouble getting open. So there's reason to be optimistic.

    On the other hand, he's had 3 bad drops I can think of plus the mistake at the back of the ez yesterday, which is a lot of mistakes in 3 games. So he needs to shape up and concentrate better.

    A bigger problem so far has been TB's mistakes, but those will work themselves out after a few more games.

    Within a couple of weeks this offense is going to be 2007-type scary.
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