Welcome to PatsFans.com

We Need a Deep Threat

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by ahmed, Oct 24, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ahmed

    ahmed Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Messages:
    749
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    I thought last week it might have been the Ravens defense but we definitely need a deep threat. Why not use Tate more often, at least make him run deep once in a while? Defenses don't respect the deep threat anymore and this means a shorter field for the offense.

    I know we won, though it was way closer than it should have been but think about it. We will not always have 4 turnovers. Last 2 defenses have been playing us really close to the line and they won't stop as long as we don't show them we can pass deep.
  2. TriplecHamp

    TriplecHamp Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    5,448
    Likes Received:
    23
    Ratings:
    +50 / 1 / -0

    #24 Jersey

    Tate is having trouble getting separation but give it some time. I did think it was early to call him a deep threat when he had caught what, 11 passes in his short career?
  3. reflexblue

    reflexblue PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Messages:
    17,244
    Likes Received:
    13
    Ratings:
    +21 / 3 / -0

    #91 Jersey

    Maybe we can get somebody like Randy Moss :rolleyes:
  4. I Augustus

    I Augustus Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Messages:
    253
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    No,we need a new LT.Matt Light is becomining a garbage.
  5. WhiteWesWelker88

    WhiteWesWelker88 Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    862
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    His name is A.J. Green......



    but dude... he is still in college:(
  6. MassPats38

    MassPats38 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    Messages:
    1,989
    Likes Received:
    17
    Ratings:
    +34 / 1 / -0

    #87 Jersey

    Brady was getting thrashed for most of the game and started seeing success with quick dump offs. Exactly how would a deep threat have changed that result?

    It kind of resembled the Giants defense in the Super Bowl, and the Pats had a deep threat then. The Chargers were simply getting to Brady too quickly for routes to develop.
  7. ahmed

    ahmed Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Messages:
    749
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    I am not going to cry over spilled milk but are you honestly saying that you don't notice defenses playing us much closer to the line the last two games?
  8. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    20,447
    Likes Received:
    95
    Ratings:
    +225 / 17 / -2

    The FO has decided that a deep threat is unnecessary and that we are better off without one on the team.
  9. Dufflebagz

    Dufflebagz Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010
    Messages:
    1,573
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    you beat me to it
  10. mcsully

    mcsully Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,042
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +4 / 3 / -0

    Tate is game fast but not a long stridder like Moss..

    There was a conversation about a week ago on Sirius, (I believe) Press Coverage..
    Per a source, Tate only has 4.52 speed.. Not a deep threat!
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2010
  11. JackBauer

    JackBauer On the Roster

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Messages:
    15,749
    Likes Received:
    190
    Ratings:
    +345 / 6 / -7

    I am a big at a loss as to why they don't go to Tate more on offense.

    I haven't really focused on him, so I don't know if it's just a lack of separation, bad routes, or what.
  12. Brady_to_Moss

    Brady_to_Moss Revis Island is here PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2007
    Messages:
    17,166
    Likes Received:
    111
    Ratings:
    +266 / 4 / -1

    #95 Jersey

    Matt Light has got to go....If brady had more time...he could have gotten the ball down field
  13. PatsBoy12

    PatsBoy12 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Messages:
    6,290
    Likes Received:
    14
    Ratings:
    +35 / 0 / -0

    The Chargers were tough before, during, and after Moss. The issues today had nothing to do with a perceived lack of a deep threat. The D-Line and linebackers for the Chargers played out of their minds and were all over Brady before any plays could develop. They consistently pushed the O-Line back on running and passing plays. Moss, or any other deep threat, would not have solved that problem.

    You're correct. Tate is not as fast as everyone thinks.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2010
  14. Joker

    Joker PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2004
    Messages:
    16,576
    Likes Received:
    325
    Ratings:
    +725 / 14 / -12

    Light looked five years past retired out there today....hopefully, it was the laid backness of SD that had him all kewl and stoned looking and crap because if THIS continues, Hoyer will be starting in a few weeks.
  15. mcsully

    mcsully Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,042
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +4 / 3 / -0

    Koppen and Light need to be replaced next year.. No question about it..

    & that's not disrespect.. They are on the wrong side of 30 and they've played a lot of regular season games and playoff games.. Just wear and tear
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2010
  16. WelshPat

    WelshPat Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    826
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    That source is bad, Tate has some wheels.

    It's not speed thats his problem anyway, he hasn't shown that he can consistantly catch the football.
  17. PatsBoy12

    PatsBoy12 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Messages:
    6,290
    Likes Received:
    14
    Ratings:
    +35 / 0 / -0

    I agree. I thank them both for what they meant to the team, but there seems to be too much wear at this point. When Light wasn't getting pushed back, his man was running around him. The line has looked really good all season, however. This was the first game where the opposition made them look absolutely terrible.
  18. crowell33

    crowell33 Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    2,536
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Actually the source is good. Tate can get to top speed almost instantly which is what makes him so special but his 40 time is average.
  19. glm

    glm Rookie

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Messages:
    773
    Likes Received:
    4
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0 / -0

    Just like to point out that with Moss Brady has:
    69.7 cmp%
    7.5 Y/A
    9 TDs
    2 Ints
    109.0 QBR

    Without:
    60.5 cmp%
    5.9 Y/A
    2 TDs
    2 Ints
    75.1 QBR
  20. crowell33

    crowell33 Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    2,536
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    If your just looking at 40 times, Taylor Price is our fastest WR. I believe he was the 2nd or 3rd fastest WR/RB at the combine.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>