Wes Welker to miss opener?

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  1. DynastyDriven

    DynastyDriven On the Game Day Roster

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    Sam Aiken, Jabar Gaffney, Chad Jackson, C.J. Jones, Randy Moss, Ray Ventrone, Kelley Washington, Wes Welker

    Quick hit: Ventrone and Jones scrap their way onto the roster in surprising fashion, with Ventrone's all-around play providing added value and Jones' speed on special teams helping his cause. The extra bodies could be a sign that Wes Welker (ribs) won't be ready for the opener.

    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces
     
  2. Patriotis

    Patriotis Practice Squad Player

    Aiken and Washington are strictly special teams guys, so that brings us down to 6. CJ Jones also can Punt and Kick return and Ventrone is an all around football player. So maybe not as high as it looks, maybe BB kept the best players regardless of what position we think they play.
     
  3. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Could be - but with Faulk out it could be they want CJ Jones around to help on returns in addition to taking Welker off punt returns for a week. They could then cut CJ and maybe re-sign to PS. What Reiss said is possible but certainly no more than speculation.
     
  4. PatsFan37

    PatsFan37 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    It's a long season and Welker is one of the more valuable offensive players. They'll be cautious with him. Faulk's suspension gives them a roster spot for a week. I only hope Jones can learn to make good decisions with the ball.
     
  5. Another brilliant move by Bill Belicheck to put Welker on punt return duties in a meaningless pre-season game.
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2008
  6. MrBigglesWorth

    MrBigglesWorth Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    with both Welker and Faulk out it appears that Brady has no safety valve to just dump the ball off. He might use Lamont Jordan, but I think this is a huge opportunity for Ventrone to be that guy on underneath routes and get YAC.

    I hope the Pats utlize him
     
  7. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I really hope the kid stays ... he has some serious athletic ability...I'm anxious to see what coaching will do for him.
     
  8. MrBigglesWorth

    MrBigglesWorth Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    how fast is he? he had some good catches, he has the case of the dropsies tho
     
  9. BPF

    BPF In the Starting Line-Up

    Good point.
     
  10. mojocaster.com

    mojocaster.com Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    2 words for you: Lamont Jordan.
     
  11. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I like CJ, he just makes too many mistakes. With all the WR we kept I think he'll be the one to go but will get a job on our PS if unclaimed.
     
  12. PatsFan24

    PatsFan24 In the Starting Line-Up

    maybe you should call bob kraft and tell him you can do a better job
     
  13. MrBigglesWorth

    MrBigglesWorth Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal


    what????????


    we call that plagiarism here:mad:
     
  14. Patriotis

    Patriotis Practice Squad Player

    Another no so smart comment by you and it's Belichick. 3 SB rings buddy and no other coach I would rather have. Welker needed the work since he had missed all of camp till that week and it's football so injuries are a part of the game.
     
  15. PatsFan24

    PatsFan24 In the Starting Line-Up

    you have to understand that he is a poster on a message board, he must know more about football than people who have dedicated their lives to playing and coaching it
     
  16. BPF

    BPF In the Starting Line-Up

    Of course he does:)
     
  17. mojocaster.com

    mojocaster.com Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    No, we don't.

    You said "we might" use him. My answer to you was, no might about it, we *will* use him.

    If you're gonna call people names, please make sure you understand the grammar of your own language. Because English is my third language, and it would appear that I understand those nuances better than you do. :rolleyes::singing::eek::D
     
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