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What midseason moves will the Patriots make?

  1. Release Chad Ochocinco

    11 vote(s)
    12.8%
  2. Release Albert Haynesworth

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  3. Activate Ron Brace or Brandon Deaderick

    55 vote(s)
    64.0%
  4. Activate Marcus Cannon

    30 vote(s)
    34.9%
  5. Trade for LB Aaron Curry

    6 vote(s)
    7.0%
  6. Other

    16 vote(s)
    18.6%
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  1. cstjohn17

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    The BYE is almost here, and soon PUP players will be eligible.

    What tweaks to the roster do the Patriots have in store.... inquiring minds want to know.
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    fire the defensive coordinator .. oh wait :cool:
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    Sounds like the Eagles to me! :rolleyes:
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    Trade for Ed Reed.
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    Would be more interesting if the poll were public.
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    Wow, lots of Chad hate. He's still the #3 WR, and has a much higher ceiling later this year than anybody you'd replace him with.

    I think we'll just see the PUP guys activated. If Bill was serious about adding more 3-4 as the season goes on, then Deaderick and Brace come at a great time. I don't know that Cannon will be activated for sure, but whenever this is an action taken on him, it will tell us a lot.
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    Cut Taylor Price. The guy can't beat out a crappy Ocho, inconsistent Branch, or injury prone Edelman. Waste of a roster spot.
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    Trade a 2nd and 3rd round pick for Dwayne Bowe to get a prime stud BIG # 1 WR, KC is probably looking to get rid of him since they might lose him to free agency. With Bowe, we will be unstoppable in the Red Zone.
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    I have two huge arguments against this:
    1. Randy Moss (offense is better with agile route-runners as opposed to big WRs)
    2. Chad Ochocinco (this offense takes lots of time to learn)
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    Other than potentially activating one or more of the PUP players, none of the above.
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    That second point is bull. Gronkowski, Hernandez, Gronkowski, Moss, Weller, and Branch 2.0 all came on this team and had immediate impacts. Good players find the field and produce. People that are waiting for Ocho to "learn the offense" are grasping at straws.
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    Not really. You can see it simply by watching him on the field.
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    Every player you list, except 85, had at least the benefit of an entire offseason to learn the offense (and Branch 2.0 had several years with Brady already).
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    Who in their right mind, after watching the Jets game, would advocate releasing Haynesworth?
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    Every player you mentioned had months to learn the offense before the training camp. None of them showed up the first day of training camp and were asked to learn the playbook on the fly. All had months to have one on one sessions with Brady and O'Brien/McDaniels, etc.

    The only comprehible comparison of a player who had a similiar experience as OchoCinco and stuck with the team was Jabar Gaffney and he sucked for the first 10 games he was here. Gaffney had 11 catches for 142 yards and a TD in his first 10 games. Ochocinco has 9 catches for 136 yards in 5 games.
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    i'm certainly NOT a big Ocho fan...but with Brady having SO MANY targets, and Branch/Welker being his binkies, I hardly think Ocho is a drag on the offense....Gronk and Hernandez also get their share....If Ocho is open, Brady gets him the ball.....Chad has to settle into this offense and a few more games and he may turn the corner.......Price is a future WR when Branch/Ocho are gone (If he actually is any good as he hasn't seen any action to speak of).....BB hasn't cut him yet, so he must have value.....

    Nice to have so much depth on offense....:rocker:
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    Gronkowski, Hernandez, Moss, and Welker all had from April to September to learn the playbook. Branch already knew all the terminology from his earlier time as a Patriot. Ochocinco came in about three months later than any of those guys did. Even if we assume Bowe is a quicker learner than Ochocinco and benefits from playing in a similar scheme in KC, he's not going to be putting up 100 yard games for at least two months.
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    1. Ocho isn't as talented as Moss or Welker was in 2007.
    2. All of those guys, except Branch, joined the team in April. They had a head start of *months*, and while you seem to think that that doesn't matter, Belichick himself obviously disagrees. He wouldn't have simplified the defense if he didn't.
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    To all the people sippin' the kool-aid that quoted me:

    If you guys are right, why the hell would trade for an old reciever in an shortened off season if its going to take him atleast a year to learn the Playbook? Ocho is either a bad player or a bad trade.
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    It seems to me that the offense is doing just fine; it's the defense that needs lot of work. Doing anything with wide receivers will be next to irrelevant to how the team fares over this season.
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