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  1. Slagathor

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    It could get even scarier.

    You could have Moss, Stall and Jackson stretching the field vertically and Welker in his usual slot spot.

    If Jackson is back to full health, Am I the only one that finds this scary?
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    Re: When the Pats go 4 wide.....

    let's wait and see jackson produce. he's got the physical tools but he needs to produce.
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    Re: When the Pats go 4 wide.....

    I think they are saving this for the Steelers.
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    Re: When the Pats go 4 wide.....

    I think they are making a good faith effort to get him on the active roster but might lock him down to IR. He had ACL surgery in January of this year. I can't imagine he is close to 100%.

    But after the stink he and his agent made about how they would file a grievance if he was IR'd earlier in the year, Pats are doing a little CYA on this one.
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    Re: When the Pats go 4 wide.....

    If CJ gets good, it will be the most unstoppable 4-some in NFL history.
    I do not think I'm exaggerating.
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    Re: When the Pats go 4 wide.....

    I really like the prospect of CJ and would be VERY disappointed if he gets IRed. Give him a shot and cut Gaffney with our sincere thanks.
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    Re: When the Pats go 4 wide.....

    Think Washington would be the one to go. CJ can play special teams and Gaffney is a proven performer on the big stage (See last year's playoffs).
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    Re: When the Pats go 4 wide.....

    I'm with you. I can't wait to see Jackson out there. It is truly scary to consider that he has the potential & talent to be the second best receiver on this team.
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    Re: When the Pats go 4 wide.....

    If Jackson produces, could that spell the end of Stallworth next season?
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    Re: When the Pats go 4 wide.....

    He doesn't even have to catch anything. He's just gotta run down field as fast and far as possibly, taking a corner or safety with him. We got other that can catch passes.
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    Re: When the Pats go 4 wide.....

    I don't think that Jackson would add value on the field at the same time as Moss and Stallworth, I think he would add value when used in a rotation. Imagine if you are a corner and you have to cover two barnburners who keep alternating and taking you deep all game. You will get tired.
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    Re: When the Pats go 4 wide.....

    Chad Jackson: 6'1 215lbs 40: 4.32
    Donte Stallworth: 6'0 200lbs 40: 4.19
    Randy Moss: 6'4 210lbs 40: 4.29


    That's frightening right there. Really is. Then you throw Welker in there, the little guy who is a bytch to cover, that's just scary right there.
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    Re: When the Pats go 4 wide.....

    It is.
    How the hell do you defend the run with that mess pulling the D apart downfield? What a dream team for Brady! And the O-line...the best in the business...
    Oh, and who covers the TE?
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    Re: When the Pats go 4 wide.....

    I hope no one's forgetting Ben Watson,
    4 wide, plus 1 TE
    Dizzamn
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    Re: When the Pats go 4 wide.....

    This would be almost uncoverable. AT LEAST one of them has to be in single coverage, not good the the other team.
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    Re: When the Pats go 4 wide.....

    i believe so, yes...and i wouldnt mind the cap space either
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    Guys, in case you haven't noticed, if you line up inside which is what you would have to do in a 4 wide spread, speed is not all that important. Look at how much Welker is contributing and I would love to see his 40 next to CJ's. I honestly don't think CJ brings anything at all to this team except to spell Donte and figure out if we should resign him. I completely agree with xxMarkd400x
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    Re: When the Pats go 4 wide.....

    Not true. You could only rush 2 at the LOS and keep 9 in coverage. I think Belichick himself has called this before... I'm sure I've seen 8 DBs against the Colts in some previous game.
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    Re: When the Pats go 4 wide.....

    If you have a TE plus 4 wide who's doing the running that needs to be defended? Brady?

    You simply drop 8 or 9 in coverage, and only allow the underneath routes. It can be defended.
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    Just because Welker is not a burner does not mean speed cannot be an asset in the slot. Moss has lined up in the slot this season. It's all about utilization.
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