Why Are We Suiting Up Only One TE?

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  1. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    There is more than one option.

    1) Dan Grankowski is not even good enough to be an emergency backup.

    2) Dan Grankowski is injured.

    3) Mills isn't useful as a blocker, and we are better off activating a better Special Team against Buffalo.

    4) Mills isn't ready to contribute.

    5) The game plan against Buffalo wouldn't use more than one TE much in any case, so why bother activating a TE.
  2. Sciz

    Sciz PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    2 and either 4 or 5
  3. Patjew

    Patjew PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    BB is taking some big ******* chances this game. He could end up looking like an idiot depending on what happens at S and TE.
  4. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    Yes, if Grankowsi is injured, or stubs a toe, we will look very stupid for not suting up another tight end.

  5. Joker

    Joker PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    I get a weird deja vu feeling about this game....reminds me sort of the lead up to the Buffalo game when Milloy was cut that week ....
  6. patfanken

    patfanken Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Given that a majority of the time the offense has had 2 TEs on the field, it would on the surface seem to be very strange to go into Buffalo with only ONE TE. This is especially curious when you think that they won't have Solder to play blocking TE either. BTW it was mentioned on Patriots all access, that Solder played 18 snaps last week at TE.

    I think Dan Gronk would have been kept if he had been healthy. However with him out and the situation at Safety the Pats need to open a roster spot and add another body in the secondary/ Personally I would have preferred to see the CB get the spot but that's just me.

    BB evidently believes that the 4th S will have a bigger impact on the team as a whole than bringing up Mills to fill Hernandez's role. It could mean that BB is more confident that Ocho is ready to contribute...or perhaps Price. Maybe this week is the week he'll be activated.

    Perhaps we should have a pool on which OLman is going to be the OTHER TE, because we WILL use. one Also, who is backing up ANY of the OLmen.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2011
  7. Gunnails

    Gunnails In the Starting Line-Up

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    BB has something special planned, something totally different. Of course I have no way of knowing that, still,,,, Looking forward to the Bills Vs Pats, can't wait.
  8. strngplyr

    strngplyr In the Starting Line-Up

    Believe it or not, there are still some spread offense plays in the playbook that don't include 2+ TE.
  9. CityOfChampions

    CityOfChampions Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    You guys are all making me nervous for tomorrow!
  10. NEPatriot

    NEPatriot Banned

    I agree with you. The injuries are only exacerbating my worry. 1 TE, light across both lines and in the secondary. Of all weeks, we need the O to light 'em up. If we come out flat or turn the ball over it's going to be a long afternoon.
  11. Joker

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  12. NEPatriot

    NEPatriot Banned

    Very true. I'm actually much more worried about the D. I think Ocho Cinco will fill in for some the TE drop off.
  13. Patspsycho

    Patspsycho Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    That was my first thought- that one of the OL will double as the TE, but we are too thin there (only two backups). I think we may go with extensive use of the FB/HB (Ridley) over putting in an extra OL.
  14. NEPatriot

    NEPatriot Banned

    It's good to have company!
  15. andrewgarrr

    andrewgarrr Banned

    Solder = TE
  16. Patspsycho

    Patspsycho Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    He's starting at RT.
  17. denverpatsfan

    denverpatsfan PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    This team changes the game plan every week. I'm thinking they run the ball this week. If that doesn't work then Ocho better step up.
  18. Sciz

    Sciz PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Wouldn't be a bad time to test out the old 2007, 3-wide gameplan. If Ochocinco is up to the task, it could definitely work out.
  19. Ice_Ice_Brady

    Ice_Ice_Brady In the Starting Line-Up

    The gameplan will probably call for a lot more BJGE and Woodhead (and perhaps even Ridley) than the last two games. Miami and SD have always been tough to run against. Last year the Pats ran through the Bills with ease.


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    I think whichever RB combo has more success will win this game,that means Woodhead/BJGE vs. Spiller/Jackson duel more than Brady Vs. Kirkpatrick

    I can see both teams with 120+ yards rushing in this game and a ground based game that moves the clock fast.
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