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  1. mgteich

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    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.
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    2 and either 4 or 5
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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.
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    Yes, if Grankowsi is injured, or stubs a toe, we will look very stupid for not suting up another tight end.

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    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 ....
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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.
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    Believe it or not, there are still some spread offense plays in the playbook that don't include 2+ TE.
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    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.
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    Very true. I'm actually much more worried about the D. I think Ocho Cinco will fill in for some the TE drop off.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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    Who are the Bills 3rd and 4th CB? Line up with 3 & 4 WR's, spread them out and (hopefully) Taylor Price has a big game :D
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    Sorry my friend but Price was downgraded to OUT last night.

    Maybe it's being done to mess with the Bills? The Pats have had great success with Gronk and Hernandez on the field so now they might be wondering, (like us) "what are they going to do with only 1 TE?"
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    Oh that sucks :bricks:

    So who is left for this game? Welker, Ochocinco, Edelman, Gronk & Branch?

    EDIT
    Oh wait there's Slater too
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    Slater is not trivial. If nothing else, he can drag a CB with him and turn the rest of the offense into 10-on-10. Also, I presume he's one of our best-blocking WRs, which matters in a game where we're light on TEs.
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    It feels like we're taking a big risk here on a divisional game.

    But BB knows more than we.

    Go Pats!
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    Today is really troubling.....

    Only one TE, no back-up tackle, already playing with a back-up Center, no Hanyesworth, Hernandez, Chung, Vollmer, ouch that's missing 6% of your starters!

    Serioulsy the aPats play alot of 2 TEs, I thought SOlder played well as the third TE, but he is going to have to play RT. I'm guesssing that we might see alot of Dane Fletcher at TE.

    Chung is a big giant missing part, the Pats better find some sort of pass rush today ot they could be in serious trouble.

    On the other hand, if they win today they will be 2-0 in the division with only one division road game left for the whole year!
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    Pretty sure that this was gameplanned for early on, and he is compensating somehow..

    My biggest concern is the lack of O line depth..

    Do not think he is trying to "mess" with anyone, just trying to field a mentally tough team who can win this game..
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    I "liked" this, but I don't like it.....
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    Solder will be playing TE2.
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