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Why hasn't Jeremy Ebert been activated from the Practice Squad ?

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  1. scott99

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    Obviously we are in dire need of WR help. Ebert was here during training camp, played a few preseason games, even scored a TD. So he knows the offense. Lets get him in there ! I'm sure he's not as rusty as Stallworth.
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    They see him every day and chose Stallworth. They can still activate him off the PS by the weekend if they think he can help. If they don't it will be because they don't. He can still get whatever reps they want him to get as a PS player.
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    1. If they want him on the roster, they don't have to reveal that until much later in the week. He'll still get to practice normally.

    2. Even though Ebert was with the Pats in training camp and has been on the practice squad, he's played more with Hoyer and Mallett, while Stallworth has a lot more experience with Brady. We all know how important that is.

    3. The Pats just had Stallworth in for a workout last week, so they are obviously okay with his level of rustiness. And it's not like these free agents are sitting on the couch all day. They still work out, and I'm sure Stallworth has been running routes and having guys throw to him.
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    It might be due to the fact that he sucks right now.
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    The next addition at WR will be Branch or Gaffney when healthy.
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    The extra roster spot is for Bolden who received a roster exception for his suspension.
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    I think they'll end up signing somebody tomorrow and then cut someone on Monday to add Bolden. It's not like Belichick to waste a roster spot when he could be getting an extra guy some practice reps.
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    Because he's not that good.
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    Like Brady in 2000 ? Only 1 for 3 passing. It really is tough to tell if someone is good or not, if they've never been given a chance. Lets wait to call someone bad, until they've been given a chance to prove themselves.
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    Except Brady showed them something on the practice field. The team has had plenty of opportunities to sign Ebert and haven't.
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    Ebert has had plenty of chances to prove himself. It's called practice.
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    And Sciz, I'm sure you've been at all the Pat's practices and noted that he sucks ?
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    OK, then do the same for Stallworth.

    And just because Brady made good, doesn't mean every scrub should be afforded the same opportunity. Brady made it so the team was unable to cut him. Ebert was unimpressive in TC, I wouldn't get your hopes up.
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    I'd tend to agree with your last sentence, BUT they did bring him back. They must like him for some reason. Lets not forget, Edelman was a 7th round pick, and played QB in college. Ebert was a very productive receiver in college.
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    I thought Ebert was a very good college WR, I watch a lot of Big 10 football, his problem is that he is what they already had in Welker and Edelman. Ebert was a go to guy in college. He was going to have a hard time making this team out of camp, especially considering that Edelman was an ascending player offensively who was a very productive special teams player. Ebert has the speed and quickness to become a factor now that he's got another shot he needs to put in the work.
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    Maybe let the coach decide and the scrubs keep working until one day they might prove good enough to play in the NFL?
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    I hate to pass judgement on a kid we barely saw play. But for me, the fact that the team didn't even bother to sign Ebert to their practice squad after final cuts says something about their opinion of him.
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    That is not what I am contending nor what you are arguing against. My point is that he's had plenty of practices to show what he can do, and getting to play in a game isn't the difference between having and not having the chance to prove himself.
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    Unless he is not ready to play vs. Houston, in which case he can stay on the roster exempt status until Tuesday, leaving the open spot for Ebert or perhaps Branch, if he's healed up. Then someone else would have to be cut on Tuesday though.
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    The Pats added Talib to the roster before they needed to. I think that adding Bolden would actually be a good thing. Let him pound the rock with Ridley, Vereen and Woodhead. Tire out Houston's D-line and then pound it some more. That is one of the better ways to neutralize Houston's pass rush.

    When the Pats were alternating Ridley and Bolden, Ridley still got 15+ carries and Bolden was putting up 5.4 YPC..

    In fact, I just realized that Houston is pretty thin at LBer since Brooks Reed and Bradie James are both out and they lost Cushing earlier in the year. Yes, Tim Dobbins is playing well, but he's more of a coverage guy than a run stopping LB.
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