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Zach Sudfeld had a solid game vs NO (I wish he was still NE's #2 TE)

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    4 targets 2 rec 46 yards

    Nothing major, but I was watching him play and he really looked good running routes. If he had a better QB throwing him passes (like, um, TFB), I think you'd really have a nice #2 TE by year's end. I really think the Pats got rid of this kid too early. I know his first two games sucked in NE, but you cannot expect much from an un-drafted rookie so early.

    He could be used, too; now the the Pats are limiting Gronk's reps. It would be really nice to plug in a moderate receiving threat like Sudfeld. Hoo-man doesn't even get covered when he runs a route.
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    I was at the game (my mom is a huge Jet fan so took her to the game), and yes Sudfeld looked very good, BUT Salas looked even better. I wish the Pats had shown some patience with both, I really think they both have a ton of talent and will become good NFL players. Oh well, teams make mistakes, look at Welker and Amendola, both undrafted, cut by several teams, and both very good receivers.
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    Wow! We're talking Hooman like numbers there.
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    we are stacked at that position no need to hoard unnecessary pieces. I'm glad he's getting playtime elsewhere, probably wouldnt have seent he field if he stayed here
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    And this is bad because......
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    I was also intrigued with his size and agility. However, many TEs are about that height, but stronger.

    Handing over two receptions to the defense might be an indicator of why he was let go. There are few unimpeded caches in the NFL. If this guy's soft it will override what ability he has.
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    With all of the injuries this team has had there is no room for a developmental TE on the roster. Sudfield has a lot of potential but it is still only potential. He needs an offseason to get stronger and more consistent. There really wasn't much of a choice but to try and sneak him onto the practice squad.
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    I think we should have held onto him a little longer (maybe a redshirt season) but we're talking about 2 catches here.
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    I really wish we drafted that Ware kid a few years ago .. Demarcus I think his first name is .. :cool:
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    I simply do not know what to say about this :confused: :eek:
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    Hooman's also a very good blocking TE, while Sudfeld looked like a matador in pads.
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    A guy like Sudfeld showed promise, and when they tried to sneak him to the practice squad the Jets jumped on him...

    You can only protect so many players, some think this is why Boyce and a few others are still on the team, maybe not for today, but for tomorrow. Can only "redshirt" a few of them.
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    25 yards came on a wildcat/trick play on a pass from Cribbs. With Cumberland out, Sudfeld was their #1 tight end, and in outside of that play, he had one catch.

    On the season, he has a grand total of four catches.

    I'd say he's exactly where he was when the Pats let him go. Young, undeveloped, and if weren't so raw, there's no way he'd be on an NFL roster.

    I knew when I saw that catch that someone would start a thread about how they wish he still in NE.
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    not enough room for him like others posted


    If gronk stays healthy...he will do what he did yesterday plenty of times this year and years to come
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    I have to laugh, because when Sudfeld was on the New England roster this forum was full of people saying that the Patriots needed to cut him ASAP ... and once that happened, sure as the sun rises in the east, there is a thread bemoaning his release.
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    His two catches were on a pass by a WR and on a rub play that got him uncovered. He didn't really do anything well on either of those catches. Well, except catch the ball. That was also an issue in NE.
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    He also ran well after each catch, as did Salas.
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    I'm glad the kid had a couple of catches, but I really struggle with the notion that any of us, who haven't seen a single practice, haven't graded coach's tape, and really can't evaluate contributions on specials teams are in any position to question teams personnel decisions.
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    He can't block worth a damn, he was running poor routes, and he couldn't catch the ball.



    Why, exactly, should the Patriots have kept him around when they were desperately searching for offensive help? While understanding that BB is not perfect and makes his fair share of mistakes, here's all you need to know about Suds, to this point in his career:


    After looking at Suds play actual NFL games for weeks, Bill Belichick decided that Matt Mulligan was a better fit for the team than Zach Sudfeld.
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    Hooman is better.
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    And neither are good enough to belong on this roster.
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    I noticed your newer so couple things to catch you up:

    1. Aaron Hernandez is accused of murdering his friend, he is currently being held without bail and we released him 2 hours after his arrest.
    2. Jake Ballard was unable to return from microfracture surgery and was cut at the end of the preseason; he is still limping out of the locker room.
    3. Daniel Fells suffered a concussion and was also cut at the end of the preseason.
    4. Rob Gronkowski missed the first 6 games of the season before returning 3 weeks ago, he has played very well but is still working his way back so he has only played 60.77% of the offensive snaps.

    Sudfeld probably isn’t much more than a JAG in my opinion so I am for one am not that upset that he is not here, but to say we’re stacked at tight end is drastically overstated.
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    Not me; I said to cut him and I stand by it. The guy has 4 receptions for 56 yards this season. He was a UDFA who bobbled a perfect pass before reeling in the touchdown in week 2 of the preseason and everyone thought he was sent to us to make up for the Hernandez debacle. The reality is he went undrafted for a reason and was not prepared to help this team win this season, he likely fits better on a team with a rookie QB where he can catch the occasional pass on a trick play.
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    He could very well end up being a good starting TE in the NFL sometime. He won't be the first or last released Patriots player to do well, if he does. Doesn't mean that he was a good fit for the team at the time of his release.

    But I don't remember on tear being shed on this site when he was cut. I also don't see any "we should have drafted ________ instead of Dobson" threads this week as we had the past 3 weeks.

    Sometimes the rear view mirror gets foggy.
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    I guess we paid them back for the use of Danny Woodhead. Let's call it even.
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    Yet, he has not set the world on fire as a receiver, hence my post.
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    We gave up on Sudfeld way too fast.

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