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Jon Jones is much better than Jack Jones at covering a lightning-quick shifty guy. Remember Jon shutting down Tyreek Hill? And Jon found DD to be a handful as well. So Jack would have no chance.
Keep your Jones' straight.
Well that is good to hear, but I did not see Jon Jones at Training Camp (because he was sidelined) so I cannot make an evaluation. So, OK, I should have qualified my bold statement and said that Jack Jones was the best CB on the field. Of course I only have a peephole into the on-field stuff, and, I believe that Training Camp is sort just for show and thus is a peephole itself. The Real Stuff happens behind closed doors; Training Camp is for the kids and the media which is OK; I certainly enjoy it.

BTW, I was the First Guy here to declare Demario Douglas as my binky, well before most of the media caught on....OK, OK, I am sure that someone else here binki-fied him well before me, but I was ahead of the curve, based solely on what I saw eight days ago at camp
 
You mean like when you wanted Bledsoe over the noodle armed QB 6th round pick who replaced him? But I guess you were right, the best the game manager could ever hope for was to hold a clipboard for the # 1 overall pick with the cannon arm. And you were also right that you could do a better job running the Patriots than Belichick could.

I sure hope Douglas isn’t as bad as those two turned out to be.
Delusional.

You have had too many bud lights.
 
Well that is good to hear, but I did not see Jon Jones at Training Camp (because he was sidelined) so I cannot make an evaluation. So, OK, I should have qualified my bold statement and said that Jack Jones was the best CB on the field. Of course I only have a peephole into the on-field stuff, and, I believe that Training Camp is sort just for show and thus is a peephole itself. The Real Stuff happens behind closed doors; Training Camp is for the kids and the media which is OK; I certainly enjoy it.

BTW, I was the First Guy here to declare Demario Douglas as my binky, well before most of the media caught on....OK, OK, I am sure that someone else here binki-fied him well before me, but I was ahead of the curve, based solely on what I saw eight days ago at camp
Jon Jones has sat out a bunch of practices so not surprising you didn't see him
 
So are we going to see a lot of Douglas in the preseason games or is BB going to do the Rope-A-Dope like Parcells did Dave Meggett? For all of you young pups, Parcells held out his super-quick, jitterbug slot receiver/return specialist Dave Meggett in the last game of the pre-season and sprung him on the Redskins in the season opener. Surprise!
He was on the field, but as far as I can tell, he was not targeted (except for catching a punt while I held my breath). So was it a Rope-a-Dope or was BB just trying to protect the starters? The latter I assume, and I am good with that. Why get him banged up in the preseason.
 
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Kind of amazing that Douglas has shown so much so far that they didn't give him many reps (2?) in the preseason game.

Dare we hope this kid is for real?

Gonzo, White, and Douglas (if this is true) ALONE would be a decent draft. I don't see how anyone could watch the game last night, pre-season or not, and not think White and Gonzo will be important players this year.
 
Kind of amazing that Douglas has shown so much so far that they didn't give him many reps (2?) in the preseason game.

Dare we hope this kid is for real?

Gonzo, White, and Douglas (if this is true) ALONE would be a decent draft. I don't see how anyone could watch the game last night, pre-season or not, and not think White and Gonzo will be important players this year.

It was also a big need, I would have been happy with Zay Flowers in the first because I believe that they needed this role filled, as it’s been missing since Edelman retired. It sounds like Douglas can give them the quick release valve, but it remains to be seen if Jones can exploit it.
 
The WR Group may be the most interesting to see how it is handled during cutdowns. Boutte, Douglas and Thornton as must keep on the roster, How BB juggles this will be fascinating. These guys can be the 3 WR starters going forward. IMO they can keep Cunningham as a developmental project.
Not ready to bail on Thornton yet. He may never be a high % receiver however downfield passes are never as high a % play as short passes but keep the D honest so the underneath stuff is more effective.
 
You're mostly right- note I said mostly.
but there were a couple plays where JJ was by himself,no dmac help and he stopped him. Not saying hed do it every time,theres no one in the nfl who can do that. Jon was also above average playing #1 outside cb last year. Diggs was about the only guy who gave him trouble. But even with the best cbs theres always that one wr that gives them trouble. My point was Jon is the best we have at covering the superquick shifty guys. And that is DD in a nutshell


Yeah, DB's do have that player that beats them. wasn't Brandon Lloyd a weird weakness of Revis'?
 
Took Edelman until his second contract to be seen as a top option in the Patriots passing game, though. In his first four seasons he averaged 178 yards per year, he hung on due to his punt return skills more than anything.
Because he was behind Welker. Revisit what the did at the end of his rookie season when he had to step in for Welker for the last two games of the season. 16 catches for 147 yards. His last TWO games. One of which was a playoff game. He hung on because they knew he was going to be good.
 
He was on the field, but as far as I can tell, he was not targeted (except for catching a punt while I held my breath). So was it a Rope-a-Dope or was BB just trying to protect the starters? The latter I assume, and I am good with that. Why get him banged up in the preseason.
2 snaps.
 
Because he was behind Welker. Revisit what the did at the end of his rookie season when he had to step in for Welker for the last two games of the season. 16 catches for 147 yards. His last TWO games. One of which was a playoff game. He hung on because they knew he was going to be good.
They knew he was going to be a good receiver so much they immediately signed Amendola for that role after Welker walked and even after Edelman had a breakout 2013 they let him hit FA and only brought him back after he took a visit with the 49ers and didn't get any big money offers. He forced the Patriots' hand, but nothing was given to him and they absolutely did not operate as if he were Welker's heir apparent in the slot. This is revisionist history.
 
Because he was behind Welker. Revisit what the did at the end of his rookie season when he had to step in for Welker for the last two games of the season. 16 catches for 147 yards. His last TWO games. One of which was a playoff game. He hung on because they knew he was going to be good.
They let him go on free agent visits before resigning.
 
Kind of amazing that Douglas has shown so much so far that they didn't give him many reps (2?) in the preseason game.
It says more that they didn't give him a lot of reps.

BB wasn't lying when he said guys who got the most reps in practice wouldn't play, that meant most starters.

Thornton played because he missed a lot of reps with soft tissue injury, he needed the reps.

IMO Parker, Juju, Bourne, Thornton and Douglas are the only locks so far at WR.

It's up to the rest of the guys to prove they deserve a spot over these guys, or that the team can save money by rostering them instead.
 


“’Pop’ Douglas, sixth-round pick, and you’re like, ‘Well, what about that wide receivers room? Where does he fit in?’ Just keep an eye on him,” Schrager said. “Keep an eye on him. And now what’s the expectation? 100 catches? No. But if you’re gonna be watching the Patriots, just know that this guy, ‘Pop’ Douglas? He’s a part of the offensive game plan.

“They’ve been keeping him quiet a little bit. He’s had great practices. Maybe not a national name yet, certainly not being drafted in your fantasy leagues. But when you make the breakout players list, it doesn’t come from me just throwing stuff at the wall. This comes from intel inside every organization. ‘Pop’ Douglas makes the list at No. 5.”


Douglas was included with 2nd year first round pick Jahan Dotson & 2nd year second round picks Jalen Pitre & Cam Taylor-Britt. Alot of talk about the OL (rightfully so) but if Douglas is legit that can change the pats’ outlook this season IMO.
 


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