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  1. JayNM

    JayNM In the Starting Line-Up

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    Only one week ago he was probably told that he was needed on the team and then he semi-kinda did the team a favor by re-signing after being cut.

    Plus he's going from a Title contender to a team that if makes the play offs, it would be good season. Maybe DT really wanted a ring and this would be his last, best chance of getting it

    Id agree with you, since Ive learned a few posts ago, that going back to coach who gets him is a major plus. Maybe this did go through DT and wasn't just a Staff decision.

    I wish him well there.
     
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  2. IcyPatriot

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    You trade for the highest return ...
    Well unless you're the Steelers .....
     
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  3. bormio

    bormio In the Starting Line-Up

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    How many receivers that are used to seeing the most targets do people think we can play? I worry about Brown when he realizes that Jules is still going to see the most balls.
     
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    p8ryts Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    More likely an OL,, Bodine, Skipper or an outsider, Croston?
     
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    #52 - Bodine
    #53 - a veteran swing OT
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    So, basically, you would go with 7 OL's with no option to have an 8th active OT. There would be no inactive backups, just Practice Squad players.

    Wynn, Eleumanor, Karras, Mason, Thuney
    Game Day backups: Cunningham and Bodine
    inactive: Cannon

    Why would you have Obi on the active squad over say Skipper or Croston? Obi plays almost no ST's (25 reps for all of 2018). I say Skipper because, I would like to see a veteran OT added. Cunningham seems an OK #4 OT. I would prefer a veteran as the swing OT for the season.

     
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    All I know is that after Obi passed waivers there is no reason at all to elevate him to the active roster unless someone goes down. It doesn't look like anyone will try to sign him off the PS any time soon and even if they do the Pats can always try to sweeten his deal to keep him there (or sign him to the active roster if they feel that strongly).
     
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  7. p8ryts

    p8ryts Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    BB must figure he's done.
     
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    Favor ? He got a 300k salary bump for agreeing to stay off the roster for 2-3 days after openly saying there was no interest in him at all this offseason except from the Pats.

    There was no favor at all.
     
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    JayNM In the Starting Line-Up

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    Offseason is one thing, after the pre-season after showing SOME wheels is another

    but okay, call it a deal of compadres between Patriots and Thomas.
     
  10. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae PatsFans.com Retired Jersey Club PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Just want to point this out again, as much as myself as to others. It'll make me feel better and, hopefully, it'll do the same for some of you. Think passing downs:

    Edelman
    Brown
    Gordon
    Dorset
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    Meyers/Harry/Meredith

    White
    Burkhead

    Michel
    Harris

    Watson
    Izzo

    Develin


    So, fingers crossed for health, and for problem avoidance, and hopes for some kind of TE upgrade, but it's looking pretty damn good outside of that.
     
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    Hahaha that's funny. I'm pretty sure TFB doesn't give a crap about stuff like this. DT seemed to have good chemistry with JE and TB. It is it what it is. Moving on to Miami.
     
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    In my opinion, DT was only going to contribute an enormous amount under the nuclear scenario of AB not buying in AND Gordon falling off the wagon.

    We could certainly debate about how likely it is that BOTH will happen, but maybe BB thinks the odds of a double implosion are low.
     
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    A soul...for a soul.

    Soul keeper/Red Skull: DT...WR of Belichick.

    DT: Who are you?

    Soul stone keeper: I'm a guide...for the soul stone.
     
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    I don't disagree but competent swing tackles aren't a dime a dozen.

    BTW- I think I'd rather try Elumeanor at the RT spot and make one line up change, than have Thuney out there and make 2. While the story was that the Ravens originally wanted Eluemeanor to play G this season, IIRC he has more starts at OT than G. I'm wondering if putting Thuney at RT in the game was more of an emergency move given JE's short time with the team, and with an entire week to get ready, he'd be ready to play.

    I'm just guessing here, but I'm loathe to make 2 moves than do one. Maybe Cunningham is the answer. I don't know. I'm just glad its Miami next week instead of the Ravens.
     
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    This could be a combination of things. I agree that DT may have seen the WR depth chart and realized that he was going to be the fourth WR, at best, and asked for a trade or release.

    It is also likely that BB and the coaches had seen more explosiveness from Meyers throughout training camp than they had from Thomas in the last 2+ weeks of practice. Explosiveness/burst can be determined through observation but also can be quantified by the training staff and medical team with proper equipment, which is obviously available at the NFL level (remember the Russians testing Drago in rocky 4, that type of stuff).

    Combine that with Myers youth, low cost and potential to grow with additional reps and Meyers became the clear choice.
     
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    Nunchucks Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    The only roster move that made sense. See what happens when Harry comes back
     
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    I agree. He'd be a luxury right now. About the only role I can see him improving is PERHAPS KO coverage.

    I'm happy having him around and practicing with the team in case we get some injuries at S
     
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    It certainly has been an interesting 2 weeks, full of surprises.
     
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    Someone has probably pointed this out as I’ve not read ahead, but cutting Ebner as some have speculated would not result in any cap savings. Ebner is a vested vet, so, at this point, the Patriots still would be on the hook for his salary if they cut him. Trading him or extending him would be the only ways to reduce his cap figure.
     
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    If he were capable of replacing Brown or Gordon in any similar capacity, there’s no way the Patriots give him to the Jets for an old tuna sandwich. If Gordon and Brown both got hurt, it would be Edelman, Dorsett, and Meyers with Harry having potential to step up big. I don’t think Thomas really makes them a better group in that situation. Deeper maybe, but he’s not going to be a #1 receiver who needs to be doubled.

    That’s arguably better than last season with Slowwwwgan and a gadget guy in Patterson.
     

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