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score two receiving touchdowns in one postseason game. [The last was TE David Sloan for the Lions(!) after the 1995 season.]

It's a shame that Edelman is going to look back on this game and remember that the Pats got blown out, :( but he certainly played with heart today.
 

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That 4th down play alone tells me the guy is hungry and he will be a force for years.:D
 

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I think the Patriots will be fine with Elelman until Welker gets back, the real problem is the team needs a major upgrade of Aiken bad.
 

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It's hard to believe a team with this much experience and outstanding management could allow such a steep drop off of WR talent after Moss and Welker. Of course losing Tate hurt, I think he could have developed nicely this year. And certainly excited about watching Edelman's growth, he is going to be a great weapon on this offense in the future.
 

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It's hard to believe a team with this much experience and outstanding management could allow such a steep drop off of WR talent after Moss and Welker. Of course losing Tate hurt, I think he could have developed nicely this year. And certainly excited about watching Edelman's growth, he is going to be a great weapon on this offense in the future.

Did they ever replace Stallworth? I don't think so, and that is where the problem starts for me. They only had two WRs. Who was #3-#5? I guess Edelman developed enough to be productive, but after him, who else did they have?
 

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Did they ever replace Stallworth? I don't think so, and that is where the problem starts for me. They only had two WRs. Who was #3-#5? I guess Edelman developed enough to be productive, but after him, who else did they have?

They tried to with Galloway. But that signing was a whiff of epic proportions.
 

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Did they ever replace Stallworth? I don't think so, and that is where the problem starts for me. They only had two WRs. Who was #3-#5? I guess Edelman developed enough to be productive, but after him, who else did they have?

Stallworth was just going through the motions and became largely absent from the offense by the end of the 2007, so that's why they let him go. It's Gaffney, who was a solid #2 for two years with this team, who should've never have left Foxboro.
 

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Re: Edelman: first rookie in 14 years to . . .

This rookie will fill in nicely while Welker recovers. Our (hope to be new) coordinator can do something with both Welker and Edelman in a lineup.

Also everyone seems like Tate was the missing key, but he hardly got a chance to prove it.
 

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Re: Edelman: first rookie in 14 years to . . .

Stallworth was just going through the motions and became largely absent from the offense by the end of the 2007, so that's why they let him go. It's Gaffney, who was a solid #2 for two years with this team, who should've never have left Foxboro.

Big mistake there (one of many this offseason). Did the team actually save any cap room by dropping Gaffney and signing Galloway and G. Lewis?
 

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Re: Edelman: first rookie in 14 years to . . .

Congrats to Edelman. Our backup slot receiver has done well. We will likely need him to continue in a major role in 2010. Personally, I expect Welker to start the season on the PUP list.
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Let's have a look at our 53 man roster
WR Moss, Edelman, Aiken, Stanback

Now let's understand that we need to bring in THREE free agent wide receivers to compete for a couple of roster spots.
 

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Re: Edelman: first rookie in 14 years to . . .

Though it was hard to smile today i did manage a smile when I saw Julian run backwards for 2 or 3 steps

... did Welker teach him that one?

Edelman with health will be a top 10 in the NFL in receptions next year. :D
 
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Re: Edelman: first rookie in 14 years to . . .

score two receiving touchdowns in one postseason game. [The last was TE David Sloan for the Lions(!) after the 1995 season.]

It's a shame that Edelman is going to look back on this game and remember that the Pats got blown out, :( but he certainly played with heart today.

He was a great pick. I can't wait to see how he grows as a player.
 

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Re: Edelman: first rookie in 14 years to . . .

Stallworth was just going through the motions and became largely absent from the offense by the end of the 2007, so that's why they let him go. It's Gaffney, who was a solid #2 for two years with this team, who should've never have left Foxboro.

Excellent point. I forgot about Gaffney, and you are right. They never should have let him leave.
 

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I was at the game and I think Edelman and Slater were the only players on the entire team that acted like it was a playoff game.
 

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Re: Edelman: first rookie in 14 years to . . .

I was at the game and I think Edelman and Slater were the only players on the entire team that acted like it was a playoff game.

Slater stepped up today ... too bad he can't run receiver routes ... but he'll stick here.

Butler also ... he was in another gear today.
 
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Re: Edelman: first rookie in 14 years to . . .

score two receiving touchdowns in one postseason game. [The last was TE David Sloan for the Lions(!) after the 1995 season.]

It's a shame that Edelman is going to look back on this game and remember that the Pats got blown out, :( but he certainly played with heart today.

He will absolutely look back with disappointment... but there's no way he doesn't realize deep down that he was one of the only Patriot players to show up, give all he had and subsequently be rewarded with the confidence of the rest of the team and coaching staff. I'm sure overall he feels terrible, but it is as good a note for him to end the season on if you end it with a loss. I'm sure he realized what his potential is in this league. That, combined with the kid's amazing work ethic, should result in an excellent offseason for him.
 

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Re: Edelman: first rookie in 14 years to . . .

Kevin Faulk says hello!
I was at the game and I think Edelman and Slater were the only players on the entire team that acted like it was a playoff game.
 

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Re: Edelman: first rookie in 14 years to . . .

Congrats to Edelman. Our backup slot receiver has done well. We will likely need him to continue in a major role in 2010. Personally, I expect Welker to start the season on the PUP list.
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Let's have a look at our 53 man roster
WR Moss, Edelman, Aiken, Stanback

Now let's understand that we need to bring in THREE free agent wide receivers to compete for a couple of roster spots.

You're right. They were short a receiver all of this year once the Joey Galloway experiment failed. They need multiple receivers.

Think of 2007. Moss, Stallworth, Welker, Gaffney, ... This year?

Also, Faulk is a great veteran but he can't last forever.
 

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Re: Edelman: first rookie in 14 years to . . .

He was a great pick. I can't wait to see how he grows as a player.

Amen. My best-case scenario would be hearing that Edelman splits the next six months between Casa Brady-Bündchen and Casa Welker. :)
 
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