PatsFans.com Menu
PatsFans.com - The Hub For New England Patriots Fans
Search

Content Post Idle thoughts - a very quick set of impressions

2022 Patriots Season:
Upcoming Opponent:
Next Up: at Cardinals
Pick Results: NE: 0% at ARZ: 0%

Mon
Dec 12th
Current Patriots Twitter Feed:
This has an opening post with good commentary and information, which we definitely recommend reading.

Ivan

Hall of Fame Poster
He MIGHT be able to be a back up for what Smith is being asked to do, but he could never do what Henry does.

He would be replacing Keene or Asiasi, and he’s clearly a better receiver and ST player than both. Fine with me if that’s how they get him on the roster. If they need to replace Henry’s blocking they can simply use Smith and go big with an OL
 

SlowGettingUp

Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job
Lazar:

Belichick called Humphrey a "big receiver, tight end-ish type of guy," and he could earn a roster spot as a pseudo-third tight end. As shown above, Humphrey's (no. 83) blocking ability flashed twice in New England's crack toss scheme. The receptions are nice, but the blocking and plays in the kicking game will make Humphrey a tough cut.


BTW do others have a problem on that site where if you play a video it jumps back to the first video on the page (Agholor here)?
 

One-If-By-Sea

In the Starting Line-Up
Stop trying to find excuses/antagonism to stick w your original bad take.

the original suggestion was LJH could maybe take a roster spot as a TE , run only a few plays as a TE but still be there for ST. Imo not a ‚bad‘ idea. It’s not like we have gronk out there. We discussed similar w Harry last year.

arguing that you prefer speed in a wr when he being specifically discussed as TE-surrogate is just trying to find an ctr-argument where doesn’t exist.

Now you‘re implying poster is comparing ljh to Vrabel when poster was clearly using BB roster-mgmt process in the Vrabel situation as a similarity.

this is all just your ego trying to „win“ an argument. That isn’t/shouldn’t be an argument. Rather a discussion of possibilities.

it’s not like our TEs are the weakest position-group on the team. …Oh wait….

Dude, this is an Internet message board, playing therapist and analyzing the ego of someone on the Internet is a curious response.

LJH is tall, has good hands, and is slow. I think that is fair. LJH's RAS (relative athletic score) numbers are listed under "The Worst" section in this link 2019 NFL Combine results: Wide receivers winners, losers. LJH scored less than 1% on all of the "speed" scores, that means 99%+ of the WRs at the 2019 combine were faster. If a player is one of the 99.5% lowest at the Combine, I think it is valid to say he is "slow as molasses" relative to his NFL peers. We can disagree. LJH's height is great, and his hands are solid, so he has positives and negatives.

The Patriots are transitioning to smaller faster players on offense and defense. Hightower, Collins, and Van Noy are out, Winovich was traded, and new faster smaller guys are playing. In the draft we selected the fastest WR and the fastest RB in the whole Combine, so obviously there is an emphasis to get faster. In my opinion, adding someone who was the slowest at the 2019 Combine is not in line with the Pats new direction (a direction I agree with). We can disagree.

Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry are one of the best TE duos in the NFL. They are both average and short of All Pro, and playing together they will see their overall numbers drop as they share the ball for the sake of the team. Since you think Smith and Henry are one of the weakest position groups on the team, l am not sure how to respond. I think you are completely wrong.

Can we add LJH to the PS? Sure, that is fine. Should we add LJH to the 53? I strongly think not. We let Jakob Johnson go as we head in a new direction offensively and I see including one of the slowest prospects in the 2019 draft as not in line with our new direction. Can LJH crack block on the end? Yes. Can he run the seam with his height and hands? Yes. Is that really what we are looking for? I do not think so, even if you qualify your argument as a "TE-surrogate".
 

mgteich

PatsFans.com Veteran
PatsFans.com Supporter
Stop trying to find excuses/antagonism to stick w your original bad take.

the original suggestion was LJH could maybe take a roster spot as a TE , run only a few plays as a TE but still be there for ST. Imo not a ‚bad‘ idea. It’s not like we have gronk out there. We discussed similar w Harry last year.

arguing that you prefer speed in a wr when he being specifically discussed as TE-surrogate is just trying to find an ctr-argument where doesn’t exist.

Now you‘re implying poster is comparing ljh to Vrabel when poster was clearly using BB roster-mgmt process in the Vrabel situation as a similarity.

this is all just your ego trying to „win“ an argument. That isn’t/shouldn’t be an argument. Rather a discussion of possibilities.

it’s not like our TEs are the weakest position-group on the team. …Oh wait….
Are you suggesting that Asiasi won't make the 53?
 

mgteich

PatsFans.com Veteran
PatsFans.com Supporter
..

Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry are one of the best TE duos in the NFL. They are both average and short of All Pro, and playing together they will see their overall numbers drop as they share the ball for the sake of the team. Since you think Smith and Henry are one of the weakest position groups on the team, l am not sure how to respond. I think you are completely wrong.

Can we add LJH to the PS? Sure, that is fine. Should we add LJH to the 53? I strongly think not. We let Jakob Johnson go as we head in a new direction offensively and I see including one of the slowest prospects in the 2019 draft as not in line with our new direction. Can LJH crack block on the end? Yes. Can he run the seam with his height and hands? Yes. Is that really what we are looking for? I do not think so, even if you qualify your argument as a "TE-surrogate".
this
 

patfanken

PatsFans.com Supporter
PatsFans.com Supporter
He would be replacing Keene or Asiasi, and he’s clearly a better receiver and ST player than both. Fine with me if that’s how they get him on the roster. If they need to replace Henry’s blocking they can simply use Smith and go big with an OL
I can agree with you about Keene, but did you WATCH the game at all? Did you miss the 3 catches Asiassi made? Including one great catch.
He caught everything that was thrown at him
 

mgteich

PatsFans.com Veteran
PatsFans.com Supporter
I can agree with you about Keene, but did you WATCH the game at all? Did you miss the 3 catches Asiassi made? Including one great catch.
He caught everything that was thrown at him
We are finally set at TE, and folks want more, as is always the case.
 

Gumby

In the Starting Line-Up
Are you suggesting that Asiasi won't make the 53?
Anything is possible.
Keene just got released
Asiasi didn’t show much last year and I thought he was ‚not available‘ at some points so far in TC ; so maybe he or smith or Henry start the year hurt.
I just thought it was a fair line of discussion that shouldn’t be blown away with ‚you are an idiot‘ type responses. 1byC responded to my post with somewhat more fact based responses, so let discussion continue
 

mgteich

PatsFans.com Veteran
PatsFans.com Supporter
Anything is possible.
Keene just got released
Asiasi didn’t show much last year and I thought he was ‚not available‘ at some points so far in TC ; so maybe he or smith or Henry start the year hurt.
I just thought it was a fair line of discussion that shouldn’t be blown away with ‚you are an idiot‘ type responses. 1byC responded to my post with somewhat more fact based responses, so let discussion continue
Yes, anything is possible. But, then that comment has no meaning.
===============================

Seriously, we need a #3 TE, and Asiasi is that player. Most here recognize that Asiasi had made a place for him self on the 53 man roster. But, sure, the team could acquire an upgrade, as they could for at least 40 of the 53.
 

mgteich

PatsFans.com Veteran
PatsFans.com Supporter
And now 80 well-paid athletes who have been in training camp for a month head off to spend the week in Sin City, USA. What could possibly go wrong? :whistle:
I agree.

Many of the players would much rather be in Vegas than in Boston.
 

tasmlab

Starting QB, won 20 SBs, number is retired
PatsFans.com Supporter
2020 Weekly NFL Picks Winner
I’m a firm believer that fans can’t take away much from a preseason game. However, in the interest of pointing out BB’s famous “never as good as you think”:

1) I didn’t see a single Carolina starter out there. I had a depth chart looking at every number I saw, and no starters. We, of course, had all but a few starters in for like three series.
2) The Carolina Panthers aren’t particularly good…

I watched the Carolina version of the broadcast (where ex-Panthers are the commentators and they run Bo'Jangles commercials). Every other comment was how there wasn't a single starter getting any reps on either side of the ball. (IIRC) They were playing a QB who is fourth on the depth chart. The starters won 5 games last year. Intuitively, they shouldn't be able to anything good.

But, preseason/grain of salt. Fingers crossed.
 

Ivan

Hall of Fame Poster
I can agree with you about Keene, but did you WATCH the game at all? Did you miss the 3 catches Asiassi made? Including one great catch.
He caught everything that was thrown at him

I only watched the first half. My issue with Asiasi is that he has done nothing in two seasons, however it’s not a big deal to me as far as who they keep, but ST’s almost always factor in to the final roster spots at each unit.
 

One-If-By-Sea

In the Starting Line-Up
I only watched the first half. My issue with Asiasi is that he has done nothing in two seasons, however it’s not a big deal to me as far as who they keep, but ST’s almost always factor in to the final roster spots at each unit.

Asiasi is a lock. They need 3 TEs that can play in-line.
 

One-If-By-Sea

In the Starting Line-Up
When has he shown that?

He can play in-line and block? All last year. Asiasi also is a great teammate, goes out of his way to join the QBs at their Spring throwing sessions, BB said Asiasi took a big jump this year, he is huge, very athletic, and fits with the team. I think you are barking up the wrong tree - it is his third year and he keeps improving. He is a fine TE backup and might start someday.
 
Last edited:


Top