Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by BaconGrundleCandy, Apr 26, 2020.
I'm just happy he's a Patriot. Glad his issues were resolved.
What are you saying, we only keep 4 or 6 + Slater? No way they keep only 4. Not in this day and age.
We are all making predictions. Some predict UDFA's. Some predict those who were here last year, with expected improvement. And some predict those who have had some success in this league as a #4 WR and PR.
That being said, I think that Meyers has a very good chance at beating out Lee for the 5th spot, if there is one.
Are there other out there who think that we could/should keep only four WR's, plus a couple on the PS?
I think which young receiver can pass thru waivers to the PS is a factor.
If Hastings and Thomas equally impress in preseason I feel Thomas would be claimed by another team.
If you're good, Brady will like you...If you're Kneal, Harry however...
That's the depth chart...for now...Edelman vs Father Time...Snuze vs Suckiness...Kneal, Harry's a lock...Byrd vs Thomas (& the other smurfs)...Lee vs Meyers & the inevitable Blue Tent...
Still can't believe the Pats missed on Andy Isabella from UMass.
This has happened so many times. Belichick's policy is clear. If a player isn't good enough to be on our 53, then we wish the player well on another team's 53. The obvious exceptions are injured players, and players drafted in the first four rounds.
I'm sure you all have a long list of UDFA's that we drafted and then went on to be stars for another team. So what. The patriots don't keep players, especially marginal ones, to precent him from having a career elsewhere.
Also, we IMO, we shouldn't carry 6 WR's (not counting Slater). We carry four WR's. The 5th has almost not reps at WR; he is the PR, if we even have a 5th. Last year Gunner was the fifth receiver. There were lots of WR injuries and we had no TE's. Surely, Gunner should have had lots of receptions. Did he? [Answer: Gunner had 2 receptions]
1) The 4th and 5th WR's have very few receptions.
2) We only need a 5th WR if he is a returner.
3) If there are injuries, the 4th WR will might some reps. More likely, there will be more receptions for the RB's and TE's.
4) If there are a couple of injuries, a player will be brought up for the PS, acquired in trade, or a free agent will be signed.
5) I'm OK carrying a 5th WR, given the injuries in 2019, and the inexperience of Harry and Meyers.
We will keep 17 WR's on the active roster
We absolutely should, barring injuries/trades/releases, carry 5 WRs:
Damiere Byrd or Jeff Thomas et al...
Marquise Lee or Jakobi Meyers
Fixed it for MG
Pretty sure they’ve started the season with 4 + Slater before, so it’s a possibility, especially if a guy like Thomas is on the PS. But you’re missing the bigger point that they’re highly unlikely to keep ALL of the guys like Edelman, Byrd, Gunner, Thomas etc due to the similarity in size. Some of them are going to have to go and we all know which one is a guaranteed lock.
We do this almost every year. We are NOT carrying 6 WR's plus Slater on the 53. This is especially true with the new PS rules.
Last year, the TE were not much of a threat in the passing game.
Guess how many receivers we had with more than 32 receptions (2 per game). There was Edelman, and then there was ?
The 5th and 6th receivers rarely have many receptions.
Why so much fuss about the 5th WR. Did the #5 last year have more than 1 catch per game? and that with no TE's.
This year greater depth on the practice squad at the receiver position, especially at the slot, may be worthy of consideration. Suppose Stidham starts and is shaky for six games and the Pats go 2-4. Then he/Belichick rights the ship, the team begins to turn it around, but due to the schedule as well as their youth, they don't appear to be a team the will go deep in the playoffs. Do you trade Edelman to a contender at the deadline? He's unlikely to be resigned anyway and he might garner a late 1st/second round pick. Say what you want, but even in a perfect world the Pats probably aren't built to challenge for the Super Bowl next year, but with the cap space and the uncertainty going into 2021 along with a bunch of youth they may be poised to reload very quickly. If they have a promising wideout on the practice squad like Hastings who could slide into Edelmans' place and begin the transition, that might be something that Bill the Evil Genius would consider.
Most for Edelman would be a second from TB.
More than likely a third is what most teams would part with
also we may see 1 or 2 extra WR on the 53 since Jarret much like a younger Tom is willing to throw to young WRs.
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