Patriots Local News:

SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:WEEI


SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:Providence Journal


SOURCE:Boston.com


SOURCE:98.5 The Sports Hub


SOURCE:Boston Herald


SOURCE:Boston Herald


SOURCE:Patriots.com

Patsfans.com

Upcoming Opponent:
Next Up: Jets
Mon
Oct 21st
Right Now At PatsFans.com:
Stellar Performance
Another strong performance by the defense leads to points and played a key role as the Patriots improved to 6-0 Thursday night.

Current Patriots Twitter Feed:

Kyle Rudolph signs an extension with Vikings

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by SammyBlueCat, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. SammyBlueCat

    SammyBlueCat PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2005
    Messages:
    6,550
    Likes Received:
    2,824
    Ratings:
    +11,056
    ---
    • Useful Useful x 1
  2. SammyBlueCat

    SammyBlueCat PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2005
    Messages:
    6,550
    Likes Received:
    2,824
    Ratings:
    +11,056
    ---
    He is not coming to New England.

    Of course this will fire up the "Gronk is not really retired" crowd... :cool:
     
  3. maust1013

    maust1013 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract Weekly NFL Picks Winner

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2018
    Messages:
    6,293
    Likes Received:
    2,248
    Ratings:
    +13,359
    ---
    Damn, Damn, Damn
    I honestly believed he was going to end up here when the smoke cleared
     
  4. SBLIII

    SBLIII In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2018
    Messages:
    3,774
    Likes Received:
    1,079
    Ratings:
    +5,665
    ---
    Our WR/TE group is probably what we will have this season. Not great but it is what it is.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  5. Sicilian

    Sicilian Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    8,294
    Likes Received:
    1,749
    Ratings:
    +9,596
    ---
    I'm okay with this. I definitely think the TE group could use an upgrade, but I'm always loathe to pay a lot of money for any receiver (TE or WR) that hasn't shown he fits in the system. It CAN work, but it's a risk at high dollars.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  6. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    51,518
    Likes Received:
    4,878
    Ratings:
    +21,944
    ---
    • Useful Useful x 1
  7. Kdo5

    Kdo5 Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2005
    Messages:
    13,456
    Likes Received:
    1,645
    Ratings:
    +8,778
    ---
    TE group is pretty brutal, depending on what Ben has left in the tank. But can't be worse than 2013 when Hooman was our only TE.
     
  8. Elijah

    Elijah PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2010
    Messages:
    8,555
    Likes Received:
    1,646
    Ratings:
    +11,298
    ---
    Yeah, I have to think this will be better than the Hooman/Mulligan era. Even though it was only 6 seasons ago, it feels like a completely different era that a guy like Matthew Mulligan had a spot on an NFL 53.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  9. Wozzy

    Wozzy On the Game Day Roster

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2018
    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    121
    Ratings:
    +457
    ---
    There's the possibility the same way the Pats are considering carrying more LB's and fewer DE's, they're also considering carrying more WR's as well, especially some big blocking ones. They may use an extra O-Lineman instead of a TE and use more WR's.

    Watson will be back eventually, Beck has potential, Anderson does as an HBack if he's learned how to block, and LaCosse can at least be a check down option if he can block.

    If you don't have a good/great TE, then carry one less than the usual three and use N'Keal at the end of the line like they used Cordarelle, he's stronger.

    They'll have three 225 pound WR's eventually, assuming Thomas comes back healthy and Gordon comes off suspension. I can see them running more stretch plays and getting those WR's blocking outside and downfield.
     
    • Useful Useful x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  10. robertweathers

    robertweathers PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    49,705
    Likes Received:
    11,909
    Ratings:
    +72,099
    ---
    Fans are sleeping on my binky LaCosse.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  11. patfanken

    patfanken PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    12,862
    Likes Received:
    8,566
    Ratings:
    +21,948
    ---
    Rudolph was a nice thought, but he was NEVER coming here. The key was his family. I knew he wasn't a real option when I read that his family didn't want to leave. At that point I figured that an extension was inevitable.

    Families DO figure into a players decisions. He's been there several years, he has a house, kids in school, etc It's not easy to ask them to pull up roots and move somewhere mile away for what might be a year and then move again somewhere else. I think it was a MAJOR reason Josh McDaniel didn't take the Colt job. His young family is now deeply rooted in NE.

    Now if the Vikes literally tried to f*ck him, then we'd have had a chance. But clearly Rudolph was willing to compromise a million or two and keep his family in a stable environment. He's likely already made his FU money (if he's been smart), and that figures into the equation as well. It SHOULD be that family trumps squeezing the last dime out of a team.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  12. Joey007

    Joey007 Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Messages:
    13,136
    Likes Received:
    3,109
    Ratings:
    +17,391
    ---
    IMO that’s a dumb move for the Vikings. They’re cap-strapped as is. Plus they drafted Irv Smith in the 2nd round.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  13. PATSYLICIOUS

    PATSYLICIOUS Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2007
    Messages:
    15,201
    Likes Received:
    1,002
    Ratings:
    +5,707
    ---
    Ahh so its a sign and trade. Very good
     
    • Funny Funny x 5
  14. Ice_Ice_Brady

    Ice_Ice_Brady PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2006
    Messages:
    10,921
    Likes Received:
    4,492
    Ratings:
    +23,273
    ---
    Good. Can we stop obsessing over this guy now? We already have some big, physical receivers with height advantages who, like Rudolph, can line up close to the LOS but can't be expected to actually block well. Let's just change any of Thomas/Gordon/Harry/Inman's position to TE so we can get our own Kyle Rudolph and everyone will be happy.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  15. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    29,909
    Likes Received:
    2,289
    Ratings:
    +9,297
    ---
    Agreed

     
  16. aluminum seats

    aluminum seats Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2006
    Messages:
    7,499
    Likes Received:
    1,265
    Ratings:
    +8,111
    ---
    Looks like Gronk’s not really retired... ;)
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  17. UptownPatsFan

    UptownPatsFan Standin' Pat

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2016
    Messages:
    7,998
    Likes Received:
    4,794
    Ratings:
    +18,494
    ---
    We’re onto OJ Howard.
     
  18. Joey007

    Joey007 Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Messages:
    13,136
    Likes Received:
    3,109
    Ratings:
    +17,391
    ---
    What? Is there any speculation whatsoever that they would move him?
     
  19. Nehalem

    Nehalem 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,584
    Likes Received:
    449
    Ratings:
    +2,392
    ---
    Depends, healthy Thomas + sober Gordon + Edelman could arguably be the greatest WR group in NFL history.

    Yep, that is what I will tell myself until September :D
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  20. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    29,909
    Likes Received:
    2,289
    Ratings:
    +9,297
    ---
    I suspect that we will not make a high level signing at TE. The only major need that we have is vet/swing OT. And, yes, we might bring in a TE and/or a DL. Both positions could use upgrades.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019

Share This Page

Search For Links: - CLOSE
For searches with multiple players
add commas (Ex: "Brady, Gronkowski")