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  1. edkk323

    edkk323 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Irv Smith and many are like a big receivers rather than the TEs we want. I would rather find the solution else where. Many thought ASJ and Ebron were the next Gronk and turned out that there was no next Gronk.
     
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    Okay,I know Gronk “announced” his retirement but did he officially file the paperwork??
     
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  3. patsbrasilpatriotas

    patsbrasilpatriotas Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Keenen Brown. If they draft him and Omenihu i will lost it.
     
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    TommyBrady12 Pro Bowl Player

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    Rudolph is going to get traded at some point, hopefully here
     
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    DarrylS PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Are you OK with taking on a $7.6 million cap hit for essentially a one year rental???
     
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    Vatahala Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    It also might show some confidence in Ryan Izzo or Jacob Hollister staying healthy.
     
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    mosslost Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Gronk is going to play I feel.
     
  8. TommyBrady12

    TommyBrady12 Pro Bowl Player

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    Obviously not. They’re going to have to rework his contract.
     
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    Rusty Coupe Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    If he is still around when the Pats have their 4 7th picks, Zack Gentry from Michigan could be interesting. He is 6'8" with good hands(former QB) and could use some time in the weight room and work on his blocking technique, but I think he is worth a look.
     
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    long distance Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    I really never understood this after Gronk TE panic. They won games incl. SB with him and they won games incl. SB without him. I love Gronk and he was one of the rare difference makers in the game - but his absence has little to do with Pats success going forward .
    (besides - they were trading him before last season and he can still return..)

    It is not about replacing him - they will just find a way to play without him - like they many times did - and that doesn't necessarily mean through a dominant TE play..

    As for this TE draft class there was one outstanding prospect in Hockenson that went to Detroit Pats at #8 and then at least 10 deep second tier TEs with different strengths and weaknesses & nothing much separating them imo. Never understood the Sternberger hype etc.

    From those next tier TEs there are still at least a few on the board: @reamer likes Moreau, i like Kaden Smith and Nauta (two of my favourites actually), and some others as well.

    There are strong blocking TEs with some dual threat/RZ potential like Blanton, Sweeney.. some interesting low key names like Raymond, Beck, Hentges, Sokol with core ST potential .. some interesting measurables in Mack, Gentry, Parham, Dillon...

    The bigger issue is there is no real dependant veteran TE on the roster and i still expect they will address this . so ideas of Rudolph, Watson etc seem plausible to me..
     
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    stcjones Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    I think you are right in that any of remaining TE are huge question marks and obviously BB does not see this as a priority....so they will either take one later or just pick one up as UDFA.....I like the idea of another WR early in 4th....I’m not thrilled with Dorsett overall and Edelman is at age where possible injuries are really common.....I think like you are alluding to we traded out of positions where incredible talent was on the board and our trade partners snatched them up....but of course BB is the greatest of all time and knows what he wants and makes it work year after year so....onto day 3!
     
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    stcjones Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Jack meoffer?!
     
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    Well don’t forget Hollister too....he’s just coming off of his latest trip to IR and is ready to go.....oh wait a minute ....breaking news....he cracked his glass ribs after sneezing!!! #%^*!!!
     
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    I mentioned this last month when they were desperately trying to sign Jared Cook (and they still had Gronk) that you got they sense they didn't rate this TE class as highly as the media. Beyond Hockenson I don't think there was a true two way tight end in the draft. Bill isn't likely to spend a high pick on a guy who can't do both.

    I still like Moreau as one of the few who might be able to do it but even he is limited on the receiving end. I think a trade for a veteran seems more likely at this point or simply bringing Ben Watson back.

    In Bill's mind I wonder whether he actually thought Sternberger, Smith et al were actually that much better than Jacob Hollister as a receiving weapon.
     
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    Agree. Only way he comes here is getting the $ to 1/2 if what his current deal is
     
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    FoxboroFlyer In the Starting Line-Up

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    I'm fine with Isaac Nauta from Georgia. Best blocking TE in the SEC. Reunite him with, Wynn and Sony.
     
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    Something about Izzo I really like. Not a playmaker really but I think has the ability to do everything well....not great, but well
     
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    I think 5m would be a fair place. Hell just convert some of it incentives and give him a shot at earning it all back with a great season.

    As always good luck making them agree to a paycut.
     
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    Yeah 5m seems fair. Not as good of a blocker as Allen but 10x in the passing game
     
  20. TommyBrady12

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    $5 million for 700 yards, 5-6 TDs is reasonable. We're never going to get Gronk production (8-10 TDs, 1000 yards) plus excellent blocking out of anyone.
     
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