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It's been covered, but Jonnu's a 4-year saga not a 1-year thumbs-up/thumbs-down.Time is running out, they are both signed for next year and this year there are 6 more games plus the break.
I don't know what gives with Harry but he's suddenly at least contributing. I would love to see that continue and both sides to step back from the need to ride him out of town on a rail. I mean, it would be a weird turnaround. Usually once it's as far off the rails as it's been with N'keal, that's that. But N'keal gives you just enough to hold out hope.I think of how highly his teammates have talked about Jonny and the big plays he was making in pre-season and practice and I just have to believe it’s just a matter of time.
I was actually hoping this was the N’Keal Harry plan with all the blocking they’re having him do… setting up for a deep shots out of a heavy run looks…
I love that possibility.Your comments are well done, however there is some credibility to Johnnu's role as blocker, particularly run blocker. Is the recent surge in run yards pg partially due to him??
Struggling Patriots tight end Jonnu Smith is saying all the right things as he prepares to face his former team, the Titans - The Boston GlobeSmith, signed because of his athleticism and speed, recently has been used as a run blocker.www.bostonglobe.com
I tend to hit what I think of as the "event horizon" of the New England information black hole, then say to myself, "nope, nothing to truly know past right there"...."Here there be speculation."
That said, let's speculate... it could even be the case that "discovering" him as a run blocker is just the whole explanation of the "sky-is-falling" stat story. Maybe he's just a rare talent as a blocking tight end, and they think he is worth 12.5M APY to do it. I mean, if we can break off yards in chunks with JS blocking, and we can't without, and it is special and resides in the person of Jonnu Smith only.... then WOW, how valuable is THAT?
However, it seems unlikely as an intentional strategy. I think more likely it's "Well yeah we want him in the pass game but the blocking role is also a great use."
It would also be great if the Pats were saving the JS star turn for the Tennessee game