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  1. robertweathers

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    I don't think any reasonable fan will say Sanu is a better receiver but they could argue he represents better value (age, contract status and durability) than Sanders.
     
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    This is a contender for worst take of the season
     
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  3. venecol

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    It's an opinion not a take. Learn how to use words if you want to be taken seriously.
     
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  4. RIpats88

    RIpats88 In the Starting Line-Up

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    1. Apparently the 49ers went after sanu before Sanders. So there has to be a reason he was more sought after. Mb contract and health.

    2. Wish we would stop mentioning antonio brown. He is unemployed for a reason. The Seahawks looked into him and said no which tells you the league has said this guy is not playing.
     
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    He is just looking for attention. Him calling posters homers is hilarious. Nobody here likes him
     
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    Agreed. I'll also add that while he has great hands and catches almost everything thrown his way, he's terrible with the ball in his hands after the catch. He rarely gets YAC yards, falling down instead . . . a little Brandon Lloyd-esque.
     
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    Think he makes sense.
     
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    While I didn't agree with everything he said, I've definitely seen way worse takes than his. I could see why he, or anyone who agrees, would see things the way they do.
     
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    Semantics.
     
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    RIpats88 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Hard to see watching on tv though I am sure the all 22 people could tell us.
    It appeared several Sanu receptions were the result of him breaking off the route.
     
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  12. SammyBlueCat

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    If Gronk was still on the team, people would bitch about how slow he is and that he misses multiple games.
     
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  13. SammyBlueCat

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    Explain...
     
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    So I guess Harry is Filbert in your eyes...or the fat kid?

     
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    I didn't know Al Davis could post from the great beyond when I read a lot of posts folks continue to repeat regarding vertical offense.

    "Deep threat" is code around here for elite WR. There is an extremely vocal clique that truly believes that everything that ever happens with every Patriots team will simply be solved by a HOF wide receiver.

    The Patriots offense has plenty of deep threats by scheme, not by foot speed. When they dink and dunk enough and the defense starts to flood the short zone they'll get almost any of their receiving options behind the defense on a particular play.

    Every game you'll see Watson in the seam, White on the out and up, or even Edelman on a skinny post 25-30 yards downfield (and many times with enough separation for a throw too) on particular All-22 views, but there's no concentration on the LT letting the DE get pressure not allowing the play to develop or Brady having to step to the side taking his eyes off downfield into the shorter area because of said pressure.

    Every aspect of team has an impact on the desired result of a deep throw - not just the WR. There could be a play fake required by the RB, being able to step into a throw to give it the necessary loft and velocity, the intermediate routes run correctly to try and move the defense into position, the OL having and executing the right protection...yet somehow a WR is always the fix.
     
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    PScottman 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    I think he meant the "Felix the Cat" avatar poster - PatsFan2
     
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    Absolutely there's a discussion to be had.

    Surely you're referring to who is the better player right now, since ultimately that's all that matters.

    Who's the better blocker? Sanu.
    Who's more durable? Sanu.
    Who's bigger and more physical? Sanu.
    Who's younger? Sanu.
    Who has an additional year on their contract? Sanu.
    Who's coming off an achilles tear? Sanders.

    All of these variables go into who the better player is/will be, especially when taking a macro, long-term, team building approach.

    Sanders is a great player and I have no doubt he would have succeeded here had we traded for him. I'm not convinced that he'd be significantly better here in NE than Sanu will be.
     
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    Never did I say anywhere that a deep threat is an elite wide receiver and quite frankly that isnt true. Is Ted Ginn Jr or a Mike Wallace an elite wide receiver...NO but they are deep threats because of speed. They threaten the defense on deep routes mainly due to their speed.

    That tends to open up the underneath since a safety would have to respect the deep threat. Sure anyone can go deep Edelman, White etc but that is not the same as being a deep threat. A deep threat is someone with great speed/size/jumping that consistnently runs deeper patterns and will help open it up for the under guys. Edelman and White make their living in the middle of the field and outside on short routes.

    A deep threat can also be size based and a great leaper in the vein of a Dez Bryant (not overly fast) or a Mike Evans (great size and leaping but not speed) You are describing schemes to get deep not the definition of a deep threat.
     
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    I'd say that while all the things you have said are true, Sanders is clearly a better choice. He is a more dynamic receiver.
     
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    Let me ask this question: given that Belichick himself has said it's hard to win a SB even when everything goes right, do you think he intentionally wants to make moves that make it less likely the team will win Super Bowls?

    I think with both Brown and Gordon it was simply that the headaches got to the point that they outweighed the positives.
     

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