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  1. Brady_to_Moss

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    If we waste Revis on Sanders vs Denver. I will be more then upset
     
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    When the terms of Wendell's contract came out, it was pretty clear that he was signed just as a hedge against the possibility that nobody could take his job. It seems like the Pats expect that he'll be beaten out, and if/when that happens he's gone at no cost to the team... or he's kept around as a game day inactive in case the starting C goes down. He's cheap enough that they could go that route pretty easily if they wanted.

    As far as questioning Brady/Edelman, I hope/think that nobody here is actually going to use that as a basis for criticism. Brady's spoken at length many times about how practice is when you push the envelope and make the high-risk throws that you avoid when the stakes are high in actual games. Have to push the boundaries to find the limit, so to speak.

    And even then, sometimes you make a good throw and the corner is so good that he just intercepts it anyway. That describes Revis' past picks on Brady so well, and it's basically the reason why most QBs just don't even throw at him anymore.
     
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    Poor Wendell. Joker wrote his epitaph about eight months ago. ;)
     
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    yeah...did you see Revis holding the ball for Gost on the kickoff drill?

    how about that absolute rocket to Thompkins on the sideline that Brady delivered and Thompkins toe tapped for a 30 yard strike?

    yeah, it was Wilson and McCourty for most of the practice at safeties.

    Logan Ryan locked up Amendola on a 10 or 15 yard pattern giving him zero separation...that stuck out...I mean, I can go on all day about what I SAW but that's not important here anymore.
     
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    This defense is something special. Watching training camp today, even though it was packed, was a great time. Glad I got to see what they all did.
     
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    I wanted to do things I can't mention on an open forum to him after that Denver game. Look, I think he's a valuable O line DEPTH player. That might be enough to keep him around another season, but no, I do NOT want to see him starting at center for the NEP.
     
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    Is it a waste if Manning can't get the ball to D. Thomas because he's jammed at the line or Sanders because he's on Revis island? Doing that you can spring traps over the middle when he has to force the ball to Welker & J. Thomas.
     
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    it's a waste putting revis on Sanders. Revis on the best WR .DT. Browner on JT. Arrington on Welker
     
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    Thanks for sharing what you saw, Joker.

    Although many will disagree, but I truly believe that one of Wendell/Connelly will be moving on, with Connelly's versatility working to his favor. This has seemed to be reasonable to me since the end of last season, and the selection of 3 new OL in the draft only solidified it.

    I think it will be a very disappointing moment for the coaches if all 3 rookies + Kline end up being so mediocre/bad that they are forced to keep both Wendell/Connelly for the upcoming season, although that statement is certainly opinionated and could end up being incorrect.
     
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    I agree. I think Connelly sticks because of his versatility and I believe he's just better. I know he costs more than Wendell but the extra money is worth it, IMO. That guy has stepped up every time he's been asked. I've never felt unease seeing his 63 out there.
     
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    he had his bell rung twice during last season..I was surprised he even played through to the end. There is no question that he should play guard over Wendell and if he can sure up his center techniques he's physically better than Wendell at center. If today is any indication, he's the starting center, but I really can't say that day 1 of padded practice means anything more going forward than it's day one.
     
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    You know whats crazy to me? Just how easy Revis makes everything look. At times it doesnt even look like the guy is trying. That pick on Edelman was a thing of beauty....His play recognition is off the charts. Revis is as good as advertised. If not better. He's that damn good!
     
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    Just another note...

    I was sitting behind the EZ. Its nice, and its where I usually sit, but I think next time I'm gonna try and sit on the bleachers. I missed a lot of the action going on in the trenches. I couldn't tell anyone who was starting on either of the OL/DL.

    Also, besides Hoo-man, I was not impressed with what we have at TE. Jones, dropped a couple of sure passes. And no one else stood out. Obviously a healthy Gronk solves everything, but I think TE is by far, our thinnest position.

    And in even better news, guess who just found out he's going to the season ticket holder practice Friday? This sexy bastard posting this right here!!!!!!!!
     
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    I mentioned that play. Beautiful throw and catch but unfortunately Chandler was in there and standing next to Brady for what was a sure sack.
     
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    Who was taking snaps at RG if Connolly was taking first team C reps?

    Canon? Halapio? Kline?

    I'm a much bigger Connolly fan due to his positional flexibility and he is a bit of a size upgrade over Wendell as well. It does seem like Guge likes the bigger OL which is why I wouldn't be surprised to see Canon at RG after having drafted Flemming to backup Vollmer incase of injuries to him or Solder.
     
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    Cannon
     
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    This will probably make a lot of people happy. Did he hold his own in drills? As far as we know it's one of the first times he's practiced at Guard, when he was drafted BB made it clear he would play tackle for us despite the common mindset he was going to be a G.
     
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    well, yeah, he held his own...as much as one can I guess on the first day of pads. There's a lot of what LOOKS like 2 technique work between the DL and the OL. Basic man up shoulder to shoulder. I can't really say with any veracity because of the viewing angles but Cannon made some good pops as well as got popped, as did everybody on the lines as far as I could tell, but I was foucused a lot on Brady, the receivers and Revis for the most part. Maybe some of the other people who were there today watched the lines closer. I really don't put much stock in line reps at practice because the best tool for breaking down the lines comes off the tapes of scrimmages and preseason games. The practice reps are just basic bullwork for the most part.
     
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    Actually, I believe that he's been playing guard for all 3 sessions so far (if you include the walkthrough).
     
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    I like it better than someone like Kline taking over mainly for experience purpose. He's played in a lot of games recently, and played rather well. He's also a pretty big body.

    My biggest concern with a big OL is how much we normally run the hurry up. Can they keep up? It wasn't an issue for a lot of last year because many members of the offense were too inexperience to spend 2011-2012 levels of time in it (that said, I wouldn't be surprised to see a slower paced and run oriented offense if the defense proves to be reliable. Ball control with a good defense will help to eliminate the need to playing hurry up in place of our defense like we've had to do in recent seasons).

    I'ts amazing how much that Denver game influenced our offseason. From the unreliability of Talib to Knighton bullying our smaller linemen, they shaped this offseason and they may soon regret bullying us on their way to a SB loss.
     

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