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Discussion in 'NFL Football Forum' started by Joey007, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. ctpatsfan77

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    FWIW, the complaint I remember about Watson was more that he made incredibly difficult catches look easy and incredibly easy catches look hard.
     
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    I remember him letting 180 lb cornerbacks take the ball from him in the end zone. Bottom line, he was an incredible athlete,good TE who could have been great IMO.
     
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    This guy had himself a great career - and a long one for a Tight End. Hopefully he has a healthy retirement.
     
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    The biggest memory I have of Watson is that TD where he was stretched out and caught the ball parallel to the ground. Was just an amazing catch.
     
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    I was in the endzone when he ran that long, tackle breaking touchdown against the Jags back in 05, great moment to see live. Good luck Ben, consumite pro. 2:26:30
     
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    TB_Helmet In the Starting Line-Up

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    Another great memory I have of him is that insane comeback on MNF against the Bills in 2009. Caught two TDs in two minutes. Wasn’t a great year but that game stands out.
     
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    That was a MNF with TO as a Billy Bob I believe, they played well and were looking at the upset but a turnover helped and that 2nd Watson TD was a very fun moment
     
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  8. captain stone

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    Watson should've been here since the 2016 season, and should be retiring as a Patriot.
     
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  9. Joey007

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    He sure could’ve helped this year.

    Also too bad that we couldn’t get him to come here next year for one more. Would be a great mentor for a rookie TE that we would draft.
     
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    What a span of a career. Hopefully his leather helmet will be on display at the HOF next to his modern one.
     
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    Great player and an even greater Guy.
     
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  12. italian pat patriot

    italian pat patriot In the Starting Line-Up

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    what an AWESOME INCREDIBLE PLAY...simply impossible to forget...
    grande Benjamin !!! # 84
     
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  13. italian pat patriot

    italian pat patriot In the Starting Line-Up

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    he had also to 'avoid' the referee...incredible...
     
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    Not only a guy who was a great player, but a guy you would want on your team.. high character, great community involvement and from all appearances a great husband/father..

    He left his mark.. 194 games, 538 receptions, 5856 yards gained and 44 TD's...

    In the past 10 years has remained remarkably healthy.. only missing 5 games in that time span.

    Was a Watson fan since he was drafted...
     
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    Graham was like a herd of wildebeest running with the ball. He would look for contact.
     
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    Watson has been one of the few players to leave NE and have a solid NFL career as a player.
     
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    Ben Watson was a older prospect when he came out too 24 I think. Still cannot believe he lasted this long. He had a solid career shame we didn't touch bases a second time we could have used him.
     
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    Especially when taking the new rules & points of emphasis into consideration, I would take Watson & Daniel Graham in their primes over today's Gronk & the 2 stiffs we have now.
     
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    Roboturner913 On the Roster

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    Good player, good man. I hope he gets to go out on top. The writing has been on the wall for him this season though, he just can't get open the way he used to.
     
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    Chevy Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    That Watson / Graham combo was pretty good overall.
     
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