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

  1. 1960Pats

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    No offense to my fellow Pats fans, but I still haven't seen solid proof that the ball went through the end zone on the Bailey/Watson play.
     
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    I hate to agree with this but yea.
     
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    This is the closest replay to seeing the flight path of the ball near the pylon.....and it's still inconclusive. I tend to think the ball flew just in front of it.

    :33 seconds...the ball is in his right hand at the 2yd line and Watson hits him.

     
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  4. PittPatriot

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    He'd always try and catch with body...and often bounced off.
    Freakish athlete.
    Smart guy.
    Dukie turned Bull Dog.
    I'd take him back...
     
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  5. TinhWoodhead

    TinhWoodhead In the Starting Line-Up

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    so it was about the benjamins
     
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    Yes it was, though it also lasted for only 2 seasons (2005-06), and Watson's early-career struggles with ball-catching might've reduced the combo's overall productivity.
     
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    Offense!! Offense!!

    (this is what I say to my children when they start of saying, "No offense Mom, but..." usually followed by some insult to me)
     
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    Yeah, he would ramble wildly and seek contact occasionally. Mostly he blocked, though. I would say, even with Watson's speed, the 2 of them morphed together weren't as good as a healthy Gronk.
     
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    One other interesting (to me) bit of trivia about Ben Watson: He played 15 years in the NFL, and never got cut. He signed five contracts (with the Pats, Browns, Saints, Ravens, & Saints again) and played every one of them out. Rare, especially for a guy who bounced around teams.
     
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    Yes!!!
     
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    I forgot he was across the field and got Bailey. He ran the hypotenuse of the triangle. Ran like 120 yards and caught an elite fast CB in Bailey.

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