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  • Originally posted by Nalej View Post
    Yea, ST as a KR. I thought that'd be obvious?
    Did you think I meant at WR? Gimme some credit. I'm not a total tool
    I realized you meant as a ST after I posted that, but he still isn't that good. He had 2 TD early on and since has struggled.
    **** her in da *****!

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    • Originally posted by FlyingElvis View Post
      Gronk came on a bit too late in the season to make it so I can understand that one. I think Chung was listed as SS and only one spot is available there, which was awarded to Troy Polamalu so that's understandable as well.

      Merriweather . . . wow. Name recognition from a very good season last year, I guess. Mankins is a surprise, and probably there for the same reason, despite being deserving.

      Obviously Brady / Wilfork / Mayo / McCourty absolutely deserve the honor.
      Actually, theres 2 SS, the starter is Polamalu and the backup is Meriweather. Chung was on the ballot as a FS im 99% sure but I know big bang clock was on there as an SS.

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      • Originally posted by ElectricEye View Post
        Apparently the Ravens left Brady off their ballot. I can here the BB disrespect thing already.
        To be completely fair Brady does struggle against Baltimore.

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        • Originally posted by nhlkdog411 View Post
          Actually, theres 2 SS, the starter is Polamalu and the backup is Meriweather. Chung was on the ballot as a FS im 99% sure but I know big bang clock was on there as an SS.
          Based on the NFL.com Pro Bowl roster page - here - Merri is backup FS (behind Reed - WFT, btw? lol) and Troy is the only listed SS.

          I voted when if first opened and never made it back for a second vote late in the season. I think you're partially right if you're working from memory, as I think the safties were all lumped together and not broken out as S/F.

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          • Originally posted by AntoinCD View Post
            I agree about Gronk. He's a better blocker than a lot of offensive linemen and he's really getting more looks in the passing game. He could be an all pro in a few years
            I really think for some reason Brady and he had issues clicking at first. They really seemed like they were on different pages early in the year. Part of that has to do with the fact Brady has never really had such a talented, true tight end to throw to before. It's all been guys like Ben Watson(hybrid type player, not so different from Hernandez but far less fluid and more sucky.), Chris Baker, and Kyle Brady. Never a true, complete tight end who can just out muscle guys for balls and still be a threat after the catch.

            R.I.P. Junior Seau

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            • Meriweather hasn't sucked, he didn't have a Pro Bowl season but he is a solid safety for us. He gave up some big plays but he can make plays in coverage and is an intimidating presence for receivers in his area. He plays the run well and can be a playmaker, I would not have expected him to make the Pro Bowl but he is a very good player for us.

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              • Originally posted by ElectricEye View Post
                I really think for some reason Brady and he had issues clicking at first. They really seemed like they were on different pages early in the year. Part of that has to do with the fact Brady has never really had such a talented, true tight end to throw to before. It's all been guys like Ben Watson(hybrid type player, not so different from Hernandez but far less fluid and more sucky.), Chris Baker, and Kyle Brady. Never a true, complete tight end who can just out muscle guys for balls and still be a threat after the catch.
                Gronk's routes weren't that great early in the year. He was rarely where he was supposed to be, and dropped some key passes. Also didn't help Gronk that Hernandez picked up the offense really quick and had an instant connection with Brady. The other factor is that Gronk was mainly used as a blocker until Moss was traded.

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                • Originally posted by nepg View Post
                  Gronk's routes weren't that great early in the year. He was rarely where he was supposed to be, and dropped some key passes. Also didn't help Gronk that Hernandez picked up the offense really quick and had an instant connection with Brady. The other factor is that Gronk was mainly used as a blocker until Moss was traded.
                  A lot of those drops had to do with poorly placed balls by Brady as well. The instant connection just wasn't there between those too and Gronk did make some very big mental mistakes as well. I'm happy to say the majority of that is gone though. I could see him putting up 700+ yards and over 10 TD's for us next year.

                  R.I.P. Junior Seau

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                  • Originally posted by nepg View Post
                    Gronk's routes weren't that great early in the year. He was rarely where he was supposed to be, and dropped some key passes. Also didn't help Gronk that Hernandez picked up the offense really quick and had an instant connection with Brady. The other factor is that Gronk was mainly used as a blocker until Moss was traded.
                    Yeah the thing with the offense is that it does have a lot of the same principles of Urban Meyer's spread scheme. Obviously more evolved in the passing game and not based on the run option but a lot of the same type of routes so it was easier for Hernandez to come up to speed. A lot also needs to be said about this year was Gronk's first action in a year due to his injury. It was bound to take time


                    BoneKrusher killing it with the sig

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                    • One things for sure; we're right up there with the top of the league in terms of tight ends now and it only took a six months to completely take a traditionally weak position for us into one of our best.

                      R.I.P. Junior Seau

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                      • Originally posted by ElectricEye View Post
                        One things for sure; we're right up there with the top of the league in terms of tight ends now and it only took a six months to completely take a traditionally weak position for us into one of our best.
                        Yeah it really is quite amazing. There may be some better individual tight ends like Davis, Witten, and Gates; but I will take our collective group of Gronk-Crump-Hernandez over any group in the league. They all complement each other so well and have done so much for this offense.

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                        • I really hope we get a few more years out of Crumpler. Blocking specialists tend to be able to play their 30's, so we have that on our side.

                          R.I.P. Junior Seau

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                          • That pass that Gronk caught behind his shoulder last week was amazing. Gronk is already looking like what we were all hoping Watson would become.


                            Originally posted by WMD
                            Jesse realizing Walt was Santa Claus could really shake things up.
                            Originally posted by gpngc
                            I don't know how old you are, but if you can get to 24/25 without getting arrested or killed, you've done well for yourself lol.

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                            • Any word if anyone will be sitting out on Sunday?

                              Thanks to Bone Krusher for the sig

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                              • Originally posted by devinhester=R.O.Y 2006 View Post
                                Any word if anyone will be sitting out on Sunday?
                                It sounds like they'll play at least a half and a series in the third quarter, maybe less depending on the individual injuries they're dealing with.


                                Interesting article on Mankins;

                                http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/f...k_next_season/

                                Don't want to get anyones hopes up, but it sounds a lot better than it did before he was playing for us.

                                R.I.P. Junior Seau

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