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#1 Dollar Store Dave

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:40 PM

A year ago at this time, there were hopes Brandon Tate would be the missing piece to the Patriots offense. He turned out to be an effective kick returner and an ineffective No. 3 receiver.

Now we’re not even sure if he’ll even remain with the Patriots.

Second year player Taylor Price has outplayed Tate in camp by all accounts. Price got snaps with Tom Brady Saturday night, but Tate did not.

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We should be first on the waiver wire if he gets waived. Brandon Tate could make for an interesting addition to our roster corps, which, let's face it, isn't very deep.

Plus, he's a decent kick returner.

Thoughts?

#2 Bj-Monster23

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:42 PM

I would take him the Guy can really develop into a good number 2 WR.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:43 PM

Hell yes!

#4 dpanther69

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:44 PM

I'd take him over LaFell now.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:45 PM

Heck no..

Why add another mid-tier Receiver? Who is he going to replace? Pilares? Edwards?
Why waste the cap space with us on the market for a DT and a CB?

#6 IceWhiteice

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:46 PM

We have no qb to throw him the ball

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:46 PM

He'd be worth a look, but even as a huge Heels fan, I wouldn't be too optimistic about a guy that didn't make much noise in that Pats offense. Very WR friendly offense in NE.

IMO, if he's cut, it's a move made due to the virtual elimination of kickoff returns.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:48 PM

Ah....UNC man...Now I get the obsession..

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:51 PM

Sure he never made huge numbers in the Pats' offense, but, look at their offense. For part of the time Tate was there, he had to share catches with Moss, Welker, Hernandez, Gronkowski, Branch, Woodhead, Green-Ellis, etc. There's a lot of receivers on the team, so, receivers past #1 or #2 aren't going to have huge numbers.

Also, I think that he could replace Pilares/Edwards instantly. He's young, still, and could develop into a nice wide receiver at some point. Next year, we could have a wide out corps of Smith, Gettis, LaFell, Tate, Naanee, Pilares... Think about that for a minute.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:52 PM

KR isn't a reason to bring anyone in. 90% of them are going to be TBs anyway. the rest....it just won't matter.

i don't see him as being much of an improvement over who we have on the roster, and that isn't saying that they are anything particularly special either.

only way we bring a new WR is if he's a special talent. i just don't see that happening.

i'd rather be focusing on shoring up the OL, improving DT, and above all getting someone worth a crap in at CB.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:52 PM

Heck no..

Why add another mid-tier Receiver? Who is he going to replace? Pilares? Edwards?
Why waste the cap space with us on the market for a DT and a CB?


Denver is in the mix for a DT now. whatever we do we better jump fast.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:57 PM

I'd cut LaFell for him before I gave up on AE or Pilares.

#13 Double Trouble

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:58 PM

when can you start signing cut players? right away? and when is the deadline where you have to cut players to get to the 53?

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:59 PM

- PFT

We should be first on the waiver wire if he gets waived. Brandon Tate could make for an interesting addition to our roster corps, which, let's face it, isn't very deep.

Plus, he's a decent kick returner.

Thoughts?


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#15 Jase

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:59 PM

Darian Durant is playing in the CFL, I'm sure we could call him up.


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