Re: Happy to be here...
- An excellent question, George; one that was on my mind all season as
well. With all the talk of Stallworth's talents, for example, I was
surprised that he was not thrown to more often. When he did get the
ball in his hands, he more often than not, made a play. It just
wasn't very often.
I imagine, for all TB's talk of "my favorite receiver is the open
one" talk, it's natural for a QB to become more comfortable with
certain guys - Manning/Harrison, Montana/Rice, Aikman/Irvin, etc.
With Welker seemingly always being open, and the big play capability
of Moss, I'm sure it takes more discipline to spread it around. You
have to look a little deeper into your progressions when you've got
the likes of Reche Caldwell and Doug Gabriel on the field. ;o)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "George" <patswingr@...> wrote:
> One of the most frustrating things about being a "TV view only"
fan is that
> it leaves us totally unable to fairly judge WRs or DBs. We just
> enough of what they're doing before the ball is thrown.
> So, in this specific case, I'm left to wonder if Stallworth and
> open more often than Tom threw to them; or if he was forced to go
> and Moss as often as he did because the former two weren't a
> An imperfect fan of the imperfect Patriots!
> From: email@example.com
> Behalf Of RandyZ. Pierce
> Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 6:48 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [patriotzip] Happy to be here...
> I'm completely pleased with Gaffney on many levels. He probably
> have quite the talent of Stallworth but I had more confidence that
> Gaffney were on the same page than Brady and Stallworth.
> I do think that this was not Tom's best year for spreading the
> but perhaps the folks at Cold Hard Football Facts would set me
straight if I
> did the research. I feel Welker and Moss took the vast majority
> receptions and throws - not unwise given the talents of both but I
> it was a detriment to both of those guys that we didn't have a
> end target and too often the Gaffney or Stallworth option was
> Great to hear the team is moving forward in the work-out
program now and
> that already the new faces are making a presence - buy into the
> of work and focus and this team will have another very good year.
> Go Pats!