Re: [patriotzip] Cut Tebow NOW!
- Very good summation George! I agree with all your points. Tebow will need to contribute more than a practice player QB mimicking the option read QB s they will face this year (EJ Manuel, Geno Smith etc). I would add that Beauharnais has slipped and is on the bubble to make the final roster. He is very slow in pass coverage (slower than Spikes). Hoomanawanui is slipping also. Do they keep 4 or 5 RB's? Do they keep a true FB and drop a TE? Do they keep an extra CB rather than Safety?Mark Morse Razor's Edge Tailgate Patriots Fangroup
http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/RazorsEdgeTailgate/From: George Richman <patswingr@...>
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Subject: [patriotzip] Cut Tebow NOW!I have several observations from this game; but the strongest opinion I came away with was that the Patriots should cut Tim Tebow immediately. There is no chance that he can win a game for them. If Brady goes down, Mallet goes in. If Mallet goes down ... who cares? Put Edelman in as emergency QB, and sign somebody off the street for the next game. Tebow has nothing to contribute. Use that roster spot to keep either a 5th RB (Bolden), or a FB (Develin), or an extra DB (Green). Any one of them will contribute more to the team than Tebow could.OK, with that vent done, on to the many good things I took away from this game!Player Points:* Brady - Nothing to add to the obvious. WOW!* Amendola is definitely the real thing. Stay healthy, baby!* Ridley solid once again; as was Blount (nice catch and YAC!)* Vereen very "Faulk-like". I remain convinced that he's an upgrade from Woodhead.* Sudfeld was terrific! Both the 2-point conversion, and his TD showed great hands and concentration. Definitely a keeper.* Mallet had a bad start, but did get better as the game went on. He didn't suck.* I loved the pressure from the starting D in this game! Jones (quick and sure tackling), Ninko, Kelly, and Spikes all consistently getting to, or near the QB. The #s did OK also. Forston, Collins, Benard and Buchanan all made themselves visible. #3s ... not so much. :-)* Develin worthy of mention at FB. Blocked aggressively, and made a couple of nice short yardage runs. (Again, I'd keep him over Tebow.)* No outstanding play from the rookie WRs in this one; but they were OK. Tebow got too much time at QB, and that cost them opportunities!* Nice "Law-like" pick and TD by Ryan. But he blew a couple of plays also.* I was again impressed with the overall work by CB Green. I'd like to see him make the team.* Cole was better this week, but still beaten regularly. He can definitely tackle.* Wilson still a disappointment.My greatest disappointment was with the overall STs play. I have not been happy with this element of team in recent years; and I'm still not. They don't block well to set up the ball carriers on either KRs or PRs. They fail to bottle up opposing returners on either KRs or PRs. We see the occasional great individual play by guys like Slater and Fletcher; but, as a unit, the STs are just not very good.That's a wrap for me. Comments?----- George Richman
- Well, Gerry Callahan agrees with you, George. And I guess I do too. Had high hopes that he'd have a role with this team, but at this point, I don't see it either - not at the expense of a valuable roster spot.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, George Richman <patswingr@...> wrote:
> I have several observations from this game; but the strongest opinion I
> came away with was that the Patriots should cut Tim Tebow immediately.
> There is no chance that he can win a game for them. If Brady goes down,
> Mallet goes in. If Mallet goes down ... who cares? Put Edelman in as
> emergency QB, and sign somebody off the street for the next game. Tebow has
> nothing to contribute. Use that roster spot to keep either a 5th RB
> (Bolden), or a FB (Develin), or an extra DB (Green). Any one of them will
> contribute more to the team than Tebow could.
> --- George Richman