Back of the roster decisions

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    Back of the roster decisions

    Impressive; Fleming, Halapio ( he has really improved over the course of camp), Butler, Garp ( see Halapio comment), LaFell


     


    Losing faith; KT, Kline, Devey, Cave


     


    Lost faith; Beauharnis


     


    On the fence; Bolden, Devlin


     


    Keeping the faith; Boyce, Mallett


    Edit: Impressed with both Flemings


    Edit: spoke with an ex Cowboy scout and he says Bass is better than Chris Jones. 

     
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    Impressive; Fleming, Halapio ( he has really improved over the course of camp), Butler, Garp ( see Halapio comment), LaFell

     

    Losing faith; KT, Kline, Devey, Cave

     

    Lost faith; Beauharnis

     

    On the fence; Bolden, Devlin

     

    Keeping the faith; Boyce, Mallett



    I have no faith in mallet...

     
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    Impressive; Fleming, Halapio ( he has really improved over the course of camp), Butler, Garp ( see Halapio comment), LaFell

     

    Losing faith; KT, Kline, Devey, Cave

     

    Lost faith; Beauharnis

     

    On the fence; Bolden, Devlin

     

    Keeping the faith; Boyce, Mallett



    I have no faith in mallet...



    Why? How much have u seen of him?

     
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    I have no faith in mallet...

     




    Why? How much have u seen of him?





    I think after last preseason it was evident Mallet wasn't going to amount to much.  Matter of fact, I might have kept Tebow over Mallet last season.  At least Tebow can get some yards running with the ball, lol!

     
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    Due to the state of the TE situation Devlin will be on the 53 man roster. The flexibility of using him in multiples roles will get him a spot.

     
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    Impressive; Fleming, Halapio ( he has really improved over the course of camp), Butler, Garp ( see Halapio comment), LaFell

     

    Losing faith; KT, Kline, Devey, Cave

     

    Lost faith; Beauharnis

     

    On the fence; Bolden, Devlin

     

    Keeping the faith; Boyce, Mallett



    I have no faith in mallet...



    Why? How much have u seen of him?



    Hardly any...that's what I mean. I hear good reports but I feel like he's sort of like Bigfoot. I see all these shows on tv about "finding Bigfoot" and the supposed definitive proof of its existence. I take the stance of believing it when I see it.

    im not saying he won't ever be a good QB. I just have such little evidence to support having faith in him.

     

     

     
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    Impressive; Fleming, Halapio ( he has really improved over the course of camp), Butler, Garp ( see Halapio comment), LaFell

     

     

     

    Losing faith; KT, Kline, Devey, Cave

     

     

     

    Lost faith; Beauharnis

     

     

     

    On the fence; Bolden, Devlin

     

     

     

    Keeping the faith; Boyce, Mallett

     

    Edit: Impressed with both Flemings

     

    Edit: spoke with an ex Cowboy scout and he says Bass is better than Chris Jones. 



    Adding edit at bottom

     
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    I've been very impressed with jimmy g, and butler as have most. 

     
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    Hardly any...that's what I mean. I hear good reports but I feel like he's sort of like Bigfoot. I see all these shows on tv about "finding Bigfoot" and the supposed definitive proof of its existence. I take the stance of believing it when I see it.

    im not saying he won't ever be a good QB. I just have such little evidence to support having faith in him.



    This is exactly what was said of Cassel during the 2007 preseason.

    I've been underwhelmed by what I've seen of Mallet as well, but I know that doesn't necessarily reflect how he would perform if he was ever actually called upon in live action.

     
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    What are your thoughts on Arrington and Nink.  To be honest I haven't heard a thing in months on Nink, good or bad.  It's like he fell off the earth.

     
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    What are your thoughts on Arrington and Nink.  To be honest I haven't heard a thing in months on Nink, good or bad.  It's like he fell off the earth.



    I had posted earlier in camp, I see some slippage in Nink. Still productive, but I thought Buchanon would push him for more snaps. I am backing off that statement, more because of Buchanon than Nink however. 

    I have been impressed with Smith, and feel he could take some snaps from Nink this season.

    I like Arrington, actually quite a bit. However this season I feel he is the 5th best CB. A nice problem to have.

     
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    You know everyone keeps saying "this is what people said about Cassel, Hoyer, whoever..."

    I don't recall saying anything about Cassel except that he didn't play, that the two guys ahead of him at USC won the Heisman and he's 6'5".  He didn't play in the Pros, hardly at all in the preseason but both he and Hoyer were better on lone drives than Mallet was in four years.

    Mallet didn't play much either, but he also is a colossal sized QB, you'd think in 4 years he'd have given us a single piece of film, a single great throw?  He hasn't ...

     
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    Also I'm less concerned about what Mallet hasn't done as I am with what Gyro has.

     
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    You know everyone keeps saying "this is what people said about Cassel, Hoyer, whoever..."

    I don't recall saying anything about Cassel except that he didn't play, that the two guys ahead of him at USC won the Heisman and he's 6'5".  He didn't play in the Pros, hardly at all in the preseason but both he and Hoyer were better on lone drives than Mallet was in four years.

    Mallet didn't play much either, but he also is a colossal sized QB, you'd think in 4 years he'd have given us a single piece of film, a single great throw?  He hasn't ...



    I have seen Mallett really impress in practice when he has Mankins, Cannon and Vollmer in front of him, and Edelman and Amendola of his wings. Guy makes all the throws, and moves well enough in the pocket. He also makes that wheel route throw to Vareen and White effortlessly. 

    It's unfortunate he hasn't had the chance to show his stuff with the #1's around him

     
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    Hardly any...that's what I mean. I hear good reports but I feel like he's sort of like Bigfoot. I see all these shows on tv about "finding Bigfoot" and the supposed definitive proof of its existence. I take the stance of believing it when I see it.


    im not saying he won't ever be a good QB. I just have such little evidence to support having faith in him.




    This is exactly what was said of Cassel during the 2007 preseason.


    I've been underwhelmed by what I've seen of Mallet as well, but I know that doesn't necessarily reflect how he would perform if he was ever actually called upon in live action.




    I agree. I don't believe Mallet would have kept a roster spot all these years if he was a complete stiff. Is he a capable starting QB? Honestly, I hope we don't find out in NE. Doing well in practice isn't the same as actual games.  If the situation ever came to where Mallet had to be the starter in NE, I'd imagine that the Pats would have to alter the offense some to maximize his strengths. Similar to what was done when Cassel stepped in or even when Brady took over for Bledsoe. The real question to me is, does the team have confidence in Mallet? They did in Brady and Cassel, but honestly I don't see any evidence of it with Mallet in the tiny sample we've had to see him play. Go Pats!

     
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    Your comment about losing faith in KT is interesting.  In mini camp everyone was in love with him.  First week of camp, it sounded like he was up and down.  Now I'm reading mostly negative reports.  He is clearly losing steam and trending in the wrong direction.  I thought he was an absolute lock to make the team a few weeks ago, now I'm not quite so sure.  

     
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    Why is Develin in this mix? Not saying he's an all-pro, but I've never seen him mess up either. What's the issue there? I'd rather keep him than some stiff blocking TE.

     
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    I was playing the music loudly for Beauharnais on draft day, but unlike the Titanic , most of my musicians are heading for the lifeboats..............I'm still whistling but facing safety.............


    "Don't touch my Leatherhelmet!!"

     
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    I was not at all impressed by what I saw of Mallett in the 'skins preseason game but then again neither were most on this board.  That said, I'm in no position to make an assessment regarding his viability as a starting caliber NFL qb.  Unless we actually see this guy taking meaningful snaps we don't really know what he is capable of doing.

     
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    Why is Develin in this mix? Not saying he's an all-pro, but I've never seen him mess up either. What's the issue there? I'd rather keep him than some stiff blocking TE.



    I like Devlin. He plays hard and brings an edge. Not many Pats have that edge, but Devlin does. No issue, other than numbers

     
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    Why is Develin in this mix? Not saying he's an all-pro, but I've never seen him mess up either. What's the issue there? I'd rather keep him than some stiff blocking TE.



    I like Devlin. He plays hard and brings an edge. Not many Pats have that edge, but Devlin does. No issue, other than numbers



    I got the impression that Devlin was in the mix for the fullback/Hback/3rd TE option.

     
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    still too early and mostly based on practice only.  Let's see what they can do in pre-season games.

     
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     I'd be surprised if they let Develin go.  From everything I've read he's been performing well, and I think a FB is actually a useful piece to have, especially if the TEs are thin.  I think he stays.  

     

    On WRs, I assume Amendola, Edelman, LaFell, and Dobson are locks. I think they'll keep at least one more, and as far as I can tell Thompkins has still performed the best of the rest.  

     

     
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    Why is Develin in this mix? Not saying he's an all-pro, but I've never seen him mess up either. What's the issue there? I'd rather keep him than some stiff blocking TE.



    I like Devlin. He plays hard and brings an edge. Not many Pats have that edge, but Devlin does. No issue, other than numbers



    I got the impression that Devlin was in the mix for the fullback/Hback/3rd TE option.



    Of course he is in the mix. He could and should be on the roster. But that roster spot looks like it is coming down between the following;

    Mallett/Garop. Looks like both are locks

    Boyce/KT. Seemingly both make it, although KT does not play ST at all

    Connolly/Kline. 

    Bolden

    that last spot could come down to keeping Devlin, Kline or Bolden. We know BB likes 4-5 RB's and 8-9 OL. 

    What does Devlin actually bring to the table? 

    -emotion and passion. His physicality fires up the rest of the team

    -ST play

    -FB lead blocking

    -at most Devlin might see 1-2 carries and 1-2 targets per game

     
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    Develin's main role on offense will be to block.  He's very likely the Matt Mulligan replacement.  He won't necessarily play TE much, but he'll do what Mulligan did, only from the FB spot:  block and catch an occasional pass.  Plus he may carry for short yardage occasionally.  I can see the Pats going with just two TEs (Gronk and Hoomanawanui) and Develin. 

     

     
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