Re: Back of the roster decisions
posted at 8/14/2014 6:31 AM EDT
In response to ATJ's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to Muzwell's comment:
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
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
-FB lead blocking
-at most Devlin might see 1-2 carries and 1-2 targets per game