Collie is back

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    Collie is back

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/01/02/austin-collie-returns-to-patriots/

    Per PFT Austin Collie is back, which probably means that either Boyce or Dobson is questionable for the first PO game. Like what he brings, but would prefer that "our own guys" could stay healthy.

     
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    I'm more concerned about Dobson now.

     
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    Rkarp had his observation post saying he believes Dobson may have a fractured foot. if that's the case i doubt we even see him this playoffs....

     

     
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    Re: Collie is back

    bumped

     
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    Collie + Dobson will play next game... i have confidence in that.

     
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    Rkarp had his observation post saying he believes Dobson may have a fractured foot. if that's the case i doubt we even see him this playoffs....

     



    I agree and that's a bummer, but we all know Collie will be where he's supposed to be and it looks like he has reliable hands too...he doesn't that size and speed like Dobson, but I'll take it. The offense will have the look of three slot receivers - which isn't a good thing - hopefully Thompkins will be able to get free on the outside. 

    The defense will need to play out of their minds to advance us to a super bowl this year.

     
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    Rkarp had his observation post saying he believes Dobson may have a fractured foot. if that's the case i doubt we even see him this playoffs....

     

     



    Regardless, next man up! The player doesn't matter as much as his mental preparation and the coaches being able to identify the best ways to capitalize on that player's strengths and minimize that player's weaknesses. We must keep in mind that every single player in the NFL is capable of playing the game at the professional level and found themselves there for a reason, exceptional football playing ability at their position. Many never get to realize their ful potential due to the fact that they just never get the opportunities for lact of their coaches ability to develope their true potential. Bill is a great football coach, and like ALL GREAT COACHES, is a master at teaching the intricacies of the game. A great coach is able to identify, then capitalize on every player's strengths. As we've seen with this Patriots team for quite a long time now, individual prowess does not contribute to team success as much as each member knowing his specific job and doing it competently. Just like in a chain.....................GO PATS!

     

     
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    Thank You Bill Belichick!

     
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    I am not. It was what I suspected.  When you have two rookies with apparent foot injuries late in the year, you need a healthy veteran you can rely on.

    If Dobson was seriously injured they wouldn't be sitting around twiddling their thumbs 4 days later.

    Injury reports come out on Tuesdays based on the player's ability to practice. Mankins, Boyce and Dobson were all held out.  Not surprising on any.  They have a BYe week and all are apparently ailing with something.

    At the end of the day, whoever we play in the divisionals, I think we can get by missing all 3 of those players anyway.

    Solder is at LT, I have faith in Kline and Collie is a good 3rd or 4th WR here behind Edelman, Amendola and Thompkins.

    So, technically, BB could rest all of those guys for 2+ weeks to play it safe. Mankins ankle sprain  may be a high one, so that is something to monitor.  Usually, a low ankle sprain is walkable under your own power. Or, maybe helping him off is what they do for precautionary reasons for larger players and the weight they put on it.

    Collie was likely not going anywhere. McCourty had a concsussion, so BB needed bodies. Also, with Dennard getting rest, BB needed another healthy CB. WHo knows if they bring back Cole, too.  They may. He had some kind of a calf thing or something.



    Collie's spot on the roster has been for most of the year correlated with the availablilty of at least one of our rookie WRs in the coming week(s).  Now perhaps this is an exception, but given that Dobson appears to be the most injured it is fair imo to wonder about his availability for the divisional round.  I am not suggesting he is going to be IR'ed although rkarp is not the only one to speculate on this (even Reiss has).

     
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    Thank You Bill Belichick!




    LOL!

     

     
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    In response to CatfishHunter's comment:

    Thank You Bill Belichick!




    LOL!

     




    Plenty of people on this board are under the belief (mistaken IMO) that Pats personnel read these threads.

    So, I'll have to assume BB had his feet up on his desk yesterday, read my Bring Back Collie thread (and its wisdom) and made the call.

    Love the move.  Need a veteran that still has all his skills.

    I love Collie!

     
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    In response to pcmIV's comment:

    I'm more concerned about Dobson now.



    I am not. It was what I suspected.  When you have two rookies with apparent foot injuries late in the year, you need a healthy veteran you can rely on.

    If Dobson was seriously injured they wouldn't be sitting around twiddling their thumbs 4 days later.

    Injury reports come out on Tuesdays based on the player's ability to practice. Mankins, Boyce and Dobson were all held out.  Not surprising on any.  They have a BYe week and all are apparently ailing with something.

    At the end of the day, whoever we play in the divisionals, I think we can get by missing all 3 of those players anyway.

    Solder is at LT, I have faith in Kline and Collie is a good 3rd or 4th WR here behind Edelman, Amendola and Thompkins.

    So, technically, BB could rest all of those guys for 2+ weeks to play it safe. Mankins ankle sprain  may be a high one, so that is something to monitor.  Usually, a low ankle sprain is walkable under your own power. Or, maybe helping him off is what they do for precautionary reasons for larger players and the weight they put on it.

    Collie was likely not going anywhere. McCourty had a concsussion, so BB needed bodies. Also, with Dennard getting rest, BB needed another healthy CB. WHo knows if they bring back Cole, too.  They may. He had some kind of a calf thing or something.

     



    Disagree. Belichick would very much keep Dobson's injury a secret all the way up to the game at this point, he has nothing to lose by doing this. This is classic Belichick....this is what he does. 

     
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    Glad he is back too. Not a knock on the kids, but this is the Play-offs. He has Play-off experience, he understands urgency, and clutch.
    The kids have had their moments, but seen way too many BIG drops in games. You dont have next week to practice, you have a whole off-season.
    Glad to have a Veteran.

     
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    I wonder, why the continuing saga of bringing into camp "short" receivers?  An oft said comment about the current receiving corps is how short they stack up versus the taller d-backs the team faces.  It is one thing to stretch the field and another to be able to stretch upwards and fight for a high pass.  A play missed with Gronk out.

     
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    I wonder, why the continuing saga of bringing into camp "short" receivers?  An oft said comment about the current receiving corps is how short they stack up versus the taller d-backs the team faces.  It is one thing to stretch the field and another to be able to stretch upwards and fight for a high pass.  A play missed with Gronk out.




    Well the Gronk loss is huge.  But short becomes more of an issue when the talent is raw (rookie) or waning (vet on his last legs).

    Collie is neither.   He is a very smart route runner, quick, and with good hands.  He can line up in the slot or as a WR, despite what some say.  Heck we line up Vereen outside sometimes.

    Branch in his prime was very effective (SB MVP).  He didn't get shorter.  He lost his effectiveness.

     
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    Re: Collie is back

    In response to CatfishHunter's comment:

    In response to agcsbill's comment:

    I wonder, why the continuing saga of bringing into camp "short" receivers?  An oft said comment about the current receiving corps is how short they stack up versus the taller d-backs the team faces.  It is one thing to stretch the field and another to be able to stretch upwards and fight for a high pass.  A play missed with Gronk out.




    Well the Gronk loss is huge.  But short becomes more of an issue when the talent is raw (rookie) or waning (vet on his last legs).

    Collie is neither.   He is a very smart route runner, quick, and with good hands.  He can line up in the slot or as a WR, despite what some say.  Heck we line up Vereen outside sometimes.

    Branch in his prime was very effective (SB MVP).  He didn't get shorter.  He lost his effectiveness.



    I agree.

     
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