Deep Threat?

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    Deep Threat?

    I'm wondering why there is so much talk about needing a deep threat?  I dont know if I am the only one who realizes Tom Brady sucks at throwing deep?  The only time I can remember him being successful going deep was when he would "chuck it" downfield to a covered (sometimes doubled) Randy Moss and he would simply go up and get it.  He is a fantastic short to mid range passer.  I cringe everytime I see him go deep.  Think this years Baltimore and Superbowl games.  Also I dont think the Pats have run a screen in about 8 years.  I remember those screens being the staple of the offense and them winning rings..
     
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    While I agree with the notion that Brady isn't all that great going deep, the presence of a deep threat that dictates coverage is what we need.

    Hell, a deep threat isn't the right way to put it, we need a WR that can be affective outside the numbers with the ability to get separation and go deep.

    Right now, defenses can pack the middle of the field and play one safety deep on us with pure man across the board( think Steelers game), stuff the run and bump our WR's and TE's going over the middle. Makes life hell for Brady and the offense.

    You get someone that you wont cover one-on-one without safety help over the top like Lloyd, Bowe or Jackson and it immediately frees up the middle of the field.
     
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    Look this team needs defensize help first and foremost, but the ability to stretch the field is one of the very few weaknesses this offense does have. 

    Here is the link:
    http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4718530/scientist-cooks-up-pats-formula

    They need help getting into the third part of the field.  Just not as much help as they need stopping other O's. 
     
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    Not just deep, but perimeter.  Similar, but different.  Think David Givens. 
     
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    The Pats have never won a championship with a " deep threat"  its a myth.. its when he throws a fifty yard interception on first down that has kept them from glory..
     
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    [QUOTE]The Pats have never won a championship with a " deep threat"  its a myth.. its when he throws a fifty yard interception on first down that has kept them from glory..
    Posted by neackerwitz[/QUOTE]

    You're right.  They won with:

    1.  Stout Defenses (they don't have now) Top 10 D's
    2.  Strong running game (Dillion, Smith - Maybe they will have it next year)
    3.  Number 2WRs all over the place in-or-around their primes (Givens, Branch, Brown, Patten)
     
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    Also when people want that 'deep threat', no one is saying get Desean Jackson...  He is truly and only a deep threat.


    I think the idea is get a WR with size and speed to keep D's on their heals. 
     
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    All I'm saying is that its a luxury to have a deep threat.  Its not the missing piece of the puzzle.  The Pats have become the team they used to beat on a consistent basis.  01 Rams, the Colts team of the past decade ( think 06 AFC championship game up 21-3), for some unfathomable reason they decide not to run out the clock when they have leads late in games.  That is the most frustrating way to watch them lose a game. Also think about the week 3 loss to Buffalo this year when they were up 21-0 and Brady throws 4 interceptions.  I dont care how boring it is to watch them run the ball and go three and out every time as long as it takes the necessary time off the clock, their going to win.
     
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    Welcome back, Rusty.
     
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    Brady came into the league with a weak arm and his shoulder hasn't been right for a couple of years.  If you never practiced before and you can't practice now, you're not going to get very good.  Brady will never become extremely accurate 40 yards downfield, unlike Ryan Mallett, for example.

    The only credible deep threat for the Patriots is a tall, long-armed guy who can wrestle control of the ball from a defensive back in single coverage.  Moss was perfect.  For Brady it won't be a question of some speed demon getting half a step open, of getting two steps open or of getting three steps open.  It will be a question of whether your guy can get to wherever the ball happens to come down, whether your guy can hip-check the defender into the lower stands or at least can body the guy out of the play, and whether your guy can slap the ball away if the defender has position.  Somebody with these skills would be a touchdown machine.

    Would you like to see a four tight end formation next year? 
     
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    [QUOTE]Brady came into the league with a weak arm and his shoulder hasn't been right for a couple of years.  If you never practiced before and you can't practice now, you're not going to get very good.  Brady will never become extremely accurate 40 yards downfield, unlike Ryan Mallett, for example. The only credible deep threat for the Patriots is a tall, long-armed guy who can wrestle control of the ball from a defensive back in single coverage.  Moss was perfect.  For Brady it won't be a question of some speed demon getting half a step open, of getting two steps open or of getting three steps open.  It will be a question of whether your guy can get to wherever the ball happens to come down, whether your guy can hip-check the defender into the lower stands or at least can body the guy out of the play, and whether your guy can slap the ball away if the defender has position.  Somebody with these skills would be a touchdown machine. Would you like to see a four tight end formation next year? 
    Posted by Paul_K[/QUOTE]

    couldnt agree more.. what I would like to see is Michael Bush in the backfield.  A new Cory Dillon, Antwoine Smith type beast who will pound other teams into submission.
     
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    A most awesome free agency period would be getting:
    RB Michael Bush OR RB Mike Tolbert
    WR Brandon Lioyd
    WR Robert Meachem
    LB Mario Williams

    All of these guys could be gotten by the Patriots if they wanted them & letting BJGE, Chad O, Deion Branch  go along with a few other peicese of dead weight would free up enough money to do that....then go D with 3 of the 1st 4 picks....

     
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    I agree with the OP.

    And for some reason when I think of Lloyd,. I just dont see him coming here and blowing the top off the defense. This is a classic case of fans thinking the grass is greener. I mean, Im all for him coming here on the cheap and playing a role, but I dont think its gonna be catching 50 yard bombs.
     
    He is a crafty WR, who runs ok routes, but so does CHad, anyone know if he can read and dictate where coverage is and how to run his routes based on that?

    Anyone think he can beat man press coverage? Sure against good CB's. but very good ones like Revis and Cro'....IDK

    I just want everyone to temper what Lloyd can do here. I've watched the guy, and he makes some great akward catches,  but he is not a Burner who is gonna run past cover 2.
     
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    Since the ravens are cutting lee evans id like to see him come in.
     
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    We need

    one badly
     
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    Depends on what problems you want to solve. I think WR isn't as high a priority vs. DL or Secondary.

    However, if there's a choice of spending money on retaining Welker OR signing/drafting a bigger, faster WR who can work the sidelines and deep in addition to using Edelman in the slot - why not do the latter?
     
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     Speed kills.
     
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    Trading Welker would be giving up a hundred catches a season. Give Welker a fair offer maybe 18-20 for 3 years. Personally I don't want Brady throwing it down field all the time. I am of the camp we need to commit to the run more then throw it down field.
     
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    [QUOTE]I agree with the OP. And for some reason when I think of Lloyd,. I just dont see him coming here and blowing the top off the defense. This is a classic case of fans thinking the grass is greener. I mean, Im all for him coming here on the cheap and playing a role, but I dont think its gonna be catching 50 yard bombs.   He is a crafty WR, who runs ok routes, but so does CHad, anyone know if he can read and dictate where coverage is and how to run his routes based on that? Anyone think he can beat man press coverage? Sure against good CB's. but very good ones like Revis and Cro'....IDK I just want everyone to temper what Lloyd can do here. I've watched the guy, and he makes some great akward catches,  but he is not a Burner who is gonna run past cover 2.
    Posted by JayShizzle45[/QUOTE]

    In 2010 under McDaniels and playing a full year with a stable QB he was 2nd in 20+yrd and 40+yrd recs (23, 9) only Wallace had more (26, 10) so I would say that even though he's not a traditional deep threat he would force teams to respect his abilities and place a S deeper to prevent his big play ability.

    This coming at a cost that will most likely be much lower then a 1st and a deal in the range of C. Johnson

     
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    Didn't have one when the Pats were winning superbowls, don't need one now. Only reason  to have one is to satisfy the fantasy football people and the monday morning GM's that think they know better than the pro's.
     
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    Some people believe passing is the problem, we didn't pass enough in the Super Bowl to win... that's why Welker, Hernandez and Branch dropped 3 successive passes, lack of practice...
     
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    [QUOTE]Didn't have one when the Pats were winning superbowls, don't need one now. Only reason  to have one is to satisfy the fantasy football people and the monday morning GM's that think they know better than the pro's.
    Posted by rtuinila[/QUOTE]

    You're absolutely right!! WE didn't have ONE deep threat when we were winning Super Bowls...we had three of them.

    Branch was ten years younger and got separation against anyone he went against (at one point he may of been the quickest wr in the entire NFL) and he had some long speed.
     
    Givens has size and good quickness to go along with that size, he may of "only" ran in the 4.5 range, but he got behind a defense and would actually catch it. There was a reason why the Titans gave him a 20 million dollar contract (and he probably would of earned it if he hadn't blown out his knee).

    David Patten got behind defenses with ease and was a very very under ratted receiver. He also was extremely quick and would take a screen pass and get an easy 10 yards with it.

    Even Bethel Johson ran a 4.3 and would stretch things once in a while. The only guy that we have with speed right now is a special teams player and our tight ends. 
     
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    [QUOTE]Trading Welker would be giving up a hundred catches a season. Give Welker a fair offer maybe 18-20 for 3 years. Personally I don't want Brady throwing it down field all the time. I am of the camp we need to commit to the run more then throw it down field.
    Posted by Philskiw1[/QUOTE]
    Yup, having a legitimate, physical running attack will help Brady and the passing game much more than a deep threat.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Deep Threat? : You're absolutely right!! WE didn't have ONE deep threat when we were winning Super Bowls...we had three of them. Branch was ten years younger and got separation against anyone he went against (at one point he may of been the quickest wr in the entire NFL) and he had some long speed.   Givens has size and good quickness to go along with that size, he may of "only" ran in the 4.5 range, but he got behind a defense and would actually catch it. There was a reason why the Titans gave him a 20 million dollar contract (and he probably would of earned it if he hadn't blown out his knee). David Patten got behind defenses with ease and was a very very under ratted receiver. He also was extremely quick and would take a screen pass and get an easy 10 yards with it. Even Bethel Johson ran a 4.3 and would stretch things once in a while. The only guy that we have with speed right now is a special teams player and our tight ends. 
    Posted by mthurl[/QUOTE]

    Except for B Johnson mthurl not a single receiver you mentioned was considered a deep threat.

    All of them typically worked the 5-20yrd range which is considered the short-intermediate range. Givens and Patten though were considered outside threats. I think that's the type of WR we need. A intermediate-deep range WR (10-30yrd range) who can work the sidelines. Which isn't always a burner that you hit 30+yrds down field

     

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