Re: Matt Slater/Julian Edleman - Leadership?
posted at 8/14/2013 11:37 AM EDT
In response to russgriswold's comment:
In response to TripleOG's comment:
In response to mthurl's comment:
You bring up a good point regarding having a former wideout mentoring these guys. I think they are just expecting Brady to do it - have him tell them how the routes are to be run, etc - but it makes some sense to have guy who actually has done it before help out. I mean Amendola is no rookie, but he's still young and trying to learn his place in this offense as it is (he's got a lot on his plate). Jenkins will be gone and Edelman isn't exactly an experienced wide receiver.
I'll tell you I did notice a difference in polish between the rookies and Edelman, Jenkins and Amendola running routes and doing drills. They just looked more smooth, now the rookies looked like they had more size, speed and ability, but there is something to be said for experience.
I remember the year Ty Law went down and he was zapping aroung in the lil wheelchair cart having fun during SB week. I recall him being on the sidelines and helping out Troy Brown in between series who had been thrown into the mix. Now obviously that was an extreme case and Troy had never played defense but the little points and techniques that Ty gave him were invaluble. He would tell him, Troy u gotta grab him high up here near the shoulder pads when you jam him. Little nuances with his footwork. I dont think Brady has time to do that on the field when he is going over his printouts from the previous series. These young guys DO have talent, but they need to learn the tricks of the trade or else the more savvy CBs will get the better of them and they will be flagged for offensive P.I. and things like that. Why not cover all bases and bring in a guy to help with coaching?
Dude, your troll work is annoying this week. Edelman has been working very closely, as reported, in particular with Josh Boyce, likely because he will be used in the slot and at the X, JUST LIKE EDELMAN. Maybe if you did homework once in a while, you'd know this. Amendola is 27 or 28 years old. He's a veteran, too. Just forget it. These guys know the system and are mentors, just fine.
Yes, this is a young team that needs leaders and Edelman is a leader. Period. Get over it. The only complaint any Pats fan should have with him is his health issues. Other than that, acting like this guy does not give 125% in any capacity is a JOKE.
Slater, has been here since 2008 and is a valued STs player, who is likely also a lock.
You and your troll bretheren looking for super duper All Stars at every roster spot is becoming VERY annoying.
Wake me when you criticize Brady's GOD AWFUL AFC Title games recently or poor or mediocre postseasons. When you do that, then maybe a thread like this might have more credence.
Until then, it comes off trollish in nature. It's like you're scouring the roster to find ways to complain, which is what our Pats trolls do here. Some of us find it VERY annoying because it's the work of a troll.
The immaturity that goes along with your thinking is also very obvious.
Trollwork?? What is that? Im sure you would know being the biggest troll here. We all had a nice day conversing with you not around. It really made me realize how much of a poisonous troll you really are. You show up here and immediately start your trollling on MY thread in which NOBODY else seemed to think it was trolling. You really need to get a life you freeking nutjob! Good job youve done in the past year. You have succeeding in p*ssing off every last one of your supporters and are OFFICIALLY the laughing stock of this board, so I will take any comments from YOU with a grain of salt. Now go ahead and attack my character cuz you are done here. Go throw back some anheiser busch while watching your kid sister, you basement dwelling Dweeb!