posted at 6/19/2014 10:44 AM EDT
In response to DougIrwin's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
I have been reading about Boyce at OTA's, and lament the fact that he wasn't utilized a bit more last year. The whispers were that he really did not understand the offense, so I do understand not throwing him to the wolves. He also did battle injury at the end of the season. But it would have been a real nice change of pace to see him on a simple bubble screen or end around. we saw glimpses last year, maybe one game, or even one half of a game, of what the potential could be. I can't recall any WR here in a long time that has his speed and elusiveness.
I am really hoping Josh McD finds a way to put the ball in his hands 5-7 times per game this year..
I know many here are down on the WR core, but lets face it, there are many, many options available to this offense depending on what the opposing defense is trying to do. This offense can put 4 wide on the field, and while they haven't yet jelled as a group, there is a ton of talent. If they can all get on the same page, TB can be amazing this year
Boyce is set to bust out. He reminds me of percy harvin in skill set
We may have our kick returner problems solved as well.
I can see the Boyce and harvin comparison. Like most here, the WR I was highest on acquired last year was Boyce.
bDC is also reporting thompkins having a nice camp. It will be tough to gauge who makes it. Gallon intrigues me as well, and I would really Like to see what he has to offer.
Curious if folks think we keep 6 WRs, or what the count will be? Could we go light on TE and keep an extra WR? Locks I think...Edelman, amendola, Lafell, Dobson...besides the kids that have little to no shot, we also have thompkins, Boyce, gallon. Is slater counted in the first group? If so and the pats roll with 6, that leaves one position amongst thompkins, Boyce, gallon. I can't see the pats letting go Boyce, and if thompkins keep performing, how can you release him? That would mean gallon to IR or PS, the Pats would carry 7 including Slater.