Pats claim LB AJ Edds

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    @MikeReiss More moving parts on the roster. RT: @BradBiggs: Patriots claim LB AJ Edds

    @MikeReiss A.J. Edds was a fourth-round pick in 2010. Spent his rookie season on injured reserve after tearing his ACL in training camp. Played at Iowa 2 minutes ago
     
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    This guy should be as good as a LB as Yeatman will be a TE... Ha!
     
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    im still baffled why the pats havnt drafted a olb the last 2 years.
     
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    Before his torn ACL, he was a pretty athletic LB. Not known for doing any 1 thing superbly, he also doesn't make mistakes and is a sure tackler. I think this is an interesting pickup, but don't know how it fits. He is a strong side 4-3 OLB, so who's spot would he take?..Fletcher, Guyton? Is he depth for Mayo?...

    Perhaps Tarpinian goes to IR. If that was the case, this makes sense to me.
     
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    payback...teachin them the rules

     
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    he's depth for Nink. I love it.
     
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    FL Draft Prospect: AJ Edds

    It is rare when you get the opportunity to dialogue with such a smart, humble, and confident young man. AJ Edds (LB, Iowa) is just that type of man and football player. Fresh off of an impressive performance at the Senior Bowl (Interception and fumble recovery), AJ was kind enough to answer a few of our questions.


    In Norm Parker’s Iowa defense, you rarely leave the field in obvious passing situations where most teams would use a sub-package. How has that helped you in getting ready for covering RB’s, TE’s, and WR’s in the NFL?

     

    Just playing for Norm Parker has been a great experience. Coach Parker does a great job putting his players in position to make plays which usually translates to good defense. By staying on the field during passing situations I think it showed my ability to cover in the open field and take away routes that many TE’s would be able to convert. By staying on the field I was also able to better understand the ways offenses try to manipulate linebackers and defensive backs with their route combinations. By understanding this it has helped to increase my overall football IQ, especially in the passing game.

    You had a couple of stumbles during practice at the Senior Bowl, and some analysts questioned your ability to stay with TEs and WRs in coverage. What is your response to this? (Note: AJ backed up his claims with an INT during the game)

    Anyone that questions my ability to cover TE’s and RB’s should look at my career at Iowa. I was routinely asked to play over slot receivers in space in our defensive scheme. I did a fairly good job with this and often took away the route that the QB was looking to hit. By being able to neutralize receivers in the slot, it has better helped me in my coverage of TE’s and RB’s. I would challenge anyone questioning my coverage ability to look at my career at Iowa and watch my responsibilites in the passing game.

    Another quirk with the Hawkeye defense is that you rarely blitz, however, you seemed to get pressure when called upon. How confident do you feel in getting to the QB? What is your best rush move?

    In our defenseive scheme the linebackers are rarely asked to apply pressure via blitz. Because of this I would acknowledge that rushing the passer is likely one of my biggest areas for improvement. That said, when asked to come on a blitz I did a pretty good job of hurrying the QB or coming up with the sack. Pass rushing is nothing more then desire and a player can excel in this area through determination and attitude.

    How much more weight can you add to your frame without losing speed? I know Chris Doyle does an amazing job with the Iowa Strength and Conditioning program, does he have you at your peak?

    I think I could effectively add another 9-12 lbs without losing a step. Simply because of the nature of my position at Iowa, I did not want to weigh too much that I would not be able to keep up with smaller, quicker receivers in space. Coach Doyle does a phenomenal job with our S&C at Iowa and he did a great job getting me to my optimal playing weight. I actually was as heavy as 251 in pre-season camp this past season (due to battling everyday with TE Tony Moeaki on the L.O.S.) but dropped a few pounds before the start of the season.

    With the Patriots being a 3-4 team, what position(s) do you think you could play for us? Are you up to shedding guards all day inside or do you feel more comfortable on the edge?

    In the Patriots 3-4 scheme I would envision myself more as an inside LB getting off blocks and getting to the ball. I likely do not have the frame to weigh 270-285 and still be effective if asked to come off the edge. And as said above, rushing the passer is probably not one of my strong points at this point. Although not very often, I did play in the box occasionally at Iowa and it would not be completely new to me.

    What can you say about your fellow Hawkeye LB’er Pat Angerer? What would NFL teams be getting?

    Pat Angerer is an animal that loves the game. He is a blue-collar type of player that looks for the physicality required to be an effective linebacker. Pat battles every play and never turns down a chance to deliver a blow. Pat would be a great addition to any team due to his work ethic and desire for the game.

    Thanks for your time AJ, and thanks to Jack and Diana at JBS for making this happen.


     
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    Quid pro quo
     
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    For those who don't speak Latin Quid Pro Quo= You scratch my back I'll scratch yours this is the loose translation directly from  Wikipedia..Back to AJ Edds if Tarpinian is dinged maybe Edds simply takes his spot on the roster and The next Gronkowski or DB or Safety takes Butlers vacated seat.
     
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    In Response to Re: Pats claim LB AJ Edds:
    For those who don't speak Latin Quid Pro Quo= You get what you pay for...Posted by sportsbozo1


     Actually , the definition of Q P Q  is a more-or-less
    equal exchange or substitution of goods or services.
     
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    beat me to that correction captain.
     
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    A good retribution claim.  I think Edds has a lot to offer for this team, as well as teaching Miami a lesson.
     
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    This guy would probably be our best cover linebacker if his knee was right (and maybe it is). But I got to believe it's a little pay back for Yeatman and a little insight into what the dolphins might have planned for us on opening night.
     
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    From Mike Reiss at ESPNBoston.com:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots

    The 6-foot-4, 244-pound Edds played at Iowa along with current Patriots rookie Jeff Tarpinian. He was a fourth-round draft choice of the Dolphins in 2010 and spent his rookie season on injured reserve after tearing his ACL in training camp.

    Edds, who is considered a versatile linebacker, led the Dolphins with 18 tackles this preseason, while adding a sack. He also has experience as a snapper, an area the Patriots have had instability this preseason.

    In explaining the decision to waive Edds, Dolphins coach Tony Sparano said the team simply had too many linebackers. "We had 10 linebackers on the roster at that particular time and we weren’t going to carry 10 linebackers right at that time," Sparano said.

    EXTRA POINT: Here is an article on Edds from the Palm Beach Post from earlier in the preseason.

    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/dolphins/miami-dolphins-linebacker-a-j-edds-back-in-1755969.html
     
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    caveat emptor bozo
     
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    In Response to Re: Pats claim LB AJ Edds :  Actually , the definition of Q P Q  is a more-or-less equal exchange or substitution of goods or services.
    Posted by CaptnFoxboro


    Exactly,  I'll do that for you but in return you have to do this for me.
     
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    Re: Pats claim LB AJ Edds

      Edds was a legitimate consideration by the Pats when he came out of school.A solid,all-around OLB with good,but not exceptional,physical skills,but most importantly,a technically sound,smart,versitile,didicated team player with already a professional approach to the game.He is the type of dependable linebacker,proficient against the run and as a dogger and adequate skills in coverage.Prior to his his injury,I would have been very excited by his acquisition as I believe he is Patriot type of player,mentally and physically.My only concern is if he has regained all of his physical skills folowing the injury,but I have to assume that B.B. and the medical staff are convinced that he is,and he played well in his one pre-season outing game for Miami.Making this type of assumption is normally a quick way to look bad but if I'm going to run that risk I'd rather do it with B.B. than anyone else.If he is all the way back,he helps and maybe is  considerably better than just an end of the roster player.As for "Gronk the Sequel",he is a tough,young blocking TE which the Pats needed and is ready to play in the NFL today,unlike Smith and Yeatman.Does he have up-side of the other two,not in my opinion,but he fills a necessary and currently vacant role on the Pats.If he is as capable a blocker as his brother,and he may well be,B.B.has filled a need.Two potentially effective youn g players for now and the future.
     
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    Check out this thread.

    Dolphins fans don't like Edds' realease.

     
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    He led the team in tackles in the preseason so I think health is not a concern as he has shown he can play.  May be not as quick yet, but if he can play he sounds decent.  Tarpinian has been hurt all camp..
     
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    Amazing, the number of September castoffs that BB has grabbed.  This is one of the weeks when championships are won.  Remember how Woodhead got here?  How about Wes Welker?

    Every time BB poaches a player from a division rival, the division rival loses a resource and a bit of secrecy.  New England plays Miami twice, starting this next Monday, and getting another chance to win two of the next season's games (and maybe the two years after that?) is always useful.

    Edds led the Dolphins in tackles during the 2011 preseason.  That wasn't enough to keep him on the roster, because Miami saw two other guys that they wanted to sign.  So Edds got bumped toward the practice squad, and it looks like he didn't make it.

    It's always nice to pick up a high-performing young guy with just enough experience to play now, and with enough youth to grow.
     
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         Why did the Miami Dolphins decide to release A.J. Edds?: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/06/2392243/miami-cuts-ties-with-linebacker.html
     
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    Does he go on the Practice Squad (PS) or do he have to be put on the active roster?  If the active roster, who is let go?

     
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    Great correction on Quid Quo Pro, Captain. One of the things I love about Boston sports fans (Yes, I know there's exceptons) is there literacy, because, believe, me, living out here on the West Coast is about half a step above Appalachia.

    Keep up the great editing everyone and keep us all honest.

    Sounds to me like Mr. Edds is a perfect BillB player. Remember our Super Bowl Days when every national announcer fell over themselves saying, "The Patriots never beat themselves . . . play mistake-free football . . . wait for the other team to self-destruct?"

    I think those days are around the corner, as in 2011.
     
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    Carry on....Gron will be cut. Brother that is. We have all the TE/hybrid WR on the team. SS is still the big whole....
     
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    Does he go on the Practice Squad (PS) or do he have to be put on the active roster?  If the active roster, who is let go?
    Posted by mississippipatfan
    As he was claimed he has to go on the 53 man roster. Also for those of you who are wondering what happened to the other Gronkowski the Patriots have to put him on the 53 man roster also as he has no P.S.  eligibility.
     
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