Pats claim LB AJ Edds

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    [QUOTE]Check out this thread. Dolphins fans don't like Edds' realease. http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/06/2392243/miami-cuts-ties-with-linebacker.html#disqus_thread
    Posted by pats-fan-2007[/QUOTE]

    thanks pats, looks like yeatman for edds might turn out to bento that bad.....
    serves you right miami!
     
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    [QUOTE]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....
    Posted by buster33[/QUOTE]

    the brother is an emergency 3rd te for now i guess?
     
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    [QUOTE]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[/QUOTE]

    "Silence of the Lambs" puts into context nicely
     
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    [QUOTE]http://www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2010/02/nfl-draft-prospect-aj-edds.html 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.
    Posted by Rocky[/QUOTE]

    ahh This is what I was looking for, a little info on the guy. THanks Rock. He seems pretty level headed, I would like to see him be succesful.
     
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    [QUOTE]caveat emptor bozo
    Posted by hambonawilliams[/QUOTE]

    Let the buyer beware. Or "there are no free lunches".
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Pats claim LB AJ Edds : Let the buyer beware. Or "there are no free lunches".
    Posted by DanishPastry[/QUOTE] For many the apprapo statement should have been De Bonis asportatis,for those who continue this subject in Latin Damnant quod non intelligunt.
     
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    [QUOTE]So, that's two Ferentz guys (Tarpinian and Edds).
    Posted by RidingWithTheKing[/QUOTE] That makes sense to me,if you are going to grab players at a position it might as well be who your Assistant LB's coach
    priorly coached them.Little Ricky would know more about these two guys than BB would....Is Pat Angerer available?
     
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    [QUOTE]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.
    Posted by tjwoods[/QUOTE]



    seems that your environment is already having a deleterious effect on your posting ;)
     
    a) "there are exceptions"
    b) "their literacy"

    no worries - a quick trip back to Beantown for a relaxing walk along the Charles, some lunch in Harvard Square and, oh yes, a few hours in your favorite sports bar to take in a Pats game and you'll be good as new!

    btw ... this year, there will be less "waiting" for our opponent to "self-destruct" and more "forcible destruction" by both the defensive and offensive units

     
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    Edds is a kid that I was pretty high on as a middle round option in the 2010 draft (talked him up quite a bit on that thread), good size, versatile, excelled in coverage, good character and program pedigree etc. 
     
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    [QUOTE]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.
    Posted by PatsLifer[/QUOTE]will get cut after miami game and warren will return. just look-see, payback for yeatman.. here's info on him from dolphin's view:

     
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    An interesting factoid... 

    . In claiming linebacker A.J. Edds on waivers Tuesday, it adds another layer to the Patriots' well executed trade down in the 2010 draft. The Patriots traded the 24th overall pick (Dez Bryant) and 119th selection (which ended up being Edds) to the Cowboys to pick up 27 (Devin McCourty) and 90 (Taylor Price). Now the Patriots have three of the players picked in those spots (119 was traded to the Dolphins). Hat tip to Dan Snapp for that factoid.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4702118/cleaning-out-the-patriots-notebook-25


     
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    Also,you can watch the video on the page.I think most of you will like it.
     
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    This kid may make the squad, he would provide depth behind Spikes at the big inside linebacker spot and is probably young and athletic enough to spell Mayo as well... led the Dollfans in preseason tackles is a good sign.
     
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    hahaha
     
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    [QUOTE] One of the things I love about Boston sports fans (Yes, I know there's exceptons) is there literacy . . .
    Posted by tjwoods[/QUOTE]

    Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes.

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Pats claim LB AJ Edds : For many the apprapo statement should have been De Bonis asportatis,for those who continue this subject in Latin Damnant quod non intelligunt.
    Posted by sportsbozo1[/QUOTE]


    apropos



    I'll stop now.

     
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    [QUOTE]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.
    Posted by Paul_K[/QUOTE]

    I think this guy is a very good signing.  All this talk about breaking the unwritten rules is bull.  You try to get a guy onto your practice squad, you're taking the chance someone will grad him. 
     
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    it actually means "This for that" 
     
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    Fking Latin scholars, every one of yis.  Can we please stop correcting one another now? 
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Pats claim LB AJ Edds : will get cut after miami game and warren will return. just look-see, payback for yeatman.. here's info on him from dolphin's view: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/dolphins/miami-dolphins-linebacker-a-j-edds-back-in-1755969.html
    Posted by COMMUNIST-CONTRARIAN[/QUOTE]

    yes good payback, but as good as he is he could stick.
    adam jone sis rerportign he could be competition for guyton.
    he's better against the pass (in space) for a linebacker. 
    i've wanted and improvement over guyton and this could be it (and hes young).

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Pats claim LB AJ Edds : seems that your environment is already having a deleterious effect on your posting ;)   a) "there are exceptions" b) "their literacy" no worries - a quick trip back to Beantown for a relaxing walk along the Charles, some lunch in Harvard Square and, oh yes, a few hours in your favorite sports bar to take in a Pats game and you'll be good as new! btw ... this year, there will be less "waiting" for our opponent to "self-destruct" and more "forcible destruction" by both the defensive and offensive units
    Posted by fanonymous[/QUOTE]

    " this year, there will be less "waiting" for our opponent to "self-destruct" and more "forcible destruction" by both the defensive..unit"

    time will tell if our offense will get it together.
    i like the increased use of hern, want more of that for price.

    like ridley for lead back so far.

    i like this the most.

     
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    [QUOTE]Check out this thread. Dolphins fans don't like Edds' realease. http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/06/2392243/miami-cuts-ties-with-linebacker.html#disqus_thread
    Posted by pats-fan-2007[/QUOTE]

    Wow, read through these posts, some very interesting stuff. I love hearing another team's fans perspective on players, sounds like we got a very good player that shouldn't of been let go. Awesome.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Pats claim LB AJ Edds : Wow, read through these posts, some very interesting stuff. I love hearing another team's fans perspective on players, sounds like we got a very good player that shouldn't of been let go. Awesome.
    Posted by mthurl[/QUOTE]

    Edds was very highly thought of around here. I myself was hoping they would draft him in the 3rd. He's a very smart LB with great coverage ability but never a great rusher. Even still he was better then average in the running game. Though at 6'4" being under 250lb he was a bit small. I'm very excited they got him as I thought he would have been an upgrade over Guyton within a year (prior to his acl injury). Then again I didn't like TBC and didn't know much about Nin. I was convinced Cunningham would be our rushing specialist while Edds was going to cover the flats and short cuts (ala McGinest and Bruschi)
     
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    [QUOTE]he's depth for Nink. I love it.
    Posted by KyleCleric2[/QUOTE]

    He comes with a great reco from Kirk Ferentz who remains a Belichick insider.
     

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