Re: wide out situation
posted at 5/4/2010 4:28 PM EDT
In Response to Re: wide out situation
Ronk, David Patten didn't run a 4.3 comming out of Western Carolina what makes you think he is running one now... when he is 35, and spent the year out of football in 2009 becaseu he could not heal his torn groin muscle.... The only way this cat runs a 4.3 is if he shot HGH into his groin every day for that past 24 months he has been on the shelf. give me a break Even Robert Kraft said publicly not to count out brandon tate i think he would know, seeing how Tate is his investment Did you Ricky Williams and Aaron Hernandez just light one up? It must have been good stuff
Posted by tagandtrade
just to set the rcord straight..
Patten in his last healthy year with N.O. ran a 4.28 40
Tate in his last healthy year at UNC ran a 4.52. He did not run at the combine, although he did participate in some drills such as the long jump
Price at the combine ran a 4.41.
While speed is not every thing, Patten can stretch the field, knows how to run routes and has Brady's confidence. He also ran so I am told by a reliable source a 4.36-4.37 when he worked out for the Pats before signing.
I am not saying he is the answer for the Pats at WR, but they do need someone to stretch the field, and he COULD be the guy to do it.
Surely Krafts comments about Tate were in reference to KO return duties, and clearly if all things play out according to plan Moss, Edelman and Holt are locks, leaving Patten, Tate and Price to battle for the last 2 spots. Most likely Price on the taxi. If healthy, I believe Patten can help this team.
As said, it needs to be stated on the field, but don't write the guy off.