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    Whats' Been Said About the Pats" FA Signings?

    I feel he is a special teams player.Sure Brady can make anyone look good,but if thats the case.Then why not keep gaffney,or kelly washington?
     
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    Philly's eye for drafting WR's has been at least equally as bad as the Pat's experience in picking them.....However, we won 3 superbowls with our lunch-pail and journeyman guys.

    How could they have any reasonable evaluation of the WR talent, when 90% of the plays are thrown to Westbrook and LJ Smith?

     
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    gaffney is one year younger then lewis,and knows the pats system. his average yrd per catch isnt bad when the ball is thrown to him.kelly washington was on special teams with blazeing speed,and is lewis,s age.now maybe its the money that would cost to retain them vs what lewis,s contract is.as for the age thing of a player.that dosent compute in belichicks book.he will bring in a player in his 30,s as well as releaseing them.
     
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    Whats' Been Said About the Pats" FA Signings?

    I’m not a fan of either acquisition.

     
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    Lewis is not a number 3 receiver on the Pats!! He was the Eagles 6th receiver!!!! They had Desean Jackson, Kevin Curtis, Reggie Brown, Jason Avant and Hank Baskett as their 1-5 recievers....All WRs I would rather have than Lewis. He only has gotten playing time the last few years because of injuries to Reggie Brown and Kevin Curtis.

    I would really like to see the Patriots bring in someone with more talent. Gaffney was a pretty good reciever, and i dont think Lewis is half as talented as Gaffney. I'd like to see the patriots bring in someone like Shaun McDonald(lions), Amani Toomer, Bobby Engram,Ronold Curry(raiders), Drew Bennett(rams), Brandon Lloyd or Malcolm Floyd(chargers, burned pats CB's last year)
     
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    [Quote]Lewis is not a number 3 receiver on the Pats!! He was the Eagles 6th receiver!!!! They had Desean Jackson, Kevin Curtis, Reggie Brown, Jason Avant and Hank Baskett as their 1-5 recievers....All WRs I would rather have than Lewis. He only has gotten playing time the last few years because of injuries to Reggie Brown and Kevin Curtis.

    I would really like to see the Patriots bring in someone with more talent. Gaffney was a pretty good reciever, and i dont think Lewis is half as talented as Gaffney. I'd like to see the patriots bring in someone like Shaun McDonald(lions), Amani Toomer, Bobby Engram,Ronold Curry(raiders), Drew Bennett(rams), Brandon Lloyd or Malcolm Floyd(chargers, burned pats CB's last year)
    [/Quote] McDonald would be a perfect fit
     
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    Whats' Been Said About the Pats" FA Signings?

    shoot,id even welcome ashlie Lee-Lee.over lewis
     
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    Whats' Been Said About the Pats" FA Signings?

    I think the Pats need to address the other side of the ball. Vrabel is gone and Bruschi can't go on forever. The young guys are unproven. Springs is a nice complementary piece but the still need to address the CB/Safety positions too. Lots of chinks in the armor so far.
     
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    Wingman,

    You say this is a step down because Lewis "was the Eagles 6th receiver" and "you don't think he has half the talent of Gaffney".
    If you remember correctly we picked up Gaffney after he was released by the Eagles in training camp. He couldn't even make their roster so who's to say Lewis can't give us the same or possibly even more production.

     
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    Response to TexasPat3:
    Seems like you picked out all the negative commensts on these guys. Remember it's how they fit into OUR system.

     
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    Whats' Been Said About the Pats" FA Signings?

    "That said, I have no idea why the Pats spent good money on the 34 year old Spings."


    Tex - simply because he's better than the current other collection of crap they have for a D backfield at the moment.
     
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    TPat --

    As far as focusing on negative comments in this analysis goes, you might want to consider the fox and those damnable grapes he couldn't quite reach. When I guy is released or traded it always seems easier to pinpoint exactly what was wrong with him; the same way a team acquiring a guy will tend to focus exclusively on positive attributes. Somebody once said -- I think it might have been Shakespeare . . . he seems to have said just about everything -- that nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

     
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    Chad Jackson didn't work, but the Pats made David Givens a good starting receiver. In Bill I still trust.
     
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    Whats' Been Said About the Pats" FA Signings?

    why can't we wait until the season starts before lighting the match to these guys, the players that had sucess against the pats in previous seasons seem to workour, wes welker, sammy morris, heath eveans, and as posted before we took a street free agent in gaffeny (who i liked all the way back to his days at fla) a seventh round pick in givens, i belive patten was released before he came here too, we went to the afc championship game with rreche caldwell as our #1 IN BILL I TRUST
     
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    Whats' Been Said About the Pats" FA Signings?

    F the Pats--and their wannabe sportswriter (you know who) Now that you have the effin N in your division lets see how you do--especially since you don't know what b**ch boy will do (Carson Palmer anyone?) Go Colts! Let's go Rangers!
     
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    Corey Dillon was a disgruntled washed-up player with a rep. He threw his pads into the crowd in Cincinnatti. He cost a second-round draft choice. Then in New England he doesn't say a bad word, just turns into a great running back.

    Randy Moss was a disgruntled washed-up player with a rep. He cost a fourth round draft choice. Then in New England...

    I don't expect too much out of Greg Lewis. He was a disgruntled washed-up player with a rep. He cost a fifth-round draft choice. Now, put a camera on the guy. He'll say all the right things, won't he? That's the Patriot way.

    What happened in Philly? Maybe Donovan McNabb zeroed in on only two targets, then otherwise ran for a first down? What if it was the system, not the player? Remember how Wes Welker got offered the medium tender offer in Miami, a salary about as much as Lewis now makes?

    All Lewis needs to do is get way down the field and not drop half of the passes coming his way (let's buy him a personal Jugs machine) , and he's a cheap payoff for the Pats. I suspect that speedsters only have 15 outstanding runs in them per game, and maybe Lewis should sit and catch his breath half the time.

    No he's not Moss. He's just the bargain bin special of disgruntled players, something you might find at Job Lot or at Building 19. Does he work? How do I know, but at such a low price you grab him.
     
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    Belichick has a philosophy about defensive backs. You stock a big huge vending machine with DBs, and as they wear out you get another one out of the machine.

    Shawn Springs is not good for as much as half a season. That's ok around here. Nobody else (especially all the 5 foot 9 runts) lasts half a season either. New England is famous for defensive backs such as Troy Brown, a wideout, and guys that were found in the yellow pages 6 days before they started in the very next game. However, Springs will be ok when he's on the field. He may be half the player he used to be, and if half is all BB can get, he'll have to order two of them. These guys regularly get stockpiled on injured reserve for next year, on the practice squad and on speed dial like Junior Seau.
     
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    Whats' Been Said About the Pats" FA Signings?

    [Quote]F the Pats--and their wannabe sportswriter (you know who) Now that you have the effin N in your division lets see how you do--especially since you don't know what b**ch boy will do (Carson Palmer anyone?) Go Colts! Let's go Rangers![/Quote]

    You have some serious anger issues!
     
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    Whats' Been Said About the Pats" FA Signings?

    Lewis is replacing Washington.....when we trade a pick for Ocho-Cinco, then he will replace Gaff-me.

    Gaff-me did know the Pats system, but McDaniels is probably going to run a similar system and needed Gaff-me. This is why Denver over paid for Gaff-me.
     
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