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  1. Lets see: - 2nd round draft pick in 2018; - 6'4: - Ran a 4.34 at the combine last year; - Plays with a QB that seems to be a gunslinger; - Very little competition from other receivers on his own team Based on the above, Chark is looking like he could very well be a startable player. I still would want to see a few more weeks from him, but he has promise.
  2. Gostkowski is terrible kicking in Miami for some reason. The commentators were talking about it early in the game that Gostkowski is around 87% is his career, but only 60% or so when kicking in Miami.
  3. DJ is back, but remember he returned to the game in 2017 after he initially injured his wrist that season. He came back in and then fumbled and then they held him out and he was out all year.
  4. This. Also consider that AB barely practised with the Raiders during training camp and preseason. This is kinda similar to a holdout. Just look at Zeke last week, teams typically are cautious about how heavily they play players like this right out of the gate after a situation like that. They will have plays for AB, but I don't expect him to play more than 30 snaps. It's not like Edelman and Josh Gordon are scrubs and the Pats are desperate for AB to play the full game.
  5. He's only been practising with New England since Monday, the Pats run one of the most complex offences in football and it takes time to learn to run the routes just the way Brady wants them run. Brady is very demanding with his expectations and it takes time for Brady to develop that trust. Additionally, as an example, last season the Pats traded for Josh Gordon and had a desperate need at WR at the time. The Pats traded for him on Sept. 18 and Gordon played his first game on Sept. 30 and Gordon only played 18 snaps his first game and another 18 snaps in his second game. This was with more practice time than what AB has had in New England. It wasn't till his third game that his snap count increased to 63 snaps. This was on a team last season that was had a huge need at WR with Edelman suspended, as opposed to a team that is deep at WR and has the luxury of bringing Brown in slower.
  6. That's exactly what the Cowboys thought when Emmitt Smith held out. They thought their O-Line was so great, anyone could be successful behind it. Turns out not anyone could run behind the Cowboys O-Line and the Cowboys started 0-2 and Jerry Jones capitulated. Also, the Cowboys offensive line has actually been average the last 2 seasons, it was dominant from 2013-2016, but hasn't been that great the last 2 seasons.
  7. Cook didn't want to go to New England because he was concerned about playing time behind Gronk. Obviously this wouldn't have been a roadblock if Gronk had announced retirement earlier. Additionally, the Pats would have had an additional $9 million in cap space that would have helped them in their pursuit of Humphries and other free agents. It definitely affected their ability to make decisions in free agency.
  8. The Pats need talent at WR and TE badly now. Gronk waiting till after free agency started to make his decision definitely tied the Pats hands to a degree in free agency.
  9. I don't think it's happening, Martellus himself poured cold water on that rumour earlier this week. https://musketfire.com/2019/03/19/martellus-bennett-not-return-patriots/
  10. Tennessee's GM Jon Robinson was the assistant GM in Tampa and was the one who brought Humphries into Tampa for a tryout as an undrafted free agent. Also, there is no state income tax in Tennessee, so even if the Pats offered more, his take home after taxes still could have been more in Tennessee.
  11. Yes, its not apples to apples, when a team has a running QB. For example the Patriots and Texans are only separated by 16 rushing yards on the season (2037 by NE, 2021 by HOU). One might think just looking at the numbers that their running games are just as good. However, the Pats get very little rushing yards from Brady and his scrambles actually bring down their team ypc. But when you look at when New England actually lined up to run a called running play, its running game was far superior to the Texans.
  12. I would say that their rushing ranking doesn't tell the whole story about the poor play at RB. Their rushing numbers are buoyed by Deshaun Watson who had 551 (5.6 ypc) of their 2021 total rushing yards. While some of Watson rushes are called runs, the majority are actually scrambles off of pass plays and are not called running plays. Their running backs totaled 1470 yards at 3.9 ypc, which isn't very good. That being said Le'Veon barely averaged 4 ypc his last year in Pittsburgh, which a lot of people forget about (he was well below 4 ypc for most of the year), so its questionable if he is an improvement.
  13. Humphries to the Titans. Was hoping he'd go to a team with a better QB.
  14. I agree completely. There are so many other good WRs with less question marks than AB. I don't really trust Carr and I believe Gruden's time in Tampa showed he's overrated as an offensive coach.