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Showing posts with label wide receivers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wide receivers. Show all posts

Friday, October 30, 2009

5 UFLers Who (we suppose) Could Play WR for the Pats


By Rocky:

Let’s hope the Pats get healthy during the bye week because we are tight at wide receiver. While some reports around the trade deadline alleged that the Patriots were making frantic calls looking for more wide outs, those yielded no acquisitions. We here at the Blauhg are still hoping for more help. Since the brandie new UFL is supposed to be a developmental/rehabilitation/feeder league for the the NFL let’s take a look at the five guys who might be able to provide a few catches for the Patriots.

Now don’t call us crazy, we aren’t thinking we’ll find a Moss or Welker in the discard pile, to that point we weren’t even looking at those style of receivers. What we are in search of is a player who can step in for a few plays a game and deliver–just help plug the dike for the short term, possibly:


1. Taye Biddle, Florida Tuskers, averages 20 YPC.

Despite being shot in his hand and leg in January he’s the UFL’s leading receiver. Oh and the crazy thing is that he was they guy the Giants signed to replace Plaxico Burress when Plax shot himself.


2. Craphonso Thorpe, New York Sentinels, Over 200 receiving yards in three games.

Grabbed multiple balls in tight games in for the 2007 Colts. Has terrible name.


3. Sonny Shackelford, California Redwoods, 11 catches for 100 yards.

Caught passes from Isaiah Stanbeck at the U of W. Has awesome name!


4. Keary Colbert, Florida Tuskers, just signed on let’s see if got his juice back.

See also: Koren Robinson, New York Sentinels, 9th pick overall in 2001 NFL draft, real spotty off the field.


5. Tab Perry, Las Vegas Locomotives, averages 26 yards per kick return

His health has burned him in the past, once with the Bengals and once with the Dolphins. We aren't in dire need of a long-term position player so if he can stay off the trainer's table he could be our guy.


--But probably not Ryan Hoag.

--Or a bizzaro version of the heart of our Super Bowl teams.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Back Room Patriots Prediction Week 7

Where two blogglers puts their money where their two typing fingers are.

Patriots -14 Bucs, O/U 43.5

Rocky:

Why the Pats:

-Despite our nickname deriving from that time we kicked England's arse and the game being at Wembley Stadium we'll have the homefield advantage.

-The Pats have thrown 102 passes on 1st down this season and have been sacked just once.

-We looked pretty good last week.

-I had to look up the name of the Buccaneers head coach.

-Other than a dodgy headline the Bucs Bleacher Report columnist has a poll titled "How Close Will the Bucs Stay Against the Pats"

-Maroney looked pretty good last week.

Why Not?

-We are short on running backs and somehow Maroney isn't the one injured, yet.

-The wide receivers. No Edelman. We got rid of Lewis and Galloway. Sure Moss and Welker are the best tandem in the biz but for a free-flinging offense we need more bodies, or rather, legs. Aiken is passable and Slater has yet to catch a pass. Can Tate step it up and contribute immediately?

-The Bucs might be inept...but they are young and scrappy.

-The forecast in London for game time is 60 and partly cloudy–no snow or ice.

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Mahk's Lock of the Week:

Falcons +3.5

Dallas is not really that good. And not only that, it seems like they are not coached at all. When is everyone going to get off the notion that Tony Romo is a good QB? He really is not good at all. Atl, on the other hand, is a solid football team. Sure Dallas is playing at home and sure they are coming off of a bye week, but that wont help them here. Matty Ice and the Burner win this one convincingly. Fal-cones 31 Cowgirls 14

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Back to the Pats.

J.R.:

I think that Sister Mary's School for the Blind could beat the Bucs by more than 15. Pats land in the 40's here. Could be more.

Pats 45 - Sucs 3

Blauhg Decision:

Take the Pats with the points and the Over.

We hesitated with the Over call but then we realized that the trip across the pond isn't a missionary excursion attempting to convert the footie followers into American football fans. The trip isn't goodwill. It's about money, about getting another continent to shell out dollars for NFL hoodies (preferably ones cut off just short of the elbow). No doubt Kraft wants every pasty chap in a Pats pullover and his best chance at doing that is to have New England crush the red jerseys. In a way it is sort of a missionary trip to convert the limeys to Pats fans but mostly to convert their pounds into into American dollars. It's Kraft's one shot to Imperialize Great Britain and for that reason alone we think the Patriots will bring out the big guns.

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