Daniel Fells

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    insurance against Ballard or Gronk not being ready for camp?

     
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    Why? Why?  BB stacking his TE's like the Jets stacking QB's.

     
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    5 TEs on roster possible? With Gronk/Hern playing a hybrid-receiver role and Ballard the blocker every time and Hooman and Fells as depth since we always field 2-3 TE on the field. Certainly takes care of lack of WR in team. Just put more TEs on the field!!

    I wouldn't at all be shocked to see more and more formations with 3 TEs on field, with either Gronk or Hern often in a WR position. 

     
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    That TE, Hoomana who who (sp) is a tough guy, great blocker. I think he also fills in at FB.

     

     
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    In response to murghkhor's comment:

    5 TEs on roster possible? With Gronk/Hern playing a hybrid-receiver role and Ballard the blocker every time and Hooman and Fells as depth since we always field 2-3 TE on the field. Certainly takes care of lack of WR in team. Just put more TEs on the field!!

    I wouldn't at all be shocked to see more and more formations with 3 TEs on field, with either Gronk or Hern often in a WR position. 



    In terms of quantity, I guess you can say yes. Does it address issues they had last year with regard to having well-rounded receiver corps that can also operate outside and stretch the field both ways? I don't think so. 

     
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    It's possible that the game has evolved, and BB evolved it. 

    5 tight ends on the team could be the new norm if Hoom can play fullback, if Hernandez can play either running back or wide receiver and if Gronk is uncoverable (without double coverage) over the middle.   We discovered in 2012 that with a heavy set on the field, every time the opponent put their pass protection defense on the field, the Patriots went into a power set and ran the ball right into and over the 97 pound weaklings. 

    This 2012 offense, not the storied Patriots offenses of the near past, set the NFL record for most first downs in a regular season. 

    So what's wrong with Gronk, Hernandez and Fells/Hoom all on the field on third and 1 when the Pats are up two touchdowns in the fourth quarter?  Everybody in the stadium knows that the Patriots prefer to run the ball, so there's nothing wrong with more beef pushing the D-line backwards.  If the opponent brings in their own beef, and BTW most teams don't have the luxury of keeping eight first stringer quality beefy defensemen on the roster, then who on defense is going to cover Hernandez and Gronk?  Two of those fat guys?

     
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    I think if you consider Hoom and Hern as hybrids - one FB/TE and the other slot/TE then you have three standard TEs in Gronk, Ballard and Fells - able to block and catch. I was actually pretty impressed with Hooms catching when he was targeted last year - made a couple of really tough catches. With the TE focus of the offense the past two years and with both Gronk and Hern having injuries, carrying 5 TEs may be wise.

    And the cap hit is pretty reasonable at this point.

     
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    In response to Paul_K's comment:

    It's possible that the game has evolved, and BB evolved it. 

    5 tight ends on the team could be the new norm if Hoom can play fullback, if Hernandez can play either running back or wide receiver and if Gronk is uncoverable (without double coverage) over the middle.   We discovered in 2012 that with a heavy set on the field, every time the opponent put their pass protection defense on the field, the Patriots went into a power set and ran the ball right into and over the 97 pound weaklings. 

    This 2012 offense, not the storied Patriots offenses of the near past, set the NFL record for most first downs in a regular season. 

    So what's wrong with Gronk, Hernandez and Fells/Hoom all on the field on third and 1 when the Pats are up two touchdowns in the fourth quarter?  Everybody in the stadium knows that the Patriots prefer to run the ball, so there's nothing wrong with more beef pushing the D-line backwards.  If the opponent brings in their own beef, and BTW most teams don't have the luxury of keeping eight first stringer quality beefy defensemen on the roster, then who on defense is going to cover Hernandez and Gronk?  Two of those fat guys?



    problem is it stunk against better defenses includign in playoffs

     
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    TE is an important role in this offense, so quality depth is important.  I think we keep four, but want to make sure it's four good ones.  I agree with others, though, that we still need wideouts.  An all TE offense suffers from a lack of diversity and versatility.  It puts less pressure on defenses if they don't have to worry too much about the deep zones and sidelines and don't need to worry as much about defending receiver speed and skills, which are different than TE speed and skills.

     
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    In response to palookaski's comment:

    That TE, Hoomana who who (sp) is a tough guy, great blocker. I think he also fills in at FB.

     




    Actually I am, not all that happy with his blocking.

     
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    In response to portfolio1's comment:

    In response to palookaski's comment:

     

    That TE, Hoomana who who (sp) is a tough guy, great blocker. I think he also fills in at FB.




    Actually I am, not all that happy with his blocking.

     



    Thought he was better at run blocking than pass blocking.

     
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    Not sure why, but they just paid him a 300K roster bonus, which means he'll at least be here through camp.

     




    why don't you guys just go with Brady and 10 TE's this year?

     
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    BB will be implementing the 5 TE offense this year. Look for him to draft a TE with one of the first 2 picks to make it happen!

     

    ....../sarcasm

     
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    In response to AyyyBoston's comment:

    BB will be implementing the 5 TE offense this year. Look for him to draft a TE with one of the first 2 picks to make it happen!

     

    ....../sarcasm



    i like my suggestion better

    if ur gonna do something go big!

     
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    Tightend depth: Gronk, Ballard, Fells

    Fullback: Huey

    Hernandez in a position by himself

    This isn't strange, Fells is a very good tightend, particularly good as a third option, this is why we were one of the best running teams in the NFL last year and can convert first downs on running plays and we'll be even better this year.  Fells isn't necessarily over paid either.  A couple really fast draft pick WR's and this offense will be potent once again.

     

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