posted at 9/30/2009 1:44 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Nunn.
[QUOTE]Week 7 can't come soon enough. If Brandon Tate is 100%....he and Eddleman will be a good 3/4 combo. Not only @ WR, they will be our KR/PR.
Posted by pats-fan-2007[/QUOTE]
I'd be surprised if Tate comes back in week 7. They have till week 9 to activate him and I am sure they will need those three weeks after week 6 to find out how far along he has come. If he has an understanding of the offense and if he will be an improvement and on the same page with Brady.
Its a lot of pressure and hope to pin on Tate. You have a longtime vet, and a QB convert who have had passing camp, mini camp, and training camp to be on the same page with Brady and are still not there yet. Yet you expect a rookie WR coming off of ACL AND MCL reconstruction approx. 1 yr ago in October to pick everything up in 1 week (week 7)?
IF he's even healthy enough by then which is still questionable because of all the cutting a WR must do. A lot more demanding on the knee than the QB position. The you are giving him only 1 week if its week 7 to practice with the team since he is not eligible to do so before week 6.
Sure would be great if he comes out of no where to light it up but I believe that to be wishful thinking.
While I am on the topic here let me just also say this. I am no different in my passion and often emotional outburst without thinking and wanting to throw my shoe at the TV at Galloway at times this young season BUT.........
Think on this for a moment...
Galloway is basically replacing Gaffney correct? Well you know what? As bad as Gaffney appears to be playing right now he is still on pace to have just about the same number of receptions as Gaffney did in either 2007 OR 2008.
...and that is with him appearing, to everyone's eyes, to not be playing very well right now.