YTF said:WOW this seems like a big win given the role he's played so far. So versatile and very much the type of player that fits into this system. Hope he's around for another extension.
I'm assuming sarcasm here?? I've been slow today so can't trust myself.mt8thsw9th said:Even more baffling about this move is that they could have just as easily dumped Lewis and signed Richardson to the same deal, as he's currently a free agent. It's moves like this that make a lot of people wonder if Belichick has lost his fastball.
His agent must be the anti-Boras. Seems like an incredibly team-friendly deal that the Pats would have been crazy not to offer/accept.Corsi said:
Vereen had better hands and didn't fumble as much. Otherwise, advantage Lewis.RedOctober3829 said:It's hard to believe after Vereen left that I'd feel we'd have an upgrade on him so fast. Lewis is far more versatile than Vereen in that he can run between the tackles effectively plus he's as dynamic or more in the passing game.
ifmanis5 said:Vereen had better hands and didn't fumble as much. Otherwise, advantage Lewis.
I'm honestly not so surprised. The amount of RB talent out there is really expansive, and I think most production in the area comes when you find individuals with the right skill-set to fit into your system. Give BB and offseason and I'm pretty confident you'll be getting similar production to the prior season at the RB position.NortheasternPJ said:
100% on the fumbling, not sure on the hands. If this kid can fix the fumbling issue, then it's amazing the Pats actually upgraded Vereen for peanuts.
Next man up!
Kevin Youkulele said:His agent must be the anti-Boras. Seems like an incredibly team-friendly deal that the Pats would have been crazy not to offer/accept.
So many amazing passages to choose fromnotfar said:I love that butt fumble has it's own wikipedia page.
With the extra point, the Patriots took a 21–0 lead. On the ensuing kickoff, Jets return specialist Joe McKnight fumbled; the Patriots' Julian Edelman recovered the fumble in mid-air, and returned it 22 yards for yet another touchdown. The Patriots' lead widened to 28–0, as the Patriots scored 21 points in 52 seconds of game time. The TV cameras found Rex Ryan on the sideline exclaiming, "Un-fucking-believable!" Some Jets fans left MetLife Stadium; others booed and chanted for backup quarterback Tim Tebow to take over. By the two-minute warning before half time, the score was 35–0, and the stadium loudspeakers played "It Ain't Over 'til It's Over." Fireman Ed left the game before halftime, and he would retire his role as the team's unofficial mascot following the game.
Kevin Youkulele said:If there are academy awards for Wikipedia articles, that deserves one. A thoroughly excellent piece of work.
When the fumble occurred, Moore was not aware that his buttocks had caused it; he learned of his role only after the game.
To add to this: Vereen's career catch % (completions/targets) is 68%. Someone like Woodhead is at 76%, Faulk was at 75%, Sproles is at 76%. Bearing in mind that some decent chunk of targets are uncatchable in the first place, that's a pretty decent additional volume of drops.RedOctober3829 said:Glad he could catch a ball with no one within 30 yards of him. Love him, but dropped so many of those passes.
bowiac said:To add to this: Vereen's career catch % (completions/targets) is 68%. Someone like Woodhead is at 76%, Faulk was at 75%, Sproles is at 76%. Bearing in mind that some decent chunk of targets are uncatchable in the first place[\b], that's a pretty decent additional volume of drops.