2018 New England Patriots

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  1. Don Wassall

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    Malcolm Mitchell, Jordan Matthews, and now Kenny Britt. I knew Britt was too much of an idiot to ever come close to meshing with the precision Tom Brady demands out of his receivers. Hopefully Decker can get over his dropsies and make the team. Big-time bust Dorsett and Cordarrelle Patterson, who is a kick returner far more than a WR, are the only black threats left now at receiver. This should ensure that one or both of Berrios and McCarren makes the team:

    From an (((Ian Rapoport))) tweet: Sources: The #Patriots are releasing WR Kenny Britt. A fairly big surprise given the expectations coming into camp.
     
  2. Awake in America

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    A few years ago the Patriots came out on offense for a series with LeGarrette Blount and 10 whites. They went right down the field for a touchdown.
     
  3. Riggins44

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    Glad to see Britt released. He has always been a complete bonehead. The Patriots seem to sign one thug every year. Though Blount worked out for them alright.
     
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  4. MrPoon

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    The thing is, the culture on the Patriots is a white culture. It makes it so much easier to succeed in a non-hostile environment. Just about every other team is a toxic anti-white black culture...almost ensures failure for whites. Look at the songs the teams ran out to in the SB last year. The Pats culture chise Crazy Train while the Eagles chose some nonsense ghetto crap rap garbage. No other team would have chosen Crazy Train. But their culture is alpha white male.
     
  5. Thrashen

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    Great news and given the massive amount of time that Britt missed with the hamstring injury, it was to be expected. I thought they’d put him on the PUP list, but this is way better scenario for our guys! I predict the WR’s on the final 53 will be as follows:

    Slater

    Hogan

    Patterson


    Dorsett

    Decker
    - He could very well be cut, but I think he’ll stick due to his vast NFL experience, red zone ability, and low salary.

    McCarron - He could also be cut, as he hasn't flashed in the pre-season (1 catch for 6 yards and a few decent kick returns). Berrios is pushing him, but he’s missed some time with injury and McCarron has been in the NE system much longer. I think Berrios will be stashed on the PS. It would be great if both were kept, however, it would likely come at the expense of Decker.

    Edelman - Suspended, will not count against roster total. Assuming McCarron makes the team, I think he'll be put on the PS after Edelman returns.

    I watched NE’s second pre-season game against the Eagles and Cordarrelle Patterson actually looked surprisingly good. He displayed good hands and explosiveness in space. He didn’t return punt or kicks, which leads me to believe that they signed him to be more of a receiver.

    Dorsett has done nothing in the pre-season, but they seem to like him as the #4 WR and I think he makes the team and keeps his role as a “change of pace” guy that spells the starters several times per game.

    Brady, Burkhead, Edelman, Gronk, Hogan, Decker, and possibly McCarron or Berrios in the same offense! Should be another great season rooting for the team that has done the absolute most to combat the Caste System and negative stereotypes against white skull players.
     
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  6. booth

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    Decker retired today after 8 years.
     
  7. link

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    Berrios and Mccaron to both make the squad at least until Edelman returns is a decent chance you would think now..
     
  8. Thrashen

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    With the recent additions of the Hansen and Billingsley, the Patriots currently have seven (7) white WR's in their organization. Unbelievable...

    Chris Hogan - Active roster
    Chad Hansen - Active roster
    Julian Edelman - Active roster (suspended)
    Cody Hollister - IR
    Braxton Berrios - IR
    Jace Billingsley - Practice squad
    Riley McCarron - Practice squad

    Who is responsible for their overwhelmingly-fair treatment of white WR's over the past 10+ years? Offensive Coordinator, Josh McDaniels? WR Coach, Chad O'Shea? Is it Brady's influence? Or is it Belichick himself? Hard to say...but there is clearly a concerted effort to sign white WR's in NE and over the past 3-4 years, they've had even more than usual. I love it!

    It seems like the Pats will open the season with sixteen (16) white players on the roster, seventeen (17) if you count Edelman, who'll return in Week #4...

    QB - Brady, Hoyer
    RB/FB - Burkhead, Develin
    WR - Hogan, Hansen
    TE - Gronkowski, Hollister
    OL - Schwenke, Karras, Andrews, Thuney

    DT/DE/OLB/MLB - None
    DB - Nate Ebner

    K/P/LS - Gostkowski, Allen, Cardona

    To open the 2017 season, the Pats had the exact same amount of whites.

    It's so awesome to see Chad Hansen get a fresh start in NE. Lest we forget that he was Davis Webb’s superstar WR at Cal. In 2016, he accrued 92 catches, 1,249 yards and 11 TD's...despite missing 2 games!



    Hogan and NE can't agree on the contract extension and I think that Hansen could be his replacement should he leave via free agency next season.
     
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  9. jacknyc

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    The Patriots signed WR Jace Billingsley to their practice squad.
     
  10. Freethinker

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    As Thrashen noted, someone within the NE organization has realized that they can gain a significant competitive advantage by signing White wideouts.

    Unfortunately someone, perhaps the same individual or perhaps someone else, has come to the opposite conclusion with defensive players. They must think blacks are just better suited for it. Otherwise, they could gain the same competitive advantage by signing guys unfairly purged or UDFAs overlooked.
     
  11. Don Wassall

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    New England for a while also had an all-White o-line (and sometimes even no black backups), and one or two White defensive starters. They've regressed and become just another NFL team except for the White receivers, which admittedly is quite a glaring exception. The organization has undoubtedly felt some heat about being relatively White friendly, but it doesn't seem to be vicious since they've also been so successful, more the occasional jibe about being "White America's team." But there's no benefit to appearing to be pro-White in this country, and lots of downside (which is why no team other than arguably Minnesota "copies" the Patriots' forumula). When Bill Belichick retires the team will quickly lose its White receivers and whatever else sets it apart such as playing Burkhead at RB, as the "Belichick coaching tree" illustrates again and again when his proteges become head coaches.
     
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  12. MrPoon

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    Low risk high reward. New England knows these guys are good and can be stocked up cheaply. It is a no brainer no one else has the guts to do. They want smart guys with quick footwork, hands and that get open quickly. They don't value the 40 time nearly as much as quickness and hands.
     
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    I argued with a white-guilted cuck I work with why the Patriots have so many white skill positions players. He said it was racism of course, but I told him it's moneyball. The Patriots get white players that are criminally overlooked and starving to get their chance, so they come cheap. The Patriots use a system designed around short to intermediate passes, that require players to run quick, precise routes. The most important drill in the combine is the 3-cone, a drill that almost every white WR scores highly (probably why they hype the 40, and not the 3-cone) on. It also requires highly intelligent players, who are unselfish, and hard working.

    The fact that the league won't copy it, despite it's extreme success shows where the racism falls. The Pats are the LEAST racist team in the NFL.
     
  14. Don Wassall

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    I didn't know Jace Billingsley was also a running back in college. I just found this article about him being added to the Patriots' practice squad, which contains a laugh out loud bs line in it. Yeah, sure, the Lions wanted to cross-train him to be a dual threat NFL WR-RB. Cue the laugh track!

    Billingsley is the second receiver to sign with the New England practice squad, joining weekend roster cut Riley McCarron. The 25-year-old Billingsley played his college ball at Eastern Oregon where he was a dual-threat receiver/running back. He finished his four years with 249 receptions for 2,596 yards and 23 touchdowns while rushing for another 1,784 yards and 17 touchdowns. He averaged 5.7 yards per carry over his collegiate career.

    The 5-foot-9, 189-pound receiver signed with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and split time between their practice squad and active roster. The Lions reportedly wanted to keep Billingsley this season and cross-train him as a running back, according to Edholm, but he chose the Patriots instead.

    It’s not hard to understand why he chose New England, as he appears to be a fan of their receivers past and present. Billingsley has been studying film of Patriots receiver Julian Edelman since coming into the league, and he even listed Wes Welker as his favorite athlete on his bio page at Eastern Oregon.

    https://boston.cbslocal.com/2018/09/04/patriots-jace-billingsley-eric-smith-practice-squad-nfl/
     
  15. MrPoon

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    Right, the Lions who buried the guy who had more than 6,000 yards rushing in college is interested in making some other white guy a running back!
     
  16. Leonardfan

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    Perhaps Billinglsey can take on a Woodhead role. Not going to hold my breath but the Pats are the only team who would consider it.
     
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    Yeah it wouldn't be out of the question to see Burkhead and Billingsley used as dual tailbacks. Tom Brady would be loving it especially with Gronk, Hogan and Hansen as alternative pass catching outlets. That gives you virtually every type of receiver you could imagine. Burkhead should get some work in the slot before Edelman returns. Anyone know the extent of the Berrios injury? I would assume he would have made the 53 at a PR/KR option at the least.

    Bellichick is also a pretty big fan of reciever - rushing trick plays Welker, Amandola and Edelman all had a lot of rushing attempts at New England from a wide out perspective.
     
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    Apparently WR Brandon Reilly and FB/RB Aaron Ripkowski were 2 of 8 players the Pats had in for workouts recently. I doubt either will be signed but it’s nice to know they are on their radar.
     
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    Thought Billingsley actually made Detroits 53 nam roster, oh well he'll get a better chance in NE. Wish his old teammate Zach Zenner could find his place in this crap league
     
  21. Don Wassall

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    Riley McCarron promoted from the practice squad. The Patriots now have Hogan, Hansen and McCarron, with Edelman returning after his suspension. Hopefully Hansen pans out as the complement to Hogan as a deep threat, and McCarron develops in the slot.

    Patriots promoted WR Riley McCarron from the practice squad. The 2017 UDFA was hyped as a roster possibility for most of the summer before getting let go at final cuts. He's now back in time for Week 1 and could see immediate snaps in the slot. Playing for a receiver-desperate team, McCarron is worth a flier in Dynasty leagues.
     
  22. Thrashen

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    Nice! This gives the Pats 17 whites (18 if you count Edelman) to open the season, which is the exact same as last season. I assume he’ll be returning punts this Sunday and playing special teams. Upon Edelman’s return, it seems that McCarron will once again be relegated to the PS.

    The Pats have never had four (4) white WR’s on their active roster (during the regular season) in the Belichick era. If something happens to Patterson or Dorsett at any point in the season, this could easily occur.

    Too bad the organization decided to re-sign Shaq “The Sumo” Mason to a massive contract instead of Nate Solder, or their OL would be much more palatable.
     
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    Great to see Hansen signed, I think he is a starter in the league, if given a chance. The WR position is brilliant, just irritating how the OL ha gone.
     
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    Simon and Meder are two I would love to see picked up.
     
  25. Don Wassall

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    Jeremy Hill placed on season ending IR. Good news for Rex, if he stays healthy he might have a big year even with the presence of first round draft pick Sony Michel.
     

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