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Old 08-21-2006, 02:01 PM   #1
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Patten's T-Rex arms

I just brought this up in another thread but it bears discussion on its own.

How 'bout Patten's sudden, nasty habit of short arming catchable balls? Looks like to me that we have a case of an older WR, coming off a season side-tracked by injury, that sees a big time player get hurt in pre-season and decides he doesn't want to take a nasty shot. Could just be paranoia on my part, but that would certainly fit. Patten is pretty reliable when he is healthy. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense for him to dump two catchable balls just minutes apart unless he is hearing footsteps.

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Re: Patten's T-Rex arms

I don't know if I agreed with Riggin's comments honestly. I thought those balls weren't catchable. I think he could have made more of an effort, but they looked like VERY tough catches.
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Re: Patten's T-Rex arms

Sigh. The attack on David Patten continues.

He dropped one short pass. Espy dropped like four. But it's Patten that people are ready to throw out of town.

I honestly don't understand the hatred for Patten.
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Re: Patten's T-Rex arms

Espy really played bad. he dropped balls that hit him rigth between the #s. Pattens play was not near as bad as Espys.
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Old 08-21-2006, 02:28 PM   #5
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Espy isn't David Patten any more than Ryan Leaf is Joe Montana.
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Old 08-21-2006, 02:40 PM   #6
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Re: Patten's T-Rex arms

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Sigh. The attack on David Patten continues.

He dropped one short pass. Espy dropped like four. But it's Patten that people are ready to throw out of town.

I honestly don't understand the hatred for Patten.
Man I am glad someone else noticed this. It does seem that he has such a short leash with most of the fans. I say, we have paid him give him a true shot.
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Old 08-21-2006, 02:46 PM   #7
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Re: Patten's T-Rex arms

Espy will continue to drop balls as long as he continues to try and catch the ball with his body instead of his hands (the ball needs to be in your hands not your numbers). This is a mechanical thing that can be relatively easily corrected.

Patten's issues are different and are much more difficult to address.
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Re: Patten's T-Rex arms

I don't see Patten as being in jeopardy for a roster spot at all.

Young guys really need to impress Gibbs to make the team over a vet, to this point Espy has been ok, but he hasn't done enough to overtake Patten or Thrash.
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Re: Patten's T-Rex arms

not sure it was that catchable, as the ball was underthrown. but with the emergence of Jimmy Farris and his skill on Special Teams, I just can't see Patten being around at the end of training camp. He'll catch on for someone else, but with the likes of Moss, Lloyd, Randel El, Thrash and Farris, I just don't see Patten staying in the mix.
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not sure it was that catchable, as the ball was underthrown. but with the emergence of Jimmy Farris and his skill on Special Teams, I just can't see Patten being around at the end of training camp. He'll catch on for someone else, but with the likes of Moss, Lloyd, Randel El, Thrash and Farris, I just don't see Patten staying in the mix.
farris isnt good...he proved that last year

one good preseason game doesnt mean anything
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Re: Patten's T-Rex arms

Farris?

Dude did nothing last year and had a ball bounce right off his mask from Campbell vs. the Bengals.

I'd rather keep Espy. As it stands I don't see either guy beating out Patten or Thrash, IMO.
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I see Patten around at the end of camp....the guy will cost us a bundle in dead cap if we release him right?????
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who is that girl????? God damn!
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Old 08-21-2006, 04:40 PM   #14
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Re: Patten's T-Rex arms

The real reason why I think Patten is in trouble is his attitude combined with the additions made in the off season. His time off, age and play are simply additional strikes against him.

Once again, I realize that I am in the distinct minority on this one and am engaging in some wild ass speculation. However, there is a pattern that suggests he is anything but a lock for a roster slot.
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Re: Patten's T-Rex arms

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I just brought this up in another thread but it bears discussion on its own.

How 'bout Patten's sudden, nasty habit of short arming catchable balls? Looks like to me that we have a case of an older WR, coming off a season side-tracked by injury, that sees a big time player get hurt in pre-season and decides he doesn't want to take a nasty shot. Could just be paranoia on my part, but that would certainly fit. Patten is pretty reliable when he is healthy. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense for him to dump two catchable balls just minutes apart unless he is hearing footsteps.

What say ye?
He is still better than ESPY Thrash or Farris.
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