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Leon Washington a Patriot

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Posted: 3/14/2013 6:29 PM

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Posted: 3/14/2013 6:31 PM

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Looks like end of Danny Woodhead in New England... RT @ Leon_Washington: # Blessed Lets Go # Pats http://instagr.am/p/W2rH4HQwpL/

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Posted: 3/14/2013 6:33 PM

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This is a pretty decent signing. At least they have a reliable kick returner now.
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Posted: 3/14/2013 6:35 PM

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1year deal not sure how much
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Posted: 3/14/2013 6:39 PM

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Does it mean the end of Woodhead?  Or does it mean the end of Demps?  Maybe both. I was surprised to hear Washington's only 30.  Seems like he's been around forever.
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Posted: 3/14/2013 6:42 PM

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TNPatsFan wrote: Does it mean the end of Woodhead?  Or does it mean the end of Demps?  Maybe both. I was surprised to hear Washington's only 30.  Seems like he's been around forever.

I hope not. Woodhead is one of my favorite Pats ever and i wouldnt think he would want a ton of $$. Guy is just a flat out player
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Posted: 3/14/2013 7:22 PM

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I don't think they'll let Woodhead go...but then again didn't think Wes would walk either.
The time has come..... Here's to the 2014 Season.
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Posted: 3/14/2013 9:00 PM

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This is probably Demps Insurance. Hopefully. I'll be ticked off if they let Woody go.
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Posted: 3/14/2013 9:00 PM

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Division wrote: I don't think they'll let Woodhead go...but then again didn't think Wes would walk either.
Division, I would hope they don't either.  He has been a workhorse for the Pats!  Let's see what tomorrow brings eh?
And as always .. Go Pats!
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Posted: 3/14/2013 9:38 PM

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Kevin Faulk was up on Twitter today (he's usually answering fan questions most afternoons) and he was pretty jazzed about Leon Washington joining the team. So for whatever that's worth, this move has the Faulk stamp of approval.

Looking at it from a pure business move it gives the Pats leverage on Woody, Demps, and Edelman. Or it buys them a year for Demps to do his track-and-field thing.
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Posted: 3/14/2013 10:04 PM

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I think Washington means that the Pats will try to keep one of Amandola or Edelman on the field for 16 games.  He's PR not one of them.

Woody is the principal 3rd down back.

 

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Posted: 3/14/2013 10:15 PM

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Yeah, he`s very effective, and seems to alway`s do something positive every time he handled the ball. Those moron coach`s didn`t use him enough down the stretch. I thought if anything, they would use him more in that faulk role-especially when JE went down. 
Gronktastic wrs do ote:
TNPatsFan wrote: Does it mean the end of Woodhead?  Or does it mean the end of Demps?  Maybe both. I was surprised to hear Washington's only 30.  Seems like he's been around forever.

I hope not. Woodhead is one of my favorite Pats ever and i wouldnt think he would want a ton of $$. Guy is just a flat out player
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Posted: 3/15/2013 10:42 AM

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For some reason this signing of Washington does nothing for me. They need pass rushers, wide receivers and athletic LB's. And they may want to get RT whether it be Vollmer or someone at least as good.

Chance favors the Prepared Mind.

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Posted: 3/15/2013 10:50 AM

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Morph while i agree totally with your other needs/wants. You dont think the pats could have used a better return man on quite a few occasions last year to get the Pats better field position?
Morpheus11 wrote: For some reason this signing of Washington does nothing for me. They need pass rushers, wide receivers and athletic LB's. And they may want to get RT whether it be Vollmer or someone at least as good.







   

         

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Posted: 3/15/2013 11:30 AM

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Anyone know yet how much the contract is worth?
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Posted: 3/15/2013 12:35 PM

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Morpheus11 wrote: For some reason this signing of Washington does nothing for me. They need pass rushers, wide receivers and athletic LB's. And they may want to get RT whether it be Vollmer or someone at least as good.
11 ~ Me, either. But again, it's the Patriot way only this year, so far, they have really messed up in letting WW go for two years, 12MM guaranteed.
And now before you know it, some team will scoop up Tequib. Even Brady seems to be pizzed.
I am very close to the point where I have just about had it with this team.

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Posted: 3/15/2013 1:15 PM

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They also need a KR/PR guy.

Welker was returning punts - he's gone. Edelman is good but gets hurt half the time. McCourty is too important to be getting beat up on KR (actually he is, BB relies on him to lead the secondary). Woody is average at it. And who knows what the hell Demps will be doing.

So my guess is Washington is mainly a ST pick-up who may run Faulk-ish plays from time to time.
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Posted: 3/15/2013 5:10 PM

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Low salary pickup, high reward if he makes team and adds anything to return game.
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Posted: 3/15/2013 5:42 PM

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usernameNEP wrote:
Morpheus11 wrote: For some reason this signing of Washington does nothing for me. They need pass rushers, wide receivers and athletic LB's. And they may want to get RT whether it be Vollmer or someone at least as good.
11 ~ Me, either. But again, it's the Patriot way only this year, so far, they have really messed up in letting WW go for two years, 12MM guaranteed.
And now before you know it, some team will scoop up Tequib. Even Brady seems to be pizzed.
I am very close to the point where I have just about had it with this team.
  No kidding? Been to 5 Super Bowls in twelve years. I can't believe you haven't already left with that disappointing amount of production.
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Posted: 3/15/2013 6:06 PM

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^^^
Most complain in the name of TFB's final days.. How dare RK and BB ruin them...
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Posted: 3/16/2013 9:08 AM

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tedyboy wrote:
usernameNEP wrote:
Morpheus11 wrote: For some reason this signing of Washington does nothing for me. They need pass rushers, wide receivers and athletic LB's. And they may want to get RT whether it be Vollmer or someone at least as good.
11 ~ Me, either. But again, it's the Patriot way only this year, so far, they have really messed up in letting WW go for two years, 12MM guaranteed.
And now before you know it, some team will scoop up Tequib. Even Brady seems to be pizzed.
I am very close to the point where I have just about had it with this team.
  No kidding? Been to 5 Super Bowls in twelve years. I can't believe you haven't already left with that disappointing amount of production.
boy ~ Not for nothing but, appareently after reading your specific comments, you see no problem with letting Welker go and, leaving Talib wide open for someone else to scoop up. Additionally, apparently once again you fail to see the validity in M-11's post. Seems to me my friend, you chase a dead horse(biggrin) Wow. Look at them Patriots. they have won 3 SB's in 12 years. May I suggest you check with your Baffalo friends and see how proud they are of their Bills going 0 -5 in SB's?

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Posted: 3/16/2013 9:40 AM

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PatManpower wrote: ^^^
Most complain in the name of TFB's final days.. How dare RK and BB ruin them...
I think you've hit on the heart of the problem for a lot of Pats fans.  They are more concerned with Brady winning another Super Bowl than with the team maintaining long term success and being competitive.  Now I'm not saying they are wrong to do that.  But I guess it's just a matter of perspective.  I don't fall in with this "we only have a short time left to have a winning team".  The way I look at it is if you can build a strong, deep team then when we do lose Brady it will hurt a lot less.  And frankly, I am a Pats fan first and foremost.  I want them to win it all every year, no matter if their QB is Tom Brady or Ryan Mallett or Scott Secules.   So I am glad we have a coach and owner who do what it takes to keep the team in the playoffs and going to super bowls and conference championships every year.  It's not easy to win a Super Bowl.  If it was, every team would do it wink   But at least they give themselves a chance every year.
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Posted: 3/16/2013 9:53 AM

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usernameNEP wrote:

I am very close to the point where I have just about had it with this team.

I remember saying that in 1990 when I was 16 and my dad about strangled me.
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Posted: 3/16/2013 12:53 PM

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Another plus to LW is he is one of those cagey, high-character, coach-in-the-locker-room veteran kind of guys. Given that all the RB's are so young, having him in the mix will elevate all the RB's play. BB always likes to have one veteran in a group as the leader.
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Posted: 3/16/2013 3:16 PM

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Anyone who has a problem with the Pats, - has to be a recent fan, maybe a few years, but not real long-term. .... You want problems??? ... I go back to the start in 1960, - and almost from day one, (yes, with a good/lucky year or so here & there) - but about 90% of the time, the Pats were "the official league door-mat,"  - seriously. They'd make the Browns or Bills look like teams over-flowing with All-Pros. - Most of the younger Pats fans today are spoiled, ...
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Posted: 3/16/2013 6:50 PM

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Hunter07 wrote: Anyone who has a problem with the Pats, - has to be a recent fan, maybe a few years, but not real long-term. .... You want problems??? ... I go back to the start in 1960, - and almost from day one, (yes, with a good/lucky year or so here & there) - but about 90% of the time, the Pats were "the official league door-mat,"  - seriously. They'd make the Browns or Bills look like teams over-flowing with All-Pros. - Most of the younger Pats fans today are spoiled, ...
Gee Hunter .. you go back even further than me!  I was 10 years old in 1960, but I am aware of the 'doormat' stamp the Pats had.  It wasn't until 66 or 67 that I really started getting interested in them.  And I agree with you .. if the fans of today think they have it bad .. then they need to read some history.

I grew up in Massachusetts but am now living in SoCal.  I have never given up my Boston/New England love for our teams .. and I never will come high water or (what was that other one?) rolleyes
And as always .. Go Pats!
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Posted: 3/16/2013 7:02 PM

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"I was 10 years old in 1960", ...
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I was 20, ...
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Posted: 3/17/2013 8:53 AM

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Hunter07 wrote: Anyone who has a problem with the Pats, - has to be a recent fan, maybe a few years, but not real long-term. .... You want problems??? ... I go back to the start in 1960, - and almost from day one, (yes, with a good/lucky year or so here & there) - but about 90% of the time, the Pats were "the official league door-mat,"  - seriously. They'd make the Browns or Bills look like teams over-flowing with All-Pros. - Most of the younger Pats fans today are spoiled, ...
007 ~ At Fenway, Harvard Stadium and others. I define myself as long term. So much so I detest the thought of suffering through loosing, mediocore(sp) seasons. I get ripped when I read the terms of the Welker deal and thats on the top two guys in the organization for allowing it to happen. You can not sugarcote that as so many fans try to do. I feel that DA will produce once he gets in the flow of things. 

On the up-side, Talib will be around for another season. He certainly will be a catalyst in the secondary. Safety's? Chung is gone and should be replacible(sp).

Let's get back to defense. Now is the time.

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Posted: 3/20/2013 2:29 PM

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Pete Carroll: 'Hate to move on' without Leon Washington

Former Patriots coach Pete Carroll is now enjoying success in Seattle, and drew a good-sized crowd at the NFC coaches breakfast on Wednesday morning.

He was asked about kickoff returner/running back Leon Washington, who had spent the last three seasons with the Seahawks before signing a one-year deal last week to join the Patriots.

“He’s an amazing kid; a great, competitive kid. Loved him on our team. He was a big factor, and we hated to have to move on without him,” Carroll said. “The Patriots are getting a guy who’s there every minute. He’s a great practice player, very savvy game player, very determined to prove himself, which is what you love about him.

“He has tons of skills. He’s an exciting returner who takes the special teams aspect as seriously as it’s ever been taken. He’s one of the all-time greats. They get a fantastic football player, and he can play from the line of scrimmage, too – catch the football out of the backfield. He’s very elusive, a tough blocker. He’s a complete football player.”

Washington played only sparingly on offense in 2012, with 23 rushing attempts for 83 yards and a touchdown and four receptions for 31 yards. In 2011, he recorded 53 carries and 10 catches.

But Washington has long been one of the best kickoff returners in the NFL, and last season averaged 29 yards on 27 attempts, with one touchdown.

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