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Billy Spikes


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PoWww wrote:
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I just hope he doesn't pull a Ochocinco and we find out he's illiterate... if he isn't, i think we got a very good pick.


I'm pretty sure Belichick has said he's a pretty smart kid. Thought I saw that somewhere.


I'm sure Belichick thought Chad was smart too until he actually started to work with him Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm sure Belichick thought Chad was smart too until he actually started to work with him Laughing
Well Chad wasn't just dumb. He also had a lot of personal problems going on, as we started to find out later.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rotoworld says Dobson has a reputation for picking up offenses quickly. The Globe says the Patriots view him as the smartest receiver in this draft and will win the starting X job hands down.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Rotoworld says Dobson has a reputation for picking up offenses quickly. The Globe says the Patriots view him as the smartest receiver in this draft and will win the starting X job hands down.


For those of us here that don't quite get the jargon, other "x" types either on our team or the league just so I have a better idea of where this guy projects. Thanks
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I_GET_SAX wrote:
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Rotoworld says Dobson has a reputation for picking up offenses quickly. The Globe says the Patriots view him as the smartest receiver in this draft and will win the starting X job hands down.


For those of us here that don't quite get the jargon, other "x" types either on our team or the league just so I have a better idea of where this guy projects. Thanks

X is usually the split end (guy who splits out wide opposite the tight end), Z is the flanker, and Y is either the slot guy or the tight end. The big, fast guys tend to be split ends and are thus Xs, Zs tend to work closer to the line of scrimmage and are often shiftier guys and good route runners. Z receivers also don't line up on the line of scrimmage, so they don't face the same issues with being jammed, which is why, despite Dobson's prototype size, I think he may start as a flanker initially.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Rotoworld says Dobson has a reputation for picking up offenses quickly. The Globe says the Patriots view him as the smartest receiver in this draft and will win the starting X job hands down.


That's good because our playbook has a history of breaking WRs who have excelled elsewhere.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After watching some more tape I have noticed a few things.

He seems to be fairly prone to mental lapses a la not knowing where he is on the field or the turn to run before completing the catch.

His hands may have been a little exaggerated initially here

His YAC ability seems slightly limited, he can run past people but as far as moves in open space it isn't his forte.

His QB at Marshall STARED HIM DOWN and did him zero favors. Im excited to see what he is capable of with a competent QB who won't stare at him the entire play. Im legitimately surprised he was ever able to get separation when all the DB's knew where to shade their coverage.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Anxious Yea you're right, I apologize for the cranky overreaction last night. My bad.


Word. Its all good. Just don't like people putting my boy Billy Spikes down (or anyone for that matter) for trying to post all available information
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FWIW:

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Dobson, Collins very highly rated. BB might have finally gotten 1 right at WR. MT @Vec18: @caplannfl Not a fan of the Pats draft...


https://twitter.com/caplannfl/status/328567768498724864

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Dobson, for his size, can move. Very highly rated WR. Trust me. RT @vincebove9: @caplannfl Dobson over Allen Wheaton and Patton and bailey?


https://twitter.com/caplannfl/status/328570475020181504
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McShay said the same thing on ESPN when discussing the AFC east picks. Said BB may have finally gotten that WR thru the draft they have been trying to find. I am ecstatic for Dobson and see how he is used. Hey Billy I see on twitter some players #'s coming out, if you hear of our will you update us please?
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You know, this is going to sound exceedingly trite, but watching his film, Dobson reminds me of Randy Moss. Not as a receiver necessarily, nor is he the same caliber of athlete, but his lower body build, the way he moves, his body control in tight quarters are all reminiscent. I hadn't watched much of him (or any receivers, aside from the few guys I already liked), but now that I am, it's kind of uncanny, with him attending Marshall and all. At the Senior Bowl practices, the way he taps his toes when making a move, the hip rotation when he's breaking inside to catch a quick slant, the long striding down the field; they all look like Moss. Very similar gait while running, too.
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I_GET_SAX wrote:
Hey Billy I see on twitter some players #'s coming out, if you hear of our will you update us please?


Of course. Cool
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You know, this is going to sound exceedingly trite, but watching his film, Dobson reminds me of Randy Moss. Not as a receiver necessarily, nor is he the same caliber of athlete, but his lower body build, the way he moves, his body control in tight quarters are all reminiscent. I hadn't watched much of him (or any receivers, aside from the few guys I already liked), but now that I am, it's kind of uncanny, with him attending Marshall and all. At the Senior Bowl practices, the way he taps his toes when making a move, the hip rotation when he's breaking inside to catch a quick slant, the long striding down the field; they all look like Moss. Very similar gait while running, too.


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Richter wrote:
You know, this is going to sound exceedingly trite, but watching his film, Dobson reminds me of Randy Moss. Not as a receiver necessarily, nor is he the same caliber of athlete, but his lower body build, the way he moves, his body control in tight quarters are all reminiscent. I hadn't watched much of him (or any receivers, aside from the few guys I already liked), but now that I am, it's kind of uncanny, with him attending Marshall and all. At the Senior Bowl practices, the way he taps his toes when making a move, the hip rotation when he's breaking inside to catch a quick slant, the long striding down the field; they all look like Moss. Very similar gait while running, too.


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Can't be. He isn't Cordarrelle Patterson.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richter wrote:
You know, this is going to sound exceedingly trite, but watching his film, Dobson reminds me of Randy Moss. Not as a receiver necessarily, nor is he the same caliber of athlete, but his lower body build, the way he moves, his body control in tight quarters are all reminiscent. I hadn't watched much of him (or any receivers, aside from the few guys I already liked), but now that I am, it's kind of uncanny, with him attending Marshall and all. At the Senior Bowl practices, the way he taps his toes when making a move, the hip rotation when he's breaking inside to catch a quick slant, the long striding down the field; they all look like Moss. Very similar gait while running, too.


The biggest similarity that I have seen is the leaping catch. They both do that thing where they throw there legs up and stick their but into the defender
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