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Extreme Ends of the Spectrum

Just a couple days after announcing the franchise tag to Big Vince Wilfork, the Patriots have announced via twitter that they have resigned veteran wide receiver David Patten. Patten is a receiver who has always played larger than he is, 5-10 190 lbs, with incredible abilities in the air.

Without David Patten in 2001, the Patriots may have never beat the Steelers in the AFC Championship game, moved on to beat the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI, and started the dynasty that the Patriots are today. So why not resign one of the big reasons the dynasty started as a kickstart?

One problem, that was 2001, this is 2010. Patten is now 36 and has dwindled from the spotlight since those couple years with the Patriots. But the move is definitely a smart one, a risk worth taking. Wide receiver is a spot the New England organization knew that had to be concerned with, as Sam Aiken is not your ideal number 2 (or 3 in my judgmental opinion). The last two spots on the depth chart will be up for grabs until Welker returns from his knee injury and will seem to be a receiver by committee.

One thing is for sure, we hope this signing doesn’t turn out to be anything like the last veteran wide receiver acquisition. I can’t seem to get pictures of Joey Galloway out of my sight, please make them going away David, we could use it.

Ed Mahan


  1. i think resigning David Patten was a good desision because when you look at the Patriots and thier Wide Out's yes they do have Randy Moss and Wes Welker and the up comeing star Julian Edlmen,so what Patten brings to the table is experience, good hands, and also will be a good teacher to the younge and rising stars that the patriots have. Also if the Patriots are to make it back to a super bowl he has the experience.

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