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Old 12-16-2012, 11:54 AM
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Totally disagree LA, Billichek (sp) couldn't do anything with Chad Johnson still in his prime, some guys either fit or they do not. Meachem was effective in NO because they had so many diverse weapons. He WILL never be able to be the number one WR.

The fact they we can get guys off the street or FA's leads me to believe it is not Rivers...
Chad Johnson isn't in the NFL anymore. It isn't a Patriots' thing. I think Chad Johnson would have been more successful if it weren't for social media.

He didn't do himself any favors when he was on First Take either. IMO, he came off as very angry, bitter, and defensive.
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:35 PM
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Chad Johnson isn't in the NFL anymore. It isn't a Patriots' thing. I think Chad Johnson would have been more successful if it weren't for social media.

He didn't do himself any favors when he was on First Take either. IMO, he came off as very angry, bitter, and defensive.
um....no, he ran sloppy patterns and didn't learn the playbook:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...iots-playbook/

meanwhile, the pats find guys that fit their system...Meachum needs to be the guy who stretches the field and gets the deep ball when the safeties jump a short route or bite on play action
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:16 PM
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Default Meachem is on the team?

WOW--- We sign Meachem! Thats great news! Hope that works out. lol
Just add it to the long list of great moves by AJ Smith.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:34 PM
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Well it looks like Meachum will get his chance to audition for the new coach and GM...

http://boltbeat.com/2012/12/20/rober...tm_source=t.co

Lets hope he learned his lesson and comes out hungry and motivated (or will eat his contract one way or another, as a cut or buried on the depth chart)
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:33 AM
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Asking a precision timing guy to come learn your system and play on grass requires a massive calibration of timing. Street guys are told, "go out to x" and look for the ball. Meachem's too fast for Rivers and a short game. But sadly, Rivers is too rushed to hit him in the mid game. And by the time he throws a prayer bomb, meachem's out of range.

Again, I'll agree that Meachem's not a Superstar solution, but he's a very proven vet. Not utilizing a guy like him is a failure of the HC. Maybe we should be asking Meachem, "where do you want the ball" rather than telling him that he has to be in a certain spot to catch it. In NO, he realistically only ran 2 routes and he was darn good at those 2 routes.

In my book, under-utilizing Royal falls into a similar category.
That is false.

Alexander is playing because he can run the full route tree without any problems. Rivers has even said, he is the best route runner on the team and that is high praise given that Antonio Gates and Malcom Floyd are still on the roster.

Meachem isn't playing because simply isn't very good. He was the fourth option in New Orleans as strictly a go route guy. He can still be a useful player if we utilize his strengths, but he is never going to be true bonefide number one.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:45 PM
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Who stole more money from the Chargers this year: Meachem or Gaither?
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:53 PM
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Who stole more money from the Chargers this year: Meachem or Gaither?
Gaither by far, bottom line he wasn't ready to go in training camp...Meachum was who we thought he was, there were plenty of WR's out there, but we chose him. There wasn't a whole lot of tackle FA's
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:59 PM
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Don't know who stole more but I believe Meach got payed more $$$ than Gaither.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:30 PM
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That is false.

Alexander is playing because he can run the full route tree without any problems. Rivers has even said, he is the best route runner on the team and that is high praise given that Antonio Gates and Malcom Floyd are still on the roster.

Meachem isn't playing because simply isn't very good. He was the fourth option in New Orleans as strictly a go route guy. He can still be a useful player if we utilize his strengths, but he is never going to be true bonefide number one.
If the previous poster was correct, then hey let's just pretend Meachem is a 'street guy' and tell him to run to X- problem solved!!

Being signed mid-season off the street will never be an advantage over having a full camp (and full commitment from a team paying you a lot of guaranteed money.) Some guys are better suited perhaps to contribute immediately, but a full camp can only help.

Hopefully both sides have learned from this year, and Meachem will contribute more next season.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:13 PM
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did we see any adjustments or new plays designed to get Meachem involved? Reverse, bubble screen etc etc?

all i saw was jump balls to Alexander over and over
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