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T-post Tom
09-06-2010, 09:21 PM
Herm Edwards is the big fan of Jarrad Page, the newest member of the New England Patriots.

I'm starting to see why.

The Boston Herald caught up with the ESPN analyst, who coached Page in Kansas City from 2006-2008, to see what type of insight he could offer on the 2006 seventh-round pick.

What are the Patriots getting? According to Edwards, a player that should immediately fit in and thrive with the Patriots.

Theyre getting a very smart football player, and (Patriots coach) Bill (Belichick) likes smart players. Hes got great instincts. He can play in the box. He can cover tight ends. But his ball skills are what really make him stand out a little bit ahead of a lot of other guys. Hes got great anticipation. Hes just a really good football player. I really liked him.

Page was acquired Saturday from the Chiefs for an undisclosed future draft pick to help ease the loss of Brandon McGowan, who was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a chest injury.

It's yet to be seen if Page is as talented as McGowan, but his skill set is similar enough that he should be able to glaze over the loss.

Plus, he can hit hard. Really, really hard.

http://blog.masslive.com/patriots/2010/09/herm_edwards_gives_glowing_rev.html

Count Alex's Losses
09-06-2010, 09:23 PM
Herm should talk about his poor tackling.

Brock
09-06-2010, 09:24 PM
Herm shouldn't talk.

Marcellus
09-06-2010, 09:25 PM
The "he can hit hard, really hard" comment cracked me up. WHEN he makes contact.

T-post Tom
09-06-2010, 09:30 PM
Herm is a loyal guy and has to consider his position as a media member and a guy that could find his way back into coaching. He's not likely to ever be heard bad-mouthing a player on-air. And I suspect that ESPN doesnt' want him to play the heavy. Not his strength. Playing the heavy flustrates him. ;)

T-post Tom
09-06-2010, 09:30 PM
The "he can hit hard, really hard" comment cracked me up. WHEN he makes contact.

:LOL:

googlegoogle
09-06-2010, 09:42 PM
pollard

L.A. Chieffan
09-06-2010, 09:57 PM
Page got a bad rap

BossChief
09-06-2010, 10:23 PM
Id really like to hear the real story behind all of this.

LaChapelle
09-06-2010, 10:31 PM
Jarrad and Herm use to eat frozen fig newtons together
and discuss Rhonda Moss

Buehler445
09-06-2010, 10:34 PM
Your life would be better if you didn't listen to Squirmin Herman motherfucking sack of fucking cunt Edwards.

FAX
09-06-2010, 10:40 PM
I'm a little surprised that Herm even had an opinion.

He must have watched the film.

FAX

CoMoChief
09-06-2010, 10:43 PM
my god he was a terrible coach.

Just fucking horrible.....

When we first (traded) for Edwards to be next KC HC, I didn't listen to many Jets fans who always said "He's going to ruin your team etc". Holy fucking shit was I wrong.

HemiEd
09-06-2010, 10:45 PM
my god he was a terrible coach.

Just ****ing horrible.....

When we first (traded) for Edwards to be next KC HC, I didn't listen to many Jets fans who always said "He's going to ruin your team etc". Holy ****ing shit was I wrong.

You had a lot of company.

Frankie
09-06-2010, 11:12 PM
What was Page's tender?

wazu
09-06-2010, 11:20 PM
I have to say the safety position has been the most befuddling story for me to follow with the new regime. Going into the 2009 season, would anybody here have listed safety as one of our top 5 problem areas? To me it was clear that Page was solid, and Pollard was pretty average, but sometimes frustratingly inconsistent.

Next thing we know Pollard is cut, Page is in the doghouse. Mike Brown is starting and Jon McGraw is getting playing time. Berry is obviously an upgrade. Lewis seems to have the upside of being Page. Just seems like the egos or something not football-related got in the way with the Chiefs handling of Page.

Berry/Page would have been a pretty damned good tandem, with Lewis learning and growing into the job. And no sign of Jon McGraw unless somebody gets hurt.

Pasta Giant Meatball
09-07-2010, 09:33 AM
I have to say the safety position has been the most befuddling story for me to follow with the new regime. Going into the 2009 season, would anybody here have listed safety as one of our top 5 problem areas? To me it was clear that Page was solid, and Pollard was pretty average, but sometimes frustratingly inconsistent.

Next thing we know Pollard is cut, Page is in the doghouse. Mike Brown is starting and Jon McGraw is getting playing time. Berry is obviously an upgrade. Lewis seems to have the upside of being Page. Just seems like the egos or something not football-related got in the way with the Chiefs handling of Page.

Berry/Page would have been a pretty damned good tandem, with Lewis learning and growing into the job. And no sign of Jon McGraw unless somebody gets hurt.

Disagree. IMO Lewis has shown very good football instincts for a rook and even though Page played TE's like Gates well and grabbed a few timely picks, that Page/Pollard combo whiffed on an embarrasing number of tackles as Chiefs. It was downright awful at times.

Rudy lost the toss
09-07-2010, 09:45 AM
I thought Gates has always ripped us a new asshole

So Page is the new McGraw? Cool. Glad he's gone

Sweet Daddy Hate
09-07-2010, 09:46 AM
Herm shouldn't talk.

At all. About anything. It might create more Coors Light commercials which seem to jinx the Chiefs.

Otter
09-07-2010, 10:24 AM
Being complimented by Herm Edwards is like being told your attractive by a queer uncle or cousin.

Coogs
09-07-2010, 10:29 AM
I agree with him. The compensation in question should be the higher of the two 1st round picks that the Patriots own.

ChiefsCountry
09-07-2010, 10:56 AM
Its intresting that Belchick wants him but Haley/Pioli dont.
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jspchief
09-07-2010, 11:04 AM
Its intresting that Belchick wants him but Haley/Pioli dont.
Posted via Mobile DeviceBelichick doesn't have Berry, and didn't have Page holding out for a new contract.

I thought Page looked promising in his first season, but he doesn't seem to have progressed much since then. I think the guy probably has the athleticism to be a starting NFL safety, and much like Pollard can probably be a role player for some team for years. But considering his demands for a new salary in conjunction with the addition of Berry and Lewis (who looks similar to a rookie Page), there's really no argument for keeping the guy.

Amnorix
09-07-2010, 12:16 PM
Its intresting that Belchick wants him but Haley/Pioli dont.
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Don't make this fundamental mistake. NFL teams can only carry a certain number of guys, and not necessarily all that they could want in a perfect world. Maybe you know someone is going to get squeezed out and can't **quite** make your team, but would make another team, so if you can get a late round pick, why not.

And sometimes injuries affect things in weird ways. Because there's no DL except PUP and IR, you may have an injured OL who is going to be back in 4 weeks, so instead of carrying the 8 guys you planned, you have to carry 9, so now you need to go from 7 LB to 6. So Joe Linebacker gets cut because Mike OLineman got hurt?! Yep. Welcome to the NFL.

WV
09-07-2010, 12:24 PM
They should have let the baby rot on the bench instead of rewarding him by sending him to a contender.....I liked Page, but clearly the guy had an elevated opinion of himself or perhaps he asked Herm what his value "should" be.

KCtotheSB
09-07-2010, 12:25 PM
Is a "glowing review from Herm Edwards" really something you want?

Sweet Daddy Hate
09-07-2010, 04:12 PM
Is a "glowing review from Herm Edwards" really something you want?

Eh, I rate it at just a notch or two below a "glowing Pioli review" these days.

raybec 4
09-07-2010, 04:20 PM
Page got a bad rap

Yeah he did, just because he was slow footed, poor tackling and apparently didn't want to be a Chief, they should have tried to keep him.