What Patriots fans think of Gay (1 Viewer)

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They seem to assume that the saints are using Gay as a top two corner.......the saints seem to think they got a top notch third or slot corner. Totally different scneario. We just dramatically improved our "jason craft" position.
 
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Jesus, who cares what they say. They have some positive and negative comments, but really so what.

The fact of the matter is, he was good enough to be a nickel corner on some super bowl teams. If he is good enough for that, surely he is good enough to be our nickel.
 

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Most of them seem positive and they are saying he earned it. Only a few are talking bad.
 

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If I remember correctly Randall Gay never did start at LSU. I saw where someone posted on the Pats board that Chevis Jackson would be a better CB. I tend to agree. Jackson may not have the top notch speed but... In my opinion is was a true shutdown corner at LSU. He always plays his man from the line of scrimmage and always looks back to make a play on the ball. Chevis Jackson is going to make some NFL team very happy.
 

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Well, I just talked to a Pats fan on another forum and he said this:

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You will find divided opinion in Patriot Nation on Gay. Personally I think he is good enough to be a full time starter and would benefit from doing so.

He started in the Super Bowl against the Eagles and did a decent job, he certainly is not a top flight CB but very serviceable. One big advantage is his age to experience ratio he is still pretty young.

The thing that dragged him down was two seasons ago he had a pretty bad injury but has bounced back really well.

I should think he will a starter on your team and you will be happy with him. Personally I am sorry to see him go.

Sounds OK to me, especially if he isn't asked to step in and be a difference maker.
 

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I posted this in the thread talking about Gay signing with the Saints:
Giving Asante Samuel the hefty contract he is seeking might not be the Patriots' best option at cornerback, writes KC Joyner:

....If those factors weren't enough to give the Patriots pause, there are some compelling alternate options to Samuel on the free-agent market. The first of these players is already on New England's roster, nickel cornerback Randall Gay.

Gay had a superb 5.8 YPA last season and allowed zero completions on the seven vertical passes thrown his way. Those numbers indicate he has the potential to be a starter. Gay is almost certain to garner a lot of interest on the market, but he will not be priced at the elite cornerback level. He would not cost the Patriots anywhere near as much as Samuel and could potentially give them equal coverage value.
http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/insid..._kc&id=3243594
 

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Any time some body leave the ship he goes with a "good ridance" however looking at how the Pat's defence is being raided and offences dismantled and the age/injuries of other players I don't think they will be in the playoff next year. They now have alot of work to do. Even if that is an over statement, they are not a shoe in for the playoffs and forget 18-1
 

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They seem to assume that the saints are using Gay as a top two corner.......the saints seem to think they got a top notch third or slot corner. Totally different scneario. We just dramatically improved our "jason craft" position.
And we're paying our Jason Craft 4.5 million a year?
 

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Man,, this is the kind of stuff the Colts message board was talking about when we picked up David and everybody knows how that turned out.


Some of the comments sound like that, but over all I'd say it sounds like the Pats fans know they are losing a good player. Most of the critical posts are more along the lines of "the Saints paid too much for Gay" instead of "Gay is no good." Some of the posters are quite concerned about how BB is going to fill the many needs in NE's secondary that have opened up with the departures of Samuel and Gay. I don't remember any Indy fans who were bothered by David's leaving.
 

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and allowed zero completions on the seven vertical passes thrown his way.:
Good enough for me. The vertical pass was our biggest weakness. Good job on this one FO.
 

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One pats fan on that thread does point out something I very much agree with: Chevis Jackson will probably be a better pro than Gay and he'll be available in the 3rd round, possibly. Hmm...
 

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They seem to assume that the saints are using Gay as a top two corner.......the saints seem to think they got a top notch third or slot corner. Totally different scneario. We just dramatically improved our "jason craft" position.
Uh, at the price we signed him at, we certainly are looking at him as a top 2 CB. You don't pay nickel backs that kind of $$$.
 

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Uh, at the price we signed him at, we certainly are looking at him as a top 2 CB. You don't pay nickel backs that kind of $$$.

Someone posted a link to the loomis interview from this a.m. He says directly that they consider Gay to be a top notch slot coverage guy, and that is how they intend to use him. And today the way teams love to spread defenses your third corner is considered a starter.

It's not up to me to argue the point, I just listened to the GM's evaluation of the player and am trying to help people on the forum understand what the team is thinking.

So everyone can go along thinking gay is the interim #1 or even the full time #2 corner if they really want to, and then they can be surprised when he goes into the season basically a starter but at the "slot corner" (term Loomis seemed to like) spot. Seems like a good spot for Randall Gay, and if he excells at it, 4.5 is fine with me!
 

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Uh, at the price we signed him at, we certainly are looking at him as a top 2 CB. You don't pay nickel backs that kind of $$$.

In today's CB FA, yes, you do.
 

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