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19 minutes ago, Brewcrew said:

Ah man... Completely blocked Faircatch Franks from my memory.

(pssstttt.........he was still better than Adam Jennings, at least Franks CAUGHT the ball)

 

ok, I know I've just brought back flashbacks, and I deserve the flames that are on my way...

 

 

but totally worth it

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Cassius Marsh would be a nice depth peice.  He is ONLY 25 came out of UCLA like Takk did and would be an excellent signing.  Lets face it.  DEs do not grow on trees and he is a pass rusher to boot.  I wholeheartedly endorse signing or even claiming off waivers Cassius Marsh who is a good special teams player by the way so shame on some of you for poo pooing  this signing without doing your homework.  It would be a good signing and he would bring more to the table than Weatherspoon in my opinión.

Marsh registered a sack, a forced fumble, and 16 total tackles in his nine games with the Patriots. He also blocked a field goal attempt against the Falcons’ Matt Bryant in Week 7.

Cassius Marsh | Defensive Lineman | #55

Team:  Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:   (25) / 7/7/1992
Ht / Wt:   6'4' / 245
College:  UCLA
Drafted:  2014 / Rd. 4 (108) / SEA
Current Season Stats
Year Tackles Sacks Interceptions Fumb Misc KO Ret Punt Ret
Year Team G Solo Ast Total Sack Yds Yd/Sk Int Yds IntTD Rec TD Frcd Pass D Sfty Yds TD Yds TD
2017 FA 9 16 3 19 1.0 7 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Stats
Year Tackles Sacks Interceptions Fumb Misc KO Ret Punt Ret
Year Team G Solo Ast Total Sack Yds Yd/Sk Int Yds IntTD Rec TD Frcd Pass D Sfty Yds TD Yds TD
2014 SEA 5 1 4 5 0.0 0 .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 SEA 16 20 8 28 0.0 0 .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 SEA 16 15 7 22 3.0 29 9.7 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 17 0 0 0
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12 minutes ago, Falcan Moore said:

Feels crazy to be able to say this after so many years of poor DL play, but...we're too deep to warrant signing him. He wouldn't be able to break into the rotation most likely, and with Quinn, everyone is utilized.

It is crazy.  You carry him and cut Weathersoon.  He is ONLY 25!  He is insurance behind Clayborn and Reed.  He is very much like Kory Bierman in his prime.  Cassius Marsh would be a great addition to this roster and I wholeheartedly disagree with your belief that we are too deep.  If there is one thing the NFL teaches, uts that you can NEVER be too Deep, especially on the defensive line!

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22 minutes ago, lostnmexico said:

Cassius Marsh would be a nice depth peice.  He is ONLY 25 came out of UCLA like Takk did and would be an excellent signing.  Lets face it.  DEs do not grow on trees and he is a pass rusher to boot.  I wholeheartedly endorse signing or even claiming off waivers Cassius Marsh who is a good special teams player by the way so shame on some of you for poo pooing  this signing without doing your homework.  It would be a good signing and he would bring more to the table than Weatherspoon in my opinión.

Cassius Marsh | Defensive Lineman | #55

Team:  Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:   (25) / 7/7/1992
Ht / Wt:   6'4' / 245
College:  UCLA
Drafted:  2014 / Rd. 4 (108) / SEA
Current Season Stats
Year Tackles Sacks Interceptions Fumb Misc KO Ret Punt Ret
Year Team G Solo Ast Total Sack Yds Yd/Sk Int Yds IntTD Rec TD Frcd Pass D Sfty Yds TD Yds TD
2017 FA 9 16 3 19 1.0 7 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Stats
Year Tackles Sacks Interceptions Fumb Misc KO Ret Punt Ret
Year Team G Solo Ast Total Sack Yds Yd/Sk Int Yds IntTD Rec TD Frcd Pass D Sfty Yds TD Yds TD
2014 SEA 5 1 4 5 0.0 0 .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 SEA 16 20 8 28 0.0 0 .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 SEA 16 15 7 22 3.0 29 9.7 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 17 0 0 0

And there it is. The kiss of death approval from lostinmexico.

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5 minutes ago, lostnmexico said:

It is crazy.  You carry him and cut Weathersoon.  He is ONLY 25!  He is insurance behind Clayborn and Reed.  He is very much like Kory Bierman in his prime.  Cassius Marsh would be a great addition to this roster and I wholeheartedly disagree with your belief that we are too deep.  If there is one thing the NFL teaches, uts that you can NEVER be too Deep, especially on the defensive line!

NO!!!!!!! NOT ANOTHER BEERMAN!!!!

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2 minutes ago, Flying Falcon said:

And there it is. The kiss of death approval from lostinmexico.

Kiss of death by not bringing him in.  Navorro Bowman is still balling while I am bawling about not bringing him in!  We were so desperate for a LB that we pulled Weatherspoon out of the convalescent home!

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4 minutes ago, lostnmexico said:

Kiss of death by not bringing him in.  Navorro Bowman is still balling while I am bawling about not bringing him in!  We were so desperate for a LB that we pulled Weatherspoon out of the convalescent home!

You did not just equate signing a special teams ace to signing navarro bowman... spoon was a good pick up for vetran leadership at a qtr of the price of bowman.. marsh would be good special teams guy but dont equate this to signing a player like bowman lmfao

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8 minutes ago, SkerFalcon8710 said:

You did not just equate signing a special teams ace to signing navarro bowman... spoon was a good pick up for vetran leadership at a qtr of the price of bowman.. marsh would be good special teams guy but dont equate this to signing a player like bowman lmfao

Not equating anything......just rebuking the Kiss of Death comment from FF.  In any event....here is an article on Marsh dated just one week ago from Patriotswire:

By: Henry McKenna | November 16, 2017 10:25 am ET

 

It’s not easy to find a linebacker or defensive end who can cover a running back. When that running back is the Chiefs’ Kareem Hunt, the matchup gets even more difficult.

That point wasn’t lost on Cassius Marsh, who was in coverage for the Patriots on Hunt’s 78-yard touchdown in Week 1. Marsh had joined the Patriots just six days earlier in a trade from Seattle, where coverage was not a part of his responsibilities. Against the Chiefs, he was covering a player who, in Marsh’s words, was “one of the fastest players on the field.”

“That first game was definitely a wake-up call,” Marsh said in a recent interview with Patriots Wire.

But the Patriots didn’t remove Marsh from the job. Head coach Bill Belichick and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia kept Marsh in that role despite the growing pains.

“He plays on a spot that has a lot of – there are a lot of variables at that spot. It’s similar to what Rob [Ninkovich] did for us,” Belichick said at a recent press conference. “He has some coverage responsibilities, different responsibilities in the running game, multiple responsibilities in the passing game, pass rush, man coverage, zone coverage. It’s part linebacker, part defensive end. There’s quite a bit to that position, but he’s done a good job of getting better at it every week, being a little more comfortable.”

Essentially, Marsh has to be ready for anything when he’s on the field. He is a defensive end no longer. Instead, he’s one of Belichick and Patricia’s many hybrid tweeners. He is part of a cast that includes Dont’a Hightower, Kyle Van Noy, Shea McClellin and even Trey Flowers. They’re all capable of playing both defensive end and linebacker.

“That position is kind of unique in some of the things we ask him to do and some of the challenges we ask him to face,” Patriots defensive line coach Brendan Daly said. “And Cassius has done a good job with that stuff. I mean, it’s been a process. It’s probably been a little bit different than what it was in Seattle, so there’s been some learning and development there. Some challenges. Some working through that, but he’s done a good job with it.

During his career, he’s moved all over the front seven. At UCLA, he played some defensive tackle when he weighed over 300 pounds. When he lost some weight, he played some defensive end. In the NFL, he’s played a handful of linebacker and defensive end roles. He’s never settled. He said he started a training camp in a linebacker role, and then moved to a new position during the season.

“It’s just part of the league, being flexible and being able to do things that teams want you to do,” Marsh said. “It’s been a blessing but it’s kind of been a curse. You never end up at one spot that you get to learn and play and master.”

Marsh joined the Patriots in a trade during 53-man roster cuts, which was just like the training camp with the Seahawks when he started in one position with Seattle and moved to another with New England. Even though he’s struggled at times, the Patriots haven’t moved him around. They’ve kept him on that edge defender role.

With change being a constant in his career, Marsh said he’s happy to play just one position with the Patriots, even if that position is kind of two positions in one.

“I get to spend time mastering that one, working at techniques and stuff,” he said. “I guess I fit the part because I’ve done all those things at certain times. Like I’ve said before and I’ll say it again, it’s good to have something — if I’m going to be doing all that, to be able to do it consistently is something I like. Throughout my career in the NFL, it’s never been consistent at one spot.”

Marsh hasn’t earned a full-time role in the edge position. He missed Week 10 with a shoulder injury, and played 50 percent of snaps in Week 8 and 77 percent of snaps in Week 7. With the Patriots being a game-plan-oriented defense, his snap count can be volatile. He’s still competing for time at the job with rookies Deatrich Wise and Adam Butler and linebacker Kyle Van Noy getting some time there.

“Cassius is extremely hardworking,” Daly said. “He’s showed a high amount of energy on the field. Very passionate about what he does. Smart. He’s learned our scheme fairly quickly. And honestly, learned it and asking for more. Wants to do more. He’s fun to have around.”

That thirst for more is essential to any Patriots player. When Belichick and the coaches think he’s ready to do more, they won’t hesitate to pile on the work. But with Marsh and the rest of the Patriots’ rejuvenated defense, Daly may have summed it up it best: “He’s not there yet, but we’re definitely making progress.”

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1 hour ago, lostnmexico said:

Kiss of death by not bringing him in.  Navorro Bowman is still balling while I am bawling about not bringing him in!  We were so desperate for a LB that we pulled Weatherspoon out of the convalescent home!

Did Spoon see any action other than a splinter on the bench?

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1 hour ago, lostnmexico said:

Not equating anything......just rebuking the Kiss of Death comment from FF.  In any event....here is an article on Marsh dated just one week ago from Patriotswire:

By: Henry McKenna | November 16, 2017 10:25 am ET

 

It’s not easy to find a linebacker or defensive end who can cover a running back. When that running back is the Chiefs’ Kareem Hunt, the matchup gets even more difficult.

That point wasn’t lost on Cassius Marsh, who was in coverage for the Patriots on Hunt’s 78-yard touchdown in Week 1. Marsh had joined the Patriots just six days earlier in a trade from Seattle, where coverage was not a part of his responsibilities. Against the Chiefs, he was covering a player who, in Marsh’s words, was “one of the fastest players on the field.”

“That first game was definitely a wake-up call,” Marsh said in a recent interview with Patriots Wire.

But the Patriots didn’t remove Marsh from the job. Head coach Bill Belichick and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia kept Marsh in that role despite the growing pains.

“He plays on a spot that has a lot of – there are a lot of variables at that spot. It’s similar to what Rob [Ninkovich] did for us,” Belichick said at a recent press conference. “He has some coverage responsibilities, different responsibilities in the running game, multiple responsibilities in the passing game, pass rush, man coverage, zone coverage. It’s part linebacker, part defensive end. There’s quite a bit to that position, but he’s done a good job of getting better at it every week, being a little more comfortable.”

Essentially, Marsh has to be ready for anything when he’s on the field. He is a defensive end no longer. Instead, he’s one of Belichick and Patricia’s many hybrid tweeners. He is part of a cast that includes Dont’a Hightower, Kyle Van Noy, Shea McClellin and even Trey Flowers. They’re all capable of playing both defensive end and linebacker.

“That position is kind of unique in some of the things we ask him to do and some of the challenges we ask him to face,” Patriots defensive line coach Brendan Daly said. “And Cassius has done a good job with that stuff. I mean, it’s been a process. It’s probably been a little bit different than what it was in Seattle, so there’s been some learning and development there. Some challenges. Some working through that, but he’s done a good job with it.

During his career, he’s moved all over the front seven. At UCLA, he played some defensive tackle when he weighed over 300 pounds. When he lost some weight, he played some defensive end. In the NFL, he’s played a handful of linebacker and defensive end roles. He’s never settled. He said he started a training camp in a linebacker role, and then moved to a new position during the season.

“It’s just part of the league, being flexible and being able to do things that teams want you to do,” Marsh said. “It’s been a blessing but it’s kind of been a curse. You never end up at one spot that you get to learn and play and master.”

Marsh joined the Patriots in a trade during 53-man roster cuts, which was just like the training camp with the Seahawks when he started in one position with Seattle and moved to another with New England. Even though he’s struggled at times, the Patriots haven’t moved him around. They’ve kept him on that edge defender role.

With change being a constant in his career, Marsh said he’s happy to play just one position with the Patriots, even if that position is kind of two positions in one.

“I get to spend time mastering that one, working at techniques and stuff,” he said. “I guess I fit the part because I’ve done all those things at certain times. Like I’ve said before and I’ll say it again, it’s good to have something — if I’m going to be doing all that, to be able to do it consistently is something I like. Throughout my career in the NFL, it’s never been consistent at one spot.”

Marsh hasn’t earned a full-time role in the edge position. He missed Week 10 with a shoulder injury, and played 50 percent of snaps in Week 8 and 77 percent of snaps in Week 7. With the Patriots being a game-plan-oriented defense, his snap count can be volatile. He’s still competing for time at the job with rookies Deatrich Wise and Adam Butler and linebacker Kyle Van Noy getting some time there.

“Cassius is extremely hardworking,” Daly said. “He’s showed a high amount of energy on the field. Very passionate about what he does. Smart. He’s learned our scheme fairly quickly. And honestly, learned it and asking for more. Wants to do more. He’s fun to have around.”

That thirst for more is essential to any Patriots player. When Belichick and the coaches think he’s ready to do more, they won’t hesitate to pile on the work. But with Marsh and the rest of the Patriots’ rejuvenated defense, Daly may have summed it up it best: “He’s not there yet, but we’re definitely making progress.”

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Prolly not gonna happen.

Spoon was brought in because he knows the system already and  LB was needed.

this guy is average at best and not a must have.

not disrupting what we already have matters to Quinn also. He said such when asked why we didn’t bring Collins back in the fold.

i guess at the end of the day I couldn’t care less either way. It’s not going to make or break our season.

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