- Jan 4, 2009
I just think Lafell dropped too many critical passes, yea, he did come back and make some great catches too but how many of them would not have been necessary if he caught the easy ones first? Just too unreliable.2 years with the team. 74 catches for 119 targets with 953 yards and 7 TDs in 2014-15. He then added 13 catches for 119 yards and 2 scores in the postseason and was an integral member of the Patriots' Super Bowl run
This year he was hampered with a lingering foot injury in most of the 11 games he played and drew coverage of the Number 1 corner back instead of the normal #3 corner much of that time due to injuries to Edeleman, Amendola, Gronk and Dobson. Stilll he managed 515 yards, only 100 yards below his average of 600 yards for the 5 years before he came to New England.
Is he a number 1 star? No. Is he a legitmate pass catcher. Of course he is.
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Bryan (one trick pony) Tyms is gone too. Look for them to make a move in free agency. Cutting Lafell frees up 2.2 mil to add to the approx 18 mill free cap space they have.