Braxton Berrios

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  1. Thrashen

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    According to Jason Kirk of SBNation.com, Braxton Berrios doesn't have "much of a top gear." Unsurprisingly, Berrios only seems to remind him of other former Patriot slot receivers (Welker, Amendola), but not Troy Brown for some reason...

    https://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2018/4/28/17297086/braxton-berrios-patriots-nfl-draft-2018

    "Every time anyone watched a Miami Hurricanes game in the last year or two, they all made the same joke about WR Braxton Berrios: that guy looks like a New England Patriot. The Pats have trademarked a certain kind of wide receiver — small, shifty, slot-ty, good hands, good routes, and not much of a top gear, among other traits — and Berrios looked to many people like an obvious heir to the lineage. Somebody always reminds people of Wes Welker and Danny Amendola and so forth. It’s an annual thing. Last year, Ryan Switzer caught the tag. Berrios is more than just an archetype, of course: No player on Miami’s roster in 2017 was more integral to the program than wide receiver Braxton Berrios. Whether it was as a returner, wide receiver or team-elected captain, the Raleigh, North Carolina, native leaves it all on the field whenever he suits up. Since coming to Miami, the five-foot-nine receiver has heard the criticisms. He’s just a slot receiver, he’s destined to be a New England Patriot, he’s not fast enough. In his four years at Miami, Berrios illustrated that he is more than the sum of what he lacks. When Berrios ended his career at UM, he was named the Offensive Player of the Year, The Mariutto Family Scholar-Athlete Award and was a finalist for the Campbell Award which is given to an athlete who performs well academically, is involved in the community and has great on-field performance. A Finance and Entrepreneurship major with a 3.96 GPA, Berrios has excelled in every walk of life in regards to being a student athlete."

    "He is more than the sum of what he lacks."
    WTF? Berrios ran a 4.44 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine and allegedly ran a 4.35 40 during the Miami pro-day...

    http://caneswatch.blog.palmbeachpos...8-nfl-auditions-feel-like-last-day-of-school/

    But he's white, so he can't be considered "fast" under any circumstance. I've come to the conclusion that it doesn't matter how many white WR's lead their team to SB victory or have 1,000-yard seasons, they'll always be stigmatized and never get the respect they deserve. In last year's SB game, three (3) different white pass-catchers on the same team had over 100 receiving yards.
     
  2. Thrashen

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    At least NESN.com openly admits their racism against white WR's in their lame and wildly-inaccurate "evaluation" of Berrios...

    "Let’s just say Berrios looks the part of a scrappy, gritty, deceptively fast, lunch-pail receiver in the mold of Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and Wes Welker. Oh, and Troy Brown."

    https://nesn.com/2018/05/braxton-berrios-film-review-will-receiver-be-patriots-next-great-slot/

    Word is that Edelman and Hogan will be the #1 and #2, with Jordan Matthews and the oft-injured Malcolm Mitchell competing for the #3 and #4 spot. Slater is a special teams player and Berrios, Britt, Patterson, McCarron, and Hollister will be competing for the final 2 WR spots.
     
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    The pathetic thing about NESN is that they are the network that covers the Patriots. They have witnessed first hand white WR dominance over the past decade - from Welker to Edelman to Amendola to Hogan. Yet they just spew out the same caste BS rather than doing any research at all.

    I really hope Berrios becomes the next go to slot WR for the Pats.
     
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    When it comes to sports, especially Amerika’s Secular Religion of football, this is the ultimate red pill which is basically a huge black pill.

    In this system, which is intentionally stacked against our guys, no amount of great games or amazing individual seasons or top percentile combine performances will change a damn thing. (((They))) control the sporting leagues and the sports media. Just like every other institution in occupied JewSA, these are weapons to be wield against us. We should never expect our guys to get a fair shake until we again control our own institutions.

    I still support and follow our guys but I try not to get too invested in the day to day heartbreaks that they befall. I’m focusing more on the big picture. Working to improve myself mentally, psychically, spiritually and financially. Talking to people about jewi$h power and supporting platforms that name (((them))). If we handle the JQ, all of our other problems, like discrimination in sports, will fall into place too (sorry for the off-topic rant).
     
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    Given NE’s depth at WR, Berrios could end up like Jeremy Ebert, who was a 7th round draft pick that was cut by the Pats after his first training camp. Berrios has flashed some ability in the punt return game (see link below), so I think he’ll find a way to make the cut. Aside from Patterson, the other black receivers (Britt, Dorsett, Mitchell, and Matthews) aren't known to be punt returns.

    https://247sports.com/college/miami/Bolt/VIDEO-Berrios-Returns-Punt-41-Yards-For-TD-47182988
     
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    I see no reason why Braxton can't be the next in line of Patriots' slot receivers. He has all the talent needed to succeed:

     
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    Hidden Patriots: New England ‘Redshirted’ Next Slot Option As Rookie

    by Doug Kyed

    Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but a New England Patriots rookie missed the 2018 season due to injury.

    Wide receiver Braxton Berrios was placed on injured reserve during final roster cuts and didn’t play a single snap as a rookie. Six of the Patriots’ nine 2018 draft picks didn’t suit up as rookies.

    Berrios got out to a slow start with the Patriots when he was limited in organized team activities and minicamp in the spring. His injuries lingered into the summer, and he played in just one preseason game, catching one pass for 3 yards. Though it didn’t seem Berrios suffered a season-ending injury during the summer, the Patriots still chose to essentially redshirt him as a rookie by placing him on injured reserve.

    Berrios originally came to the Patriots as a sixth-round pick out of Miami. At 5-foot-9, 190 pounds, Berrios looks like a prototypical Patriots slot receiver in the mold of Wes Welker or Danny Amendola.

    He has the athleticism for the role, as well. He ran a 4.44-second 40-yard dash with a 1.58-second 10-yard split, 6.72-second 3-cone drill, 4.18-second short shuttle, 36-inch vertical leap and 9-foot, 2-inch broad jump at his pro day last March. He wasn’t ultra-productive in college but caught 55 passes for 679 yards with nine touchdowns as a senior and 100 passes for 1,175 yards with 14 touchdowns in four seasons. He also returned 47 punts for 488 yards with a touchdown in his college career.

    Berrios spent 97.3 percent of snaps in the slot during his college career, so he’s probably limited to playing inside in the pros, as well.

    Despite his promise, Berrios isn’t guaranteed a spot on the Patriots’ 2019 roster. The Patriots currently have just five wide receivers on their roster in Berrios, Julian Edelman, Matthew Slater, Darren Andrews and Damoun Patterson. Cordarrelle Patterson, Chris Hogan, Josh Gordon and Phillip Dorsett are free agents.

    The Patriots are certain to add plenty of competition to their wide receiving corps this offseason after they were shallow at the position to start the 2018 season. There are multiple attractive slot options, like Adam Humphries, Cole Beasley, Golden Tate and Jamison Crowder, available in free agency.

    For Berrios to make the Patriots in his second season, he has to enter the spring in full health. He had a year to study the Patriots’ playbook, so despite missing his rookie season, he’s still a step ahead going into Year 2.

    With expectations now tempered, Berrios has a chance to catch some folks by surprise in 2019. The Patriots need a slot receiver of the future, and Berrios could still be that player. He’ll have to fight for the role, however.

    https://nesn.com/2019/02/hidden-patriots-new-england-redshirted-next-slot-option-as-rookie/

     

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