Dontrelle Inman expects to catch on quickly with the Patriots

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Wide receiver Dontrelle Inman expressed an interest in re-signing with the Colts before free agency started, but no deal materialized in Indianapolis and he was on the market for nearly two months before signing with the Patriots a couple of weeks ago.

Inman said that he was never “panicked or anything like that” by lingering in free agency that long because he knows that teams address needs at different times in the offseason. New England addressed their wide receiver needs in a few different ways, but still had an opening for Inman.

There have been many veteran free agents signed and discarded in short order by the Patriots because they couldn’t pick up the system, but Inman’s lack of panic extends to that front.

“It’s a top-notch organization,” Inman said, via the Boston Herald. “Concepts are concepts. Football is football. Names change, but you’re still running the same thing. Everybody in the league, it’s a copycat league, everybody runs the same thing.”

The Patriots know what they have in Julian Edelman and Phillip Dorsett, and first-round pick N'Keal Harry isn’t likely to be anywhere but on the roster as long as he’s healthy. The rest of the wide receiver group is less certain as they wait to see if Demaryius Thomas bounces back from a torn Achilles, if Josh Gordon is reinstated by the league and if Inman can can get a handle on the playbook.

11 responses to “Dontrelle Inman expects to catch on quickly with the Patriots

  1. Only question is…………..What size RING does he wear??
    🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

  2. I really liked this signing, because I think he’s smart and good. His main flaw has been staying healthy, but I can see him being a Malcolm Mitchekll/LaFell/Givens type where he can get you 45-50 balls over 16 games and 4 or 5 TDs, with well timed impact.

    Hands down his best opportunity, although his time in SD was not too shabby.

    I am sure he couldn’t wait to get out of Indy. He didn’t do too much in Chicago.

  3. He IS a good player, he’s a good pickup for the Patriots. Pity you guys have to be absolutely insufferable about everything, messing up perfectly good takes with garbage like “I am sure he couldn’t wait to get out of Indy”. If you’d just read the article, you’d see that it clearly states that he wanted to come back to Indy. Genius post, as usual. About what everyone expects from lil’ Ty.

  4. 3xapple says:
    May 24, 2019 at 4:42 pm
    He IS a good player, he’s a good pickup for the Patriots. Pity you guys have to be absolutely insufferable about everything, messing up perfectly good takes with garbage like “I am sure he couldn’t wait to get out of Indy”. If you’d just read the article, you’d see that it clearly states that he wanted to come back to Indy. Genius post, as usual. About what everyone expects from lil’ Ty.

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    Umm, he left Indy and just said “this is a top notch organization”.

    Sweet reading comprehension you got there. bawahah

  5. re article: Julian Edelman posts #betagainstus video (January 16, 2019, 4:23 PM)
    3xapple says (4:36 PM): Further cementing their status as “America’s most hated team”.
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    @3xapple – you’re a pot calling the kettle black. Instantly trolling Patriots threads with your uber-salty nonsense and giving Colts fans a bad name.

  6. Getting back to actual football talk. The thing about the Pats offense and WR’s is that historically they’ve rarely had a true #1 receiver. For all but 3 of the past 20 years the Pats have essentially field “good” but not great WR talent.

    _It would have been nice to have watched a Julio Jones-type WR playing for the Pats, but instead we’ve watched an offense manned by 3 or 4 “just capable” WR’s The bad news is that no DC never has to game plan for a GREAT WR. The good news is you never know WHERE the passing offense is going to go, since all the WR’s are basically the same. In the end it makes the Pats passing offense harder to defend within a team concept.

    I don’t know much about Inman except he’s tall, had some success, AND was inexpensive. I look forward to seeing how this offense evolves during TC. Nothing ever remains the same with the Pats except Bellichick and Brady

  7. kurdishpats1 says:
    May 24, 2019 at 4:21 pm
    Gordon and Harry on the outsides, Edelman in the slot, with that running attack….

    Good luck
    ++++++++++
    But but but “Goodell hates the Patriots” so why would Gordon be allowed to play after multiple suspensions with the Brown’s. You know just as well as every patriot fan patruits can do what they want and Goodell let’s it happen.

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