Re: #1 Problem (yet again) = NO NFL QUALITY WRs
posted at 1/19/2014 7:59 PM EST
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to darwk's comment:
Couldn't be more obvious. WR huge need.
WR is an issue but it's one of many and I'm not even sure if I'd put it in the top 3-5 issues. For me it's:
#1 - DT - People around here fall way to quickly for players after a couple of games. I'm sorry but Vellano, Chris Jones, and Siliga are nice sub role players but they aren't spot starters. These types of players flash brilliantly for a couple games and then once other teams get film they get washed out. It's the reason they usually go UDFA and travel from team to team because they are 1 or 2 dimensional on the field and once teams figure it out they get pushed around. With both Kelly and Wilfork not getting younger and coming back from lower body injures getting a starting caliber anchor on the DL should be top priority otherwise we will never get pressure on QB's
#2 - TE - Hooman is a nice #3 TE but he shouldn't be a starter. Gronk is injury prone. So, you are going to have any type of O, esp in RZ, without a TE who excels at either the passing game or lead blocking on the edge? They need another TE badly, esp for the RZ.
#3 - SS - The Wilson's are both laughing at BB and Harmon is nothing more than a poormans James Sanders. When Gregory is your best SS your entire secondary will suffer. McCourty has to try to play two positions and you better hope your LB's can cover out of the backfield as well as play inside the box
#4 - Fast/Tall outside CB - Arrington is a #4 being paid like a #1/2 and nether Ryan or Dennard can cover receivers like Thomas. Talib could but he's oft injured so what does that leave you?
#5/6 - C/G - I put them together because really having 1 better guy on either position will really help the interior line and should give Brady more time
#7 - WR - Imo this is where it falls. Sucks for Brady but really looking over my list this D needs help and depth more than the O, also having another TE and a better running game can help overcome the weaker passing game, provided Dobson can improve. BTW, where are the other great WR saviors I heard about that we didn't need to spend more money on WR's. Where's Amendola "Mr Clutch", Thompkins the wonder BB found, and the savior Boyce who was a secret weapon on reserve?
looks like we rebuiling again....