In response to PatsLifer's comment:
In response to bredbru's comment:
In response to PatsLifer's comment:
Whatever we do, it has to be as close to a slam dunk as possible. Again, I am in favor of picking as high as we can and don't want to see us trade out or down.
Do we all see BB going defense again with his first couple of picks?
Looking at the offense I still see a need for an athletic receiver and some olinemen. I would really like to see the pats finally get a WR that can separate. Every team seems to have it excepT us. Again, not talking about te's and rb's. Lloyd has been all right, but we need some more. I don't see branch coming back and I don't see Edelman as that guy! Nor Hernandez! Nor Wes even if we resign him. Our te's should be quite good with Ballard back. Gronk and he should be beasts together, but still looking for an athletic WR that can stretch and play the sidelines...perhaps just tired of us giving up 20 yard plays and ready for us to make a few.
Whether we draft a de or DT, my number one requirement is a kid that cit put pressure on the QB. I don't care if it comes inside or out...although truth be told I wOuld like to see it come out as I believe we can use spikes, Hightower and mayo to generate it inside when called..just call it a bit more.
"Looking at the offense I still see a need for an athletic receiver and some olinemen. I would really like to see the pats finally get a WR that can separate. Every team seems to have it excepT us"
wrote about that yeserday (speeratign wr) and what it would do for the whole offense.
we have to do the db in fa (10 mil per year or not). we need a top gun out there. there is zero confidence they can identify a top cb or safety and the line def and off is a need that has to be filled.
espn worte today thay our cbs woudl be cut by any other teram. i dotn knwo about that, certainly any good team.
try this on:
Teams have thrown 64 passes 16 or more yards downfield against the Patriots, the most against any team in the NFL. And theyâÂÂÂÂve been successful 45 percent of the time.
nearly 1 out of 2 long passes
pace for a record odf successful 20 plus yard targets.
PATSLIFER, REPLIES TO YOUR TEXT WHICH IS BELOW ARE IN LINE AND CAPPED (BRED)
True, but is BB going to draft a cb early in the draft? I cringe at this and who he might pick almost as much as when an opposing QB drops back to pass.
I AM WITH YOU ON THIS AND HAVE SIAD THE SAME THING A COUPLE TIMES IN THE THREAD.
WHY I SAY WE NEED THE BIG CB F.A. WHO IS VERY GOOD AND ESTABLISHED
One guy I woUld like to see replaced is Arrington.
YEAH AND KEEP MCC AT SAFETY IF HE IS ON THE FIELD
Spend the picks where you pick best...the front 7.
ALSO WITH YOU ON THIS, THOUGH I SAY DE, O LINE TOP PRIORITY, DT AFTER MAYBE WE CAN LIVE WITH WHAT WE HAVE PLUS FA.
We need DL that can rush as much as we need our secondary to play better.
Here is a difficult but valid question. If this team is overall mediocre and BB thinks we have no shot, how many more years of this will he be willing to endure? He has a young team less Brady. Would he cash Brady in for 2 firsts then parlay them into 14 3rd round picks at some point, go with mallet? Or does Kraft stop it because he knows what Brady means historically to this franchise and it's legacy?
I HAVE BEEN ON RECORD THAT KRAFT SHOULD STEP IN AND HAVE SOME INVOLVEMENT, IDEALLY WITH SOME TOP MGT. 1. I TINK KRAFT IS SCARED -LESS THAT BB WOULD LEAVE AND HED DO ANYTHING FOR HIM TO STAY NO MATTER HOW BAD IT GOT TILL BB DECIDEDS TO GO)
This question has to be asked especially given Brady's age and how things have gone. I still think Tb is one of the best, but he clearly has lost something. His hyper competitive spark has gone down, he is doing the chicken dance withdefenders 5 yards from him, and his accuracy is not quite what it use to be...just saying..
I DONT THINK BRADY LOST HIS SPARK, BUT I DO SEE HIS YIPS INTERMITTANTLY AND HOW THEY INTERFERE WITH HIS ABILITY WEHN THEY COME ON. SO YOU ARE CONSIDERING GOING ALL IN WITH BB FOR A NEW CREW. IT' S NOT A TERRIBLE IDEA, BUT PROBLEM IS YOU HAVE BB BEING THE ONLY EVALUATOR (STOP THOSE WHO TRY TO REFUTE THIS) AND ALSO IT WOULD SUCK IF HE TRADED THEM FOR THE MAX 3RD ROUNDERS (TEAM STILL NEEDS IMPACT PLAYERS)
I still think this year is up for grabs for us. I for one want to turn Hightower and spikes loose on the QB..send them to attack and have our guys plan man.
YES BUT THATS NOT BBS WAY. HE IS GENERALLY AGAISNT THAT. IF THE TEAM CHANGED ITS DEF PHILOSOPHY THAT WOULD BE AWESOME AND HELP TEH SECONDARY
Go out and get the best FA cb, draft the best de we can, Maybe an olb and some OL talent. That still means after all tht, we may stillneeds amwr or two depending on what they do with Wes, Lloyd and Edelman! Branch. Seems to be a lot of pieces on the o to repLace next year...2-3 wr's, 1 or 2 OL to get.
YEAH I KIND OF HAVE IT THE SAME.
1 TRUE SEPERATING WR NEEDED
DRAFT BOOKEND TO JONES.
DRAFT STUD C/G, AND G/T
AND STILL WE COULD USE A GOOD SAFETY AND GOOD DT.
TOO MUCH FOR ONE YEAR EVEN WITH FREE AGENTS.
BUT AFTER ALL THAT, I SEE JOSH'S COACHING, WATCHING 7 WEEKS, AS A LIMITING FACTOR TO WINNING A SUPER BOWL, NOT A CONTRIBUTOR. (AND TO SLIGHTLY LESSER EXTENT, THE TECHNIQUE THEY TEACH CBS)
THANKS FOR ALL THE INTERESTING THOUGHTS