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Our defense is what, the 2nd youngest in the NFL? If we can keep Talib, I actually think we could go offense with at least 2 of our 5 picks. What happens with Welker, Edelman, Woodhead and Vollmer in the off season could be key to what we do in the draft on the offensive side of the ball. The Pats appear to be sitting on about $35MM in cap space heading into 2013 before any moves are made according to the below article.
Welker could certainly be tagged again. The cost would be $11.4MM which is still a bargain for a guy with his production if a longer term deal cannot be found. Re-signing Edelman should be doable and before he got hurt showed what a dangerous and versitale weapon he can be in two phases of the game. Woodhood could be replaced by Vereen if he becomes too expensive or by Demps.
To me, Vollmer is a big ??? He is often injured and we don't have a top flight OT behind him. Therefore, I would not be at all shocked if we went with a stud Left Tackle who can back up Solder and possibly start on the right side if we lose Vollmer. Mankins should be back to form next year and I think Wendell has acquitted himself well this year. Connolly is back and Nick McDonald is restricted so I don't see us going interior OL.
I think a lot depends on how they view Cannon moving forward, as Vollmer's backup... I do think they like Sea Bass a lot and would love to have him back, but I wouldn't rule OT out in this draft... particularly Oday Aboushi and Lane Johnson on Day 2.
mb, no one saying we dont like him. i love him. if tehy think his back wont hinder his play or games played for his career, of course they keep him.
I don't see where I said anything about y'all not liking him.