Re: Are There Really THAT Many Holes on the Roster?
posted at 4/22/2010 6:54 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Are There Really THAT Many Holes on the Roster?
Good analysis 49Patriots. A few thoughts:
RDE- The Ravens showed that Seymour needs to be replaced by a starter, not back-ups.
I'm hoping one of the guys on the roster (maybe Pryor or Lewis) will step up this year and fill this hole. With better LBs the DE position might not be as much of a liability either.
ROT- I don't want Kaczur starting. I can count three games where he gave up game ending sacks or hurries last year. He's a bum!
Kaczur just isn't starting tackle material and LeVoir is even worse. We can put Vollmer at RT and Light at LT, but I'd prefer to see Vollmer at LT and a talented young guy drafted for the RT spot. (I sometimes wonder if Kaczur could be converted to RG--he looks more like a G to me and maybe could be the answer there. I don't think he's a bum--I think he works hard enough, but he just lacks the skills to be a tackle.)
WR- Was a major need pre-Holt, still a need for NE, but they can wait till round 5-7 to draft Scott Long.
They need someone who can stretch the field and draw coverage away from Moss. Maybe Holt will do that, but I'd like a young fast guy here. Tate could be this guy if he comes back from the knee injury and proves he can catch. But I would like them to draft someone to at least compete at this spot.
CB - I have faith in Butler, and Bodden can be a shutdown corner with a pass-rush, but I still think Wilhite suks @5s. We need depth at this position. R
I wish I saw more from Butler. We were burned repeatedly last year by good QBs because our corners (other than Bodden) are pathetic man-on-man. I think it's a long season if we don't fix the corner position.
RB - I would keep Maroney, but the other backs, 30 + RBs = done.
I think Maroney is serviceable for another year, particularly if our OTs get better. This is a position to work on next year I think.
S - Meriweather is a star in the making, Chung will be a really good SS.
Posted by 49Patriots
I'm still not confident about the safety position. Merriweather has talent, but he doesn't always play smart and disciplined. I do think Chung may turn out to be good. What we need, though, is a good signal caller back there--someone who can control the DBs like Harrison did and make sure everyone is in position. What we lack most at this position is leadership.