Re: as of now do we draft a high pass rusher?
posted at 10/22/2010 8:17 PM EDT
In Response to Re: as of now do we draft a high pass rusher?
[QUOTE]I think unless there is a major leap, a 34 end is the key. People forget how a dominant end is game changing. Haoli Ngata dominates almost as much as Richard Seymour did in his prime. One guy like that makes your LBers better, and thus your DBs look better too. Right now there isn't a single 34 pass rusher that the pats have that commands a double team. Think how effective TBC, Cunningham, and Nink would look if they got consistent clean looks like Willie Mac and Vrabel did, all because Sey was double or triple teamed.
Posted by zbellino[/QUOTE]
I'm with you Z. A elite CB would be nice but with Bodden and McCourty next year how much would drafting one early really help the team? With Oak's pick most likely being a 4-8 pick then you can count on 1 of at least Bailey, Clayborn, Heyward, Dareus being there. And with the huge drop off in DE talent from them to the next level how can you pass on setting the line up for years to come? All have the ability, size and talent to become a Seymour type of player. My bet would be on either Bailey or Clayborn being our next DE. I don't even know how O lines would react lining up against Warren, Wilfork, Bailey/Clayborn, Spikes, Mayo, Cunningham, Beal/Kerrigan. The QB wouldn't even have the time to find a hole in the secondary yet alone exploit it. Then having a bench of Wright, Deadrick, Brace, Warren, Nin, TBC, Guyton, Crable to keep in constant rotation making sure everyones fresh. I'm drooling
It's funny how people forget that when we had a fearsome front 7 the Pats literally stuck in anybody they could into cb and still had a successful secondary. Imagine having another front 7 like in 03/04 but then add to it Chung, Bodden, and McCourty. Now that's scary