Re: Connor Barwin on joining Patriots: 'That would be nice'
posted at 3/5/2013 8:13 AM EST
In response to RidingWithTheKing's comment:
In response to Godvernment's comment:
he's a 3-4 OLB. NE runs a 4-3. end of story. glad to hear he's a fan of the patriots.
Well, that actually doesn't make sense because he didn't play 3-4 at Univ of Cincy when he came out in the 2009 draft. He was a DE like Nink was at Purdue when he came out in 2005.
It's not so much what he played in Houston it's the idea he can easily go back to a college level 4-3, but BB would love a guy who knows the 3-4.
Just saying. You have two MLBs who can play 3-4, Nink knows the 3-4 from the edge and the idea of Barwin in the mix as a DE/OLB only helps.
Not saying NE is looking at him or the money makes sense, but this argument about BB now running more 4-3 so he's not a fit, doesn't reallly matter.
BB loves versatility.
Patriots can easily play 2 of Barwin, Cunningham and Nink at OLB, Spikes and Mayo at ILB, Vince at NT and 2 out of Love, Francis and Deaderick at DE.
If they were to also sign someone like Cullen Jenkins or draft an end that can play in 3-4 that would go a long way to making our defense able to seamlessly switch back and forth and be even more unpredictable.
I'd also rather have Barwin as a pass-rush DE right now than Cunningham or Bequette.