Re: Huff to Ravens
posted at 3/27/2013 2:10 PM EDT
In response to RidingWithTheKingII's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
I believe Huff is 30, so I would not have been against him signing here, but I thought he was duplication to McCourty.
I do think Huff is a rangey center field type player that can replace Reed on the field.
I thought Houston erred in signing Reed, I thought Quinn was the better player last year
Quin is a nice young player. Baltimore also could not afford Reed or Quin.
Huff is a stopgap signing. Not great, not bad. No way Huff is better than if Reed returned to Balt.
The other thing is, Huff is a true FS. Jimmy Smith is now being asked to go from CB to SS? Good luck pretending how you used Reed and Pollard is somehow now going to be superior with Huff and Smith.
Lewis and Reed down the middle basically ran the defense for Baltimore half drunk and blindfolded for YEARS. Those are two HOF players, down the middle. I don't care if it's hockey, baseball, hockey, soccer, etc, it's all about down the middle.
You're applauding an AFC team's moves for a steady everyday FS with experience, yet you have spent 2 weeks questioning a great move by BB signing Adrian Wilson who will make a HUGE impact on this D, your own team, the Patriots.
You don't even see how hypocritical you look. Start a thread, once, JUST once, that is a positive about what BB does when he makes a move as a GM and you might not look like such a hypocrite or troll.
I think that AWilson is too old. Thats the bottom line. People I speak with say he has lost a lot of speed, and makes up for some of it with knowledge, going to a different defense he most likely gets picked on and exposed. I hope I am wrong
Most of my Pats threads are very positive. I was very much on the side of Boyer, Patricia and Josh McD all year. I thought McCourty played very well last year and said so. Ditto Arrington. I also saw great improvement and said so with Cunningham. I was very positive about Vereen from draft day. I have been solid ib Ghosts corner all year, and thought Zoltan was deserving of Pro Bowl.
Yes I was critical starting with Ocho and Ellis. Also I did not like the Geregory signing (we argued that one for 3 months). I also thought Gonzalez, Gaffney, Branch were a waste (if you recall I thought Patten was going to attempt to come back). I was very against Gallery, but I did like Carpenter very much.
All of my criticism has to do with improving or not improving the team, with an eye to the SB. I have not been in favor of the aging vets, nor the player on his last leg trying to prove a point that he still has something left. My criticism lasts from day 1 of free agency thru training camp. I get to see quite a bit of camp, and if you recall I thought Cannon played so poorly he was going to be cut...once week 1 of the regular season starts, I am 100% on board and will live with the decisions made...but for now, I am not happy with how free agency went down last year, and while I am very happy with Vollmer, Arington and Talib, I think Washington, Wilson, Jones will be here 1 year only.