Re: If AJ Green is available with the Raider's Pick, would Belichick even draft him?
posted at 12/17/2010 2:33 AM EST
In Response to If AJ Green is available with the Raider's Pick, would Belichick even draft him?
Good GOD!!! I Freakin' HOPE So, ya know!!! I mean, yahhh-I'm just thinkin' ta myself the other day, "Laz, CAN you Even Imagine IF just 1 of these 4.4 running & still @ 6'4-6'5 200-225 pounded guys with lightning speed & jack-rabbit cuts when the ball gets ta 'em-Freaks Of NFL Genetic Nature, got in the hands of someone like NE's HOF QB Tom Brady, What sorta damage could be done!!! Yikes
I'm thinkin', woe is me...only IF NE used one of the early 1st round picks on getting one of these star-receiver physical freaks...sure, I mean these guys really always come with head-issues (AJ Green just served his own NCAA 4 game suspension, himself), oh-and the prima dona "me first" attitude, 'course...that's a gimme (every...single...time, with the #1 star wideout), And sure, sure-the don't got the most surest of hands, and yea, yea, yea-they'll be sorta pathetic route tree runners, And play-book learning? That's a negative ole buddy... Not when your natural speed, size, cutting skills-ALL generate the crazy potential for the deep-ball or with the momentous potential to make defenders miss and get huge yards after the catch. C'mon now, krist- WHO would learn a playbook when at 6'5 you flat run a 4.4 40 speed? Would you? Me? Noooo, sheez why bother. If I'm in AJ Green's shoes, & The Patriots actually do Draft Green (i.e. me), then Day #1 I'm tellin' Belichick how it'll go down
"Alrighty here Billy-boy, here's how it'll be: Just for you, I'll master 3 passing plays in the NE playbook...I mean, you KNOW I got's the skills ta get open on nearly every play out there. And yo, check this out-and this offer won't last long...IF you act right now, and here's my simple demands-Extra locker space (I'll say 3 lockers in 1), A cherry front-of-the-stadium parking spot, AND-during the season, I'd like at least 2 of the other team member's (ideally wood pine ridin' bench warmers)-to BOTH do my laundry and a simple twice weekly cleaning of my house...but, ehh- I'll settle for 1 or the other, THEN If these simple requests are met... Right now... I will... I'll learn 6! passing plays from NE's book. Yea, I know, I know: Yea...I'm pretty much DOUBLING my offer, for nuthin'! Oh, hope someone already doesn't have my jersey number. What'my thinkin', I know you'll take care of that
Dear god...please, please don't let NE's current HC (in my lifetime), EVER be as d#mb as mmany teams head coach's, When they get blinded to team need, team fit, effort, intelligence=ANY and EVERY intangible, and several minor tangible aspects too WHEN these id#ots see potential NFL superstar abilities comin' their way. God, on NFL Draft Day, all I want in Rd #1 is some combo of the following
Since as it stands now, New England currently has 2 first rounders, 2 second rounders, and 2 third rounders, W-o-wz're. 1st round, as it stands w/ Oak's pick & NE's own, on this very day, their currently slotted @ #14th and #31st overall...
So whada I want, wada I want, whad do I wanna do, hmmm. Alright, Patriots needs imo here:
On Offense- definately a runningback, and defiinately a offensive tackle and an offensive guard, and I really would like sorta, just 1 more decent #2 wide receiver for NE...just a great route runner with sure hands, nothin' else matters, but we'll see on the wr thing (RB and O-Line priorities will be determined more specifically in offseason- RB, can NE get a healthy, even somewhat decently skilled bigger back in FA? OL, with OG Neal old & hurt & OG Mankins contract sit, we'll need at least 1 imo And with OT Vollmer starting calliber but w/current OT Light older age & diminished skills, and unlike w/ OG sit where we will be able to shore up 1 of the OG starting spots with our many roster guards, With tackle-even though we just need 1, we really don't even have a good single one in the wings).
On Defense- definately (and I mean D-E-F-inately), 1 or even potentially two 3-4 Defensive Ends, And then definately 1 Outside Linebacker (not a weakside pass-rushing, quarterback threatening, Great QB nailin' freak...just a good Strongside 3-4 Outside Linebacker; A solid OLB with no real weaknesses like Mike Vrabel was for NE for years-No superb anywhere, But well abopve average Everywhere (pass-rush, run defending, and pass defense); After this, New England w/ Darius Butler's 2nd year step-back (then, not much elsewhere), NE certainly could use another Cornerback. Likewwise @ Safety w/ meek James Sanders, Greatly skilled but Greatly mistake-prone (and nearing new contract decision time) B Merriweather, and w/ B McGowan's age and injuries (currently IR?), NE ALSO could use a Safety, too... Yet, Safety and Cornerback imho NOwhere near as neccessary as 3-4 DE and SOLB.
~~2010 NFL Draft Day Is HERE!!!~~
<screeeeech-speaker system click /> "We have an announcement to make here people...please quiet on down for our announcement good football fans in the draft day audience; This is news pertaining to The New England Patriots Draft aspect of their organization... They would like me to announce, that someone named LazarusintheSanatorium is your brand new Draft Day GM, and well I guess now, even though I never heard of him, Apparently most of the rest of America has- OR, as this memo states in bright orange crayon scribbled all over the rest of the typing, 'Laz is loved by da USA AND he's be daz B-O-M-B, yippppe!!!' So, I guess that's that
in The New England Patriots WAR ROOM
"Alright folks, here that-bang, bamb, whoop, whaam=I'm in people... And I'm in charge now folks, so listen up good. Here goes: WE...Need...TO DO, the following- I need a guy goin' this instant for a Large French Vanilla Coolata from DK; just a speck a' whipped cream, thanx. Next, I'm needin' 2 people On-The-Ball, attempting to secure me some Ritalin and/or Adderal 'cause I already overused what the shrink alots me as the max dose per month...10 days, 20 of misery...weee! And/or ONLY if all else fails, poolin' together each & all our dough ta get me some'a that white, soft, crystal candy. But really, Aderall or Rit---
Whaaa? 'Ya thought I was goin' to say something relevant towards The Patriots Draft Day?' Listen, STF-Up. Never, Ne-hhheeeahhhh-Va-hhhrrrreee; Neva interupt me again. I'm not a bad guy, that's why they'll be no punishment here, but in the future=Interupt Laz when he's speakin', and ya get duck taped and thrown in your car's trunk. Alright, now Coolata's taken care of and with the Rit Adderall thing, Lie, Cheat, Steal, Matters not ta me, Just get it done.
Now, RE: The Patriots Draft.
I've already ascertained that NE's top needs are RB, OT, OG, DE, and OLB. And me and Belichick are obviously on the same page here on this one. I mean, he sent me some letters, but I don't read no more. If he's correct, which he usually is, then we're on the same page 'cause I always am. Good now, that totally takes care of any potential questions on the quality of my credentials, WE ARE Gettin' done here PEOPLE!!!
Draft... I follow it 365, and it'll play out EXACTLY how I predict it TO play out. Heck, by following my formula We really could simply give the ole pr#ck of an nfl commish, ALL of our selections on Day 1 draft through Round #2, this way I could send more of ya out tryin' ta cop my drugs...hmmm. Anyway, something to think of, onward now...
As the past drafts HAVE been going lately in current years, Position-wise & then current Projection-wise regarding the specific players themselves, Any ole genius coulda figured this sh#t out here...
Top Ten-Top Twelve Selections are made up of QBs...nope. Left Offensive Tackles...nope. We don't NEED a blindside OT, Vollmer's goin' blindside OT in 2011; We DO need a RIGHT Offensive Tackle of starter quality. And even though even ROTs are goin' high, when they become failures @ LOT, The Pats employ smaller, more agile O-Lineman, considering they gear towards great pass protection, and within the running game NE runs a zone-blocking scheme. In otherwords, we can wait, and STILL get a very good ROT. DEs...sorta, I'll explain momentarilly.
Also, within here, you'll positionally start to see the very best of a few other positions nailed down...2, possibly 3 of these 13 spots preceding our #14 selection will go towards...Either the nation's best Cornerback...nope. McCourty's a champ, and even though we could certainly use an upgrade over Butler/Arrington, and/or an added guy for the nickel D, We got more pressing needs to target.
Finally, you'll get the nation's very best Linebacker and/or the nation's very best Runningback. BOTH needs of ours... With the Runningback spot though, even the nation's very best freak, potentially #1 ranked superstars, Have Been falling down draft selection boards in recent years. And when ONLY these one, or just maybe 2 (sometimes not even that) RBs get taken off in ALL of the first round, their becomes a small lull early on in Round #2, as those Top 10 Teams who selected in Round #1, pick once more. They've already got either a great left tackle, a great quarterback, or defensively a great defensive end...and in the meantime, there's been a huge lull in the top linebacker and top receivers.
So with these excellent starting #1 RBs gone and less emphasis on the pass, these teams STILL can nab themselves the very BEST player in a place where they need it positionally: they can still nab the top center, the top nosetackle, the top 1-2 guard, the top 1-2 ILB, the top 1-2 right OT, the top 2-3 Safeties, or the top 2-3 collegiate Defensive End-NFL 3-4 Outside Linebacker 'tweeners, guys whom which slip down because many even great collegiate DE prospects fail at the NFL switch to OLB.
In otherwords, having the choice to draft the best guys at these spots OR getting a #3, #4, or #5 ranked RB in the early first half of Round 2, they far, far more often skip on the RB.
Also now, w/ LB goin' before us it could be the IF there's some superb Inside Linebacker (non-need), OR usually far more possibly, either the nation's very best Outside Linebacker (Oklahoma's Travis Lewis or NC's Bruce Carter...neither imo have NE's 3-4 OLB size requirement fit) in college, OR some freak undersized Collegiate Defensive End to projected 3-4 NFL Outside Linebacker 'tweeners (NC's Robert Quinn or A&M's Von Miller...Quinn's a headcase while Von Miller doesn't have the bulk to man-up the strongside of our OLB spot).
Bigger and Better Passing Game in the league, so #1 wideouts are goin' a just a bit higher...not our prob. Me and Bill don't want a #1 wideout, maybe late in round, but probably more into round three we'll get just an average sized possession receiver, with alright speed but with simply superb hands and fantastic route-running skills, but we'll see.
Also, More NFL Teams currently have been switching to the 3-4 D, right? And with Defensive Ends going as high as they have been lately and with teams projecting to the 3-4, not simply the biggest and very best DEs go early, but the few biggest and best DTs who can translate size-wise to a 3-4, are gettin' snagged as well.
So, seeeeing as NE neeeds a 3-4 DE and this IS the most logical selection @ First Round selection #14, We Are...goin' for our SOLB spot instead. Right? Tell me, you all saw that.
WE are ideally hoping to trade down, spot, by spot, by spot...while at the same time, we'll also be picking up anywhere from mid round to later round projection spots from each and every team.
NOW, we really are goin' spot by spot...and here's the thing folks, We will be gettin' guarentees from these guys (because since on draft day, teams BEG to move up and select next, rather than you goin' and gettin' the guy they'd like just before them)-we'll be gettin' guarentees that these guys won't draft OUR specific guy when they go & leapfrog us w/ our pick selection.
I don't care IF we have to get 10-12 guarentees from the 10-12 next NFL teams... Rationally however (c'mon now), we can still get our guy (not a mid 1st Rder, at best a very late 1st rder or a even a 2nd/3rd). So, the first 2-4 spots we can sorta count on (ideally goin' anywhere from either 4-upwards of 10)...
We are thus grabbing 1 guy and 1 guy only: BC's Mark Herzlich...Last year before his now healing better by the week (as his play's getting freakishly more dominant than the week prior) and less than 2% chance of recurring ever again, rare form of cancer, Sidelined and insanely weakened Herzlich...IF he happened to come out in the Draft prior to his sidelined with Cancer collegiate year, He'd have been a Top 12-Top 15 (worst case) First Round Selection... Guy's a freakin' animal, He's played mosta this season with an injured foot and a cast on his fractured hand, Because he worked so beyond the human realm PAST his current human physical health, in order to miss just 1 year upon being diagnosed, treated, and recovering from cancer... Mark Herzlich is 6'4 and 245lbs, and he runs a 4.62 4o y.d., and he IS a beast at every single aspect of his football game: run defense, tackling, pass defense, covering, and he can still get into the backfield when called on it. 2007 Numbers (year just prior to injury): 110 TTs, 9 TFLs, 2.5 Sacks, 7 PDs, and also 6 INTs (2 for TDs), Oh-and led his squad in FFs as well. Teams are worried, & others have gotten his limelight (NFL Teams=Short memories RE: Draftable players current skill year...Long memories RE: past dominant seasons prior to Draftable players's injury).
Next, we're Drafting our DE...NOW IF a potentially great and perfectly sized 3-4 DE slips down, we're movin' up with all those slections garnered (we'll either be lucky if someone slips, but IF not we can still grab a good, just not unbelievable 3-4 DE @ end of RD 1-DE/DTs Cameron Jordan, Jarvis Jenkins, Christian Ballard, Lawrence Guy-probably ALL available).
1st selection in Rd #2: Runningback...just the top 2 guys are gone; Yet no doubt, the best blend of speed and power RB WILL be there...Top 2-3 guys are gonna be @ 5'10 and abouts 220lbs at the very most=I don't want this for NE's zone-blocking, smaller O-Line Offense...Unless ya got yourself a superb heisman RB, or just a great RB with field vision/lengthy time in your system (which takes time), Ya need a bigger RB, who has the best coupling of size, strength, and speed when your zone-blocking (which very few teams do)-(Daniel Thomas, Roy Helu, Allen Bradford, Mikel Leshoure, ALL should be available...
Finally We're securing EITHER the nation's say anywhere from #3-#5 Overall Ranked Offensive Guard @ end of Rd 2 (but probably a fantastic OG whom most standard man-man teams pass on due to size) but far more probable is getting the best Right Offensive Tackle still there (again, we can still get a nasty ROT, considering teams target first the great OT guys who can do it all (LOT spot), then 2 or 3 teams will nab someone whom they hope can man the Right OT spot, but with so many far, farrr more highly regarded positions, lmao-then Right O-Tackles (whoopee), and w/ just a few zone-blocking teams in League (Clint Boling, Josh Davis, probably Orlando Franklin, and maybe...just maybe sorta IF some NFL teams are scarred off weight & strength wise on Nate Solder...wow. And if he's there at the 1/3-1/2 way mark of Rd #2...we movin' on up.
~Alright, so that's that...you other people can figure out how not to scr#w this hope, 'cause it seems 1 of my 2 errand boys is back with either my pharmaceuticals or standard street drugs, so I'll be in the bathroom; And obviously afterwards, I'm Superman so I'll be either hitting on girls in the gallery or simply picking fights with the jet's fans if all else fails...
I'm out people...Lazarus has left the building