Re: Is Ballard enough for life without gronk?
posted at 4/7/2013 9:34 PM EDT
In response to PatsLifer's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
I would think Ballard and Hern start with Fells and Hooma depth
That makes sense. However, what would the offense look like with Hern as your slot, Danny the flanker, Ballard and Gronk as you inline te's, and possibly sanders, hopkins, Rogers playing outside? That sounds nice to me, but if Gronk isn't in that mix, it really weakens the lineup . Now, what happens if we drafted eiffert to spell Gronk if out. He is an excellent receiving TE and a decent blocker. when Gronk returns, and even assumes he misses no time, eiffertb could line up outwide, in the slot or flanker and now you have 3, 6'6" guys on the field who can catch And block.
it would be a wealth of talent if we got eifert too.
i must say your post brought a smile to my face posing hopkins and rogers in the lineup; the 2 wrs ive been posting this whole offseason for the pats :)
re the te thogh, if bb had shored up positions (instead of drafting the same one over and over and missing) we might could adfford a luxury like eifert. now, i think it would be a mistake. though with bb' spropensity of grabbing tes you never know. further note, in this crazed scenario of the killer tes., we need wrs on the field (ideally big ones like rogers)who can separate wide. wihtout that good des play the middle of the field and jam the short routes.
note, i dont know how youd have sanders AND hopkins and rogers unless you spent all 3 picks on wr. i dont think that'd be wise