Re: Is This The Best Patriots Roster On Papers In Years?
posted at 8/2/2011 10:53 AM EDT
In Response to Is This The Best Patriots Roster On Papers In Years?
[QUOTE]We have the perfect combo of young talent Hernandez, McCourty, Chung, etc... and veteran experience Light, Brady, Chad Johnson. Plus this is a team that's been together for an entire season basically. Could be a great team. QB - Tom Brady is in his prime. Hoyer and Mallett seem like quality depth. RB - Green-Ellis and Woodhead are coming off break-out seasons and are young. We've got Faulk and Morris, solid veterans. And we have high draft picks Ridley and Vereen. OL - Our entire offensive line is returning and hopefully injuries, will start the season together. Plus Solder gives us excellent tackle depth. TE - Hernandez and Gronkowski - enough said. WR - Chad Johnson, Deion Branch, Wes Welker, Eldeman, Brandon Tate, Taylor Price. If Price and Tate develop, this could be a special unit. Defensive Line - Vince Wilfork, Albert Hayneworth, Mike Wright, Ron Brace. Not our deepest O-line, but if Wilfork and Haynesworth play up to potential could be incredible. Linebacker - Mayo, Spikes, Cunningham. It seems we need another playmaker, but overall, a young talented unit. Secondary - McCourty, Bodden, Dowling, Meriweather, Chung, Sanders. We've got depth and youth.
Posted by DuncanOrange[/QUOTE]
Definetly, the best "team-on-paper" since 2007. This team could be dominant, on both sides of the ball, if the young guys progress, and veterans like Branch, OchoCinco, and Albert stay healthy and play well. Looking for the Lombardi Trophy to come back where it belongs, right here in NE.