Re: Mike Wallace to Pats? talk heating up
posted at 3/14/2012 12:07 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Mike Wallace to Pats? talk heating up
[QUOTE] Bass, I do agree with you regarding the complexity of the Patriots offense, and I've taken that into consideration. I'm confident that he would adjust well in our system (timing routes). Where I disagree with you, respectfully, is that he's one dimensional. Ben is elusive for a big guy, but he has connected many times with Wallace on short and intermediate routes without ever leaving the pocket and under no pressure. You make great points and thought provoking ones, I just really like this guy and feel he makes us much better. Looking forward to seeing how this plays out. Thanks for the lively debate, Joel
Posted by Joel63[/QUOTE]
Cool, fair enough. I can tell you like his skill set. I don't really consider slants to Wallace that great of a thing. Moss did that for us. I think it's more important the chemistry is there, the football IQ, the route running element, v.s. the limited routes a Wallace runs. Moss ran limited routes, but it didnt matter because he wa Moss in his prime with a top notch QB.
I just feel we can get a Wallace in the draft at #31 for example and get someone with the speed we want and the on field football IQ level we need.
In fact, if that is the route they go, I'd like to see one WR taken at #31 (Sanu might be a reach there, so maybe trade back) one in the 3rd (Joe Adams Arkansas?) or 4th after they get their needs at #27 and the other 2nd rd pick.
I'd much rather go a Lloyd (fair market deal) or Gaffney for that matter and add in a Sanu and Joe Adams in the draft than just go after Wallace.
You hit on the system fit with Lloyd and then you bring in two targeted guys from systems in college you think may translate. Schiano and Rutgers with Sanu and Mallett played with Joe Adams.
Bridge the gap with Lloyd, develop a Sanu and an Adams for example, and then see if Ochocino can be better, keeping an eye on Branch as well. If no Lloyd, then go sign Gaffney.
That still leaves you with projects like Dorin Dickerson and Underwood on the back end.