Re: No Grimes
posted at 3/30/2013 9:53 PM EDT
In response to mthurl's comment:
In response to IrishMob7's comment:
Grimes is a good player; good pick-up for the Phins. But i'm not sure why everybody is lobbying for another stud CB? Why? We have 2 solid starting CB's in Talib and Dennard, and a great nickel corner in Arrington. I do think they need more depth by either signing a cheap veteran who can be plugged in on 4 WR sets, but that can come in the draft as well.
Also, don't forget Dowling. Yes, yes I know he's been injury-plagued and his carreer is in doubt but don't sleep on a hungry/motivated and talented young player whose career may revolve around one season. I think a few of us may be surprised by him this year, but if not, it's not a big deal. His contributions this year will simply be a bonus considering we don't need him to start or even be the #3 CB.
It amazes me that people could think "no big deal" when a guy who was basically a first round pick does absolutely nothing and mat be out of the league by the time September roles around. And what exactly makes you think this is a hungry/motivated and talented player?
I don't give a damn where he was drafted; unlike yourself, I look at the total product on the field for the TEAM. I don't get my panties in a bunch because a draft pick hasn't panned out as expected. When I say it's "no big deal" if he doesn't work out for us, I mean that from a team perspective. We are solid at the CB position and he doesn't need to be anything more than a durable back-up. If he doesn't make it, it's not as if the team is going to collapse. Relax.
I always forget that BB is the only one to miss on draft picks. Now that I think of it, he should draft more like Tannenbaum and Rexy in NY!! They always nail 1st and 2nd rounders! My goodness, dude.
You overanalyze and nitpick every single player on this team except for Brady. Do you realize that?
Also, I 'know' that he's a talented player because I actually watch football outside of the Patriots. (Quick question: did you watch the Pats in '08 when Brady was out for the season? Serious question) I love the game, especially college, and being that I go to an ACC school, I've seen Dowling play and I can say that he has a ton of potential. I'm assuming that he's "hungry/motivated" because I've also heard the kid speak and he sounds like a mature/determined young man. Do you always have to critique and b*tch about everything about this team besides Brady?