Re: Patrick Chung
posted at 5/10/2010 5:19 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Patrick Chung
Calling Chung or any other rookie player BB didn't cut from the roster after training camp or one season is idiotic... period. Mike Vrabel was a career backup for the Steelers and didn't start until he became a PAT... boy talk about instant gratification and spoiled fans... get some perspective please.
Posted by wozzy
Oh really? Chad Jackson, David Thomas, Garrett Mills, Terrence Wheatly, Ron Brace, Shawn Crable...and numerous others have made the roster because they were relatively high draft choices. But, they had one thing in common...they all succkked!!
Mike Vrabel was a low 3rd round draft choice, chosen #91 overall, by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Because the Goths had a log-jam at LB, and because back then, few teams played a 3-4, the Pats were able to get him on the cheap as a free agent: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Vrabel
How does that apply to the Chung situation? Remember, Chung was the 34th overall pick in the 2009 draft...selected by the Pats. He was not some guy that the Pats were able to resurrect from the "B" class free agency pool. They scouted him, and deemed him worthy of the 34th overall pick.
If you want to compare him with somebody...compare him with Chad Jackson...whom the Patriots scouted, and deemed worthy of the 36th overall pick. There have been too many Chad Jackson-like picks of late. And, in my opinion, Chung is one of them.
That is my "perspective" and perception. Spoiled?? Nonsense!! The Colts keep winning...why can't the Pats? Poor drafting is killing the Patriots. They are wasting the years of one of the greatest QBs on all-time.
You don't have to agree with me. In fact, I hope I'm wrong. But, based on what I've seen...Chung can't cover. The only argument that might hold some water on his behalf is that he was drafted as a junior eligible. But, such was also the case with disappointments Jackson, Ben Watson, and Laurence Maroney.
The Patriots' scouting department must be over-hauled. Could BB be relying too heavily on his acquaintances in the college coaching ranks in his decision making process...where objective scouts might offer better opinions?