Re: Patriots General Free-Agency Thread.
posted at 3/15/2012 11:50 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Patriots General Free-Agency Thread.
[QUOTE]Okay, I've updated the current depth chart showing the 51 top contracts used to determine our 2012 cap as it stands today. I was surprised to see that we have 3 immediate needs for starters on offense unless we want to count Ocho and Wendell as starters, which I certainly don't. It's already bad enough that I'm forced to count Cunningham starting at OLB. I don't see how we don't address C and WR in free agency. It has to happen even if we bring Branch back. We also badly need to address FS and S depth in general. Maybe Landry??? I look for Ihedigbo to be back too but please, we got to do better than this, perhaps Barron in the draft? One thing the Pats always do is plug obvious holes in free agency. If we don't get at least 1 WR that means we're going to double down on the position in the draft which isn't necessarily a bad move because the draft is considered deep at the position especially in the 2-3 rounds where we have 3 picks. Current 51 Top Salaries 2012 OFFENSE 25 Players Slot 31 W Welker '12 26 Edelman '12 WR 27 M Slater '14 26 B. Davis LOT 33 M Light '12 23 N Solder '15 LG 31 Mankins '16 C 26 Wendell '13 25 N. McDonald ROG 35 Brian Waters 27 D Thomas '12 RT 27 Vollmer '12 24 M. Cannon '14 25 M Kopa TE 23 Gronkowski '13 22 Hernandez '13 QB 35 Tom Brady '14 26 Hoyer '12 24 Mallett '14 RB 23 S. Veeren '14 26 Woodhead '12 23 S. Ridley '14 30 L Polite '12 WR 34 Ochocinco '13 26 Underwood DEFENSE 23 Players DE 30 J Fanene '14 26 Pryor '13 NT 30 Wilfork '14 25 R. Brace '12 DE 25 Deaderick '13 26 Love '12 OLB 24 Cunningham '13 ILB 26 Mayo '16 25 Fletcher '12 24 J Tarpinian ILB 25 B Spikes '13 31 T White '14 31 Koutouvides OLB 29 Ninkovich '13 LCB 23 Dowling '14 23 S Moore '12 22 M Williams RCB 26 McCourty '14 26 Arrington '12 SS 25 Chung '12 27 J Barrett '12 FS 24 S Brown '13 24 R Ventrone '12 SPECIAL TEAMS 3 PK 28 Gostkowski '14 PUP/IR PS P 25 Z. Mesko '13 LS 24 D Aiken
Posted by Faucetman[/QUOTE]
Great post - msakes it clear waht we have to do at minimum
Polian just said you always over pay in FA
its why BB seldom does it
I think I-Ras is a key
I am fine with McCourty at Safety or slot CB
I think the pats changed their scheme in the beginning
of the season and it got him screwed up -
but he is a football player
I am fine at LB and Dline if we have anderson and carter
plus the new add??
We will alos get anothe db
So we need WR s and we need a center
all will be doen the second wave of FA and the draft
I think our D will be much better next year
they haver to get off the field more
and our O has to be able to stretch the field vertically