Re: Patriots interested in Johnson - confirmed
posted at 11/14/2009 2:50 AM EST
In Response to Re: Patriots interested in Johnson - confirmed
[QUOTE]If anyone gets cut it would be from the only position of the team with an abundance of players. We have 6 CBs on the roster, if anyone is getting cut it's going to be from that position. I don't see the Patriots bringing in LJ, Maroney is starting to improve, Sammy is coming back, Faulk is the best at his position --3rd down back--, and we barely use Benny. Assuming we get Fred back this year, that will make 3 starting RBs on this team. Fred Taylor was doing just fine running out of the spread HB draw, I can just see him running the plays with the blocks Maroney has had in recent weeks. He will do fine. LJ won't be a Patriots- Sorry guys.
Posted by 49Patriots[/QUOTE]
This is nothing more than wishful thinking. maroney had a couple of decent games. BFD. When he's had enough decent games to put up a 1000 yard season, maybe we could depend on him for something but that's never happened and never will happen.
As we now see, there's reasons why BJGE doesn't play.
Morris is clearly not a feature back, neither is faulk. he's a is a very good 3rd down back, nothing more. Taylor, when and if he's ready to play, is going to take several games to get back into football shape. Don't depend on him for anything until maybe the last couple of games. Then, who knows, with his history, he can go out for the rest of the season on any play.
Face it, we're very thin at RB. We need to spend whatever it takes to get a top rated back in the 2010 draft but meantime, johnson gives us some options for the rest of 2009.