Should Pats steal Gary Brackett from Colts

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    Should Pats steal Gary Brackett from Colts

       I think we can all agree the Pats need to start adding defensive bodies that can actually make plays , especially at Linebacker 
    ( Quick ... Does any immediate "big hit " or "highlight real " play come to mind when you think '09 Pats Linebackers ? ) 
     
    Considering there are very few "real " free agent Linebacker options available:
    Is making a play for the Colts Gary brackett a sound idea ?
      Personally I have mixed emotions about adding a "Colt " ...but it might also serve as a way of doing damage to our biggest rival.
     Obviously adding Karlos Dansby would be nice ~ but he's gonna want an Adalius Thomas type of pay day while Pepper$ is gonna want twice that (and a cut of the Patriots Place jingle to boot )

     SO ...
     
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    Re: Should Pats steal Gary Brackett from Colts

    You want a LB who makes big hits or a highlight reel play and Gary Brackett is your answer? That puny shrimp can't play LB in Belichick's system, he isn't better than, in my opinion, Mayo or Guyton. 




    ILB wasn't a problem to me, even though it was clear Mayo wasn't 100% all year. What we need is a RE, an OLB, and maybe a CB on defense. 
     
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    Re: Should Pats steal Gary Brackett from Colts

    IF New England really wants to throw money away at an undersized Free Agent who really won't fit our schematics, I'd rather them go after Angelo Crowell rather than Gary Brackett.  Isn't Brackett something ridiculous, like a 5'11 Middle Linebacker.  I mean he's good and all, but Mayo occupies NE's 3-4 weak ILB spot (the really only place Brackett could play).  And we need a better strong ILB (Guyton s#cked this year at strongside so I'd rather him sub for Mayo at 3-4 weakside ILB)...  So overall, unless NEs switching to a 4-3, where Mayo alone can occupy the middle, and Guyton can go to a weakside 4-3 OLB, NE...which in that case can therefore overpay for a sub ILB in Gary Brackett if they'd like.

    At least IF NE threw money away, they could spend it on Angelo Crowell (who's also better fitted for a 4-3 Defense, rather than a 3-4 D imo).  Crowell at least can play as an undersized 3-4 OLB, a bigger position of need on this team...and the good thing about Crowell (no, not his versatility), Is that he's had major knee injuries, which is something Bill Belichick usually targets as a PLUS in recent NFL Drafts...so Crowell's got that goin' for him too.

    ~Seriously, NE's options are pretty limited in free agency regarding OLB (especially strongside).  Please BB, throw some serious moola in Karlos Dansby's direction and target a couple LBs  in the draft (pass-rushing specialist OLB, unless a very good potential strongside ILB slips like UFlorida's guy falls further into the 2nd rd somewhere...OR in a perfect world, both spots).  
     
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    Re: Should Pats steal Gary Brackett from Colts

    He plays in a different system.....he is good in the Cover-2 defense, but would not fare well in the 3-4 D.
     
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    Re: Should Pats steal Gary Brackett from Colts

    You tell me, but I think the success of Linebackers as much as anyone on defense are a product of their teams scheme.  They really don't play on any edge (I guess 3-4 OLB's do) and are doing essentially what the edge players are not. 


    Brackett is very undersized = maybe 5'9", but he is great in Indy's system.  That doesn't mean he can succeed in a system that needs larger players.  It will be interesting to see how Indy handles Brackett.  Historically, this position has not been one that they have placed a great deal of emphasis on as demonstrated by letting go of Mike Peterson, Marcus Washington, and Cato June over the last decade. 

    Maybe Brackett is different, and I think he is.  Here's why.  He specifically fits the mold of under appreciated achiever, just like Jeff Saturday - both undrafted and both excelling and leading their units.  While Freeney, Mathis, and Bethea have become stars, Brackett keeps the team together - much like Bruschi did. 

    IMO - this is a player the colts need to keep and can do so at a decent (albeit high) price.  This is the perfect year to load a contract with a big roster bonus that will not hit the future cap. 

    I think the colts find a way to keep him, plus other than his leadership qualities, I don't think he fits the Pats profile or scheme. 
     
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    Re: Should Pats steal Gary Brackett from Colts

     ILB in a 3-4 system have to be able take on blockers and plug lanes.
     
      Brackett would get steam rolled if he had to fill a running lane againts a pulling guard.
     
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    Re: Should Pats steal Gary Brackett from Colts

    by "steal" you mean give millions of dollar more, right?
     
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    Re: Should Pats steal Gary Brackett from Colts

    come on, we need speed but not an old puuny guy like that
     
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    Re: Should Pats steal Gary Brackett from Colts

    From what I've seen, Gary Brackett CAN cover receivers pretty decently, and He IS just ridiculously good at sifting through the "trash" (i.e. bodies and parts of O and D-Lineman) to assuredly make a tackle, And Brackett IS just the gel and the leader that holds the Colt's D together...  Yet, His 1 single position his size and past experience can be in a 3-4 Defense, is occupied by Jerod Mayo at weak inside linebacker.  I mean, I wouldn't mind tempting him away from Indianapolis, and then perhaps Belichick or some other enterprising soul, can lure him into a boat and subsequently drop Brackett off at an abandoned isolated island somewhere in the middle of the Carribean, just like members of the Alpha House did with that group of nerds in, arguably the greatest movie of all-time: "Revenge of The Nerds-Nerds In Paradise"...and if anyone on our side opens their big-traps, we'll throw them overboard too, just like Ogre (hope Brackett doesn't come back wheelin a cold war tank though).
     
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    Re: Should Pats steal Gary Brackett from Colts

    No, I say pass on him nothing worth spending what it would take to get him. Not because he was with Colts but just not worth going after imo.
     
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    Re: Should Pats steal Gary Brackett from Colts

    Only for the right price if the Pats think he could fit

    I think he could move outside and/or play OLB/SS-hybrid
     
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    Re: Should Pats steal Gary Brackett from Colts

    well said laz
     

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