Re: STATE OF THE PATRIOTS
posted at 1/27/2011 12:30 PM EST
In Response to STATE OF THE PATRIOTS
[QUOTE] This is dedicated to Patriots' fans, and those "brave" trolls who have crawled out of the woodwork after the Jets beat the Pats in the play-offs. My fellow Pats' fans, the Patriots are in great shape for next season. Armed with 6 of the top 100 picks in the upcoming draft, the Pats have reinforcements on the way: http://www.projo.com/patriots/content/Donaldson_Patriots_NFL.edc837f3.html
I expect the Pats to use these picks primarily to address their defensive front 7, and their OL. The Pats need to solve the riddle of Revis Island next season. Whether that means bringing in a big-play WR, or strengthening their running attack, remains to be seen.
Posted by TexasPat3[/QUOTE]
I agree. NE has three needs.
OL, defections and age, they just need to keep adding here.
OLB/DE, the mediocre pass rush showed up last season a few times. When Brady wasn't perfect, the defense had some trouble in close games. Pairing this secondary with one pass rusher will make everyone better.
WR/RB - this can't be understated. NE needs, absolutely needs, at least one playmaker. They need someone who has to be accounted for on every down, or else they will take it to the house. Yes, they did it in 2000 without one, but that was a miracle season capped by a miracle drive and a miracle kick against a superior team that was caught napping.