Re: tell me again y TOMMY KELLY was a pressing need?
posted at 4/8/2013 7:22 PM EDT
In response to rkarp's comment:
These thoughts crossed my mind as well...is this just another Robert Gallery signing? I'm leaning heavily towards no, because a guy like Gallery really was a bust - this guy has been very productive. Is he washed up? I don't know, it's not like he's 35 years old...he turned 32 4 months ago. I've got to think in a proper rotation with Vince and Jones drawing the attention, he will give us something with limited reps. The guy is huge...at the very least he gets his hands up and disrupts the throwing lanes of some QBs (we haven't had that in a long time).
look, Kelly at one time was a very good player. he is clearly on the down side of his career. can the Pats coax 1 more year out of him? Lets hope so. Lets also see at what cost....
Patterson on the other hand was for NO GUARANTEED MONEY! He was a free tryout in camp, with something to prove playing for another contract at 29 years old...
Rusty can offer his analysis and most if not all of us can choose to ignore it. All of us can also easily research this guy to see he is on the downside, mostly due to age and physical beating, but MAYBE he has one more year. Think Ellis, Warren, Albert. Throw it against the wall and see what sticks (this guy is no physical speciman like Carter was).
Rappaport said it himself "if the guy wants it".....lets see if he makes it thru camp before we congratulate ourselves on what a genius BB is. Lets hope this is not Gallery part 2.
I like the fact Pats are going after interior DL (I assume Wozzy likes it as well)...I still prefer someone under 30. Some call it laying in the weeds. Others call it cheap. I think it neither. I think Dennerd and the Gronk injury (must keep Fells until Gronk 100%) have tied the Pats hands and they have reached the limit on what they can spend at the moment.
Makes me very nervous that Edelman is a goner
Trust me I know it's getting hard to just say "in Bill we trust", when we keep signing these old players that are washed up...Ocho, Hayneworth, Springs, Shaun Ellis, Gallery, Addai, Stallworth, Gaffney, Holt, Galloway, Fred Taylor, John Lynch (remember that one?), and more, but I think this one may work out.