Re: The Pats will be fielding their best team ever in 2010
posted at 3/20/2010 6:46 PM EDT
In Response to Re: The Pats will be fielding their best team ever in 2010
In Response to The Pats will be fielding their best team ever in 2010 : LMAO. Ummm, based on what? Gone: Ben Watson, Jarvis Green, Chris Baker Back: Wilfork, Banta Cain, Faulk In: Crumpler, Patten Out: Welker If the season were to start today, I would say that we are worse off than last year. As of this second, our offensive line is about the SAME, our pass rush is WORSE, our WR position is WORSE (solely because Welker will be out for most of next season - anticipate him to be playing again towards the end of 2010 regular season schedule), our TE position is WORSE, punting/kicking game is the SAME, special teams is the SAME, RB corp about the SAME. The problem is that our greatest need is OL and pass rush. The good thing is that it's still early. We will see if our pass rush, and offensive line are improved before the start of mandatory workouts. IF we add a guy like Brandon Marshall AND imrove our OL, AND improve our pass rush - then I MIGHT say that we could field a pretty dayum good team.
Posted by BubbaInHawaii
The Pats tight ends were nonexistant last year so not having the same nonexistant tight ends, to me, is an improvement since they might be able to replace them with existing tight ends.
The O-line is already better than last year since Vollmer is still on the team and will most likely be better than last year. There are a couple of other young o-linemen that could step up and there is always the draft.
The pass rush, see tight ends. It was nonexistant last year too. Therefore odds are it will be better this year. Also with Pees gone the automatic 5 to 10 yard completion (because the DB's are still running down field trying to make sure no receiver gets behind any of them) might be challenged this year and cause a QB to hold onto the ball longer.
The wide receiver situation is a lot better than it was in 2001 and 2003 so though it isn't as good as last year it isn't chopped liver either. And if you really want to kill the receiver corps get Brandon Marshall. I imagine there was a reason the Broncs nose dived at the end of the season and though McD might have Napoleon syndrome he wouldn't sit a guy that could help him win a game to get into the playoffs without a compelling, and I mean over the top compelling, reason.