Re: Trading with K.C. for the Playoffs.
posted at 9/28/2009 9:21 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Trading with K.C. for the Playoffs.
[QUOTE]LJ has two drawbacks. First, he has way too many miles on him. Second, he can be a problem child. There is no problem with the running game, they just haven't been utilizing it. Fred Tatlor and Sammy Morris are both good backs who can carry the load. Who knows if Maroney will ever be healthy, but they still have BJGE. At this point the only position I'd think might be worth trading for is OLB. RBs are a dime a dozen, and this team simply does not feature the run that much. Not to mention LJ would want top dollar. At this point I'd rather they traded for a 3rd WR, as Galloway seems like he cannot fill the void left by Gaffney leaving. Other than that I think the offense is pretty well set.
Posted by bubthegrub2[/QUOTE]bub
I agree with you bub whole-heartedly here... RE
: RB on the Pats
, With BJGE splitting time with Morris/Taylor ( and they would be splitting time with each other when Morris is healthy), The Patriots should have a more than adequate healthy ground attack come Playoffs (anything we get from Maroney from here on out this year, I consider a bonus)... RE
: WR on the Pats
, They have 2 or 3 young guys that I'd much, much rather see developed than trying to bring in (and subsequently "learn") what BOTH Welker and Moss refered to in their 1st season on this team, as (not verbatum, but close), "...an extremely complicated Offense
." So the rookies are already farther along where even a vet (see Galloway) would be IF coming in, AND BB and Co. can use that money through the course of this year to extend contract(s) of our existing Patriot Players...BUT IF HOWEVER
, They are
to spend Money (and Picks), I agree with bub
that BB should look towards strengthening an anemic Pass-Rush with a Rush OLB in some form of a Willie Mac of old (a void we've never really filled since his departure)... I would say You'd have to look towards a player who would provide an immediate impact, have a contract with his team that expires within 2010 (maybe
2011), and ideally towards a team that has MORE than 4 OLBs on their current staring Roster (and ideally the player is under 30 years of age)...
Now, I'm pretty tired, BUT for ANYONE interested, I offer Walterfootball.com's Link (a fantastic Draft site too) for existing contracts for ALL NFL Teams below... I, myself, got from Arizona through
Denver, and ONLY found some
of the aforementioned criterion for picking up an "Impact" rush-OLB in Denver
(5 OLBs, a few with expiring contracts, but NO real 'impact' performer) AND in Dallas
with Demarcus Ware
(27 years old, 2010 contract expiration date, but Dallas only has
4 OLBs-like 90% of NFL teams)... Here's the Link