Re: 13 straight winning seasons for Pats
posted at 12/30/2013 9:57 PM EST
In response to PhatVirgin's comment:
In response to PatsEng's comment:
It really is the combination of the greatest coach and greatest QB in history with a very weak division that has made the perfect storm for the Pats. I doubt in our lifetimes we'll ever see it again, which is why they need to take full advantage of the situation before that window closes completely.
are you talking about acquisitions during the off season and draft? What positions and/or free agents did you have in mind?
Well the obvious one's are:
DT/NT (been crying for years to get younger and stronger up the middle)
I'd go draft at this position. Possible even double down and get a starting caliber guy who can take over for Wilfork in a year or two and depending on Siliga or Jones get another rushing or run stopping DT as depth. Ra'Shede Hageman or Ego Ferguson in the 1st wouldn't be bad. Daniel McCullers Derrick Hopkins in the mid rounds. Caraum Reid in the late rounds. Of course I'd love to have Trent Murphy as an outside rusher too. For FA's I like Soliali from Mia as a potential fit that wouldn't cost a ton. Hatcher from Dal would most likely be out of our price range. But, someone like Linval Joseph from NYG might be a good fit.
TE (Gronk is no guarantee to last a full year and this O really needs a TE for the RZ)
I would go draft and go early here. C.J. Fiedorowicz in late 2nd early 3rd area or Joe Don Duncan is a very impressive Div II TE I'd take a long look at.
Outside WR (regardless if Dobson becomes that guy or not they need another proven threat to go outside and get open).
Here I'd look FA towards a player like Sanders, Maclin, or Decker is the price is right. In the draft I don't want to look at WRs too early but Brandon Coleman from Rutgers caught my eye Jared Abbrederis has great height and speed for an outside guy and as a early day 3 dark horse I love Tevin Reese. Small kid who hurt his wrist to end his season but in 7 games put up almost 900yrds posting an impressive 20+YPC average
3rd down backup RB (Vereen is always a risk to get injured, need a good backup for him)
Haven't looked to hard at this position yet
CB (they might sign Talib might not but with Ryan and Dennard your only legit outside CB's they will need another outside CB to compete)
I want a vet not another young guy Tim Jennings if you can get him for the right price or Antoine Cason for a bit cheaper. Tracy Porter would also be nice as a rotational starter for cheaper.
SS (someone who can cover TE's/RB's but can also help in the box)
Really only one guy I got my eye on is Nate Allen but I think he'll be out of our price range.
G (RG is an issue)
I haven't taken a hard look at this but draft is where I'd go
C (if a goo replacement for Wendell is available great otherwise if you get a RG Wendell might be able to hold his own for cheap)
Again go via draft. We tend to have good luck with Scar and mid to late round OL guys