Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread***
posted at 11/2/2011 5:19 AM EDT
In Response to Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread***
[QUOTE]Solve the safety issue in free agency with Dashon Golson, Michael Griffin or Charles Godfrey... all who will play very well alongside Chung. Also sign Matt Roth who we should have signed this year and then we MUST revitalize Cunningham, who showed promise last year. The two of them are 3-4 DE/OLB's who should be impact players. If Cunningham is a lost cause already, then scrap the Roth idea and spend bucks on Anthony Spencer. Draft a CB and pass-rusher in rd 1... the draft is INSANELY deep in them... I no longer trust our scouting/coaching staff to know how to pick these positions though. McCourty I believe will still be a solid starter, but we'd have to nail a DT/DE or DE/OLB pass-rusher to help Carter (who should stay) and get CB who can start opposite Devin for years. Drafting Wheatley and Butler KILLED this team, as did Brace and Tate (and Crable. Those are all high picks. We should have had guys like Clay Matthews, Mike Wallace and Jamaal Charles intsead and just kept Asante. Ras-I and Arrington are solid 3rd-4th CB's.... Ras-I just has to stay healthy... being a 50 snap per game starter won't help that, but I'd love if he was a 13-15 game a year, 30-40 snap a game 3rd CB who played like starter when he was out there. 2nd rd they should go with a Center. There are 4 stud centers in this draft who should all go in the 25-50 range. Make it happen somehow and get one of them. Then I'd like to see more pass-rush, whatever position they don't get for the rush in rd 1 go with in rd 2. Maybe Crick falls. A WR with our other 2nd would be nice. I'd hope Taylor Price can emerge we can take broyles, his one-handed TD was amazing this weekend and he can easily replace Branch in this offense in 1-2 years. Use our 3rd rd pick and 4th rd pick to trade back up into the 2nd. We don't have a 5th or 6th so maybe even a 2nd or 3rd in 2013. We need 5-6 IMPACT guys in this draft and 2-3 IMPACT guys in free ageny. Depth is one thing this orginization does have an abudance of. But defensive playmakers and top lvel talent it lacks.
Posted by rameakap[/QUOTE]
great post. agree.
re:"We need 5-6 IMPACT guys in this draft and 2-3 IMPACT guys in free ageny. Depth is one thing this orginization does have an abudance of. But defensive playmakers and top lvel talent it lacks."
i said this last year and much of what you say above. (said it so many times you must have seen it here somewhere i imagine. :)
there is a problem.
bb has not been willing to draft positions he doesnt trust himself with apparently.
and ones he does, except for offensive line, he usually doesnt draft them well either.
we can still throw it out there i guess.
a leopard can sometimes change it's spots.
the rest of year:
play ridley as fulltime back rest of year. play price rest of year.
find out if price is that legit outside the numbers receiver to prevent good def shutting down the middle of the field. if by the end of the year he doenst work, pick up someone or draft that player (problem in both cases, their evaluation stinks. maybe we need to rip off some good evaluating personnel from other teams).
if ridley proves to be the all around back, breakaway threat, tough runner inside and outside, out of the backfield, then you're set there and defenses can no longer key on the pass.
these 2 things will be invaluable once in place against tough defenses. if ridley is not that player, get one.
kraft hire a gm, off coord, def coord and complete new scout and draft room team (bill gets a say, but gm gets eqaul say).
coaches in trainng out the door.