Cardinals Safety Adrian Wilson set to visit the Patriots

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    In response to dreighver's comment:

    This guy is Rodney Harrison part deux. Huge stature, physical presence, brings swagger and a hard-hitting presence. Great in the box against the run, he can cover TEs, and he's instinctive and capable in pass-coverage.

    Put number '37' on him and lighten his skin tone and you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between him and Rodney.

    They won't let him leave without a contract... same goes for Abraham. This is a big time upgrade to the secondary and defense as a whole.



    Bingo!  My exact thoughts as well.  Pairing him with McCourty will not only do wonders for this defense, but it will surely help with McCourty's progression.  Safety is, no doubt, McCourty's natural position with his field awareness and high football IQ, so having a veteran teaching him some of the reigns of the position will do wonders for him in the long run.  Why the F is it only March?  lol

     
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    This guy is Rodney Harrison part deux. Huge stature, physical presence, brings swagger and a hard-hitting presence. Great in the box against the run, he can cover TEs, and he's instinctive and capable in pass-coverage.

    Put number '37' on him and lighten his skin tone and you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between him and Rodney.

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    Ummm...


     

     




    Don't worry. TripleOG/Shizzles will be in here in the morning lecturing him and call him a racialist.

     

     



    Is it now racist to state the facts? Rodney is of African-American descent but his skin is lighter. 

    The point I'm trying to make which was clearly lost is that Adrian Wilson is the closest thing to Rodney out there, and him at SS and McCourty at FS will give us a lot of flexibility and will allow the secondary to do more schematically than they've done in a long time.

    Perhaps the comment was in poor taste... definitely not poltically correct if you're into that type of thing, but there were no bad intentions behind it.

     
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    WHat will the patsies do with their all world safety tandem if they sign Wilson?



    Hmm, going out on a limb here, but my guess is at least finish better than the Jets?  You, an obviously extremelyyy educated and aware individual, could assume the same,  no?

     
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    This guy is Rodney Harrison part deux. Huge stature, physical presence, brings swagger and a hard-hitting presence. Great in the box against the run, he can cover TEs, and he's instinctive and capable in pass-coverage.

    Put number '37' on him and lighten his skin tone and you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between him and Rodney.

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    Ummm...


     

     




    Don't worry. TripleOG/Shizzles will be in here in the morning lecturing him and call him a racialist.

     

     

     



    Is it now racist to state the facts? Rodney is of African-American descent but his skin is lighter. 

     

    The point I'm trying to make which was clearly lost is that Adrian Wilson is the closest thing to Rodney out there, and him at SS and McCourty at FS will give us a lot of flexibility and will allow the secondary to do more schematically than they've done in a long time.

    Perhaps the comment was in poor taste... definitely not poltically correct if you're into that type of thing, but there were no bad intentions behind it.

     



    I get it and don't care. Achenot may have been kidding, anyway. I was joking. I get the point. His skill set is Rodneyesque and he played on a garbage team for most of is career. You used the skin tone as a way to describe how small the differences between Rodney and Wilson are.

     

    Wilson probably isn't quite Rodney, but it's a great idea.   The team needs a Safety to come in and groom Mcourty and help out Wilson past 2014.

    Rodney was 32, I think when he came here, so the similarties are there.

     

     



    My post was directed to Ache. My bad... didn't mean for it to be directed towards you.

     
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    Re: Cardinals Safety Adrian Wilson set to visit the Patriots

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    Is it now racist to state the facts? Rodney is of African-American descent but his skin is lighter. 

     

    The point I'm trying to make which was clearly lost is that Adrian Wilson is the closest thing to Rodney out there, and him at SS and McCourty at FS will give us a lot of flexibility and will allow the secondary to do more schematically than they've done in a long time.

    Perhaps the comment was in poor taste... definitely not poltically correct if you're into that type of thing, but there were no bad intentions behind it.




    Appreciate the main point of your post, and I know you had no bad intent

    Just bustin' your balls a little

    I hope youre right about him

     
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    Rodney was 32, I think when he came here, so the similarties are there.

     

     




    Actually Rodney was 30 when he arrived here

     
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    Is it now racist to state the facts? Rodney is of African-American descent but his skin is lighter. 

     

    The point I'm trying to make which was clearly lost is that Adrian Wilson is the closest thing to Rodney out there, and him at SS and McCourty at FS will give us a lot of flexibility and will allow the secondary to do more schematically than they've done in a long time.

    Perhaps the comment was in poor taste... definitely not poltically correct if you're into that type of thing, but there were no bad intentions behind it.

     




    Appreciate the main point of your post, and I know you had no bad intent

    Just bustin' your balls a little

    I hope youre right about him

     



    All is well. :)

     
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    Re: Cardinals Safety Adrian Wilson set to visit the Patriots

    Please sign adrian wilson BB i beg you. Re-sign talib and add one more low cost High reward CB and we will be all set going into the draft.

     
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    I like the move and hope he signs.  An older guy, will be 34 during the season, I like his heighth at 6'3", gives up some catches but very physical, hard hitter and is very solid in jump ball situations.  Just what the Pats need.  DMC will learn a lot from this guy.

     
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    this guy has been one of the best safties, maybe the best SS of the last 10 years. too bad for him he was stuck in a bad market on a mostly bad team. i'd love to see him here but i have no idea what he has left. maybe a situational player along with gregory and t. wilson, and in general a leader and teacher for our young secondary. sounds like a great move to me, even if he has lost a step.

    but speaking of steps...has he lost one? i know thats been among the scouting reports, but like most people i havent watched arizona play in a few years. did he really decline last year or did he have injuries? could he have a year left at the top of his game? probably wishful thinking but who knows. i dont think it makes sense to say he's the next rodney at his age...but maybe rodney-esque for 1 season??

     

     
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    Re: Cardinals Safety Adrian Wilson set to visit the Patriots

    I'd rather have Ed Reed 

     
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    yeah but you're probably looking at a very low incentive based contract for wilson vs $5mil per which reed is looking for.

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    I'd rather have Ed Reed 




     
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    I'd rather have Ed Reed 




    Me too but it looks like Ed will sign with the Texans.

    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, "every sign" points toward free agent Ed Reed signing with the Texans on Friday.

    It's been the budding consensus all day. Reed would be a strong replacement for Glover Quin, and add some edge to a defense that seemed to be lacking it at times in 2012. Reed is surely angling for some guaranteed money beyond 2013, but could have a hard time getting it. Related: Texans   Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter Mar 14 - 7:51 PM   I wonder if the Pats have had any contact with him?
     
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    Not sure how I fell apart this. Wilsons performance decreased a lot this past season to the point they didn't even use him in the nickel in the end. Reminds me of Springs all over again

     




    Dude, please.  Have you seriously taken over for the real PatsEng? It's ok if you are a friend of his and are playing a joke. Ok, it was pretty funny to make him now seem crazy the last 48 hours posting like a mad man, left and right, criticzing BB's great strategy so far.

     

     



    I watch Ari games last year. He lost a step as the year progressed. I don't know why and I would hope it's not age but Rodney was still going at a good clip when we got him and wasn't slowing down, I see Wilson slowing down. You need to calm down thinking every move is incredible and take a look at the player towards the end of the season to see why the Cars released him when he was only costing a very reasonable $3.75mil and why he won't cost close to Reed either

     
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    Not sure how I fell apart this. Wilsons performance decreased a lot this past season to the point they didn't even use him in the nickel in the end. Reminds me of Springs all over again

     




    Dude, please.  Have you seriously taken over for the real PatsEng? It's ok if you are a friend of his and are playing a joke. Ok, it was pretty funny to make him now seem crazy the last 48 hours posting like a mad man, left and right, criticzing BB's great strategy so far.

     

     

     



    I watch Ari games last year. He lost a step as the year progressed. I don't know why and I would hope it's not age but Rodney was still going at a good clip when we got him and wasn't slowing down, I see Wilson slowing down. You need to calm down thinking every move is incredible and take a look at the player towards the end of the season to see why the Cars released him when he was only costing a very reasonable $3.75mil and why he won't cost close to Reed either

     



    I see him as depth, not the starter.  Those who think he's going to be Rodney Harrison are engaging in a bit of wishful thinking I believe.  

     
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    C'mon Pats, make sure you sign Wilson and don't let him leave without signing!  Need to focus on Defense now! 

     
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    What was all the moaning and hand wringing about again...?

     
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    He needs a change. He will be part time I hope in the reg. season because we really need him for the playoff push. The only 25/25 guy in the league. 25 sacks/25 pics. Rodney was one of a few 30/30 guys so the similarities are there. He could do a lot here with his size, experience and pedigree. A name goes a long way too. WRs wont be prancing over the middle like Bambee anymore...

     
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    Re: Cardinals Safety Adrian Wilson set to visit the Patriots

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    Adrian Wilson Adrian Wilson #24 S
    Arizona Cardinals

    2012 STATS

    • Tot54
    • Solo39
    • Ast15
    • FF1
    • Sack3.0
    • Int1

    Safety  Adrian Wilson

    Bio: Released by the Cardinals after 12 seasons, the 33-year old Wilson has been one of the best safeties in football during his career. He's been elected to five Pro Bowls and is one of just six players in NFL history with 25 or more sacks and 25 or more interceptions in his career. 

    Role: Wilson has an imposing 6-foot-3 and 230-pound frame, which is more common among strong safeties than free safeties. While he was often aligned to the strength of the offensive formation for Arizona during the 2012 season, he also played as the middle-of-the-field safety in some of their single-high safety looks. 

    Position skills: Wilson remains a dynamic proactive athlete with very good speed and unique instincts. He is an accomplished blitzer with good anticipation for snap counts and the strength to fight through blockers. He's a willing and forceful tackler who can be a big part of a run defense, though he can rely too heavily on shoulder tackles at-times. As a pass defender, Wilson lacks elite range and pattern-read ability, but can still make plays at the point of catch. He's not a liability in coverage. 

    Patriots take: We'd argue that safety is not as pressing of a need for the Patriots as it may seem, as the team still has 2012 second-round pick Tavon Wilson to play behind Steve Gregory (assuming Devin McCourty remains at one safety spot). Wilson had struggles during his rookie season, but the team saw enough in him early to use him as a starter. Confidence will be the key. Wilson would add toughness and play-making to the defense, but safety is less of a need than cornerback at this point. 

     




    This guy has been the best Safety in the NFC the last decade.  Rodney Part II.

     

    No way he leaves NE without being signed and even though Safety is less of a need, if and when Talib signs, the CB "need" won't be as much of a need with a dee CB market and possibly NE going CB in Rd 1 and then DT in Rd 2 in the draft.

     




    Wait a minute, 6 ' 3"  I thought we had a rule that all of our secondary had to be shorter than our wideouts. 

     
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    A lot of the reports out there say he's lost a step.  Is this setting up for the Tank Williams role?  I'd still like to see them go after a coverage safety like Michael Huff, but would love to see Wilson as someone added to play somewhat like a LB in sub packages.  

    Maybe I'm overstating his decline, but being 34 years old and being replaced toward the end of the year in Arizona leads me to believe that this may not be someone who we need as an every down player.  This is not 2009 Adrian Wilson.  Keep in mind when comparing him to Rodney Harrison that Harrison's best seasons for the Patriots were his age 31 and 32 seasons, which Wilson has already passed.  After those years Harrison battled injuries and never played a full season again.  He was still effective, but was not the same guy.

     
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    I think this would be a good signing and see him probably used as a situational player.  I don't see his signing (if it happens) precluding any additional signings back there.

     
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    I think this would be a good signing and see him probably used as a situational player.  I don't see his signing (if it happens) precluding any additional signings back there.


    report: pats sign abraham

     

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