Re: CHUNG is BACK!
posted at 4/4/2014 11:41 AM EDT
In response to TexasPat's comment:
In response to CablesWyndBairn's comment:
They signed him because, despite his coverage shortcomings, he's better than what they had in Gregory, and better than draft busts Tavon Wilson and Duron Harmon...which is a sad thing for us Patriots fans.
Please explain how Duron Harmon is a "draft bust"
RESPONSE: This is my opinion, based on his play. Remember, we've talking about a 3rd round pick here...the 91st overall selection in the 2013 draft. Sorry...but the guy appears to be nothing more than special teams fodder...quite like BB's "brilliant" 2nd round choice, 48th overall, in the 2012 draft...Tavon Wilson.
That's what I was wondering - I cannot understand the rush to judgement of certain players around here either. I've read multiple times here over the past few days that Harmon and Dennard are terrible. Harmon played a fair amount as a rook and will likely be better this year. He actually reminds me a bit of James Sanders. Dennard shows flashes of being a decent CB. If people want to say that Tavon Wilson is a bust, I'd tend to agree it's looking that way since he was mostly a special teamer and teams don't usually spend a 2nd rd. pick on a ST guy.
RESPONSE: Who said anything about Dennard? My opinion on Harmon is based on his play. Remember, we've talking about a 3rd round pick here...the 91st overall selection in the 2013 draft. Sorry, but the guy appears to be nothing more than special teams fodder. In this regard, he's similar to BB's "brilliant" 2nd round choice, 48th overall, in the 2012 draft...Tavon Wilson.
Remember also that BB's own scouting department tried to warn him off selecting Harmon so high, believing him to be a player that could be had as an undrafted free agent. Harmon represents the latest BB attempt to "manufacture" a SS.
I wasn't pointing fingers at you for saying Dennard is awful. But some posters have said it and I wonder what their opinion is based on? Filling in for Talib in the AFCCG? Same with Harmon. I'd give him another year before I'd declare him anything. A late third rounder for a solid-if-not-spectacular player is not an unreasonable return. I saw some good moments from him as well as some dumb rookie plays. Re: the draft - I wasn't in the war room and I read the same articles about BB's scouts. Maybe it's true, but I don't buy it hook, line and sinker.
Bottom line for me is that I saw enough from Harmon last year to make me think he could improve. Tavon Wilson? Cleary he regressed and it's hard to argue he wasn't a wasted pick at this point.