Re: Cold, Hard Football Facts = Patriots Best Drafters
posted at 5/17/2011 1:05 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Cold, Hard Football Facts = Patriots Best Drafters
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Cold, Hard Football Facts = Patriots Best Drafters : Addai has more yards rushing than Maroney, but doesnt Maroney have a better yards/carry? More TD runs? Maroney had a bad injury to his shoulder in his 2nd year, then became a tap-dancer. On those 2 flip a coin. Gonzalez, what has he ever done in this league? So, HE is better than Maroney? Chad Jackson couldnt run the routes, so BB cut him and took his losses. Utoh sucked for his career. BP didnt want to cut his losses, but during his 2nd season was finally done with him. Now you can say he started 27 games, well there were a lot of starters on the Lions for many games, does it make them good or be able to start on any other team? Now, those UDFA, Francisco, Robinson? Who the hell are those players? If we(Pats and Colts) played at least 1 a year for the past8 years, dont ya think we should be to identify those players? Blair White, marginal but he was ok, Saturday, Bracket, good, and Rhodes. Even with Meriweathers short comings, Bethea isnt even close, he is closer to Sanders, just a solid player. Also, you say about the Pats vs Colts since 2006, how many of those games were played at Indy? How many times did the Colst get invisible PI calls (2 for and 1 not called in the endzone for the Pats)? In that AFC Championship game, the Pats got a call from the NFL because the PI on Samuel in the endzone SHOULD HAVE NOT BEEN CALLED, wasnt that on a 3rd and 10 at the 30 yard line! How about the Cassel game when the Pats were driving for the winning score then a 15 yard penalty call for Thomas finishing his block?
Posted by gln826[/QUOTE]
Addai has been to a probowl. Not Maroney. Maroney has yet to work in any system. Addai has had multiple annual injuries but continues to play despite them. His only issue is health which is why Brown was brought in.
Gonzalez is a receiver with a 57 catch season. He's been injury prone but is significantly better than Jackson who just couldn't (or didn't want to) play.
Ugoh did start 27 games and played in 37. Heck as a second rounder as compared to Jackson (for example) Ugoh's a superstar.
UDFA's Francisco and Robinson - Robinson plays an Hback position for the colts and is important to the team there and on Special Teams. Francisco wouldn't have been worth much except that after the first 3 SS's went down last year: Sanders, Bullitt (UDFA), Silva (UDFA), Francisco started the rest of the year last year.
By the same token, Blair White was great when Gonzalez, Collie, Garcon, Clark, and even Tamme were not at 100% (not to mention injuries to Addai, Brown, and Hart).
Bethea (6th rdr) vs. Meriweather (1st rdr) - Bethea's been to 2 probowls and has been the glue for the last 5 yrs in the secondary amidst a huge number of injuries: Sanders, Bullitt, Jackson, Hayden, Powers, Lacey. I'll bet Belichick would prefer Bethea to Meriweather if he had the choice. Oh and Sanders was the 2007 DPOY. Regardless of his injuries. That is more than just ok.
Finally, complain all you like about calls. I see it here all year every year. No one wants to admit to the gift TD given to Gaffney in the 06 AFCCG. And you all complain about the 09 4th and 2 (you are the only ones). blah blah blah. If Belichick had punted the ball in 09, he would have had a chance to win, but he didn't trust the D.