Could Burgess Be the Answer to the Pats' Pass Rushing Question?

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    I honestly think that they are satisfied with what they have. Why bring in a one year fix 4-3 end? Better to move forward with youth. If Crable and/or Redd isn't the answer as a 3-down OLB, they've got Woods for running downs, TBC for passing.
     
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    the raiders were shopping him during the draft,but i doubt they will let him go now,or to the pats.as for the statement to the pats being happy with what they got.this could be true,but what a disaster it will be if they dont work out with a bunch of unproven players.
     
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    I doubt BB would be interested. If they want a cheap option, TBC is already on the team and the same player. If they wanted a vet option, they wouldn't have traded Vrabel. Burgess is a poor choice in terms of cost and athleticism.
     
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    Well, the only way to know if this makes sense or not is what his price tag would be.  My guess is he would ask for a huge deal and that's just not going to happen.  There is no question though - he can apply pressure.
     
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    who wrote that article? derrick burgess? or his mom maybe? the guy was a nice player a few years ago on the eagles, but he can't stay healthy and besides he's too small to set the edge for the pats.
     
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    Burgess isn't too small, but he is too short. The Pats already have a similar player who excels as a pass rusher, knows the system, and contributes on special teams. If the Pats are looking to have that kind of player on this team, they'll keep Tully Banta-Cain.
     
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    Burgess could be a decent pass rushing OLB. Could we steal him from Alzheimer`s Al Davis for picks; again what is the cost. Everyone discussed how awesome the Pats secondary would be with Asmougha and now it`s how great our pass rush would be with Burgess. It would be nice to have pro-bowl caliber players at all positions, however, the team is the New England Patriots not Uncle Al`s all-world fantasy team. Contract status and cost =-effectiveness are my only concerns. Obviously BB knows his OLB pass rush situation better than any of us and if he feels he needs to bring in a pass rush specialist he will.
     
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    yes, i meant too small in terms of length. i guess saying too short is more accurate. belichick and caserio clearly stated that they are looking for tall edge players. anyway, he is a guy who has had some good years but is just too hampered by injuries to be considered a reliable option at this stage of his career. i really don't have an answer as to who the better option is, but i hope the pats do!
     
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    Tex, Burgess would have to come real cheap to play in foxboro.  I have no idea if he would be willing to play on the "cheap", but that's the only way I can see it happening.  But he sounds like a solid player.  My guess is the Pats will pick up some veterans in the coming weeks on the "cheap".
     
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    Re: Could Burgess Be the Answer to the Pats' Pass Rushing Question?

         Oakland Raiders DE/OLB Derrick Burgess is in the final year of his contract with the team. The 6'2", 260lb. pass rusher could be just what the doctor ordered for the Pats: http://www.profootballweekly.com/PFW/NFL/AFC/AFC+West/Oakland/WWHI /2009/wwhi050909.htm  
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    well texas-the rumor has it there could be a trade in the works,but i feel a 2nd rd pick would be to much for him.maybe a 3rd,or 4th.we gave up a 4th for moss,who is far better a player.

    http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/103253
     
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    I could see it being a 2nd on what his performance is this year.start out as a 3rd rd pick,and if he makes a certain quota,then it could turn into a 2nd.then it would be a win win situation.the only problem is he is on his final year,and if he was to have a good year.he would want some good money.it may not be a block buster money contract,but up there to where he will be a free agent along with a dozen other pats players.
     
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    Guess we'll see what happens, definitely making a lot of news on all the sports outlets. I always believe that competition brings out the best , and if we have lots of competition on our D, that could give us a better D next year. Having a vet like Burress play behind a line of Seymour, Wilfork, and Warren. Then lined up with Bruschi/Guyton, Mayo with Thomas at the other outside linebacker could put him up for good numbers as far as sacks. I still would like see players like Crable and Woods get some time in as well.
     
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    If he can be had for a cheap price like a 4th round pick then i am game but i am all set with giving up anything higher then that. He has been hurt the last two years and he has never played linebacker. If we are going to take a risk on a guy like that why not trade for Peppers in the first place? I mean other then the whole Peppers has a high price tag.
     
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    Re: Could Burgess Be the Answer to the Pats' Pass Rushing Question?

    The question about a move like this is what are you giving up for a player who is essentially a rental? Talk of a second rounder is insane unless you are positive he can be successful as a 3-4 guy, and that he can be resigned.

    I won't doubt his motivation, it is a contract year, and if here, he would no longer be playing for the Raiders. LOL.

    And at 31 a player "should" have a few prime seasons left, but he isn't signed and wants more money. His injury record is worrying, but that is generally what happens to these undersized guys when teams play them as full-time DE's. 6'2" 260 isn't meant to go full time against a 310lb OT. But his workload should be lighter playing next to a 310 lb Richard Seymour.

    All the same it would be nice to have a vet who isn't ancient in there for cheap who can cover up holes while younger guys develop.

    Burgess fits that bill. I think the only reason they probed Taylor first is because he wouldn't cost them picks. Now I worry that Al Davis will be cagey about getting burned by BB again.
     
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    Cagey?

    I'm more worried that Al is rubber-roomy.

    Cool
     
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    I, on the hand, am waiting to hear about how Burgess punched out some guy outside a nightclub. Heck he is Raider.....I'm almost disappointed.

     
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