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Do YOU think our roster is better then it's been for the last 3 years. Yes or no.

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    Re: Do YOU think our roster is better then it's been for the last 3 years. Yes or no.

    In response to digger0862's comment:

    This could be our best team since 2010. That 2010 team was super talented and so underrated. Veteran offense, young defense. They were 6-1 against playoff teams, 2-0 against the super bowl teams. They laid an egg in the playoffs against the Jets.

    The 2011 team wasn't as good yet they made the super bowl and damn near won it. Go figure.




    I was surpised the 2011 team made to the superbowl and almost won it.  As long this roster can make it to the playoffs and SB, then its better than the last three years.

     
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    Yes....  No Chung alone is an upgrade .
    Like the receiver changes.  The Welker offense was stale. Like the young legs all around. Hope talib and gronk and Edelman  stay healthy.

     
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    Re: Do YOU think our roster is better then it's been for the last 3 years. Yes or no.

         No...I don't think that the roster is overall better than it's been over the past three years. Here's why:

    I. OFFENSE:

    1.) QB: The 33 year old Tom Brady is likely better than the 36 year old Tom; (-)

    2.) RB: The underrated Danny Woodhead is gone. Still, the 2013 RB corps may be the most talented that BB has had, over the past three years; (+)

    3.) OL: The overall depth on the OL was perhaps better in years past. But, Marcus Cannon has improved. OG Brian Waters was an excellent free agent acquisition in 2011. Sebastien Vollmer was healthier in previous seasons. But, center Ryan Wendel really stepped up last year, and is likely to continue his fine play. LT Nate Solder is certainly better now than he was three years ago...and may be ready to claim a spot in the pro-bowl. Both Logan Mankins and Dan Connelly were healthier in the past. (E) 

    4.) TEs: With Gronk still recovering from injury and AH in jail, no way that the Pats are currently better at TE than they were during the past three years; (-)

    5.) WR: No Wes Welker is quite a loss. Though we all believe that Danny Armendola will adequately replace him, Danny has yet to show us that he can stay healthy, and get the job done throughout the 16 game schedule. For example: http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4748026/wednesdays-pats-bills-practice-report?ex_cid=espnapi_public .  The rookies have potential, but are complete unknowns. Aaron Dobson appears to be a disappointment. The Pats could have, and should have drafted WR Markus Wheaton, who ended up with Pittsburgh, instead. Could this be the second coming of Brandon Tate over Mike Wallace? Hope I'm wrong;  (-) 

    II. DEFENSE:

    1.) DE: The addition of Chandler Jones helps, as does the improvement of Rob Ninkovich. I like the potential of Mike Buchanan. (+) 

    2.) DT: Vince Wilfolk is now on the wrong side of 30. Tommy Kelly has talent. But, at age 32, can he last a full season? Lack of quality depth behind these two is a major concern. (-)

    3.) LBs: The strength of this team. The 2013 group appears to be the best LB corp that the Pats have had, since 2003-04. (+)

    4.) CB: Having Aqib Talib for a full season helps.Other than that, it's the same old scrubs as back-ups. Alfonzo Denard may be a step-up, if only he could stay out of Nebraska. (+)

    5.) Safety: FS Devin McCourty has improved at this position, after gaining some experience. He should be better in 2013. But, SS is a complete joke. The Pats were better off with the injury prone Patrick Chung, than they are with the stiffs they have manning the position this season. BB gets a big fat "F" for failing to shore up this position in the off-season. Adrian Wilson?? Pleeeaaasssseee!! (-).

         So...overall, the Pats are worse in 2013, than they were over the past three years.    

     

     
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    Re: Do YOU think our roster is better then it's been for the last 3 years. Yes or no.

    Ok, if Tebow was worth a gamble at QB then why don't some of the worst teams in the league (Jacksonville?) take a flier on him?  He will cost them very little, gives them some name recognition and maybe, just maybe, he can play in their system. 

    In life, the market is as the market does.  The value of a home is what the buyer is willing to pay.  The cost of an NFL QB is what a team thinks he is worth relative to what he can produce.  In the case of Tebow, he languished on the FA market for a long time after the Jets released him.  Now that the Pats have cut bait, where are the suitors?  The market has spoken. 

    I am not convinced that Mallet is a star in the waiting.  If Brady goes down, the offense will be dealt a serious setback, and I think it's questionable how Mallet would lead this team. But I think Tebow's production stats and the eyeball test are all we need to know about his viability in NE. 



     
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    Fact: His stats and record are comparable to Luck's.

    No they aren't.  You ignore the most important stat of all. The Tebow offense was one of the most unproductive offenses in the NFL in terms of points and yards which put tons of pressure on the Denver defense.  With a competent QB in Gomer the Broncos had a top defense and offense with virtually the same roster.

     

    Example: You claim his record with Denver was largely because of the "team". Yet that "team" was a miserable 1-4 with Orton, a decent NFL starter. Yet Tebow had 6 game winning drives in his 11 starts in 2011. Yet you ignore the abysmal support he was given by management in both Denver and NY. You cherry pick context to suit your spin. That's why I simply go with facts.

    You think the Tebow offense which averaged 18.5 pts per game (and that is including defensive TDs and ST TDs) was the reason the Broncos won a bunch of games?  I mean for crying out loud they won 5 freaking games where they scored under 20 points.  In the games the Broncos won with Tebow at the helm their defense gave up on average 14.625 pts per game.  Those are facts.  You might consider acquainting yourself with some.

     

    Fact: He outplayed Mallet after getting the camp under his belt learning the new system. You spin the context on that. not me.



    Another nonfact.  Why don't you spin why BB the best coach in the game cut Tebow after he supposedly outplayed Mallett.  Just like in Denver the offense was ridiculously unproductive with Tebow at the helm.  21 points in 19 possessions is pathetic.  Completing a third of your passes and getting sacked repeatedly for holding the ball too long is pathetic.  You've already acknowledged that BB is an excellent talent evaluator of players once they are on the team.  And it is pretty clear that BB doesn't play favorites.  The best coach in the game doesn't think Tebow deserves a roster spot and you actually believe he outplayed Mallett?  LMAO @ U.

     

     
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    I am not convinced that Mallet is a star in the waiting.  If Brady goes down, the offense will be dealt a serious setback, and I think it's questionable how Mallet would lead this team. But I think Tebow's production stats and the eyeball test are all we need to know about his viability in NE. 



         Who can replace Brady? Even if Ryan Mallett is a star in the waiting, he's not going to be as good as Tom, who some consider to be the greatest QB of all time.

         Why are we still discussing Tim Tebow? Unlike in NY, he was given a fair shake to compete with the Patriots. Unfortunately, he's shown that he doesn't have the instincts and the physical capabilities needed to be an NFL QB. 

         Too bad. He worked hard, and seems to be a nice guy. But...time to move on.     
     

     

     
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    I am not convinced that Mallet is a star in the waiting.  If Brady goes down, the offense will be dealt a serious setback, and I think it's questionable how Mallet would lead this team. But I think Tebow's production stats and the eyeball test are all we need to know about his viability in NE. 

     

     



         Who can replace Brady? Even if Ryan Mallett is a star in the waiting, he's not going to be as good as Tom, who some consider to be the greatest QB of all time.

     

     

         Why are we still discussing Tim Tebow? Unlike in NY, he was given a fair shake to compete with the Patriots. Unfortunately, he's shown that he doesn't have the instincts and the physical capabilities needed to be an NFL QB. 

         Too bad. He worked hard, and seems to be a nice guy. But...time to move on.     
     

     

     



    I don't know, you'll have to ask the other posters who've chosen to discuss it over the past 3 pages of posts.  My point was, in the grand scheme of what's best for the team, it's obvious that Mallett is the better choice as evidenced by the preseason.  He is a question mark for sure, but he's shown more than Tebow both statistically and in the eye of the beholder.   In the context of "is the team better this offseason" I saw enough from Mallett to make me think he could MAYBE keep this team together if Brady went down.  That's a big part of the discussion about whether they're better overall as a team.  

     

     
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    Re: Do YOU think our roster is better then it's been for the last 3 years. Yes or no.

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         Why are we still discussing Tim Tebow

    I don't know, you'll have to ask the other posters who've chosen to discuss it over the past 3 pages of posts.  My point was, in the grand scheme of what's best for the team, it's obvious that Mallett is the better choice as evidenced by the preseason.  He is a question mark for sure, but he's shown more than Tebow both statistically and in the eye of the beholder.   In the context of "is the team better this offseason" I saw enough from Mallett to make me think he could MAYBE keep this team together if Brady went down.  That's a big part of the discussion about whether they're better overall as a team.  

    RESPONSE: Mallett is the better fit to replace Tom. Like Tom, he's a pocket passer. Tebow has shown that he holds on to the ball too long, has trouble locating his secondary receiver, is inaccurate, and lacks the ability to put "touch" on his passes. The Pats would have to change their entire offensive scheme to accent and accomodate what Tim does best...a read option offense, in which he can run the ball, and throw the occasional deep rope.   

         If Mallett were released tomorrow, he'd be a Jet or a Jaguar the next day.

     




     

     
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    Re: Do YOU think our roster is better then it's been for the last 3 years. Yes or no.

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     I always look at your posts with intererst

    I . OFFENSE:

    1.) QB: The 33 year old Tom Brady is likely better than the 36 year old Tom; (-) How long did it take for TB to get really get over his injury? I think he looks more fluid now than3-2 yrs ago. Mentally - all these new weapons may really get him elevated even more.

    2.) RB: The underrated Danny Woodhead is gone. Still, the 2013 RB corps may be the most talented that BB has had, over the past three years; (+) Yes And can Blount at #250lbs play full back?

    3.) OL: The overall depth on the OL was perhaps better in years past. But, Marcus Cannon has improved. OG Brian Waters was an excellent free agent acquisition in 2011. Sebastien Vollmer was healthier in previous seasons. But, center Ryan Wendel really stepped up last year, and is likely to continue his fine play. LT Nate Solder is certainly better now than he was three years ago...and may be ready to claim a spot in the pro-bowl. Both Logan Mankins and Dan Connelly were healthier in the past. (E) I heard that Mankins is healthier this year than last? But agree with you

    4.) TEs: With Gronk still recovering from injury and AH in jail, no way that the Pats are currently better at TE than they were during the past three years; (-) When they were on the field at the same time Yes. But how often?. We will have to wait until after the season now on Sudfeld. But because of the versatility in the offensive weapons' We may not have 1 80 yrd reception person - see below

    5.) WR: No Wes Welker is quite a loss. Though we all believe that Danny Armendola will adequately replace him, Danny has yet to show us that he can stay healthy, and get the job done throughout the 16 game schedule. For example: http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4748026/wednesdays-pats-bills-practice-report?ex_cid=espnapi_public .  The rookies have potential, but are complete unknowns. Aaron Dobson appears to be a disappointment. The Pats could have, and should have drafted WR Markus Wheaton, who ended up with Pittsburgh, instead. Could this be the second coming of Brandon Tate over Mike Wallace? Hope I'm wrong;  (-) 

    Gee, I dont think we have had a weapon at WR since Moss, and we possibly  have 3 of them now. All we heard were raves in the first half of camp for Dobson. This grouping has speed - it has to be more vertical than what we have had. But to be fair we have to wait.                        At slot - DA, Endleman, Boyce

     

    II. DEFENSE:

    1.) DE: The addition of Chandler Jones helps, as does the improvement of Rob Ninkovich. I like the potential of Mike Buchanan. (+) Yes

    2.) DT: Vince Wilfolk is now on the wrong side of 30. Tommy Kelly has talent. But, at age 32, can he last a full season? Lack of quality depth behind these two is a major concern. (- ) You have this thing about age - only if the injury bug gets them -When did we ever have depth in the last 3 yrs?

    3.) LBs: The strength of this team. The 2013 group appears to be the best LB corp that the Pats have had, since 2003-04. (+) YES

    4.) CB: Having Aqib Talib for a full season helps.Other than that, it's the same old scrubs as back-ups. Alfonzo Denard may be a step-up, if only he could stay out of Nebraska. (+)YES

    5.) Safety: FS Devin McCourty has improved at this position, after gaining some experience. He should be better in 2013. But, SS is a complete joke. The Pats were better off with the injury prone Patrick Chung, than they are with the stiffs they have manning the position this season. BB gets a big fat "F" for failing to shore up this position in the off-season. Adrian Wilson?? Pleeeaaasssseee!! (-).  So...overall, the Pats are worse in 2013, than they were over the past three years.    This seems to be the concensus Opinion.  But it was Chung who screwed up the fake punt and Chung who lined up wrong for the ElI pass in SB 46. I still do not know who BB was supposd to bring in - I really don't so i cannot give BB an F- I will wait for the end of the season on this one. 

     I don't think any team in the NFL is more versatile than the Pats. We will have to measure them this year on the Sum of the Whole.

    On Offense:Too many weapons and the ball will be spread like we haven't seen it in some time - except Gronk in the Red Zone.  But I do see hand on every reciever.

    The Defense Front 7 may just finally be fully loaded.  I am worried about injuries on the Dline and in DB    We should measure each on  "Points per possession"

    So i say, hopefully, better over all

     


     

     
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    Re: Do YOU think our roster is better then it's been for the last 3 years. Yes or no.

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    Nonsense and spin. Luck had more scoring because he threw the ball 627 f'n times. At Tebow's rate of production he would have had 27 TD passes if he threw that many times (Luck had 23 in that many attempts) (And Tebow would have had 4 less INTs in that many attempts).

     

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.   Surely you can't be serious with such a stupid argument.  There is a reason Tebow didn't throw the ball 627 times.  The Broncos realized he can't throw so they remade their offense to accommodate this fact and ran the ball all the time.  Plus the Broncos' offense was so inept it would have been impossible for Tebow to accumulate enough possessions to throw it that many times anyways.  Does it make sense to argue that a situational pass rusher who only comes in on 3rd down would accumulate 3 times as many sacks if he played all 3 downs?  Of course not.  In fact you shot down this exact kind of argument in a thread comparing Spikes and Mayo a few months ago.  Amusingly this entire point is moot because my argument was about how the offense's performed which has nothing to do with how many times Tebow or Luck threw the ball.  The Colt's offense with Luck was far more productive in terms of yards and points than the Tebow led offense in Denver in 2011.  That is a FACT.

     

    Funny how you compare Tebow to Manning in Denver but fail to compare Luck to Manning in Indy. Manning's production FAR exceeded Luck's. Pure spin artist.



    You are the one spinning.  I did not compare Tebow to Manning.  You keep talking about how Tebow supposedly won all of these games in Denver.  I pointed out that Gomer took the exact same roster and the result was the 2nd highest scoring offense in the NFL.  That team was loaded on offense, but Tebow was too inept to take advantage of it.

    The best part of all of this is you ignored the additional stats which prove that the Tebow offense was pathetic both here and in Denver and how the Denver defense had to play lights out in order for Tebow to win.  Instead you keep babbling on about all the games Tebow "won" or how if you assumed Tebow threw twice as many passes he would be better than Luck.  Well he didn't throw that many passes precisely because he sucks at throwing which makes the entire offense garbage.  More Tebow passes would have come at the expense of runs which would have made the Denver offense more putrid than it already was.  That is a fact.  Why don't you explain why BB cut the great Tebow and why he won't have a job in the NFL this year.  Maybe there's a reason he's been cut by 3 teams now.  You have been body slammed by facts repeatedly on this issue and keep coming back for more.  LMAO @ U.

     
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    Re: Do YOU think our roster is better then it's been for the last 3 years. Yes or no.

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    No spin required. BB says he makes moves because they are in the best interest of the team. There could be a half dozen reasons why he thinks that. Unlike you, I don't try to spin and answer why. But the FACT remains, TT outplayed Mallet in the last pre-season game. LMAO@U

    Keep bringing it. I'm feeling frisky. I got some free board time on my hands now that dumbkoff is on ignore.

     



    Yes keeping an inferior backup is definitely in the best interests of the team.  If Tebow was so good why not keep him AND Mallett on the roster?  It's not like we haven't kept 3 QBs before.  Plus aren't you the guy that maintains the 53rd guy is a street scrub?  Well that means Tebow is worse than that in the eyes of BB.  Tebow has now been cut by 3 teams including the best coach in the game and you keep spinning away.  LMAO @ U.

     

     

     
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    Re: Do YOU think our roster is better then it's been for the last 3 years. Yes or no.

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    If you keep Brady on the field and upright you're always in the mix, especially this year with the AFC East looking pretty pathetic. The lousy secondary has been my concern since Samuels left and I'm still concerned about that. Maybe we'll get more pressure up front than in the past, but if I see that rush3 on passing downs I'll continue to go nuts. Don't see that the safety positions have been upgraded at all. Would rather have picked up Ghoulson, Huff, Reed or even Pollard than Wilson. Hate to think of McCourty getting injured but if that happened we look awfully thin there.

     



    Goldon and Reed were far too expensive. Reed hasn't played all summer due to a serious hip injury. Good luck with that at 6 mil per.

     

    Pollard?  Pollard had a better career than Adrian Wilson? Ummm, no.

    MIke Huff is a Raiders cast off and average. He wasn't signed until late into FA, for good reason.

    Plus, we needed a SS more so than a FS in a lot of ways, especially if McCourty is the defacto FS here, which he is.

    Just make sure when Mike Huff gets shredded tomorrow night by Gomer, you're bouncing around the board. Rookie Safety and Mike Huff with rookie MLB Arthur Brown hurt and already out.

    Some of you are clueless in terms od understanding the value of continuity.

    Baltimore = 9-7

     


                 If year after year the secondary continues to be lousy, maybe the value of continuing to trot out a mediocre secondary needs to be questionned. Isn't there an old saw that says continuing to do something that has failed in the past and expecting different results is the essence of stupidity.

     
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    Re: Do YOU think our roster is better then it's been for the last 3 years. Yes or no.

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    Are you sure you want to start calling things stupid? Because I'm game, but I think the rest of the board likes to keep things civil. I just want it to be clear who started that sort of thing.



    I do not think you are stupid.  I think that argument is though.  But if you'd like I can reclassify it to nonsensical.  Better?

     
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     I always look at your posts with intererst

    I . OFFENSE:

    1.) QB: The 33 year old Tom Brady is likely better than the 36 year old Tom; (-) How long did it take for TB to get really get over his injury? I think he looks more fluid now than3-2 yrs ago. Mentally - all these new weapons may really get him elevated even more.

    2.) RB: The underrated Danny Woodhead is gone. Still, the 2013 RB corps may be the most talented that BB has had, over the past three years; (+) Yes And can Blount at #250lbs play full back?

    3.) OL: The overall depth on the OL was perhaps better in years past. But, Marcus Cannon has improved. OG Brian Waters was an excellent free agent acquisition in 2011. Sebastien Vollmer was healthier in previous seasons. But, center Ryan Wendel really stepped up last year, and is likely to continue his fine play. LT Nate Solder is certainly better now than he was three years ago...and may be ready to claim a spot in the pro-bowl. Both Logan Mankins and Dan Connelly were healthier in the past. (E) I heard that Mankins is healthier this year than last? But agree with you

    4.) TEs: With Gronk still recovering from injury and AH in jail, no way that the Pats are currently better at TE than they were during the past three years; (-) When they were on the field at the same time Yes. But how often?. We will have to wait until after the season now on Sudfeld. But because of the versatility in the offensive weapons' We may not have 1 80 yrd reception person - see below

    5.) WR: No Wes Welker is quite a loss. Though we all believe that Danny Armendola will adequately replace him, Danny has yet to show us that he can stay healthy, and get the job done throughout the 16 game schedule. For example: http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4748026/wednesdays-pats-bills-practice-report?ex_cid=espnapi_public .  The rookies have potential, but are complete unknowns. Aaron Dobson appears to be a disappointment. The Pats could have, and should have drafted WR Markus Wheaton, who ended up with Pittsburgh, instead. Could this be the second coming of Brandon Tate over Mike Wallace? Hope I'm wrong;  (-) 

    Gee, I dont think we have had a weapon at WR since Moss, and we possibly  have 3 of them now. All we heard were raves in the first half of camp for Dobson. This grouping has speed - it has to be more vertical than what we have had. But to be fair we have to wait.                        At slot - DA, Endleman, Boyce

     

    II. DEFENSE:

    1.) DE: The addition of Chandler Jones helps, as does the improvement of Rob Ninkovich. I like the potential of Mike Buchanan. (+) Yes

    2.) DT: Vince Wilfolk is now on the wrong side of 30. Tommy Kelly has talent. But, at age 32, can he last a full season? Lack of quality depth behind these two is a major concern. (- ) You have this thing about age - only if the injury bug gets them -When did we ever have depth in the last 3 yrs?

    3.) LBs: The strength of this team. The 2013 group appears to be the best LB corp that the Pats have had, since 2003-04. (+) YES

    4.) CB: Having Aqib Talib for a full season helps.Other than that, it's the same old scrubs as back-ups. Alfonzo Denard may be a step-up, if only he could stay out of Nebraska. (+)YES

    5.) Safety: FS Devin McCourty has improved at this position, after gaining some experience. He should be better in 2013. But, SS is a complete joke. The Pats were better off with the injury prone Patrick Chung, than they are with the stiffs they have manning the position this season. BB gets a big fat "F" for failing to shore up this position in the off-season. Adrian Wilson?? Pleeeaaasssseee!! (-).  So...overall, the Pats are worse in 2013, than they were over the past three years.    This seems to be the concensus Opinion.  But it was Chung who screwed up the fake punt and Chung who lined up wrong for the ElI pass in SB 46. I still do not know who BB was supposd to bring in - I really don't so i cannot give BB an F- I will wait for the end of the season on this one. 

     I don't think any team in the NFL is more versatile than the Pats. We will have to measure them this year on the Sum of the Whole.

    On Offense:Too many weapons and the ball will be spread like we haven't seen it in some time - except Gronk in the Red Zone.  But I do see hand on every reciever.

    The Defense Front 7 may just finally be fully loaded.  I am worried about injuries on the Dline and in DB    We should measure each on  "Points per possession"

    So i say, hopefully, better over all



    RESPONSE: I also say, hopefully, better overall.

         But, realistically, players over 30 are more susceptible to injury, especially when they are being over-played. They tend to wear down as the season rolls on. With the emphasis on the hurry-up offenses we're seeing today, a DT rotation is a must.

         As for Chung, just like the Tavon Wilson and Dowling picks, I criticized BB, almost from the get go. It become immediately evident during preseason of his rookie year that he had issues in pass coverage. Still, when healthy, Chung was good in run support, was a hard hitter, and made some plays. I can't really say the same for Tavon or the 33 year old (there's the age thing again) Adrian Wilson. What irks me is that BB could have signed SS Bernard Pollard, likely for less money than either Chung or Adrian Wilson ended up getting. Though Pollard too has some issues in coverage, he's a major league intimidator...something that the Pats have lacked since the days of Rodney Harrison.

         At WR and TE, Pats fans appear to be getting too carried away with Thompkins and Sudfelds. It's one thing to look good in the preseason...but quite another to get it done on the big stage, against the first stringers. Wes Welker has shown himself to be both productive and durable. We don't know if Danny Armendola can stay on the field. He's already nursing a groin injury. Aaron Dobson seemed to have difficulties getting off the line of scimmage, and gaining separation, during the preseason games. As for Gronk, though we are hopeful, who knows whether he'll be able to Gronkulate again, as he once did? 

     
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    Re: Do YOU think our roster is better then it's been for the last 3 years. Yes or no.

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    in the grand scheme of what's best for the team, it's obvious that Mallett is the better choice as evidenced by the preseason.

     

     

     



    Not necessarily.

     

     

     




    Babe, we'll agree to disagree.  To me, watching the competition unfold, it wasn't even close in my opinion.  Others posted stats and a rationale that, to me, further convinces me that what I was seeing was sort of how it played out on the field.  Again, to me, the best indicator of Tebow's abilities or lack thereof is that, despite his pedigree and overall great character, he remains a free agent when there are some pretty lousy teams out there who could certainly use an infusion at QB and household name players to generate some fan interest.  If Mallett was released he'd have multiple offers in about one day.  

     

    Maybe he'll go to Canada and prove me wrong.  I doubt it, but I've been wrong before.   

     
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