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Every year BB neglects a position

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    Re: Every year BB neglects a position

    mvp - but do you have 3 years to judge.  At the pats level when nothing less than a superbowl will suffice, is three years really available to wait and judge?

    As a fan of a team that has had huge expectations and largely fallen short of them, do you want to be the indianapolis colts of the next 3 years while waiting to judge your secondary and falling short in the playoffs?
     
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    Re: Every year BB neglects a position

    If your team has only one position of questionable depth (OLB).....you know what that means?

    You're a Super Bowl contender, cause most teams stink at multiple positions.

    I'm saying the glass is half full.
     
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    Re: Every year BB neglects a position

    I'm saying the glass is half full.


    I'd say the glass is only missing a sip or two. But all the "armchair GMs" would like to see it overflowing onto the table! Nothing wrong with that, it's just not realistic. I think they may well be pretty satisfied with who is on the roster already. Just because a player is "unproven" doesn't mean he won't play well. We were all ready to cut Cassel a year ago, yet he came in and won 11 games. With Brady back, and hopefully nowhere near the amount of injuries suffered in 08, I don't see how this team isn't a serious contender. Just the improvement in the secondary should help out the pass rush. On many occasions it was merely a half a second which differentiated between an opposing QB completing a pass and a sack (or throwing it away). I think the defense will be much improved this season. My biggest concern is them staying healthy. Any other team with the injuries they had in 08 would have been looking at 8-8 or worse. Even teams like the Steelers or Colts.
     
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    "I don't see how this team isn't a serious contender."

    Of course they are a serious contender. Who has even hinted otherwise?

    I just wish we used a 3rd rounder on Michael Johnson, as an insurance policy with great upside.


     
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    Re: Every year BB neglects a position

    Underdogg, I do think we have 3 years. As long as we have Belichick as our head coach we have a chance to win it all. Hell we could win a superbowl in that 3 year span without a true lock down corner, we have done it in the past. the Pats are not the Colts, we have Belichick and you dont and thats a huge difference. I think we will be just fine with the guys we have i am not worried one bit about letting asante walk. i am confident that guys like Wheatly will work out so in the long run, the big picture not over paying for Asante will end up being a good move because we replaced him with young talent for cheaper. Thats what I think so im not sweating the next 3 years one bit. If we can win a title with Randall Gay covering Terrel Owens and Earthwind Mooreland as our # 2 CB I think we can win with the guys we have now.
     
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    "If Belichick drafted the way fans wanted we would have 100 Cbs and 100 LBs every year cause thats all anyone ever b*tches about."

     "I can always count on a Taz post when I need a good laugh. "


    I am always happy to entertain lol Does that mean you agree that if BB drafted the way we wanted we would have 100 Cbs and 100 LBs cause thats all anyone ever b*tches about?
     
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    Re: Every year BB neglects a position

    Ne got gashed bad in the "Wildcat" debut in week three for 216 yards. And they missed Ty Warren big time in the Jets and Steelers games, as Wright is a terrible run stopper and it was obvious that both teams game planned to run right at Wright. Take away two of those and NE allows just one 100 yard rusher all season, and is is in week 17 in a shutout effort where NE essentially was daring Trent Edwards  to throw the ball into a snowstorm. If you only take away half the yardage the Fins got running into nickel formations NE's run defense falls into the 9th spot, and the YPC against is less than 4.0. Adding Warren against the Jets and Steelers probably brings the tally close in to the top five overall. The yardage seperating the #5 defense and #15 running was a mere 226 yards over the course of the season. And that doesn't factor in the rash of injuries at LBer. If you look inside the metrics there is no comparison between how bad the pass defense was compared to the rush defense. 27 passing TDs versus 8 rushing TDs. NFL teams were almost four times as likely to get the ball in the endzone via the pass. The pass defense was a major achilles heel. And the sad part is that they played full strength at CB (for the most part) all season long. Even blitzing more wouldn't help this, as the 3rd and 8 situation always presented the opposing team with a nice seem because Hobbs and Oneal couldn't hold their own in press. The run defense dip was a fact of playing behind more often, playing in nickel and dime zones more often to offset the lowsy coverage, and missing some key games  from NE's best run stopper. If Seymour, WIlfork, Brace and Warren give NE a healthy season next year, they should be back in the top five. The only two seasons where they weren't top five were seasons where they missed Warren or Sey from injury. Actually, Brace could improve this because he projects to be a bit stouter at the POA than Wilfork is.
    Posted by zbellino


    Statistics are relative to the rest of the league. So the Pats may have appeared to give up alot of passing yards. But so did the rest of the league.
    The NFL is primarily (overall) a passing league. So of course, it appears that balls are flying all over the place, because they are. Look at how many teams pass for 200 + a game. No one runs for 200 + a game. The Vikes were tops at 150+ a game.

    So, the Pats struggle to stop the run more than they do the pass is relative to the rest of the league. You can't take certain games out of the equation like they were flukes. They were poor performances that comtributed to their ranking. (like you can't take away flukey positive stats. stats are a refelection of performance over time, not just random hand picked weeks.)

    That's why I like the Brace and Butler picks this year and Wilhite last year. They came from solid college D's that were strong against the pass and the run.
     
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    Re: Every year BB neglects a position

    Thats a very good point, I also liked the Buter and Brace pick up and think they will help this D be a top 10 D this year no doubt.
     
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