Re: For ALL those who are criticizing New England's Draft thus far...Reckon with THIS!
posted at 4/24/2010 1:41 PM EDT
In Response to Re: For ALL those who are criticizing New England's Draft thus far...Reckon with THIS!
Laz, As frightening as your "hammer of words" may be, I will have to respectfully disagree. This Devin kid may be OK, but let's agree that the biggest concern for this team was LB. Now, Spikes & Cunningham might be good picks and I think Gronkowski was a solid pick (only concern is durability), you had, who I've watched on TV, a MAMMOTH pass-rusher in Jerry Hughes of TCU. I mean, this guy is a FREAK! We had a chance to take him and we passed for a CB! You know, when we were winning championships and taking a guy like Logan Mankins, who no one heard of before, looked genius. However, this is NOT the same team. This is a team who just got BLOWN OUT at home in the playoffs and have had AWFUL drafts - outside of Meriwether and Mayo (although 09 picks are still TBD) the last few years. What does it say when you have drafted for secondary help in the last couple yrs and you AGAIN have to draft a CB? The problem is that BB thinks he can go aganist logic and draft the "best player available". You can do that when you don't have any glaring needs, Bill, but this team has MANY needs. Not to mention the fact that there has been TWO moves this offseason and both have been two aging players on the back 9 of their careers. While I appreciate your passion and admire your enthusiasm, this team is trending DOWN. There is no denying that. You can try if you'd like, but you'd just be naive. As much as I hate to say it, the Jets and Dolphins have made better moves and ARE better teams - and that's just in our division. I hope that these guys work out, but given the moves (and non-moves) that we have made over the course of the past year, it's looking bleak, man. Maybe going 7-9 this year will wake people up to this fact..We're NOT an elite team any longer. Unfortunately, we're going to have to start getting used to that. It used to be "In Bill We Trust". Well, to me, it's now more like "In Trusting Bill, I Fear"....
Posted by PatsWagon21
I tend to agree with you. Thus far, I don't know if the draft picks have sufficiently address our greatest weakness (pass rush). Certainly, picking a DE/OLB (Cunningham) and ILB (Spikes) helps, but a CB, TE, and WR doesn't.
It was hard to see the patriots pass on some of the "impact" players left on the board (i.e., Dez Bryant, Jerry Hughes, Sergio Kindle..).