Re: I am so Stoked
posted at 5/6/2012 3:45 PM EDT
In Response to Re: I am so Stoked
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: I am so Stoked : yup. solder is is the key. i hope he really steps up. we also don't know if lloyd and tb will get on the same page. let's hope josh is able to make that happen. on d, i don't think there can be any more excuses with talent level. there still are some weak spots, but i believe this is the most they've had in promising talent. i wish they got more reinforcement at the dline from the draft. i hear from people here that fanene is good. i hope they're right. i love the improvement at the LB level. i think this gives bb the flexibility he has been seeking. the secondary may not be there yet, but assuming dowling comes back, it will be good. i'll go out on a limb and say they go up in d yards ranking - perhaps the 18-20 spot. i bet they rank in the top 10 in d score. yes, this year even with all the young guys they have.
Posted by seattlepat70[/QUOTE]
receivers are the least of our worries. Stallworth is a good deep threat if Lloyd really flops, but I highly doubt he will. And we have about 7 or 8 other competent receiving options if neither of those two pan out
and I think they've at least upgraded to question marks at their weak points. They have Gregory and Wilson now at safety on top of the hard-hitting but oft-injured Chung. They have Ras-I Dowling back at corner, along with Will Allen. They have Chandler Jones, Dont'a Hightower, Trevor Scott, Ninkovich, Spikes, and Mayo at linebacker, three to five of which can really get after the quarterback in addition to playing linebacker (zone drops, man coverage). They get Myron Pryor, their best pass-rushing defensive lineman back, along with Bequette, who can also penetrate. They get Ron Brace back, along with the more proven Gerard Warren and Vince Wilfork, and none of them have gotten any smaller.
If more than half of the question marks turn into consistent performers, the Patriots have no weaknesses. And they really diversified with a wide range and high quantity of question marks, so I like their chances of being a complete roster from top to bottom
Plus I think guys like Dennard and Bequette could make it to the practice squad, giving them even more depth.
And the PUP guys. I imagine Anthony Gonzalez getting stashed, along with possibly Mankins, and possibly Vollmer.
Very excited. My only concern is line continuity.