In response to Low-FB-IQ's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
Games are not won in March. Still numerous holes to fill, but let's face it. Any of us who are fans, are walking around with a smile on our faces, right?
but this is what I want to know. Many, many of us posters here have repeatedly asked why this team won't spend some of the cap money on impact, younger players, rather than spread the money around, quantity over quality, past peak, low cost, high risk players. Just as many posters have lambasted us on this board, that the BB way has worked just fine, division title after division title...blah, blah, blah.
Why are those people who have done the lambasting all giddy now with Revis and browner, when so many of us have been demanding these types of players for the past 4 years of free agency?
Oh please with this malarky.
Its nice they finally got Revis. They have always wanted him. Name me another player BB during his time as head coach with the Patriots tried to move up 10 spots in the 1st round for?
The Pats always start with trying to retain the guys they want of their own. They clearly did not want to pay degenerative hip wussy headcase Talib a ton of guaranteed money but still needed someone to fill the job he was capable of when he felt like playing. Mission accomplished in Revis.
As for Browner. Don't know much about him other than the obvious written about him since the signing. According to Seattle fans they liked him but is easily beat deep and has trouble with quick shifty guys. Depending on the original Top Free agent list you check he seems listed anywhere from like #63 to not even in the top 100. Plus we do not even get a full seaosn out of him even if he stays healthy since he's suspended. Why exactly are the folks like you reference who typically want the Pats to sign half the top 10 free agents available every season all giddy over that?
They have signed exactly ONE high end ranked free agent so far. My question would be why are the guys who want the Pats to sign half the top 10 free agents available every year so happy?
Sorry but I simply don't see the big difference this off-season, so far. Many off-seasons the players the Pats retain of their own are often filling up a fair number of the higher end free agents listings available.
The Pats have shown in the past that IF there was a high profile free agent player that fit a high need AND they felt he was worth the money it would cost that they are indeed willing to go after him. Those things simply do not all fall into place every season.
Name 1 that they got?
we are not even saying high profile. We are saying under 30 years old, that have lasted more than 1 year. Since 2008....here ya go. Nink, Woody, Amendola....waters was what,37 years old? And he lasted 1 year. crump was 34 years old...and also lasted 1 year...
who have the pats signed since 2008 that has been under 30 and lasted more than 1 year?
Other than their own?
Signing Revis and Browner at their respective ages, for the money they got isn't a departure from the past 6 years???