Re: Poor Offseason Decisions Hurt Pats
posted at 10/15/2009 5:10 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Poor Offseason Decisions Hurt Pats
[QUOTE]Galloway was a terrible move, dumb on the surface, proven dumb in substance. Made no sense. I don't understand anything about the Greg Lewis saga, that is completely confusing from beginning to end. Gaffney? He dropped some big time important passes, and will continue to, so I think to question that move is a big reach. Who would have honestly traded Maroney at the beginning of the season? Some, but not many. Don't even talk about wrong draft picks, its 5 GAMES into the season! Talk about Patrick Chung in 3 years Pats are losing because Brady is not back to par and Pees sux again as DC.
Posted by Achainsaw[/QUOTE]
Gaffney dropped some key passes in 2006 and 2007 post-season losses. He was great in one game, bad in another, a' la Rex Grossman. And he got too much money.
Galloway and Lewis didn't work. there had to be somebody better than either them or Gaffney. I can't believe that was the best they could do.
I liked Taylor. I don't think he was a mistake. The way I see it, hhe helped the pats in all three wins and almost helped them win in a loss. He is not on I/R, so maybe he will help them later IF they can make the play-offs.
As for Maroney, they could simply convert him into a WR and solve some problems. Good hands, good cuts, breakaway speed. Turns a negative into a positive. At least use him more like Faulk, who seems to finally be showing his age.
Two other off-season mistakes? Losing both Heath Evans and then Russ Hochstein. Evans could do it all w/o flash. Hochstein was similarly flexible and could have been a good, bruising FB in place of a departed Evans. They effectively used him that way in the past. They never made up for those losses and I think they are just two more reasons among many that the O looks its weakest since 2000.