Re: positives going into next year
posted at 1/21/2013 6:06 AM EST
In response to redsoxfan94's comment:
1. ridley and vereen were very productive this year and should only get better, not to mention they are only in their early 20's.
2. Brady had a very good season, even at 35. he may be able to play at an elite level for another three years.
3. the defense improved vastly during the season, and is very young.
4. gronk will be back and healthy next year, same with edelman.
5. chandler jones may be a legitimate pass rusher in this league and is going to get much better.
6. the pats should have a legitimate return man next year when jeff demps is healthy.
1. Need a feature back. Thes guys do well sometime in the system the Pats run. Need a new system, imo. More running and that starts with a feature back who can pound the ball every game and is a part of every game. This RB merry go round isn't working anymore.
2. Brady can't carry the team on his back anymore. Need to run the ball more and not have to rely on TFB to do it all. He just can't do it game in and game out anymore. He is a luxury and can still throw the ball but he really needs a rb that help carry the team.
3. LB's are good but slow. Need one good and fast LB for depth and passing situations. Spikes and Hightower can't cover the pass. CB's are a mess. Need some big strong CB's. Denard is a keeper though. Talib, can he stay healthy? Has never played a full season. Keep DMC at safety, dump the others.
4. TE is solid with Gronk, AH81, Ballard and possibly Hooman.
5. I like Jones, he needs time to develop both mentally and physically.
6. Hopefully Demps can be the returner the Pats need. The return game has never been a threat to the opponent. Need someone who can be a return threat.
Would like to add that I think Welker and Lloyd can stay but need a legit deep threat. Edelman can't stay on the field and isn't even close to as good as welker and certainly can't take the place of Lloyd. Just stop trying to work him in as a WR, he isn't one.
Just stop trying to turn half these guys into system players, it isn't working. Need true talent, not system type players.