Re: Prediction Time: Will Ryan Mallett still be a Patriot a week from now?
posted at 4/22/2013 10:57 AM EDT
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to WazzuWheatfarmer's comment:
In response to PatsEng's comment:
I'm hearing Buf will take a QB with the #8 pick and the Jets will take Geno if he makes it to one of their first 2 picks. If that's true then that will leave essentially Maneul and either Barkley or Nassib (depending on who Buf choses) after the top 13 picks. Some team will get nervous and move up to grab one of them which means 5 teams will be left holding the bag (Phi, Ari, Clev, Oak, Jax, TB). So regardless how you look at it there still is a good shot (50/50) at Mallett getting traded. One of the huge wild cards will be Chip Kelley. Phi could use a new QB and Mallett's big arm fits Kelley's style, not to mention that he's been in BB's system which runs like a Kelley system. If Phi decides that Mallett is worth a 2nd over say a Manuel or Nassib/Barkley I could see them tossing the Pats a 2nd for Mallett.
Interesting thought. I really hadn't considered Philly. I would think that Kelly would want someone more mobile than Mallett, but we'll see...
Yes , i agree. I see no resemblance between BB and Kelly offense.
i think we also have to ask if Mallett is traded who is still availabe for back up? Cant see Pats going in with Kafka as the 2
i could see one of the listed teams trading back into round 1 for #29 to draft a qb as well
BB based his new offense off of Chip Kelleys offense, how do you see no resemblance?
Direct quote from BB:
"“I was interested to hear how he did it,” Belichick explained of Kelly's no huddle knowledge. “I would say he expanded it to a different level and it was very interesting to understand what he was doing. Certainly I’ve learned a lot from talking to Chip about his experiences with it and how he does it and his procedure and all that.”"
As to the second point, he's a backup! You grab another guy to fill that role. Personally I like Tuel in the 7th to fit that role. But, they had Cassel and then they had Hoyer who for 1 year was the only backup before Mallett so they aren't afraid to use late round or UDFA guys as primary backups. If Brady goes down Mallett's not going to get us a SB anyways so why wouldn't you trade him for a potential 2nd round pick that can be used for a player that can contribute on the field this year instead of having a backup sitting on the bench? Now if you can't get better then a 2nd I agree the value isn't there to trade Mallett but to say they wouldn't because they don't have a backup? They did it with Cassel why wouldn't they do it with Mallett?