Re: Some good news . . .
posted at 6/20/2013 10:24 PM EDT
In response to NedBraden's comment:
In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:
In response to PatsLifer's comment:
What's your analysis on the article? Should the pats have drafted Patterson last year at the bottom of round 1 instead of Dobson and Boyce?
Meanwhile, Dobson is signed but per reiss hasn't clicked yet and Boyce has yet to practice given a bad foot.
if any of the article is true and Patterson has a good year, this will turn into another trade away talent for value discussion. Certainly worth keeping an eye on as the season progresses .
It's way too early to tell, but if the Patterson trade turns out like the Matthews trade, while Gronk and Hern are sidelined for the very reasons they fell in the draft (injury and character concerns) Rusty is going to look a tad foolish having called half the board trolls or morons for simply questioning whether the Pats' value strategy has really been more effective than the strategies of teams like the Ravens and Packers.
Rusty was gloating about the Pats having " fleeced" the Vikings. But right now all of Belichick's "fleecing" and "waiting in the weeds" is looking a bit less like genius than it did a week ago.
As for your continued dumb Clay Matthews armchair QB comments.
BB will NEVER, ever ,ever take a front 7 player who isn;t interested in tackling or playing the run for his defense in the 1st rd. Ever.
Forget it. Matthews is a very good pass rusher who can get into the backfield to blow some plays up, but BB wants guys who do more than 1 thing for a front 7 player in the 1st rd. If you look at all his players taken in Rd 1 on defense, they all do many things well.
Seymour, Warren, Wilfork, Mayo, McCourty.
The entire GB D has sucked two years in a row in areas of tackling and run D. Matthews is a big part of that.
Darius Butler was definitely a better contributor to our D than that bum Clay Matthews would have ever been. Bwaaaaaahaaaaaaahaaaaaa