Re: Some thoughts on Bequette
posted at 9/2/2014 5:18 PM EDT
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to CatfishHunter's comment:
Are you guys ^^^ talking about Jake Bequette, or have the Pats signed another Bequette to the roster?
In the 2nd and 3rd preseason games JB did not even appear on the stat sheet despite playing the majority of defensive snaps.
In the final game, when both teams were playing their non-starters JB finally jumped on a few piles.
JB does not possess enough speed or strength to go up against starting caliber O-Linemen. Period. He does not possess enough lateral quickness or general play recognition to shift out of his rush and move inside or out. Other than that, he's probably fine as a PS player who never sees the field. He's the Ryan Mallett of D-Linemen (sorry for the slight Ryan).
You do realize he was beaten out of a roster spot by a complete, certified Project by the name of Zach Moore, right?
everyone is entitled to an opinion. I saw him quite a bit in one on one drills, and he had his moments...I think Buchanon is on a short leash, and Bequette could be in the mix down the road.
Bottom line, he is getting stronger and better
Time will tell
I think you're right on Buchanon, if I was that guy I wouldn't go buying a condo. Personally I think Moore is the one to watch going forward - I think athletically he is superior than Bequette - and the pats like upside.