Re: TE a Position of Strength for 2013 Pats?
posted at 6/26/2013 6:02 PM EDT
In response to zbellino's comment:
In response to TexasPat's comment:
In response to PatsLifer's comment:
That said...who might the Patriots add to improve the offense? FB Vonta Leach, and WR Brandon Lloyd, WR Greg Camarillo, WR Braylon Edwards, TE Dallas Clark?
Here's a list of available free agents: http://thesidelineview.com/columns/caplans-nfl-corner/best-available-nfl-free-agents-offense
Well, that would be one mother of a reclamation project.
When was the last time Braylon Edwards was relevant? Also he was always more of an athlete than a football player... more a puncher than a boxer. He's had bouts with drops, and seems like the kind of guy who wouldn't fit with what NE does.
RESPONSE: True again.But, he had some good games against the Patriots. BB remembers these things.
Lloyd would give a veteran who knows the system to Brady, but at what cost ... considering NE felt the need to ditch the solid but unspectacular player for reasons unknown?
RESPONSE: The Pats could probably get him on the cheap...perhaps on a one year deal. He knows the offense, and, with Welker and AH gone, he'll have more opportunities to shine.
Greg Camarillo? Is being mentioned because he was a Dolphin? Has been? Never was.
RESPONSE: Again...played well against the Pats, before getting hurt, in 2008: http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/boxscore?gameId=280921017; and http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/boxscore?gameId=281123015
Clark is possible.
RESPONSE: Suddenly, the Pats need depth at TE. AH is gone, and they'll likely be without Gronk early. So, such a signing seems to make sense.
None of the first three reall offset losing Hernandez, but really add to a complicated log jam at WR. Clark might add something though.
RESPONSE: Nothing will offset the loss of AH...who was a special player. But, something needs to be done. Tom Brady needs more weapons.