Re: the draft is not gonna solve all problems...trade needed!
posted at 4/19/2010 6:19 AM EDT
In Response to the draft is not gonna solve all problems...trade needed!
as we all know the draft is a crap shoot, and theres a real chance that whoever we draft on thursday may not help us this coming season. other that vollmer none of last years rookies made much of a impact.(maybe edellman).... I do think we should take Kindlle from texas if hes still there when we're picking in rd 1.... with the the 1st pick in the 2nd rd, i would be highly dissapointed if theres a chance to grab golden tate and we dont! if hes still available that guy would be a huge addition. Hes coming from a college that plays the same system, he made tons of tough catches, hes quick as a cat, and hes fearless across the middle.... with no welker till possibly week 8, we need to adree that hole With the 2nd pk in rd2 Javid Best would be a good fit, or maybe the gerhart kid from wisconsin. both do different thing but both would fit the patriots mold. With the 3rdpk in the rd 2.... we should trade this pick to our old buddy al davis for Nnamdi...Hes already better than every corner we have, and would make a awsome tandom with Bodden. Oakland is dangling him out there... y not?
Posted by hoodrich
A bit of a contradiction here. Rookies don't usually make an impact so we need vets. But since the Pats rookies (who usually don't make an impact their rookie year) didn't make an impact their rookie year, they aren't very good and we need vets. The Pats could keep the exact same roster as last year and get completely different results. Not only could that happen but it is almost guaranteed to happen. Repeating the same results is what's rare. I don't recall the Saints or Colts making any big moves for vets last year.
2008 New Orleans 8-8 last place in their division
2009 New Orleans 13-3 First place in Division and SB
2008 Colts 12-4 2nd place in division, loss in wildcard in playoffs
2009 Colts 14-2 1st place in division, Loss in SB
I went into last year expecting big things from Brady, Moss, Welker, Wilfork, Mayo, Meriweather, Galloway and Adalius. With the exception of Adalius and Galloway those guys performed very well. Now raise your hand if you expected Vollmer, Bodden, Edelman or TBC to be standout players. If your hand is raised then you are a liar. Point is, there will be a surprise playmaker this year, because there is every year. Don't know who it will be, could be more than one. I expect Brady, Moss, Welker, Wilfork, Mayo, Meriweather, Vollmer, Bodden, and Edelman to be good this year. As I look at it that's adding talent, kept the good players, developed more good players and got rid of the unerachievers (Well AD is still around for some reason). Vets can help but there's no evidence in the NFL that adding them to your team gurantees improvement.