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In response to TFB12's comment:When will this madness stop. Spend money on proven players with talent! NFL proven players with NFL talent!
The Pats had signed plenty of those big name " proven players" who subsequently failed miserably. The list includes Ochocinco, Galloway, Holt, Fanane, Haynesworth, Addai, Gallery, Ellis, Shiancoe, Starks, Stubblefield, Fred Taylor, Shawn Springs, Adalius Thomas, and others whose names escaped the mind presently.
all those players you listed were at the end of their career! The never played again after the Pats let them go. There is a difference between proven players and one foot out the door players. C'mon now.
He was a stud in college sure would been late 1st or 2nd round pick. He was used by the medical staff and it almost killed him. Went to the CFL and proved he is ok to play. This is not your regular throw it against the wall and see if it sticks situation. This kid can play all he needed was to prove his heart could hold up and it did. we just got a free 2nd round draft pick. We also do not have 4,5, picks this year so we will have a few more moves like this. Demps and ballard are on deck as well.
Agree, and honestly I'm surprised we landed him...I wonder how much we signed him for? He couldn't of come cheap - I imagine we are paying him as if he was a mid second round selection.
I like his size and athleticism. He that's proven that he can play against men and play well, it may not of been the NFL, but it's better than college. To me this is safer than trying to evaluate a second round guy. And this is a position of need - we probably weren't going to find a high talent guy in free agency (I hope they try, but it hasn't worked in 5 years at that spot).