In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to Harvey-Wallbanger's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
It is time to make some moves to address the DL which means trading draft choices to move up in the draft, and paying those draft choices high slot $$$.
I would think getting into that 6-13 range allows the Pats to choose a DL that can tutor under Vince and Kelly, and hopefully grow into a cornerstone. BB has done a great job identifying DL, but hasn't had the draft slot to choose the player. This seems to be the year he needs to get into position to address that need....will he use the resources for such a move?
You are not a GM. The arrogance of you questioning what BB should and shouldn't do. It's just fascinating.
The next time you are in an earshot of BB, please ask him this stupid question, record it on film and then upload it to You Tube so we can see him slap you.
why are you such a killjoy on every thread? you have made so many good psoters leave, yet hear you stay until the ultimate demise of th board...what a shame
did I ever say I was questioning the GM? I am simply throwing out my opinion for conversation on an opinion and conversation board.
My opinion, the DL has been neglected due to poor decisions made on other positions. The draft decisions have compromised th depth on this team, and now similar to the defensive backfield and WR positions, DT needs attention. I actually like BB's history and track record with the DL and with firs rouners, and hope next draft this is where he focuses, and needs to focus..
Either discuss or leave, nothing herefor trolling by you
Who are you kidding? I am a killjoy? You're head of the Debbie Downer Committee here for crying out loud!
no, u pretty much ruin every thread
You question the toilet paper BB uses. You question what he has for breakfast. You question literally everything he does.
Isnt this what you do every day regarding Ozzie, anything Jets, Manning, Tomlin...etc, etc? A Pats fan could care less what these guys do that you ramble every day about, but Pats fans do care what BB is doing
Here is the absolute truth and fact so far this season:
The D Line of NE with a clearly hobbled Wilfork has been very good. BB has THREE 1st rd picks across his front 7, two underafted veterans who are very good at what they do in Nink and Kelly.
no one mentioned the front 7. I said the DL, where the Pats have a 32 year old DT and 2 UDFA and nothing else.
All you're doing is using the Vince injury as another angle for you to come in here to troll about how BB will find another Vince. Well, that ain't happening. And barring this team tanking it on purpose and not trying to win a SB, we can't getting into the top 10. Why? Because BB is a brilliant GM and we don't suck like your Jets do.
I complained about the DL depth in preseason after seeing the players, ya know, play
The fact is, as a JUNIOR, Armond Armstead was a 2nd or 3rd rd projected draft pick, which would lead one to believe, if he came out as a Senior a year later in 2012, for example, he very well may have been a DT that a team might have chosen in that 10-15 range.
Slow down on Armstead. He had 17 career collegiate games and 59 career tackles, and switched positions 3 times. No one knows where he was ranked as a player, especially you. He was highly ranked out of high school, and has been a question mark ever since, including today
So, BB will either need to hope teams pass on quality DTs in future drafts, find a bargain option or a Kelly type who comes in here to try for a ring, and lastly do what he usually does and develop/coach up what he has.
THat wont fly in 2 years when both Vince and Kelly are no longer playing. The team needs an anchor or two on the DL, not a revolving door. Dont forget Vinces cap number post injury, and BB's cold heartedness when it comes to "cutting bait"
Overall, I like what Patrick Graham has done with guys like Nink, CHandler Jones, and even what Vellano has shown so far.
You act like with Vince down, BB has let Vince down or the team down. It's completely irrational.
No clue what you are talking about? Never uttered a word on Vince. BB poorly managed the roster with the DL...and it shows with 2 UDFA in his 3 man rotation today
Your word choice of "resources" is also annoying. It points to spending money or being completely raped by trading up. 1st rd picks are like gold more so than ever due the rookie cap.
NO, false. this team spends resources (draft choices and money). most have only questioned where they have spent it...specifically on DB's that have not panned out
Moving a couple spots? Sure. Affordable. Moving up from 28-32 into the top 10? Pricey. AIn't happening.
How do you know at what cost? would Mallet return a #10? would Mallett return a stud DT currently on another team? you have no idea what other teams are thinking of moving, and what BB feels he needs...look at how Ozzie fleeced the Jags, maybe that is out there for BB with a DL
Stop your trolling.