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Re: Cousins to Vikes, Brees re-signs, and other NFL free agency news
« Reply #75 on: March 14, 2018, 03:59:46 PM »

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Well, after you go 0-16, there really is only one direction to go by default so.....
true, but I actually think they will be a good bad team.  What I mean is a 6 or 7 win team that is in every game and is a tough out.  Obviously they could still royally mess up the draft, but I like what they've done this off season.  Taylor is a good solid consistent QB.  Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson are a nice combo at RB.  Jarvis Landry paired with Josh Gordon is a crazy good 1/2 punch at WR (that is of course if Gordon can keep his head on straight).  Randall should be a lot better at FS and they already had talent in the secondary.  Put them with all their young defensive talent, like Garrett, plus whatever they get at 1 and 4 and there other 4 picks in the top 70 or so, and they should be a young team on the rise, but finally should have fairly stable QB play (while they groom whomever they take in the draft).

They now have a former head coach in both the Defensive Coordinator and Offensive Coordinator slots, so they have good coaching on both sides.  And they brought in an established experienced GM that has put together a very nice off season.  The draft is obviously the key, but the Browns should be a team on the rise.

Re: Cousins to Vikes, Brees re-signs, and other NFL free agency news
« Reply #76 on: March 14, 2018, 05:27:22 PM »

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Pats re-signed Burkhead, which is big, especially after losing Lewis. Hopefully Burkhead is healthier this season, but despite injuries last season he produced 500 total yards and 8 total touchdowns. He and White are a great tandem.
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« Reply #77 on: March 14, 2018, 06:41:38 PM »

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Not feeling good about losing Lewis.  I thought he was really underrated.
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« Reply #78 on: March 14, 2018, 07:39:46 PM »

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Pats re-signed Burkhead, which is big, especially after losing Lewis. Hopefully Burkhead is healthier this season, but despite injuries last season he produced 500 total yards and 8 total touchdowns. He and White are a great tandem.

The Pats really need a Blount replacement, somebody who can eat yards and clock with a lead, or power for a key 1-3 yards in big spots.  I imagine Gilislee was supposed to be that guy, but wasn't able to stay healthy and/or produce last year.
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« Reply #79 on: March 14, 2018, 07:48:47 PM »

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Pats re-signed Burkhead, which is big, especially after losing Lewis. Hopefully Burkhead is healthier this season, but despite injuries last season he produced 500 total yards and 8 total touchdowns. He and White are a great tandem.

The Pats really need a Blount replacement, somebody who can eat yards and clock with a lead, or power for a key 1-3 yards in big spots.  I imagine Gilislee was supposed to be that guy, but wasn't able to stay healthy and/or produce last year.

Gillislee was totally supposed to be that guy but struggled all season, though maybe injuries had something to do with that.

But you're right, they need someone who's good in goal-line and other short-yardage situations.
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« Reply #80 on: March 14, 2018, 08:34:34 PM »

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Kind of funny to see the mass exodus of talent leaving the Patriots.

Um, no.
The players are just going to places where they are getting paid more. Period.

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« Reply #81 on: March 15, 2018, 04:29:47 PM »

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Pats acquired the other McCourty for a 6th round pick swap. Good deal.
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« Reply #82 on: March 15, 2018, 04:33:44 PM »

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Pats acquired the other McCourty for a 6th round pick swap. Good deal.

So Belichick has made two subsequent deals with CLE after the bruhahah about the Jimmy G no deal.

Seems to lend more credence to the idea that he was doing Jimmy G a favor with the SF deal/CLE no deal.


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« Reply #83 on: March 15, 2018, 04:36:15 PM »

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Pats acquired the other McCourty for a 6th round pick swap. Good deal.

So Belichick has made two subsequent deals with CLE after the bruhahah about the Jimmy G no deal.

Seems to lend more credence to the idea that he was doing Jimmy G a favor with the SF deal/CLE no deal.
Oh, I have no doubts about that. Remember how he waxed poetic about Jimmy at the presser after the trade? I've only heard him talk like that when he traded Vince.
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« Reply #84 on: March 15, 2018, 04:40:37 PM »

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3 mil cap hit for McCourty who figures to be a high end #2 corner if he stays healthy (this has been an issue for him).

Terrific trade. Feel pretty good about Gilmore-McCourty-Jones-Rowe at the corner position.

Now we need to address the LT position, acquire a few linebackers, and draft a QB to develop.
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« Reply #85 on: March 15, 2018, 04:57:58 PM »

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Pats acquired the other McCourty for a 6th round pick swap. Good deal.

Good deal. Ensures they get him on his reasonable salary (instead of trying to sign him as a FA), and preserves their ability to get two third round compensatory picks next year (Butler and Solder). EDIT: It turns out it doesn't matter how a player is acquired; whether trade or sign as a FA, it still affects compensatory draft pick formula.
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« Reply #86 on: March 15, 2018, 05:08:29 PM »

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Now we need to address the LT position, acquire a few linebackers, and draft a QB to develop.
And hope we won't need a new TE.
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« Reply #87 on: March 15, 2018, 08:12:51 PM »

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We are being linked to Jeremy Hill and Adrian Clayborn now.

Clayborn sounds a little expensive but would love hill on a cheap contract.
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« Reply #88 on: March 15, 2018, 10:28:52 PM »

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Now we need to address the LT position, acquire a few linebackers, and draft a QB to develop.
And hope we won't need a new TE.

You spoke too soon; Lions TE Eric Ebron is going to pay a visit to the Patriots this Sunday.

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« Reply #89 on: March 16, 2018, 07:30:07 AM »

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Now we need to address the LT position, acquire a few linebackers, and draft a QB to develop.
And hope we won't need a new TE.

You spoke too soon; Lions TE Eric Ebron is going to pay a visit to the Patriots this Sunday.

A dual TE lineup of Gronk and Ebron, along with getting Edelman back should make our offense even better than last year. Assuming Brady doesn't get blown up from the edge every drive.
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