Originally Posted by Joey007
Hearing the Bills won't retain Donald Jones, whos restricted but yet won't be retained. Add him to the list of bargain FA's at WR worth taking a look at??
Not quite what most of us had in mind, although we did have another Youngstown guy work out in the past for awhile. His name was David Givens (born there).
Belichick lived there himself growing up and recently donated over 50k to one of their local high schools for equipment, so the Y-town connection is interesting, although I'm certainly not claiming that I'd give anything to that, just thought I'd bring it up.
As far as actual talent though, my fear would be that Donald Jones just wouldn't draw many looks from Brady, although he does have some viable 4.46 speed to work with. At 6'0", he isn't quite as small as some of the other WRs, but he also isn't big enough where that aspect would come into play much.
If Belichick decides to bring him in for a look to fill out and improve the bottom spots of the WR corps, then I personally wouldn't have much of a problem with it. I just don't see how he'd be much more of anything than a WR4 or WR5, which would make him the 6th/7th/8th option (depending upon how you would rank the RB options on the pass).
He may provide more youth and speed than Branch of course at that lower end WR slot, but then again we'd lose that all important chemistry that the 2 of them shared. Then again, we're going to lose that no matter what anyway.