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Given how thin we are at OLB... hell yes. As to the question of he's mentally checked out and won't be good, let the coaching staff decide on that. If he's better than what we currently have, we need him.
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I'd prefer that he stay IF his mind is in the right place. If he's not all there, he either won't make the team anyway, or will give the Pats the same lackluster performance he put up during Weeks 1-10 last season.
As an aside, I keep thinking the title says "Borges - do you want him on the team?". I would emphatically say YES! to having Borges play the role of Chung's tackle dummy.
We get what we deserve.
------------------ “On a day when they could have had impact players David Terrell or Koren Robinson..they took Georgia defensive tackle Richard Seymour, who had 1 sacks last season in the pass-happy SEC and is too tall to play tackle at 6-6 and too slow to play defensive end. This genius move was followed by trading out of a spot where they could have gotten the last decent receiver in Robert Ferguson and settled for tackle Matt Light, who will not help any time soon.”
The big question is has Burgess checked out mentally- is he already retired in his mind... or his he just stringing the team along for an extra two weeks off from camp and no two a days?
BB would let Bruschi, Seymour, etc... have practices off here and there- to not burn them out AND because they knew 98% of what they needed to know already. I don't think Burgess knows 80% of what he needs to know.
He needs time to learn and/or emphasize the information. He needs to learn his teammates and develop chemistry with them. If he ends up not retiring and comes back in mid August he'll be fresher come week 1 of the regular season, but he won't be as sharp as he would have been had he been at camp from day 1. At this point he's minimizing his impact on game day and therefore hurting his team.
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Last edited by Reckedtrek; 08-01-2010 at 08:14 PM..
Well, first, forget the third and the fifth round picks. They were used to acquire him for the one year he had left. He was a free agent last year, so the picks are irrelevant.
My first thought was to forget about him, but then why? What has he done except contemplate retirement.
For those who don't want him because he is thinking about retiring, lots of players do this. Granted, most are at camp while thinking, but many take it year to year.
He isn't being a drama queen like Favre, so the onlyk quetion to me is: Will the team be better with him or without him? And I think the answer is that the team will be better with him. No biggie if he retires, just throw Cunningham into the fire early, but overall, I think it is better to let Burgess-Cunningham do like Traylor-Wilfork did.
“When we look at the board, based on everything we want in a football player at that particular time, we evaluate them and take the player that fits best for our football team. That’s what we always do, and I think the last nine years we’ve put a pretty competitive team out there on the field every year. I think that’s how you do it – you get good football players. Sometimes they are not always at the No. 1 position, but I don’t think you pass up good football players to get the guys who aren’t as good just because they’re at a position that somebody feels you need.”
BB on his draft philosophy, April 2010