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Wheatley - lets hope hes studying the video and will be at peak next year
Wilhite? Does htis kid suck?
Deltha O Neil, Cab 6, Foxboro Yellow Cab in 2009
any good early second round picks? Any free agents coming out next season? Thsi secondary is a bag os shiat and must be renovated. Brandon Merriweather isnt the mean and nasaty Harrison type - too smiley and friendly out there.
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I agree that the secondary has been terrible and I HOPE the Patriots didn't waste a 2nd round pick on Tyrone Wheatley. 2nd round picks need to become starters and need to reach that status fairly quickly. The fact that Wilhite is contributing on special teams is nice, but he's behind guys like Deltha O'Neal, Lewis Sanders, and maybe even Jason Webster at CB. That's not exactly an encouraging sign for his future at the position.
I don't dislike James Sanders as much as some posters, but I still ask: What does he bring to the table? Very few big plays, and he's not a great cover guy either. You can certainly do worse than Sanders at safety, but I would hope an upgrade would be a priority after CB.
I will also say that the run defense was a disappointment today. Our front 7 got pushed around today.
The no.1 need for this team is a big time pass rusher...we can't keep allowing teams to convert 3rd and 8 plus so frequently.
Malcolm Jenkins is the guy we need and we'll have the ammo to move up to get him.
As far as James Sanders goes, again, I've said it many times, he's a 3rd safety in this league, he's not a starter, he's a solid backup. He was a 4th round pick who has given it all he could, he's limited. He is really never around the football, takes bad angles on tackling lanes and simply is there to make sure that he keeps things in front of him. Unfortunately, he has been a major part of the 3rd and long problem in this defense. He is consistently late to the play/football. Again, he's a backup and we really need to upgrade that spot in February/April.
Last edited by BradyToMoss; 11-30-2008 at 10:05 PM..
if we don't use the first rounder or second rounder for a guy who can pass rush then it will be another wasted year for the defense.
I don't care if we get a one trick pony pass rusher.
we need someone who can come in on 3rd and long to get to the qb.
ideally we need 3-4 of these guys like the giants had osi, tuck, strahan, and kiwanuka
you can never have enough pass rushers.
Pass rushers can be found in any round, you mention osi & tuck (neither 1st rounders), jared allen was a 4th rounder I believe. Even the best pass rusher in Pats history, Andre Tippet, was a second rounder.