11-26-2011, 05:02 PM
Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Canton MA
Re: 2013 Patriots Starters as of today
Here's how I would like to see our line up in 2013
QB: Brady with Mallet Plus an UDFA Hoyer type who can be a PS player in 2013 I want to have that roster spot.
RB: Ridley/Vereen/Woodhead/BJGE + a fifth guy preferably a big RB/FB
RG: Cannon Behind them Wedell, the future C we drafted in 2011 or 12, plus a vet FA pick up like Waters, hopefully
TE2: Hernandez Plus a stellar blocking TE either through the draft or FA
WR1: Welker - He'l get signed he'll sign fair, but less than market contract that will triple his income
WR3: Edelman Plus 2 more WRs in the draft orFA, preferably big and can stretch the field. (either Ocho or Branch will last another year. My guess is surprisingly Ocho, but both will be gone by 2013)
DL-interior Wilfork, Brace, Deadrick, Pryor, Love
DE/pass rushing OLB - Cunningham, Anderson plus 2 high draft pick and one high end FA.
Carter will give us another year but by '13 he will have likely jumped the shark due to age - By high end I mean first 2 rounds and a high end FA is one who has been a regular starter can start right away here.
ILBs - Spikes, Mayo, Fletcher, Tarpanian - I think the Pats are looking to develop Tarp as a coverage LB
OLBs - 2 way - Ninkovitch plus a draft pick
Safeties - Chung, Iheadabu, Moore, high end FA, high end draft pick-
CB: McCourty, Arrington, Dowling, Mouldin, plus 2 high draft picks one each in 11 and 12
I think its reasonable to think we can draft 4 guy who can become starters or significant role players by 2013 - I think we can add 2 new FAs who can do the same. Add those guys to what he have now and it will be a very formidable team. A team that will have more talent on defense each of the next 2 years and continue to be among the the best offenses in the league -
I think we have the draft capital and cap flexibility that given that projected talent we already have on the roster, can add the necessary additions to make sure that we will CONTINUE to be serious contenders for the title in each of the next 2 years
Last edited by patfanken; 11-26-2011 at 05:10 PM..