As you may know, valued forum member Off the Grid has decided to move on and stop posting here at PatsFans. I donít feel it is my place to say why he has made this decision, but he did tell me that it is something he had been considering for a while. For the past, almost 2 years he has been a valuable contributor, especially here in the draft forum where I believe he has been the heart and soul. So this is a thank you to OTG for everything you have contributed, especially here in the draft forum.
For the newer members here that havenít had the opportunity to post over a full draft season, itís hard to realise how much time and effort he has put into this place to create great draft discussion, inform us about unknown players or just make this place enjoyable with mock draft photos or player nicknames. Where would we have been without David Mims, Willie ďThe Fresh PrinceĒ Smith and pride of the Colorado School of Mines, Marc Schiechl and Blaine Sumner.
Yes OTG is over the top, eccentric, and letís face it, the guy is completely nuts. But he is one of us and those are what makes him great. When I first joined here, OTG was the first person to welcome me, and since then we have had some great discussions and I am lucky enough to call him a friend. So I am hoping in the near future he changes his mind and decides to return. For those of you that have enjoyed reading his work as much as I have, you should check out his website www.fanaticalfootballfiend.com
Its one of the best draft resources on the net, and compiles scouting reports from all over the internet with OTGís unique flair. He told me he will be adding a Patriots Corner Tab to his site in the next few days, so anyone interested in heading over and adding their own thoughts would be welcome.
So thank you Off the Grid and I hope to see you around here again soon.