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2012 Free Agent WRs - Who would you want the Pats to bring in

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  1. thenepatsrule

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    I feel our biggest need is a deep threat,Yesterday Amani Toomer was on radio saying that the Giants were sure that the Pats would not be able to score with under a minute with the Dink Dunk approach as Brady didnt have a legitimate deep threat, He even went on to say that the other NFL players wonder why the Pats dont bring in a legitimate WR for Brady to throw to....... Most of the media members blamed the Pats organization for the loss because they have not provided Brady with a good WR....


    Here is a list of All WRs who will be Free Agents in 2012 , I compiled this list from
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    DeSean Jackson would be a great fit except for his issues on and off the field
    Dwayne Bowe AND Marques Colston would be at the top of my list .....let me know who would you want on the Pats roster, Because rest assured we cannot win a game with the Dink and Dunk approach every time ,and Brady isnt getting any younger.

    Can you just imagine if we get two top WRs next season with all the cap space we have (and if OCHO leaves) how dangerous would our offense be? Two top tier TEs and Two excellent WRs




    Top Free Agent WRs
    Vincent Jackson (SD)
    Wes Welker (NE)
    Reggie Wayne (IND)
    DeSean Jackson (PHI)
    Dwayne Bowe (KC)
    Marques Colston (NO)
    Steve Johnson (BUF)
    Brandon Lloyd (STL)
    Robert Meachem (NO)
    Mario Manningham (NYG)
    Laurent Robinson (DAL)
    Mike Wallace (PIT) - Restricted

    The Rest:
    Early Doucet (ARZ)
    Harry Douglas (ATL)
    Eric Weems (ATL)
    Ruvell Martin (BUF)
    Roscoe Parrish (BUF)
    Legedu Naanee (CAR)
    Roy Williams (CHI)
    Andre Caldwell (CIN)
    Jerome Simpson (CIN)
    Eddie Royal (DEN)
    Rashied Davis (DET)
    Maurice Stovall (DET)
    Braylon Edwards (FA)
    Bryant Johnson (HOU)
    Pierre Garcon (IND)
    Anthony Gonzalez (IND)
    Jerheme Urban (KC)
    Devin Aromashodu (MIN)
    Bernard Berrian (MIN)
    Greg Camarillo (MIN)
    Deion Branch (NE)
    Matt Slater (NE)
    Courtney Roby (NO)
    Domenik Hixon (NYG)
    Devin Thomas (NYG)
    Plaxico Burress (NYJ)
    TJ Houshmandzadeh (OAK)
    Derek Hagan (OAK)
    Chaz Schilens (OAK)
    Steve Smith (PHI)
    Jerricho Cotchery (PIT)
    Patrick Crayton (SD)
    Ted Ginn (SF)
    Josh Morgan (SF)
    Mark Clayton (STL)
    Mike Sims-Walker (STL)
    Micheal Spurlock (TB)
    Donnie Avery (TEN)
    Kevin Curtis (TEN)
    Lavelle Hawkins (TEN)
    David Anderson (WAS)
    Donte' Stallworth (WAS)
    Stephen Williams (ARZ) - Exclusive Rights
    Jordan Norwood (CLE) - Exclusive Rights
    Jesse Holley (DAL) - Exclusive Rights
    Kevin Ogletree (DAL) - Restricted
    Stefan Logan (DET) - Restricted
    Matt Willis (DEN) - Restricted
    Danny Amendola (STL) - Restricted
    Dominique Curry (STL) - Exclusive Rights
    Preston Parker (TB) - Exclusive Rights
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    In terms of price (we have to re-sign Welker), value, smarts, not-being-a-diva, and realistic chance of getting, Robert Meachem is it. Brandon Lloyd is a close second.
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    Meachem and Lloyd are the primary targets.

    Maybe Bowe after that.

    I'm not sure about Reggie Wayne. Ideally I'd like to get a WR who is not 34 years old.
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    Reggie Wayne is also realistic.
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    Brandon Lloyd or Robert Meachem please.
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    The key is UFA, who on that list are UFA's ? If Vincent Jackson is an UFA, I say jump on him and Desean Jackson. This completely improves our offense (AND Special Teams with Desean). Pierre Garcon and Jerome Simpson might be some nice cheap alternates.
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    Reggie is in his mid 30s if i am not wrong, i doubt he would be much of a weapon
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    Robert Meachem is Donte Stallworth all over again.

    Get serious and pay Marques Colston...Worth every penny.

    There's nothing he can't do at the position and we have the money to add two big time players this year, one on offense and one on defense in a potentially strong market.

    If I had to go lower it would be Reggie Wayne or Brandon Lloyd.
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    Brandon Lloyd is the most likely WR added. He said he wants to follow McDaniels and McDaniels is the only guy who gets him to work.

    I could also see Eddie Royal added because his familiarity with McDaniels, McDaniels got ok production out of him, and he is a good returner (7th in the league in punt return average). The guy had a great rookie year and kind of declined since, but might be a good #3 or #4 WR.
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    Brandon Lloyd as the #1 target. The only way I change my mind on this is if Wallace somehow isn't going to be kept by Pitt. If Pitt just tenders him, I'd be willing to give up the 1st rounder for the guy, because he's only 25 years old and the pick's going to be at the bottom of the round.

    Outside of that, I could see bringing in some guys to compete for spots (i.e. Royal, Smith), but I don't see much else worth spending big money and essentially guaranteeing a spot for. I might also look at Ginn strictly as a return guy, but I doubt BB would do that.
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    Colston scares me a bit. Im not sure why, but I have this uneasy feeling about a player, especially at a skill position, who has spent his entire career in a dome and then having him adjust to a home field in the elements. I may be reaching, but its just a thought.

    What are the thoughts on Eddie Royal? Granted, I wouldnt make him my only option. The Pats need alot more then him. But I see him as a younger Branch who has return skills. He is currently 3rd of all active players in punt returns average. He has been productive, 91 catches in 2008 and 59 in 2010 and has experience in McDaniels system. And I bet he could be had at a minimum contract. Say add a top WR like Lloyd, a draft pick and Royal.

    Thoughts?
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    Eddie Royal would be a terrific "buy low" option. Frankly, I'm surprised he hasn't panned out after a promising rookie campaign... might be due to the coaching/quarterback carousel out there in DEN.

    I'd be all for it, even if he only amounts to a depth acquisition.
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    I think Eddie Royal would be solid especially if we didn't re-sign Welker...Not that he would replace Welker but it would be a good low risk potential high reward if we were to sign a Colston, Lloyd, Wayne, and then add Royal.

    He didn't put up big numbers with McDaniels, he did with Shanahan.

    If McDaniels likes him I could see us bringing him in.
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    Definitely resign Welker and cut or trade Ocho(but they won't do that to him)

    From this list they should go after Brandon Lloyd and Stevie Johnson. But looking at the Pats FA signings for the O in the past few years don't be surprised if they go for Reggie Wayne, Plaxico Burress or Braylon Edwards.

    Who are the available RBs?
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    I doubt the Pats will go for a FA RB
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    Keep welker and sign Marques Colston Baby! let go of Ochostinko... no need for someone who tweets more than he catches
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    Not that we need it, because I think Shane Vereen can be Thurman Thomas (based on skill set). And Stevan Ridley looks good, but Michael Bush wouldn't be a bad option if they could get him at the same price as BJGE and the organization was interested in adding a veteran running back.

    Excellent second gear for a power back and quicker to the line of scrimmage than Peyton Hillis.
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    I think LaDanian Tomlinson is also a UFA ... he curiously had a lot of nice things to say about the Patriots during a segment he folmed for Showtimes Inside the NFL a few weeks ago.
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    Let me offer a bit of a different on the issue of WR. Yes we need to sign Welker and we need another WR. Ocho is not cutting it.

    But first and foremost we need to get an OC that like to run the ball. When the Pats won the SB we had a real running game. We had OL that had an attitude. If you look at the Giants there front five know that they have to run block as well as pass block.

    I think we have the RB's that can get the job done. Matt Light is done at LT. I think Solder takes over next year. Mankins is good and I think would like to hit more people. He is a natural pulling guard.

    Koppen is done at Center. There are a couple of good centers coming out in the draft. I would grab one with a 2nd round pick. I know that BB does not draft centers but something needs to be done.

    Waters moves to the background as Gannon takes over. Vollmer is in danger of loosing his job. He has been injured a lot. Matt Light might come over here.

    If we force defenses to bring up their safeties to do run support it will give the wr's more room to work in.

    That is my two cents. I hope that this post does not wind up in the Practice Squad area..
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    I wouldnt touch him with a pole, we have some young RBs, I'd much rather get them involved than bring in Mr. Classy, who is a shell of his former self.
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    Ha, I like the idea of adding the former Mcdaniels WR corps, it would be affordable, they are familiar with the system, and Lloyd still had 70 receptions on two terrible offenses.

    Lloyd, the middle priced, veteran FA, a borderline probowler with a real QB.

    Royal, the buy low FA. Only 25, had a great rookie season, and is a burner.

    Welker/Lloyd/Royal/Branch/rookie/Edelman

    I'll be rooting for this.
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    This combo would be awesome......... maybe BB should trade up in the draft to get a WR (we have the 27 and 31 PICK in the first round)
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    Brandon Lloyd/Colston are the 2 most realistic options BUT what I would give for Vincent Jackson (off field troubles aside)

    6'5", fast, great hands and extremely physical
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    Colston isnt really a burner but he is a big target who goes up for the ball and usually always makes the catch in key moments. The Saints have several free agents including Brees, Nicks, and Colston. If they get Brees signed before FA starts, and everything seems to indicate they will, they use their tag on one of the others and if I had to guess they'll use it on Nicks because I think Colston will be easier to sign from the chatter I hear in New Orleans.

    Meachem is intriguing to me but at the same time I would think a guy they drafted in the first round a few years back would have more receptions, especially in that offense. I think he was like 6th on the team this year. That said, he is fast and probably wouldn't be too pricey.
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    I honestly like V.Jax over any of them after Welker is resigned but I could deal with D. Jackson as well. He's a beast.
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