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  1. BelichickFan

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    Per Curran :

    Tom E. Curran ‏@tomecurran
    The Patriots have signed Armond Armstead, according to a source. Former USC player was productive as CFL pass rusher in 2012.


    We needed some good news.
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    Yes!

    Like a bonus draft pick
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    Yes! Instantly helps and we can run the "big" 4-3, or whatever its called.

    Jones-Deaderick-Wilfork-Armstead
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    Shout out to the draft forum for having this kid on bullseye for about a year now.
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    And so it begins, one final monster offseason for our Super Bowl runs with Brady
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    Any word on the terms of the agreement?
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    Yes! I think this is huge.
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    Thank god. I'm ready to put Sunday's game in the rear view mirror and start thinking about the 2014 Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots.:p
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    Awesome news!

    Time to revise my 2013 Mock Draft!
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    that would be one hell of a first step to put this season behind and start upgradong this team.
    Its like having another 1st rounder.
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    That's sick. Hopefully he pans out like a Cameron Wake-type.
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    First bit of good Pats news since Sunday afternoon. Nice.

    Next I'll take a report of some really bad things happening to Suggs, Lewis and the rest of the Ravens "bad winner" brigade.

    Or Shannon Sharpe having a building fall on him. :bricks:
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    More importantly, you won't have to hear me cry about Ninkovich anymore. :cool:
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    Cmon. You have to admit that Ninkovich has played way over his head and is a valuable player. It's not his fault that the BB/the team has relied on him to be something he really isn't.
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    Hopefully this is a 4 year deal.

    I'm ecstatic about this. I view Armstead as my #1 "draft target" for the Pats. It's like having two 1st round picks this year. He will be the beast LDE/DT that we lacked this year, another physical presence alongside Wilfork and Jones.

    Our defense is already better. I really think this kid could be a slightly lesser version of a Calais Campbell/JJ Watt kind of player. I can't describe how happy I am about this signing.
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    Someone would have to call the Nation Guard because someone (something) is killing Shannon Sharpe ;)
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    I just read this guy has a Heart Attack that forced him to play for the CFL? That sure doesn't sound good.
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    Nice start to the offseason already :)

    Seems like he's got a tendency to jump & swat the ball like JJ Watt which is something I like
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    From the Reiss story I linked to above:

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    This is potentially tremendous news. If the kid can be what his potential indicates, this team just got much stronger on the line while keeping draft picks in position to address the other significant issues.

    Armstead
    Re-sign Welker
    Re-sign Talib or find a suitable replacement
    S - round 1 or round 2 trade up
    WR - round 1 or round 2 trade up
    OL
    healthy return of Ballard


    That'd be a hell of a promising start to the offseason, IMO, particularly if it's accompanied by the re-signing of Edelman to serve as a Swiss Army Knife sort of player and the re-signing of Woodhead to serve as Woodhead. Do that, and find a way to fleece the Chiefs out of Poe, and I'll need to visit my doctor about a "more than 4 hours" issue.
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    The cardiac event was caused by an overdose of painkiller. Hes been medically cleared.

    I'm pretty sure the Pats have done a ton of tests to ensure that his heart has no natural defects as is 100% healthy.
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    I'll take it a step further and say he really is a starting NFL DE. He's not your main pass rusher you want on the line, but when you take into account pass rushing and setting the edge abilities, he's a solid starter. It's not his fault an UDFA started opposite of him in the AFCCG.

    Even if Armstead pans out to hopefully everything we want him to be, Ninko can still play DE on third downs. Jones-Wilfork-Armstead-Ninkovich
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    I just forgot they lost the AFC Championship game. This is huge for a number of reasons.

    Not only is he an excellent player with a ton of potential but he eliminates the need for the Patriots to use one of their top 2 picks on a penetrating DT/3-4DE.

    Gives us excellent depth going into 2013/14

    3-4DE/DT
    Armstead
    Deaderick

    NT
    Wilfork
    Love

    Also allows us to run a true 3-4 defense against teams that run the ball with

    LOLB - Hightower
    LE - Deaderick
    NT - Wilfork
    RE - Armstead
    ROLB - Jones
    SILB - Spikes
    WILB - Mayo

    Actually after writing this I want us to switch to a 3-4 that is a huge powerful front 7. Rotate Nink in as pass rusher in to replace Deaderick in sub-packages..
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    Personally I want to see Ninkovich off the field and getting some rest on run downs. That's not his game. Bring him fresh off the bench as a situational pass rusher and he'll produce just as many sacks and splashy plays.
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    Sign Talib and Ed Reed then draft a tall wideout.

    Interior OL needs help too center.
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    True. He's a very good player, my problem with him was he's not a great player this team should build it's defense around. But like you said, that wasn't really his fault.
    Looks like you were right about him waiting on the Pats finishing their season to sign here. They either gave him a good chunk of change or Belichick is a great recruiter.
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    What a fantastic way to start a (hopefully) very big offseason for this team.
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