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  1. DarrylS

    DarrylS PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Sep 13, 2004
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    Did not see this posted anywhere, but may have been as it is dated 6/26, but interesting take on what most of us already know...but, this may be beneficial for the non-believers..


    (June 26, 2007) -- At one end of the offseason spectrum are the New England Patriots, who took the proverbial shop-'til-you-drop approach toward improving a team that seemingly didn't need a whole lot of improvement.

    At the other end are the Tennessee Titans, who waved goodbye to so many key players that brought them to within striking distance of the postseason but welcomed almost no significant replacements to finish the job.

    With only weeks to go before NFL training camps open, teams soon will begin to learn whether they have done enough to help make themselves stronger for the 2007 season.

    We're not even going to wait that long.

    Our choices for the five teams that did the most and five teams that did the least to improve follow:

    --New England: There isn't a more obvious choice. The Patriots signed arguably the best free agent at any position in former Baltimore linebacker Adalius Thomas, who brings off-the-charts athleticism to a well-coached scheme that surrounds him with other talented and smart players. Trading for former Raider malcontent Randy Moss was bold, but Bill Belichick should keep him in line well enough to provide at least a season's worth of big plays. Free agents Donte' Stallworth (Philadelphia) and Kelley Washington (Cincinnati) also look like nice additions to Tom Brady's growing arsenal. Wes Welker (trade, Miami) is a younger version of Troy Brown with game-changing returns and effective work as a slot receiver.
  2. JoeSixPat

    JoeSixPat Pro Bowl Player

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    No argument with his #1 - though I do question those who seem to think that Banta-Cain is an elite LB when remarking about the 49ers improvement

    I think the Jets are actually deserving of some honorable mention. They needed quantity and quality in the offseason. They didn't get quantity but their draft and the trading for Thomas Jones are very solid quality moves.
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2007
  3. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    The ravens did fine. SF and Detroit did not do nearly as well as indicated.

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