Good Wilfork Comments

Discussion in ' - Patriots Fan Forum' started by zippo59, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. zippo59

    zippo59 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    For the full interview go here:
  2. theONLYJerseypatsfan

    theONLYJerseypatsfan On the Game Day Roster

    Comments like these are the reasons you have to love the guy........that and the "funniest run of all time" which would have been a touchdown if it wasnt for damn jericho cochery (wild card game vs jets)
  3. MrTibbs

    MrTibbs Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Belichick looks at DLINE as the most important aspect of his teams. There is no doubt Wilfork will get his money no questions asked.
  4. Fencer

    Fencer Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    "Not healthy" as a person is a lot easier to accept from somebody like Wilfork than it would be from most players. Solid family, but his parents both died young? That IS pretty hard to deal with, I would say. But I'd also say it's something a guy can get past while eventually not sacrificing much or anything in the way of football performance.
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  5. patsacolachick

    patsacolachick Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Sooooo nice to read his comments after hearing Asante's nonsense this week :)
  6. AndyJohnson

    AndyJohnson Veteran Supporter

    I disagree. I think BB looks at 'excellent football players' as the most important part of his team.

    Prior to drafting Seymour, Warren and Wilfork in the first round, BB had a very long history of winning with DLs that almost never included 1st round picks or top line FAs. Up until 2003, 90+% of the DLs acquired on BB defenses were jags who fit the system.

    I think BB building a great DL here happened by circumstance, with the circumstance being the best players available to him happened to play there.
    Had the best players on the board when he picked those 3 guys been DBs, we would have a team with a great secondary, and a jag DL, and pretty much the same results in the long run.

    I have never felt BB has a blueprint in slecting players to build a team. I think its just the reverse. He selects the players then constructs the blueprint around them.
  7. Brady'sButtBoy

    Brady'sButtBoy 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Fat Vince isn't just growing as a player in a technical sense. Unlike many players, FV has been paying attention to what's happening around him and sounds like he's learning from it. Heck of a good job for a young dude. His SD war dance notwithstanding, Fat Vince seems to be trying to balance perspective and smarts with the raw emotion most guys need to dominate in the NFL. Hmm, sounds like a Patriot...
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2007
  8. carolinatony

    carolinatony In the Starting Line-Up

    I hope when the time comes that we extend him quick and fast.
  9. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

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    I really like Vince.:)
  10. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

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    And BB has said he vallues athletic 300Lbers in the draft because there are only so many.

    Scarcity = value.
  11. TealSox

    TealSox Guest

    I'm not quite sold on the fact that Wilfork will get a big pay day. The last two standout nosetackles the Pats had got their walking papers: Washington and Traylor. I hope that isn't the case, but lets keep that in mind and hope that Wilfork will be more attractive to the Pats than the last two.
  12. DarrylS

    DarrylS Supporter Supporter

    Think he might be here for a while, he is what they want and has proven himself.. also a very good team guy.
  13. satz

    satz 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Vince has nothing to complain , he is paid handsomely.He is a full time starter and must be hit quite afew of his escalators on this contract which is usually big for a # 13 pick.

    Its hard to find big NT and even harder to find one who is young,he will be signing.DE who are tall are eaiser then big fast NT.
  14. stinkypete

    stinkypete In the Starting Line-Up

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    The last two standout nosetackles the Pats had were also in their mid 30's. Washington left for a bigger paycheck in Oakland, Traylor was rendered obselete by the younger Wilfork.

    Washington and Traylor are both proof that a solid nose tackle can remain a force well into their 30's. Since a good NT is hard to find, I have no doubt the front office will do what it can to keep Wilfork here into his 30's as well.
  15. The 12th Man

    The 12th Man On the Game Day Roster

    Good article find Zippo. I love big Vince. I don't know why everyone is so worried about him resigning, but I've been trying to tell people to relax, that is not for at least 2 more years. I do hope he stays a Patriot for a long time. Not easy to find a force in the middle like that.
  16. zoostation

    zoostation In the Starting Line-Up

    Vince and his family live in my hometown of Mansfield full time. He and his wife are somewhat involved in the community and are both a class act.

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