I apologize for another Maroney thread, but it seems to me that all of them devolve into the same worthless back and forth insults. So I thought I would start a thread with what I see are the points of agreement here, and try to isolate what posters are really arguing about. I think most would agree with the following: 1) Maroney has tremendous innate talent, ability, and upside. 2) To date, for whatever reason--injuries, too much dancing, a combination of factors--he has not yet lived up to his potential. 3) Maroney has in no way been a terrible back, or a bust, or whatever you want to call it, but again, somewhat of a disappointment to date. Assuming most agree on this, I think we isolate the points of agument to the following--you can take different positions on these points: 1) What we've seen of Maroney so far will be reflective of what we will continue to see--often injured, not enough decisiveness hitting the hole, not a "star" back..........OR, with continued refinement, a healthy off-season where he can bulk up a bit more, he will emerge as a truly dangerous threat for the next few seasons. 2) Following on that, the Pats either should or should not actively look for another RB (high up, that is) in next year's draft. For the record, I'm in the camp that while Maroney has been somewhat disappointing to date, he will continue to improve and I would be very surprised and disagree with drafting another RB with a high (first day) pick. But can we all agree that this is what the back and forth about him comes down to?