"New England, right now, is almost frightening..."

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  1. Seneschal2

    Seneschal2 In the Starting Line-Up

    ...with where they are after fixing the receiver position and getting Adalius Thomas," NBC analyst Cris Collinsworth says.


    Reportedly, the Pats dominated discussions at the owners meetings regarding which teams rebuilt best since the SB. Here's the article containing the above quote.
  2. It's nice to win the Daniel Synder free agency award. But the draft is what's really going to put the Patriots ahead of the rest of the NFL.
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2007
  3. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Out of our FA signees, only Welker and Morris looks like potential oversigns - the others either came for a (relatively) reasonable price (Thomas) or with a year for the Patriots to test drive before buying (Stallworth, Washinton). There's nothing Snyder-esque about our offseason from where I sit.
  4. MoLewisrocks

    MoLewisrocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Excellent read all around.

    I think what stands us in such good stead is while others have had or may continue to have limited success standing firm in one approach, whether by choice or born of financial necessity, this franchise instead has carefully worked constantly to position itself to be a chameleon on and off the field poised to do whatever it takes on any given Sunday or in any given off season. When you think you have us figured out, think again. And attempt to pidgeonhole us at your own peril. :D
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2007
  5. old 55

    old 55 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I think the Welker and Morris signings are classic BB & Pioli - sign someone who plays well against your team and weaken another division rival in the process. I have no problem with this. It should help our Special teams and provide key backups at a minimum.
  6. minvardar

    minvardar Practice Squad Player

    I was going to try and explain why the Patriots spent alot of money this offseason but then I actually read the article and they said it better than I ever could. Did you read the article? Besides in order to win the Daniel Snyder free agency award you need to:

    a.) Consistenly get big name free agents every single year.
    b.) Consistently pay said agents to much every year.
    c.) Consistently give away draft picks to sign restricted free agents or franchised players.
    d.) Consistently not listen to coaches who recommend not getting said free agents.
    e.) Every once in a while make a really bonehead move like trading one of, (if not the best) CB in the league for a running back.
    f.) Getting big named free agents to join your team when you have different needs than the player can give you. (i.e. trying to get Briggs when they need more help at other positions than linebacker.)

    Now you know what it takes to win the award.

    But I do agree that a team needs to have the ability to draft well to consistently be great.
  7. patriotsdynasty12189

    patriotsdynasty12189 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    You fail to mention that they also had Ledall Betts who is a better fit for that offense.
  8. psychoPat

    psychoPat Role Player PatsFans.com Supporter

    I don't think Archives was trying to pin Snyder's tail on our donkey
    ... so much as he was pointing out that it remains, after all, only early April.

    We've liked our Chad Browns and David Terrells and all that before. But
    the proof of the pudding ... still comes in September thru January.
  9. minvardar

    minvardar Practice Squad Player

    Then I demand a smiley face after the Snyder comment! (Just Kidding)
    I meant to add in a, "I don't know if you are joking or not" comment but forgot it. I just get a bit irritated when anyone compares the Patriots to the Redskins and they actually think it is true. The teams could not be further apart when it comes to managing their respective rosters.
  10. fgssand

    fgssand PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    One can never have "too much" talent at any position. Plenty of room for all....
  11. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

    Do you really think Polian is shaking in his boots? man I hope so. The image is funny. :) But I think the Colts right now are very confident because they have the experience of getting that Lombardi and finally defeating NE in the postseason. The real question is will the Colts now have the "down year" that haunts most defending champs?
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2007
  12. patpatriot

    patpatriot Banned

    Well both players looked like All-Stars when they played us so at a minimum we should be able to avoid the annual melt-down game in Miami this year (as long as we kidnap JT before the game). And who knows? Winning that could be the difference between playing the Colts at home or in Indy like this year.

    I'm convinced that Welker is a Troy Brown/Wayne Chrebet clone so I'm not worried about that money spent. On the other hand, I wonder if we think we are buying the Buffalo era Sammy Morris as opposed to the Miami era version. I think that he has real bust potential. Welker is going to be a tremendous fan favorite.
  13. Patriotic Fervor

    Patriotic Fervor Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Uh, have they strengthened themselves in the off-season (the Colts, I mean)?
  14. Pat the Pats Fan

    Pat the Pats Fan In the Starting Line-Up

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    Well yes, according to most Colt trolls, er fans, all of their free agent losses are actually making them better......
  15. Michigan Dave

    Michigan Dave Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Thanks. Tremendous read!
  16. Sorry, you have misunderstood what I was saying. Usually teams that sign a lot of big name free agents, are compared to the Redskins. Don't get me wrong, I love the signings the Pats have made so far and each one of them has made sense. They didn't overpay for Thomas because he could have taken even more money in SF. Stallorth and Washington are low risk/high reward type of deals.
  17. Sorry for the misunderstanding. I read the article and it was a good one. I didn't mean to compare the Pats to the Redskins in terms of throwing money at free agents. What I meant was, it's only April and the Pats still have the draft to look foward to. I really like the new additions at WR and of course, Adalius Thomas. Although the Pats may have given to much for Welker, he will prove very valuable in the return game and slot receiver role. Welker is a younger, faster version of Troy Brown.
  18. BionicPatriot

    BionicPatriot In the Starting Line-Up

    I agree, right now this roster is laoded. It'll be just plain amazing if we add fast youth to our defense :]
  19. PatsFanInVa

    PatsFanInVa PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    You know our draft: We'll add something, somewhere.

    History suggests, something good. And we have two swipes at the first round.

    I do agree w/Collinsworth; but you gotta be kiddin me... I have to wait 5 months to see what this actually means ON THE FIELD???

    Eh well. Let's just say, the FO put them in a position to win.

  20. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

    #75 Jersey

    What he said.

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