Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Mix, Apr 24, 2010.
Per Adam Schefter
Taken 4 picks (or so) ahead of Seymour in that draft. JAG at this point but should compete to make the team. TONS of DL competition this year.
May explain why no D-linemen until the 7th round...
Not getting this at all. The guy is old.
Ewwwww. HATE HIM.
He'll be 32 at the start of the season. He isn't ancient.
I don't know if he can make the final 53 man roster, but why not let him compete?
It's a freakin' FLYER, people. What's to hate? See if BB can get something out of him, then let him go. Who cares?
Drafted the same year as Seymour.
Tossing another name into the hat to start at RDE.
They're going to throw a lot of bodies at the DE position. Sounds good to me. There's no Seymour replacement and no money if there was.
Keep throwing different big bodies at the position until we find what works.
If you don't think teams would be beating us up for our lunch money with Wright playing there every snap you're nuts. Don't need a vituoso, just hold the line.
Warren may be a good fit as an inside player in sub packages.
Warren and Wright inside with Ty Warren also, with TBC and TBD outside, and its starting to come together, especially if either Crable or Cunningham can fill the other outside rusher spot.
2 warrens make a wright
a lisping pun........kudos!:rocker:
...and the DE hole still isn't filled.
So nobody worth a damn was available?
Somehow, if the Jets can survive with Mike DeVito at DE on the league's best defense, I suspect we'll be okay.
Warren may not have reached the expectations of his draft status, but he has had a decent pro career. If we all knew of him as a 4th rounder from Iowa State in 2001, people would be fine with the pickup.
Hes fine for 15-20 snaps a game. If he doesn't make the squad, so be it.
Different teams, different circumstances. DE was clearly this defense's Achilles heel. So far it's seen JAGs thrown at the position. However, I suspect BB knows this and will fill with a capable body before Week 1.
Yup... it's a good signing, and ir's worth seeing how it works out.
I'd argue that OLB was the Achilles heal, but that's not really relevant.
Regardless, the best defense in the league starts a JAG at one of their DE spots. So if BB thinks Lewis is stout enough to play on running downs, a rotation of Lewis/Wright/Pryor/Deadrick/Brace (?) isn't bad.
The issue last year was that they had no one at that spot who could stop the run worth a damn.
That joke doesn't quite work, but I like the way you think.
The DE hole only exists for early/running downs, since we seem to be all set for passing situations (Ty Warren/Wright/Pryor/Lewis/Gerard Warren et al inside; TBC, Ninkovich, Crable, Cunningham outside). Perhaps the plan is to go with a base three man line of Warren/Wilfork/Brace. I know Brace got pushed around a bit at nose against the Bills, but maybe he's had a nice offseason and BB thinks he can stuff the run from the RDE spot.
Did Mike Wright Die?!?! Seriously he has got to be the most underrated player on our team.
two smart things you said this week.... People its a chance to have a proven vet at a d line spot... get a clue....
I like Wright too, but I think the memory of the Ravens running at will in his direction has left a bad taste in the mouth if many. Replacing Guyton with Spikes or McKenzie on running downs could help alleviate the problem, but a better run defender at RDE also couldn't hurt.
Mike Wright is a fine player. Good interior rusher. Good pursuit guy. Good and getting his body in there. I'm glad he is part of the D-line rotation.
However, by his own admission he has problems with double teams and he does tend to wear down. He just isn't a stout D-lineman. Hes just not a Ty Warren type player. Thats not his game.
We're better inside against the run, having added Lewis and Warren.
Good move, taking a flyer on a guy who might be able to play early downs at RDE and help shore up the run defense. Worst case scenario we cut him, I don't see why people are complaining just because he's not a pro bowler.
Wilfork on the end? may need to lose a few lbs though
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