Pats reported as interested in Jets DE Marques Douglas

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  1. NE39

    NE39 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    This blurb from the NY Daily News has them interested, along with a bunch of other teams:

     
  2. Doggin94it

    Doggin94it Practice Squad Player


    He's a good player, and I'd hate for the Jets to lose him. But if we have to, having a bunch of teams interested is useful; the more year 1 salary we can give, the better.
     
  3. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

    6'2 292 lbs. Is he really long enough to be a Pats 3-4 end?
     
  4. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

    He's been a 3-4 DE his entire career.
     
  5. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    The question in this case isn't his size, it's what he looks like on tape against Light and Kaczur & Co. - I imagine he did okay if NE wants to chat.
     
  6. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

    Is he really an improvement over Wright? He still seems undersized for me.

    I think the Pats prefer guys in the 6'6 Seymour mold for DE. And this guy is even 2 inches shorter than Warren who stands at 6'4. He doesn't seem to fit the Pats desired prototypical size, so I'm thinking if this guy were brought in, it would be for a backup role.
     
  7. Doggin94it

    Doggin94it Practice Squad Player

    Douglas was a solid player for the Jets - held his ground well, strong against the run, and did his job controlling the gaps. Not a stud, but a decent starter and an excellent rotational DE at worst.
     
  8. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    There's "fit" in terms of projecting, then there's fit in terms of "been there, done that, got the scar to prove it." It's not always about replacing a starter or projected starter, making the camps competitive helps too.
     
  9. BelichickFan

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    He's a 3-4 journeyman, more likely a possible Green replacement than a "starter". If you're looking for a good replacement at RDE I don't think this is the place to look.
     
  10. primetime

    primetime Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Yeah, no way this guy who was a solid part of the defensive line on the best defense in the league last season would be a good signing at all.
     
  11. Deus Irae

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    Any port in a storm
     
  12. WhiZa

    WhiZa Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Is getting older and his best days are far behind him. When BB signs vets his age for a backup role they usually dont make it out of camp.
     
  13. R_T26

    R_T26 Banned

    Marques Douglas

    Now that green is gone he seems like a logical fit.
    Sources say the pats are interested.

    Any chance pats may have a deal in place but want more fa's off the board before they sign him to hinder the jets from signing a decent free agent?
     
  14. Re: Marques Douglas

    no....if the pats sign him, then the jets can sign a FA.......if the jets don't want him, the pats would not want to help them
     
  15. stevedogc

    stevedogc Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Re: Marques Douglas

    I would rather have Greg Ellis, although, I dont know much on Douglas.
     
  16. goldenaleus

    goldenaleus Practice Squad Player

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    Re: Marques Douglas

    I'd sign Dewayne White, DE, Lions as a rotational DE.
     
  17. Re: Marques Douglas

    he was ok......a poor mans jarvis green
     
  18. WhoaDirty

    WhoaDirty Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Re: Marques Douglas

    tanked, this logic only works if the Pats are likely the only team to sign him. Otherwise, if the FO thinks he would help the team, they should sign him and not worry about what it does for the Jets. Because if the Pats FO thinks he is good enough to sign, there is a good chance that other teams will and how does it help the team if they don't sign him and some other team does? Then the Pats have missed signing a good FA yet the Jets still have the same benefit as if the Pats had signed him.
     
  19. Rob0729

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    Re: Marques Douglas

    Two different positions. Douglas is a DE in a 3-4 and Ellis is an OLB.

    As for Douglas, he would be a good rotational guy. Would be a bit concerned if he was a starter though. Rotate him with Mike Wright or someone they drafted, then I could see it as a good move.
     
  20. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Re: Marques Douglas

    From what I hear he and Wright would compliment eachother as Wright is the better rusher and Douglas the better run stopper.
     
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