Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by tatepatsfan, Apr 7, 2008.
sweet A LB :rocker:
Should be a solid guy for this team coming from a familar system.
here's to hoping he doesn't stinks.
lets hope so....the only question is...why only 1 year?
either he wanted a lot, and th epats gave their usual one year prove it for little money deal........or they expect him not to be needed after this year...
i think its the former
VERY good....BIG move and I think they have waited..to see if when something happens like that before Seward is offered...GREAT news!!
I guess this means Seward will not be visiting tomorrow?
maybe they only want him to play inside and aren't sure of him in that spot.
Nice. He was the LB I was hoping for from the get-go.
Another one-year deal, too.
I hope this is correct. Well before the start of free agency I wanted the Patriots to sign him, and couldn't understand their lack of interest.
I'm expecting the Patriots to try him at ILB.
Oh, and it's actually per Adam Shefter. PFT's just reporting on what Shefter has said.
Hobson's official website:
His Scouting report:
It's about freakin time. He was one the guys I wanted the Pats to get prior to the start of free agency. I think this is a very good move. The guy knows our system and can play any position on the line. He had a solid year playing in the 3-4 in 2006. I see him playing ILB for us primarily.
I have a feeling that he is going to make Mangini pissed about letting him go!
He has the talent to be another Vrabel type sleeper free agent pick up!
Great move. I think someone here pointed out he has short arms, which makes him more of a fit for us at ILB. I suspect that's where he'll be playing.
PFT quoted Shefter, they've never been wrong when they quote reliable sources. Hobson has been good before and is still young. He had good tackle numbers for Mangina especially in 2006 and also had 6 sacks that year. Very solid guy.
To prove himself... would be my guess.
If he plays lights out, there would be no doubt that he gets upped.
Obviously, he was getting little action out on the open market since free agency is pretty much done for prior to the draft. I think he decided that he would be better off taking a one year deal and test the market next year instead of taking what he would consider a low market value deal for his talents.
Hobson > Seward
Let's hope he's more Seau than Besiel. Good thing is that he has experience in the 3-4.
For those who skip to the last page, I added some info to my original post (his website, and scouting report).
Agreed, but I would take both.
Now, if they can just add Jonathan Goff, they'll be set at ILB.
In 2006, he did have 100 tackles, 6 sacks, and an INT in Mangini's version of Belichick's 3-4. So he is already ahead of Beisel in that area. I think he was miscast in Mangini's defense as an OLB though. He seems to be more suited inside.
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