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Possible Pats Free Agent signing: Jets Safety Jim Leonhard

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  1. tricktak

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    Would be a typical low risk high reward signing for the Pats. Leonhard could begin 2012 on the PUP List so the pats may be able to get him at a lower cost. If he comes back healthy, Leonhard instantly makes the Pats secondary that much better. The jets were devastated when they lost Leonhard last year, that's how important of a player he can be.
     
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    yeah...take a flyer on him for the vet minimum..no more than that
     
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    He has been banged up a lot, strong in the run game doesn't seem to be that good in coverage, we need a S who can cover IMO.
     
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    You forgot to add he was IRed in week 6 in 2011 and spend this year now in IR.,

    I do not understanding paying him a million and a roster spot through camp and offseason ,so he can give you what 6 games tops and then we can start go looking for a Safety in the middle of the season like this year.

    Older injury prone safety who cannot run.... as our FS roaming and making plays. emm does not even make sense.
     
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    Nah, he is injury prone, older, and not all that good. His loss is hurts the Jets more than helps whatever team acquires him.
     
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    Negative!

    The New York Jets can also take back Sean Ellis and James Ihedigbo. As a bonus, the city of New York can reclaim Steve DeOssie.
     
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    Any guaranteed money is too much for him.
     
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    Leonhard is a really smart player. I wouldn't mind having him especially with this draft years lackluster safety class.
     
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    He hasn't been a starting-quality player for the Jets, and that wouldn't change in New England.
     
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    Ugh.. Didn't us see this guy have major issues going against TE's.. Our biggest issue on defense was the middle being so open. How does a 5"8 guy fix that?
     
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    Liability in coverage and has been IR'd each of last two seasons.

    As a vet minimum roster depth guy, sure. But I think ideally Ihedigbo will fill that role as we find someone else to start next to Chung. Leonhard is not the solution there. I'd rather have Ihedigbo as he is a solid contributor on ST and Belichick likes his football IQ.
     
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    Maybe 5 years ago...This is one of rex's "guys" if he doesn't want him that pretty much tells you everthing you need to know.
     
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    As has been said, we need a safety who can cover and that isnt Leonhard.
     
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    too old

    too slow

    too much re-injury risk

    can't pass cover

    reeks of Jet
     
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    The only safety available who has played for the Jets worth looking at is Dwight Lowery, he had a good season for the Jaguars until he injured his shoulder, converted CB so has good coverage skills too and probably wouldn't command much over 1.5-2m
     
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    His last season with B'more he was very good.


    but thats a long time ago.


    2 big injuries in the last 2 seasons.


    PASS.
     
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    Neither was Danny Woodhead. I trust BB to put players in position to succeed. If he brings in a player, say like Andre Carter, who is an older vet that doesn't seem to be a fit in scheme or has an injury history I am willing to be open to the possibility that the player has something to offer the team
     
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    Too old? he's been in the league for 6 seasons and was hardly starting for two of those.
     
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    I'm surprised at the negative reaction to this idea. Leonhard is a solid player, by all accounts a great locker room guy, a leader, and at the very least gives a starting-quality depth option. That's exactly what we need. He's a significant upgrade in every area over Ihedigbo/Barrett/Brown.

    Might not be a perfect coverage safety, but someone tell me how many of those guys are on the market. The only reaslitic options there are DeCoud and maybe Goldson. Everyone else is a strong safety like Leonhard, and they'll cost exponentially more.
     
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    He is awful. No thanks. Jets fans are laughing at us picking through their garbage.
     
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