Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by BlitzFritz, Oct 20, 2009.
Making sense of the moves the last 2 days.
New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
Good stuff, good stuff.
So he twitted it wrong... Even Reiss is not immune to the hysteria. Made no sense whatsoever that they signed him to another one year deal they could somehow revisit...:nono:
Congrats to TBC. I dumped on him enough, but it looks like he realized a career can be short and is playing hard and smart.
I don't really know what the hell the De/pass rusher/olb role is anymore, but he seems as qualified as any and has grasped the opportunity. Plus he was always good on teams.
I'm always glad to be wrong when a player shows it with his play.
I was always one of the TBC "defenders" saying that he is who he is - a decent player who'll be a good teammate capable of an occasional sack.
Having read the Reiss piece, I wonder : is TBC actually a 1.8 to 1.3 to 1.5 million dollar player ? Maybe next year's potentially uncapped year makes it reasonable, who knows ? Guess that's why I'm asking ? (...and yes, the money is better spent on TBC than Galloway... but regardless of that money I mean)
well he is playing 50-60% of defensive snaps which is just about as much as you can log in this defense unless you are in the defensive backfield.
Understood, but if LT (the unclassy one) and Willie Mac in his prime were on the team, would TBC be on the field ?
Yea - great point. Belichick already cut him once after co-starring in the circus infamously known as the 2007 AFCCG. But you know what? Something about him got him back on this team (after SF discovered their mistake). I don't study tape so I couldn't say.
I still don't want him picking up coverage on Dallas Clark on the turf this January.....
TBC did not get cut.He left as a FA .SF offerred more than Pats did. They wanted him to play all 3 downs for the money.He did not fail he was miscast he was a 3rd down rusher and now plays the same position
He did not cover clark in jan it was eric alexander. No ILB in the league can cover him 1 on 1. the next year we saw rodney play the hybrid role. that game led to the direct change of role of rodney,signing of tank and now mcgown. Mcgown plays the hybrid TE covering bigger safety role . BB went to the 3 safety play after the above as asking even mayo to cover clark type hybrid TE was not going to work.
Good for TBC. He's been our best edge rusher and has provided the most QB pressure to date out of all our rushers. That being said, TBC being our best pass rusher is a little worrying.
Tully has been a fairly useful player for the Pats in both stints. Even if (hopefully when) they find better passrushers, TBC can be a very useful ST guy
I've been underwhelmed by TBC this year. If he is the best we got, and we have to go through hoops to make sure we have TBC lead our pass rush for years to come, then all I can say is thank God we have great DBs. Because we ain't gonna have much of a pass rush.
I always like Tully. Good for him,glad he will be here for awhile.
Congrats to Tully. He's a fine special teamer and worth keeping long-term for that and as a situational pass-rusher. He is the defensive counterpart to Aiken.
We have five special teamers signed long-term: Aiken, Banta-Cain, Slater, Ingram and Lockett. The other special team specialists are signed through 2009: Gostkowski, Hanson, Woods and Alexander.
Your scathing analysis of TBC after his release sounded a bit like "this is why he was released... you all shouldn't be so shocked".
Well, the fact that they chose to increase his salary this year while locking him up in a longer term deal indicates that BB disagrees with your analysis.
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