Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by shirtsleeve, Apr 20, 2007.
The deadline for RFA's to submit offer sheets is today. So has there been news about Randall Gay?
Re: RFA Deadline today
Thanks Pats 1! Good news. Depth at corner is gonna be important this season.
Tagging Asante, keeping Gay and signing Tory an and Chad solidifies the CB corps.
Signing Tory frees Chad for essentially full time duty at Safety adding to depth there.
I still think its is highly significant that BB has lost two LBs and signed only one, on a LB corps that had zero depth to start with. He MUST be intending to stock the LB depth with LB candidates. In the frequent discussion of the the conversion of DEs to OLBs being problematic and hard to predict, the point should be made that the OLB depth is fine. Colvin AD Vrabel, an Pierre are four OLBs. In a pinch Seau or even Tedy have been OLBs too.
The question is ILB and specifically the separate positions of WILB and SILB. At SILB we have an out of position Vrabel and AD and perhaps Seau. At WILB we have Tedy. So I see a need for a at least one but really two WILBs. And a need for one SILB.
Willis, Pos, Beason and Zak are WILB candidates. Harris and Bradley are SILB candidates.
it's nice to have gay around but not sure if you can count on him to be healthy. if he is he is a solid corner.
None of question that one or more LBs will be selected in the draft. With the exception of some of the top tier talent however, my belief is that the vast majority of rookie LBs need time to develop into NFL caliber players.
Hence, my expectation is that a trade for a veteran LB has a high degree of probability and makes more sense for the Patriots.
Proven depth is my preference over potential.
I for one am happy to hear that Randall Gay will be sticking around. Even though the compensation would have been more than fair, I am relieved to have someone that knows the system. As we have found out in recent history, you can never have too many CB's.
IF he can stay healthy, Gay should be a solid contributor. And if he can't, at least he'll have the other 8 DBs on IR to keep him company. Someone should perform a scientific study someday to determine why Pats DBs always get hurt.
(When I saw this thread title I thought it was about the Stetson ad)
If we dont have Gay, we could always go Straight
dereck straight that is
keeping Gay around couldn't hurt right?
That's how I feel. Let's remember that he was a starting CB on a SB-winning team just a couple years ago. When healthy, he's a player.
Let's go Gay!
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