WR still a need

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  1. drew4008

    drew4008 In the Starting Line-Up

    After reading about Stallworth's deal, it becomes clear to me that he was looking for a one year deal basically. He and Rosenhaus obviously think he can put up some good stats wherever, and then the next year get a big deal somewhere.

    He chose Brady and the Pats to be that one year stop, instead of Cleo Lemon, Alex Smith, or Vince Young... (obviously).

    Don't count out WR in Round 1 yet, as I don't think we'll have Stallworth for long.
  2. Remix 6

    Remix 6 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    yeah we would draft a WR and demote everyone again.

    Stallworth - #1..we know
    Caldwell - likely #2
    Gaffney/Jackson/Welker - #3 battle
    then whoever drops to 4th
  3. SWelker

    SWelker Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    We are going to have so many weapons next season, Gaffney really impressed me in the playoffs with the catches he was making, I think he can be a big part of the offense, plus don't forget we will have Watson and Thomas catching passes as well. I don't think WR is an immediate need, there are holes on defense to fill first.
  4. drew4008

    drew4008 In the Starting Line-Up

    2 exceptions I can think of:

    Unless he has a mediocre year, then he'd be forced to either accept the Pats restructuring or get another fairly cheap situation on the FA market. But then of course... why get him again if he was mediocre?

    Or with the first year being only 3 million... he could have a great year, and then move the money around and make the rest of the deal 5 years and 30 million, which is getting way up there in dollars and still likely make him happy.
  5. drew4008

    drew4008 In the Starting Line-Up

    Yep, we have other needs clearly, but don't discount BB's love of value. If Bowe or Jarrett fall, we might jump.

    I still think we should either, a) trade both picks up and get a proven player like Landry or b) trade down with one of the picks.
  6. chunkypony

    chunkypony Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I can only hope they are still looking into trading those firsts for Moss....

  7. Remix 6

    Remix 6 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    if Bowe or Jarrett fell? Bowe, Meachem should both be avaible for us by 24..its clear they probably knew that and why would we spend a #2 on a WR and then sign the best avaible in FA?

    i doubt we take a safety till round 5-6 :\
  8. Keegs

    Keegs In the Starting Line-Up

    they are going to draft Meachum
  9. Warren94

    Warren94 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    IF not a WR/CB/S

    Then LB? Tweener what are your thoughts remix?
  10. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? PatsFans.com Supporter

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    We signed Stallworth to a boatload of incentives which rely on the kind of season he will have. If he has a good season and doesn't miss too many games with injuries, he should be signed at least through next year.
  11. MrBigglesWorth

    MrBigglesWorth Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Stallworth, Welker, and Jackson still need to prove they can learn the offense. Until they produce they are questions marks. I'm sure they will get acclimated but it will be a question if they will be able to step right in or it will take 10 games.
  12. PatsFan37

    PatsFan37 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    #37 Jersey

    I have a lot of confidence Welker will learn it. First, because he did well last year on the QB of the week plan, second because he's determined with a capital D. He has a history of proving himself against the odds.

    Stallworth is determined with a capital $, and that works almost as well.
  13. cstjohn17

    cstjohn17 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    #54 Jersey

    WR is no longer a need, end of story. Time to move on.

    There is a possibility of a WR being drafted but most likely in the late rounds if at all. The offense is pretty much set, time to get younger and faster on D.
  14. JoeSixPat

    JoeSixPat Pro Bowl Player

    It all depends on what Jackson does this year. I would still not rule out drafting a WR, but they'd need to find a place on special teams I think as barring injury, we're set with the following (and there's no need to pigeon-hole them into any "order"

    Special Team/WR competition

    Normally I'd be leaning towards ruling out a draft pick but again, WRs take time to develop - and this year is a deep WR draft. So wherever and whenever BB & SP feel there is value on the draft board they might take a player, regardless of position

    And given the WR talent in the draft there's a likelihood that might happen
  15. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

    I think we are set at WR for starters. The Pats don't NEED to draft a young wideout. They might still do so if a great value falls into their laps but thats about the only occassion where I'd think that would happen. I really like the wideouts in this year's draft though. Guys like Meachem, Gonzales, and Davis could end up studs out of this year's draft and at least one of em will be available in the late 1st round to early 2nd round area. If the Pats want a young wideout maybe they'll trade down out of the 1st round otherwise they will stay where they are and get younger on defense is my guess right now.
  16. WhiZa

    WhiZa Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I think the Pats are pissed about how their high draft pick WRs have turned out. Branch slapped them in the face, Bethal Johnson enough said, CJ has not lived up to expectations.

    Chances are this draft the Pats will try to pick up someone in the later rounds and hope he turns out to be the next David Givens/Troy Brown.

    It could very well be a major need next year if Stallworth gets injured (likely) and Gaffney and Caldwell turn back to their old form in their respective backup roles.

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