Given the state of kicking in the NFL today, I’m not sure Folk would take a practice squad salary over an NFL gig and I’d have to think there will be someone calling soon. He did well enough last year to warrant a job somewhere. If not now, then pretty early in the season
Seems to me that a guy looking for a payday who is over 30, coming off a good/not great year which ended in a fairly major injury is better off getting on the field and proving he is still elite and worthy of a big contract. Missing at least 6 weeks is less film for other teams to consider when...
They’re nothing alike other than going to the same school
McGrone is an off the ball LB who probably projects best to MIKE and is really a run stopper who (if he hits his upside) can blitz and cover well enough to play 3 downs
Crable was an EDGE who was weak at the POA and really was a pass...
the guy who showed up against Seattle was facing a defense which was - at the time - on a record pace for passing yards allowed. And he lost that game. And he never looked even half that good against any quality defense.
as for Brown “pushing the pile” - hard to think the OL will be any better...
You trust them at DL despite drafting Easley, Brown (mediocre at best), Hill, Brace? That’s 4 of the biggest whiffs they’ve had in the top 2 rounds. 3 of those guys contributed absolutely nothing. They nailed it with Seymour, Wilfork, Warren. Since then, their DL draft picks have been suspect at...
Thuney is a better player than Andrews but they have no in house alternative to Andrews
Thuney to Onwenu is a definite downgrade but not a massive one if we buy into what Onwenu showed last year
Andrews to some random rookie or low end veteran is a major issue for pass protection.
getting a QB is going to be very difficult and it’s very hard to be a Super Bowl contender for without an elite QB
Any AFC team is going to likely have to get through some combo of the Bills, Ravens and Chiefs for the next few years and that’s going to be almost impossible with any sort of QB...
Harmon played 2/3 of the defensive snaps last year and there’s no obvious in house replacement given that Brooks sucks.
not sure how that’s “well stocked” especially given Chung’s age and durability concerns
Shelton is no big loss. He was eaten alive by a lot of teams on the ground and offered nothing in the pass game.
The Pats DL needs to be rebuilt. Other than 1-2 good years from Branch, they haven’t had an impact big body since Wilfork before his injury.
Pats don’t like paying players?
Wilfork got a huge contract
Mankins IIRC got the highest contract for a guard when he was re-signed
Hernandez got a huge extension
Revis and AB got huge 1 year deals
McCourty just got a big dollar extension
Hightower and Gilmore got big contracts