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  1. Captain Cliche

    Build Roster for Rookie Running QB??

    Here's my Dumb Question of the Week: What if you build your roster to accommodate a "dual threat" QB on his rookie contract? Advantages: 1. These QB's can be found lower in the draft (Lamar Jackson drafted #32), or worn out vets near minimum (see Newton, Cam...yuck). 2. Avoid crippling...
  2. yukon cornelius

    draft strategy question

    how do people see this draft trending there's always the two schools of thought......drafting to fill needs, and drafting the best player available do folks see teams sticking more towards one or the other, with the difficulties so many teams have seen needing to free up cap space, and the...
  3. DarrylS

    Kraft bought the Pats for $174 Million last week paid $175 million in guaranteed salaries...

    Interesting contrast from Peter King's Football Morning in America, after King blames BB for last years debacle....
  4. Triumph

    Chess vs Checkers

    Great point made here. With the cap moving down, BB got aggressive thinking that other teams might hesitate. In past FA markets, the first few days are fast and furious, so NE waits for the dust to clear.
  5. upstater1

    What I Love About Football & What I'll Love About the Patriots in 2021

    Apologies for the very long post in advance, but... Next year is going to be nothing but pleasure watching Belichick's team scheme and strategize. Multiple tight ends, a beefy OLine, a QB who has the option to heave it so you better put 2 on Agholor, or the QB can run it, teams will be forced...
  6. long distance

    Unbearable Lightness of “Agressive“ Narrative

    Id like to add some context to counter-balance the insanity of media takes out there “evaluating“ “uncharacteristically“ “aggressive“ start of FA. (futile, i know :)) take 1 - “Patriots will be uncharacteristically aggressive“ First of all that's tautological. Lets skip the hyperbolic use of...
  7. P

    NEW ARTICLE: New England Patriots News 02-21, AFC East Notes

    New England Patriots News 02-21, AFC East Notes Steve Balestrieri “I want to play somewhere where there’s a good quarterback. That’s huge for our position. It makes things a lot easier. … Continue reading... (If you enjoyed this entry - hit the Thumbs Up/If not, hit the Thumbs down in this thread)
  8. BobDigital

    Moneyball and the price of winning in the NFL

    What makes a championship team? Simply put, getting the the most talent possible out on the field for the same amount of money that everybody else pays. After that there are human factors and coaching that come into play, but generally those things only tend to REALLY matter if the above is...
  9. PATS16N0

    Freaking out over the QB always seems like a loser move.

    We’ve been watching perennial losers panic at the quarterback position forever. Every team that sucks *** tries making the biggest splash they can with QB and it’s revealed to be a complete disaster and waste of time/resources 90% of the time. Look no further than the Jets. Retrospect can make...
  10. DropKickFlutie

    A vote of confidence for the painful philosophy of: "Better to let a player go too early than too late"

    Just saying it's too early to be dissing Belichick, and the philosophy has generally worked out for 20 years that it's better to let a great player go a year early than a year later. Clearly Tom Brady still has gas in the tank; he put up one of his best 4 regular seasons ever in Tampa, and...
  11. BobDigital

    JC Jackson: To pay or not to pay, that is the question

    Something not bein brought up much with Gilmore's fresh injury is JC Jackson. Actually this is a thought I've had for a long time. If we want to rebuild holding on to Gilmore and his cap hit makes little sense. But what about Jackson? He has looked amazing in the #2 CB role. He is set to...
  12. Pape

    NFL eliminates the 62 player roster limit

    saw this on Florio's site... no more roster size limits for the remainder of the season... finally... this is one of the first things they should have done away with this season...
  13. M

    First Let's Sign Our Own (we have 22 UFA's)

    Every year folks want to spend big on free agents on other teams. The first priority is ALWAYS to look to our own first. Otherwise, we will create holes. As always, I pre-sume he ERFA's will be back, at least for camp. Jackson (RFA) will be tagged at the highest level. He'll be back or...
  14. S

    The roster: Looking ahead to 2021

    I wanted to take a look at what the team might look like going forward, at least to 2021. According to Spotrac, the Pats have $67.99 mil in cap space in 2021, which is 4th most in the league. Please correct me if I'm wrong on anything I say as I'm no cap/transactions expert. 2021 Roster The 43...
  15. D

    A Thought on Talent Evaluation

    Something I've found interesting is the strong play of J. Meyers and T. Hall, respectively. Both players were provided opportunities to play after injuries to the guys in front of them (Harry/Edelman, and Bentley). As far as I can tell, both have played well, and Hall in particular looks much...
  16. DropKickFlutie

    Reminder: Pats Had $28.5M in Dead Cap Money in April.... then 8 Key Players Opted Out (Rebuild Year) This article does a nice job summarizing. Tom Brady leaving (he chose to leave, he put up his house on the market in Aug'18), and Brady's original cap hits all accelerated to hit the Pats with $14M in dead...
  17. M

    2021 Defense

    I think that the 2021 is in relatively good shape. Sure, they could be retirements and the use of the money for replacements (e.g. McCourty, McCourty, Chung and Hightower), . IMO, the only clear "need" is on the DL. We need a couple of additions from the draft or free agency. That isn't a...
  18. M

    2021 Offense

    Clearly, we need a lot on offense for 2021, curiously the same as we did this year: QB, WR, WR, TE, TE (we will also need a center). We will need to lots resources. If Thuney, Burkhead or White aren't part of the future, they could be traded now. After all, they are free agents after the...
  19. M

    The Key To 2021 and 2022 Success

    OK, we are a long shot for the playoffs, although I think that this team could win the last 4 if they are hot at the end of the season. ================= HOW TO BUILD FOR 2021 and 2022 Is the answer really 2-4 additional 2021 draft choices? SOME THOUGHTS 1) Adding the normal set of rookies...
  20. Triumph

    Reiss - NE has the highest rate of WR non separation in the NFL

    Boo ESPN. Not going to open it. They lie. Harry is ready to break out. Cams fault.