Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by long distance, Feb 14, 2017.
Any thought on Marcus Martin. SF waived him.
Matt Miller said he was told that Martin hates football. If true, no thanks.
Relevant because it will set a ceiling on the Harmon market I suppose.
I don't wanna start a big conversation in the main board about it because it's such a waste of time with many there but I really hope we can make an extension with Harmon work.
I hope we keep him too. But isn't Church more of a box safety? I think Harmon may have more value to teams as a single high guy.
To update: NFLN says that the trade is Allen + a 2017 6th-rounder for the Pats 2017 4th-rounder.
Not sure how I feel about this. Allen signed a 4-year extension at this time last year worth $29.4M, including $16M guaranteed, according to Rotoworld:
Dwayne Allen - New England Patriots - 2017 Player Profile - Rotoworld.com
He was clearly out-played by Jack Doyle last season, both in blocking & receiving.
He also had a LOT of drops. I hope this doesn't mean that they're out of the TE business during draft weekend.
P.S.: the more I think about it, the less I like this trade. Allen has become lazy with his million$, and is now even more unathletic than he was coming out of college, and that was pretty damn unathletic.
Comparing John Simon to Mike Vrabel is an insult to Mike Vrabel.
If he compares to anybody, it's to Ninkovich…and he's still not as physically gifted
as even Ninko is, which isn't really saying much.
I didn't compare him to Vrabel, I said he came from Vrabel's school.
They both attended Ohio State, but that's really all they have in common.
Vrabel was a specimen; Simon, not so much.
Forgetting the Texans?
Simon had pretty decent numbers. 4.6 at nearly 260 pounds is very solid. He's actually a much better athlete (by testing numbers) than Ninkovich. FWIW.
40 Yrd Dash: 4.62
Vertical Jump: 34
Broad Jump: 10'01"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.42
3-Cone Drill: 7.10
If he is available at the right price he could be a nice depth upgrade. Seems like the vintage "underwhelming" BB signing.
Can't make sense of the Gilmore signing. Waiting for the other shoe (Butler) to drop.
The options as regards Butler seem okay to me. We either have the two of them, we get a first rounder if someone pries away Malcolm or we get Cooks. All three options are pretty tolerable. My biggest concern is that they're spending money they had allocated for HT.
I don't think this is how it works in Foxboro. If you believe what you hear from various beat reporters or people in the know then all of those things are separate from each other.
There is a plan for Hightower and if that fails (or takes too long) there is a plan B. But what they do at other positions has no effect on the Hightower plan.
My bet is none. He appears to be trying to get young veterans.
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