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So at the tackle position, are we screwed or what?
 
So at the tackle position, are we screwed or what?

Oh yeah.

Blob Brown & Onemenu are getting Worse by the week. Don't know if it's injuries, being mal-coached, business decisions, whatever... Don't care either. McDermott just plain sucks; no reason/excuse need be given there.
The 3 stiffs inside aren't anything to write home about themselves... Siddy the Sow I'll give a pass; but Strange69 & Andrews aren't seeing a pro bowl game - Ever - unless they're watching it on tv.
 
Oh yeah.

Blob Brown & Onemenu are getting Worse by the week. Don't know if it's injuries, being mal-coached, business decisions, whatever... Don't care either.
The other 3 stiffs aren't anything to write home about themselves. Siddy the Sow I'll give a pass; but Strange69 & Andrews aren't seeing a pro bowl game - Ever - unless they're watching it on tv.
So, the test of the quality a position is whether the player is or will be an all-pro. OK. I agree that Strange and Andrews (and their backups) will never be all-pros.
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The interior OL can be good enough with another year of playing together under adequate coaching.
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We have only an adequate #4 OT signed for 2024. Even if we pay $20M AAV, there is little available in free agency. Trades of a top LT just won't happen. In any case, the cost in draft choices and new contract would be large. Besides, we need THREE: 2 starters and a swing OT.

Our best case scenario is to draft two OT's AND to extend both Brown and Onwenu. We can pass on Brown if we choose a LT instead of a QB in the top of first, still drafting another OT in the 3rd (or 2nd or 4th). [Of course, Andereson might be one of the four]
 
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We won many super bowls with zero All Pros on the line. Not saying we don’t need to upgrade the Tackle positions though. I don’t know where Brown’s head is at but right now I lean towards not keeping him if we double dip at OT in the draft
 
The approach at tackle this offseason was straight up negligence.
I like the subtle shade My Crease had in his article:

March 15, 2023: In need of bolstering their offensive line, the Patriots make 13-year veteran Riley Reiff (one year, $5 million) and fifth-year veteran Calvin Anderson (two years, $7 million) their top free agent signings. In part due to injuries and illness, they've appeared in a total of six games with two combined starts this season.
 
I like the subtle shade My Crease had in his article:

March 15, 2023: In need of bolstering their offensive line, the Patriots make 13-year veteran Riley Reiff (one year, $5 million) and fifth-year veteran Calvin Anderson (two years, $7 million) their top free agent signings. In part due to injuries and illness, they've appeared in a total of six games with two combined starts this season.
The Calvin Anderson situation has been weird. Had an illness for most of the summer. Came back and started a couple games earlier in the year and looked horrendous and is now back on IR with an illness. Between him, Reiff, Lowe, and that ridiculous trade for Wheatley I don't know how anyone thought there was a solution at tackle.
 
The Calvin Anderson situation has been weird. Had an illness for most of the summer. Came back and started a couple games earlier in the year and looked horrendous and is now back on IR with an illness. Between him, Reiff, Lowe, and that ridiculous trade for Wheatley I don't know how anyone thought there was a solution at tackle.
a healthy Brown, Onwnenu, with McDermott as the swing OT
 
With three rookies playing against the Chiefs, BB admitted in his snarky postgame conference that they couldn’t do much.

BTW, I was hoping not to hear Turnstile McDermott’s name. That would show he was doing his job. But his penalty nullified a TD.
 
The Calvin Anderson situation has been weird. Had an illness for most of the summer. Came back and started a couple games earlier in the year and looked horrendous and is now back on IR with an illness. Between him, Reiff, Lowe, and that ridiculous trade for Wheatley I don't know how anyone thought there was a solution at tackle.
Oh C'mon where have you been don't you know we still have Dante Scar who can make chicken salad out of chicken crap. :rolleyes: That said those are the exact reasons Why I want BB gone.
 
With three rookies playing against the Chiefs, BB admitted in his snarky postgame conference that they couldn’t do much.

BTW, I was hoping not to hear Turnstile McDermott’s name. That would show he was doing his job. But his penalty nullified a TD.

Three?
 
With three rookies playing against the Chiefs, BB admitted in his snarky postgame conference that they couldn’t do much.

BTW, I was hoping not to hear Turnstile McDermott’s name. That would show he was doing his job. But his penalty nullified a TD.
I don't think it "nullified" it. His blatant hold was the reason Zap had time to throw it. If the penalty was away from the play, I'd agree.
 


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