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I don't know about a role model. The dude got busted for cocaine possession not that long ago.
There's no way they expose Stidham to anything like Antonio Brown. They only went in the direction of a diva WR because of trying to optimize Brady the veteran, who could adapt instantly and not be influenced by Brown's behavior.
Brown was only on the team for a little over a week. While I agree the money was a waste, the time spent wasn't.
Total mischaracterization. He wasn't home and friends of his were at his vacation home.
Even if you believe the cocaine was actually his (I don't know either way, but for hypotheticals I'll give you that), no one said "role model", they said "mentor". As in, someone to help them learn the position on the field. No one expects Chung to be their f-ing youth pastor.
Of course not. Stidham will be passing to Meyer, Hastings and another UDFA, surely better talent that AB.
Who gets traded? Who gets cut? just one too many safeties.
Not if we play 3 safeties instead of the nickel.
Chung, McCourty and Brooks are back.
Duggar and Phillips replaced Harmon.
On or both starters may be gone next year.
I have Davis making the team as a STer.
That give me a total of 12 DB's, 2 of which are STO players. This about normal.
THE FIGHT FOR THE PRACTICE SQUAD
Bryant, Gant, Pickett
Chung had to leave the game during the Most Important 3rd Down of the Season.
Seems that he's constantly being removed from games because his body can no longer absorb full-time the hits that are required of the position...
I don't believe that he has much, if anything, left in the tank...same as his broken-down '09 draftee Edelman.
I'm not really blaming them, much...10 years in the league will do that to a body, especially the body of a somewhat-undersized box Safety & of a slot WR...
Patrick Chung - Lock.
Terry Brooks - Absolut feckin garbage (see: Most Important 3rd Down of the Season); doesn't deserve to wear the uniform.
Myles Bryant - belongs with the CBs, not with the Safeties.
DMac - Lock.
Adrian Phillips - Lock...or should be...
Ducking Fugger - Lock.
Malik Gant - Practice Squad candidate, not a serious threat for the 53.
Adarius Pickett - PS candidate, also not a serious threat.
Cody Davis - Lock...or should be...
That's the list...5 Safeties looks reasonable to me...
I would've given your post an Agree except for the Terry Brooks = Lock thing.
If our Miss Brooks makes the 53, then I will truly be Sad...as should All of us...
This will make things even worse. Pats asking Joejuan Williams to play safety or “Jack of all trades”. Lol.
It’s what happens when you hoard.
As many times the Pats play 3 safeties and the fact that Davis is ST guy, it's safe to assume BB will carry 6 safeties. I wouldn't be shocked if JoeJuan gets time at safety, like McCourty. Not saying it will happen. If I had to predict I'd say the stays at CB. I think Brooks makes the team as last safety.
I think this is all part of Belichick looking to combat the Chiefs, Ravens, Bills, etc.. Increasingly, NFL offenses are RPO looks with lightening fast offensive weapons running laterally across the field and quarterbacks who can exploit holes in the defense with their legs. How do you defend misdirection with speed like this while avoiding being gashed by running QBs? With a millions in-the-box safety types and smaller, fast linebackers. We could potentially have a combination of Chung, Phillips, Duggar, Uche, J. Williams and even this kid from Wyoming, Maluia, on the field. I think they are all being brought in to try to cover these offenses as well as covering tight ends and slot guys running across the middle of the field. They are all bigger hybrid guys who will, I imagine, line up at linebacker, off the edge, as well as at safety and look to punish running quarterbacks and wideouts running horizontally across the field. I'm actually excited to see what Belichick is looking to build defensively this year. I think he realizes that the future of defense has to be with this kind of hybrid look and nearly all their defensive acquisitions seem to have this concept in mind. Everyone looks to the Titans game at their Achilles heel but the Titans offense was nearly unique in the NFL and besides, the Pats defense gave up 13 points that day (it was the offense being unable to score that cost us that game). Rather, it was against Baltimore that the D really struggled and it looks like we're undergoing a rebuild with that in mind. I wouldn't be surprised if we carry about twenty safeties.....
It definitely is. He has the standing to make a power play like this but nonetheless I admire the conviction and willingness to be different to combat this wave.
I brought this up last year and didn't hear much from the media or anyone else.
He went all in on the OLB-DE & SS-LB hybrids, to get the size and athleticism he needs. Guys that can chase, cut off angles and tackle. The tackling is so important for this team. So many plays get funneled and shifted outside you absolutely need your 2nd/3rd level guys to wrap up.
I posted a few articles in another thread and came away ... again with an appreciation for just how much Bill values it.
*Should be noted to some ...
Also in terms of personnel and getting guys on the field -remember Dugger played a lot of snaps at FS/SAF in college. He definitely has some range and enough athleticism to play deep on occasion.
I agree with you that he has the physicality and range to play deep, but aside from occasionally dropping deep to confuse the offense, I think they want him closer to the line of scrimmage. Especially early on, I think he will be rushing the QB more often than playing FS. I think that is why McCourty was re-signed; to play deeps in Cover 1, organize the younger players front of him as they learn this variable system and also to pass on the Patriots culture to the next generation of defenders.
Obviously not all of these players will have the capability to play multiple positions, but this is clearly how Belichick invasions he defense going forward. Whoever lacks the flexibility will be jettisoned and he'll move on and look for other guys (that will give posters ample opportunity to complain about Bill the GM). For him, player acquisition is a year round activity and this process looks to be just beginning to evolve.
Good post. A rebalancing of position amounts. More in the box safeties and fewer ILBs, fewer OLBs, fewer classic DEs on a team.
I’m not sure why this is newsworthy. According to Reiss it’s an annual thing. They’ll probably be right back doing it again next year.
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