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  1. FoxboroFlyer

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    It's definitely an odd combo. The two personalities seem like oil and water. At least they didn't bring in a prima Donna WR, to play with an emotionally fragile QB...
     
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    Our WR core is good enough for now. Edelman, Harry, Dorsett is middle of the pack, and we don't even know if the others (Berrios, Harris, etc.) could be nice complementary players. Add Gordon? That's a top tier group.

    Our TE group will likely see some new additions through May-August, but even now, we have a player here and there that could work out. Just last season, everyone thought Jacob Hollister was the next big thing. The guy we had on our practice squad last season was also a starter for the Giants earlier in his career. ASJ could be serviceable.

    Our RB group is Top 5 in the league and so is our OL. That's what really matters. Can you run the ball effectively? Do that, and the entire offense works out. We have playmakers at that position, and they're all really young.

    Bill Belichick knows just what this team needs to succeed every single year. Please, tell me a year that we haven't had a Top 10 offense with Brady at the helm. I'm sure we'll get another WR later that Bill likes, and considering that he has decades of successful experience, I'd like to trust him, Nick Caserio's, and the Patriots' scouts' judgement. They, after all, have met with these players, seen them firsthand, and are much better judges of talent than we are.
     
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    You lost me at calling Sternberger elite. All the pointless capitalization didn't help either.
     
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    All in all, I've been very satisfied with this draft thus far. Did we need an RB this early? Not sure. But I like everyone of the players and there was no Jordan Richards/Tavon Wilson-esque pick.

    Happy with the first three rounds. Lack of TE depth is pretty much the only thing that concerns me. Maybe I'm just used to having an elite/solid TE every year. Hopefully ASJ can give us what we need from the position.
     
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    There very likely isn't a way to replace Gronk (at least in the short term). But a TE who can block and catch 45(dare I dream 55:))? I'll take it! This TE takes on a significant meaning. A D has to respect both parts of the O and it has an important domino effect.

    Roster building isn't done yet. BB is certainly known for roster building beyond the draft so all hope is far from lost. But something in the coming 4 months needs to shake out or ASJ just needed the right team to bring it together (something I haven't given up on by any means). We'll see...
     
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    Are you into good players?
     
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    Yes, after 20 years, I'm sure this will bite them in the ass around year 50. You did notice they have the second WR off the board for Brady right?

    This is idiotic.
     
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    I'm usually the most annoying complainer in the yearly draft thread. I feel your pain. But I honestly thought this draft was a home run. We're not done yet. There's gonna be trades for veteran player(s) tomorrow. Its all good. After another SB win next year, we'll be doing the same thing about this time.
     
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    I'm assuming BB has a definite plan in mind. TE was without question, IMHO, the glaringly biggest hole in the roster. No way BB doesn't have some sort of plan to fill that hole. But whether BB plan is solid or that hole remains unfilled is anyone's guess.
     
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    CORPS. Wide receiver corps, not "core." :mad:
     
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    Well yeah, that's a silly question.
     
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    He's a good player.
     
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    Tunescribe is going to lose it this evening!
     
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    Pats have 6.55m in cap space before signing their rookies. Rudolph makes 7.275m, so they would have to tear up his contract for him to even be able to sign with the Patriots.

    But I've seen weirder things happen.

    Day 3 is gonna be interesting!
     
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    He's going to be cut.
     
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    Just waiting for someone to say the "core" has "upside."

    gun to head.jpg
     
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    Dane Brugler says the Pats were high on Jahlani Tavai which is why the Lions traded ahead of us and took him.
     
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    I know it. I've seen you correct multiple posters for years, yet there's always another. The education system has failed, yet again.
     
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    Well he just wrote down I'm I was thinking when I finally saw what happened on the 2nd day.

    It's a marvel that they do so well. They had their pick of any of the 3 TE's that we've all talked about the past 2 months, ANY of whom we'd have been happy with and INSTEAD (and I'm trying to keep it together here) we took a RB we had ZERO NEED FOR, and a OT who while looks like a decent player but was a pure luxury pick that was taken instead of a OBVIOUS desperate need.

    THIS is why I hate the draft and hate that once again I was snookered into following it again. It is simply a horrible, frustrating, and exhausting exercise that I regret EVERY year.

    Somehow I guess they will continue to build this team over the next few month and will cobble together a team that will be competitive and fun to watch once the season gets here.

    But the fact remains that EVERY one of our division rivals improved their teams significantly and it will be hard and hard to overcome the talent discrepancies that continue to grow among our major rivals. Fortunately football is a unique game where the most talent doesn't always win. We saw that clearly this playoff season where the least elite talent won the championship. But that gap seems to be growing and winning will get harder and harder, and this draft didn't do anything in my mind to help that impression.

    So tell me again why we didn't draft a TE in the 3rd round, because we needed another RB I never heard of prior to his name being mentioned as our pick, instead of great TE prospects we've talked about for 3 months.

    I'm going to need a pill to get to sleep tonight.
     
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