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  1. DW Toys

    DW Toys In the Starting Line-Up

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    Zach Brown is only 28 and has had two Pro Bowls the last two years. Maybe not stellar but decent. He made 127 tackles (our top was McCourty at 97),
    He can cover and has speed. He is probably a better LB than Hightower. No pitchforks please. Look at the stats.
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  2. ChrisR2223

    ChrisR2223 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    I wanted him over resigning Hightower last year
     
  3. maineman209

    maineman209 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Not possible to trade for Sherman under his current contract. His 2018 salary would suck up nearly all current cap space and the Pats would then need to find another $15M just to have a chance at re-signing Solder and Lewis alone, much less anyone else.
     
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  4. DW Toys

    DW Toys In the Starting Line-Up

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    Deus Cousin...I agree. Too much love for a very mediocre McCourty. Absolutely "0" playmaking ability. Bad angles, blown coverages. Trade him. Harmon can do his job. Save on CAP.
    Vaccaro was having a good year until injured. Cheaper can cover as well. Only 27.
    DW Toys
     
  5. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae PatsFans.com Retired Jersey Club PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I wanted Brown when he was available, but he is not better than Hightower. That's not even a question.

    McCourty is an excellent safety,
     
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  6. luuked

    luuked Pro Bowl Player

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    No matter how much you ask for no pitchforks there is no universe where Brown is better than Hightower.
     
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  7. luuked

    luuked Pro Bowl Player

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    The idea that someone would take Vaccaro who has been repeatedly benched by Peyton over DMac is silly. Are you watching football games or just browsing stat sites ?
     
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    luuked Pro Bowl Player

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    So many people want to make a play for Sherman who is coming off a achilles injury. I dont get it... that injury has a good chance to be a killer for older DBs..
     
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  9. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae PatsFans.com Retired Jersey Club PatsFans.com Supporter

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    If Sherman gets cut, it becomes well worth a discussion of his asking price and a check on his physical progress. If it's a situation where you're giving something up in trade, and taking on his contract, I'll pass.
     
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  10. luuked

    luuked Pro Bowl Player

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    If he gets cut and agrees to a contract where at substantial portion is bound to him being healthy (i.e. roster bonus, gameday activity) then this changes the situation. Give him the Hightower special in terms of a contract.
     
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  11. Ras-IR Dowling

    Ras-IR Dowling 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    I will say this, what brown has over Hightower is availability. Love High but he gets injured quite a bit.
     
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  12. maineman209

    maineman209 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    That's pretty much what I was thinking.
     
  13. luuked

    luuked Pro Bowl Player

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    So does Elandon Roberts. To go extreme here..
     
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  14. luuked

    luuked Pro Bowl Player

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    I just dont see Sherman signing a contract like that. Why would he ?
     
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  15. Ras-IR Dowling

    Ras-IR Dowling 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Yeah I guess I set myself up for that one.
     
  16. luuked

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    I totally get and agree with your general point.To be fair at least this year High should have almost what ? 9-10 months to get healthy ? This might be his first healthy offseason in a long time. This could make a huge difference in terms of his injuries.

    Either way we definitely need more talented bodies and a backup plan for him being injured.
     
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    Sciz PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Why are there so many articles from the past few months talking about how Brown struggles in coverage?
     
  18. Snooky97

    Snooky97 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    The other thing we have to think about is potential draft options.. LB depth in draft is deep, so is Dline
     
  19. PatriotsNumero1Fan

    PatriotsNumero1Fan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    I like high but he's always nicked up. Need to double up at LB. They can use another DT as well.
     
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    We need 2 lbs, one inside as a potential Roberts replacement and and an olb because we never really got a nink replacement.
     

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