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  1. Elijah

    Elijah PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    There's just a lot of black and white thinking happening right now along the lines of believing the only difference between this team being competitive at the highest level and being a bottom feeder was Tom Brady. "Poor drafting" etc being parroted by some of our most famous posters. The reality is that school of thought is partially true: the offense does appear to have been mismanaged into the ground. Doesn't mean the whole team is a loss though.
     
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  2. captain stone

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    What a feckin complete feckin waste of feckin money...
     
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  3. mgteich

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    Do you keep a list of free agent acquisitions that you have given such high praise?
     
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  4. Deus Irae

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

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    Could you please link to the posts that have seriously claimed that every single move in recent years has been a mistake, or that the entire team is a complete loss?
     
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    Lets look at UFA and trade record for Pats past couple of years (see below). Based on this its almost a sure thing 2/3rds of their UFA signings thus far in 2020 will suck and not make the team or be cut early on...including Mr. Beau Allen.

    Misses (23):

    Michael Bennett
    Dontrelle Inman
    Demaryus Thomas
    Austin Sefarian Jenkins
    Cedrick Lang
    Mike Pennell
    Maurice Harris
    Bruce Ellington
    Troy Niklas
    Luke Bowenko
    Matt Tobin
    Jeremy Hill
    Adrian Clayborn
    Jared Veldheer
    Lance Kendricks
    JJ Dielman
    Cameron Meredith
    Albert Huggins
    Scooby Wright
    Mike Nugent
    Kia Forbath
    Jordan Richards
    Eric Tomlinson

    So-So Meh (6):

    Lacosse
    Watson
    Jakob Johnson
    Nick Thurman
    Marshall Newhouse
    Cody Kessler

    Hits (10):

    Jamie Collins
    Terrell Brooks
    Brandon Bolden
    Cordarelle Patterson
    Jason McCourty
    Danny Shelton
    Justin Bethel
    Shilique Calhoun
    Antonio Brown
    Nick Folk
     
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    Brick27 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Clearly you have captain stone on ignore?
     
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  7. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I suspect that Bill is happy he signed all the "meh" players you listed. Newhouse was our starting LT for half the season, when we didn't lose a game. That can't be a terrible pick (maybe lucky one). Pennell isn't an awful signing. I think that we shouldn't have cut him. The addition of Pennell would have helped later in the season.

    HOWEVER, your point is reasonable. We fail on over half of our free agents. I think that this a reasonable expectation, especially given how little we pay the majority of free agents. On average, if we need help at a position and expect to fix the need with a free agent, then we should acquire two or three at the position. That is the point of a 90 man roster and of camp competition.

    So, I'm fine with all the safety/STers. And yes, I would like to see much competition at DT and ILB.
     
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  8. Ross12

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    Some of your "misses" ended up on season-ending IR with injuries, though... Some looked good but then got hurt (i.e. Jeremy Hill). Others were very low-cost fliers on injured guys who might help but ultimately never got healthy and thus nothing was really lost except a tiny bit of cash (i.e. Cameron Meredith). Also, not all FA is created equal - lumping in expensive players who leave a lump of dead money in their absence alongside the low-risk fliers like I mentioned before is misleading. I don't think this list totally makes sense.
     
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    captain stone Pro Bowl Player

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    Appreciate the effort...a couple of thoughts:

    Matty LaGlasse should be placed from the Meh to the Misses column, as well as Terry Brooks from the Hits (!?!)...both of them are disgraces to the uniform.

    Shilique Calhoun belongs in the Meh column; he was the king of whiffed sacks last season...I was actually surprised that he was re-signed.

    Don't know about AB in the Hits column...he probably deserves one all his own...
     

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