Patriots Local News:

SOURCE:Boston.com


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:Boston.com


SOURCE:Boston Sports Journal


SOURCE:Boston Sports Journal


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:Providence Journal


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:CBS Boston


SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:Providence Journal


SOURCE:Boston.com


SOURCE:Boston Herald

Patsfans.com

Upcoming Opponent:
Next Up: Panthers
Thu
Aug 22nd
Right Now At PatsFans.com:
Pats Best Rookie?
Chase Winovich is off to a terrific start here in preseason and looks to have a bright future ahead of him.

Current Patriots Twitter Feed:

Thoughts on Sony Michel

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by scott99, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Ivan

    Ivan Hall of Fame Poster

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2011
    Messages:
    20,430
    Likes Received:
    4,369
    Ratings:
    +23,442
    I love that he’s a north/south runner who can run really effectively between the tackles. Nothing is more effective at mitigating a really good interior pass rush than running right past interior lineman who are trying to get to the QB. It also pays off big time late in games , as we saw in the 4th quarter against the Rams.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  2. SBLIII

    SBLIII In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2018
    Messages:
    2,256
    Likes Received:
    788
    Ratings:
    +3,446
    If he stays healthy and gives us 3-4 more years like this it's an incredible pick.

    Terrell Davis got in the HOF with 4 elite years.

    Not saying Sony Michel will get into the HOF but he did rush for 1,300 yards and 12 TDs over 16 games despite being injured for a good chunk of camp, the start of the season and then the Bears game.

    Staying healthy is key. If he does that he will automatically be better next season due to expirience and a full offseason.

    Fears and Sony will probably work hard on making him a better receiver as it will make the aging White and Burkhead expendable in the future.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. Simpelton

    Simpelton In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2017
    Messages:
    2,201
    Likes Received:
    627
    Ratings:
    +3,108
    James White is "aging" now? Dude is 27, and doesn't have a significant injury history. When we were down to one back this year guess which one it was???? Why you bagging on White?
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  4. robertweathers

    robertweathers PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    48,335
    Likes Received:
    11,541
    Ratings:
    +68,876
    • Like Like x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Love Love x 1
  5. SBLIII

    SBLIII In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2018
    Messages:
    2,256
    Likes Received:
    788
    Ratings:
    +3,446
    Because he will be a 28 year old FA in 2020. BB might decide to move on.
     
  6. Simpelton

    Simpelton In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2017
    Messages:
    2,201
    Likes Received:
    627
    Ratings:
    +3,108
    Got a little news flash for you guys: BB doesn't move on from every UFA. What White does is very difficult to replace. not that many really good receiving backs in the league. I know he didn't have a great playoffs but the dude's been a rock for us and not everyone can do what he does.

    White is not particularly replaceable until he slows down. I think he's a Patriot for the indefinite future, personally.
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
  7. robertweathers

    robertweathers PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    48,335
    Likes Received:
    11,541
    Ratings:
    +68,876
    White is incredibly valuable but they also aren't going to overpay for his services either. See Woody and Vereen as examples.
     
    • Useful Useful x 1
  8. Simpelton

    Simpelton In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2017
    Messages:
    2,201
    Likes Received:
    627
    Ratings:
    +3,108
    Define "overpay" and then this conversation can actually happen. Your definition of overpaying, and mine, and Bill Belichick's could all be wildly divergent after all. BB might do what you feel is an overpay but what he feels is a correct estimate of the value of White's services -- rendering your statement utterly meaningless in real terms.
     
  9. primetime

    primetime Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2005
    Messages:
    11,139
    Likes Received:
    2,060
    Ratings:
    +10,973
    The knee issue was reported only by Mike Lombardi. There's no verification that it's real, and Lombardi's something of a hack who's failed upwards throughout his career. Until it's actually an issue, it's not an issue.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  10. robertweathers

    robertweathers PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    48,335
    Likes Received:
    11,541
    Ratings:
    +68,876
    More than what he made last time.
     
  11. primetime

    primetime Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2005
    Messages:
    11,139
    Likes Received:
    2,060
    Ratings:
    +10,973
    Main issue is there's no obvious replacement waiting in the wing. Vereen replaced Woodhead, White (more than) replaced Vereen. I guess the question is whether they'll draft a receiving back this year. History would suggest that one of those mid rounders will be one. I do think White's a uniquely valuable player though; he's better than Jarvis Landry at similar roles and adds much more on top of that, but Landry gets paid as a receiver and White as a back.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  12. Simpelton

    Simpelton In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2017
    Messages:
    2,201
    Likes Received:
    627
    Ratings:
    +3,108
    Well I suppose they could re-sign Cordarrelle Patterson and try to use him as a receiving back :p

    Guys who can do what White does as well as he does it are not easy to find. Be prepared to watch BB recognize this and open his wallet accordingly.
     
  13. robertweathers

    robertweathers PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    48,335
    Likes Received:
    11,541
    Ratings:
    +68,876
    White has two years left on his deal. Hes not going anywhere in 2019 or 2020 as his cap # is very reasonable. His production is too important to this offense.

    He'll be 29 when his deal is up. Traditionally its interesting age for RBs in FA but White doesn't take the pounding a 1st and 2nd down RB does.

    Because the running game is so critical now it would not surprise me if they picked up another RB in the draft in the top 100 of their picks.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  14. PatsBoy12

    PatsBoy12 Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Messages:
    14,128
    Likes Received:
    2,401
    Ratings:
    +8,115
    I remember reading somewhere that it's degenerative. We'll see what happens. I like the kid. He's a good player.
     
  15. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    13,667
    Likes Received:
    2,777
    Ratings:
    +10,798
    He had a great playoffs. 20 catches 151 yards. He was one of the stars of the Charger game. Decent AFC title game. And yes a quiet SB but all in all he had more yards this year in the playoffs than any previous.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Thank You Thank You x 1
  16. Ice_Ice_Brady

    Ice_Ice_Brady PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2006
    Messages:
    9,797
    Likes Received:
    4,042
    Ratings:
    +20,644
    This guy is like as humble and likeable of a player you’ll find. He’s on sports shows saying the narraive should change to “we” regarding his running success, as the whole offense works as a group, and you can tell this genuine and not some PR to boost his value. I have no idea how Belichick constantly finds all-world athletes who are also all-world character guys. It’s just remarkable.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Love Love x 1
  17. Kdo5

    Kdo5 Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2005
    Messages:
    13,111
    Likes Received:
    1,575
    Ratings:
    +8,067
    White is invaluable to this team and offense. He's not going anywhere barring a bad injury.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  18. farn

    farn Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Messages:
    7,080
    Likes Received:
    1,538
    Ratings:
    +8,209
    The RBs have been the most solid, consistent unit since (at least) 2015... I have no idea why people are down on any of these guys. I was, however, surprised that White didn’t get a few more snaps vs KC & LAR... but he was amazing all year and has been a key cog since 2016. Also a team capt.

    Hoping Sony can keep it rolling a few more years.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. TommyD4207

    TommyD4207 In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Messages:
    4,558
    Likes Received:
    1,225
    Ratings:
    +6,849
    This.

    He kept Kevin Faulk into his 30s, so there's no reason to think as long as White stays healthy, keeps most of his speed and shiftiness, and keeps his ability to catch, there's no reason to think White won't be the same sort of thing.
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
  20. Ivan

    Ivan Hall of Fame Poster

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2011
    Messages:
    20,430
    Likes Received:
    4,369
    Ratings:
    +23,442
    I hope Sony doesn’t leave because James White’s contract is up.
     

Share This Page

Search For Links: - CLOSE
For searches with multiple players
add commas (Ex: "Brady, Gronkowski")