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Pre-Draft Spring 2013 Thread (w/important dates)

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Posted: 2/4/2013 3:09 PM

Pre-Draft Spring 2013 Thread (w/important dates) 


Here are the dates coming up leading up to summer. I've highlighted some of the really key dates. The Pats have a little over a month to figure out what to do about free agents. Since the Pats don't have their usually brigade of draft picks this year (only 1,2,3,7,7), their big moves will be through Free Agency. I've listed the Pats players becoming UFA's after the schedule (again highlighting the important names).

Feb. 9-10: Regional Combine (Orange Coast College in Los Angeles, CA)
Feb. 16: Regional Combine (Methodist Training Center in Houston, TX)
Feb. 17: Regional Combine (Cleveland Browns Training Facility in Cleveland, OH
Feb. 20-26: NFL Combine (Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN)
March 2-3: Regional Combine (Atlantic Health Jets Training Facility in Florham Park, NJ)
March 9: Regional Combine (One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, FL)
March 9-11: Teams can begin negotiating with the agents of players set to become unrestricted free agents at the start of the league year (teams can only talk to agents and not the players during this negotiating window)
March 10: Regional Combine (Halas Hall in Chicago, IL)
March 12: 2013 League Year begins at 4 p.m. ET, opening free agency and the trading period
March 16-17: Regional Combine (Atlanta Falcons Training Facility in Atlanta, GA)
March 17-20: Annual League Meeting (The Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ)
March 23-24: Regional Combine (Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, WA)
March 23-24: Regional Combine (Baltimore Ravens Training Facility in Baltimore, MD)
April 7-8: Super Regional Combine (Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX)
April 25-27: 2013 NFL Draft (in New York City, NY)
May 20-22: NFL Spring League Meeting (Hyatt Harborside in Boston, MA)


Pat's UFA's

I expect they'll let Chung become a FA as he's fallen down the depth chart and keeps making mental errors (which BB hates). I put Trevor Scott on the "important" list as he played pretty well and shows promise as a DE - which is a position of need still. Branch is likely done, but still on speed-dial. Stallworth is still up in the Boston area doing rehab and will likely at least be at camp. I have to believe they'll keep Vollmer.

They obviously want Talib, but who knows what price he's going to demand. Keeping Woody and Edelman has to be a priority - these two guys do so many things for the team.

Welker ... who knows ... Kraft said he wanted to keep Wes this week, but also said he hopes the agents and lawyers don't mess things up. He's right in that both sides need to make a deal everyone can live with - and that's not in the interest of WW's agent who only wants to maximize his commission and exposure. If they part with WW, they better have a hell of a "Plan B" mapped out (maybe Danny Amendola?).

Arrington's play has steadily declined - not a priority signing. I also expect Tracey White to be back - a key ST guy.

Danny Woodhead, RB
Tracy White, LB/ST 
Wes Welker, WR 
Sebastian Vollmer, RT 
Donald Thomas, G
Aqib Talib, CB 
Donte' Stallworth, WR 
Trevor Scott, DE 
Jamey Richard, C/G 
Derrick Martin, DB/ST
Niko Koutouvides, LB 
Julian Edelman, WR/KR 
Marquice Cole, CB/ST
Patrick Chung, S 
Deion Branch, WR 
Josh Barrett, S 
Kyle Arrington, CB 
Will Allen, DB 

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Posted: 2/5/2013 11:47 PM

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Some interesting news items from today.

People keep saying the Ravens will be contenders again in '13, but their CAP situation tells me otherwise. Flacco is going to demand Manning-money ... and he'll get it. And Suggs is due a ton of cash and they can't afford to lose him at the same time Ray-Ray retires. If Ed Reeds also departs, that takes the core leadership of the D off the field. Between Suggs and Flacco that could be as much as $35M in CAP right there - and they're already $5M over, if I recall.

The Goldson/Talib stories are interesting. The Pats have go to spend money on the secondary (again), and if Talib is in the dog house, then Goldson may be on the radar. 

Rob Ryan joining the Saints ... the city is a good fit for a Ryan, lets leave it at that.



Joe Flacco’s agent says he should be league’s highest paid QB

In order for that to become a reality, the Ravens will need to pay Flacco at least $20 million a year. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning made $18 million this season while New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees averages $20 million a year.

Add Terrell Suggs cap number to list of Ravens’ concerns

Perhaps the biggest challenge arising from a guy who’ll be going nowhere comes from the contract of linebacker Terrell Suggs.  Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Suggs’ cap number for 2013 is a whopping $13.02 million.

Report: Saints plan to hire Rob Ryan

Goldson wants no part of a second franchise tag

Patriots not sure they can trust Aqib Talib on a multi-year contract


Comcast SportsNet’s Mike Giardi reports that the Patriots have enough concerns about Talib’s work ethic that they question whether they can trust him to stay motivated if they give him a multi-year deal with significant guaranteed money.

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Posted: 2/6/2013 1:59 PM

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I hope they at least give Talib a decent offer.He is just 27.My worry is the injuries but maybe he can get better under this team's strenght and conditioning program.This secondary will once again be in trouble if he leaves.Who will replace him?McCourty?Another CB in the draft?This team cannot start rebuilding with a QB who will be 36.Put the pieces to make one more final run!
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Posted: 2/6/2013 3:18 PM

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They don't need another Dowling - who goes on IR every season it seems. That's looking like a wasted draft pick.

McCourty needs to stay at safety full time. He is good there. He's not a good NFL corner.

Talib needs to look at the big picture. Staying in NE puts him on a perennially winning team with a lot of strong support to keep him focussed. For a guy like him who's got a history - on and off the field - it may be worth taking a few million less and staying in NE for 2-3 years and then cashing in when he can really demand big bucks.
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Posted: 2/6/2013 3:36 PM

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I thought McCourty would be a stud at cornerback that first year.How does someone regress soo much.Idk.This team needs to fire some of these coaches.I just feel like Patricia and Boyer are amateurs.
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Posted: 2/6/2013 4:02 PM

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Hmmm....Does BB NEED too much power?

Is he the only one that doesn't see there is a problem with some of these play calls/chemistry on both sides of the ball at crucial times.

He knows so much that it might be to the teams and his own detriment these days.

RK can you stand up to him?

Would BB want to leave with other Alpha males around?

Just wondering.

Edit...sorry dok, this belongs in a different thread. I hope we can get players that learn the system and can be clutch when they need to be with our coaching staff.

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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:25 PM

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With McCourty it could be teams didn't go after him that much his rookie year. 

Looking back at the end of the 2001 SB, I don't think BB has changed his approach much. That is, he's still making very aggressive calls. The difference is now the team doesn't execute them flawlessly.

I love seeing BB coaching on the sidelines because he clearly digs it and is in his element. I hate seeing Patricia not even in the frame when they show that, though - what good is a DC if the HC has to take over all the time?

I think we're stuck with McD/Daboll running the offense. And, truth is, the offense is overall productive and the running game has improved drastically. But there is a recurring pattern of the O starting slowly and Brady acting like someone just ran over his dog. Maybe they need Weis as an offensive assistant or something - just to be there to kick people in the tail when they need it.

(And I threw this thread up as a catch-all for all the semi-random news that'll be coming out leading up to draft week.)
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Posted: 2/7/2013 4:32 PM

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Just saw something from Tom Curran that three players consume 35 percent of the Patriots’ 2013 cap. The culprits are Tom Brady ($21.8 million), Vince Wilfork ($10.6 million), and Logan Mankins ($10 million).
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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:36 PM

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^^^
Calling all NY SB winner wannabees to pitch in on&off$ the field.
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Posted: 2/8/2013 12:09 AM

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I gotta believe Brady will restructure his deal. He admits he played bad. Especially if he wants to keep WW around.
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Posted: 2/8/2013 3:10 PM

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Posted: 2/8/2013 4:58 PM

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Wicked pissah!
The governor closed all the roads down to the public at 4pm today for the whole state. An executive order. I'm in the Berkshires and getting ready to go on a fun snowmobile ride after about a foot of snow has fallen.

Mayor Menino said kids shouldn't go to school tomorrow...LOL
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Posted: 2/8/2013 5:45 PM

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Imagine the Superbowl in this weather next year... Pink hat fans stay home....lol
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Posted: 2/8/2013 6:02 PM

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Yuppers. I remember it well - don't miss it - but remember it. My first winter driving was the Blizzard of '78, after I didn't care much about a few inches of snow here or there. If ain't measured in feet, it ain't a problem; and as long as I can see the tracks of the last car that went through, I can get where I'm going. 


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Posted: 2/9/2013 8:41 PM

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Posted: 2/11/2013 12:26 PM

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I'm seeing on Twitter this morning that the Eagles have agreed to terms with Vick. So he won't be going to the Jets.

A big story his morning is that the Vikes are looking to deal Percy Harvin. The Pats are on the list of teams everyone assumes is interested. There are red-flags a-plenty on this one, not the least of which is he has yet to actually be a starter for a complete season.

And Dennard is in court today back in Nebraska on those charges of striking an officer from last year.
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Posted: 2/11/2013 2:43 PM

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Bills have released OLB Nick Barnett and SS George Wilson. Given the youth of the Pats D (remember they just added two more quasi-rookies from the CFL), these could be some good veteran guys to add.
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Posted: 2/14/2013 12:25 PM

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Ex-Pat DT Ron Brace signed with the 'Skins.

Ex-Jets OC Sparano is now the assistant head coach and offensive line coach of the Raiders. Bawahahahaha ...

And some funny NFL V-Day cards.

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Posted: 2/14/2013 4:32 PM

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Sparano and his 24/7 shades, (medical condition maybe?) will fit right in with their bad-azz play/look.

The V-day boys are hilarious.
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Posted: 2/14/2013 6:31 PM

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Just amazing that Sparano is in demand. He sucked in MIA, sucked in NY.
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Posted: 2/15/2013 4:49 PM

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Just saw that the Colts are releasing Freeney and Collie.
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Posted: 2/15/2013 5:31 PM

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The offseason chess game is on! Don't make a move quickly and you can miss out. Make a move quickly and you can miss out. The cap, player production and timing is a gamble for everyone.
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Posted: 2/16/2013 9:54 AM

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McCourty was really not that good his rookie year. People look at his 7 INTS and saw wow, but the fact was 4 of them were passes thrown to other receivers that were tipped. Another one was when he was beat bad and the receiver bobbled the ball and allowed McCourty to catch up and steal the ball.

As you all know I hated the McCourty pick. I hated that he could not play man and had to play zone to even be effective. He has great speed and uses that to make up for his lack ability to read plays. He has done ok at Safety, but should be more of a nickel back when we go to zone.
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Posted: 2/16/2013 11:33 AM

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BB has doned a terrible job when it comes to picking DBs in the draft.There are no ifs and buts about that!Thats why its important in my mind to resign Talib.We have to see what Dennard turns into.I still hate the Tavon Wilson pick!Ughhh
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Posted: 2/17/2013 11:00 AM

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From Doc's Post ~

"Comcast SportsNet’s Mike Giardi reports that the Patriots have enough concerns about Talib’s work ethic that they question whether they can trust him to stay motivated if they give him a multi-year deal with significant guaranteed money." 
Look. When you release a player of Talib's skill, especially when he is more than filling the weakest void on your team, conventional wisdom directs you to have a plan to replace him. Well, New England had no plan when they released Assante Samuel so, why should the fans expect any different. Talib stays or once again, they suck. 2013 will tell the real story of the Patriots, BB et al.
They must look into who their assistants are, and re-tool them too.

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Posted: 2/17/2013 1:50 PM

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I'm not sure they'll be as bad next year w/o Talib as they were in 2011 w/o Talib.

Dennard (assuming he avoids jail time - his trial is still ongoing) looks like a solid starter. McCourty found his groove at FS. The Boston sportswriters all expect a big 2nd year jump by Wilson based on the fact that he had a solid, albeit quiet, rookie year - I still see him filling James Sanders' old role - nothing flashy, just make plays.

Downling is a huge question-mark. He's never healthy. This season is his last chance. Maybe his last chance in the NFL. If he can actually get on he field, his size and athleticism could be the difference ... assuming Talib doesn't stay.

Anyway, compared at 2011 with Ihedigbo and Moore as the starting safeties - they'll be better than that, even if Talib goes.

All that said, how many 1st round DB's are there and how many live up to their hype? Not many. Maybe 3 or 4 per round, and at least one ends up on IR or battling injuries out of that bunch. Compare that to about a dozen OL/DL taken per round in the early part of the draft. There just aren't many good DB's to pick from and given that the Pats rarely get a top-10 pick, they've done ... not horrible lately.
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Posted: 2/19/2013 1:12 PM

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Dennard's trial is supposed to wrap up today and throw it to the jury. I'm seeing some tweets saying that the prosecution's case has fallen apart, no actual witnesses to punch being thrown. (UPDATE: the case has now been given to the jury.)

And the Pats signed another ex-Townie who moved up to Molsenvania: 

The Patriots on Tuesday announced the signing of defensive lineman/linebacker Jason Vega, following reports last month that they had come to an agreement with the Canadian Football League veteran. The Patriots had to wait until Vega was released by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers before making the signing official.

Vega, who stands 6-foot-4, 255 pounds, is a native of Brockton who played his college ball at Northeastern. The 25-year-old spent the past two seasons playing for the Blue Bombers, recording 66 tackles and 12 sacks.

At Northeastern, Vega battled through injury issues (including a broken elbow) to record 137 tackles and 14 sacks in 41 games. He was not selected in the 2010 NFL draft.


I think they'll need to start playing this after TD's.

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Posted: 2/19/2013 1:31 PM

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@nyjets: Jets announce 3 vets released--LB Calvin Pace, S Eric Smith, T Jason Smith--and TE Josh Baker has been waived.

UPDATE:  Jets cut Bart Scott too. He'd expressed a desire to play the Mike, where David Harris is. This gives him a chance to pursue that elsewhere.

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Posted: 2/19/2013 5:43 PM

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Chiefs announce release of WR Steve Breaston and TE Kevin Boss.
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Posted: 2/20/2013 11:44 AM

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Oh hell ...

@tomecurran: Jury returns a verdict in the Alfonzo Dennard trial. He is found guilty of assaulting an officer and resisting arrest. #PatriotsTalk
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Posted: 2/20/2013 12:01 PM

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Wow.I am surprised by that outcome.ughhh.What does this mean now?Jail time?I never thought he would get charge.
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Posted: 2/20/2013 12:25 PM

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Up to 6 years. Best case is just a fine. Sentencing is April 11th or thereabouts. If he gets the max that'd be a complete miscarriage of justice.

The team has to decide who to franchise tag by March 4th so Talib is now in position to get a big pay day.

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Posted: 2/20/2013 1:47 PM

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Patriots.com posted a video of Talib from when he was at the Combine. [VIDEO] Sounds like there was interest and a good fit all the way back then.
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Posted: 2/21/2013 4:42 PM

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Tweets from the Combine as the Jets take questions ...

Rex Ryan: "I'm usually not real good on my predictions. I'm going to make [them] at the end of the season. I'll tell you how many wins we'll have"

Rex Ryan on Revis rumors: "There is no validity to that trade." Then hypothesizes he could trade Revis for Jim Brown.

Idzik buries question about Sanchez in stating that entire team needs to improve.

Idzik dancing around Revis trade questions. Says he wants Revis on team but won't firmly say they won't trade Revis.

Rex asked if Tebow is part of the new Jets 'spirit of competition'... would say only that "it's too early to tell." Yeesh.

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Posted: 2/22/2013 3:24 PM

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Some interesting news items from this morning ...

There are several reports from Indy that there are multiple OL who can play all 5 spots, which is usually a rarity.

The Pats seem to be playing is cagey today talking to WR's, they're not talking to the guys people expected them to, could be the typical BB smoke-screen.

Miami sent their entire staff to the Combine.


Vollmer had clean-up surgery

Patriots free-agent-to-be Sebastian Vollmer had his right knee scoped on Wednesday in what a league source termed routine post-season maintenance.

TAVON AUSTIN IS OBSESSED WITH WES WELKER

West Virginia receiver Tavon Austin is one of the names you’re join to hear thrown around as a potential replacement for Wes Welker. As it turns out, Austin really, really likes Welker. 

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Austin figures to be a first-round pick. The 5-foot-8, 174-pounder hopes to run somewhere in the 4.2 range in the 40-yard dash and said he’s been timed as low as 4.29. As a senior, Austin had 114 receptions (tied with Stedman Bailey for the team lead) for 1,289 yards and 12 touchdowns.

DA’RICK ROGERS HAS A QUESTIONABLE PAST, BUT NO QUESTIONING WIDE RECEIVER’S TALENT

The Patriots are all about value, and they’re all about talent. Factor in their need at receiver and their history of overlooking positive tests for marijuana (Aaron Hernandez), and you should start getting to know Tennessee Tech product Da’Rick Rogers.

From a talent standpoint, Rogers has first-round talent. He’s got the size (6-foot-2 4/8, 217.7 pounds) and speed that’s drawn comparisons to Julio Jones, but he was also suspended indefinitely from Tennessee last year after failing a third drug test in as many years and had to transfer.
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Posted: 2/23/2013 8:27 AM

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dominicanthug wrote: BB has doned a terrible job when it comes to picking DBs in the draft.There are no ifs and buts about that!Thats why its important in my mind to resign Talib.We have to see what Dennard turns into.I still hate the Tavon Wilson pick!Ughhh

I haven't taken the time to look it up, but I would be surprised if BB's DB-drafting record is much worse, if it's even worse at all, than any of the other 31 teams.  

Every year lots of DB's are drafted in the first three rounds, possibly more than any other position.  And that's because it's a passing league and you need more than one or two good DB's, and there just aren't that many of them to be found.  

I would bet if you look up all the DBs drafted in the first three rounds over the last five years, the number of them that have actually lived up to expectations is probably frighteningly small.  And the number that are either out of the league or who have bounced around the league as backups is probably equally surprising.  It's just not easy to find good DB's in the draft.  You make your picks and hope they work out.  

The one thing I would really criticize BB for in the draft, not just with DB's but with all positions, is how many guys he has picked who have injury histories in college, only to see those guys continue to be injured in the pros.  He needs to start drafting healthy players to have a better chance of seeing them make it.
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Posted: 2/23/2013 8:41 AM

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Here's something I have been thinking of a lot since January.  Rodney made a point then that the Pats haven't had a real enforcer in the D-backfield since he left.  Not that they need a head-hunter like Ryan Clark or others like him back there, but I think they would be a lot better pass defense, especially in the middle of the field if they had someone that made receivers think twice about running across the middle.  We thought Chung was going to become that, but it just hasn't happened.  It wouldn't surprise me if they let him walk in free agency.  .. (I wouldn't mind seeing them let him go, have the Falcons pick him up, and the Pats pick up the Falcons free agent safety William Moore.  I'd go for that swap).


Chung hasn't developed since his rookie year, and that has brought something else to my mind over the last month.  I'm not so sure the Pats problem with developing DB's and other positions is really a drafting failure.  It may be much more a coaching failure. Think about it.  
- Chung looked really good as a rookie, but never really got any better.
- McCourty made the Pro Bowl as a rookie, then got significantly worse.
- Eugene Wilson looked like a real surprise draft find, playing great at safety for the Pats SB team as a rookie.  But instead of getting better he got worse over the next seasons.
- Laurence Maroney's best season as a Pat was his rookie year, making some highlight runs and giving some hope that he might be a good player for them.  He never did that after his rookie year.
- You might even say that Deion Branch looked like a potential pro bowl receiver for the Pats as a rookie, and while he was their best receiver for a few years he never really got a lot better over the years.

There are probably a number of other guys I could include in this list but you get the point.  Why do they have so many drafted players play well as rookies only to regress in their second and third years?  Could it be they are just "being themselves" as rookies and using their natural talent, and then as they "learn" more from the coaching staff they are losing something?   I'm actually a little concerned about Chandler and Donte for this reason.  Hopefully they and the other rookies who played well for them this year will get better and not worse in their second seasons.
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Posted: 2/23/2013 8:55 AM

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Well the combine workouts start today.  

At the start of last season I was convinced that the Pats were going to have to spend an early pick on an OL, most probably an interior OL, and that's what I was paying the most attention to at the start of the college season.

But now I don't even think that's one of their top 5 needs.  The OL came together and did a pretty good job.  Not spectacular, but not nearly as bad as they looked in August and September.  Just make sure they don't lose Vollmer or they will need to draft an OT (or sign a FA).

In the draft I think they absolutely need to get at least one WR and at least one DB (depending on the Talib and Dennard situations).  They also need another pass rusher to go opposite Jones and some depth at LB.
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Posted: 2/23/2013 9:17 AM

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I still think OL is a big need. The center and guard play was ok, but needs help. The tackles played pretty good, but Vollmer is injury prone and Solder looks lost at times. I still would like to see an interior lineman picked and then go after Jennings in FA at the WR spot.
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Posted: 2/23/2013 12:49 PM

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I agree they need *much* better position coaches. And a real DC. I don't think the players are as bad as they end up looking.

I'm not ready to give up on Tavon Wilson. He had a solid rookie year. I don't think he'll be the next Rodney Harrison, but he could be the next James Sanders - and that's just fine. They need a stable guy who just quietly makes plays and anchors the secondary.

My beef with Chung is he's injured frequently and he makes bad decisions.

I'll be amazed if the Pats take a WR in the 1st. But if a guy they expect to be gone by the time they pick is still on the board, they'll take a WR.
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