therealbig3 wrote:Peterson meeting with the Pats.
Blount is a free agent, but Peterson is clearly much more talented and would be a big upgrade for the Pats as their power back in short yardage and goal line situations...as successful as Blount has been in the RS, I feel like he's been a big disappointment in their last 2 SBs, which has put a ton of pressure on Brady to perform in those SBs. He did end up performing well and overcoming that, but I don't think that's optimal for the Pats, especially with Brady getting older.
However, with that said, there's a few things that need to happen first:
-Peterson has to sign for cheap
-Peterson has to accept a reduced role, which means he's not getting 20+ touches every game, and sometimes, will barely even be part of the gameplan
-The Patriots don't like their power back options in the draft, either in terms of effectiveness or experience (a rookie RB with potential doesn't do a lot for them at this point, they need an NFL-ready RB that can be trusted in crucial situations to make the right blocks, hit the right gaps, read the defense right, and to not fumble the football...and it's a lot to expect all of that out of a rookie RB, but if they want to optimize Brady's window, then they can't really wait to develop a rookie, which is why Peterson becomes an option)
Peterson on the Pats would be terrifying. IDK if I can see it happening, as he just doesn't seem like a New England kind of guy to me. But like you said, if he's willing to take the pay cut and go there and not be a diva and do whatever is asked of him, he could be unbelievable.
I like Blount, and I do think he ends up back on NE, but I wouldn't mind seeing my Panthers pick him up for a reasonable price. I'm terrified right now that we draft Fournette.