RRyder823 wrote: jlyons043 wrote:
Why is it funny?
Claiming that we'd turn into the Saints if we became 'more aggressive' in FA is just a tad ridiculous. Somebody better call BB and tell him all those FA signings & trades are going to destroy his team
Well first and foremost you should remember that teams that get overly involved in FA tend to end up much closer to the current Saints rather then the Patriots. (Once again though gotta love the Patriots/BB goal posts)
It becomes ridiculous to suggest that we'd end up closer to the latter when the same types of moves that resulted in the Saints situation were advocated for by Packers fans.
Also while everyone is going gonzo over the Pats offseason it should be remembered that they're bringing in a ton of moving parts and quite honestly, if they do end up trading Butler, may actually not be as good as they were last year despite all those moves of Gronks back doesn't hold up. Gilmore for Butler would be a wash at best (if not a slight downgrade), Cook adds speed for them but that offense lives off their TEs and I'm not sure people realize how big Bennett was for them last year without Gronk. All that's before worrying about potential chemistry issues.
That's not me saying their offseason shouldn't be perceived as good or even great. Just that not everything turns out the way you expect simply by being more aggressive but also that just cause there's an exception to the rule doesn't mean the rule doesn't exist in the first place
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I agree with everything except for Butler and Gilmore being a wash. They are a wash if Gilmore is getting 15 mil and Butler is playing on a rookie salary, but not if the salaries are as close as they will be once this deal is complete.
I have said all along though the one thing that might mess up the Pats is way too many moves in one season. Although that is what most said 10 years ago and they went undefeated and were an incredible catch away from winning it all. If anyone can pull this off, it's those cheating chowder heads.
Also agree that most want us to make crazy moves. That isn't usually what I am asking for. Every year I find one or two midrange players who are available at a deep discount and want Ted to acquire them. If not them, someone TO FIX THIS DEFENSE. He did an incredible job bringing in not one, but two tight ends that will have the offense playing very well and I appreciate that. I don't need him to be as good as Belichick and I definitely don't want him doing what the Saints are doing as they literally are chasing their tails.
weezybaby856 wrote:Who is this Josh Hill and why are we interested in a 27/28yr old CB with 1 year of NFL experience that isn't even in the league anymore? Do I have that right?
Out of the league for three years, undersized, and EXTREMELY slow. I think he ran a 4.7 during the combine. Maybe Ted has him confused with the tight end who signed with the Bears and thought he was bringing in another tight end.
I don't care about the signing, it's probably at the league minimum if we even sign him at all. At this point though I would rather bring Tramon Williams back who is just as slow in this point of his career but has better instincts.