***** Yes, BB does have that tendancy. It s a tendancy that has frustrated me for years, as we ve watched any number of LB s taken in R1 by other teams, andMessage 1 of 6 , Feb 1, 2007View Source***** Yes, BB does have that tendancy. It's a "tendancy" that has frustrated me for years, as we've watched any number of LB's taken in R1 by other teams, and to on to become outstanding players. Does the name Jonathan Vilma sound familiar?***** I sincerely hope that he breaks that tendancy this season. We need an outstanding young ILB badly. I would personally favor trading up to get a player like Willis, even if it means using both of our R1 picks to do it. Our other major need, a #1 WR, is not a position that typically can be filled by a rookie; at least not with anywhere near the same percentage of success as can the LB position.
Dogs have masters ... Cats have staff!
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Mark
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 10:34 AM
Subject: Re: [patriotzip] Re: Status of the team, Draft and other musings
Patrick Willis is a true MLB and played very well last
week in the Senior Bowl. He had 11 tackles in a
collge all star game which is really quite
unbelievable. I beleive he was the Butkus Award
winner. He has the size and speed too be a Pro Bowl
player. The latest rankings I have seen say that he
will be taken before pick #24.
Remember that BB has a tendancy not to pick
Linebackers in the 1st round.
--- Frank <frank.dana@comcast. net> wrote:
> Anyone know anything about Patrick Willis, ILB,Mississippi? I've
> seen him mentioned as a possible 1st rounder forthe
> Pats in mockperfectly.
> drafts. His profile seems to fit
>http://www.fftoolbo x.com/nfl_ draft/profile_ display.cfm?
> <patswingr@. ..> wrote:***** The value of being at the top of the draft
> is a bitoverrated, IMO.
> > When you look at our team, and, for thatmatter,
> the best teamsmany players critical to the
> > the league, how
> success of the teamhigh
> > R1 picks? Not many. There are players like Brady,Bruschi, Samuel,
> Hobbs,departed, available
> > Koppen, Faulk, and others now
> from late in R1entire draft.
> > the
> >having a
> > ***** The most important factor in
> successful draft isposition, but the research on the players
> not the
> > draft
> abilities, andaccuracy in
> > matching those abilities to the needs of ourteam.
> Through theexcellent job of that. This
> years, BB and
> > Pioli have done an
> year, there wereerrors
> > made in the building of our roster. The failure toadd the top
> level talent,developmental depth at both
> > and stock some solid
> LB and WR haveneeds
> left us with
> > those same needs again this year. That's the past.
> I fully expect
> > personnel management team to address those
> successfully thiscombination of
> > off-season.
> > ***** Yes, that is purely blind confidence. I have
> no idea
> > trade, FA acquision, and the draft they willuse
> to accomplishthe first one which I
> this. But,
> > since last season was
> consider to have beenconfidence. I will
> a failure
> > for them; I think there is justification for that
> > watch with great interest and excitement asthey
> work their magichigh
> > again!
> > ***** By the time we get to the draft, most of the
> quality FA'sat least a
> > will have signed somewhere. Hopefully,
> couple will bejerseys in front of the press conference.
> holding up
> > Patriots
> But, whateverin
> we do
> > the FA market, I will be disappointed if we don'tleast one
> add at
> > promissing LB on Day One of the draft, and atleast one more on
> Day Two. WeLB with talented youth.
> > really need to infuse that
> It is long pastsource,
> > ***** As for WR, I'm not nearly as concerned about
> since a truefrom any source.
> > #1 WR is going to be hard to find
> There are notWRs in the FA market. I don't personally
> many, if
> > any, #1
> see any. Drewand
> > Kevin Curtis are both, IMO, quality #2 guys, butguys that
> will makeAs has been
> > opposing defenses game plan for them.
> noted often, ourbe for Jackson to get, and stay healthy,
> best hope
> > may still
> and develop intwo,
> > as many WRs do. Otherwise, it's either a trade fortop WR, or
> > draft crap shoot for that rare WR
> sensation".it's difficult for us fans to
> > ***** I really think
> identifybeyond those two positions. We don't know how the
> injuries aregoing to heal
> > on our beat up Safeties, which was clearly aposition of great
> need as theknow what level of
> > season ended. We also don't
> confidence BB hasdevelopment of Sanders and Wilson. I would,
> in the
> however, lean stronglyRodney's
> > adding a hard hitting SS to step into
> shoes, whether thisPioli.
> year, or
> > next.
> > ***** I'll leave the rest of it to BB and
> Seems to me thatthose 3 "need" positions.
> it comes
> > down to BAA after
> >have masters ... Cats have staff!
> > George
> > Dogs
> > Behalf Of RandyZ. Pierce31, 2007 9:23 PM
> > Sent: Wednesday, January
> > Subject: [patriotzip] Status of the team, Draftmusings
> and other
> >inadvertently sending the note for Karen
> > Sorry for
> tolist. I did highlight my concern in
> > the entire
> thatcurious how others felt about this
> > message and was
>status of the team.
> > year's draft and the
> >talking about the
> > While several folks have been
> age oflast year we
> > the linebackers for some time and
> > definitely added the concerns at widereceiver,
> thisI find
> > is the first off-season in some time where
> > team needs to be fairly critical for
> success.year after
> > One of the troubles of drafting so late
> > year of playoff team performance, is that
> depth(foremost), Seymour, Wilfork and Warren as well as
> > and marquee players are both impacted.
> > The team still has a solid nucleus behind Brady
> thelikely leadership and talents of Bruschi, Vrabel,
> > Colvin andhopefully Harrison. The Offensive line
> isunspectacular and while they have up and
> > steady if
>they are signed for some time
> > down performances
> andbehind Brady's pocket
> > should continue to gel
> presenceright targets and time to
> > if we ensure Tom has the
> > acclimate to those
> > We need some depth and youth at middle
> > need some quality wide receivers and like
> team=== message truncated ===
> > in the league we could use more talent in the
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