RE: [patriotzip] Shawn Springs...
- ***** I've always liked him, Frank. But I wasn't satisfied with our CB situation before we signed Bodden. I think Springs will have a positive impact on our pass D, as long as he's able to play a limited number of snaps. I didn't want him as our full-time starting CB.***** The combination of the Springs AND Bodden signings gives us, IMO, a better than average secondary now. If we can add a very good starting Safety, it will be further upgraded.
I realize this isn't going to last forever. I won't be playing football forever. But I think I've tried to ensure that when I stop playing football, the last helmet I'll be wearing is a Patriot helmet." - Tedy Bruschi
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Frank
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 6:36 PM
Subject: [patriotzip] Shawn Springs...
He may be getting long in the tooth, but he certainly found the Kool-aid pretty fast. From Mike Reiss' blog, discussing covering T.O., now that he's in Buffalo...
"You know in New England it's not about one individual player," said Springs, who signed a three-year, $10.5 million deal, with incentives that could push it to $13 million. "It's more of a team thing, regardless of whether it's me or Leigh Bodden, or Ellis Hobbs or [Terrence] Wheatley on him, with the Patriots you're going to play what the defense calls for. T.O. coming to Buffalo made a difference. He is a playmaker, but that's not going to change the way the game is called."
I'm startin' to like this guy.