Sporting news ranks the Patriot FA's
- This is from the 3/1/04 Sporting news Free Agent Preview:
RB - Best Value - Kevin Faulk - "He will do a lot of the things
Garner does - plus return kicks - at a fraction of the price"
RB- On the Rise - Mike Cloud - "Cloud has a nose for the end zone (5
TD's on 27 carries in '03)"
FB - Most Versatile - Patrick Pass - "Pass is small, but he can
cover or return kicks and also line up as a receiver"
C - Best Player - Damien Woody - "Woody has the size,power and range
to pull, trap or slug it out. He can play guard, too."
DT - Best Run Stuffer - Ted Washington - "A gigantic hole plugger
who is aging but remains a game-changing force"
DE - On the Decline - Bobby Hamilton - "Strength, effort and Wiles
get him far, but there is little burst left in those legs"
In their top 25 best FA's only Woody made the list @ #14
Ty Law was listed under their "All-Star Alert"
Calling Woody the best center is a joke. That "versatility" he shows
at playing guard came from the fact that he can't snap the ball in a
shot gun situation! Koppen completely outplayed him at that
position! I would definately rank Woody among the top Guards in the
It looks like the Pats will have some new faces at RB...Faulk should
command a lot of attention.
It appears Ted got the ring he wanted so he'll probably focus on
gettign himself his last big contract before he retires so the odds
of him returning seem slight.
Regarding Ty Law...Why not sign Antoine Winfield as insurance for if
they can't settle on a contract? It would be just revenge for the
BiLLLLs signing Milloy!