The last time the patriots were in such a weak spot? Probably the first few weeks of 1993. After a 2-14 season that ended with Dick MacPherson’s sacking, they had no head coach and no quarterback (sorry Zo).
At the end of January, Bill Parcells was in charge. By the end of April they were No.. 1 overall selection for Drew Bledsoe. Though there have been ebbs for the past 29 years – 1995, 1999, 2000, and 2009 – they always had their quarterback in place.
And except for Pete Carroll’s three years, they had a prestigious soccer poobah that ruled everything.
But the current Poobah – Bill Belichick – is in a cold phase and the quarterback is nowhere to be found. Even if they had a quarterback, the substitute level wideouts and mismatched tight ends would still have hampered the operation. And the defense that is traditionally Belichick’s pride and joy? It’s in the flow.
After this 7-9 season, Bill Belichick faces a whole host of questions. And he won’t spend another season using them by outrageous hack reporters. Bill will be fat in 2021.
The Patriots don’t have enough good players to pull off their offense. This year’s top three players – Damien Harris, James White and Jakobi Meyers – have handled the ball 285 times. If you put in the 137 stretcher from Cam Newton, you have 422 touches. So 422 of the team’s 785 touches – 56. 27 percent – went to an uncovered sophomore wideout, an aging third down back, a quarterback whose main strength was running like a fullback, and a promising young running back.
In 2017, White, Brandin Cooks, Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola scored 294 touches. Dion Lewis ran it 180 times. That’s 474 of the 837 touches, that was 56. 3 percent. That’s a top third, top wideout, hall of fame tight end, and a very valuable 2/3 wideout. Plus an electrical return. Each of them had a tool that gave them a headache.
What is it about? Too many « meh » players handling the ball in too many games. We can talk about the quarterback plan until the cows get home, but the Patriots are preparing it for failure if they can’t use elite offensive talent for it.
Whether they do it through design, free action, or trade, the Patriots will take a significant step. The best free agents are Allen Robinson, A. . J. . Green, T. . Y. . Hilton, Marvin Jones and Breshad Perriman. The draft includes players like Ja’Marr Chase of LSU, Jaylen Waddle of Alabama and a handful who would pose the Patriots’ most explosive offensive threat right now. Hunter Henry is a pending free agent.
You have the running backs. Between signings and the development of players, they have the offensive line. The apparent lack of speed / talent is an anchor that won’t go away no matter who the quarterback is.
Jarrett Stidham has two years left on his rookie contract. But after an annoyingly ineffective second season in which football has never been safe in its hands, there’s no need to pour more reps into that particular drain. He’s got a great arm. But between his final season at Auburn, when it was Gus Malzahn’s fault playing behind Brady as a rookie, not having an off-season this year, showing the tenderness towards groin to coaches who don’t believe in him, it’s never up Stidham.
The options he had were not golden. But there were enough of them by now, one of which should be seamless and impressive. Nobody has. Give me a Colt McCoy garden variety. Hell, give me Jakobi Meyers, who does reps for quarterback. That just doesn’t happen here. He’ll hold out until August and then be on the line.
Financially, there are simply too many things against the return of Stephon Gilmore. He has a cap hit of $ 17 million and a $ 7 million salary which, despite having a quad injury, just isn’t enough. He’ll want more money. And that means extending and dropping the cap hit and moving forward with a 31 year old corner that will start gobbling up too much of the precious cap space that the team threw away.
J. . C.. . Jackson finished that year with nine picks. Pay him well, replace Gilmore with a midsize free agent, or just stick with Jason McCourty, Jonathan Jones and Joejuan Williams. You have many options. As for trading options? Picking up Gilmore understands that it’s not just about the $ 7 million salary, it’s a revised contract. Hence, the Patriots may not get back what a former DPOY should win the most. Third place? Don’t be stunned.
The money saved at Gilmore may be the money saved when Dont’a Hightower retires ($ 9). 945M) and Gilmore is trading ($ 7. 5 million. ) These are savings of more than 17 million. USD in 2021 in addition to the already existing more than 60 million. USD. Why should you switch from Thuney, who is 28 years old and one of the best in the league in his position? Keep your strength on the offensive line strong, especially with Isaiah Wynn, who is now clearly an injury-prone gentleman (18 out of 48 possible games so far). .
It won’t be Cam Newton. And there is no way they are acting against the contracts of Carson Wentz, Matt Stafford or Matt Ryan. But the crew of Josh Rosen, Marcus Mariota and Mitch Trubisky? One hundred percent. You can’t be out there spending more than $ 20 million on a quarterback that no one has to throw at. But the patriots will see their path to a salvation / journeyman proposition with absolute clarity, and there is enough talent to do it right now.
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