Free Agent Wishlist
- From: "MZ" <nospam@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 12:26:57 -0500
So here are the free agents I'd like to see the Pats pursue. I think these
would be good fits and good values.
1. London Fletcher - Would be a great ILB in this system. However, he may
end up being expensive. So he's #1 on the list, only if he's the right
2. Junior Seau - Should be cheap, which is why he's #2 on the list.. Showed
that he can still play, although I suspect the number of plays per game will
3. Joe Horn - Getting up there in age, but still a top receiver.
4. Donnie Edwards - Proven ILB in a 3-4, can still play at a high level.
5. Brian Simmons - Not sure what's going on with him lately, but a couple
seasons ago he was still a terrific linebacker. I think he could play ILB
in this system.
6. Dan Graham - They need to make a strong attempt to resign him. But if a
team like Denver breaks the bank for him, then Thomas will probably be
promoted and they'll have to look at potential #3's like Bruener, Brady, and
7. Mike Doss - He's flying under the radar right now, but would be a good
pickup to compete for a primary backup slot.
8. Napoleon Harris - pretty well rounded LBer, can play ILB in this system.
Keep in mind that Minnesota's run defense was incredible last year.
9. Keenan McCardell - More of a possession type receiver, but that's a need
especially if Brown retires.
10. Larry Izzo - Special teams captains aren't easy to replace. But will
some team throw a lot of money at him?
11. Joey Porter - Proven 3-4 OLB.
12. Tully Banta-Cain - despite his shortcomings as an every down OLB, he
seems pretty adept at the pass rush and shouldn't be very expensive. He'll
be primarily a special teamer and 3rd down specialist.
13. Kevin Curtis - Capable WR to compete with Caldwell, Gaffney, and
Jackson. Is probably better than all three.
14. Drew Bennett - Speedster that can make plays, and at a need position.
Might be expensive though, but better than Curtis.
15. Troy Vincent - Would be a cheap pickup to backup the FS spot in a
Hawkins kind of way. Hits pretty hard and tackles pretty well for a former
16. LaVar Arrington - Count me as an Arrington fan. Pre-injury, he was very
good (even though he's badmouthed a lot lately). Post-injury, I guess he's
a question mark. The Pats have had good luck in the past with question
marks. It's all going to depend on price.
17. Ahman Green - Quietly rushed for over 1000 yards last year. Can New
England help to resurrect his career?
18. Niko Koutouvides - RFA, would take a 4th rounder to obtain him. For the
right price, I think he's worth it.
19. Jay Bellamy - Good hitter, deficient in pass coverage. Still could be
very effective though. He's down on the list because I'm envisioning him
20. Brian Russell - Oops! Cleveland paid him way too much. What's his
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