Falconsin2012

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  1. After watching the Patriots in the playoffs I am circling in on our future RT, Trenton Brown. Dude is an absolute mauler. Shanny traded him for foolishly thinking wasnt a fit for his outside zone calls in the run game, but NE turned him into a player at LT. In SF he was a top-10 overall RT, and elite pass blocking RT. No way NE pays him top-5 Tackle money. I actually would love Dimitroff to take a hard look. Offensive Line: LT: MAtthews LG: Lindstrom - 2nd rd BC C: Mack RG: Wes RT: Trent Brown
  2. Definitely cheaper. I just love Brown’s versatility and physicality. And he won’t cost as much as most suspect IMO
  3. They’d do much the same in our division. Do you like our chances vs Belichick & Brady twice a year? Newton and Winston would stand little chance over time... Patriots would win 11-13 games per year in every division in either Conference
  4. Sounds like TD learned from his old boss when it comes to scouting the other 31 teams for roster fits: Bill Belichick Offers Hilarious Response When Asked About Scouting Players On Other Teams "Absolutely. Yeah. What do you think we've been doing? Yeah, sure. We look at all 31 teams. Yeah, what do you think we're doing at camp? We're not having watermelon rolls and badminton contests and all that. Yeah. We're working on football. We look at our team. We look at the other 31 teams." That smile at the end, though. He was so proud of the joke. Belichick is just having a great day.
  5. This will likely get buried cause it’s long. But if you are a football junkie and have a few minutes, read these articles. I’m posting snipets of a fascinating article about Ernie Adams & Sean Harrington. These are trusted Belichick advisors and it got me wondering, who is our Ernie Adams? Do we employ genius from other fields to help us scout, draft & otherwise improve as an organization. Ernie Adams (right) is the Patriots’ director of football research and a close confidant of Bill Belichick. The Patriots’ man behind the curtain Is little-known Bill Belichick confidant Ernie Adams the secret to the Patriots’ success? ADVERTISEMENT By Dan Shaughnessy | Globe Staff PHOENIX — You can see the Ernie Hotline in the phone bank near the Patriots bench. Sometimes when Bill Belichick is prowling and scowling on the sideline, you get a glimpse of the wall of black phones behind the coach. Under an NFL-shielded Microsoft Surface blue awning, in the middle of the row of old-timey wall phones, there is one handset with a strip of red tape affixed to the receiver. Somebody with a black Sharpie has identified the man on the other end of this line. The five letters run from top to bottom of the handpiece. E R N I E JIM DAVIS/GLOBE STAFF A bank of phones behind the Patriots bench includes one with orange tape and "Ernie" written on it. Who is Ernie Adams? What does he do? These are the eternal questions surrounding the Mystery Man of the Patriots. Adams, who is officially listed as “football research director,” is the man behind the Patriots’ iron curtain. He is the man who has Belichick’s ear. He is a football genius, a statistical savant, the Rain Man of the NFL. In the words of late author David Halberstam, Adams is “Belichick’s Belichick.’’ The magic game plan that beat the unbeatable St. Louis Rams in the Patriots’ first Super Bowl win? Hiking the ball off your own goal post to win an unwinnable game in Denver? Skull-imploding substitution plays that paralyzed John Harbaugh in New England’s playoff win over Baltimore? Adams’s DNA is sprinkled over all Patriot strategy and trickeration. History and anecdotal evidence suggest that Adams would know a lot about the PSI of a pigskin. Adams is Belichick’s trusted football brother and confidant. He is like Robert Kennedy serving as attorney general for brother JFK in the New Frontier. He is **** Cheney, behind the scenes with George W. Who is the Patriots’ true decider? We’re never quite sure. When Adams worked with Belichick in Cleveland, Browns owner Art Modell famously said, “I’ll pay anyone here $10,000 if they can tell me what Ernie Adams does. I know he does something, and I know he works for me, and I know I pay him, but I’d love to know what it is.’’ No one on the Cleveland staff came forward with information for the reward. Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells, when asked about Adams this week, was hard-pressed to recall anything about Adams even though Adams worked with the Tuna for six seasons. “I can’t really tell you anything about him,’’ said Parcells. “I just don’t know the guy.’’ Informed that Adams was the New York Giants’ “director of pro personnel” in 1983 and ’84 — when Parcells was head coach of the team, Parcells said, “He was? I don’t remember that. I don’t remember him being on my staff. “If he was on my coaching staff, I don’t remember what he was doing. I don’t have Alzheimer’s. I have a pretty good memory, and I didn’t have any interaction with him.’’ It’s a pattern of Adams’s past. In the football world, Adams is tethered only to Belichick. So what about it, Bill? How much interaction do you have with Adams on game day? “Enough,’’ answered Belichick. “It varies.’’ “In a minute, we can get a lot communicated,’’ Adams told Northwestern magazine. “We don’t have to talk a lot.’’ He told the New York Times in 2004, “My responsibility is to do whatever I can think of to help us win. Part of it, I make up as I go along. Bill and I work together. If I think I can help us win, my job is to do it.’’ https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/01/29/mysterious-ernie-adams-patriots-man-behind-curtain/IrNCfgrysUphGpkcIjEaBL/amp.html
  6. He was a top-10 RT in SF
  7. It’s a definite possibility and more in line with TD’s recent quotes. But 6’8, 380 lbs capable of playing within the ZBS. Yes please. Shoot, slide him inside at that size. Did you see what he did to Ford & Co?
  8. I don’t think he plays at 12 mill. We may extend him for 4 year to drop his CAP this season if Quinn is adamant he can get Vic’s production back up I think Vic would take 4 years, 38 mill depending on the guaranteed
  9. TD’s interview from the Senior Bowl make is sound like Vic is Quinn’s pet project and will be around next year
  10. It’s all coming. Honestly Grady may be the one we let walk since we extended Matthews. Tag Grady this year and draft Oliver to play next to him this year and replace next year
  11. So long as Wes has above average lineman on either side, his weakness’s can be masked
  12. To be fair, he said that to everyone but Jake & Mack. This is the same group that finished 2017 rated the 2nd best line in football per PFF
  13. Or Art Modell regarding Adams during the Belichick/Adams tenure in Cleveland: “When Adams worked with Belichick in Cleveland, Browns owner Art Modell famously said, “I’ll pay anyone here $10,000 if they can tell me what Ernie Adams does. I know he does something, and I know he works for me, and I know I pay him, but I’d love to know what it is.’’
  14. Likely true. If you read the article you see Belichick does more. This quote from Parcells regarding Adams being on his Giants staff: “Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells, when asked about Adams this week, was hard-pressed to recall anything about Adams even though Adams worked with the Tuna for six seasons. “I can’t really tell you anything about him,’’ said Parcells. “I just don’t know the guy.’’ Informed that Adams was the New York Giants’ “director of pro personnel” in 1983 and ’84 — when Parcells was head coach of the team, Parcells said, “He was? I don’t remember that. I don’t remember him being on my staff. “If he was on my coaching staff, I don’t remember what he was doing. I don’t have Alzheimer’s. I have a pretty good memory, and I didn’t have any interaction with him.’’ It’s a pattern of Adams’s past. In the football world, Adams is tethered only to Belichick.”
  15. I’ve got to admit, it’s practical, fills needs and is fiscally sound. I like it. But I don’t know enough about college players to comment after the 3rd round
  16. Of course. Belichick still coaches the defensive positional groups every day during the season (along with the positional coach). He will give up the title, but should never stop coaching. It’s his strength and how he got the job
  17. Should have been considered for All Pro 2nd team I foolishly said to let him walk due to how much CAP our OL already assumes. Glad to be an idiot at times
  18. I understood and wasn’t taking it personally. The curiosity with these two is there is no tree. They are simply genius analysts who made millions on Wall Street and Silicon Valley but turned down money for Belichick. Do other teams have these kinds of people is my curiosity.
  19. Most rosters have more talent. I have no doubt about that.
  20. Dude makes other lineman look undersized. I mean, seriously...#61 is a 6’2 and 315 lbs OG, Jonathan Cooper.
  21. Oh yeah. Velcro hands himself was a 7th round BB gem. Quickly making a case as the most clutch playoff receiver of all time. Those were not easy catches late vs KC
  22. Pretty much how I see it. And continuity is key on the OL. Mack & Wes will pair better each year they are together
  23. Always. Find the value. He loved Malloy, Law, Vrabel, Wilfork & Seymour. Great players who he unfortunately could no longer justify the price tag on. People say he doesn’t care, but he cried when releasing VW. When everyone places a premium on vertical threats, Bill passes due to cost. Figures there must be value in the slot. So he gets Hogan for 3 years $12 million and Rex Burkhart for 3 years 9 mill.
  24. Patriots won't say what Sean Harrington does; meet 'genius' who rejected Google for New England's scouting department http://blog.masslive.com/patriots/2018/01/sean_harrington_patriots_engin_1.html