Saturday, July 21, 2012

It's A Wrap folks

After seemingly being one of the last teams to get all their draftees signed year after year the Patriots have completed all of the contracts for players drafted with 1 day to spare before the start of training camp. This time around the New England Patriots were the 15th team out of 32 to finish. Article Link

One thing the Patriots always seem to have plenty of is offense, yet that is where Bill Belicheck seems to lean with many of his picks the last few years, especially in the early rounds. It's been a rotating door in the secondary even with the Patriots spending pick after pick on possible quality DB's.  They seem to have gotten a stud with Patrick Chung who really came into his own last year and will be looked to even more while they try and get Mr. Brady a couple more rings before he walks away into the sunset a VERY VERY VERY ACCOMPLISHED AND HOPEFULLY GRATEFUL MAN.

This years draft class for New England could be one of the most important ones they have had in years and it also could be one of the biggest difference makers in whether the Patriots are able to get back to the Superbowl. They selected 2 defensive guys in the first round and between Dont'a Hightower and Chandler Jones who are both versatile athletic players. The Patriots had to move up BOTH times in the first round to make sure they secured the players they wanted but it worked out perfectly as far as Bill is concerned. All those screams about defensive wins championships and offense fills the seats probably didn't concern the coach much but after watching the Giants men in the box dominate with a strong edge rush you have to wonder if he finally saw the light.

Well, I don't know about you but I'm excited to see this revamped Patriots defense that seemingly got younger, faster, stronger against the run and pass to go with that offense that puts up points in bunches. I just hope this whole Welker deal or should I call it a non-deal doesn't start to wear on the guy because if anyone deserved a long-term deal for their loyalty and production....IT'S WES WELKER.