The Best of PatsPropaganda This Week
Happy Monday everyone. We’re starting this week off with a look back at some of the more interesting nuggets to come out of rookie mini camp. The dead of the offseason continues to drag on…
There were rumblings that Amendola was going to don 80, and they appear to be true. I really like it.
And Kyle Arrington has relented, giving 24 to Adrian Wilson, and changing his number for the third time with the Patriots to 25. Hopefully the 25 version of Arrington never leaves the slot and becomes a dominant player there like he’s capable of.
I’ll be honest, the years we tried to go in there and fire zone and play Tom Brady in that way, he was able to pick us apart. In that, you’re not overloading the offense – one-on-one rushes, only rushing five, so he’s able to find places to go,” Clark answered. “Two years ago we played them and dominated them, because we went man-to-man and had a big corner in Cortez Allen on Gronkowski, and made it hard for Tom Brady to get the ball off, in timing, and made him to have to make plays. It was hard for him.
Steelers’ Clark on Brady seeing ghosts - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
Interesting read, and really everything that Ryan Clark lays out is why I believe the Pats were ready to evolve from the Welker-based offense. Will Amendola play the slot receiver role that Welker did? Sure. But what the Pats are now trying to do is develop outside threats in Dobson and Boyce.
So if the Steelers want to keep playing man-to-man like they did in 2011 they might be in a for a little surprise when they’re getting beat off the line and Brady’s chucking it deep instead of just sitting on Welker and waiting for him to get open.
And yeah Ryan, you dominated us in 2011… and won by 8 points.
Here’s a crack at a post-draft 53-man roster. The most interesting spot? Defensive end, where we have a bit of a log jam with Justin Francis, Jake Bequette, Michael Buchanan, Brandon Deaderick and Jermaine Cunningham all battling for maybe two spots.
Join Frenz and I as we breakdown the draft and discuss our favorite prospects and the most popular ones in various mock drafts.