Long time reader and fan, first time poster. You guys amaze me with your knowledge of the Patriots so I have some questions I hope people will weigh in on:
Why does it seem like people on this site do not think there is any chance Gerald Warren is back next year? I, like many regular contributor to this site, was suprised the Patriots did not draft a D lineman this year. To me that told me that the Patriots were happy with the talent they have on the DLine. But I think Gerald Warren is part of that talent. Last year he was the second best D lineman, and he would be a valuable lineman again this year. I am less than convinced that Brandon Deadrick and Kyle Love are the future of this team. I think one or both of them don't even make the team last year if Ty Warren doesn't get hurt. I also think Wright's injury is serious and could end his career. I concede that hopefully Brace will pass Gerald Warren on the depth chart. But why is everyone so sure Gerald Warren doesn't come back next year?
Why don't people on this site think that Kevin Faulk will be back next year? Besides Brady, Faulk appears to be the best leader on the team. I think if Faulk wants to come back, he comes back, similar to Troy Brown in 07. And to me, Faulk's action's last year in helping the team after his injury indicate he still wants to play and be part of this team. Why don't people love Faulk as much as I do?
Why is everyone so sure Green-Ellis comes back? While the Patriots drafted no D Lineman, indicating to me that the Patriots were happy with their talent on the D Line, the Patriots drafted two running backs, indicating to me that they were not fully satisfied with their talent at running back. I, like the regular contributors to this site, think that Morris and Taylor are gone. I think both rookies make the team. I think Woodhead makes the team cause I love that little guy. I think Faulk makes the team. That is four running backs, all of whom have shown the ability to run the ball and catch the ball out of the backfield. Benjarvis Green-Ellis was great last year. One criticism of him is that he was not really a threat to catch the ball out of the backfield so, when he was in the game the defense could be less concerned about a running back catching the ball out of the backfield. And I also feel like Benjarvis Green-Ellis peaked last year, and he will never have a year that good again. I am not sure how free agency will work after the lockout, but I believe he is a restricted free agent, and tendered a second round pick. I think some team will make him an offer because he had a great year last year, and the Patriots will let him go and pick up the draft pick. I think if the Patriots do decide to carry five running backs, they might sign Ricky Williams. What do people think about the possibility of no Green Ellis next year?
Thanks for reading and I would love to read anyone's thoughts on my questions.