Murph The Patriots sent their best linemen to Tampa Bay ? Why on earth would the Patriots create another hole on a roster that already looks like a billiards table ? The one place I was only marginally worried about and now it’s number one on my list … This was my twitter timeline for most of the last eighteen hours. Well I’m going to tell you
patriots: we’re trading a 28-year-old guard playing at a top-10 level making less money than alex cappa for a 5th-round pick everyone: ah yes, of course. carry on then — Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) March 16, 2022
Robert Kraft doesn’t want Tom Brady to be mad at him anymore …. That’s it. That’s the only reason I can think of why the New England Patriots would ship their best linemen off to Tampa for a fifth round pick. Tampa Bay, a team that lost both its guards this off season. Alex Capa took the money and went off to Cincinnati to protect Joe Burrow, and Ali Marpet chose to retire after a short but brilliant career to go back to school. The Patriots had the Buc’s over a barrel here, And all they could come away with is fifth rounder ? Even if they didn’t see what we all saw last year, what the hell are they thinking ? More had to come back.
Between the Van Noy release and now the Mason trade the Patriots have moved a couple of staple players to save cap room. It logically follows they are girding to do something significant. So before you light yourself on fire …. FYI — Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) March 15, 2022
If the Pats hadn’t lost Ted Karras I might be able to wrap my head around this move. If they had already made a move to bring in another linemen in (rumors La’el Collins coming to Foxboro from Dallas) surfaced. Or they had ANY depth at the position. I may have been able to understand it. Cap Space ? Please there were less impactful ways of manipulating the cap.
As of this morning the Patriots starting offensive line consists of
LT Isaiah Wynn LG Michael Onwenu C David Andrews RG James Ferentz RT Justin Herron
This is what the Patriots could go into the 2022 season with to protect their still new car smelling quarterback ? If I were McCorkle Jones I would be losing his mind right now. This is not the way you build around a young QB. But hey as long as Tommy drops by for an interview and doesn’t leave Robert standing at midfield for an hour. Right