Revis is still the real deal at corner, big, strong, fast, a pain to opposing offenses. He’s a half-the-field-shutdown type. If the choice is Revis at $16 million or Talib at the “franchise tag” of $11 million, I’m heading to the “Island,” and wishing Talib my very best.
8. Two impact free agents
So, are you guys all counting on the return of Adrian Wilson from the injured list or what? Not since Belichick wined and dined Rodney Harrison at the Westwood Ground Round has this team actually pursued a real safety in the free-agent market. Instead we’ve seen a never-ending list of Meriweathers, Ihedigbos, and Gregorys take up space deep in the secondary.
Does Bernard Pollard have anything left in Tennessee? He, at 29, always looks good against the Pats. The bigger name, the bigger money the better.
As for the offense, the sky is the limit. I’d love a bookend tight end to match Gronk. I hear my sarcastic readers telling me that “Arizona’s Jake Ballard is available.”
Yes, I would give Jimmy Graham a call if the Saints don’t franchise him. Behind that, I like Houston’s Garrett Graham, Detroit’s Brandon Pettigrew, Miami’s Dustin Keller and the Jets’ Jeff Cumberland. Get a couple of them as the Pats have a serious need here. That need is to flush Matt Mulligan and Mike Hoomanawanui from the active roster for good.
9. No more munchkins
My only requirements for receivers is you must be 6-foot-3 or taller. All candidates for cornerback must be at least 6-1. Be it draft, free agency, whatever, I do not want another player at either position that does not meet the minimum height requirement to ride the Yankee Cannonball at Canobie Lake.
10. Draft with urgency