Hold the Peppers: Why the New England Patriots Shouldn’t Sign Julius Peppers

March 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Question: What was the Patriots pass rushers nickname for opposing quarterbacks in 2008 and 2009?
Answer: Quarter. They could never got to the back.
Okay, terrible joke, I know. Regardless, the Julius Peppers to New England rumor mill began churning at an alarming rate back in 2009.
Not surprisingly, the water from the mainstream media set the rumor mill churning once again this offseason. NFL.com Senior Writer Pat Kirwan provided news that the Patriots are the front-runners to land the sack specialist , an assertion supported by another NFL.com writer Vic Carucci.
With just three days remaining until the start of the free agent signing period, no one has emerged as a sure-fire favorite.
I have heralded Peppers as the prime pass rusher of a paltry 2010 free agent group based on his physical talents, and his incredible athletic ability. But I didn’t consider—or even know—his history as a half-hearted player, until it was reported at length last week by the...

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