If I Was The New England Patriots’ GM for a Day

September 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If I was in charge of the Patriots for one day, and I had the opportunity to make one move, it would not be spending $20 million to sign Darrelle Revis or trading Laurence Maroney for Adrian Peterson.  Those would seem to be unreasonable expectations.  No, I would make a much more subtle move.
I would sign Dre’ Bly.
He is an 11-year veteran, has not missed a game over his last 4 seasons, and still has the skill to make a difference on an NFL team.
Granted, Dre’ was cut by the Detroit Lions, so if he couldn’t make their roster then which team could he make.  However, I think he would be a very interesting pick up for New England.
A low-risk, high-reward signing, if you will.
Last year, Bly had three interceptions and 28 tackles. The year before, he had two picks and 54 tackles. Not exactly lights out numbers, but I would not be signing him to be the shutdown corner he once was.
I would bring him on to be a consistent player...

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