New England Patriots: Is It Time To Trade Brandon Meriweather?

February 18, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2011 NFL offseason has yet to truly begin, as the Collective Bargaining Agreement will end on March 4 and will hold free agency hostage.
Trade rumors, however, are still worth talking about.
One player who came under fire frequently in 2010 was safety Brandon Meriweather.
His unimpressive play led to his benching when he noted in an interview that he often improvises on the field. He started every game in 2009, but only 13 in 2010.
It wasn't just starts, though. Meriweather played fewer than 75 percent of the defensive snaps six times in 2010, and fewer than 40 percent of the snaps three times.
Despite all that, he earned his second consecutive Pro Bowl selection, despite not even being the best safety on his own team.
Some fans are speculating that trading Meriweather may be one of those "bang-for-the-buck" moves where the Patriots could essentially dupe a team into thinking he's better than he is, as they did with the Vikings and Randy Moss. Trading ...

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