Fantastic Athletic article with Ireland on the draft. Also, we didn’t want to trade up for Mac (1 Viewer)

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Love this blurb on defensive ends. Makes so much sense now.

“ We’re not this old Dwight Freeney, bend-the-edge type guy. We’re not that. That’s not the way we play defense. We’re going to get our hands in the quarterback’s face. We’re going to take that tackle, we’re going to press him right back into the quarterback’s lap. And we’re going to play with speed and power. And then just when you think we only bring power, he’s got the athleticism to get around you, just like Marcus (Davenport) and just like Cam (Jordan).”

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Based on Duncan, how far would you go and how much you willing to give up just for a corner? Who knows how the season would turn out but if we going into the next draft being in the top 10 but gave it up, we going to feel like fools. Everyone else have a taste of the pie but you sitting there looking the best college players going to other teams. And maybe the 3rd rounder is our first pick. Nah...Don't like it one bit.

Let discuss this. Knowing what we know now and knowing how Lattimore will become, would you trade up to the top 10 sitting at 28 for Lattimore? And how much are you willing to pay? Lattimore at the that time was consider the best corner on the board.
 
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Love this blurb on defensive ends. Makes so much sense now.

“ We’re not this old Dwight Freeney, bend-the-edge type guy. We’re not that. That’s not the way we play defense. We’re going to get our hands in the quarterback’s face. We’re going to take that tackle, we’re going to press him right back into the quarterback’s lap. And we’re going to play with speed and power. And then just when you think we only bring power, he’s got the athleticism to get around you, just like Marcus (Davenport) and just like Cam (Jordan).”

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By the power of Chase Claypool, I refute thee.





 

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So for those of us that don’t want to subscribe.....what did Ireland say about Book.
And the other picks.
 

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Duncan wrote the article and also interviewed Ireland on the record.

Duncan has sources.
We’re at the point where some people are convinced that Payton and Ireland are lying. Their evidence is a rumor championed by a couple of Patriots beat writers, Lombardi and Howe.

Just let them believe what they want to believe.
 

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Duncan wrote the article and also interviewed Ireland on the record.

Duncan has sources.
Everyone has "sources." His have never really been that informative. I just thought you were referring something definitive in the article (i.e. from Ireland).
 

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We’re at the point where some people are convinced that Payton and Ireland are lying. Their evidence is a rumor championed by a couple of Patriots beat writers, Lombardi and Howe.

Just let them believe what they want to believe.
Have Payton and/or Ireland ever said they did not try and trade up for a QB? The rumor just does not seem that far fetched to me. It is really not an issue as it did not happen (as many attempts of trades never pan out). Not sure why it would upset some if they did try to trade up for a QB.
 

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