1. The longer I watch the Patriots on offense, the more apparent it becomes they need a back. To run the spread, you must have a back who can make tough yards and yards after contact. Right now, they don’t have a back with that kind of consistent skill, which makes their offense struggle.
10. Derrick Johnson, the former first-rounder of the Chiefs, must be in the dog house. He never seems to find the field for the Chiefs, and last year he was one of their better players. I’m sure he’s available for trade if a team is looking for a fast-flowing backer.
LJ would do well for the Pats. It is very similar to when they got Dillon (both on bad teams and only 30) and the Pats needs a big back to lean on if they want to do anything in the playoffs...especially when it gets cold. Taylor is done for the year and Sammy Morris is not close to LJ.
It is pretty obvious DJ will not be here next year so they might as well trade him and get something. I can see the Bills (just lost 2 LBers) making a move. Maybe get a pick and KR Parrish? Just a thought.
So what do you think they are worth? With Smith coming back and LJ not effective at all in the shotgun draws etc it is time to move on. I like DJ and hate to give up on him but it is obvious he is not popular with this staff.
What do you think they are worth or any ides on trade partners?