I think Pats go WR, TE or OL right away today. Feel Stid needs the help. Cassel and even Brady had help when they first took over. We can't go into the season without improvement on offense, it struggled all last year.
I agree. The team needs to support Stidham with as much surrounding talent as possible. Getting Andrews back is a big boost, and hopefully Wynn stays healthy, but even then the O-line could still probably use a bit more help. Tight end is a black hole right now, and there are no deep threats at receiver—they've gotta give Stidham some decent targets to throw to.
It still keeps coming at me in waves that the Pats don't have Brady and aren't a threat to win it all. The shift of mindset hasn't been quick for me. I'm wondering if anyone here thinks Stidham has the tools and work ethic to be a top 10 QB down the road. The 2001 TB wasn't anywhere great but he did show poise, leadership, intensity, and could throw the short ball pretty darn well.
Is there any reason to think that with a great draft and maybe a couple of good trades/signings that BB and Patriot culture can sustain its winning ways through the transition? It goes without saying that JS won't TB - ever.
But is a top 10 QB in the league in a few years reasonable to hope for? And if he doesn't have that ceiling -- why in the world wouldn't BB be taking a shot with one of his picks today?