Jerry Thornton: What to expect from Patriots off season
Fri, 8 Mar 2013|
Jerry Thornton from Barstool Sports joins Felger and Mazz to give his wish list on who he would like to see the Patriots keep and pick up this off season.
But every Friday at this hour on eighteen to express how we check in with their friends at bar stool namely Jerry Thornton. Easier today I Jerry -- got for us today power -- you don't -- what's up Jerry. There are well then -- put a long long week for -- saw you know you know -- yeah anyone who knows me can tell you that I'm very devout. And people might say we're we're you know we're waiting it's -- -- and forward out of the conclave for the for the white puff of smoke and and -- that there is finally an agreement on bring him back Wes -- And it's it's. It is -- business this is just been absolute agony all like to do is read a report. Saying that. He's he's practically gone and followed by another report saying no no no he's not going anywhere everything's everything's fine. And did it it's torture this is actually the worst time of the year to be a Patriots fans -- think yeah. I'm I'm going with a one mistake that they he's staying -- because I can't contemplate a post -- well broke world could. And you know me you know like I think he's the best thing since yoga pants. And I I can't picture what this team look like. Without them but it's kind of put it this is a process. We go through march is the greatest time of the year. Four people in like DC. Or -- this is this is where it that The -- the peak of the football calendar for -- for them and for us. This is my annual exercise entitled lower my expectations. In -- every year when they've they've got some money to spend and now it seems like that got tons of money to spend. But you've got to get out of the habit of of thinking that they gonna come back with something. Begin to -- exciting and in Chinese because. I mentioned this to a friend of mine he said that he hurt you guys the other day. Play in this that the Belichick only shots out of the remainder bin. And all that died at some. But the longer conversation that he doesn't always -- typically don't I mean he hasn't had a lot of big money free agents. Yet to get in and every year at this time we think he's he's gonna we look at that the sixty games. And really what it's like his get -- until Christmas present from your grandmother. You know like oh you're gonna get their air rifle this time but you don't you gonna get something nice and practical you -- get a winter coat you're gonna get some. You need those things and I'll say it again who took the biggest. Free agency -- resigned. You'll Roosevelt Colvin. Might of worked help it produce her that I don't hold that against him but. The the most attractive when you have a gut with the dealer Thomas who was a colossal bust. But then you know nobody was. You know make it via FaceBook status only glad they got that great you know Carter exclamation point exclamation point. Put Carter had a phenomenal season but themselves. And trying to tell myself that's what happened he's gonna get some guy that just kind of make you shrugged. And that guy will give them one year of really great production and into action somewhere else and it's. It's not exciting but that's that's what we do it this time. Jerry as -- -- as a free man are you at all emotionally more equipped to deal would welcome departure now after the two drops. Then you would have been two years ago. You'll know all I have I've heard that argument and and yet it is that you know. It is Wear and tear on him he's damaged goods and now he's got a lot of miles on him and inciting those drops -- As examples but Nolan you know little things I've -- me as much as they -- anybody -- You know I mean it. Clearly Tony if you pulled up to those balls and we're talking about by championships it's a different story could milk today I feel my heart of hearts that next time. He's gonna make that catch I don't know what a bass player on the that's just. How we feel and it if he stayed here I'm gonna get -- -- my dream which is to -- make up for it out of bed sheets with them. Don't want it for a lot. A little bit -- Italy. You point Koresh is one of the people has been beaten -- -- that that Welker is not -- I've heard -- say oh he -- you know approach a good corner can shut him down right except it never happens. You know -- we all know people a record for ten catch games. He also holds the record for eleven catch game twelve catch games that he holds the record a hundred catch seasons he had a 110 in a 115. If it was easy to shut him down it would it would happen once in awhile. You know that saying that you can stop him with -- with a good corner is like me saying I can sleep at Victoria's Secret models it just hasn't happened yet. -- -- from Parcells sports joining us here. All the rest of the guys on the team. What do you want them to keep above anyone else and you know I mean dig deep you know Arrington is a free agent Pat -- is a free agent you know what what's a guy like dad do you think that they should hang on to. I'm I don't will personally drive package going to the airport at this point I'm. I'm all I'm also with -- I would give focal points for somebody. To get rid of him. I'm I'm -- -- guy I think he's been terrific but can you made appointment couple weeks ago -- that. They do have a way of a system for replacing a guy like him. And up and apparently you know there's been reports that there really high on our market can't and I would I would look to see -- put I just think that. Six foot eight right tackles who can move. You know he can't exactly just go pick those guys took the bus stop arm and I'm and I'm really like to -- to -- Keep for a for a lot of reasons -- he's not a shutdown corner I don't think. This species of shut down corner really exist anymore but he made everybody around him better so. Here's the key piece in just from an emotional standpoint I'd really like to he would get. You know he. He's will play total in the league -- have a replaceable with it I'm sorry to replace him with with Farina already on the roster. But what -- yes is he he's a dynamic exciting play that makes it. Fun if you could be a Patriots fan and in a way that not a lot of guys can.