WR’s Brandon Lloyd, Anthony Gonzalez, and Donte Stallworth. TE Daniel Fells. Guard Robert Gallery. DB Marquice Cole and DE Trevor Scott. Safety Steve Gregory. Am I missing anyone? These players were all signed by the Patriots since the start of free agency. And I don’t even think they are done. Sure, these aren’t the most spectacular names, but I see some making an impact. The receiver position definitely needs competition. I didn’t think Branch was anything special this last year and Ochocinco….well….I won’t go there.
The sexiest signing of the day was certainly Peyton Manning. But Denver? Well, it confirms what I always said that people say was hogwash: He was going to sign with an AFC team to not mess up his brother’s chance for a Super Bowl. Maybe it can even be Manning vs. Manning, though I hope it never is. I just don’t see the fit in Denver: bad weather, mediocre receivers, and a defense that doesn’t quite match San Fran. Arizona and SF were the best places, but again….those are NFC.