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Patriots cut Ras-I Dowling

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by MichaelWinicki, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    In a surprise move, the Patriots have cut cornerback Ras-I Dowling.
    Adam Schefter of ESPN was the first to report that the Patriots made the move, and it was confirmed on the league’s transaction wire on Wednesday afternoon.
    Heading into the 2011 NFL draft, the Patriots liked Dowling so much that they took him with the first pick in the second round (a pick they had previously acquired in a trade with the Panthers). And Dowling showed early promise, starting the first two games of the season.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/28/patriots-cut-ras-i-dowling/
  2. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Gotta say if this was Dallas cutting their 2nd round pick from 2011 (and actually it's a little worse than that because this guy was the 1st overall pick of the 2nd round) folks would be lighting torches, getting their pitchforks and looking for the Burgomaster to hunt down the Jones'.
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  3. Maxmadden

    Maxmadden Active Member

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    For all the high picks that NE has traded for and "fleeced" in those trades, they seem somewhat mediocre at best at drafting.
  4. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    But the patriots have won superbowls, so there drafting cannot be questioned.
  5. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Tom Brady is their secret sauce...
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  6. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    His brother, Ras Al Ghul, was unavailable for comment.
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  7. dez_for_prez

    dez_for_prez Active Member

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    The pick is even worse considering there were multiple teams offering up a first next year for that pick.
  8. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    fwiw, he holds the all time INT record for a career in my Madden '12 franchise lol
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  9. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    by the same token, since the Patriots have cut a CB and weakened their secondary, they have virtually no shot at winning this year since history has taught us that teams with the best secondaries win championships

    as evidenced by ravens, giants, packers, saints, steelers, and on and on

    :)
  10. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    I'd say the Ravens, Packers, Saints, and Steelers all had good secondaries when they won their super bowls.
  11. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    i have no issue with what you said
    the secondaries were 'good'

    however, in looking at the actual teams that won those SBs, if you were to list 2 areas of strength for each team (that might have got them over the top), i dont think anyone would list "strong secondary" other than perhaps GB

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