Bedard On Felger & Mazz: Patriots Still Have ‘Humongous’ Holes At Strong Safety And Edge Rusher

March 17, 2014 8:38 PM
Bedard On Felger & Mazz: Patriots Still Have ‘Humongous’ Holes At Strong Safety And Edge Rusher
" BOSTON (CBS) – Greg Bedard of Sports Illustrated’s TheMMQB joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Felger & Massarotti program Monday afternoon to discuss the moves the Patriots have made so far in free agency and what’s left to do at this juncture.

New England has shored up their defensive backfield with the additions of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, and have also bolstered the receiving corps with the signing (and re-signing) of Brandon LaFell and Julian Edelman.

Bedard says this “loading up” is something the team should have done awhile ago, but he’s a big fan of the approach and the sense of urgency.

The Sports Illustrated senior writer has done extensive film study on the newly-signed Brandon LaFell and his conclusion is that LaFell was miscast in Carolina. With Steve Smith and Ted Ginn Jr. on the roster, the 6’2″ 210-pound LaFell played mostly in the slot out of necessity, but he is “much more effective” on the outside and that’s where you’ll see him lined up in New England "

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