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    Pats sign Daryl Williams

    A bit frustrated we couldn't retain him at G/T, esp with Spencer Brown being only okay as a rookie / being a non-participant this spring.

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    Re: Pats sign Daryl Williams

    Went to the evil empire. Too bad Belichick can't get Kromer's playbook from him.

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    Re: Pats sign Daryl Williams

    https://sports.yahoo.com/pff-bills-2...180010504.html

    Spencer brought our OLine grade down to below avg. I get he was a rookie, but why not continue to push him with a starter-caliber.

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    Re: Pats sign Daryl Williams

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    Re: Pats sign Daryl Williams

    It’s fantastic to see the roles reversed. Was a time that the Pats were the kings of the AFC East and other teams (like the Bills) ate up their rejects.

    Williams is done as a starting O-lineman. And he was not good enough (and too expensive) to be a backup on the Bills. The Pats can have hm.

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    Re: Pats sign Daryl Williams

    Williams is a trash can.

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    Re: Pats sign Daryl Williams

    Quote Originally Posted by Oaf View Post
    https://sports.yahoo.com/pff-bills-2...180010504.html

    Spencer brought our OLine grade down to below avg. I get he was a rookie, but why not continue to push him with a starter-caliber.
    Honestly think that guy might be a future all-pro. Like Bates, they need to plant him and see. I kind of still think what hampered their OL total performance was the reluctance to actually commit and play Bates. Once they did, they had a solid line.

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    Re: Pats sign Daryl Williams

    Quote Originally Posted by Oaf View Post
    https://sports.yahoo.com/pff-bills-2...180010504.html

    Spencer brought our OLine grade down to below avg. I get he was a rookie, but why not continue to push him with a starter-caliber.
    He was a raw rookie who didn't get starting reps but was thrown into the fire early-on. He's got his rookie year behind him and a year in the S&C program, plus he's getting better coaching. I don't think he's the type who need to be pushed, like most McBeane picks aren't.

    Quote Originally Posted by notacon View Post
    It’s fantastic to see the roles reversed. Was a time that the Pats were the kings of the AFC East and other teams (like the Bills) ate up their rejects.

    Williams is done as a starting O-lineman. And he was not good enough (and too expensive) to be a backup on the Bills. The Pats can have hm.
    Yeah. The Bills kicked him to the curb. I thought for sure they'd bring him back on the cheap.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mace View Post
    Honestly think that guy might be a future all-pro. Like Bates, they need to plant him and see. I kind of still think what hampered their OL total performance was the reluctance to actually commit and play Bates. Once they did, they had a solid line.
    I agree.
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    Re: Pats sign Daryl Williams

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    Re: Pats sign Daryl Williams

    They did nothing this off-season with vet tackles, other than Quessenberry (a 31 year old that really only has 4 years experience mostly at guard?) and bringing back Hart.

    A little scary thin on experience for the bookends.
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    Re: Pats sign Daryl Williams

    Williams was useful at guard ..... tackle in a pinch and that's about it.

    We didn't lose much if you're being honest.

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    Re: Pats sign Daryl Williams

    The Patriots signed Darryl Williams... a center from the Chiefs. Our Darryl Williams is still a FA.
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    Re: Pats sign Daryl Williams

    I'll laugh at the change in tone if he ends up coming back.
    Williams was more than solid for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ParanoidAndroid View Post
    I'll laugh at the change in tone if he ends up coming back.
    Williams was more than solid for us.
    Guard OK

    The position we overpaid him to play Tackle not as much.

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    Re: Pats sign Daryl Williams

    Quote Originally Posted by Oaf View Post
    https://sports.yahoo.com/pff-bills-2...180010504.html

    Spencer brought our OLine grade down to below avg. I get he was a rookie, but why not continue to push him with a starter-caliber.
    This is based on PFF’s deeply flawed grading system.

    Worse than useless.

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    Re: Pats sign Daryl Williams

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    They did nothing this off-season with vet tackles, other than Quessenberry (a 31 year old that really only has 4 years experience mostly at guard?) and bringing back Hart.

    A little scary thin on experience for the bookends.
    Actually, the O-Line had huge changes, like the D-line.

    The start of 2021 season had the O-line starters....

    LT - Dion Dawkins
    LG - Jon Feliciano - GONE
    C - Mitch Morse
    RG - Cody Ford - On the bench
    RT - Daryl Williams - GONE

    The probable starting lineup for O-line in 2022....

    LT - Dion Dawkins
    LG - Rodger Saffold
    C - Mitch Morse
    RG - Ryan Bates
    RT - Spencer Brown

    That represents a 60% change in starters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodman View Post
    Guard OK

    The position we overpaid him to play Tackle not as much.
    Actually, 2020 was his better season when he took over at RT. He was one of the better RTs in the league that year. Last year, he struggled a bit as he kept bouncing back and forth between RT and G and then when the team switched to a pin/pull scheme, it wasn't a fit for him. Bates, Dawkins and Brown thrived in that situation. Morse was his solid self. Even so, they tried Sweeney at RT so they could keep Williams at G because Ford was such a liability there, not because Williams was not a good RT.
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    Re: Pats sign Daryl Williams

    Quote Originally Posted by notacon View Post
    Actually, the O-Line had huge changes, like the D-line.

    The start of 2021 season had the O-line starters....

    LT - Dion Dawkins
    LG - Jon Feliciano - GONE
    C - Mitch Morse
    RG - Cody Ford - On the bench
    RT - Daryl Williams - GONE

    The probable starting lineup for O-line in 2022....

    LT - Dion Dawkins
    LG - Rodger Saffold
    C - Mitch Morse
    RG - Ryan Bates
    RT - Spencer Brown

    That represents a 60% change in starters.
    I'm looking forward to seeing Dawkins not being hampered by COVID for most of the season, Brown's taking the next step at RT, Bates finally starting but at RG, what Saffold can add and what Kromer can do with the whole bunch. My concern is with Saffold because of his age and injuries. Apparently if he gets hit a certain way, his arm goes numb.

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    Re: Pats sign Daryl Williams

    Quote Originally Posted by YardRat View Post
    They did nothing this off-season with vet tackles, other than Quessenberry (a 31 year old that really only has 4 years experience mostly at guard?) and bringing back Hart.

    A little scary thin on experience for the bookends.
    On the other hand though, Beane has shown he has an eye for value here and there (well also with some inexplicable like Bobby Hart and such). They have 10 tackles on the roster, with Doyle in line to be the swing tackle. It's a good chance to build younger.

    Indy and Dallas both built dominant OL's in a similar way, instead of recycling aging vets. It might be a good thing. Injuries will always be a crapshoot.

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    Re: Pats sign Daryl Williams

    Quote Originally Posted by ParanoidAndroid View Post
    I'll laugh at the change in tone if he ends up coming back.
    Williams was more than solid for us.
    If he doesn't come back, it means the Bills kicked him to the curb. I heard that his knees are shot.

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