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Patriots sign Panthers draft bust Terrell McClain

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he will have 8 sacks at the end of the season.

This was another head scratcher regarding Marty. There were other players more deserving of being cut.

This is why I laugh hysterically when Marty says the team philosophy is "to build through the draft"

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Ludacris said it best: " you can't turn a ho into a house wife"

Pac said it best...

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because he will get good coaching

It has been quite a few years since the Patriots had anything even resembling a good defense.

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The more interesting news would be who did they cut, in order to sign him?..Nevermind it was just an undrafted scrub DT.

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just because he was by us doesn't mean he can't be a good player. our scheme at this point in time just didn't fit his skillset

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He will be looking for another team by Week 7

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The fact is that if the Panthers had expected McClain to progress at anything resembling an acceptable rate they would have kept him regardless of picking up Dwan. As it was however, they opted to drop a DT for a DT. The reality is that McClain's value to the team was less than any of the people who haven't received a jersey so far this year.

Andre Nebblett? Remember him? He has more upside than McClain. Unfortunately for McClain he was the odd man out in this decision.

You can't say that instantly upgrading the position does not justify the means at this point.

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Andre Nebblett? Remember him? He has more upside than McClain. Unfortunately for McClain he was the odd man out in this decision.

You can't say that instantly upgrading the position does not justify the means at this point.

I don't see your point about Neblett. He's on a four game suspension.....and is mysteriously ill. They found a way to keep him around through cuts, because of his stated upside. Whether he sticks around after his suspension, well we'll see. You're just proving my point though - if the Panthers value you they will keep you.

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Teams don't drop their first pick in the third round - after one fuging year - just to make some room for a new guy.

Total bust or complete FO failure, too early to tell at this point.

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The only reason he was cut is because of Dwan Edwards, that is leagues ahead of McClain. Essentially an Upgrade at the position. How does that make him a bust?

A bust to me is a person that is highly regarded and highly graded that goes early in the rounds of the draft that does not produce in 2-3 years of his employment, he doesn't live up to the standards so to speak.

MaCclain, after one year is not a bust. He was let go for a better product. Dwan has 3.5 sacks and I think 9-10 tackles so far this season. I doubt McClain would produce these numbers this year so far.

He's still young so he can develop. The brass just took a chance on Edwards and it's paying off. The only thing that I do not like is that a 3rd rounder was, for a lack of a better term, wasted on him. That third could have been used for a Safety or Pass Rushing DE that year.

He may not be a bust by your standards, but he was a bad pick. Would Jimmy Clausen be excused from this talk because we only used him for one year before replacing him with a superior player? The fact that the FO was so eager to get rid of him so quickly after his rookie year tells me that they felt that he wouldn't ever develop as good as big name DT Dwan Edwards is THIS YEAR (who has been a good player this year no doubt).

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And he will become a pro-bowler in New England

Yeh... the Pats are well known for taking under-achievers and turning them into ballers...

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now Zod's prediction of him being a Pro Bowler will come true, yay

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