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Thread: HEY PATS FANS WHY SIGN OTIS SMITH ?

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    Simple: Bellechick likes BURNT TOAST! :lol:

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    Did you see the end of the superbowl with Shawn Mayer and Antawn Harris playing safety after Harrison and Wilson left the game?

    That's why, IMO.

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    I'll always love Otis for that fumble he returned to clinch the 97 AFC Championship game.....

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    At first blush, I haven't a clue, since the Pats' goal recently, has been to get younger and faster on defense. On second thought, Otis is someone who plays the cover 2 corner very well, even still, and may provide some veteran depth at both safety and corner

    On another hand it could be just a favor for a player who needs a shot, and has loyally served a coach for a long time. At any rate in NE, we aren't trying to read too much into this move. FILE UNDER - It can't hurt at this stage

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    Huh?? Isn't Otis like 39?? :blink:

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    Originally posted by FOXJET@Apr 13 2004, 04:17 PM
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    Patriots | O. Smith Signs - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 13 Apr 2004 12:38:08 -0700

    Patriots.com reports the New England Patriots have signed free agent CB Otis Smith (Lions) to a contract. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. Smith spent last season with the Detroit Lions but had previously played for the Patriots at two other periods during his 15-year career.

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    The Patriots signed veteran CB Otis Smith, less than a year after the team reluctantly released him as he struggled to recover from a shoulder injury. Smith, 38, spent last season with the Lions, where he played in all 16 games, starting the final 13. He had 59 tackles, an interception and 1.5 sacks.

    Why take him?

    Beasley made more sense than him

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    He knows the system and will come in playing safety which is a sure bet.

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    the difference between the jets and pats is if the jets signed him, he'd be battling for a starting job- with the pats, he's just a nice insurance option.. okay, adequete insurance option

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    Hey is a Ray Mickens type player with more physical tool and some years...

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    you can tell by my username that i am happy...he is back home with someone who appreciates....him
    he took all the heat for the jets in the days that glenn never got thrown at...
    he tutors the young guys better than coaches can...and..well i could go on..
    and if the jets had him...he should start...in that bunch...he would stand out..
    anyway thanks for the news it made my evening...

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    This is because Ty Law is getting the boot. Otis Smith is a veteran that can hold the fort for a little while as Samuel and Wilson continue to mature. Don't be surprised to see BB pull off that Sean Taylor trade now.

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    The writing is on the wall. Ty Law will be traded and our starting corners will be O-T-I-S and "The Other TY" Poole. But seriously. I'm glad to see him back. He's 38 years old but he can still play. Albeit will at best be at nickel if even that. There's also talk of us bringing back Buckley.

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    Originally posted by huskeralk@Apr 13 2004, 06:07 PM
    The writing is on the wall. Ty Law will be traded and our starting corners will be O-T-I-S and "The Other TY" Poole. But seriously. I'm glad to see him back. He's 38 years old but he can still play. Albeit will at best be at nickel if even that. There's also talk of us bringing back Buckley.
    Husker when Otis was here there were Games you wanted
    to strangle him and others you loved him!! One thing with
    Otis he's never boring!! He will be 39 in OCT and I think the
    Pats would be better served with youth! I don't think all of
    Pat Nation is crazy about this signing...

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    Come on people....Wake UP!!!

    Ottis was signed to provide depth at FS. He could probably still play a little CB in a pinch but his real value is at FS backing up Eugene Wilson.

    As for Sean Taylor, I think it's the exact opposite. Resigning Ottis is a sign that we WON'T be trading up for Taylor. If we draft Taylor there'd be no need for Ottis.

    As it is, I think we'll end up drafting a CB and RB at #21 & #32.

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    OTIS is probably TC fodder. He'll compete for a backup/dime back job, mentor the young 'uns, and maybe have a 50/50 shot of being in a Pats uni come September.

    Anyone who thinks Otis is being signed to be one of the Pats top 3 CBs is dead wrong.

    As depth/TC fodder/mentor it's not a bad signing, assuming it's at the minimum.

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    Originally posted by savage69@Apr 13 2004, 04:05 PM
    Huh?? Isn't Otis like 39?? :blink:
    You must mean 93!

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    Originally posted by RichardSeymour@Apr 13 2004, 05:49 PM
    Anyone who thinks Otis is being signed to be one of the Pats top 3 CBs is dead wrong.

    As depth/TC fodder/mentor it's not a bad signing, assuming it's at the minimum.
    He was signed somewhere in the $760,000 area I could look it up but I'm too lazy. Don't count the old man out though. He had a pretty darn good year for the Lions last year. I think there is a good chance he sees time in the Nickel slot.

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    If we were able to draft Taylor or Jones for that matter. O-T-I-S would still useful as a back-up.

    This allows Ty to be traded and Wilson plays opposite Poole and Harrison and Jones/Taylor at safety.

    We would have Samuel as a Nickelback, Whomever is drafted and O-T-I-S would be a nice back-up for safety and corner.

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