In a three-part segment leading into the start of training camp, we examine the expectations for the Patriots' free agent acquisitions, rookies, and veterans this season.
The only one left to talk about is the veterans, so let us get started.
We are [yet again] going to use a different grading scale, this time based on the accomplishments and disappointments of previous players throughout their careers.
Obviously Tom Brady should be the highest standard, but since he was used in our previous article, let us use someone different.
1 Troy Brown: Mr. Patriot is the highest ranking Patriots player [outside of Brady] from recent memory in my book. The man did it all, and helped the Patriots win all three of their Super Bowls. He was everything you ask for in a Patriots player. He was a leader, he did whatever he could to help the team win, even if it meant playing defense. He was clutch, and he put up very nice statistics.2 Mark Anderson: Was Anderson great? No, but he was very good ...