The New England Patriots continued their efforts to become the oldest team in the league by signing safety John Lynch to a one year deal yesterday. Lynch, who all but retired a few weeks ago after leaving Denver Broncos camp, found the fountain of “last ditch effort to win a title” in New England with Hoodie and crew. I didn’t know he was going to graduate like Junior Seau did after leaving the Chargers for Beantown…they must have walked together.
Aside from adding depth and a prime example of why losing a step because of age hurts in the secondary more than anything, I’m not really sure what Lynch brings to the Fawkin Pahhts. He’s not going to start over Eugene Wilson or Rodney Harrison and I don’t really see how the Patriots would use him in nickel situations, making him nothing more than a dime back. Then again, this is Hoodie and these are the Patriots. He’s probably doing bong loads in his mom’s basement right now trying to find ways to squeeze Lynch’s old carcass into blitz packages and run defense.
Like I said, I don’t think this move has much significance other than addition onf depth to the roster. Lynch is just one more body that will make his way from the Patriots roster to the retirement home at the end of the season. You may have noticed that I tried to jam a few Bostonian accented phrases into this article. For a full Boston take on this move, check out Kissing Suzy Kolber’s fantastic take on Lynch moving to New England.