Analysis: Scaife to Patriots would make sense

Friday, March 12, 2010 at 12:42pm

Consider this as a not-so-farfetched scenario.

The New England Patriots might be a good fit for Tennessee Titans restricted free agent tight end Bo Scaife.

Scaife, 29, has a first-round restricted tender of $4.9 million because he was franchised last year at $4.46 million.

There was speculation last year that the Patriots had interest in Scaife back then, and they are much more tight end needy now that Benjamin Watson signed with the Cleveland Browns than they were then.

Also, if the Titans could move Scaife, it would be better for them to probably try and work out a trade. The Patriots have three second-round picks, but no third-rounder, including Tennessee’s second-round pick last year for the right to draft Jared Cook.

Besides, any team that wanted Scaife would be better off working a long-term extension rather than allowing him to play for the $4.9 million tender.

The Titans, on the other hand, have no second-round choice, but are in line to have two third-round picks because of the compensatory pick that will come their way because of the free agent defection of Albert Haynesworth.

Don’t forget, too, that Scaife already has one supporter in the Patriots front office. Senior football advisor Floyd Reese, the Titans former GM, drafted him as a sixth-round steal from Texas in 2005.


2 Comments on this post:

By: TitansFan035 on 3/12/10 at 2:38

Well let him go the hell on!! By the way it is cold in Foxboro MA !!!

By: sudalaal on 3/12/10 at 8:57

Terry ... your analysis is dead on *&^% accurate. Its just unfortunate that Cook isn't ready yet (or the Titans would not have tendered Scaife). However, the trade would allow them to regain their 2nd round choice and maybe even obtain another (with a swap of later round picks). Then, they can add a top flight CB of the future (Devin McCourty or Kyle Wilson) or DT (Jared Odrick or Brian Price) to team with Derrick Morgan or Brandon Graham, while also drafting Scaife's replacement (e.g. Dennis Pitta - 62, & 59 rec the last 3 yrs, fastest in the 3-cone drill, 20 shuttle & 60 yd shuttle, 2nd in bench presses).