Patriots Get Former 6th Overall Pick Barkevious Mingo From The Browns In Exchange For Their 2017 Fifth Rounder

Two types of fans in this world: there are the pessimists and the optimists. The pessimists might say that this acquisition of a high pick who’s done little over his three years in the league, and spent most of last season on special teams, is a sign that Ninkovich might not be ready to go. It’s a sign that Sheard’s MCL maybe isn’t gonna be good either. They look at a move like this and fear that our guys are injured, that’s a pessimist.

Me? I’m an optimist. I look at this move and you know what I say? I say BILL’S DONE IT AGAIN! He pulled another future star off the scrap heap! Is that homerism? Sure, you could call it that. You could also just call it using history and my brain to come to the most likely conclusion. I’ll be totally honest, I don’t know a ton about Mingo. I know he put on like 20-25 pounds of muscle this offseason and I know he’s been disappointing. That’s about it. But you know what else I know? I know Bill Belichick knows football and I know the Cleveland Browns don’t. When Bill Belichick takes a shot on a top pick who just spent three years on a shit franchise with a different coach every year then guess what? He knows the guy’s go something that’s going to make him thrive in New England. That’s just a fact. You can’t make a guy work? Send him to New England, we’ll show you why you’re dumb.