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|Ty Law won three Super Bowl rings with the Patriots.(Courtesy of bolttalk.com)|
Ty Law may not have played his last game in a Patriots uniform. During the fourth quarter of Wednesday night’s Celtics-Cavaliers game at the TD Banknorth Garden, Greg Dickerson of Comcast Sportsnet New England interviewed the former Pats corner, who is in town for a business seminar at Harvard Business School. The issue of Law’s status came up as the veteran has been informed he will be released by the Kansas City Chiefs. Law was asked if he had heard if the Patriots were interested in bringing him back to New England in light of the thinness at cornerback.
“It would be interesting to see if they were still interested in me,” Law said.
Dickerson then asked, “Are you still interested in (the Patriots)?”
Law paused, then responded, “You know what? Right now…my heart was always with the Patriots, it always has been. This is where it all started for me so, of course, there is a fondness there for the Patriots but it’s football and I just looking forward to playing football wherever that may be and play for a contender, at the end of the day for me that’s what it’s all about.”
Law would seem to fit the needs for the Patriots secondary, a veteran smart player who would not cost much money and come into a system he’s familiar with. Of course with any potential reward comes the risk, Law is 33 years old and has only six interceptions in the last two years combined.
My Take: I can’t remember where I read/saw it, but this isn’t the first time Ty Law has been linked to a return to the Pats. I think if it’s economically feasible, the Patriots should jump at the opportunity to bring Law back into the fold. While he is 33 years old and has the six picks in two years, his one season with the Jets two years ago he had 10 interceptions and 2004 – his final year with the Pats – was the only time in his career he has missed significant time with injury.
Law started 32 of a possible 32 games while with the Chiefs in ’06 and ’07. If the Patriots let Asante Samuel go, sign Ty Law, perhaps one other veteran and draft two CBs in the early rounds of the draft to go along with the addition of former NFL head coach Dom Capers as the new secondary coach, the Pats secondary in ’08 may not be as bad as previously thought.