With a bunch of small moves, I decided to whip a roster guess in advance of the start of pre-season games tomorrow night. It was NOT easy. This year we will cut players who will end up starting elsewhere.
Post your best guesses and denigrate those of others
- It's always fun to look back.
Explanations below. Thanks MGTEICH for the template.
ST/WR (2) Aiken, Slater
ST/LB (1) Alexander
QB (3) Brady, Walter, O'Connell
RB (4) Taylor, Morris, Maroney, BJGE
WR (5) Moss, Welker, Galloway, Lewis, Edelman
TE (3) Thomas, Baker, Smith
OT (4) Light, Kaczur, LeVoir, Vollmer
OG/C (5) Mankins, Koppen, Neal, Hochstein, Ohrenberger
DL (6) Wilfork, Seymour, Warren, Wright, Brace, Green
OLB (4) Thomas, Woods, Burgess, Banta-Cain
ILB (4) Mayo, Bruschi, Guyton, Lenon
CB (5) Butler, Bodden, Springs, Wheatley, Wilhite
S (4) Meriweather, Sanders, Chung, McGowan
K (1) Gostkowski
P (1) Hanson
LS (1) Hodel
STARTING THE SEASON ON THE PUP LIST (2)
STARTING THE SEASON ON IR (1)
PS Priority (1)
My surprise cuts were Faulk and Watson.
It might be sacrilege, but Faulk was pretty bad and getting outplayed by the other RB's when I was at TC. Might be good for the shadow roster, but would likely catch on elsewhere.
I'm a fan of Watson, but I have to be honest: Dave "Wendy" Thomas looks very good out there this year and I think he edges Watson, the experiment finally coming to an end.
Tough to let Ventrone go too. Really, the league should just let us keep 60 guys.
I also think we have the talent to replace Bruschi, but his leadership would be sorely missed. I have no doubt this year is his last, however.
Nunn actually looks very good out there and his ST play could edge Edelman for a spot, but Edelman would never make it through Waivers, imo.