Welcome to PatsFans.com

53 players- just my thoughts

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Buddylove, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. Buddylove

    Buddylove Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    I look at the roster and this is how I see things shaking out

    QB (3) Brady, Cassel and Vet possibly Fiedler/or udfa Bramlet
    All depends on the growth of Cassel from rookie season. If he does grows just a bit like Brady he could be the backup.

    RB (4) Dillon, Faulk, Maroney and Mills
    Mills does all the things that Pass and Evans do but is a younger/cheaper player.

    WR (5) Branch, Bethel, Jackson, Brown, Caldwell
    Bethel is going to work hard and make something of himself. The group we probably all expect.

    OL (9) Light, Koppen, Neal, Kaczur, Mankins, Stevenson,O'Callaghan,Hochstein, Gorin
    Just what Belichick likes versatility and a bunch of guys who fit the system.

    TE (3) Watson, Graham and Thomas
    So Surprises here

    DL (6-7) Seymour, Green, Wilfork, Warren, Hill, Smith and (Klecko)
    Smith is the backup NT, hill must really step up in year #3. Klecko is competing with Paxton for spot #53. They are't directly competing but if Thomas or Mills can snap then Paxon is expendbable.

    LB (10) Bruschi, Colvin, Vrabel, Banta-Cain,Davis, Roach, Izzo, Mincey, Claridge and Alexander.
    I truly think the pats would love to get rid of Beisel. He didn't play well, fit in the system or really know how to keep his mouth shut. This group gives the best versatility (inside/outside potential) special teams skills and pushes towards a youth movement at an aging position.

    DB (10) Samuel, Gay, Hobbs, Warfield, Harrison, Wilson, Hawkins, Sanders, Andrews (returner) and Tebucky
    Samuel, Gay and Hobbs are the true corners, Harrison, Sanders and Tebucky the safties. The other four (Warfield, Wilson, Hawkins and Andrew) all have the ability to play both. Andrews will be the pr/kr this season. There is always the Ty Law factor which doesn't matter now because he isn't here.

    P/K/Snapper (2-3) Gostkowski, Miller and (Paxton)


    If Thomas or Mills can long snap then Paxton is gone, if the Pats hold on to Paxton then Klecko is the goner. The biggest name/veteran cuts include Patrick Pass, Chad Scott, Monty Beisel, Hank Poteat and Guss Scott
  2. Jimke

    Jimke Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Messages:
    3,709
    Likes Received:
    12
    Ratings:
    +22 / 1 / -0

    I don't have any major problems with your 53 players, except for

    the fact that you are downplaying the importance of the long

    snapper. Lonnie Paxton is one of the best and would be a heck of

    an asset for our rookie kicker.
  3. patsox23

    patsox23 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    7,391
    Likes Received:
    9
    Ratings:
    +11 / 1 / -0

    Really like your 53, but have to agree with Jimke - Thomas has NEVER long-snapped in a game and Mills has only done so sparingly. Please, PLEASE don't join the legion of doofi who are actaully buying into the idea that these guys could take over for Paxton. I know how you feel, I LOVE having the versatility, but the guy is THE best in the NFL at what he does. Let him be.

    Also, Beisel was disappointing last year, but Dean Pees thinks Monty's like night and day compared to what he looked like early in the year. And remember that Tedy took 3 years to make the transition. Beisel isn't going anywhere.

    Overall, though, that's a helluva roster. Good work.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2006
  4. PatsFanInVa

    PatsFanInVa PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2006
    Messages:
    20,403
    Likes Received:
    259
    Ratings:
    +453 / 6 / -9

    Lots of work there, Buddy. We'll see what O'Callaghan shows in camp - if it's not much, I'd personally rather carry Bam Childress at WR than O'Callaghan on the line. Stick him on the practice squad. Also, if you're throwing a roster spot at Bethel, make him do the kick return duties, PR too if he can handle it (if not, leave that to Troy...) and get room for one more body (hey, we can even take O'Callaghan back if it works out.)

    All idle speculation of course, especially with camp still off in the distance... but what else are we gonna do with the lean months?

    PFnV
  5. patsox23

    patsox23 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    7,391
    Likes Received:
    9
    Ratings:
    +11 / 1 / -0

    I feel like we've just heard WAY too much about O'Callaghan for him not to be somewhat intriguing enough to be more than mere practice squad fodder. From the coaching staff, to former opponents and his college coaches - no rookie is guaranteed but this guy seems like a good enough prospect that judging him by his draft-round is a bit short-sighted, IMO.
  6. PatsFanInVa

    PatsFanInVa PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2006
    Messages:
    20,403
    Likes Received:
    259
    Ratings:
    +453 / 6 / -9

    I'd love to hear that he's mowing down people left and right once camp starts. It's just so easy to get psyched about the new toy Christmas morning and forget the one you treasured on Dec. 24. I know I know I know, everybody loves him... but he hasn't even played one NFL practice snap! Of course we've still got to see what he brings!

    PFnV
  7. drpatriot

    drpatriot Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2005
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    My edited version of the roster. Changes are in red.
    Other than that, this seems basically right on.
  8. patsox23

    patsox23 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    7,391
    Likes Received:
    9
    Ratings:
    +11 / 1 / -0

    I'd like to see Wesly Britt beat out Gorin, 'though Gorin's experience is of some comfort.

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>