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6/7/12 Final OTA before mini camp reports

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    Bedard says Mankins looks great working out. Might not need PUP after all.
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    So, will the offense get cut? After all, 2 penalty laps.....
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    PFW crew speculating about Ocho. His twitter account no longer lists him as a WR for the NEP, apparently it had until today. Shalize also confirmed that while he was at Gillette earlier this AM he left. Could be illness, could be something else. Shalise also tweeted:

    @shalisemyoung: was told recently that physically Ocho still has it - but still struggling to grasp Pats playbook
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    Still think Ocho will be given until the first cutdown period to prove he can learn the playbook. Odds aren't good at this point to make the roster (unless reports of Branch hitting the age wall really hard are true), but it really doesn't make sense to cut him at this point unless Belichick wants to give him a shot to hook up with another team before whatever cap money left is too tight.
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    BTW, OTA reports are useless. Who cares what players look like in June in shorts? The only thing that has come out of these reports that are actually useful is that Mankins is already on the practice field and moving well. Otherwise, the rest is just an interesting read in the dead period of the NFL.
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    About branch hitting the age wall is probably overblown. I rewatched many games and he may seem extremely slow for a wideout but he is extremely crafty. Press coverage doesn't really slow him down and when plays break down he consistently gets open. Look at his play in the postseason. Fourth qt in superbowl, he didn't make all of the catches but he was open and even in the playoff loss to the jets in the fourth quarter. He's just sneaky. He should definitely not be a starter, but he has value. Also Branch looked washed up with his zero catch preseason last year but went on to have a productive season.
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    I'd put Arrington ahead of Moore at CB.

    Everyone loves Moore and he got great praise for the swipe at the end of the AFCCG. No one mentions the pathetic TD he gave up in the 3rd quarter:

    NFL Videos: GameDay: Ravens vs. Patriots highlights

    (play at 6:08).

    I'd keep Moore as a hybrid CB/Safety.
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    Arrington was ahead of Moore last year but I'm hoping Moore improves a lot from his rookie season and passes Arrington this year. Arrington is NOT a pure cover corner. Everyone looks at his 7 interceptions but ignores that fact that he gets burnt routinely every game. As long as Arrington is one of the Pats top 3 corners then they'll continue to have one of the worst pass defenses in the league.

    BTW I like Arrington, he's a good athlete and should definitely make the team. But their pass D will be in big trouble once again if he's one of their main CBs.
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    Don't people here like to talk about how good Arrington looked in the slot? If Dowling pans out, a CB depth chart of McCourty-Dowling-Arrington-Moore-Dennard might actually be...dare I say...good.
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    People are probably confusing "good" with not quite as bad as when he's playing outside.
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    Bedard says he's really liking the secondary as a whole....wow, if all of those moving parts could it put it together i think the defense as a whole is going to surprise a lot of people.
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    I don't mean to hijack, but that should never, evah have been ruled a TD.
    The hilariously obvious FaceMask penalty that Torrey Smith gave to McCourty - while the incompetant zebra was staring right at them - should've brought the ball to the 20-yd line.
    That non-call really pissed me off.
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    Miscellaneous interesting observations from yesterday's OTA:

    Offense:

    It Is What It Is » Notes from Patriots’ Thursday OTA session

    Official Patriots Football Weekly Blog | From the Hart: OTA observations

    Defense:

    Official Patriots Football Weekly Blog | From the Hart: OTA observations

    Observations from Thursday practice - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston

    Final OTA observations - Page 2 - Boston.com

    Some interesting stuff going into next week's mini-camp.
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    The pieces are truly in place for this defense.

    It made strides last season. And it was close. It couldn't get off the field at all in the SB - but we've addressed that aggressively in the offseason, specifically the draft.

    If that issue is tightened up, watch out. If this defense can get off the field and give THIS offense more possessions...I don't even want to let myself think about how dominant this team could be for fear of jinxing the health of their best players or some other jinxy fate.
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