Are the Patriots rebuilding?

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  1. swheeler23

    swheeler23 In the Starting Line-Up

    Are the Paytriots rebuilding?
     
  2. moosekill

    moosekill Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Re: Are The Patriots rebuilding?

    It looks to me more like they are cleaning house, getting rid of the no upside players, special team players, and replacing them with younger high upside players, or clearing space to bring in some players they like from other teams.
     
  3. Rob0729

    Rob0729 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Re: Are The Patriots rebuilding?

    More like retooling. They still are good enough to compete for the division, but they are rebuilding the defense. I call rebuilding when you go to 4-6 wins to clean house. This team could still win 10-11 or possibly 12 games if everything goes right.
     
  4. robertweathers

    robertweathers Pro Bowl Player

    Re: Are The Patriots rebuilding?

    Need to qualify.

    2000 was a rebuild
    2003 was a reload
    2006 was a reheat
    2009 was a reheat
    2010-I'll say reload as I think 12-4, 11-5 is very attainable.
     
  5. Uncle Rico

    Uncle Rico Pro Bowl Player

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    Re: Are The Patriots rebuilding?

    This house ... is CLEAN.

    Man, what a day. ANybody who's been given a chance and hasn't proven themselves enough... gone. Onto the new.
     
  6. swheeler23

    swheeler23 In the Starting Line-Up

    Re: Are The Patriots rebuilding?

    I should have said...Are the Patriots rebuilding on defense? They can still win some game because the offense should score a lot of points.
     
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  7. A_Ghost_In_The_Machine

    A_Ghost_In_The_Machine On the Roster

    Re: Are The Patriots rebuilding?

    Given the youth of the defense I think it's fair to say they are
     
  8. Joker

    Joker PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Re: Are The Patriots rebuilding?

    I think they're re...re what I don't know yet but they're definitely re...
     
  9. robertweathers

    robertweathers Pro Bowl Player

    Re: Are The Patriots rebuilding?

    A Poltergeist reference. Oustanding!
     
  10. AndyJohnson

    AndyJohnson PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    Re: Are The Patriots rebuilding?

    What is that question based upon?
    Burgess?
    He was NEVER going to play in the base D. He was only playing there in the preseason for evaluation.
    I dont think cutting a sub package pass rusher who struggled in the role last year is a sign of a rebuild. (I assume by rebuild you mean weaken the roster today to build for the future)
     
  11. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

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    Re: Are The Patriots rebuilding?

    They're cleaning out deadwood, that's for sure. No slight on any particular player, but if you ain't hungry, you ain't going to eat on this defense.

    Wouldn't be surprised to see them claim some go getters on waivers.
     
  12. patfanken

    patfanken Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Re: Are The Patriots rebuilding?

    I think in today's NFL teams are constantly "building', so in that sense you are never truly RE-building. By definition most teams turn over 20% of their rosters EVERY year, so in essence you can say they are always rebuilding.

    What we have seen in the last 2 seasons has been a larger than average turn over between the draft and FA. BUT again, bb is constantly building a roster....same goes for this year.
     
  13. PATRIOTSFANINPA

    PATRIOTSFANINPA Pro Bowl Player

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    Re: Are The Patriots rebuilding?

    Its a very young defense so of course the Patriots are rebuilding just about all areas of defense,How anyone can say they are not are in complete denial...This team was once known as one of the oldest defenses in the league,now its a reversal and its going to take a few years to get anywhere near an elite defense IF these youngsters can play at the pro game level,you can't lose 3-5 players of great importance in such a short time and just continue where you left off - it takes time and patience for fans who expect no changes year to year.

    However on offense I think we have a good nucleus of veterans and youngsters all of whom have shown some good ability.

    I think its safe to say we are all MUCH MUCH more comfortable with the offense than the defense this season.
     
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  14. reflexblue

    reflexblue PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Re: Are The Patriots rebuilding?

    The pats are continuously rebuilding
     
  15. crowell33

    crowell33 In the Starting Line-Up

    Breer reports that 37 percent of current roster is 2009 or 2010 draft picks or undrafted free agents. Nearly unheard of youth.
     
  16. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Re: Are The Patriots rebuilding?

    The Pats have been re-building their defense for the last 3 years. It started with the drafting of Mayo. It continued in 2009 with the drafting of Butler, Chung, and Brace. And it's continued with the additions of McCourty, Cunningham, Spikes, and Deaderick.
     
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  17. OldNEPatsFan

    OldNEPatsFan Practice Squad Player

    If this is rebuilding the construction isn't going to well. This defense could be worse than 3 years ago.
     
  18. DefenseRules

    DefenseRules Pro Bowl Player

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    Re: Are The Patriots rebuilding?

    I agree. I just wish that they had started rebuilding the D a little sooner. :p
     
  19. moosekill

    moosekill Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    You do realize they went undefeated in the regular season that year and missed winning the superbowl by a fluke catch? Do you really expect them to be that good every year?
     
  20. Patspsycho

    Patspsycho Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Re: Are The Patriots rebuilding?

    I am willing to bet that this year turns out to be the best draft of the BB era.
     
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