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    It will be interesting to see how the 2010 offseason conditioning program award winners, that are on the bubble, fare in the next 10 days:


    OL George Bussey
    OL Dan Connolly
    WR Julian Edelman
    RB Kevin Faulk
    LB Jerod Mayo
    S James Sanders
    WR Matthew Slater
    OL Sebastian Vollmer
    CB Jonathan Wilhite
    DL Mike Wright

    For guys like Wilhite, Bussey and Slater, will it make a difference ?
     
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    Re: Award winners safer on bubble ?

    Well, Bussey is probably the most likely to make the team, with Wilhite coming in a close second, and Slater is way behind both of them. The award could be a factor if Wilhite ends up making the team.
     
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    Re: Award winners safer on bubble ?

    Out of all the guys on there, the only one that's most likely to end up not making the team is Slater. He's the only guy who doesn't have a true position lined up on the team. He's a special teams guy and we appear to have our fair share of those.
     
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    Re: Award winners safer on bubble ?

    I can only see winning the offseason workout award making the difference if Belichick has two players with similiar value who he has to cut one. Then the offseason award will mean something. I doubt Belichick will keep an offseason award winner over a guy who can bring more value to the team.

    Some of these guys won the offseason award because they knew they were on the bubble and figured that working hard in the offseason would help their case. I don't know if some of these guys would have won the award if they weren't on the bubble. I think Belichick might think the same way.
     
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    Re: Award winners safer on bubble ?

    I'll never forget when he dropped a kick-off in the Steelers game in 2008-right in front of where we sit.
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    When we saw him lined up to return the kick, my friend kept saying: "Slater? Slater?" We didn't really know much about him at that point. Our education was swift (and painful). An awful memory from a really crappy night (Thanksgiving traffic both ways, raining, Welker waylaid by Clark, getting our butts kicked).
     
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    Re: Award winners safer on bubble ?

    I let him have it the following week as he came out of the tunnel in Seattle.
     
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    Re: Award winners safer on bubble ?

    I bet it will factor in - but if I had to guess, it'd be akin to class participation in grading students. Its a factor, but not THE factor.
     
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