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  1. BPF

    BPF In the Starting Line-Up

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    Linebacker:
    Ed Hartwell,
    Peter Sirmon,
    Rocky Boiman and
    Isaiah Kacyvenski.

    Safety:
    Shaun Williams and
    Robert Griffith.

    Are any of these players worth a look? or do we see how the draft stacks up and go from there?
     
  2. BradfordPatsFan

    BradfordPatsFan In the Starting Line-Up

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    I doubt you will see a large number of signings over the next month, league-wide. Instead, teams will focus on the draft and then after the first of May and/or rookie and passing camps, teams will fill out their rosters.
     
  3. PromisedLand

    PromisedLand Virtual Internet Person

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    B.P.F. = BradfordPatsFan ?

    Coincidence? You decide...
     
  4. zippo59

    zippo59 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    What about Sammy Knight? Has he been signed?
     
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    Terry Glenn is a cowgirl Banned

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    The draft is just around the corner... so... I would say draft first.
     
  6. BradfordPatsFan

    BradfordPatsFan In the Starting Line-Up

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    Yes, I have little else to do than reply to my own posts. :confused:
     
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  7. Terry Glenn is a cowgirl

    Terry Glenn is a cowgirl Banned

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    You need 2 get a life man... and... so do I:(
     
  8. DaBruinz

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

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    #50 Jersey

    You forgot Junior Seau. Him, as well as Hartwell and Sirmon are all worth a look.
     
  9. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Gardner too.
     
  10. captain stone

    captain stone Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    No Jersey Selected

    More available LBs:
    Keith (son of Julius) Adams
    Carlos Emmons
    Randall Godfrey
    Orlando Huff
    Wali Rainer
    Brandon Short
    Raonall Smith
    Donnie Spragan

    More available Safeties:
    Matt Bowen
    Colin Branch
    Mike Doss
    Derrick Gibson
    Donnie Nickey
    Tony Parrish
    Lance Schulters
    Travares Tillman

    The list is shrinking, yet nobody, save Adalius Thomas almost one month ago, has been signed to help a defense that allowed 32 points in the last half of football it played.
     
  11. DefenseRules

    DefenseRules Pro Bowl Player

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    #12 Jersey

    Sort of frustrating isn't it? :(
     
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  12. zippo59

    zippo59 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    You seriously don't think the Patriots have done enough in free agency?
     
  13. captain stone

    captain stone Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Just one or two more LBs, and a couple of DBs, incl. a FS, and I would be satisfied until draft weekend. I just can't see the FO relying on Wilson, Hawkins, Gay and Scott at FS, with Bruschi, maybe Vrabel, and the detritus at ILB.
     
  14. DefenseRules

    DefenseRules Pro Bowl Player

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    They've done great. I just don't think that they've done enough to improve the defense that's all. We NEED DEPTH on D, IMO. Our lack of depth on defense was greatly exposed by the Colts. If Seymour and Warren need a breather, who comes in for them? Green and Wright are good players, but we need one more reliable DL, IMHO. Marquis Hill is a waste of a roster spot. He has done Nothing in the 3 years that he's been on the team. Does he even help out on special teams? Le Keven Smith is a work in progress. A back up at Nose Tackle woudn't hurt either. Again, Green and Hill are OK, but we could use another big man to man the middle when Wilfork takes a breather. Inside Linebacker still concerns me greatly. Yes we could fill that need in the draft but I don't feel comfortable relying on a rooky to back up or start Bruschi and/Vrabel. Our defensive scheme is complicated enough for veterans, how much harder will it be for a rooky?
    By the way, who is going to line up with Bruschi at ILB. Most people expect Vrabel to go back outside. If that's the case, who plays inside, Thomas? I'd rather keep him outside. I just have depth worries that's all. I like our starters but I worry about who we have behind them on the depth chart.
     
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  15. BPF

    BPF In the Starting Line-Up

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    I've been tied up, but I wanted to clear something up. BPF does not mean Bradford Pats Fan and we are not one in the same. Purely a coincidence. I don't know much about Bradford but I'm betting Eastern and Southeastern Haverhill is better than Raleigh, NC. ;)
     
  16. zippo59

    zippo59 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    The best place to go for this is the draft. Free agency is useful for adding a few players here and there but using it to build teams is a dangerous thing.
     
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    #12 Jersey

    You're probably right. At this point in the offseason, there is not much out there anyway.
     
  18. BradfordPatsFan

    BradfordPatsFan In the Starting Line-Up

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    it's freakin scenic. We even have a ski hill!:D
     
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    PromisedLand Virtual Internet Person

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    As someone who spent most of my life where YOU live, I can tell you that Haverhill or any other part of Massachusetts is decidely NOT better than Raleigh or North Carolina. But don't tell anyone - they'll all want to move here and then it will be all crowded with traffic and overpriced run down old real estate like it is up there. BTW, has it stopped snowing yet? ;)

    Actually, there is one great thing you have up there we don't have down here: the Patriots - I'll grant you that one!
     

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