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  1. MrBigglesWorth

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    So is this the year Brushi gets to go back to his old position since he's been playing out of position the past two seasons since ted johnson retired.

    Will he get moved out of the spot where he has to take on the strong side and go back to the other ILB spot where he had his probowl caliber season?

    Will Thomas take over that spot on early downs where the run is an option or will they draft a run stopping ILB?
     
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    GIven Thomas' coverage ability I expect Bru to remain where he was last year and Thomas to play the spot Bru played with TJ.
     
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    Nah, I think Thomas is just a Ted Johnson and Roman Phifer rolled into one, with the ability to play both spots depending on the down.
     
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    from what i saw he has no gas left in the tank. i'd take soon to be 40 jr seau coming off injury before i'd take bruschi. teddy was no where to be found in the playoff loss to the colts, especially on the all important TD run up the middle to his side on the colts game winning drive
     
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    Bingo. Thats the way I see it too.
     
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    you're an idiot

    get lost troll
    you are just bitter we signed AD and your underacheiving team still sucks.
     
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    that was a run blitz that hit the wrong gaps. fair to say the entire defense was gassed at that point. we can all say he has trouble in coverage like al the lb's
     
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    Brushi was playing his old position until Seau went down. Then he had to move back over. If Vrabel is lined up inside, then Bruschi will be on the strong side, with Vrabel on the weak side. However, we could see Thomas lined up on the strong side with Bruschi on the weak and Vrabel on the edge.
     
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    so the question is..... is this the most effective way to use AD? or would it benefit the pats to try to find someone in th draft who can play the strong ILB or bring back Seau?
     
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    Bingo, we have bingo!
     
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    Very cliche but I think we will see a rotation at all the LB positions to exploit their flexibility.

    - OLB Rotation would include Thomas, Colvin & Vrabel
    - ILB Rotation would include Bruschi, Vrabel, Thomas, YET TO BE DETERMINED ILB, and a little bit of Alexander on some 3rd downs

    Goal is to keep 3 of the 4 top LBs on the field for most snaps.
     
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    ummm ok, then where was he the rest of the plays? he had a paltry 4 tackles and 1 assist. pathetic performance from an inside linebacker against a team that consistently ran up the middle.

    if you want to "crown his ass" for games he played 5 years ago, then go ahead. me? i want to win this year
     
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    who says I'm crowning him jabronie? who would you pay in place of bruschi? or would you just get rid of him altogether? do you think he has any value?
     
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    newton_tom_cat Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    get rid of him altogether. use one of the 2 1st rounders to pick up an ILB like willis. rookie would be fine playing alongside talented vets vrabel, colvin and thomas
     
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    who the hell is "AD?" uhh, i think you mean "AT." and who's the "idiot" now?

    :p
     
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    so that means you need to move vrabel back to the inside.

    i imagine you wouldn't want thomas or a rookie calling the defensive signals in their first years?
     
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    you missed the earlier threads, that's what Adalius goes by.
     
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    depends who it is. i tend to think defensive signal calling isn't too difficult. reality is most defensive players make calls for themselves by keying on their man. but you could always bring back seau if you think it's that hard. for those paying attention he totally outplayed bruschi prior to getting hurt.
     
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    I tend to think you have no idea how complex this defense is. Bruschi is the signal caller, Vrabel has the smarts to do it. It takes years to call defensive plays from the LB position in BB's defense. Regardless of how athletic AD is, we don't want him calling the signals right away.
     
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    that is a very ridiculous thing to say that playcalling isn't too difficult. what happens if players go in motion or totally shift?

    there are so many adjustments, reads, switching spots and the consensus in the league is that BB defense is complicated.
     

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