I don't think that we have much of a clue as to how Belichick intends to use Burgess. Apparently he is a major role in mind or he wouldn't have given up the two draft choices for him. While we disagree some, but I think we generally know what Belichick wants out of Mayo, Guyton, Thomas, Woods and Banta-Cain. All have their roles. Bruschi also has his role. In the end, there are few reps for more than six linebackers. Burgess will take reps from these six.