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  1. mgteich

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    NEEDS GOING INTO THE OFFSEASON PRESUMING THE STEPS BELOW
    This isn't a large wish list compared to other years. Obviously, we have free agency, trades and the draft to fill these needs.

    I think the biggest effect of the no-cap year will be the additional flexibility in working out loing-term extensions for Brady, Welker and Moss. I suspect that it would help the negotiations with Brady for him to know that his two top weapons were staying for awhile.

    A) starting RG plus perhaps a developmental guard
    B) pass-rushing DE/OLB or two or three
    C) starting TE and perhaps a #3 TE (extending Watson would work for me)
    D) #3 wide receiver
    E) running back
    F) a shut-down corner (extending Bodden would work for me)

    OFFENSE (24)
    QB Brady, Hoyer, Stanback
    WR Moss, Welker, Edelman, Tate, Aiken
    RB Maroney, Taylor, Morris, Faulk, Green-Ellis
    TE Baker, Agnone
    OL Light, Mankins, Koppen, Connolly, Vollmer, Kaczur, LeVoir, Ohrnberger, Bussey

    DEFENSE (26)
    DL Warren, Wilfork, Wright, Brace, Pryor, Burgess
    OLB Banta-Cain, Thomas, Ninkovich, Woods, Crable
    ILB Mayo, Guyton, McKenzie, Alexander
    CB Wilhite, Butler, Springs, Wheatley, Arrington
    S Meriweather, McGowan, Chung, Sanders, Slater, Lockett

    SPECIALISTS (3 including one opening)
    K Gostkowski
    P open
    LS Ingram


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    ERFA's and ERFA's
    I presume that there is no point worring about a few bucks. We will keep all our ERFA's and RFA's. We usually do anyway. That bring back Guyton, Lockett, Gost, Mankins, Woods and Connolly.

    FRANCHISEES
    I presume a franchise tag of Wilfork, or a contract extension.

    RE-SIGNS
    I expect us to re-sign Faulk and Burgess. I expect us to say good-bye to Neal and Green. Of course, others may be replaced or traded before the season starts.
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    Let's be honest: unless a miracle occurs, it'll probably be Hanson at punter again.
     
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    I agree that Hanson will likely be re-signed, but he is not signed for the 2010 season now, and I would certainly not post that I thought that he should be re-signed.

    QUOTE=ctpatsfan77;1653164]Let's be honest: unless a miracle occurs, it'll probably be Hanson at punter again.[/QUOTE]
     
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    There are a few good punters in the draft... maybe a 7th?

    Mike Brandtner, Iowa St would be my first choice, but Zoltan Mesko, Michigan (what a name) would also be a great punter.

    In the future, Ryan Donahue, Iowa (2011 Draft) will be a mid-round target on my list if Hanson is still in New England.

    Okay, no more talking about punters for at least a month for me.
     
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    I was a strong supporter for the pick of Ingram. Lots of us had him being drafted by the patriots. Now, if Belichick thinks we NEED a punter this year, I would certainly support using a 6th or 7th for that purpose. I think several posters suggested that last year.
     
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    For some perverse reason, in the last few years punters have started coming off the board in the third and fourth rounds; IIRC, in at least two of the last five years the first punter came off before the first kicker did.
     

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