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    Thanks for the link! The 4-3 bit is clearly a typo (or a "speako") -- Richard is obviously smart enough to know the difference. :)

    I've seldom come across a player who is so universally lauded off the field. Myron Rolle, the Florida State safety who skipped this year's draft in favor of a Rhodes Scholarship, is one comparison.
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    I'm not so sure that is a typo, when NE goes to a 4-3, they don't change their gap control philosophy. That said, his high school may also be running a 3-4, this video of the State Championship game never shows the defense lined up, but the onfield action sure looks like a gap control defense and if the numbering is similar to the NFL, the size/number look might just be a 3-4 look.

    SchoolTube - Destrehan High Football State Championship Video
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    So Rolle is actually following through on his brain surgeon dream over the NFL?
    That's a change.
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    No, he's doing a one-year Fulbright at Oxford.

    That's a great honor, but he plans on football a year from now.
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    Not to get too heavily into it, but what's his status as a prospect?
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    I'm actually a big fan of Richard. I think he might prove to be a nice backup player with a little work. Love his overall football IQ, work ethic, and technique. Reminds me a lot of Bobby Hamilton...
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    I'm not sure if he'd have to go through the draft or would be a Free Agent, but I'd imagine being a year away from football won't hurt him too much and he'll be the equivalent of a second day prospect.
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    Yep, the guys who will be fighting for a Practice Squad slot in this camp are impressive.
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    Have the Pats become the #2 team in New Orleans? Jeez.
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