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  1. patsfan-1982

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    we now know that mike wright, and ty warren, will start. at defensive end. in the base 3-4.


    who backs them up ?


    can Myron Pryor, be a spot starter at DE or is Damione Lewis, the best back up right now. do they add a vet for dept later on ?
     
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    Re: defensive end ?

    I think Damione Lewis will be more than a backup.
     
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    Re: defensive end ?

    I agree that we need a 3-4 DE.
    Would like to see us grab somebody.
    Last year we got prior in the 7th, let's get another guy like that.
     
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    Re: defensive end ?

    I agree and I dont understand why people are sleeping on a guy who has done a good job vs the run as a DT for 8 years in the NFL who will move out to an easier run D spot playing over the T?
     
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    Re: defensive end ?

    so u have Lewis, starting and wright, on 3rd down. ?



    i could see this that would make the run defense better.
     
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    Re: defensive end ?

    DE is our Achilles Heel, in the old sense of the phrase. It's the spot where we're most vulnerable to injury.
     
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    Re: defensive end ?

    And there's always the rookie free agents that are picked up after the draft.
     
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    Re: defensive end ?

    Sure, I wanted a DE as much as anyone.

    This just shows us that Lewis is being counted on. He would have gotten more reps than any rookie. The problem for me is that with 3 DE's, we need a developmental 4th, a 7th DL. However, the patriots have apparently chose to go with six. That being the case, anyone chose after the 3rd would have been headed for the Practice Squad.
     
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    Re: defensive end ?

    I think we'll see Wright there. But Schefter believes that Marcus Spears from the Cowboys could get cut.
     
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    Re: defensive end ?

    I agree, Lewis will be fine.

    However, seemed like the draft had a number of excellent prospects that could play in a 3-4 DT scheme. That and a good RB are my only gripes in an otherwise excellent Pats draft.

    Clearly BB didn't like the kids enough to draft them.
     
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    Re: defensive end ?

    Marcus Spears would be nice.
     
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    Re: defensive end ?

    Daryl Richard is listed 6'4" some places. Maybe he'll get a look there.
     
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    Re: defensive end ?

    I wouldn't mind having a look at John Henderson...
     
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    Re: defensive end ?

    How about that Brandon Deaderick... maybe he will a nice surprise like Pryor last year. But at the very least can be a decent backup at DE.
     
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    Re: defensive end ?

    Lewis must figure into the plans, and we did get Deaderick, Richard on the PS and now we signed Gerard Warren. Not exactly 5 technique guys but safety in numbers.
     
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    Re: defensive end ?

    Deaderick is exactly a 5 tech.
     
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    Re: defensive end ?

    Yay! I love the sleeper defensive tackles we picked up. I've always been a fan of Deaderick, and Weston could really surprise in camp.
     
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    I suspect that Kade Weston is the guy they drafted as depth at DE (and Nose). He a moose of guy with incredibly long arms that was a DT but would be well suited to the role of a two-gapping DE in the Patriots system. A big Bulldog.

    If Reese and company do as well in the late rounds on the line as they did last year...we can expect some contributions from Weston.
     
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    This is probably crazy...

    But if Adalius Thomas is staying with us why not move him to DE?
     
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    Deaderick is a top talent. Lewis and Warren should will also be tried at DE. Among the three, there should be someone to share reps with Wright and backup Warren.
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