Don Davis and Barry Gardner are the men in the middle?

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  1. DefenseRules

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    When they signed Gardner I didn't think that he had a chance to make the team. I thought that Don Davis was on the bubble.
    It appears that I might be wrong.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2006
  2. Box_O_Rocks

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    :eat3: .......
  3. Mike the Brit

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    Well, yes ... but, on the other hand, what does that tell us about Monty Beisel? :(
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  4. Box_O_Rocks

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    That he is bouncing back from an injury and needs to play some catch up (plus he hasn't worked alongside either man yet - chemistry experiment in progress). Patience, it's the preseason. :cool:
  5. gomezcat

    gomezcat It's SIR Moderator to you Staff Member Supporter

  6. they are the "first team" in practice, but i dont think you should read into it too much at this point
  7. captain stone

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  8. dryheat44

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    Barry Gardner should make this team. We've never heard of him, so to us he's a nobody. Yet he was the reason the Eagles felt comfortable letting Jeremiah Trotter leave town a few years ago. Granted it was a downgrade, and it was a 4-3 defense, but he has the necessary intelligence and experience to get some good reps at ILB during the season.

    That, plus he plays on all Special Teams. I think Claridge leaving has secured his spot on the team, and he may make Izzo expendable.
  9. PATSNUTme

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    I will put my reputation on the line as an astute observer of football talent and predict that we will be seeing a very improved Monty Biesel this year.

    He will not be a Pro Bowl player be he will do an adequate job as ILB. Good enough to take our concerns away.
  10. mgteich

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    Gardner and Beisel will be adequate enough for us to keep mentioning Ted Johnson and Phifer who have been finally replaced. Add Alexander and we should be fine inside. And we can't forget Davis and Izzo!!

    The worry is still outside depth. How healthy and effective will Chad Brown be? Will Banta-Cain step up. Will we get help from someone else? If Brown is healthy and effective, we should be fine.

  11. 14thDragon

    14thDragon Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    That he needs more game time experience and so will be paired up with run stuffing Roach for the majority of the game with the 2s.
  12. italian pat patriot

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    i really hope you are right but if i have to be honest i am a little bit concerned overall about our lb situation now that Tedy is expected to miss some time

    i hope too that we will see a 'very improved' Monty Beisel but, if so, why there is much more 'rumour' on Gardner then on Beisel ?
    only for his injury ? or ?

    anyway i hope that Tedy will return soon
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  13. Mike the Brit

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    Well, your reputation against mine is no contest! ;)

    I hope I'm wrong, but ...

    There's something about Beisel. Maybe it's that he was on the phone to his ex-coach last season and that Vermeil sent him a case of his California Cabernet. How committed are you to the Patriots, Monty?

    Also, he keeps reminding me of someone. I think it's Earl, the character played by Bill Pullman in Ruthless People.



    Something about that "what's going on here anyway?" expression doesn't fill me with confidence.

    Anyway, let's revisit this about Week 6, NUT -- and, if you're right (as I hope) then I'll give you full credit.
  14. Clonamery

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  15. mgteich

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    I presume that Davis is calling the defensive plays.
  16. PATRIOTS-80

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    I don't get it. Isn't 44 Heath Evans #?
  17. PATRIOTS-80

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    I am betting the same thing. Not spectacular, or Pro Bowl, but adequate and decent.

    I also think Barry Gardner will be a pleasant suprise to most as an again solid but not probowl LB.
    I am also going to watch Roach this preseason because I wouldn't be totally suprised if a guy like Roach (who wasn't drafted because of his knees) makes the 53 and contributes like Mike Wright did last year. (Remember the NT depth hole last year when we jetissoned both Traylor and Kelley?)
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2006
  18. PatsWickedPissah

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    It's a British thing. They reverse the 2 numbers.
  19. PATRIOTS-80

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    I was thinking, "I could have swore Monty was 52." LOL
  20. Clonamery

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    "What's going on here anyway?"

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