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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.
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    Well, yes ... but, on the other hand, what does that tell us about Monty Beisel? :(
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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:
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    they are the "first team" in practice, but i dont think you should read into it too much at this point
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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.
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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.
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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.

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    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.
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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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    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.


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    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.
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    I presume that Davis is calling the defensive plays.
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    I don't get it. Isn't 44 Heath Evans #?
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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?)
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    It's a British thing. They reverse the 2 numbers.
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    I was thinking, "I could have swore Monty was 52." LOL
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    Uh-oh -- that picture came off Google courtesy of Patriotsinsider. :eek:

    Here's another:

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    Oh, and here's Mrs Beisel:

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    We already know Beisel can't take on and then shed a block. Maybe Gardener can. Davis can be our "quick to the hole" or underneath coverage guy.

    I am officially on record as being very worried about our LB situation. So everything will be fine. I'm a horrible prognosticator.
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    Thank you, Mike.
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    Two things:

    1. I think that is a photo of Monty at the beginning of last years TC. He changed #'s to 52 a few weeks after TJ retired.

    2. I wanted to 'quote" your post to keep the photo of Mrs. Biesel going.

    We should add that photo to the cheerleader thread. She is not a cheerleader but who the hell cares.
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    Patsnutsme, why do you want to quote this picture? (Is Miss Gomezcat watching?)
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    Is there a freakin' rule somewhere that every Monty Beisel thread must turn into a gawkfest of his wife? His wife's attractive. We're all aware of this. Everybody move on. I can (and do) appreciate Cheerleader threads and the like, but this must be the fifth or sixth thread in the last year which became "Hey, Beisel's wife is hot. See?" or "We have to keep Beisel, look how hot his wife is!" I really hate to sound morally superior, because God knows I'm not. But there's no other way to say it: It's getting childish.
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    You are right DH44.

    I will try to be a better person when the next Monty Biesel thread is started.

    It's too late now for me to take back all the times that I've mentioned his wife. I have tried to be respectful while commenting on how hot she is.

    There doesn't seem to be any rules, to my knowledge about gawkfests, either for or agiants.

    But, I can only control my own actions. So from this time forward I will endevor to refrain from mentioning his wife- seriously.
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    It tells us he won't play much in Atlanta sinced he is dinged up. Preseason games ho...hum... Meanwhile good to see Gardener and Davis get some reps at ILB. They are numbers 4 and 5 on the depth chart at ILB...

    Davis is the fourth reserve and was only good enough to start a single meaning, only 1, one, Superbowl. What terrible DEPTH...
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    Be prepared to eat crow. The fact that he's let a journeyman and a career STer move ahead of him on the depth chart does not bode well for the underperforming Beisel.

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