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  1. cloud34

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    Marques Murrell carted off field at end of practice..
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    Not nice headline.:mad:
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    Hey from what I've read, he was competing for playing time there, so this could be more than a non-story.
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    Can we please check the pulse before we dig the grave?
    No one has any clue what the injury or severity of it is. Why comment on it before knowing anythng? Of course now that I've said that, I will step away so we can have a 200 post thread speculating what it means if Murrell is out for the season .
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    Ugh. So soon? :(
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    Hope he's alright. I heard he was having a pretty good day today playing with the ones. Of course, we have a better chance of the U.S. government telling us whether or not what landed in Roswell was actually a UFO than we do of the Pats disclosing an injury.
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    never mind. looks like it is a non-story....reiss now says it's a heat related/ cramp type thing.
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    can we delete this now? sorry i posted it...
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    Depth at OLB in the spotlight - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston

    This has happened in a few camps this summer.
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    At this point, I think we sink or swin with Cunningham and simply throw him into the fire now and let him learn and take his lumps. I would rather begin the development process NOW on a young upside draft pick than hand the role over to a guy like Pierre Woods who has already shown us all that he has, we're not going to see anything more, so let's hand it to the kid and begin the process so he's ready as early as possible.
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    We just arent in a position to make this decision. There is too much we dont know. How ready is he? IS he the best player at the position already? He may win the job without consideration of developing more quickly, he might be so close the guy ahead of him its a nobrainer, and he might be so far away from ready, understanidng the D, learning the techniques that he would be a liability.
    Just because of place he was drafted isnt the answer. Eveything else, that we just cant know, is.
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    That is the sad truth of our current situation. Nevertheless, you know what you were doing.
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    From everything I'm hearing, it appears that Cunningham is getting an extensive amount of time with the 1's.
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    Which is great news, because there is no doubt our best situation at OLB would be with Cunningham having a great camp, being fully ready to go, and desewrving to start week 1.
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    Thank you for the update. Much better news!
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    I'll drink to that. :eat3:
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    Not much to base it on but I thought Murrell looked decent at OLB today
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    +1 re Cunningham, except that as a rookie he may not master certain packages he'd be expected to handle later in his career.

    Heck, the package he gets inserted into last might be the generic one (as opposed to nickel, where his responsibilities might be simpler).
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    Semi-off-topic to this, but what does everyone think Murrell's chances at making the roster are? You don't hear much about him.
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    Once Crable went down and Burgess left, Murrell's chances became pretty good. His next competition was Fletcher.

    Murrell was brought in as a top special teamer to potentially fill the 9th LB spot, usually held by a special teamer (Alexander, Izzo, and Davis in recent times). In addition, he is adequate to play at least emergency reps at OLB. We usually carry 5 OLB's and Murrell would be our #5.

    My BOTTOM LINE is that as of now, with no free agent additions and no further injuries, I would expect Murrell to make the 53 man squad. However, I do expect to see additional OLB's in camp in the next few weeks.

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    He will make it by default, as OLBs have for years now. I was hoping that would change this year, let's see.
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    The real question is if we do not see OLBs brought in is that a good sign (the players we have are looking better to BB than WE perceive them) or bad (no one worth a crap is available) or both?
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    No offense to Murrell, but this is beginning to remind of the time that Monty Beisel was brought as a special teams upgrade and started at ILB.

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    No need to be sorry- it had potential to be noteworthy, and now we can all be happy that it wasn't ;)
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    i hope he is ok but a seen him as more of a #5 ILB/ST player only i don't think he will get any raps at OLB maybe a few in preseason but thats it
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    I don't remember it that way, though there eas a guy named Gardner (?) that blew out his Achilles, was that the same time?

    To be honest, I whined rightfully, IMO that they let the whole LB position deteriorate.

    To be fair, ILB looks great, strictly from a talent potential viewpoint. The admin can't be faulted for the real upside Crable wasted and the solid, if unspectacular vet in Burgess that they overpaid for if anything.

    Slight quibble...had they spent some picks on raw DEs years ago and tried to coach them up, maybe there is no Burgess trade.

    Nevertheless, Burgess and Crable, unforeseen depth casualties. Still love to see a real pass rusher, that's a whole hell of a lot of on the job training between Cunningham and Ninchovic.
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