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    Taking a look at the corners that are likely to make the roster next year, we have:

    Devin McCourty-Coming off of big sophmore slump, but will still be slated as our #1 corner.
    Ras-I Dowling- Will likely play at the #2 CB spot next year. Has huge potential, but has big injury concerns.
    Kyle Arrington- Although he tied the league lead in picks last year, will likely move to the slot position, fits well into that position.
    Will Allen- While it may not mean much, Allen did play FS in OTA's recently. If he stays as corner, I don't see him being more than 4th on the CB depth unless someone goes down and he beats out Dennard and Moore for the spot. Not even 100% he'll make the roster, but we'll see.
    Alfonzo Dennard-Was a very interesting pick in the 7th round and could become the steal of the draft. He may have character concerns, but like I've said before- Didn't Randy Moss punch a cop earlier in his career? He worked out...for the most part.:D

    Now, the interesting guy here is Sterling Moore. I don't quite know where he'll fit in. Whether he'll stay at corner, or move to FS. Most likely scenario to me is one of Will Allen and Sterling Moore move to FS, the other stays at corner and likely take the 4th CB spot.

    What I'm unsure about here is what should the expectations be for Moore?? We may have saw him play exeptionally well in the regular season finale vs. Buffalo, and saw him, of course, make the play that helped us reach the SB. But before that, I saw mediorcre play by him at safety. If he were moved back to safety, would he play as well as he did at the end of the year last year, or would he struggle??

    Basically, Moore is a huge wild card in our secondary, I don't know what we'll see out of him. I don't even know what position he'll play. He certainly should be an interesting guy to watch next year, we could have a real gem in our hands.
     
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    I'd rather see them stick Will Allen at FS like they did in OTA's because i believe he 1) has lost a step, and thus wouldn't be as effective in man coverage on the line, 2) is much more disciplined than i believe Moore would be back there.

    I really liked what i saw from Moore towards the end of last year. Here's a kid who doesn't get drafted, cut from the original team that picked him up, battled his way to stick on the team (aka not Ross Ventrone), and actually looked like our best COVER corner at times. His week 17 game versus Buffalo really stood out not just because of the interceptions, but because of the way he anticipated the throws and SEIZED the opportunity when they came his way.

    Also, don't forget he didn't start playing football until his senior year of high school!

    New England Patriots Defense steps up vs Bills Week 17 2011 - YouTube
     
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    I think he will have a break out season this year.
     
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    I have him making the roster and playing in sub packages barring injury. I could se us keeping 6 CB and having 4 S on the roster, with Allen being 1 of the Safeties. M Coles displacing S Brown.
     
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    Defensive Player of the Year!

    But seriously, I think he could have a decent season for a player that is a few notches down the depth chart!
     
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    Personally, I like him, and he seems to be one of our few corners who is relatively effective at press coverage. Having said that, wasn't he the one primarily responsible for that damned pass from Goober to Manningham?

    God, I will literally shave my testicles and my taint if this defense of ours manages to actually be a force to be reckoned with, rather than a sieve for passing yards.

    -Jamman
     
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    No Sterling Moore last year = Loss to Ravens and SB trip


    I like the kid and he is by far the most intriguing player on defense this training camp......he could be cut or fly up the depth chart.

    I actually think he could give Arrington or McCourty a run for thief money this season if he sticks.

    I am not so up on Dowling as I am Moore.
     
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    I don't expect this young defense to rival the 85 Bears but I also don't think they will be as pathetic against the pass as last year either.....realistic expectations should hope for somewhere in mid pack ranked D,not a lights out D but not so generous either.

    All I can say is thank god we got rid of Molden who sucked.
     
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    And who I believe was the one responsible for negating that forced fumble recovery in the superbowl due to a 12 men on the field penalty.

    Man, what is it with the Giants and their luck with fumbles. Who can forget how Pierre Woods, the useless linebacker that he was, failed to secure the fumble in SB 42.

    -Jamman
     
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    Actually, I believe the "wrong" 12th man on the field that play was good old "Alex Silvestro"; who was only on active team cause BB cut Tiquan Underwood to make room. (in retrospect maybe should have played underwood instead of Ocho & silvestro)
     
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    Hard to say, if you watch the play it looks like he might have been passing him off to chung and guarding against the comeback. I like his aggressive style of play
     
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    If I'm wrong, I'm sure someone will correct me, but I believe the person stripping the ball out of the recievers hands was none other than Sterling Moore.

    Not putting anybody in trhe Hall of Fame, but I'm rooting for this kid to make the roster. He showed up, and flashed allot of ball skills late in the year. Couple picks against Buffalo.....Had a nice swat of the ball away from a Denver reciever in the first playoff game.....Saved our bacon in the Ravens game......Made a few nice plays in the Super Bowl.

    You can't teach ball skills. You either got it, or you don't. He seems to have a knack for it.
     
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    I expect him to be even more sterling. :)
     
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    Moore is the only CB we had last year that actually turned and looked for the ball. I really have no expectations, he might continue to show promise, he might look like an UDFA that was cut, who knows. That said he's definitely worth the roster spot as it stands now and could definitely contribute.
     
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    I like Moore for 1 reason only ..... he's the best playmaker we have in the secondary.
     
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    I liked him last year. He made some good plays. He does have to improve his tackling do. He missed some tackled by not breaking down and make a sure tackle, instead trying to make a real big hit and missing.
     
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    without checking youtube; i remember it that way too now that you mention it.
     
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    He has good ball skills, unusual for a Patriots DB.

    OTOH, the Patriots had a terrible defensive backfield last year. I hope he's a lot better, and I hope he doesn't make the team.
     
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    Nice Thread title but i don't agree with Sterling Moore being a wild card. If he improves off how he played last year he should be one of our Starting CB's. Kyle Arrington was our Number 1 CB last year seriously??? and we wondered why we sucked!:rolleyes: Devin McCourty was a HUGE Dissapointment last year who saw that coming??? McCourty was also very average at FS. Ras-I Dowling will have to prove he can stay healthy. Alfonzo Dennard grades out nice but but with him being a 7th round selection he might have a 7th round character too nothing to lose there. I would say Dowling is the guy we really need to step up he has all the tools. Sterling Moore is young with plenty upside him and Dowling woud give us good one, two punch at CB with good size to boot.
     
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    My expectation is that the Patriots secondary will be much better this year, and that Sterling Moore will not be a part of it.
    I hope I am right about the first, and hope I am wrong about the 2nd, but I saw very little in his play to make me think he can be a quality NFL corner.
     
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