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  1. jct

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    LB Tommy Polley 96 T 4 sks
    WR David Boston 4 REC 80 yds
    S Lance Schulters 77 T 2 sks
    LB Keith Newman 42 T 3 sks 1 FR
    CB Ty Law 62 T 1 FR 10 INT 1 TD
    CB Jamar Fletcher 29 T 1 sks 1 INT
    and...
    only maybe...
    QB Collins
    LB Arrington
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    I would not include David Boston in that group...
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    lest we forget...

    LB Brad Kassell
    77 tckl 1 int. (21 yd. TD) 3 PD 1FF 3FR

    26 years of age

    I'd take him or Schulters. But BB/SP look at other things we mere mortals can touch with our nfl.com stats.
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    I second the Kassel idea. He's got good size, smarts?, and playmaking ability. Then again, one starts to think, "Wouldn't BB have gone after these guys by now?" I mean, it's not like Kassel was going to cost a lot less LAST week, ya know?
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    Patsox, I sort of hold out hope on that count, even though I read that the Pats have "passed up" several players, Kassel included.

    The reason I would "never say never" is my "Days on Market" theory. After the draft, after 6/1, after a bunch of meaningful and semimeaningful dates have passed, your typical Pats target (not a feted superstar to begin with,) is perceiving low demand for his services. Just like a guy with a house on the market 120 days, who finally gets a bid 10K UNDER his asking price.

    I'm banking on this Rodney Dangerfield Effect, or RDE, to be a significant part of the Pats' approach, as it applies to Kassel. Who knows. :D

    PFnV
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    Good thoughts, VA. Hope you're right. I'm all for waiting out FA's while their value plummets, but at some point it shows a lack of passion for the player. Hopefully it's more reflective of the organizations' opinion of TBC, Claridge and the upcoming LB draft class.
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    I don't see any gems here

    Some potentiall and maybe Law and Arrington, but Arrington is damaged goods and Law looked a little thick around the middle last yearm but I don't see any of these as gems.
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    Semi-precious stones perhaps, gems might be a bit of a stretch. At least one of them is right down in the costume jewelry department.
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    No they fall under the "overpaid egotistical jerks" category.:p
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    i would love to have david boston, brady would hook him up all day
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    What? How? Brady doesn't deal 'roids?....
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    i can't believe the forum allowed this post to happen
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    Kevin Johnson, Nick Griessen, Tre Teague
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    Az-Zahir Hakim 34 489yds 2 TDs
    Nick Greisen 85 T 1sks 3 FR
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    #95 Jersey

    Ricky Proehl.....wily old veteran ....
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    #18 Jersey

    If Proehl was ever signed by the Patriots, the world would end. Where would we be without our Super Bowl nemesis?
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    Proehl a Patriot? :singing:
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    #75 Jersey

    Proehl is too old, 38. Love to have him, though. He gets it done.
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    I don't have a problem with it. What makes peole think someone like Caldwell will be any more useful to this team than Boston would?
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    #95 Jersey

    But for one year?? I think he's an ideal pickup as a #4 if the price is right. With him and Troy Brown out there, it would be an AARP convention.....

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