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  1. jct

    jct Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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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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    aabtec On the Game Day Roster

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    I would not include David Boston in that group...
     
  3. PatsFanInVa

    PatsFanInVa PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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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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  4. patsox23

    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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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?
     
  5. PatsFanInVa

    PatsFanInVa PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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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
     
  6. patsox23

    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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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.
     
  7. p8ryts

    p8ryts Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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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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    T-ShirtDynasty Moderator

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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.
     
  9. zippo59

    zippo59 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    No they fall under the "overpaid egotistical jerks" category.:p
     
  10. kdawgg3/karl

    kdawgg3/karl Rookie

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    i would love to have david boston, brady would hook him up all day
     
  11. nickw308810

    nickw308810 On the Game Day Roster

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    What? How? Brady doesn't deal 'roids?....
     
  12. Flying Fungi

    Flying Fungi In the Starting Line-Up

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    i can't believe the forum allowed this post to happen
     
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    patman52 On the Game Day Roster

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    Kevin Johnson, Nick Griessen, Tre Teague
     
  14. jct

    jct Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Az-Zahir Hakim 34 489yds 2 TDs
    Nick Greisen 85 T 1sks 3 FR
     
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  15. Patsfanin Philly

    Patsfanin Philly Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    #95 Jersey

    Ricky Proehl.....wily old veteran ....
     
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    primetime Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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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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    Feep_FLA Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Proehl a Patriot? :singing:
     
  18. RayClay

    RayClay Pro Bowl Player

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    #75 Jersey

    Proehl is too old, 38. Love to have him, though. He gets it done.
     
  19. SoonerPatriot

    SoonerPatriot In the Starting Line-Up

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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?
     
  20. Patsfanin Philly

    Patsfanin Philly Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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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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