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  1. JSn

    JSn Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Play of Patriots defense deserves a second look - The Boston Globe

    Kinda miss Reiss' constant production @ the Globe, but Gasper is doing a fine job.

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    Read the whole article, real good stuff.
     
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    kkpat Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I have a question on "D"...

    Guyton has proved to be a good backup for Mayo and is getting great experience in his absence. When Mayo returns, that means we will have two powerful LBs in the middle. Will that allow us to go more 3-4 and also will that help us to blitz more?
     
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    There's no doubt the Pats will find a way to put both of these guys on the field at once when they can.

    We're also seeing solid play from Woods and AD. I think 3-4 will be back, some, but I also think a healthy roation of great LB's is going to be a great spark for this D.

     
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    #3 Jersey

    Supposedly they've also been using Guyton at OLB, so I'm not sure.

    Then again, as someone else noted, the Pats have been using a LOT of nickel/dime defenses; in fact, against the Jets their "average" D was 4-2-5, and against the Falcons it was a 3.7-2.6-4.7.
     
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    I wouldnt call Guyton "powerful". He has excellent speed. Good instincts, seems pretty smart, has some strength and is learning the nuances of the role by playing more. Hes responded pretty darn well IMO.

    I know you are not comparing him to Mayo as Mayo is a vastly superior player but Mayo is someone that I would call "powerful".

    To your point, when Mayo comes back this D and Guyton has more experience to draw on, this D will be better for it no question.
     
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    patriots pam Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    My post from another thread about Bru's comments on NFL Live pre- Bills game:

    Looks like Tedy knew what he was talking about! :D And that was before losing Mayo...even more props to the D in that case.
     
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    Guyton is playing well in this 4-3 as the tackles eat up the gaurds.
    He plays OLB in some 3rd down either pass or rush but as a speed option covered by a end to prevent a gaurd holding on him 1 on 1.

    when mayo returns i see more 3-4.No matter what everyone says 3-4 is our base and it hurts not be able to play some football in base formation.
     
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