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How Many Rookies Will Make This Team?

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  1. mgteich

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    We have brought in a few UDFA's for rookie camp. We have seven late draft choices (mid fifth or later). Last year, four from these two groups made the 53 man roster: Smith (6), Andrews (7), Woods (UDFA), and Mays (UDFA). All contributed on special teams.

    I'm not sure that any will make the team this year. These are my list of the most likely to make the team.

    Oldenberg OT if one of the tackles is still injured
    Lua ILB if we can't find better in the free agent market
    Hairsten RB if we can't find better in the free agent market
    Warren ILB if we can't find better in the free agent market
    Gutirrez QB if we decide to carry a #3 developmental QB, and
    if we can't find better in the free agent market

    Other than Oldenberg, I'd rather have a veteran jag free agent, although I do hope that we have found something in Hairsten.
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    I like Lua's potential in as a rotation ILB if given a year or two to absorb the playbook. I think he will make the team as a special teamer in 2007.
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    I think more rookies will make the team than you may expect. The

    low salaries of rookie players are used to offset relatively high veteran

    salaries. This is why the Pats are so adamant about players completing

    their rookie contract. Don't get fooled by the fact you don't know the

    names of any of these rookies. The Pats have had their eyes on them

    throughout their college careers. I think Meriweather and Brown (For Hill)

    are locks to make the team. Hairston, Guitierrez, Oldenburg, Rodgers, and

    Lua/Warren have a shot at making the team. Some spots are open at

    these positions. The odds are very long for Hilliard, Elgin, Richardson

    and the other UDFAs.
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    About that 4th rounder out of Marshall...

    There is no way Randy Moss makes this team.

    Ahhhh I slay me.

    PFnV
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    merriweather, brown, make the club, the rest battle it out for the practice squad
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    If Bill Belichick had felt that no players were available on the

    second day of the draft that could make his team, he would have

    traded away all the picks except the compensatory picks.
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    No, I disagree. BB always takes a few hard working youngsters onto the roster as an investment into the future.

    Meriweather and Brown, certainly, but Lua, Rogers, Hairston, Richardson, and the UDFAs all have a very real shot at the 53-man playing ST. Pierre Woods, Mike Wright, Randall Gay... there's always someone who breaks through based on merit.

    None are likely to contribute in the regular O or D, but we have positions to fill that were played by guys like Don Davis and Patrick Pass in previous years. In fact, a rookie like Richardson might beat out a player like Tory James, if his ST play is superior.
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    and what vets are you going to cut for these nonames?
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    i understand what your saying but this roster is stacked tell me who the olineman will replace/ they have kaczur, hockstien, yates, britt as the backups, who gets replaced? wheres the room for richardson? no way hairston makes the 53, maybe rogers or lau squeeze on due to injury, most are practice sqaud material, or they will get a mysterious injury and be put on ir
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    Aye, there's the rub!

    It's not that BB wants rooks or doesn't want rooks.
    It is, who are my 53 best players?

    This year's roster of veterans seems stronger than we have ever seen.
    Any rookie who makes the team will have to send one of them packing.
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    There are openings for a fifth running back, third quarterback (time

    to train another young one since Cassel's time is running out), and

    linebacker positions open for five of the following: Alexander, Lua,

    Mays, Rodgers, Warren, and Woods.
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    How much do you know about Hairston that you are so certain?
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    Bear in mind, if you lose your job to the rook, you lose your job to the rook. That's part of what TC is all about. Yeah some guys are safe, but not many. And you can even lose your backup spot (and therefore your roster spot.)

    Also bear in mind that if some young kid dominates they at least need to give him a back up spot, because he will come cheaper. And no that does not apply to Matt Cassel, but it does to most of them.

    PFnV
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    i know evans, maroney, faulk, morris,and possibly mills, if a injury happens he could make it
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    Clearly nonames from the past few years: Woods, May, Alexander, Gay and so forth

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    they are all vets in the system for 2 to 3 years, tough to put any of this crop to replace them other than merriweather and brown this class looks weak all possibles for the practice squad, most of them werent even listed in the draft guides
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    Unless this is going to be the year no one gets hurt in TC then I would expect several late rounders and UDFA to make the 53 - just like every year.
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    Most of the members of this forum are loyal Pats' fans. I know that

    they would be happy and willing to do something to help the team.

    I suggest that we take a collection and purchase team subscriptions to all

    the various draft guides. Bill Belichick, Scott Pioli, and all the scouts

    could study these guides for a couple of weeks prior to the draft and

    make the proper choices. When their choices become the same as the

    draft guides, all we fans will be happy. After a couple of years we may

    even be able to get rid of most of the scouts.
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    as much as i like pioli and belicheck lets face the factsjeff marriot, dave nugent, jabari hollaway,arthur love, klemm, bethel johnson,tj turner, brock williams,jeremy mincey, dan stevenson,marquis hill, ryan calridge,dave stachelski,pk sam, cedric cobbs,dexter reid, gus scott,kenyatta jones, greg randall ,hakim akbar,andy stokes,christian morton, kliff kingsbury,spencer nead, ethan kelley, rohan davey, antwan womack, jabari hooaway, leonard myers, owen pouchman, casey tisdale etc, maybe a subriction to a few draft magasines wouldnt hurt
  20. mgteich

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    I think a collection to get all the players flu shots might be more valuable to the team.

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