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If you could have added a former Pats player who would it have been?

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  1. Randy Moss

    32 vote(s)
    24.8%
  2. Ty Law

    30 vote(s)
    23.3%
  3. Willie McGinest

    12 vote(s)
    9.3%
  4. Corey Dillon

    5 vote(s)
    3.9%
  5. Mike Vrabel

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Richard Seymour

    13 vote(s)
    10.1%
  7. Rodney Harrison

    24 vote(s)
    18.6%
  8. Someone else? (explain)

    13 vote(s)
    10.1%
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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    If you could have added a Patriots player in his prime to the roster to help out on sunday's Super Bowl,what player do you think could have been the difference maker between winning and losing?

    During the Belichick era of course :)
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    I think my answer to this would be one that would be least expected.

    Corey Dillon.

    based on the way this game played out or D did enough and our O gave us a lead late we just needed to run out the clock.

    In comes Clock Killing Corey Dillon. And he would have ran right over the nascar d like Gravedigger on Sunday, Sunday, Sunday.
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    Personally, Ty law, and Lawyer Milloy thrown in there for a bonus !!! I doubt that 50 yarder to Manningham would have happened. He would have been belted the moment his hands touched the ball.
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    That's easy. Ty Law OWNED Peyton Manning in the playoffs, Eli would have been child's play for him.
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    The defense outplayed its talent level, in every respect except takeaways, and I'm not convinced they would have performed any better with one more major talent.

    So I'd go for an offensive skill player. I think it would have made a winning difference to have any of:

    Randy Moss
    Prime Deion Branch
    Corey Dillon (for reasons stated above)
    Troy Brown
    David Givens
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    Green-Ellis can do that, the problem is Bill O'Brien must get bored watching run plays because he can't stick at it.

    Look at the Ravens game for a prime example of that, Lawfirm was running all over them but he kept going back to passing for some bizarre reason.

    Hopefully McDaniels will be more open about using the running game next season because there are some talented backs on this team.

    I'd go with Ty Law, no brainer really with some of the players that have got time at CB this season.
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    Randy Moss in his prime was the best pure vertical threat to ever play in the NFL.

    1998- 2004 Randy Moss all day...
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    McGinest (the guy we have REALLY never been able to replace), Harrison, or Moss.

    I question whether Law would enjoy the same degree of success in today's NFL.
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    Gotta go with McGinest. There'd have been less Double teaming of vince for a start.
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    I went with McGinest as a slight edge over Dillon

    McGinest would have closed that pocket forcing Eli to throw quick and short or off target

    Dillon would have taken burden off of Brady to win the game plus would have closed out the game with a longer drive and more on the ground than in the air.
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    I voted for other, my pick would have been Russ Francis so we could have run our O normally since Gronk was injured and a non factor.
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    Andre Tippett although I am tempted to say John Hannah with how Mankins effed up.
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    Went with Harrison. Would've gone with Dillon, but I don't know how much difference he could make with 10 touches...
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    Randy Moss in his prime easily. There's no one that can cover a young Randy Moss.

    Second choice would be either Rodney Harrison or Ty Law
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    Seymour And McGinest.
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    Belichick era ....
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster


    Just read the title, not the qualifier, then B Coates wouldn't count since he was cut before the 2000 season, though he was here when BB was coaching with Parcells.....OK Daniel Graham.
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    Willie McGinnest

    He solves 2 of the biggest needs: Defensive Leadership, and Pass Rush
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    Harrison, two huge needs; leadership for the D backfield and attitude.
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    How 'bout Charlie Weis circa 03/04???? I know not a player, BUT...those teams knew how to close out games on offense, like this current collection of players and coaches failed to do last Sunday :(
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    Curtis "Canton" Martin.

    oops...just saw the "Belichick era" qualifier.

    But I guess I would argue that Martin played in the NFL during the Belichick era and played for the Pats in 1996 when Belichick was Assistant Head Coach to Parcells.

    In any event, sure would have like to have had him in the backfield on Sunday.....
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    This is a good thread to see how we view the team. Many think that it is the offense that is needy (WR and RB) and that was need in the Super Bowl.

    My view is that the secondary has been our weakness all season. Ty Law would have made a huge difference. So would Milloy or Harrison. So would OTIS.

    As far as the offense, we needed Brady and Welker to connect in crunch time (also with other receivers). The issue was not the need for more personnel.
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    Dillon was the first thing i thought before I even saw the poll options.

    Or Rodney Harrison.
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    No love for Vrabel :(.... I guess he was a nice addition to our SB defenses but not a player who would be likely to change a games outcome.
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    I'm going to take a guess and assume you missed the premise of this thread?
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    Probably Randy Moss, if we're getting him circa 2004. If not him, then maybe Dillon.
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    1.) Belichick era

    2.) I'd caution the wisdom of taking players from a bygone era.
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    Originally said #56 (Andre Tippett), then read more than just the thread title. :rolleyes:

    Belichick era choice would be Ty Law. Just so sick of seeing our DBs a step behind and not in position to break up passes. I'm convinced that Ty in his prime would have meant the defense getting off the field more quickly, possibly another sack, less skewed time of possession.

    “For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'.”
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    Re: If you could have had one former Patriots player in his prime added to the roster

    Seymour
    Harrison
    Moss
    Law
    Neal


    I think a case can be made for any of the above five, depending upon circumstances moving forward.
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    Gah....totally forgot about Seymour. He'd probably be my top choice.
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