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Is Springs the Patriots new #1 CB?

Poll closed Mar 9, 2009.
  1. Yes, Springs is now our #1 CB

    52 vote(s)
    31.7%
  2. No, Springs will be our #2 CB

    96 vote(s)
    58.5%
  3. No, Springs will play Safety for us

    8 vote(s)
    4.9%
  4. No, Springs will not make the cut

    8 vote(s)
    4.9%
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  1. VJCPatriot

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    Pretty simple question. Let's hear your opinions.
     
  2. T-ShirtDynasty

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    At THIS point, I think he'll be battling Wilhite for the starting spot at LCB.
     
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    Not at his age and with the likelyhood of us drafting a day one CB in April.
     
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    At his age, he is a #2 at best.
     
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    If he can stay healthy, he should easily be at least the #2 CB. He may push Hobbs for #1. Lets hope so anyway....
     
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    Hobbs isn't a #1 cb for me even at his age I'd rather see springs matched up on the other teams #1 wr then Hobbs. I really like Hobbs as a #2 though.
     
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    I hope not.
     
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    He's still better than Hobbs as long as he is healthy.
     
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    to think he will not definitely start if healthy is crazy. hes better than hobbs. unless he declined a ton, hes by far our best CB. a rookie CB will not be our #1 or #2. look at the history of CBs. they take a year to be good
     
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    As the #1 RCB, Hobbs very rarely lines up against the other team's #1 WR. You won't see Hobbs moving over to LCB, he's got his spot locked down for now.
     
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    Hobbs is still #1
     
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    Mrs. Hobbs? Is that you? :eek:
     
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    Well I have seen Hobbs move to LCB at times, and he's actually pretty frequently matched up against other team's #1. Then again we do play a lot of zone.
     
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    Where's the Nickel/Dime option?
     
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    No, and I still think Wheatley (maybe Wilhite) will be day 1 starter opposite Hobbs. Springs will be a fine nickelback...
     
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    I think Hobbs is our #1 for no other reason than he's the most experienced in our system, so Bill will play him as such. Springs may be #1 by year's end, or maybe not, or maybe a kid will step up, but he definitely won't start the year as our #1 CB.
     
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    Springs is probably our most talented CB, but he and Hobbs are different players. I think that Springs will be conserved, and used primarily when he's really needed- against the big, physical WRs that Hobbs can't handle very well. That's Springs' specialty.
     
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    I agree with you, but if Springs does start day 1, I reckon by mid-season on oh Wheatley or Wilhite will be starting.
     
  19. VJCPatriot

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    Pushing Hobbs down to nickeblack? That would be nice.
     
  20. farn

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    As much as some on this board don't like it - Hobbs is the #1 and will be for the forseeable future. BB seems to trust/like him.

    I think we can all agree he's one of the better STers we've had in some time and I don't see anyone passing him on the depth chart at CB until/if the young guns develop into solid starters.
     
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