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    With Manning coming to town and Hightower dealing with a hamstring issue, it's no suprise.

    Carpenter should be able to provide a better coverage LB than what T.White brings to the table, which is no knock on his ST play, but he shouldn't be out there too much either.
     
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    re: LB Bobby Carpenter coming back to Pats

    I cringe when I see White take the field as a Linebacker.
     
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    re: LB Bobby Carpenter coming back to Pats

    You beat me to it.
     
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    re: LB Bobby Carpenter coming back to Pats

    I bet your cringe was nowhere 1/2 as bad as my cringe when he started the SB game in February ;)
     
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    re: LB Bobby Carpenter coming back to Pats

    Sorry, Rob.
     
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    re: LB Bobby Carpenter coming back to Pats

    White doesn't bring anything to the table....in fact he never makes it into the dining room :eek:
     
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    re: LB Bobby Carpenter coming back to Pats

    I guess this answers how Hightower is doing this week
     
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    re: LB Bobby Carpenter coming back to Pats

    I like Bobby. I would've liked to have seen him on the 53 over White in the first place.
     
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    re: LB Bobby Carpenter coming back to Pats

    Hightower told reporters after the game that his hammy is 'good'

    Patriots translation....... 'I am as close to needing a wheelchair as is possible'
     
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    re: LB Bobby Carpenter coming back to Pats

    That was my first initial response also, but it could also be a case of this particular gameplanning matchup, as Belichick may see a need to have a guy like Carpenter in there for better potential coverage skills vs Manning.

    It may also be a case of simply needing additional depth in case Hightower's hamstring acts up/becomes inflammed when he takes the field on Sunday.

    With Seattle coming up, one could even make some sort of low-grade argument that we can use someone like Carpenter to spy Russell Wilson, the oft-moving Seahawks QB.

    One just never knows with this team, it could even be a case of "all of the above" in some fashion.

    Keeping Hightower sidelined for this game vs DEN may not be a bad idea, especially since hamstrings can be tricky.
     
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    re: LB Bobby Carpenter coming back to Pats

    Who is being cut?
     
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    re: LB Bobby Carpenter coming back to Pats

    On the plus side, at least he doesn't have to cover Jake Ballard in games anymore.
     
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    re: LB Bobby Carpenter coming back to Pats

    The next player to Join the Jets.....that's who
     
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    re: LB Bobby Carpenter coming back to Pats

    hopefully hightower injury isn't that bad
     
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    re: LB Bobby Carpenter coming back to Pats

    That's precisely what I thought when I read the thread title. I wonder if the two things are even related. I don't want to read too much into anything, though. We'll see as game time draws near what the reports might be.
     
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    re: LB Bobby Carpenter coming back to Pats

    McClain was already cut.
     
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    re: LB Bobby Carpenter coming back to Pats

    Soft linebacker going up against a QB who loves to throw, and a running game that keys off the QB. This should be about as safe a game to use Carpenter as any, but I hope to God that we don't need him next week, against Seattle.
     
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    I never understood why we kept Rivera over Carpenter. Welcome back!

    I also prefer Carpenter over White as a coverage linebacker, although I would never have cut one of our two best STers.
     
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    I think this signing is more for the gameplan itself than for Hightower's injury. It's just gravy that it adds for his insurance too. As others have pointed out, it's nerve-wracking seeing Tracy White out there on defense.

    To his credit he DID make a tackle for no gain on a running play.
     
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