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    Patriots.com, post- whoring off of PVN, in worth-reading article shocker! :eek:

    http://www.patriots.com/news/index.cfm?ac=latestnewsdetail&pid=19050&pcid=41

    Klecko, Wright, or Smith... someone's getting the axe.
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    I think Klecko's days might be coming to an end, IMO. Wright was Wilforks backup and when he got hurt, instead of activating Klecko, they signed Santonio Thomas to the active roster. Klecko remained a healthy inactive the remainder of the season. Not a good sign, IMO.
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    Yes, Klecko has had plenty of time to establish himself and he has yet to do so, but let's see if he can regain the form of his rookie season coming off of two years of injuries. Klecko goes all out and gives his all, another positive, he plays with a Harrison-esque fire to him. Both Klecko and Smith can play multiple positions, which is always a plus. While Wright is just a NT, he outweighs Klecko by 20 pounds according to their NFL.com bios. The question here is, is it more important to have a specialist backup (Wright) for Wilfork or could we use another versatile player (Klecko or Smith). Out of the three, I'd bet on Wright to be the odd man out.
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    I would agree with you except that you are forgetting a big issue. Klecko sat for the remainder of the season. Heck, I don't believe that he even dressed for the Miami game, did he?

    Versatility only matters if you can provide VALUE. In other words, it doesn't matter if Klecko can play FB, NT, DE, and LB if he's the #3FB/#3-#4 NT/#6DE and #11 LB. There are other players who are going to be playing ahead of him. Period.

    Klecko reminds me of Dan Rudiger from ND. The kid they made the movie RUDY about. However, Rudy only got his chance in the last few plays of the final game of his senior year when nothing was on the line. It was a feel good story. And, unfortunately, no matter how much heart and motor Klecko has, unless he can beat out one of Wright, Thomas, Mills, Pass, Smith, Izzo, Davis, Alexander, TBC, Beisel, Mincey or Claridge, I don't see him making the team.

    And, believe me. I have been a big Klecko fan, but I can also face facts. There are other people who are just better players than he is and it doesn't do the Pats any good to have Klecko on the roster if he can't get onto the field at positions that are a NEED. Like at FB and at NT. A very good point was made. The Pats signed Santonio Thomas to back up Wilfork after Wright went down last year. That, to me, was the death knell for Klecko.
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    Klecko can't possibly stick this year. I think I said that last year too though, but it's come to the point where he's not a realistic fullback option anymore, he's lost his spot in the 3-4 DL rotation, and it even looks like Wright is the better "monster" ILB project.

    If he can return punts, he stays.

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