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  1. Brady'sButtBoy

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    Now that Lewis will become a FA the pool of available RB's is even more amazing. There are many intriguing names, even way down the list. Names that include a younger, more talented group of FA RB's than I can remember. I know his name has been mentioned here before but Chester Taylor would look good in a Pat's uniform. Oh, how I wish we didn't have to pay Dillon $5mil in 2006 because that kind of money would buy an awful lot this year...

    Alexander
    James
    Lewis
    Foster

    are the big money studs but look what else is out there-

    Ahman Green
    M. Bennett
    Travis Henry
    Chester Taylor

    plus all these other guys
    9. Jeremi Johnson (R) Cincinnati
    10. Fred Beasley (U) San Francisco
    11. Anthony Thomas (U) New Orleans
    12. William Henderson (U) Green Bay
    13. Mack Strong (U) Seattle
    14. Shawn Bryson (U) Detroit
    15. Najeh Davenport (U) Green Bay
    16. Moe Williams (U) Minnesota
    17. Verron Haynes (U) Pittsburgh
    18. Travis Minor (U) Miami
    19. Maurice Morris (U) Seattle
    20. Sammy Morris (U) Miami
    21. Rock Cartwright (U) Washington
    22. Musa Smith (R) Baltimore
    23. Tony Fisher (U) Green Bay
    24. Jonathan Wells (U) Houston
    25. Obafemi Ayanbadejo (U) Arizona
    26. Lamar Gordon (U) Philadelphia
    27. LaBrandon Toefield (R) Jacksonville
    28. Jameel Cook (U) Tampa Bay
    29. Tony Richardson (U) Kansas City
    30. Heath Evans (U) New England
    31. Reno Mahe (R) Philadelphia
    32. Michael Cloud (U) New England
    33. Antowain Smith (U) New Orleans
    34. James Mungro (U) Indianapolis
    35. Chad Morton (U) NY Giants
    36. James Jackson (U) Arizona
    37. Arlen Harris (R) St. Louis
    38. Fred McCrary (U) Atlanta
    39. J.R. Redmond (U) Arizona
    40. Ron Dayne (U) Denver
    41. Fred McAfee (U) New Orleans
    42. Kenny Watson (U) Cincinnati
    43. Omar Easy (U) Oakland
    44. Andrew Pinnock (R) San Diego (re-signed)
    45. Ovie Mughelli (R) Baltimore
    46. Paul Smith (U) Detroit
    47. Aveion Cason (U) St. Louis
    48. Steve Bush (U) San Francisco
    49. Harold Morrow (U) Arizona
    50. Chris Massey (U) St. Louis
    51. Chris Hetherington (U) San Francisco
    52. Keith Belton (U) Chicago
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  2. Alk

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    I'll be really disappointed if we don't at least make a serious run at one of those guys.
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    Like #s 30, 32, 33 or 39?
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    That reminds me of what a colossal waste J.R. Redmond was.....
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    Hey, he had one memorable series in "The Drive"
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    I'm convinced that Belichick's plan does not include a rookie RB. Antowain Smith and Corey Dillon, it looks more like he prefers getting a veteran RB with a couple years left and running him into the ground. I'm okay with that plan but I think Dillon might be waist deep in the ground already time for the next one. Lewis or Ahman Green would be nice.
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    I wouldn't mind Foster. Though I think his pricetag would be too high. I think the Pats could really use a guy like Travis Henry for times when the backfield is banged up and Faulk or Dillon are missing time. Well, Henry minus the fumbles. Which really means minus Henry I guess, since that guy fumbles so much.
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    Najeh Davenport (U) Green Bay
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    He's coming off a pretty wicked broken foot and poops in girls laundry baskets. I'll take a pass, personally.
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    Unless Travis Henry was cut by the Titans, he is NOT a free agent. His contract, according the the NFLPA, runs through 2009.
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    I'll say it again, just for giggles. I hope Belichick makes an offer to Johnathan Wells or, depending on the tender, LaBrandon Toefield.
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    I like Jonathan Wells also, and The A-Train Anthony Thomas would look good in our system
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    I think a-train is done. He didn't make it in New Orleans so why would he make it here.
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    Ummm...95% of those guys flat out suck, and each of the 4 established stars (Green, Alexander, James, Lewis) has at least one major problem in addition to being prohibitely expensive:

    Green: Fumbles, injuries

    Alexander: How good would this guy be behind an average offensive line? He's like a soft version of Emmitt Smith

    Jamal Lewis: Felon

    Edge: Wrong side of 30

    Davenport is probably the most intriguing, but he poops in peoples's closets.
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    Yeah, but what a series! There will always be a warm spot in my heart for Redmond!
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    I'm not sure any of the big names you cite could be had for $5 million a season. Additionally they will all want big signing bonuses - something tough to do right now - especially if there is no CBA agreement.

    Whether Dillon's $5 million is too high remains to be seen - for the injured RB we saw last year it was - for the healthy RB we saw the year before its a good deal.

    But that's the debate I guess - whether Dillon was healthy or not.

    Personally from what I've read, many scouts have remarked Dillon seemingly couldn't cut left even when he was healthy enough to play. That doesn't sound like a guy who was healthy to me.

    Hopefully the offseason will allow him to heal up and recapture 2004's glory.
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    No way IMHO Pats go for a big name. If Dillon's healthy, he'll be fine.
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    Same here!
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    Isn't edge 27? It would be nice to get Edge and have Brady abuse his PA fake with Edge, but it could be very expensive as well.
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    James isn't 30, he's 27. He turns 28 in August.

    Jamal Lewis is a felon, but the crime he commited was in Oct. 2000 -- before he was drafted. He hasn't had any substance abuse problems since he's been in the league. Randy Moss or Ricky Williams he's not.

    Davenport is a stiff.

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