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  1. JoePats

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    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/

     
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    Just read that...was a bit surprised that the rook was in on ALL of the defensive snaps...Just as surprising was that Wheatley and Wilhite were not in on any..Would that change this week? I think so..
     
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    we didnt go to 4 wide at any point opening week so possibly their time could be limited again.
     
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    How funny is it that after all the hand-wringing about the Patriots "relying on so many rookies," in fact only one rookie saw any significant playing time at all...and he's the highest Patriots pick since Richard Seymour.
     
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    Don't forget, also, that this package will change from week-to-week, in some subtle ways based upon the team we are playing and the approach that coach wants to use against them.
     
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    reading felgers report card its even more surprising BB played a lot of rookies during the game and at times during the same time.
     
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    When I look down that list, one name glares out at me:

    Brandon Meriweather

    I'd really like to see Brandon come on and become a force.

    With Rodney slowing down back there, and Sanders' forte being tackling and the run game, we need a ballhwaking, field covering, fast, hard hitting safety out there.

    Oh Brandon, opportunity knocks.
     
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    Nice post, Thanks.

    I think this speaks volumes about what Bill wants from Mayo and how he wants him to evolve. This is how Mayo becomes the first round sensation that we all want - Lots and Lots of playing time and seeing every possible situation.

    I thought I saw him in on a few Special Teams plays as well.
     
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    Who was wearing the headset? I know it is off topic.
     
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    You do remember that Brandon was coming off an injury, right? Also, the Chiefs strength on offense is the run game, and Rodney's still a force against the run.

    Something else worth noting is that Brandon recorded 5 total tackles, and some of those tackles came close to the LOS, so he more than contributed.
     
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    Was Guyton's playing time all special teams or did he see time on defense?

    Anyone know?
     
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    Well, this is a positive sign.
     
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    I recall seeing him on a few plays inside next to Mayo
     
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    Not sure but Bruschi and Vrabel wore it during the preseason game they tried it.
     
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    I'm very impressed. So many veterans have come in (hobson/beisel/etc) and have not been able to pick up the system. Mayo has come in as a rookie and has earned the trust of BB to take every defensive snap in his first game. With his speed and athleticism, I have to believe he will continue to improve as he becomes more comfortable with the system.

    I know this may be too soon and I might be overly optimistic(hey, we need something right now to be optimistic about:( ) but I'm envisioning this kid being a rock for the pats in the middle for the next 10 years.
     
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    IIRC, two defensive players are allowed to have headsets, but only one headset can be on the field at any time.

    I know that Vrabel had a green dot on his helmet.
     
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    Who was on the field when Hobbs went out, if it wasn't Wheatley? I thought it was him, but obviously not.
     
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    You beat me to it. He'll be starting pretty soon. They're bringing him along slowly based on the time he missed in camp. Similar to Asante last year.
     
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