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  1. PatsFans.com Article

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    Ian's Daily Blog - Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe posted the jersey numbers for some of the new players Tuesday morning. Here are the players & numbers: S Brandon McGowan will wear No. 4 TE Alex Smith will wear No. 80 LB Vinny Ciurciu has switched from No. 43 to No. 50  On a different note, Patriots Football Weekly released their “Ask PFW” [...]

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    #75 Jersey

    Re: New Patriots Jersey #?s / History Lesson

    New numbers..
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    Good read - interesting that Andy Hart, like Mike Reiss notes the potential interest in Tinoisamoa

    "Tinoisamoa would be an inside linebacker in New England. At 6-1, 240-something he’s got the right build. He had a 100-plus tackles for the Rams last year. I’m not sure his skills directly translate to New England’s 34 scheme, but I’d certainly give him a call and bring him in for a look."

    I'd think that PFT might run some of these questions up the flagpole with some of their team sources as well.

    But as others noted, Tinoisamoa didn't play at 240 lbs last year - he'd need to be that at least to play ILB for the Pats (though I find it tough to imagine anyone having a tough time adding 15 lbs.)
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    Change smith's number we need to retire 80
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    #51 Jersey

    They should also retire #50 after we resign Vrabel to a one day contract before he retires!!
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    Love Troy and Vrabs but you don't want to retire too many #s and "cheapen" the honor. Retiring a player's # should belong to a select few, players like Hannah and Brady.
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    sorry it just doesn't feel right to have anyone but Troy Brown wearing #80 for the pats
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    It's following what they did with #80 and Troy Brown in '93 and #14 and Testaverde in '06. It's not retire YET so it's still available and with so many players on the roster so far it'll be needed.
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    No Jersey Selected

    ...and Troy. No one has given more to the Pats than # 80.
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    No Jersey Selected

    Yeah, I guess with 91 players they need all the numbers they can get. Maybe they should start going into triple figures.
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    #51 Jersey

    i was just thinking that!
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    I'd rather "un-retire" retired numbers and find another way to honor great players without putting the team in the situation of using three digit numbers due to a number shortage.
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    That's why some teams have the Wall of Honor, Ring of Honor, Hall of Fame. Keeps the numbers in circulation but honors those who wore that number.
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    No Jersey Selected

    What if we incorporate letters? "Starting at running back, number 32G, Freddie Smith."
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    ג Or switch to a new system...
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    No Jersey Selected

    :D I really should have thought of that one.
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    who's freddie smith? did we sign another rb? :D
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    No Jersey Selected

    He was our Kth round draft pick.
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    kth round? so he's a kicker? I thought you said rb? :D
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    No Jersey Selected

    Haven't you heard? Letters are the new numbers. ;)
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