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    With Belichick set to talk to the media Wednesday, let the football talk finally begin as we figure out who will emerge and earn a role for this year's club. Please use this thread just to start things off, but obviously once practices open feel free to start plenty of separate ones focusing on individual players, etc. Looking forward to an interesting and fun year :D
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    The start of the new year for me has never been until training camp starts....thank god football and real competition is back!!
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    Lets stay healthy, ramp up this defense and see what Shane Vereen, Zach Sudfield, Danny Amendola, Aaron Dobson, and Josh Boyce can do in this offense.

    I think that Vereen is going to get more than 200 touches this year with more than 1,000 yards from scrimmage. He is the clear favorite as the Patriots breakout player of the year.
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    At times like this I always think about a certain part of the "A Football Life" video ...

    A Football Life Bill Belichick Part 2 of 2 - YouTube

    The new season is filled with so much potential, a blank page to do all over again. The challenge and allure of playing a team sport, it's just freakin' awesome...
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    Excited to watch the D this year. I pray they can stay healthy. Hoping for a big yr from Ridley and a nice rookie season for Mr. Dobson.
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    Agreed. I'm excited to see the size of the D this year. I think, all in all, the D has gotten bigger and faster in the offseason.
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    I think our offense can be very exciting. I think they can utilize Boyce's speed on kick returns as well. I really hope that we get to see what Dobson and Boyce can do in the exhibition games, and I expect to see a lot of Sudfeld, considering Ballard isn't ready yet. So hopefully we get to see some excitement from the rookies on offense. Looking forward to see what Jamie Collins can do at LB, and to see if Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower can make that 2nd year jump towards stardom.

    Also intrigued by the overall WR competition. Can Jenkins and Hawkins make the team, what about all of the rookie WR's (drafted AND Undrafted). And also intrigued by the competition on the D-Line. Bequette, Buchanon and Cunningham will be a hell of a battle to make the roster. I see Cunningham as the odd man out, and I'll be rooting for Bequette and Buchanon, because I see potential out of those two to be very good pass rushers.

    Should be an exciting camp. I am putting a voodoo spell on the football god of injuries, we've been hit hard already, and this needs to stop.
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    I am very excited this preseason to watch the totally revamped offense. The losses of star WR & TE with the megastar TE on PUP will give us a whole new cast of characters with hopefully some young talent(s) grokking the system and winning positions on talent. The RB corps looks solid with plenty of competition.

    On defense theres anticipation of young talent and new FAs really stepping up, DL, LB and DB. Throw in Wilson in spot duty and the defense could function is varied ways we haven't
    seen in several seasons.

    Or the season could be a cluster fark disaster with injuries lingering and talent failing to blossom. At least we'll get to see and soon.
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    that Salk is horrific...#splits on trees??? Why????? Why did they bring THIS doofus on board??? I'm going Friday and then hopefully Monday with a season ticket holder...(fingers crossed)
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    I'm not sure why it is, and I'm hoping it changes soon, but I can't recall being less excited about a Patriots season since, probably, 2000.
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    Don't worry, you'll pick up steam when the practice reports start rolling in. Then you'll be amped up even further when we get our first quasi-game action on August 9th....

    After which you'll remember why no one wants to pay for preseason football and you'll be back to watching the clock, waiting for September to roll around. :)

    But, seriously, I'm as intrigued by this team as any in recent years. I'm thrilled they took on the task of rebuilding the WR corps and want to see how that turns out. Looking forward to seeing if the defense can turn the corner, as well as how the offense evolves with potentially entirely new starters at WR and TE to open the year.

    Frankly, the seasons when things look less certain are the ones that pique my interest the most.
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    The Patriots lost to the Ravens, at home, denying another Superbowl run. I felt like this;

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    Then Free Agency rolled around, we lost some players and brought in some good ones. I felt like this;

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    All of a sudden, things went pear shaped. I felt like this;

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    And now, Training Camp is here and I feel like this;

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    While I'm sure that's part of it, I also have the "problem" of not liking any phase of the Patriots offseason, among other things:

    FA retention - sucked
    FA gains - sucked
    Draft pick decisions - sucked
    offseason issues - sucked
    Kraft lying his his ass off - sucked
    Gronk's transformation into crystal - sucked
    Manning-led Broncos team seemingly improved - sucks
    Top NFC contenders in Seattle and SF seemingly improving - sucked
    Hell, even the logo change sucked

    I'm sure something will eventually get me excited about the season, but it's just not there yet.
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    Underwhelming to the say the least, especially when one of the wide receivers in training camp is nicknamed "Molasses Mike".
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    So should we hold off on ordering the rings?
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    Something to get excited about.. will see how the raw athleticism of Steve Bernharnais translates on the field...

    It is always exciting, despite all of the naysayers..

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