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    Post any updates, etc. or interesting topics to this thread today. We'll run another one tomorrow as well.
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    Jermaine Cunningham has #96 for now. Ick, I'd like them to retire that number in effigy.
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    I believe Cunningham's number may indicate that they think he will be a DE although we know BB will put him in the best spot to help the team after training camp. It shows what they view him as currently, IMO.

    Cunningham coming in on third downs to spell Warren/Lewis seems like a nice plan because you get immediate pass rush production from a rookie and the OLB skills can be developed later on.
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    You mean DE in a 4-3 alignment? He'll play that too, eventually, but I doubt that'll be his primary role. The number 96 doesn't mean much if you take into account AD wore it in 2007 when he was an inside linebacker. Another example is Roman Phifer who wore 95 and never played a down at DE.
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    Some past LBs have had numbers in the 90's (Colvin, Phifer, AD) and a couple of current ones do (TBC, Crable). I wouldn't read much into it...and I certainly wouldn't think that it means Cunningham will be running the old Jarvis role (3-4 sub package DE).
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    This note on Price is very encouraging, IMO.
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    Yeah, Price is funny for me - I like him, I really do, and we need young WR with Moss and Holt both possibly being gone in 2011 but I think I feel like we took the last guy standing when we took Price as there had been a run on WR; instead of being out in front taking who we wanted he feels like the leftover - I say that, having no idea where he was on the Patriots' board, of course. And, again, I do like him as a player and a person.
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    I feel the same way. In the first 76 picks only 4 WRs were taken. Then 11 came off the board over the next 32 selections. We got in on it in the middle of the run. I liked Decker and Roberts more, but we'll never know who we really wanted there.

    BB got out in front of runs on CBs and TEs though. He also played the LBs correctly IMO, whereas very few pass rushers were taken as early as most thought. He thought he could wait until the mid-late 2nd and he was correct.

    One other run we may have missed out on was RBs. I felt like Mesko had to be picked in round 5, so it looked like round 6 would be a RB considering so many decent options were still on the board. But then all of a sudden Dixon, Karim, Dwyer, Starks and Scott all got gobbled up. We couldn't have gotten in on that run without having to give up a 2011 5th rounder or a player.
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    Yes, I'm high on him. Not only is he fast, but he is one tough son of a *****.
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    Maybe JC will do it some justice:rocker:
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    He was taken over Mardy Gilyard, so that's saying something, at least for me. If it was the right choice, that is.
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    Reiss being awesome:

    Observations from rookie minicamp - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston

    My fave snippet of all the great bits...

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    Overall sounds like the skill guys looked very solid and Spikes is the personality we expect; and as PFW quotes him, Spikes tweaked one of Bill's favorite quotes when talking about his 40 time :

    "“It is what it is, but it ain’t what you think.”"
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    They love Gronk. We have to have more red zone threats, I think we'll be shocked at what a big upgrade we get this year at TE.
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