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    Second-year player Pat Chung has been running with the first-team defense at strong safety in offseason practices.

    According to the Boston Globe's Albert Breer, Chung is rotating but "getting a ton of reps" and "they're moving him around quite a bit." Chung spent his rookie year on special teams, playing more than 50 percent of New England's defensive snaps in just two games. It looks like he's a strong bet to overtake strong safety from James Sanders and Brandon McGowan.
    Related: James Sanders, Brandon McGowan

    -From Rotoworld.com

    I am very excited about Chung and think he is going to make our D worlds better this year. The report on him comming out of college is he is very smart with a great workethic. I think his now improved (second year in the league) knowledge, hard work ethic, and skill set will be very helpful on the field this year and that he will make a major impact.

    I am also excited about our other second year players and think they will prove that we had a very solid draft last year. ie Butler, Volmer, Edelman, and Tate....plus who knows what McKenzie can bring. Its going to be a fun year.
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    Anybody that still believes that Sanders or McGowan will start over Chung, need to get their head examined. Despite what the Pats said, they've been trying to find somebody better than Sanders since Wilson struggled and Harrison retired. Chung had one year to catch up to the speed of the NFL and learn the defense. I will eat my words if he isn't the starter week 1.
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    With apologies to the pro-bowl caliber,beast-of-a-team,dynasty-in-the-making,New Jersey Jets

    THIS,young patriot's team is developing into something very special.......might take a year or two,to jell,but I believe it will.......can't wait:rocker:
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    Everybody Wang Chung Tonight!

    I think he'll have a breakout season
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    Always said and believed that James Sanders is a great "role" player, not a stater, who needed to be upgraded and Patrick Chung's time has arrived. Chung and Brandon U are going to be a tremendous tandem.

    This young defense will have some early growing pains, but once it hits it's stride by midseason, look out. All young, athletic and talented. This is going to be fun season!
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    According to Einstein's theory of relativity, Patrick Chung can hit you last seaon, and improve his rookie stats.
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    I just want to know one thing. How are his hips?




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    And the same report says :

    "showing the hip flexibility needed to generate a quick twitch working in the short area"

    which shows why the other poster should put negatives in correct perspective before drawing conclusions.

    As for Chung, I too am very excited about a DB group of Meriweather/Chung at S and Bodden/Butler/McCourty at CB.
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    Oh No.....here we go again...."slowly Deus turned .......step...by.....step........NIAGRA FALLS!":eek:
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    Sanders and Merriweather both didn't crack the starting roster or flourish until their second seasons, I see no reason to believe that Chung won't break out this year too.
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    Pat Chung doesn't wear a condom. Because there's no such thing as protection from Pat Chung.
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    Threads like this make me mindful of days gone by where we would pick up washed up players from the street and just try to "plug" them in somewhere to fill the need du jour..

    Have suspected all along that with a much improved secondary, our pass rush will benefit as well..
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    I think Chung will be day 1 starter, and will let opposing WRs who he is ;)

    The secondary is looking very good!
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    Let the J-E-T-S get all the ink.....gonna be fun watching Sanchise run for his life trying to find open targets....

    Improved at WR,LB,TE, and DB = playoffs again for Patriots :rocker:
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    I don't expect Chung to replace Sanders in Sanders' starting role and in his role of calling the defensive plays. The secondary was much worse in 2010 when Sanders was out.

    That being said, if Chung can indeed beat out Sanders, so much the better for the team. I'd certainly settle for increased production from Chung over 2009. Personlly, I thought that over the season, our top three safeties played well last year, even without much from Chung. In the end, I expect the increase in Chung's reps to come at the expense of McGowan rather then Sanders (who this board has underappreciated for many years).
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    If Chung's coverage abilities are improved over last season, I don't see any reason why he can't beat out Sanders for a starting role. Sanders is a very good role player on this defense and would still see snaps. But the fact that they are lining Chung up all over the place sounds like it bodes well for him as well as our defense. One of the things that made our defenses so hard to play against in the early 2000's ws it's ability to give opposing offenses multiple looks and cause some confusion along the O-Line and to opposing quarterbacks. Chung lining up all over the field would certainly spell out the ability to do that once again in the defensive backfield.
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    On target. Remember when BB put Law at safety and confused Mr Cerebral, Peyton Manning? Picks galore! He also had Rodney Harrison pull similar position shifts. Nothing confuses a QB* more than what seems to be blatant anomalies. Well at least it does the 1st time.

    The proof will be if the kid has the talent and the smarts to absorb these conflicting paradigms deeply enough to react correctly in real time on the field. A big transition.

    *OK, exception being QBs like the Sanchise who don't read coverages any way. My bad.
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    I don't know if it's just that I'm sort of tired/loopy having just finished working out, but I laughed quite a bit reading this :p
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