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  1. PatriotsDaily.com

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    Yup, training camp is just over two weeks away. We ask it every year, but where the heck does the time go?

    This will be the first in a series of previews looking at various positional groups and units as we head into camp. Today’s group is special teams.

    Positional Previews – Special Teams
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    Thanks for that Bruce. Too often when special teams are reviewed, the analysis is limited to four players: the kicker, punter, kick returner, and punt returner. Nice to see an opinion on the coverage guys like Arrington, Woods, Aiken and others as well.
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    Nice breakdown.

    The article mentions that Mesko is the only punter in camp. Was that aussie rules player cut?

    I liked the comment about special teams and Belichick's draft strategy. By my watch the Patriots have drafted a special teams only player in 4 of the last 5 drafts (Gostowski/Andrews, Slater, Ingram, Mesko).
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    Yes. About a month ago.
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    Don't see Alexander and Woods being the same. Woods is a pretty good back up linebacker that's affordable, besides teams.
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    Yeah, I agree. Woods brings much more (especially against the run) to his position - OLB is filled with a lot of uncertainty and questions - while Alexander is no longer needed at the ILB position with the addition of McKenzie and Spikes.
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    Heh - -for most of us, I bet time is moving VERY slowly at the moment. (Not that we should ever rush time). C'mon camp ...
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    No longer?...

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    If there is ever a major dip in the Sea Horse they may need bicycles. I'm sure Will Allen needed a bicycle after this incident his drunk driving incident in Feb.
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