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Pats work out linebackers Orlando Ruff and Chris Claiborne

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    #12 Jersey

    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/
    Don't know much about either guy, but Ruff sounds intriguing.
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    I didn't know Claiborne was a FA. It's too bad, he, like Gardner, seemed like he should have been a long time starter in the league instead of hanging on. I'm hoping to see something out of Gardner tonight.
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    Claibornes bests...120 tackles, 5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 3 INT's...I like that.
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    To all the "we're doomed" posters and worry warts, this is another example of BB/SP always working to put the best team on the field.

    Neither one of these guys could be signed but the roster will continue to evolve over the next 4 weeks.
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    Do you mean posters that thought we were very weak at LB?

    If that wasn't true why would the team be auditioning players this late in preseason?
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    its not like there not dealing with it is what he was saying
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    We're not weak at LB. We're just not deep. How many teams in the league have more than 3 or 4 quality LBs on their roster?

    Answer: not many.

    I don't think it's surprising that they'd try to get the best players on the roster prior to the season opener.
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    I love our management as much as the next guy, but I'm not sure you can laud them for simply bringing guys in for a workout. Pretty sure every team is doing this throughout August.

    I'm just glad to see they are not turning a blind eye to total lack of depth/experience behind the starters.
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    Well we have to start 4 in our offense. I'm not sure we have 4 NFL quality starters, that's my point.

    Without Bruschi last year we had Vrabel, Colvin and McGinest and we stunk.

    Subtract McGinest.

    If you're satisfied that Gardner and Davis can stop us from being run over up the gut, you have more confidence than I.
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    Actually, I hope you're wrong. I think most teams are looking to cut rather than add this time of year.

    I do respect and admire BB and SP and hope they are looking to pick up bargains.

    I know it's about more than resumes but damn it's hard to believe some of these guys couldn't help our depth or even start.

    Without Bruschi your in denial if you think we can hold the fort at ILB with current personnel.
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    No, if someone thinks we are "weak" at LB that an opinion. I don't share that opinion but it's their opinion.

    I'm talking about the many post of the 'sky is falling" before we play one pre-season game. It's just not LB but the sky has been falling over our WR's, our DB's, our Kickers and who knows what else. And, the question is always, what are they doing about it???? As if they are doing nothing.

    I'm saying that there is a long way to go before the season starts and BB/SP will be making changes,via FA's or trades. But, the sky will continue to fall with these people right up to the day we win another SB.
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    I want Claiborne BADLY. He is five times the player that Beisel is, and he is still young. Vrabel/Bruschi/Claiborne/Colvin with Beisel, Mincey, Gardner, Davis, and Banta-Cain backing up would be nice.
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    i think that Claiborne has been partially a disappointment in the Nfl

    but probably, if he will join us, he will have another opportunity

    i agree with Ray Clay anyway as i am a little bit concerned too (at the moment) about our lb situation

    but, as correctly Patsnutme mentioned, we are in good hands with BB and SP at the helm and i am not worried at all when we will play for real (so: in 1 month not today in pre-season)

    Go Pats !!!
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    Claiborne has been a disappointment. All the talent, but I don't know if he's got the mental aspect of the game down.
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    Sure, easy for you to say.

    BB puts his best players on the field, and then the airplane carrying Claiborne into Boston loses an engine over Gillette and the falling parts injure the entire team.

    Look, it's bad enough that BB is so stupid he can't see what we can see clearly, and will not even read this pages to see how numb he is and make the necessary changes we point out, but why isn't he doing something to ensure planes carrying future team members not fly over Gillette. Just another example of his shortsightedness and failure to be prepared.

    We're doomed.
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    Can't immagine that Ruff,or Claiborne wouldn't be an upgrade over Monty in the middle.At least give one of them a shot what can we lose? Over the years I've never undestood why BB won't bring in someone who might potentialy help.They can always be cut,the risk is minimal.
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    Now that you put it that way:scared:
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    Nobody seems ready to give Beisel a break. Sure, early on last year he sucked - but the entire 'D' did and he was new to the system. He really was playing decent ball by years end and I think he will play at a VERY high level this year. Sure, we still need to add a LB or two given Bruschi & Brown injuries.
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    I haven't been here that long, but I'm sure you've seen me have a good laugh at the "we're doomed" people during early ridiculous free agent period.

    I actually made a post here or the other place predicting they would look for bargain cuts late since there were no June salary cap cuts.

    I hope that's the case since I honestly worry about our strength up the middle with current personnel.
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    Claiborne would be a nice addition. Former first round pick who has the body to play inside LB. Only 28!

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