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Pierre Woods will have a bigger impact next year than Jerod Mayo

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  1. Julius

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    Just my opinion I think he is ready to take over from Rosie Colvin at the OLB position. BB seems to trust him and speaks highly of him. Pierre led the league in percentage of special teams plays with him being involved in 88.9% of all special teams plays. To me this suggests that he has gained the trust of the coaching staff and will be given an opportunity to be a starter.
    Some people seem to be assuming that Adalius Thomas will be the new OLB since that is where he ended up playing after Colvin got hurt. I'm saying Thomas will be more valuable inside as a physical presence againts the run. Mayo will have to make his mark on special teams and hope for some playing time as the season rolls on.
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    Re: Pierre Woods will have a bigger impact next year than Jerrod Mayo

    Cant agree with you there. I think Woods is pretty far down on the LB pecking order. I'd put it like this:

    Thomas
    Vrabel
    Bruschi
    Mayo
    Hobson
    (Seau)
    Woods/Crabel

    He will have a hard time seeing the field as the 6th or 7th LB on the overall depth chart. Since Thomas can play inside or out, Hobson can play inside or out and Vrabel could play inside or out, the depth chart at LB is the group as a whole, not position by position.
    The other reality is that we use 4 LBs in our BASE, but thats about 50% of the snaps and we have 3 (and sometimes fewer) LBs on the field for the other 50% of the snaps.
    Too many good players ahead of him.

    I see a Mayo injury as the only way that Woods is on the field before Mayo.
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    Re: Pierre Woods will have a bigger impact next year than Jerrod Mayo

    Amazing he is rated below people who play some snaps at olb but 95 % of the snaps will be different position.
    Mayo a rookie ILB
    Hobson a free agent signing ILB
    seau a unsigned ILB
    Even more amazing fact is a 3rd rookie who has not taken a snap is along with him why is he not rated below him i wonder.
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    Re: Pierre Woods will have a bigger impact next year than Jerrod Mayo

    You mean the same guy that got out-muscled for a fumble by little scrawny Ahmad Bradshaw in a monumental game changing play ? That guy ? Na, not a chance............I'm sure after that weak play he's still in BB's dog house.
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    Re: Pierre Woods will have a bigger impact next year than Jerrod Mayo

    I disagree with the premise of the thread but this is just silly. We'll have an all new OL and Harrison will be benched based on this. Not to mention Seymour didn't make a single play of significance during the playoffs - he's gone too.
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    Re: Pierre Woods will have a bigger impact next year than Jerrod Mayo

    One difference between the OLine, Seymour and Harrison, they've already proven their worth.
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    Re: Pierre Woods will have a bigger impact next year than Jerrod Mayo

    Using that logic, you would have gotten rid of Givens after he dropped that long would have been TD grab against the Jets in 2002.
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    Re: Pierre Woods will have a bigger impact next year than Jerrod Mayo

    To be fair to Woods, BB has spoken highly of him since the SB. He's still in my doghouse, though, and will remain there unless and until he makes a game-winning/clinching play in a SB. Heck, I hope that Big Vincent Redd plays well enough in TC to overtake him for the 4th OLB spot. I doubt, however, that BB will allow for 3 rookies at one position group; so it looks like, barring injuries, that it's the PC/r-a-t-s for VR.
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    Re: Pierre Woods will have a bigger impact next year than Jerrod Mayo

    That BB speaks well about him publicly means absolutely nothing.
    How many times have we seen BB do this and promptly cut that player.
    What has Woods done at the linebacker position that makes you think
    the Pats are going to replace AD at outside linebacker in 08.
    I know he's gotten some reps but rarely heard his name, if at all.
    BTW. Was that not Pierre Woods who recovered that ball in SB only to
    let a Giant rb take it from him.
    Frankly, he may not even make the team.
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    Re: Pierre Woods will have a bigger impact next year than Jerrod Mayo

    Belichick isn't cutting Woods because of one play. If he's cut it's for far more than that.
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    Re: Pierre Woods will have a bigger impact next year than Jerrod Mayo

    Mayo is a rookie who will trying to learn a complicated defense. If he is a future ILB he is competing with Hobson,Bruschi,Alexander and possibly Thomas. If he is a OLB then he is competing with Vrabel,Woods,Crable,and Thomas. To me everything depends on where BB puts Thomas. If Thomas is OLB then baring injury Woods will never see the field. If Thomas is ILB then that will leave a OLB position open.
    We could end up with a open competion for that spot between Mayo and Woods. In this scenerio I think Wood's experience in the system will give him an advantage over a rookie.
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    Well, you originally called Jerod Mayo "Jerrod."

    Kind of like Meriweather being commonly misspelled "Merriweather."

    Because of that, I will henceforth use "Braddy," "Marroney," and "Vrabbel" when referring to those respective players. (Nevermind the "Vrable" monstrosity).
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    Not for nothing but you do realize that would spell different pronunciations.
    Make those long vowels all short... Tom Braddy.:bricks:
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    We've just got nothing to base Mayo's production and contributions on just yet... I generated the ire of a lot of fans when I raised this point before, but we can't say whether he'll do nothing or make it to the Pro Bowl just yet. Chance are its just somewhere in between.
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    BB spoke highly of Kelly Washington who is another ST ace. Guess Randy and Wes will be riding the pine...

    The 10th pick in the draft is benched in favor of a guy who can't crack the lineup? We're doomed.
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    Oh Geez, here we go again, another he-hasn't-played-a-down-therefore-there-is-no-basis-to-think-he-won't-be-a-bust-cause-it's-all-a-crap-shoot-and-one-pick-is-as-good-as-another-#1-or#255-are-all-the-same-odds doom-and-gloom post. No one said pro bowl. people have been saying he'll likely start, not pierre woods. No one's ire is raised at you. The snorting you hear is laughter, not anger. Forgive us. If Mayo is cut next year you can tell us I TOLD YOU SO and we will be humble. Until then, :rofl:
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    Re: Pierre Woods will have a bigger impact next year than Jerrod Mayo

    While he was "out-muscled", the play should have been blown dead because he clearly had the ball and someone was on him before Bradshaw, who isn't that scrawny (5'10 - 205 lbs), went into the scrum.
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    Re: Pierre Woods will have a bigger impact next year than Jerrod Mayo

    yeah... bad call(s) by the refs?

    uh huh.

    I think so.
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    Wood's situation is different in that the starter at his position has just been released.

    Of coarse if BB thinks of Thomas as an OLB then that changes everything. I'm just curious at what position does everyone here see Thomas as the best fit?
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    Colvin missed the 2nd half of the season and it did not result in significant playing time for Woods.

    Maybe Woods steps up this offseason. It would be great if he does. As of now he has proven to be a good ST player but also a guy who the coaching staff did not trust to play on defense last year - even as our 4 older starting LBs appeared to be wearing down at the end of the year.
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