Poll: degree of confidence in LB core as constituted

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How confident are you in the current LB group?

Poll closed May 17, 2009.
  1. It is a disaster in the making

    4 vote(s)
  2. I'm very worried, but still holding on to hope

    17 vote(s)
  3. They will be the weakness in the defense, but not bad

    20 vote(s)
  4. I'm mildly optimistic that they will do well

    52 vote(s)
  5. They will perform well in general, and at times very well

    39 vote(s)
  6. This group is going to blow our socks off

    8 vote(s)
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  1. betterthanthealternative

    betterthanthealternative In the Starting Line-Up

    Where do you stand as of right now?


    #12 Jersey

    On a scale of 1 to 10 I would say a 4 - Only because it is from a good coaching situation or it would be lower
  3. ivanfears

    ivanfears Banned

    with out question its the weakest part of the team, we know it and hopefully belichick knows it so lets hope he brings in some reinforcemnts
  4. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    I like the poll, but it seems to be a trick question.

    Do others believe that some other position is weaker than linebacker? I would think that even if I were satisfied with our linebackers, they are still the weakest unit.
  5. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

    #75 Jersey

    I think they're both good.
  6. slash83

    slash83 In the Starting Line-Up

    #12 Jersey

    Considering we run a 34 and the weakest part of the d is the lbs im a lil worried on the outside, JT would be a nice addition and a boost of confidence.

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  7. aurakilla

    aurakilla Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    i dont understand why every one seems to be so worried about the lbs, the only difference between this year and last year is no vrabel i know he was great, but his play was on a decline so one of last years rookies or some one like woods should be able to play in that spot


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    A Lions reject and a mid 30s CB followed by a rookie backing them up does not make me feel all that comfortable in the secondary either - That area is far from certain but its all we got - Pray.
    Last edited: May 12, 2009
  9. Jimke

    Jimke In the Starting Line-Up

    Jason Taylor would lick Parcell's boots to get back on the Dolphins.
  10. ivanfears

    ivanfears Banned

    thats why were concerned, little or no pressure on the qb, wheres the upgrade?
  11. aurakilla

    aurakilla Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    the year of experience that mayo and guyton will have?
  12. furley

    furley Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I'm optimistic... But, cautiously so. Too many uncertainties. I hope Crable can show something.
  13. betterthanthealternative

    betterthanthealternative In the Starting Line-Up

    Is this sarcasm?

  14. farn

    farn In the Starting Line-Up

    If you tell me TBC will make the Pro Bowl, I'm REAL confident. Otherwise, lump me in with the "concerned, but not losing sleep over it" group.

    If the Pats are as solid as many of us hope in the other depts... the LBs will be decent enough to get this train rolling.
  15. patsfan-1982

    patsfan-1982 In the Starting Line-Up

    why all the gloom and doom the pats are finally going to be starting LB in there 20s and not because injury but because we drafted them to become are starters mayo will be a all pro this yer guyton looked good vs the pass last yer and will get better this yer AD is a all pro OLB and crable may be the next willy mac for the last 5 or 6 yers every one has been asking for more youth at LB will here it is and now every one is crying cause we are not signing 35 yer old jason taylor
  16. Patjew

    Patjew PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    A healthy Adalius, hopefully.
  17. DW Toys

    DW Toys In the Starting Line-Up

    I still feel that Peppers might be in play. The Panthers traded out of first yet again. Their CAP is a mess and Peppers does not want to play in a 4-3. We can do the same second round dance for 2010 and a player (Green?). Green clears up $5.4M for a non-starting, although very good player through the years, unselfish Pat. He would start in Carolina and he is about the same age as Peppers. Three new D linemen drafted and resigning two others means something is up.

    Yes, they would have to be creative with Peppers numbers but no other of the 31 NFL teams will pay him $1m per game. For that money he should make every tackle in the game and have 15 sacks per week. JP would need to be realistic.

    If not, perhaps bring Woods into the middle. Everyone says AD but at the end of the day we are talking about depth in the middle, not starters. There will probably be a FA camp pick up for depth before the first game. Another alternative is Tank with a few cheeseburgers added, to get up ten or fifteen pounds.

    Then there is Applebee and ....?

    The gamble on the OLB side is Crable and Redd.

    DW Toys
  18. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    :rofl: :nono: ..
  19. Armchair Quarterback

    Armchair Quarterback In the Starting Line-Up

    #37 Jersey

    Adalius should be switching from the strongside to the weakside, that alone should help the pass rush. I think either Crable or Redd will push Woods for playing time and they should get decent play out of at least one of the three. I'm more concerned who will line up next to Mayo. Mckenzie would have been a nice addition but if he's out I would like to see at least one more guy on the inside. I don't think Bruschi has much left and I doubt Guyton and/or Appleby can play full time. If it comes down to either Alexader or Ciurciu than we're screwed.
  20. DarrylS

    DarrylS PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Think they will be above average, two of the 4 are already allpro's... then there are a bunch of fill ins who will play different roles.. do not think BB will start the season with a substandard group..
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