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  1. Rob0729

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    Take it for what it is worth:

    http://www.profootballweekly.com/PFW/The Way We Hear It/default.htm
     
  2. Rob0729

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    Also from Profootball Weekly:

    http://www.profootballweekly.com/PFW/The Way We Hear It/Whispers/2008/whispers032208.htm
     
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    You heard it here first. They draft Dorsey and move Wilfork to corner.



    Seriously, there isn't any basis for these articles except the musing of the author, right?

    I'm guessing they use Jackson on kickoffs, but i don't have a column.
     
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    So they play him out of position? Makes sense to me... :confused:

     
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    between now and the draft, people need to stop predicting that meriweather is going to be a CB, lets see what we draft first then speculate after, the off season is young enough with this poor speculations
     
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    oh so Meriweather was unprepared and looked so lost that we played him more in the playoffs than hes played all year? i completely understand...not
     
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    That's a joke right? I clearly remember Meriweather laying multiple people out with big hits last year... and he looked pretty good in the playoffs, at Safety.

    Edit: Also, he's a bigger hitter than Sanders, or Eugene Wilson ever was. So, I'll take that article with a grain of salt, and a laugh.
     
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    Maybe that's why the Pats and Vince aren't talking extension just yet. Vince wants CB money, not DT money:D
     
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    The author of that article is a pretty big hitter....on the hash pipe
     
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    Great point.
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    You sir are out of your mind. V.Wilfork is much better suited to play FS than corner. Making that Meriweather move all the more logical.
     
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    WHOA! we should have seen this coming since his Hurricanes nickname was "Can't hit stick." Oh THAT'S RIGHT... it turns out he's been known for physical hitting since way back in college (er, a couple years ago,) and was an impressive physical presence when he was on the field last year.

    I think the guy knew Meriweather isn't huge, and just threw in the random stuff about not hitting based on knowing he isn't huge.

    Some clown in Indy probably said the same thing early on about Bob Sanders at one point or another. I know, I know, he ain't all that. Yet, anyway.

    That said - one point he was drafted for was versatility. It's a blessing to have that when a weakness shows up elsewhere. But it's a mistake to confuse using that versatility with rating him a failure at safety.

    PFnV
     
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    Bad move if they do. Meriweather is a better saftey than corner.
     
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    Oh, so the Fernando Bryant signing doesn't factor in at all? We don't know who our top two corners are going to be yet.

    Plus, I think Hobbs had to play further off of receivers because Sanders isn't the best option for over the top coverage. If Meriweather, with his speed, is behind Hobbs, I think that frees him up to be more aggressive on the curl and out routes.

    I don't think it's a bad idea to draft a corner somewhere, but I don't think we're as bad off as this article thinks.
     
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    Exactly, I would say the exact opposite. The kid can hit but can't cover, his best position is safety. I would rather see Bryant, Lewis or Sanders start opposite Hobbs. If this is the case the starting CBs would definitely be in the bottom 3rd of the league.
     
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    Sanders, maybe. When Wilson was good, he was a beast. He had a ton of knockout hits his first 2 years. He got soft when Rodney got hurt.
     
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    ...he switches too...
     
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    Merriweather hits hard, he just can't catch a ball to save his life. With Bryant in the fold, I think Merriweather might be the 1st safety off the bench and a nickel back.
     
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    We are going to be innovative on defense and put all of our linemen in coverage and put all of the backs up front.
     
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    I just hope that the Patriots organization listens to the people in this thread saying Merriweather is much better suited at safety.

    I wouldn't want the Patriots to make a mistake or anything.
     
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