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Putting the best players on the field in 08

Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by jeffbiologist, Jan 23, 2008.

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  1. jeffbiologist

    jeffbiologist Rookie

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    Now I do expect alot of fuss here, but tis the season to throw out new ideas. We all know what BB looks for in a ILB, and we wont draft one. With such a high pick a quality DL is a very likely scenario.....here is the question:

    How would you guys think Seymour would fit in a 2 yr transition to ILB? He is smart, big(but athletic) and somewhat versitile. Now if he loses a step and we can get a younger speed guy to replace him at end....Shoot, if we can get a guy like Taylor(or other veterans) he can cover there as well. What I am saying is that we need as many quality players on the field, and that our ILB system may just be flexible enough to accomodate him. What do you think?
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    Two years?
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    I'd rather take my chances beefing up someone like Rodney.

    If/when #93 "loses" a step, why try to convert him to a position where'd he be required to make more of them?

    My crazy idea for the future, particularly if a DL is drafted in round 1, is to evolve to a hybrid ILB system. Fans believe BB is fond of old-school big, tough guys. Meanwhile, the game is transitioning towards lighter, speedy guys.

    I see more bleeding between safety and ILB prototypes and responsibilities. Perhaps a bruising, run-stopping guy covering the middle zone with a speedier roamer doing things like Rodney does now.
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