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    Notice anything different? Merriweather is finally a FS according to Reiss. This is the first step in solidifying the secondary as Merriweather has been out of position for the last two years. In addition, I think the Pats are planning on Chung taking over at SS. It's the last paragraph under quick hits 6/20.

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    Re: Reiss: Merriweather locked in a free safety

    Not yet. McGowen and Sanders are there until McGowen breaks down like he did last year (God love his headhunting mentality :)) Then it's a question of whether it's safe to play someone green like Chung over Sanders in a relatively young secondary.
     
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    Re: Reiss: Merriweather locked in a free safety

    As far as I've seen, Chung has been playing SS with the first team so far.

    I assume this was the plan all along. Unless he secretly sucks, I expect Chung to start opening day at SS.
     
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    Re: Reiss: Merriweather locked in a free safety

    Safety is going to be an interesting training camp roster battle. Barring injury there's almost no question who makes the 53-man roster, but there's definitely a question as to what percentage of snaps each of the four players will get once the regular season begins.
     
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    Re: Reiss: Merriweather locked in a free safety

    O don't see this as much of a big deal as I kind think all four guys can play both strong and free...Each has their strengths as it pertains to the two but I think they all can play both.

    I think the best athletes in the group are Merriweather and Chung and as long as they can get it down mentally they are the two starters. Sanders will be the key back up if they mentally can't and I think McGowan is lowest in the peking order (no knock on him though).
     
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    Re: Reiss: Merriweather locked in a free safety

    I've always seen Meriweather as a FS. He just doesn't have the bulk or hitting power to be the SS for me. The only question is whether or not Chung can overtake Sanders or McGowan to earn more minutes at the SS spot. I think it's a matter of when, not if. The Pats appeared to be very high on Chung when they took him with their first pick in 2009.
     
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