Mike Reiss, as usual, hits a homerun, with his assessment of our LB situation and the changes it means for all involved... interesting how he integrates the situation of Clay Mathews and Carl Banks, players who BB coached in Cleveland and NY and who faced similar adjustments. http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2006/11/30/ins_and_outs_of_patriots/ FOXBOROUGH -- The wheels are in motion within the Patriots' linebacker corps. After losing Junior Seau for the season because of a broken right arm, the team practiced for the first time yesterday and had the following look in its 3-4 defense: Mike Vrabel taking Seau's spot on the inside next to Tedy Bruschi, and Tully Banta-Cain lining up with Rosevelt Colvin on the outside. It was the same foursome that played most of the final three quarters of Sunday's 17-13 victory over the Bears. The change marks the second year in a row that Vrabel, who also started this season's opener on the inside, could be called upon to make a long-term switch. Last year's change came in the sixth game of the season, which he believes is a benefit this time around. "I think [it helps] a lot to have some game experience, to learn playing in there with Tedy," Vrabel said yesterday. "Even the first couple plays Sunday night were a little rusty, but then we kind of settled in and settled down, and I think we were fine."