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    Once Bruschi and Brown get back, and adding Beisel and Gardner and Mincey to that equation, the Pats are in good shape.
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    I would rather see Vrabel outside than inside--i know it's becuase of neccesity now----but i would much rather see him outside where (i believe) he is much more effective
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    I think it all starts on plugging up the middle and thats where I want Vrabel to stay. Enter the era of TBC at OLB and don't look back. Very happy with this alignment.
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    I really think Alexander is going to beat out Brown. And it is a possiblity that Woods will beat out Mincey. Though Mincey's size does give them some depth at the DE position if they decide to part ways with Hill.
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    To Monty as our starter "the good news is you're fired !"
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    it would be nice to see Vrabel outside, but i'd sure rather see Vrabel starting inside than Beisel! lol
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    I think it is quite reasonable to think that there will be a rotation at LB. Possible combinations:

    Vrabel Seau Bruschi Colvin
    Banta-Cain Vrabel Bruschi Colvin
    Banta-Cain Seau Bruschi Colvin
    Vrabel Seau Bruschi Banta-Cain

    Vrabel Bruschi Colvin
    Vrabel Seau Colvin
    Vrabel Davis Colvin (if preseason work is a hint)

    It wouldn't be surprising to see Mincey get a few reps also.

    The 9th (and perhaps 10th) LB spots are interesting competition:
    Brown
    Gardner
    Alexander
    Woods/Roach

    I think it is LOL funny. If Seau and / OR Banta-Cain and / OR Mincey are at least solid, folks are going to be talking about what a powerful LB corps we have. :rofl: And how much LB depth we have :rofl:
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    I agree mostly. Except that I think that Gardner is more likely to start at MLB in 3-4 sets. (Over Davis)

    And Alexander beats out Davis on the ILB/ST/Emergncy Safey slot.

    Thus trimming down the competion for the 10th possible spot to

    Brown/Woods (OLB)
    Beisel/Roach/Davis (ILB)
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    Outside is where Vrabel's talent is and where he belongs- Unfortunately, Beisel, Davis & Co. are not the solution. Where is it? Somebody help me here because I'm not too confident in Seau either. I'm thinking BB outta give Clayton Weishuhn a call.............
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    One should not forget that we don't play 3-4 base all the time. On nickel and dime situations (which are usually passing situations), Vrabel will be playing outside.

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