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  1. DefenseRules

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    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/

    :woohoo:

    Welcome back Seau.
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    #75 Jersey

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    Nice. Like most others, I wasn't worried about the delay . . . the Patriots aren't a team that's concerned about diseminating information quickly :)
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    Yes, great news. Grandpa Seau ought to give you about 10 games and an excuse to blame injuries.
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    And we'll give him something the Chargers or Dolphins couldn't: a Super Bowl ring.
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    I see you getting sent to the 'visitors locker room' pretty soon - thats for rival fans who don't have the intelligence required to post on here respectfully.

    Laters, troll.
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    This was reported on NECN on Sat night. I've been looking for confimation since then.

    Welcome back, Junior.:rocker:
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    this offseason has been great, think they have adressed every need as good as they possibly could, lets get to training camp!!
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    He does a very good "Lights Out" dance.
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    Hopefully this means Chad Brown isn't coming back.
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    One can only hope. LOL
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    Since Friday morning I've been reporting Seau was in town taking a physical, and later that day posted a source (Jim Trotter) who confirmed this, so I really thought it was just a matter of time, and expected to get this news today.

    Anways, I'm glad to see Seau back on the team, and I really like that Lua should be able to learn from his childhood idle.
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    But the news was out on Sat!:rofl:


    Also it said that we had signed Chad Brown along with Junior.
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    Sey, I hope that you are right. BB PLEASE just say no to Chad Brown.

    [​IMG]
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    Watching Seau being escorted off the field that night, still acting like a warrior even though his arm had been turned to jelly, it really made me hop that it would not be the last time he would play in a Patriot's uniform.

    He far exceeded anyone's expectations, and even at his advanced age he showed why he is a first ballot Hall of Famer. He is such a fiery guy and a good player, it is good to have him back.
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    you called it and I think this was the largest NON-surprise... good news though!! A needed signing..
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    I absolutely agree.

    Just to add: he clearly felt very comfortable in New England, to judge by the appearance I saw on Patriots All Access. I am sure that having him in the locker room will be a further reinforcement for Rodney in making sure the new players get the message about how things work around here ...
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    Welcome back, Junior Seau!!!:eat1:
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    I am quite thrilled!! Hope he doesn't get hurt and gives us a full season worth raving about.
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    this is amazing news
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    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Well said zippo!!!!:rocker:
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    With what will almost certainly be a higher scoring offense and a front-running defense, perhaps Junior will be used more sparingly and mainly on run downs, thus conserving him for an entire season and full playoff run.

    QB12
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    I hate this move!! Old bones break easily, what more needs to be said. I'd rather have a younger guy. But if this guy helps us and gets himself a ring, I'll be absolutely thrilled for him. Good luck to the guy who wears Willie's number!! :D
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    Given the LB situation, this is a tremendous move.

    I think the best starting line-up is:
    Thomas - Bruschi - Seau - Vrabel

    Thomas and Vrabel are the best OLB's against the run.
    Bruschi and Seau are the best inside run-stuffers.
    This makes the most sense for 'starting' downs - first series of a game.

    In any passing situation, Seau should be subbed out for Colvin:
    Thomas - Vrabel - Bruschi - Colvin

    The sub package can be something like:
    Woods - Alexander - Vrabel - Colvin

    That gives the top four playmakers, Thomas, Bruschi, Vrabel, and Colvin a number of rotations. It might over-use Vrabel in several positions, but the team has four ILB's it can rotate in and out.

    Seau proved a terrific inside run-stuffer in the Pats system, racking up 15 tackles in the Jets game. He was also very good in coverage over the TE.

    This provides one more versatile LB, a guy who can tackle, rush the passer, and cover the receivers - tight end or RB. Thomas, Vrabel, Bruschi and Seau can all line up inside or outside, and are almost equally effective from either spot. Bruschi and Vrabel can both line up over the nose in passing downs; presumably Thomas can as well given his size, strength, and athleticism.

    I really think this is a big deal, just behind franchising Samuel and acquiring Thomas for the defense.

    As noted, it does nothing to solve the long-term issue, and acts to retard the development of young players like Alexander who would otherwise get more snaps. However, given that the Patriots really have no high-potential young players, it's not that big a deal.

    The only other problem for the Pats is game-day actives. Historically they fund special teams out of the LB corps, and they once again have a bunch of older linebackers. This squeezes them on game-day actives to fill special teams. They just don't have many young guys who can learn the system, play a few series, and focus on special teams.
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    It was Seau's number first. Seau had 55 at USC, then Willie came after him.
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    Nah, Vrabel's not starting on the outside over Colvin. Oh, and Thomas is even more versatile than Vrabel, so he'll be rotating from OLB to ILB, and might even start some games at ILB. One more thing, Seau's likely not going to see time at OLB, and will mainly just be a run stuffing ILB.
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    I am so thrilled with this move... Seau is a great player...

    Why bother to guess where each player is going to go? Opposing offenses have no clue, why would you think you would be able to figure it out... Only BB knows...
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    Agreed. My only wish is that they got a little younger at LB via the draft, but with this group, we've got another couple of years.

    Bruschi, Thomas, Colvin, Vrabel, Seau @ LB? Spice it up a little with Alexander, Woods & Izzo?

    What more could you ask for?

    Thanks again, Belioli!
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