Ok, so I was thinking about the RB committee, which is pretty dang impressive on paper. Does anyone agree that the RB and TE groups could be larger this year at the expense of in-name-only DL/OL/LB's? Will the new ST rules mean speed and one-on-one blocking will have more value than space-eating? In my opinion, the answer is yes. Not to say there isn't need of big guys for ST's, but I think things will be different and I bet the Pats will be ahead of the curve on this one, along with maybe Buffalo who always have good ST's. So here's a roster layout from that perspective. And let me say first that YES, I believe The Firm and Guyton are in the team's plans. Green-Ellis making a name for himself - The Boston Globe Ok, roster time: (props to MGTeich for the layout) ST/S (1) Slater ST/LB (1) Banta-Cain ST/DB (1) Williams OFFENSE (25) QB (3) Brady, O'Connell, Hoyer RB (5) Taylor, Faulk, Morris, Maroney, BJGE WR (4) Moss, Welker, Galloway, Lewis TE (4) Watson, Baker, Smith, DeVree OT (4) Light, Kaczur, LeVoir, Vollmer OG/C (5) Mankins, Koppen, Neal, Hochstein, Ohrenberger DEFENSE (22) DL (5) Wilfork, Seymour, Warren, Wright, Brace/Green/Smith OLB (4) Thomas, Crable, Woods, Redd ILB (4) Mayo, Bruschi, Guyton, Lenon CB (5) Butler, Bodden, Springs, Wheatley, Wilhite S (4) Meriweather, Sanders, Chung, McGowan SPECIALISTS (3) K (1) Gostkowski P (1) Hanson LS (1) Ingram STARTING THE SEASON ON THE PUP LIST (1) WR (1) Tate STARTING THE SEASON ON IR (1) LB (1) McKenzie I paired the the DL needs to 5. I know some of you won't feel comfortable with that, but Consider that in a 4-3 set, we can technically run an LB (ie: Bru) on the line. Also, we will likely be in a lot of 2-DL formations (like against NO and other high-pass ratio teams). Wright can fill in at Nose and I don't know if Brace is going to be ready. I think Smith is on the bubble and Green could find himself as a starter or on another team by September. Tough to tell how his $$$ gets translated into value at this point. Also, some of the guys I assigned as ST can possibly start at their positions, it was just a way to put very good depth at those spots on the 53. Ok, lemme slip into something manure proof and let you have at it.