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    Which of the teams 5 players will you be keeping a particular closer keen eye on for as long as they remain on the field against the Eagles in the preseason opener?

    My 5 are...

    1) Tom Brady - Everyone including non-patriots fans will be looking at our leader returning and hopefully looking super as usual - Brady WILL play at least a series or two

    2) Gary Guyton - This guy intrigues me as to wonder if he just had a few good looking games and goes back to the unknown or whether he is the real deal,Gary is very important to the inside of this defense,we cannot rely on #54 to hold down the fort anymore

    3) Leigh Bodden - This is the Corner we should all be looking closely at as he looks to be the general of the outside perimeter of this defense and his play will be crucial to the success of this team against powerful passing QBs like Brees,Manning and Ryan this season

    4) Pierre Woods - I would put Derrick Burgess here but I don't think he plays yet and for that reason I think Woods is a very important piece to the pass rush and a sack or two of the Philly QBs would be a confidence builder for all of us

    5) Nathan Hodel - A long snapper you say as an important guy to watch? - Yes and for the simple reason that this will be a new guy in the Patriots system as a LS since 1999 (the year before Paxton got here) and as small as his role is,it is a big one..just ask Adam Vinatieri - I want to see how it flows between him,the holder and Stephen
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    I'll be keeping an eye on the Patsfan dot com threads as the "we sauck!!!" threads start popping up posted by the inevitable Scary Mary pats fan brigade....good practice for the game day threads during the season
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    Chung, Vollmer, Brace, Butler, Maroney
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    I think everyone's #1 is Tom Brady.

    Besides that, Chung, Bodden, galloway, and Taylor.
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    Nope, he's pretty low on my list. My #1 is Wendell. :snob:
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    Brace, Guyton, Lenon, Walter, All CBs....thats sorta 5 :D

    I will not be watching Chung. I saw enough of him at TC to think he's gonna be reeeeally good, someday. I also wont be staring at Brady. He'll be fine, rusty maybe, but fine.
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    If we're talking individuals, here's 5 things I think worth looking at....

    Brady for body language when getting rushed

    Brace for first step off the ball

    Butler for biting on fakes

    Maroney for hands confidence if he gets a pass thrown his way, and for blocking

    Guyton for size/strength increase
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    I'll be hoping for ZERO injuries and moving forward toward the start of what looks like a dogfight of a season
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    Brady

    Edelmam

    Chung

    Butler

    Galloway
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    I'll be watching for "I've killed people"

    Joker might be slow but he ain't stupit
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    Initially will focus on the secondary to see if there is any overall improvement, have contended that most of our issues last year started here.. as this has changed significantly, suspect other things will fall into place..
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    See thats the thing one comes another turns then the boy with the truck yells and then well you know, Ben Watson gets cut.
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    Hoping Chung with his practice intensity is a young Rodney
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    I reckon mine may be a bit different.

    1. Terrence Nunn
    2. Tyson De Vree
    3. Jonathan Wilhite
    4. Jerod Mayo (How much more of a beast will he be?)
    5. Brian Hoyer
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    Butler
    Brace
    Edleman
    Sea Bass
    Wheatley
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    Brady
    Burgess
    Butler
    Bodden
    Baker

    I only like watching players who's last names begin with a "B".
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    Being that it is preseason game #1: Nunn, Edelman, Hoyer, O'Connell, and I'll throw in PATCHUNG.
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    From what I read recently, seems as though Hodel might be #2 as of right now - Ingram taking more snaps anyway.

    My 5 : Brady, Butler, Chung, Vollmer, Brace... I guess TFB & the second rounders. Sounds like a 50's rock group.
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    Brady, Butler, Chung, Vollmer and imo our best draft pick Edelman, I just feel this guy is gonna be a superstar.
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    Brady
    Burgess
    Crable
    Love
    Nunn
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    Brace
    Wheatley
    Mayo
    Butler
    Meriweather
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    Woods
    Butler
    Chung
    Bodden
    Wilhite
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    Sean McDermott and Brian Kinchen want to know if they have to return their SB rings since you said they weren't really on the team.... :rolleyes:
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    Any idea if this game will be televised in the Arlington, VA area?
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    O'Connell
    Bodden
    Merriweather
    Brace
    Guyton
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    Edelman
    Crable
    Bodden
    Walter
    O'Connell
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    Crable
    Chung
    Butler
    Lenon
    Edleman
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    Unfortunately, other than Brady I don't know if I will get much from watching the starters. I don't expect many of them to bein the line up for very long especially if it is raining. Brady is the exception because all eyes will be trained to him.

    My other four will be:

    1.) Ron Brace - So much hype about this guy, I will like to see how he moves.
    2.) Wheatley - I thought the guy was turning into a pretty good CB before his injury (well as much as a rookie could in midseason). I want to see if he can return and continue that progression or fall deeper on the depth chart behind Bodden, Springs, Butler, and Whilhite.
    3.) Chung - I am hopeful he is the permanent replacement for Harrison because I feel that Sanders is a stop gap and can be a liability in coverage. The fast Chung progresses, the better this team can be.
    4.) The return man dujour. Ok, this could be one of a half dozen people, but who will be returning kicks is probably one of the biggest question mark now that we have added Burgess and Honbs is gone. I want see if someone emerges from the group to be at least above average.
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    I'd be looking at our overall pass rush and how well our secondary knows their assigments. Keep an eye on our new/unproven edge rushers and CBs.

    I still do not have my TV connected so I'll be on here following it.
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