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  1. JSn

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    So thinking over the rookies from last year, I think it's time we adopt out the sophomores as Binkies. Multi-parent families are a-ok.

    Mayo is ineligible.

    Your options:

    Vince Redd
    Bo Ruud
    Matt Slater
    Shawn Crable
    Tyson DeVree
    Gary Guyton
    Jonathan Wilhite
    Terrence Wheatley
    BenJarvus Green-Ellis
    Kevin O'Connell (with a side order of tarred-and-feathered)

    Tell us why and what your hopes are for the guy as his adoptive Binky-master.

    For me, the clear choice is Gary Guyton. I believe he will destroy the competition in camp at ILB and start at the position this season, probably at game one. I'm expecting a solid camp and I believe he is intent on maximizing his strength this off-season to increase his run support.

    I shall call him Scary Gary Guyton, or "Mr. Fibre" as I expect him to immediately clear up irregularity in all those that line up across from him.

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    I think the easy ones are Guyton, Whilhite, Wheatly because they actually contributed last year.

    But I am going with everyones binky from last year Matt Slater. Everyone was in love with him in camp last year and despite a fumble in one of his only returns he otherwise was actually pretty good on STs. He is versatile as he can play FS and WR and as it sits right now he is like 5th on the WR depth.

    I think he will continue his role as contributer on special teams and as scary as it sounds maybe he even takes on the KR duties. Plus maybe he can stay number 5 WR even though we are sure to bring in another player there.

    Edit: and I dont know about binky but I think he will improve.
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    I'll take Mayo - His ineligibility is irrelevant.
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  4. JSn

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    Dude, that's like picking a bear to win a cage-fight against a blind midget... err... little person.
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    Ditto on Slater. I never did get to see that "3rd gear" on kick off returns.
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    Wilhite and Wheatley are both very tempting, but I'm going to go with Crable. We saw basically nothing from him last year- if he can come in and contribute this season, it would be huge for the LB corps.
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    I have to get on this train..... Crable is my Binky!
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    Crabes/Wheatley for guys who didn't really get on the field last season. Guyton otherwise. That said, I've never outgrown binkies as I never even needed one. /sternface
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    ditto - i WANT crable to be the surprise binky!! we need him to be.

    but i agree w jsn that guyton is MOST LIKELY to come out strong. the guy is fast fast fast, and with some good second year heft added thru "nfl nutrition" should be able to play on first and second downs too

    -- FRITZ
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    Crable. They desperately need a pass rush.
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    Come on Pats fans!

    Get on board the Crable-Train before it leaves the station! :D

    We all expect Guyton to improve exponentially when we saw him getting snaps during the regular season.

    The Crable-Train is virtually an unknown quantity......
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    Terrence Wheatley

    Absolutely phenomenal athlete who is willing to learn the position. Great leader in college. If he can stay healthy...

    Shawn Crable

    Led the Big Ten in TFLs his final season in college. Needed to put on weight, but is tall, strong upper-body and can really run, not to mention his inuitive ability to get into the backfield.
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    BenJarvus Green-Ellis!

    He really stood out to me for the limited role he had. Of course, that could be because I was able to pick out that long ass hyphenated name on his back even from across a room or without my glasses...but whatevs. BJGE it is!
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    Im really excited to adopt Terrence Wheatley as my Binky. He is unfortunatley another of the many guys we didnt get to see a lot of last season...

    But from what I did see I feel like this kid has a ton of potential and if he could step up for us in '09 it will be an enormous boost for the secondary. He reminds me a lot of Terrel Buckley, a solid coverage corner that is very smart and a hard worker, not only that but Wheatley is probably more physically gifted than Buckley was.

    What impressed me the most about Wheatley was his last few snaps before the season ending injury against the Colts. He looked comfortable out there and had back to back huge plays (after the second one he broke his wrist) where he deflected two passes from Manning intended for Harrison (not sure if both were intended for Harrison).

    Go Wheatley!
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    Hahaha yeah, Crable train filled up qiuckly!
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    May I go out on a limb and choose Bo Ruud? I don't really have a reason except he's been raised as an LB by his father and older brother, and I imagine football is in his blood. He's had one year to get into NFL size and shape, and this could be the year he starts to contribute at very least on special teams.
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    Angelo Craig and Ryan Wendell maybe Tyson DeVree. Just kidding.

    But seriously, BJGE was my binky last year from the day we signed him, and it was great to see him progress the way he did.

    Vince Redd was another binky of mine... didn't do too much last year, but I'm still holding out on him.

    Guyton really grew on me... I think he could eventually start next to Mayo in the middle.

    But I'm going to go with Jonathan Wilhite. He really impressed me from the get-go. And when he started the last four games of the season, the pass defense was heavily improved. He made no big mistakes. He is excellent in zone coverage, is fluid, has his college injury history behind him, doesn't look to have bad ball skills (as was originally pegged). I think he could be the next late round gem from the Patriots. He really does remind of Asante Samuel.
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    Wheatley for sure. I think he's got a big year in him. I expect he'll be our no.1 guy in 2010.
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    let me be the first, ( and probably the last ), to nominate BO Ruud.
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    You will be both as he does not exist.
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    :agree: Agree on BJGE he stood out in my mind, and I think with work over the offseason can steal some snaps. Also would have to go with Guyton, he was just what we needed last year, and has extreme potential which can be reached with the work ethic he is showing.
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    I'm going to go with Crable.
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    im going for wheatley. i hope he steps up and turns into a sold #2
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    Hard to see 3rd gear when he can't catch the ball
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    I would like to see Wheatley 'get it on'. BB & SP don't usually draft a DB in 2nd round so there must be something special that they saw on game tape from U Colorado games. Plus with his injury history (which pushed down his draft stock) - it makes it even more interesting why he was drafted in 2nd round.

    So I want to see this potential he flashed for a few plays last year - to become onfield production in 2009. I hope he beats out the competition to win the starting CB spot. If a veteran JAG beats out Wheatley or Whilite for the starting CB job, then that is not good news with the development of our CB corps (especially as Hobbs is a unrestricted FA after 2009).
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    Is Mike Richardson eligible?
    He red-shirted, so he should be in, right?
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    I'm on this train. Crable meet binky. Binky this is Crable.
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    All my binkies wither and die, so I'll do these fine young men a favor and not pick any of them. :)
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    I feel your pain, ShirtDynasty, but hope spings eternal......... :cool:
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    No doubt that Crable would fill a huge hold but it's got to be Wheatley for me. If he could take the step to being an average NFL CB who makes a few big plays (as he did in college), we'd suddenly have a pretty good secondary (Wheatley, Hobbs, Meriweather, Sanders) and would only need a guy like Wilhite or a draft pick/FA to step up as a Nickel guy to see a whole new secondary.
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