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  1. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Alexander and Mitchell are question marks. Could they be done for the season?

    Could Jackson and Jackson take their roster spots?

    Santonio is in Seymour's spot until he's ready.

    Obviously, we all hope Alexander is fine. We need the depth at ILB.
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    not sure anout Mitchell...Jackson COULD be...but Jackson for Alexander???....ILB will be very thin if EA is IRed... there will be seau, Bruschi, AD...Btavel of course can be..but..the OS is thin..maybe ChadB back????
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    Oh my.
    Hadn't thunk of THAT.

    Neither J nor J are quite ST demons.
    Whereas Mel and Eric are.
    The K/O coverage teams have been splendid. Hate to lose that.
    (PUNT coverage teams ... what's that?)

    Baker, if anyone, would seem to be the natural c"uttee" for Eddie.

    The Chad-for-Eric swap certainly makes you think.
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    Still trying to figure out how you mistyped "Vrabel" like that. :)
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    Huh? Eddie Jackson IS a good special teamer, where did you ever hear different? Also, Chad has shown an ability to be a good returner and he's more than willing to take part in coverage units (had at least one good special teams tackle that I remember from last year).

    In any case Baker, Mel, Washington, S. Thomas, and Smith are the most likely cuts. If Alexander is injured bad enough that he's probably going to be out for sometime (don't know) then I'd expect him to get IR'd not cut.
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    I know that J & J play special teams.
    Emphasizing that they are not known to me to be
    the demons (aces) that Mitchell & Alexander are.

    And, yes, we're both talking about IR - not being cut - for both Alexander and Mitchell.
    Baker is not injured ... should his future come into play (or rather, OUT OF play for the Pats.)
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    Mel Mitchell, according to Reiss, had limited participation in practice today. I'd be surprised if he were IR'ed, unless he suffers a setback (Dave Thomas says Hi).

    I have no idea how bad Alexander's injury is, but it's bad enough to keep him completely off the practice field. If he is lost for multiple weeks, or longer, the barely-existent depth at LB would then become non-existent. I am disappointed that the FO has allowed this situation to continue from last season, except for the addition of Adalius. That's one terrific addition; I understand that. Still...
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    PRay tell us, oh wise and knowing more than BB and Pioli, who YOU would have signed?

    They tried to put Rogers on the PS, but the Cowboys picked him off waivers. Who else is there? And don't you think that BB and Pioli would have brought them in already if they felt that person could HELP? You act like there is a plethora of ILBs who can play in the Pats system sitting around waiting for the Pats to call and the Pats just don't want to.

    If you think that, you're a fool.
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    Thanks for reminding me. I had forgotten that our FO is infallible.

    How foolish of me, indeed, to dare think that BB/SP are not always above reproach.

    You know, rebutting someone's post doesn't always mean including an insult.
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    Look at the keyboard, the letters B and T are right next to the letters V and R. Slide your finger one position over and VR becomes BT....
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    We can't seem to draft backup linebackers that can fit into the system, and we can't find enough in free agency. The result is continuing lack of depth at linebacker. We do great at getting starting veterans: Colvin, Vrabel, Seau and Thomas. Our personnel approach is to count on hjags for backups. That approach doesn't seem to work at the linebacker position. And should the FO be qustioned if we are ONE minor injury away from serious depth issues at linebacker. I would think so. And no, we can't list the players. Pioli has the list.

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    I would expect Eddie Jackson to contribute as much on Special Teams as Alexander. I also agree that it is very difficult to find linebacker help for the patriots, ever. It is certainly difficult duing the season.
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    Glad you said this, cap'n.
    Especially lately, there seems to be a spate of this.

    Life would be nicer
    if certain esteemed posters curb their gratuitous hostility.
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    This just goes to show how f-ed we are if we lose even one LB at this point. Going into the season, I thought we were a but overloaded at that pos but I guess you can never have too many at any pos, just look at Carolina's QB situation. Whoda thunk?
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    Tully Banta Cain says "hi".
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    Neither Mitchell nor Alexander has been IR'd so both are expected back. As with Morris, subs will have to step up. We seen this before people.
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    True, but that's one...in seven years.

    I wish TBC were still here, but there's no way that the NEP would - or should - have paid him what SF paid him.
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    I'm glad he's in SF making our (#1 pick) dreams come true. ;)
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    Well, I wanted them to draft LaMarr Woodley with the 28th pick, and I continue to believe he'd have been a big help during times of injury to the vets. That being said I'm happy with what the FO actually ended up doing with that pick, not only for this year but the future.


    I mean, who doesn't like the idea of getting Randy Moss, and a likely top 10-15 pick in the 2008 draft for the 28th pick of '07 :)
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    Matt Chatham says "Hi" as well...and he had one stellar game at LN against the NYG in 03, filling in. But I think he is injured again?? (He also had a big hit on the streaker in the Superbowl.
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