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  1. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    ACTIONS FOR THE NEXT TEN DAYS
    1) Cut to 75.
    2) Decide when to sign Seau.
    3) Continue to talk to Law.
    4) Continue to evaluate veteran QB’s, unless decision is already made.
    5) Cut to 53, or even 52 or 51 to make it easier to add players.
    6) Evaluate all cuts from other teams, including “final” cuts, before establishing the 2008 team before Game Two (including the PUP list).
    7) Oh, yeah, there is a final preseason game. Play the 22 players to be cut, 11 on defense, 11 on offense all game to prevent injuries to the 53.
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    MG’s ROSTER AS OF AUGUST 24
    OFFENSE (25)
    QB - 3 Tom Brady, Gutierrez, O’Connell
    RB - 4 Faulk, Maroney, Morris, Jordan
    FB - 1 Evans
    C - 2 Koppen, Hochstein
    G - 3 Mankins, Yates, Welbourn
    OT - 4 Light, O'Callaghan, Kaczur, Britt
    WR - 6 Moss, Gaffney, Welker, Washington, Jackson, Aiken
    TE - 2 Watson, Thomas

    DEFENSE (25)
    DE - 3 Warren, Green, Seymour
    DT - 3 Wilfork, Wright, Smith
    OLB- 4 Vrabel, Adalius Thomas, Crable, Woods
    ILB- 5 Bruschi, Mayo, Alexander, Hobson/Seau, Izzo
    CB – 6 Hobbs, Bryant, Wheatley, Webster, L. Sanders, Wilhite
    S - 4 J. Sanders, Harrison, Meriweather, Lynch

    SPECIALISTS (3)
    P - 1 Hanson
    K - 1 Gostkowski
    LS - 1 Paxton

    PUP LIST
    2 Neal, Ross
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    THE 10 FINAL CUTS (PERHAPS SOME TO IR)
    Slater, Spach, Eckel, S. Thomas,
    Spann, Richardson, Guyton, Redd, Ruud, Ventrone
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    I don't know who goes, but Ventrone and Slater are on the 53.
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    flynn makes the team yates to ir
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    I'd have Guyton and Slater replace Hobson/Seau and Aiken, I think Seau waits in the wings until needed/deemed necessary and Slater's versatility on O/D/ST puts him ahead of Aiken who does little on offense and can't play D at all. Otherwise I think the rest is likely correct as best I can guess...but they surprise me all the time so I wouldn't be surprised to be wrong :D
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    Look at the list of final 10 cuts. There is some speed, youth and the future in that list. Hate to lose any of them.
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    If Seau is not quite healed, Chad Brown is still available.
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    if that guy comes back to the patriots i'll put him in a sleeper hold!!
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    It's not at all bad..actually close to what I think they will do..the real kicker is the OL..in that scenario 2 of the 4 injured linemen have to be active for opening day...and I don't know if that will be possible. That really is the wild card here and I think that is a big assumption. I'd keep Slater for Webster...and if Seau is not ready...maybe Guyton instead of Hobson. I do think 2 TEs and only 6 DLs may be the way they go this year.
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    i would still put chad in a sleeper hold.
  10. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    You are 100% correct about the unspoken issue of possibly not having enough OL's to suit up on opening day.

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