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  1. mgteich

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    I'm fine with the offense once Brady comes back. We may not looke great early if a couple of new OL's are in the lineup because Neal and perhaps Hochstein are not there; but they will be fine in a few weeks. Keeping Morris will allow us to have him and Faulk be available as returners.

    SOME COMMENTS
    1. Gutz could be replaced by a veteran.
    2. Hochstein could be replaced by Flynn.
    3. O'Callahan could go to IR, with or without a replacement.
    4. We could keep only 2 TE's with two on the Practice Squad.

    OFFENSE (25)
    QB - 3 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 - 5 Moss, Gaffney, Welker, Washington, Jackson
    TE - 3 Watson, Thomas, Spach
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    #61 Jersey

    Sounds about right to me. I am so looking forward to the real season. I have already set up my Patriots Shrine and have the wide-screen and sound system tweaked. New couch and coffee table. Getting a few more wall decorations this next weekend. All I have left is to develop the sandwich and snack menu and restock the bar for opening night. :)

    Oh, and find a way to get rid of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed for several hours so's I can enjoy the game in peace.
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    I'd make one adjustment:

    OFFENSE (25)
    QB - 3 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, Slater
    TE - 2 Watson, Thomas

    I think Slater brings more value to the team (3 positions) and I would expect to see him listed at WR.
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    I can certainly understand wanting Slater instead of a mediocre blocking TE. However, I think Belichick greatly values TE's and strongly prefers having three on the 53.

    I might have put Slater on the squad if he were even our 7th best WR. Ventrone and Jones are much better.

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    True, Ventrone looks good. Man, I'm SO glad this is up to Bill and co. hehe
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    Given Thomas's injury history I don't see them depending on him to stay healthy all season. I'd expect there to be three TEs.
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