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    The guy who seems to be unrecongnized under appreciated, on this board, is Mike Vrable.

    He has adjusted to the ILB position and is one of the main reasons the the defense has improved.

    So, lets give it up for Vrabs and show him some love.:)
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    One of my favorite Vrabes stories is the Superbowl against Carolina, when Carolina went up on us late, Vrabel got in the huddle and said to Tom Brady "Holla at your boy." Of course, he caught the TD pass.

    I just love that.
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    Vrabel

    He has made a very good transition inside.

    He is always around the ball and he is old school.

    He and Tedy make perfect ILB's.
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    I'll admit that preseason, I was in the 'adamantly opposed to moving Vrabel inside' camp. And like countless times in the past, BB proves me wrong. He's looking good inside, and Rosie is looking like a monster in his old spot.
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    Playbook is on now on NFL network and the preview shows love for Vrabes.
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    I've said this a dozen times - go back and look at all the big defensive plays - and more than a few offensive plays - that have been pivitol moments in the Patriots SB run

    More often than not, you'll see that Vrabel was the one who made the difference - from rushing the QB to cause the interception to stepping in as a goal line TE to make a TD catch

    The Patriots would make a killing with a Mike Vrabel highlight film (just as they would with a Troy Brown DVD)
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    Pitt must be black and blue from kicking themselves!
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    I love Vrabs...just as I loved TJ. God bless the strong side ILB's.
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    honestly, Vrabel is my favorite player on the Pats, which makes him my favorite player. His is the only jersey I own, and I was extremely happy when he got an extension in the offseason.

    I'm pretty sure BB refers to him as one of, if not the smartest player he has ever coached.
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    Me too. But then we didn't have Bruschi. Bruschi replaces TJ and is much more versatile. Vrabes then replaces Phifer, not much of a leap.

    Except for Brady, Vrabel is our pro bowler. And Patrick Pass, of course. :D
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    thas great he's a big part of this Defense
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    maybe bruschi
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    Love Vrabes.

    He's the textbook definition of a *FOOTBALL PLAYER*- he does it all.
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    would it be fair to say he's a bitof a patriots legend?
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    Definitely.

    Three-time SB champion who has authored some huge plays in the team's winning history- the hit on Warner that resulted in Ty Law's INT return for the TD in SB XXXVI, TD catches in SB XXXVIII and SB XXXIX. Strip-sack of Jake Delhomme that resulted in the first points in SB XXXVIII, and that's just off the top of my head.

    The guy is the living embodiment of what Patriots fans treasure: skill, hard-work and clutch performance.

    Vrabel has done it since Day 1.
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    :eek: so he's a bit of a playmaker then :rocker:
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    I'm looking forward to him putting a hit on Peyton in the playoffs.
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    re:

    I don't like the end of his article, when he lists the Pats playoff records based on if they had a bye or not.

    Did he ever consider the fact that the coaching staff has more to do with the playoff result than the seed!?


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    Secret Weapon Mike Vrabel is the MAN!

    Now that Rosie is 100%, there's no one else I'd rather see next to Tedy than him. Our front 7 now is that much scarier with him and Tedy in the middle, and Willie and Rosie on the outside. Our rushing defense in the past few weeks is proof positive on this. IMO, our current front 7 is better than years past. With Hawk and Hobbs playing well, I do not forsee anymore defensive breakdowns, and unfortunatly any of our potential playoff opponents are going to learn this the hard way.
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    Vrabes is another guy who does not get Pro Bowl consideration. But, look at the value he has to his team.
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    Just the memory of him flying around the edge and tomahawking the ball out of Delhomme's hands in the Superbowl makes him that to me.

    Add to that his pressure of Kurt Warner that led to Ty's INT in SB 36 and his TD catch in both 38 and 39 and yes I'd have to say that like Brady, Vrabes is a living legend.

    I think Willie and Bruschi (Bru most of all, all things considered) fall into that category too. Harrison does too for sure, but he's easier to forget right now since he's been out all season.

    I think out of our linebackers the two I'd hate to lose most right now would be Vrabes and Bru. Willie is a mackdaddy but I think his role could be filled. Colvin is developing into a great player, but he's not Vrabes or Bru yet.

    I hate to even imagine our LB crew after Willie retires and Bru is finally forced to move on (people forget how long in the tooth he's getting in addition to the whole stroke situation).

    We need to live this era up while we can. Much appreciation for Vrabel, Willie and Bruschi. They're alltime great Pats.

    So far on offense really only Brown and Brady fall into that living legend category. Defense has a few more guys like that.

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