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The Patriots "All-Mediocre Team" - Offense

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  1. JoeSixPat

    JoeSixPat Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Nov 8, 2004
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    I think we tend to forget our roots sometimes and forget how many mediocre players who flashed potential but burned out quickly have come through here

    For me, my years as a diehard fan go back to the mid 1980s

    Hence, to go along with the standard All-Time Greatest Patriots threada that show up in the offseason (along with the occasional All-Time Worst") - this is the All-Time Mediocre Team... I started with Offense because its just a lot easier to quantify mediocrity on that side of the ball

    I'm thinking in terms of guys who weren't awful, but drove us crazy by teasing us with their potential

    Here's a few of mine:

    Corey Croom
    Ray Crittenden
    Scott Sisson
    John Vaughn
    Ivy Joe Hunter
    John Stephens
    Reggie Dupard
    Will Moore
    Derrick Cullors
    Tony Simmons
    Bethel Johnson
    Cedric Cobbs
    And all the QBs from 1991/1992

    I'm sure others must have some nominations as well?
  2. primetime

    primetime Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    #18 Jersey


    QB: Tommy Hodson
    RB: Leonard Russell
    FB: Tony Carter
    WR: Vincent Brisby
    WR: Irving Fryar
    WR: Hart Lee Dykes
    TE: Lovett Purnell
    OT: Pat Harlow
    OT: Adrian Klemm
    OG: Todd Rucci
    OG: Max Lane
    C: (One spot where I couldn't really find anyone - Wohlabaugh, Woody, and Koppen have all been beyond mediocre)

    Too many RBs to choose from. Stephens, Russell (my choice because he flashed the most ability and had the best and longest lasting career of the bunch despite it being purely mediocre)... reaching further into the vault, Butts, Vaughn, Cobbs. Really, the only pre-Martin RB in the 90s that was any good at what he did was Leroy Thompson, who could run the ball (he had something like 8 TDs on the ground in 1994 with Butts) and had great hands.
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  3. patsox23

    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    I remember seeing Lovett Purnell in a college all-star game, DOMINATING, and then being so psyched when the Patriots drafted him. Oh well.
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  4. RayClay

    RayClay Pro Bowl Player

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    #75 Jersey

    Ken Sims was the definition of mediocre.

    A decent DL. But not near a #1 overall.

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