Over the years you hear folks claim about certain players "he's just a football player". I don't have a definition of it, but you know it when you see it. They have a nose for the ball. They're usually in the right place at the right time. They don't seem to make alot of mistakes. They often play better then their 40 time, or postion drafted would indicate they should. To me, the Patriots seem to have a bunch of youngsters that fall into this category all of a sudden. We know Welker is one of those types. We know Mayo is (though he was drafted highly). But as far as the "youngsters" there seem to be more, and that has got to bode well. I'm getting the early impression that Spikes is one of those types. Morehead seems to be "just a football player". He just makes positive plays out there. Chung is definitiely one of them. McCourty may be. Some may disagree, but I'm even getting that feeling about Ninkovich. He had the two huge INTs a few games ago. Two games ago he had 8 tackles, and this past game he picked up that live ball, and ran it back inside the 10. It's nice when you have a "nose for the ball" type in your defense, but if things keep going in this direction, the Pats may have Mayo, Chung, Spikes, and Ninkovich all fitting that description. Do you agree, and did I forget anybody?