...THIS week! "not for nothin'" but with the season a mere 3 weeks away, THIS is the week we need to see the "missing" back on the field. That means Randy Moss, Richard Seymour, Ty Warren, Laurence Moroney....and Asante Samuel. Thoses are 5 key players who NEED to get on the field these next 3 weeks if they are to have any real impact over our first 3 regular season games games. 1. Randy Moss - We have seen all too well how long it takes for any kind of rhythm and comfort to occur between QBs and receivers. If Moss is going to get into anything that remotely resembles a link between him and Brady, he is going to need EVERY SINGLE PRACTICE opportunity these next 3 weeks...and even then true compatibility is still months away. 2.Richard Seymour - Face it, for a lot of reasons, Richard didn't have his finest moments last season, despite a pro bowl selection that wasn't warranted. You would think that if he is going to get back to his true position as one of the elite DTs in the league, he has to get on the field and practice. 3. Ty Warren - Isn't is worrisome to you that Warren has the same injury that hobbled Seymour the ENTIRE season last year. Given that today's game is played with the hands, rather than shoulder pad and helmets...an elbow injury is a serious impediment to how you can play the game. 4. Laurence Moroney - Curtis Martin used to say that he needed about 30-35 summertime carries to get ready for the season. That's fine spread over 4 preseason games. However Moroney isn't going to get near that many even if he plays the last 2 practice games. I know a lot of people hold high expectations for this kid, but he isn't LT....yet. He needs SOME work to get ready for the speed of a REAL game 5. Asante Samuel - This is the week where concern HAS to go up. IF Samuel is going to have ANY impact on our first 3 games, he needs to get into camp sometime this week...the earlier the better. I don't care how great his physical condition is right now. We all should know that physical shape and football shape are 2 different things. His presence on defense is more important given the fact that the Offense is not going to be at its best for several weeks anyway. I think its time for the FO to sweeten the deal and give Samuel some reason to save face and get into camp right now. Something like give Samuel part of his $7.79MM paycheck up front in a signing bonus, or perhaps some franchise incentive, like if he is ELECTED to the pro bowl the Pats won't franchise him. It really won't take much. In less than 3 weeks we start what we all hope will be a historic season in Foxboro. It very well could be. However it isn't going to happen if we DON'T see these 5 key players on the field VERY SHORTLY.