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  1. Chris

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    I never seem to see him mentioned for next year in the LB mix.. ANyone think he has a chance to make an impact after being IR'd last year?

    I cant remember if he was a middle or outside linebacker..
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    He's an inside linebacker and the team thought he was worthy of a 3rd round pick so he has a chance to make an impact. Until he's healthy and on the field, however, no one really knows about his prospects. Hopefully he'll be on the field from the start of camp to give him a full chance to show what he can do.
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    I would like for us to have four ilbs on the roster, mckenzie, along with mayo guytonand spikes complete that four

    I don't remember his measurables but I'm pretty sure he is smaller than spikes therefore I expect spikes to be alongside mayo on running downs and guyton with mayo on passing downs with Tyrone spelling mayo
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    Most here feel that he's a lock to make the 53 man roster, providing us with 4 sufficient ILB's in Mayo, Spikes, Guyton, and McKenzie. A postion that was a weakness can now be looked at as a positive.
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    McKenzie is a "bonus card" in the Pats deck as is Shawn Crable. Perhaps theu will emerge to surprise.
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    While I think the odds of Crable hitting the field during the season are better than my winning the lottery....I don't know if they are a lot better.

    McKenzie on the other hand, couldn't have gotten hurt any earlier than he did so I am expecting him to be fully functional and ready to go for training camp. I was excited about this guy last year and it really makes me happy to just consider him as part of this draft class since he had absolutely no impact last year. He is sharp and has a "Patriot" attitude.....our LB corp could really be loaded....
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    BB was very high on him before he got injured per zolak and few other guys. The guy impressed all the coaches.

    Spikes and Mayo will be in the middle ,McKenzie is more of a Mayo backup as he is similar to him than Spikes.Spikes will be the one replaced with guyton against spread offence and 3rd down Nickel LB.

    You need 4 ILB in our system. Also McKenzie is a better backup for Mayo/Spike pair than Guyton.
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    We "need" four ILB's for our system? And who were they last year? Did we play even three in any game last year?

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    I said I wanted 4, and yea with the weakness at OLB, might as well have a strong as possible ILB's
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    and how'd that turn out?
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    Our weakness last year was not at ILB.

    However, I am fine with the additions of McKenzie and Spikes. As I ahve posted before, Spikes was probably our best pick this year.

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    The Patriots have drafted ILB in 3 consecutive seasons (Mayo, McKenzie, Spikes). That would seem to suggest that BB doesn't agree with your assessment.
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    I stated that "our weakness last year was not at ILB" I beliueve that our weaknesses were at CB, OLB and DE.

    I did not state that we could not use an upgrade.

    Apparently, we disagree.


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    Whenever I saw South Florida play when he was there, he never stood out even amongst the lame Big East talent. When we picked him last year in the 3rd round, I was like "what the hell?" I hope he proves me wrong, but he's got "Gus Scott type career" written all over him.
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    That's because they didn't have any other than Mayo.
    They have been extremely soft up the middle since Ted Johnson left and Bruschi declined. This defense was at it's best when they had a rotation at ILB and guys who can actually rush the passer.
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    Really? That run up the middle in the Ravens game might suggest otherwise. lol.
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    McKenzie is an intriguing prospect, after his injury has had a year to hit the weight and film room, not the same as being on the field.. but got to have high hopes for this kid. These are the types of players really root for, against all odds..
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    Hope he gets a chance, prob depends on the formation we run as a base.
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    We have quite a few young LBs. Here's to hoping they are mature, contribute and play together as Patriots for my years. I would love to see Bill skip drafting this position for 3 or 4 years in a row...
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    At the very least, he's going to be good depth to have at the position should injuries occur. Like Crable, I'm not really sure what to make of him. If Spikes doesn't get hurt during OTA's and TC, I really don't see him losing out on the starter job opposite Mayo, though.
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    He's 6'2", 240 LBS, and had over 350 tackles in his three years of college. I have a really good feeling about this guy. Suddenly, we'll have 3 guys (Mayo, McKenzie, and Spikes) that are said to have great insticts and each have "a nose for the football".
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    McKenzie has as good a shot as Spikes to be starting opposite Mayo in our opener. He's recovered from his injury and has had a year in the system.

    I love this 3-man ILB tandem, with Guyton as a 4th in case of an injury. They have the potential to be the the best set of ILB's we've had here in a long time.

    The D as a whole has me pretty excited. We have similar great depth at CB, S, and DL. OLB is more of a question, but should still be improved from last year, with Cunningham added and Guyton probably moving outside.
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    Lats year it would have been Mayo, Guyton, and Seau......the year before you had Bru, Mayo, Guyton, and Seau....In other years you have had Bru, Johnson, Phifer, Cox.....I would say the Pats like to have at least three ILBs they feel they can count on and since OLB is probably a little light I think it is a good thing to have an extra ILB as you can use them in different situations to fill in on the outside.
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    lol is right. Calling something our most glaring weakness because of a busted play with a couple missed tackles is pretty funny.

    Why is everyone so hot about a statement that ILB was not our most glaring weakness? Which of you guys were frothing at the mouth pre-draft, saying forget DE and OLB and TE and WR, what we need most of all is an ILB?
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    I've been on the record as stating that ILB was our third most needed position, after DE and OLB.
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    I also like the idea of having four ILB's. I'm fine with a position linebacker instead of Alexander, who usually fills that roster spot and doesn't play ILB.

    HOWEVER, the reality is that Seau came to the patriots last year after Mayo was injured. Our "plan" was NOT a 3-man rotation of Mayo, Guyton and Seau. We had a plan for Mayo, Guyton and developing rookie.

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    I don't know why the idea of Guyton as an OLB doesn't get brought up more often. I agree with you- use Guyton as an OLB, unless we lose an ILB. At least Guyton has speed and has a full year of experience, albeit at ILB.
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    Because he tried it here before, and sucked at it.
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    I dont understand why people are STILL bringing this up...

    GUYTON IS NOT AN OLB, he is big enough and fast enough but not STRONG ENOUGH, he cannot SET THE EDGE

    if you do not believe me, check the seattle game, and now STOP SAYING GUYTON SHOULD PLAY OLB


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