Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by pats1, Jun 25, 2006.
Nothing to add to your post except that it is a ray of light on this murky weekend to see the "countdown" now at 33.
I think it would be great if that is the very first thing that we saw when we click on to Patsfans.com.:rocker:
Here, I'll get a 4-hour head-start on 32 for you...
A. Didn't he absolutely stink in mini camp?
B. If he doesn't get it, how do you think he'll react?
My sentiments exactly - on both counts. Hopefully he was just slow to pick up the system, but I heard the guy stood out as kind of a crapfest - and no, this is not based on that one anecdote where Hobbs called him out for dropping an INT.
There was a site a few years ago that had a continuous training camp countdown to the second. It was not running again before last year.
I know it's no revelation, but that's just a great example of the way the Pats do business. No bs, no stroking free agents, just a simple, "It's up to you. You play well, you're rewarded. You don't, you won't be." Not only is it honest and upfront, but it attracts the kinds of players that will thrive in that system. As Pioli (I think) once said when commenting on the lack of "red carpet" type stuff for free agents, "If the player wants the sizzle, he's probably not for us, anyway."
Hobbs should be #1. Samuel and Warfield for #2? No, dont forget that we still have Randall Gay. He showed potential starting in a completely decimated secondary. I wont feel bad for Warfield to see him drop to #4 on the depth chart. I hear a lot of people saying Samuel is better on the inside...so hey I wouldnt even mind seeing Hobbs and Gay as our starters. But I doubt Samuel is dropped out of the starters position.
Samuel #1 by about two lengths. Some of you must have been watching a different Hobbs than me. I saw a CB who was inconsistent but had a tendency to make a big play now and then. Terrell Buckley comes to mind.
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