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  1. stinkypete

    stinkypete In the Starting Line-Up

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    #24 Jersey

    Bobby Carpenter
    Michael Huff

    Both here heavily scouted by us, the Patriots fans, before the 2006 draft, and both are thought to be available. Both fill a position of major need. Would the Patriots be interested if the asking price was right?

    I'd say no on Huff, he has a big rookie contract, and was bounced around between SS and CB a little too much for my liking.

    Carpenter on the other hand intrigues me. As a rookie, he saw little time early on, but looked to be coming on a bit over the last month of the season. When Parcells left, Carpenter got buried on the Cowboys depth chart, and has been relegated to mostly special teams duty. Was it a system issue? Character issue maybe? If, suppose, Darren McFadden falls to #7, and the Cowboys want to trade, would you take Carpenter as a throw in to even out the trade value?
     
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    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    You had me with the first part. The second part is where you lost me.
     
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    RussFrancis Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Huff's an automatic no because of the contract. But Carpenter could be added for depth or for special teams, but I really dont see him being a great enough player for us to eventually want to lean on him as a starter. And we've got backups who are probably every bit as good as him. LBs are the bread and butter of this team. And if he wasnt stud enough to be a difference maker in Dallas with a LB-lover like Parcells, then he wont cut in NE either.
     
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    Afterlifemobile-86 On the Game Day Roster

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    Yes, i'd love to have Bobby Carpenter....:rocker:.
     
  5. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    I think the former may be OK..but with the contract a no is what is needed for the latter.
     
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    patsfanofNC12 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Carpenter could be an interesting add to this team.
     
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    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Carpenter for a 4th would be fine.
     
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