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  1. SanAngeloState

    SanAngeloState Banned

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    I think they are both on 1 year deals? Do they have a place in a 3-4? Or does BB shift completely to 4-3 or some hybrid where they'll be effective and willing to play next year?

    Please don't say this is a stinker-ish topic, I think it is a legitimate question.
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    I'll never understand the fascination with guessing games. I doubt Belichick knows at this point. Likely depends on how the remainder of this season and the post season play out and how the draft shakes out and what options are available to him in FA...and what kind of market his own FA warrant. He will have a full offseason to mull and develop plans and assess players and teach...which he didn't have this offseason.
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    Kinda like the 4 man line. Would like it if they could sign both of them to 2-3 year deals.
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    Simple. The Pats offer them below market one year deals, since the Krafts think they can get 35 guys on one year deals. They both leave and the Pats go to there favorite place, the bargain basket and pick up another former good pass rusher. Doubtful he's as productive as Carter, but remember its about value. Plus Bill doesn't need a pass rush, not with the great secondary he's assembled. Oh don't forget Dowling comes back from torn ligaments in his leg. He should be AWESOME next year.
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    Sign them and use them. I never was an X and O guy, but it seems we use our "base" a lot less than we don't. BB's a "if it ain't broke, don't fix it type IMO". Why make radical changes year to year, develop players that can play multiple fronts.

    We will acquire young DL in the future who will play both tackle and end I'm guessing. Don't want to get into radioactive topics, but both Carter and Anderson seem like they can walk and chew gum at the same time, so maybe they are used differently sometime.

    Either way, they can play, I think they like it here and I think we like them, so things can work out IMO.
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    I personally think the 4-3 should stick around. I hope to see both guys back next year.
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    He doesn't have time to go to parties because his job at the suicide prevention hotline keeps him so busy.
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    if there's no point about discussing the future, and there's no point in discussing the past, then what shall be discussed? the differencece between maroon and mauve? how about the difference between aqua and teal?
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    Is your name a short version of darling???

    You are aware of course that Green Bay is ranked 31st in pass defense and NOLA is 27th.. notice a trend here?????
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    With another year of mileage on their tires, value offers. I can see both being gone for better money elsewhere.
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    Well.......they age one year

    The rest is a guessing game

    My worry is more about re-signing Welker than any other player on the roster heading into 2012
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    If we stick with the 4-3, I'd like to keep both. However, if we go back to the 3-4 Carter will want to leave for a team that utilizes the 4-3. I'd re-up Anderson even if we use 3-4 and use him as a situational pass rusher. Much like he is this year. We'll have to wait and see how the rest of the season plays out to see how this front 7 performs.
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    Well since they refused to draft any young pass rushers you either delve into free agency or hope a rookie can perform. More poor planning by BB. Expect a very similar defense next year.
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    I appreciate the incisive analysis and concern expressed by you Jets fans but the Patriots will somehow manage to continue to excel without your guidance. I suggest that you instead focus on your Jets team's many needs.
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    Yup. I fully expect us to be 3-12 next year...
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    Even if the team went back to the 3-4, I could see BB trying to keep them around for the sub packages. I could also see the players, especially Carter, seriously considering it as a way to extend their careers.
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    I think there is a good chance Carter and Anderson will be back in modest deals. Carter is at an age that he isn't going to get more than an one to two year deal with modest base and incentives. I think Anderson will get a modest multiple year deal. The Pats are not going away from 4 man front subpackages no matter if they go back to a 3-4 base. They both could be at least situational players.
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    I'm loving what we're getting out of Carter/Anderson this year, but in a way it reminds me of TBC and Bodden... two talented guys who came here on 1 year prove-it type of deals after subpar years. They tore it up for one year with us, we locked them up in multi-year higher money deals, then they did very little.

    Not saying that will happen with Carter or Anderson, but if the Pats decide to go another direction I don't think it necessarily means we're going to miss out on another double-digit sack year from either of them.
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