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Which of these players is the biggest loss on this team?

Poll closed Oct 7, 2010.
  1. McGowan

    0 vote(s)
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  2. Bodden

    24 vote(s)
    77.4%
  3. Faulk

    4 vote(s)
    12.9%
  4. Mankins

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    0.0%
  5. Ty Warren

    3 vote(s)
    9.7%
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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    Which of the players either on IR or holdout is the biggest loss to this team?

    McGowan? - Hard Hitting Safety who was intimidating at times
    Bodden? - Experienced and quality CB
    Faulk? - Mr. 3rd down,a team captain and leader and a QBs friend in blocking
    Mankins? - One of the top LGs in the NFL to protect one of the top QBs in the NFL
    Ty Warren? - A veteran fixture of a solid 3 man front
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    Faulk, closely followed by Bodden and TWarren. It'll hurt Brady a lot on 3rd down. He's been his clutch, go-to guy for so many years now.
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    1. Bodden
    2. Warren
    3. Faulk
    4. McGowan
    5. Mankins
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    I think my vote would be a tie between Warren and Bodden, for different reasons.

    In Bodden's case, he was our best "sure thing" amongst the corners. His presence allows us keep Butler in the slot, and makes that whole secondary look much better.

    With Warren, it's more of a "what if" scenario. I feel like we have decent players to replace him, but with Brace hopefully improving as the year goes on, this could have been a GREAT 3 man run stuffing line with him, Wilfork, and Warren.

    Faulk would be third, just because it's going to take a group effort to do what he does on the field.
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    Bodden hes a full time player that solidifies the defensive back field
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    Felger and Tanguay were discussing this on Comcast and Faulk seemed to be thier opinion of the biggest loss

    Personally I think Bodden is the biggest loss since we have some inexperienced CBs and not quite ready to cover top receivers we will soon face,starting with Brandon Marshall next week.

    Faulk would be the 2nd choice because not so much of what he does which is important,mind you but what he brought to the team...leadership quality - leadership you cannot replace overnight

    McGowan was a guy that made WRs and TEs think twice going into the slot to catch a pass because of him known to be a fierce hitter but Chung is doing a good job in that regards
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    Listen, I love Faulk. One of the toughest, most admirable players on the team for over a decade now.

    But people are really making his loss a bigger deal than it is. He's a third down back (one of the best though). Take Faulk out of the last game and insert Bodden and I truly believe we win. (Not that Faulk needed to be taken out obviously, but just if I had to choose one over the other)

    Leadership quality only gets you so far. We all saw that speech he gave the team during the Ravens blowout home loss in the playoffs, did it do anything? We saw all the "leaders" on the field for the defense in SB42 (Bruschi, Seau, Harrison, Vrabel...) and how did that 83 yard drive end up?
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    Consider a defensive backfield with Bodden and McCourty as starters, Bulter as a nickel, and Wilhite or Wheatley as our dime backs. Then look at what we have. The difference in the quality of the secondary is HUGE on almost every defesnive snap of the game.
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    1. Bodden
    2. Faulk
    3. Warren
    4. Mankins
    5. McGowan

    Although the reality is more that the top 4 are all major blows, so it's more like

    1. Bodden
    2a. Faulk
    2b. Warren
    2c. Mankins
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    5. McGowan
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    The secondary made Sanchez look like Joe Montana....easily Bodden
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    Mankins with a big goose egg thus far



    Sign the beast.......then immediately trade his whining ass
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    No question, Faulk.
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