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  1. chunkypony

    chunkypony Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Ok, lets look at this as a hypothetical situation. If you were in the Patriots War Room on Saturday, and BB/SP wanted your personal opinion ON A LINEBACKER (i.e. they knew they wanted a Linebacker at 21, they just weren't sure which or something...remember, this IS hypothetical), who would you suggest for this team?

    Mathias Kiwanuka
    Tamba Hali
    Bobby Carpenter
    Manny Lawson
    Other (please indicate)
     
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  2. Richter

    Richter In the Starting Line-Up

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    Can't say I'm in love with any of them, but I'd probably take Lawson first, followed closely by Carpenter.
     
  3. chunkypony

    chunkypony Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    I was on the Carpenter wagon for a while, but I think I've transfered over onto the Manny Lawson one. I think I would do the same thing, Richter.

    One thing that strikes me about LAWson, would be his name. That would be the third guy in our recent history to have the word "LAW" in his name. Man, I feel like Jayson Stark on ESPN with his "Useless Info" column...
     
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    jct Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Has to be Chad Greenway if still available...
    Anyone else is ok.
    I'd rather see us trade down if we don't get the talent we were hoping for.
     
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    SamBamsFan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    I'd go for Lawson and the bigger upside.
    Don't forget Johnny Outlaw one of my favorite CB's from the early 70's teams. Cool name.
     
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    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Greenway
    Wimbly
    Lawson

    Lawson is an interesting pick.
     
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    Lawson, if not there, trade down or take a LT.
     
  8. chunkypony

    chunkypony Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    I wish I could remember him, but he is about (if we are talking 1970) 16 years before I was even thought about. ;)
     
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    primetime Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    #18 Jersey

    For me it goes Lawson, Greenway... if not, trade down and take Hali or Kiwi.
     
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    Trade up for AJ Hawk
     
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    Feep_FLA Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I gotta stick with Carpenter.... He's been my boy for a month or more now:rocker:
     
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    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Lawson...then Carpenter..
     
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    For me, Carpenter.... then Lawson, then Greenway.

    I do think Bobby has Patriot all over him.
     
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    All three have great value but I like Lawson's tremendous upside.
    If he fits the patriots mental profile and can understand our defferent schemes etc I want him if BBioli goes linebacker at #21.
     
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    chowder On the Game Day Roster

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    Lawson or Greenway. Wouldn't mind trading down for Kiwi either.
     
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    drewdagreat On the Game Day Roster

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    Wimbley > all of those guys
     
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    Keegs In the Starting Line-Up

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    Jeff Hostetler's son, Franky Hostetler
     
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    Flying Fungi In the Starting Line-Up

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    Lawson or Kiwi...or trade down...
     
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    #12 Jersey

    Chad Greenway but he probably won't be there.
     
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    Mainefan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Wait a minute. Wait just a minute. I'm still trying to get my head around the preposterous and unbelievable notion that BB/SP would ask my opinion.

    In way, that question puts us all in our place. What do we really know about ANY of these guys? Oh, we've read statistics, we've read some evaluations and we've seen a little film, but BB/SP have watched them all close up. They've talked to them. They've read about their childhoods and their adolescence. They've seen every foot of film on them that exist, and probably rerun some of it again and again. They've talked to people who've worked with them and played with them. They've studied them practically under a microscope.

    Someone on these boards implied, the other day, that if we studied our potential spouses with such care--before taking the plunge--the divorce rate would be cut in half. I think there's something to that.


    At any rate, what I'm saying is that these are the circumstances in which we must trust BB/SP. They have at least three advantages over the rest of us: 1) A mountain of information, compared to our molehill, 2) The brains and insight to judge, plan and comprehend the possibilities and 3) The courage to make their choices on National TV, in full view of their fans and critics.

    All that said, I want Manny Lawson :)
     

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