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  1. mgteich

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    SO FAR AFTER TWO WEEKS OF THE PRESEASON
    The pariots have

    A) no significant losses from the 2009 division-winning squad.

    B) extended Wilfork and signed all of our own that we wanted to keep.

    C) made three additions: Patten, Murrell and Crumpler

    D) holes to replace: WATSON, the injured WELKER, GREEN, BURGESS, the to-be-outed THOMAS, and HANSON
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    LOOKING FOWARD
    I expect

    1) an additional free agent receiver in the next week or so (at WR or TE)
    2) a DE or OLB before the draft (perhaps the resigning of Burgess)
    3) to draft a DE and an OLB expecting 2010 contributions
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    Re: With five until the draft

    Better expect the RB corps to change with AT LEAST one current roster player gone,its going to change in the backfield and a drafted rookie is going to be a part of it.
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    Re: With five until the draft

    "A" and "D" are contradictory.
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    Re: With five until the draft

    Very fair analysis.

    I would only add that we really need an every down running back. We all know Laurence Maroney is not the answer and those of us who continue to defend him only to do so as not to lose face.
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    Re: With five until the draft

    Yeah,That Welker guy is no big loss :rolleyes:
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    Re: With five until the draft

    Green, AD, Burgess and the TEs amount to about 3 JAG starters and their backups. That's somewhat significant.
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    Re: With five until the draft

    Yes we have a hole at wr while Welker is healing.

    If you wish a poll on the significance of the loss of any of the others, we can do so. Hanson is a good example. Perhaps it is indeed significant that we have no punter, but the loss of Hanson is not a big deal.

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    Re: With five until the draft

    When you 'lose' both starting tight ends, it's significant. When you've got no punter, it's significant. When your #1 WR target goes down, it's significant. I really don't need a poll to tell me that.
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    Re: With five until the draft

    TEs have played an insignificant role in the passing game the last few seasons and we have now or soon will sign one of the better blocking TEs in the league. Also TE isn't a position where you have two starters.

    If we have no punter week 1 than it is significant.

    Welker is significant but he will be with the team next year so it isnt really a loss but it is significant we have someone to fill in for him and improve the overall depth when he returns.
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    Re: With Five Weeks Until The Draft

    Wouldn't be shocked if that DE/OLB is Jason Taylor if he wants to come here. I don't think he's capable of playing every down like he used to, but I think he'd be a good add if his snaps were kept in check.

    Everyone has talked about chemistry and leadership being a problem, and he brings a whole lot of positives in both areas. He'd also help in the development of any DE/OLB that we take in the draft, and hey, maybe he can get Crable to stay on the field.
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    Re: With Five Weeks Until The Draft

    I'd bring Burgess back, he was looking good down the stretch.
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    Re: With Five Weeks Until The Draft

    I am OK with bringing Burgess back too but with or without him there is still a RDE need and a pass rush need.
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    Re: With Five Weeks Until The Draft

    Certainly, depth is required.
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    Re: With Five Weeks Until The Draft

    Burgess should be the depth and hopefully we can find someone to start in his place (well actually in Greens place).
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    Re: With Five Weeks Until The Draft

    Or to split time with Wright and Burgess, as Green did.

    I would be fine with Burgess and Odrick, as I think many would be. And, of course, we would still need an OLB.

    QUOTE=signbabybrady;1764299]Burgess should be the depth and hopefully we can find someone to start in his place (well actually in Greens place).[/QUOTE]
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    Re: With Five Weeks Until The Draft

    I sort of doubt that he would jump ship. Why play in the freezing rain and cold on a plastic surface and deal with a nasty media when you can pay on a nice soft grass field with warm weather? It used by that players would jump ship in Miami because the team was so bad but not anymore alas....I would welcome it but I just do not see it happening.
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    Re: With Five Weeks Until The Draft

    Agreed, I'm sure he won't be asking too much. Has he even got interest elsewhere? At the least we do need the depth and at the best he continues the improvement and becomes the guy we gave up a 3rd for.

    That, and bring in a WR and I think we are okay heading into the draft.
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