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  1. BelichickFan

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    Conclusion from Greg Bedard's longer article:

    "Parting thoughts

    If I knew my team had to go through the Ravens and Chiefs in the AFC and I could pick one player to help me against those teams, it just might be Adrian Phillips. He was outstanding in his last two matchups with those teams and should be a huge asset, especially, against the Ravens. Nothing against Chung, who is very good when healthy, but Phillips’ mind makes him a next-level asset in the box against the RPO of the Ravens against Lamar Jackson. You won’t see him carrying a player who doesn’t have the ball unless he’s totally fooled, I can tell you that much.

    Even on film, Phillips shows a thorough knowledge of the 10 other spots in his defensive scheme, and is a leader who makes a lot of checks. Phillips also does his homework and may know the opposing offensive scheme better than some of his coaches.

    Unless injuries become a factor, Phillips should take his career to another level with the Patriots and will be a huge bargain at $6 million over two years."

    BSJ Scouting Report: Adrian Phillips' next-level smarts should be perfect Patriots fit, asset vs. Ravens, Chiefs | Boston Sports Journal
     
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    Finally some talent on Defense, especially our secondary. I was getting worried.
     
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    Make up for not having Collins, Van Noy and Calhoun maybe. No one could replace the impact of Elandon Roberts. Don't believe me? Just ask @ashley1992
     
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    Patsfanin Philly Pro Bowl Player

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    Did they take Phillips to Ground Round also?? Or do take out???
     
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    :)
    Copeland is the replacement for Roberts.
     
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  6. captain stone

    captain stone Pro Bowl Player

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    Great...

    ...but who's going to replace Collins & the Boogerman?
     
  7. mgteich

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    your posts should be labeled "diversion"
     
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    ILB is our #1 defensive need. DT is #2.

    And yes, we could use a stud pass-rusher. Everyone could.
     
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    Are we playing a 3-4 or 4-3 this upcoming season?
     
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    Some of both, as is always the case

    However, personally, I always want to have 3 biggies.
     
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    Are the three biggies cowart, guy and Allen?
     
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    Perhaps that is true as of now. I'm not sure that Cowart is really a big DT. We'll see how much improves, and if that is his role. I suspect that Bill will add another for competition. If not, then Cowart is his man (as he technically was last year). I had wanted another biggie as part of the 53. :) Bill said "no; we have Cowart".
     
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    How so? Copeland is an edge rushing OLB and Roberts is an off ball, mostly run support ILB.
     
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    Why are people even bringing up Calhoun? I have no memory of him being involved in our defense after the first game. I think there was an injury in there somewhere but still...we got him for very cheap last offseason for a reason.
     
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    I have the tingly feeling that our base defense next year may be the big nickel. We have a lot of size in our secondary. I know Vader has failed with this defense before but tt's the type of defense that can stop both the Ravens and the Chiefs. We may need only one more linebacker.
     
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    my bad

    As I have stated a dozen times already I believe that our #1, #2 and #3 needs on defense are up the middle: DT's and ILB's. We still have that need.

    I guess that we should consider Copeland a roster "replacement" for Calhoun. (or is that Davis? or Rivers?) (or does it really matter much)? Copeland is a reasonable camp body likely competing with rookies. for the 55 man roster.
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    In any case, I agree that we still need ILB's and DT's.
     
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    Calhoun made at least one big-time whiff of Fitz during Weak 17 that I recall, and "made" a couple of other whiffs during the season...very disappointing...that's why coffee is for Closers...
     
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