Patriots Local News:

SOURCE:98.5 The Sports Hub


SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:ProFootballTalk.com


SOURCE:USA TODAY


SOURCE:USA TODAY


SOURCE:WEEI


SOURCE:ProFootballTalk.com


SOURCE:CBS Boston


SOURCE:WEEI


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:WEEI


SOURCE:Boston Sports Journal


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:ProFootballTalk.com


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:WEEI


SOURCE:Boston.com


SOURCE:ProFootballTalk.com


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports

Patsfans.com

Upcoming Opponent:
Next Up: Jets
Mon
Oct 21st
Right Now At PatsFans.com:
Stellar Performance
Another strong performance by the defense leads to points and played a key role as the Patriots improved to 6-0 Thursday night.

Current Patriots Twitter Feed:

Patriots best player numbers all time

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by everlong, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. everlong

    everlong Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2007
    Messages:
    8,365
    Likes Received:
    1,237
    Ratings:
    +4,585
    ---
    Fun little subjective thread. I'll first say I threw some players in just because they more modern players that people know or because while their career wasn't spectacular they had a shining moment that helped win a championship, IE JR Redmond. I also had to look up some of the older players, pre-75 when I started watching, to see who was who.

    The basic premise is the most productive numbers worn by Pats players as a group. Numbers amassed while with other teams (Dillon, Moss, Martin....) don't count.

    First place, let's just say Matt Cavanaugh chose his number well to be teamed with Brady. Second if there's only one player of any note at that number it's in the also ran portion. Sorry Hannah, Seymour, VW......lovers.

    Now the ones we can debate for

    11 Bledsoe, JE11, Eason:

    50 Vrabel, Ninkovich, Larry McGrew, Sam Hunt, Jim Cheyunski, Bob Yates

    24 Ty Law, Darelle Revis, Robert Weathers, Kyle Aarington, Dick Felt (Really, look it up), Bob Howard

    54 Bruschi, Hightower

    55 McGinist, Don Blackmon, Bradon Spikes, Junior Seau

    56 Tippett, Jon Morris, Rod Shoate

    61 Sam Adams, Ron Wooten, Steven Neal, Marcus Cannon

    65 Houston Antwine, Damien Woody

    67 Dan Koppen, Bill Lenkaitis

    70 Logan Mankins, Leon Gray

    83 Welker, Branch

    85 Julius Adams, Nick Buoniconti, Hernandez (1 Year), Brandon Lloyd

    86 Stanley Morgan, David Patten

    87 Gronk, Coates, Givens, Lin Dawson

    80 Troy Brown, Irving Fryar, Amendola, Don Hasselbeck, Jack Rudolph

    81Randy Moss, Russ Francis, Jim Colclough, Aaron Hernandez, Bethel Johnson (don't laugh they don't win in 03 without him)

    22 Ron Burton, Assante Samuel, Dave Meggett, Steven Ridley

    28 Curtis Martin, Corey Dillon, James White

    37 Rodney Harrison, Maurice Hurst, Jordan Richards (I can feel the lynch mob)

    40 Mike Haynes, Larry Garron

    Best of the rest:
    3 Gostkowski, Camarillo
    4 Vinatieri
    14 Grogan, Cooks, Mesko
    15 Parilli, Hogan, Walter
    16 Plunkett, Cassel, Zolak
    18 Vataha, Stallworth, Slater
    20 Cappelletti
    21 Butler, Gay, Harmon, Ricky Reynolds, J.R. Redmond, Reggie Dupard, Steve Isreal, Fred Taylor
    23 Chung, Ron Hall, Horace Ivory, Leigh Bodden
    25 Rick Sanford, John Sanders, Larry Whigham, Artrell Hawkins
    26 Ray Clayborn, Logan Ryan, Eugene Wilson
    29 Harold Jackson, Blount, Myron Guyton
    31 Fred Marion, Bradon Merriweather, Aqib Talib, Jimmy Hitchcock
    32 McCorty, Antowain Smith, Willie Clay, Andy Johnson, Leonard Russell
    33 Faulk, Tony Collins, Dion Lewis, Reggie Rucker
    35Jim Nance, Patrick Pass
    36 Lawyer Milloy, James Sanders
    38 Roland James, Tyrone Poole, Brandon Bolden
    39 Sam Cunningham, Danny Woodhead, Lawrence Maroney, Brandon Browner
    42 Ronnie Lippett, Mark Herron, BJGE, Don Webb
    44 Don Calhoun, John Stevens
    48 Tim Fox, Tully Banta-Cain
    51 Mayo, Don Davis, Bob Golic
    52 Ted Johnson, Johnny Rembert, Steve King, Ed Philpott
    53 Tom Addison, Chris Slade, Larry Izzo, Van Noy
    57 Steve Nelson
    58 Pete Brock
    59 Vicent Brown, Roservelt Colvin
    60 Len St. Jean, David Andrews, Garin Veris
    71 Ray Hamilton, Todd Rucci
    72 Matt Light, Larry Eisenhauer, Tim Goad
    73 John Hannah
    75 VW
    76 Charley Long, Brian Holloway, Vollmer
    77 Tom Neville, Solder, Kaczur, Kenneth Simms, Pat Harlow
    78 Bruce Armstrong
    79Jim Lee Hunt
    84 Stingley, Shawn Jefferson, Ben Watson, Branch
    89 Bob Dee
    93 Richard Seymour
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Winner Winner x 1
  2. tasmlab

    tasmlab Starting QB, won 20 SBs, number is retired PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2,448
    Likes Received:
    596
    Ratings:
    +3,271
    ---
    JE11 over the QBs
    Tedy over High
    McGinist over the rest
    Troy Brown over the rest
    Vrabel
    Ty Law

    Can't pick between Welker and Branch. They were on the same team for a couple years, they must've sorted the number out.
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
  3. Pat the Pats Fan

    Pat the Pats Fan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Messages:
    5,057
    Likes Received:
    645
    Ratings:
    +3,100
    ---
    what? No Ocho Cinco?

    Comedy aside, great list, thought provoking.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  4. everlong

    everlong Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2007
    Messages:
    8,365
    Likes Received:
    1,237
    Ratings:
    +4,585
    ---
    I wasn't meaning this to be best of each number. That's been done before. I was more thinking all of the 11's vs all of the 54's, 55's and so on.
     
    • Useful Useful x 3
  5. primetime

    primetime Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2005
    Messages:
    11,515
    Likes Received:
    2,183
    Ratings:
    +11,806
    ---
    David Patten over Stanley Morgan obviously

    Nah I'm just kidding just trolling the olds
     
  6. Tony2046

    Tony2046 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter Weekly NFL Picks Winner

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2015
    Messages:
    13,153
    Likes Received:
    7,249
    Ratings:
    +32,606
    ---
    Tough call. Other than 12.

    Offensively it's between 28, 80 and 87. I'll go with 80. Troy Brown was the original TB, original Brady go to guy, and the original Swiss army knife. Amendola captain clutch. Irving Fryer .. ehh .. great player .

    28 is a hell of a RB crew.

    87 Gronk, Coates, Dawson and Givens . Damn.

    Defensively

    I'll go with 24 although it's tough to look past 55.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. tasmlab

    tasmlab Starting QB, won 20 SBs, number is retired PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2,448
    Likes Received:
    596
    Ratings:
    +3,271
    ---
    Then I goofed it up, sorry. In that case...

    The 28's look like a dangerous bunch. We could use a prime-time Martin and Dillion on today's RB squad along with White.
     
  8. everlong

    everlong Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2007
    Messages:
    8,365
    Likes Received:
    1,237
    Ratings:
    +4,585
    ---
    61, 50 and 85 are going to be underrated by most. I figure our resident Flying Elvis hater will eventually find his way here and give a history lesson. :)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. everlong

    everlong Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2007
    Messages:
    8,365
    Likes Received:
    1,237
    Ratings:
    +4,585
    ---
    No worries. The 28's as a whole have been really good.
     
  10. Tony2046

    Tony2046 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter Weekly NFL Picks Winner

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2015
    Messages:
    13,153
    Likes Received:
    7,249
    Ratings:
    +32,606
    ---
    I'm a little surprised RW hasn't jumped in. That guy is a walking Pats lexicon.

    Edit: Great job setting this up btw..
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Chevy

    Chevy Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    1,251
    Likes Received:
    320
    Ratings:
    +1,049
    ---
    73 - John Hannah ... Belongs near / at the top ... He was so damn good that 73 only needs one representative.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  12. GaryfromTO

    GaryfromTO Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2007
    Messages:
    788
    Likes Received:
    155
    Ratings:
    +938
    ---
    12

    End of discussion

    that said. I'm partial to 14 and 81 (for Grogan and Francis, as well as Moss)
     
  13. AndyJohnson

    AndyJohnson PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    46,878
    Likes Received:
    4,996
    Ratings:
    +30,056
    ---
    32
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1

Share This Page

Search For Links: - CLOSE
For searches with multiple players
add commas (Ex: "Brady, Gronkowski")