- ***** This is all from Reiss' Blog
1) Adalius Thomas on the move. The Patriots' big free-agent signing has been
advertised as a versatile player who can line up at various positions. This
was evident in one of the team's final sets of drills in 11 on 11 work, as
Thomas moved from inside linebacker, to playing with his hand on the ground
as a down lineman/rusher, to backpedaling in pass coverage. Thomas spent
much of the practice lining up at inside linebacker.
***** No surprise here. I have personally hoped that Thomas will play ILB
more often than OLB in our standard 3-4. I think he's better there than
Vrabel; and Vrabel is much more effective at OLB. I think our best 3-4 set
is Colvin/Thomas/Bruschi/Vrabel. But, of course, it's all dependent upon the
strengths and weaknesses of the opponent. I suspect that Mr Belichick knows
4) Interceptions. Second-year defensive back Willie Andrews and 11-year
veteran defensive back Chad Scott both intercepted Matt Cassel in 11 on 11
drills near the end of practice. Andrews, playing safety, showed solid
instincts to gather in the interception after the ball was tipped on a throw
behind Kelley Washington.
***** Just wondering if I'm the only one who's kind of forgotten about
Willie Andrews. Considering his KOR abilities, this kid may have a good shot
at making the final 53 roster.
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