Re: Strength of Roster
> Running back is a rather essential position and I'mYeah, after reading reports that Maroney is favoring his right
> not entirely comfortable with Maroney, Morris, Evand
> and Faulk. High potential with Maroney but I'm not
> sold on it yet and I recall too many times that
> without Dillon we could not power it in for one yard
> last year.
> Now I really like our roster and think it one of theBarry Switzer?
> strongest but we might be a little distracted by the
> solid additions of Thomas, every free agent wr in the
> NFL and of course Brady (both of them though one's not
> an addition). We'll see how things develop but at
> least in the case of San Diego their roster may be
> fine but their coaching staff could wreak havoc on
> their performance. I mean what (Gruden) coach and
> team (Bucs) ever had a new coach take over a talented
> team and win it all?
> Go Pats!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "George" <patswingr@...>
> To: "'Kirk'" <k_luedeke@...>; "'da List'"
> Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2007 9:40 PM
> Subject: RE: Camp Notes
> ***** Man, it's going to be a long 3 months waiting to
> see this team in a
> meaningful game!
> ***** I think that Asante Samuel is a damn fool if he
> doesn't, at the very
> least, sign the tender, and take his place on the
> roster of this team. A
> roster this strong just doesn't come along every year,
> for any team. But,
> the kid has the right to set his own priorities. So be
> Dogs have masters ... Cats have staff!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: patriots-bounces@...
> [mailto:patriots-bounces@...] On
> Behalf Of Ghost of Patriots Past
> Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 8:08 AM
> To: Kirk; da List
> Subject: Camp Notes
> >From Tom Casale's Blog:
> With mini-camp now behind us, here are some final
> thoughts after
> watching the three-day practice:
> -This receiving corps is going to be scary. Randy
> Moss, Donte' Stallworth,
> Wes Welker and Reche Caldwell would be productive on
> any team. Throw in Tom
> Brady and that's not good news for defenses around the
> league. In my
> opinion, the guys listed above are the top four
> receivers right now, with
> Jabar Gaffney and Kelley Washington battling it out
> for the final spot if
> the team carries five receivers.
> -Keep an eye on the Patriots possibly bringing in
> Chris Brown at some
> point if he's still available. When Laurence Maroney
> isn't on the field, I
> don't have a good feeling that anyone else can carry
> the load. Just from
> what we saw at mini-camp, it appears that Sammy Morris
> is going to be used
> in a Kevin Faulk-type role. If anything happens to
> Maroney, the Patriots
> really don't have another guy on the roster who can
> carry the load on the
> ground. Then again, if this passing attack takes off,
> it may not matter.
> -If Adalius Thomas stays healthy, linebacker won't
> be a problem. It's
> always fun to complain around draft time that the
> Patriots need to add a
> young linebacker, and maybe they do. However, with
> Thomas' versatility and
> the other quality starters on this team, I think the
> linebackers will be
> just fine this year, barring a rash of injuries. And
> if Thomas stays
> healthy, he could push for NFL Defensive Player of the
> Year honors.
> * This one's for Bama
> - Watching him right now, I don't think Eugene
> Wilson can make the switch
> to corner like some other people are suggesting. I'm
> not talking about
> lining up at cornerback from time-to-time, I'm talking
> about starting at
> corner. As of right now, Wilson doesn't look to me
> like he has the speed or
> instincts to be successful at corner. My guess is he
> starts the year at
> safety, just like he always does.
> - In six months, anyone who says they still wouldn't
> trade a second round
> draft pick for Wes Welker will probably just be lying
> through their teeth.
> Welker looks like he's been playing in this offense
> for years. He's just a
> perfect fit for this team. There's no other way to say
> - And for the last time, Kyle Brady is an absolute
> beast. In my lifetime,
> he's the third biggest man I've ever seen in person
> behind The Undertaker
> and Patrick Ewing. I have no idea how defenses stop
> this guy near the goal
> line. I'm predicting 7-8 touchdowns for Kyle "The
> Beast" Brady this season.
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