How I did vs 53 man Roster prediction
- I had 6 wrong in what was one of the most shocking roster shakeups in years. This is he list I submitted to Mike Reiss on the 27th. Remember that I didn't know there would be an extra roster spot becasue oof Faulk's one gane suspension. That would have been Jackson since he was the first to go, before the Patriots actually receieved a waiver claim.
QB - 3 Brady, Gutierrez, O’Connell - wrong about Cassell vs Gutierrez
RB – 4 Faulk, Maroney, Morris (ST), Jordan (KR) - didn't know Faulk would be suspended opening another roster spot
C - 1 Koppen
G - 4 Hochstein, Mankins, Yates, Flynn, - Connolly - I should have stayed with my gut instinct (and prediction) that the Pats would cut both Flynn and Welbourn
OT - 3 Light, , Kaczur, Britt
WR - 3 Moss, Gaffney, Welker,
TE - 2 Watson, Dave Thomas - didn't have Spach
DE - 4 Warren, Green, Seymour, S. Thomas - Thought that Smith was hurt more - didn't practice yesterday
DT - 2 Wilfork, , Wright
OLB- 3 Vrabel, A Thomas, Woods,
ILB- 2 Bruschi, Mayo,
CB - 4 Hobbs, Bryant, Wheatley (Gunner), Wilhite (Gunner) - who saw the Bryant cut coming
S - 5 J. Sanders, Harrison, Meriweather, Lynch, L Sanders - Lynch is only a temporary cut because his $1.5M salary would have been guaranteed had he suited up for week one.
P - 1 Hanson
K - 1 Gostkowski
LS - 1 Paxton
SPECIAL TEAMS (10)
Slater (KR/WR/S), Ventrone (WR/S), Guyton (ILB), Evans (FB), Crable (OLB), Aiken (WR/Gunner), Washington (WR/Gunner), Izzo, Alexander (ILB), Redd (LB)
Keeping CJ Jones and Spach still surprise the heck out of me. Two pickups from the waivers (LeVoir and Pociask) are also a surprise. I could see Pociask as a possible keeper and LeVoir waived (hopefully) to the PS for extended classroom time with Master Dante.
I don't think they are done yet either ... Deltha O' Neal or Ty Law, OL Jacob Bender (PS), OT Willie Anderson is still out there and perhaps a backup QB (Simms).
"It's beocome quite apparent, Bill Belichick could put Diet Pepsi Machine in his secondary and everything will still be copasetic." - Rich Eisen NFL Network