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Re: [patriotzip] Reiss projects the 53-man roster

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  • RandyZ. Pierce
    Kaczur has had a reasonably solid camp which not surprisingly follows in the heels of his recording an off-season work out award. Is it possible his Oxy
    Message 1 of 12 , Aug 17, 2009
      Kaczur has had a reasonably solid camp which not surprisingly follows in the heels of his recording an off-season work out award.  Is it possible his Oxy incident from last year has given him a renewed focus and work ethic? 
      The wedge rule changes are going to have an impact on special teams and part of that is the expectation of more tight end and fewer linebackers into the mix.  This makes sense to me as tight ends are likely to be more natural blockers.
      Ultimately though, this is an early bit of work by Reiss to make his evaluations.  I look forward to the next two pre-season games really telling us more.
      Go Pats!
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      Projecting the 53 - Reiss' Pieces - Boston.com http://bit.ly/ 12WOwz

      At first glance, Slater, O'Callaghan & Ventrone look like  possible early, possibly surprising casualties.  The comment chatter is already talking about Kaczur vs O'Callaghan.  Can they keep Law Firm & Maroney?  Should they?  With a 4-3 , what do we do with all the LB talent?

      Cut Dates

      • Sept 1: 75 player roster
      • Sept 5: 53 player roster

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      After one preseason game, an updated projection at how the Patriots' 53-man roster might look for the season-opener:

      Quarterback (3): Brady, O’Connell, Walter
      Quick hit: Brady looks as motivated as ever; good competition for No. 2 job.

      Running back (5): Faulk, Taylor, Morris, Maroney, Green-Ellis
      Quick hit: Hard to cut Green-Ellis when he runs as hard as he does.

      Tight end (4): Baker, Watson, Thomas, Smith
      Quick hit: Smith, with $1.55 million salary, has not yet emerged, but he gets the benefit of the doubt as he's learning a new system.

      Receiver (6): Moss, Welker, Galloway, Edelman, Lewis, Aiken
      Quick hit: Galloway still getting on the same page in new offense.

      Offensive line (8): Light, Mankins, Koppen, Neal, Kaczur, Vollmer, Ohrnberger, Hochstein
      Quick hit: All starters return, and some more youngsters could be on practice squad for added depth.

      Defensive line (7): Warren, Wilfork, Seymour, Green, Brace, Pryor, Wright
      Quick hit: Lots of versatility in this group.

      Hybrid defensive end/linebacker (2): Burgess, Banta-Cain
      Quick hit: Both will be relied on to boost the team’s pass rush in flexible defensive system.

      Linebacker (6): Mayo, Thomas, Guyton, Woods, Crable, Bruschi
      Quick hit: Will be interesting to see where Bruschi fits if four-man line is more prevalent; Lenon, Alexander and Williams all on the bubble and special teams impact could help their case.

      Cornerback (5): Springs, Bodden, Wilhite, Butler, Wheatley
      Quick hit: Looks like a much improved unit from 2008.

      Safety (4): Meriweather, Sanders, Chung, McGowan
      Quick hit: Meriweather appears primed to take a positive step forward; Slater figures to be on roster, but tough to fit him in this projection with so many offensive skill-position players.

      Specialists (3): Gostkowski (K), Hanson (P), Ingram (LS)
      Quick hit: Rookie long snapper Ingram seemed to ace his first test.

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