RE: Patriots Roster Prediction prior to Game Pre-season game 4
I like your logic, Mark. We pretty much agree on offense. With Gronk on the field, running routes now, they may just remove him from PUP, if they think he'll be ready by week 3 or 4.
Don't know anything about Josh Kline. Is there a reason you selected him over Chris McDonald?
I thought Forston looked pretty good so far. Some tough calls on D-line.
Funny about Beauharnais. Watching his college highlights, half the plays were picks or PDs. Looked like he had a good nose for the ball in coverage. Doesn't necessarily translate to the NFL, of course.
Ebner over A. Wilson probably makes sense. I'm probably giving too much weight to reputation. I really haven't seen Wilson do much. Ebner has been pretty active. Don't recall seing much of K. Davis. Probably just not paying attention. :o)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, <packy001@...> wrote:Patriots 53 Man Roster Projection Prior to Pre Season Game 4 26 Aug 2013Offense (23)Quarterback: (2) Tom Brady, Ryan MallettTebow experiment over ... wouldn't be surprised to see Ricky Stanzi brought in fora look see for Thursday.Running Back: (4) Steven Ridley, Shane Vereen, LaGarrette Blount, Brandon BoldenOur ST stink and keeping Washington just to return the few kicks that are not kicked out of the end zone is a waste. Blount surprised the hell out of me! Wouldn't be surprised to see Bolden traded.Wide Receiver: (5) Danny Amendola, Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins, Josh Boyce, Julian EdelmanThe three rookies have stood out all pre-season!Tight End: (4) Michael Hoomanawanui, Zack Sudfeld, Jake Ballard, Rob Gronkowski*Gronk will make the final 53 and probably put on the revocable IR and brought back later in the season. Hooman can fill in at FB which gets him the nod over Fells and Devlin(FB). Fells should be traded given the dearth of TEs in the league.Tackle: (3) Nate Solder, Sebastian Vollmer, Will SvitekGuard: (4) Logan Mankins, Marcus Cannon, Josh Kline, ConnollyCenter: (1) Ryan WendellRight now I have Connolly making the team, but wouldn’t be surprised if he was cut because of his “starters “ salary ($3M). Zuzevics to IR isa surprise.Defense (26)Defensive Ends: (5) Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich, Marcus Benard, Jermaine Cunningham, Justin FrancisSay goodbye to Bequette … Francis, Bernard and Cunninghame can play DT also. Buchanan to PS.Defensive Tackles: (3) Vince Wilfork, Tommy Kelly, Joe VellanoVellano beats out Forston who has PS elegibility. Only keeping 8 DL with Armond Armstead (on NFI) ready to contribute week 7.Linebackers: (6) Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes, Dont’a Hightower, Dane Fletcher, Jamie Collins, Jeff Tarpinian.Steve Beauharnais has had a nice run but he is way too slow to contribute on special teams and in pass coverage. He is even slower than Spikes. Beauharnais to STCornerbacks: (6) Aqib Talib, Alfonzo Dennard **, Kyle Arrington, Logan Ryan, Marquice Cole, Justin GreenSafeties: (6) Devin McCourty, Steve Gregory, Tavon Wilson, Duron Harmon, Nate Ebner, Kanoriss DavisAdrian Wilson has lost it. He badly overran the screen pass and his reactions and speed is very slow. He is nothing more than a 3rd down S as a LB in coverage against TE’s. Ebner can do that and contribute on ST. ** Dennard may end up suspended or in jail. Davis replaces A. WilsonSpecial Teams: (4)Kicker: Stephen GostkowskiPunter: Zoltan Mesko or Paul AllenLong Snapper: Danny AikenST Ace: Matthew SlaterFinal Prediction on FridayMark Morse
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