Re: Quagmire3's excellent post
posted at 5/15/2012 12:19 PM EDT
In Response to Quagmire3's excellent post
[QUOTE]For those who may have missed it, here is one of the more insightful posts in response to crystal-ball-gazing at the 2012 roster. Quagmire3 speaks: OK prolate0spheroid thanks for posting the 90 man roster, this makes it a little easier. I am bored so I will give it a shot. I am going to get down to 54 since the roster on gameday is 53 and the 3rd QB. After "first cuts" I had 67 players (wow this years camp is gonna be competitive!) After "2nd cuts" I had 61 players (and no FB's). After a much tougher 3rd cuts I had 59! OK now comes the final cuts. I am down to 53 + the third QB. There are 20 new guys on the roster (wow thats alot of turnover!) and 9 rookies. The new guys are in red bold type. Go ahead and fire away with your opinions! CB'S- 6 Allen, Will CB Arrington, Kyle CB Dennard, Alfonzo CB *Rookie McCourty, Devin CB Moore, Sterling CB Dowling, Ras-I CB No real tough cuts here. If Allen and Dennard play well, Sterling Moore continues to trend upward, and McCourty regains his form, this area should be strengthened. (I look for a very good year out of Ras-I). Cant be worse than the multiple street FA's and Edelman we had to throw out there at the end of last year. S's-4 Chung, Patrick S Wilson, Tavon S *Rookie Gregory, Steve S Ebner, Nate S *Rookie Sergio Brown and Ross Ventrone gone, not really a tough decision based on their play. Ventrone will be back at some point. Nate Ebner making the roster is probably wishful thinking on my part, but dang I loved the rugby tape on him! Also not sure BB will keep 2 rookies out of 4 spots even with McCourty available to help out in a pinch. DL- 8 Bequette, Jake DE *Rookie Deaderick, Brandon DE Fanene, Jonathan DE Jones, Chandler DE *Rookie Scott, Trevor DE Forston, Marcus DL *Rookie Wilfork, Vince DL Love, Kyle DT Toughest cut here is Myron Pryor who I really like. Inability to stay on the field, and the fact I think his skillset is replaced by Fanene weigh against him. Gerrard Warren is another tough cut who I think will be back if someone gets injured. Ron Brace is cut but I dont think that surprises anyone. Surprise here is UDFA Marcus Fortson making the roster IF he stays healthy. I like the tapes I have seen of him when he has been on the field . LB's-7 Mayo, Jerod LB Spikes, Brandon LB Carter, Markell LB Hightower, Dont'a LB *Rookie Fletcher, Dane LB Cunningham, Jermaine LB Ninkovich, Rob LB Tough cut; Bobby Carpenter. Came down to him Dane Fletcher and J. Cunningham. Surprise; Markell Carter makes the roster. I have not seen him play this is strictly a projection based on what I have read and the fact I think BB likes him and he will NOT make it thru waivers to the practice squad again. Also ST's player Tracey White cut. OL's-9 Koppen, Dan OL Wendell, Ryan OL ***(or LOGAN MANKINS IF READY) Connolly, Dan OL Gallery, Robert OL Waters, Brian OL Zusevics, Markus OL *Rookie Cannon, Marcus OL Solder, Nate OL Vollmer, Sebastian OL No real surprises here. I have Mankins starting the year on PUP. but if he's ready I see Wendell being cut in favor of keeping the rookie Zusevics. The one player I see possibly on the bubble is Dan Koppen. QB's-3 Brady, Tom QB Hoyer, Brian QB Mallett, Ryan QB No surprises here. Looking forward to seeing Mallett in the preseason games. RB's-5 Addai, Joseph RB Bolden, Brandon RB **Rookie Ridley, Stevan RB Vereen, Shane RB Woodhead, Danny RB OK so when I researched Brandon Bolden and watched the tape on him (esp Jr. year) I think he has a legitimate shot to make the team. I think the Pats keep Addai "over" Kevin Faulk (who is a FA and not invited to camp yet) Hoping to see alot of Vereen and Ridley this year. The Pats could also go with 4 RB's and keep a 7th WR. ST's-3 Gostkowski, Stephen PK Aiken, Danny LS Mesko, Zoltan P No changes. TE's-3 Fells, Daniel TE Gronkowski, Rob TE Hernandez, Aaron TE No surprises. Addition of Fells over Gronks brother strengthens this postition. WR's-6 Branch, Deion WR Edelman, Julian WR Gaffney, Jabar WR Lloyd, Brandon WR Slater, Matthew WR Welker, Wes WR Hmm. Toughest position to pick especially when they havent even stepped on the field yet! lol Tough cuts; OchoCinco and Gonzales. I like Gonazales and hope he starts the season on PUP with a phantom injury. Not a big Edelamn fan but he is versatile and is valuble as a PR man. Slater stays as ST's ace. Last cut came down to Deion and Ocho, and TB12 likes Deion. (plus his mocking of fireman Ed during his TD clebration in NY last year pushes him over the edge for me LOL) Also hate to see the rookie Ebert go, but hopefully he lands on the PS. If Pats only keep 4 RB's I think Ocho stays. Thoughts? "Giggedy, Giggedy!"
Posted by dustcover[/QUOTE]
God can we please get rid of edelamn by now. Pats have plenty of route runners and can even use Hernadaz as that in a pinch. I say they keep Stallworth as the deep threat they need along with Lloyd.