there could be twenty first and second year players on the patriots next season

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    there could be twenty first and second year players on the patriots next season

    is it reasonable to expect a playoff caliber team
     
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    Re: there could be twenty first and second year players on the patriots next season

    Tom Brady was young when he drove the length of the field against the Raiders and Rams to win a ring...  in Bill we trust.
     
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    Re: there could be twenty first and second year players on the patriots next season

    It's very reasonable to expect a high caliber team. I doubt the composition will be nearly that high on the 53 man roster.  If you include the taxi squad maybe it gets into the teens.
     
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    is it reasonable to expect a playoff caliber team
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    We'll get to the Playoffs just because we can score points better than most in the AFC. How far we go in the Playoffs will be decided by how well our defense gets it's act together.
     
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    Re: there could be twenty first and second year players on the patriots next season

     New England had the oldest team last year.
     
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    I'm not sure how the Times is calulating it but going by who played the most last year the avg age now for the 2009 Pats is 27.8.  They calculate 29.7 somehow.
     
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    Since when has the NY Times ever told the truth about the Pats? Why would anyone but a New Yorker even read the NY Times?

    I'm sure the Pats had the oldest team because they had an old QB, 3 old running backs, a couple of really old receivers and an old DB that played in a few games.
     
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    Re: there could be twenty first and second year players on the patriots next season

    1st or 2nd year players that legitimately could make the team, bolded players are locks or virtual locks:

    QB: Brian Hoyer, Zac Robinson
    WR: Brandon Tate, Julian Edelman, Taylor Price
    TE: Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez
    OL: Sebastian Vollmer, Rich Ohrnberger, Ted Larsen, Thomas Welch, George Bussey
    DL: Ron Brace, Myron Pryor, Daryl Richard, Brandon Deaderick, Kade Weston
    LB: Brandon Spikes, Jermaine Cunningham, Tyrone McKenzie
    DB: Patrick Chung, Darius Butler, Devin McCourty, Kyle Arrington
    ST: Jake Ingram, Zoldan Mesko

    Don't count out Daryl Richard making the team or even being the starting right end. Recently when asked about players that make contributions, those he held in high regard, Belichick included Richard along with Pryor, Edelman, and several others. Also, Kyle Arrington seems to be left off of a lot of 53 man rosters that I've seen here in the past couple of days. Predicting that seems like a mistake. Arrington was an impact special teams player in those few games he was active. They liked him enough last year to promote him to the roster instead of risking him getting picked up by another team. He has a great shot. Finally, I wouldn't be surprised if the entire group of backup offensive linemen came from this list. Welch could very well beat out LeVoir, and in a battle for two spots between Wendell, Connolly, Bussey, and Larsen, they all have fairly equal chances to make the team. Connolly made the team last year because he had the experience edge over Bussey and Wendell. Those two are now caught up and like last year, they could see Larsen as too valuable to lose if cut (like Ohrnberger last year).
     
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    Re: there could be twenty first and second year players on the patriots next season

    I'm pretty sure Arrington makes it.  He was a beast on Special Teams last year.
     
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    Re: there could be twenty first and second year players on the patriots next season

     Having young players on the roster isn't an issue unless they play allot in games.


     

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