Bill Belichick’s Picks: Who Sticks in the New England Patriots’ LB Core?

June 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Patriots have many, many questions at linebacker without a lot of definitive answers. They've got everything: young and unproven guys, special teams players, injury issues, coaches favorites, and exactly ONE (at least in my mind) proven commodity who will perform at or near Pro-Bowl levels when healthy. That would be the man pictured, Jerod Mayo. I thought he caught a lot of undeserved flak last year since he rushed back from his injury to help the team. In doing so, he wasn't his normal self. I expect big things from Mr. Mayo and counterparts this year; although with the plethora of viable options in the line backing core I'm not jealous of the cuts Bill is going to have to make. I am going to attempt to channel my inner Belichick and predict which linebackers make the team, with the caveat that I am going to have Shawn "Glass Man" Crable getting cut while it's entirely possible he sticks if healthy. As any Pats fan knows that's an extremely large "if" though, now le...

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