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Dale, Holley, and Jerry talk about the signing of Pot Roast and how the Patriots retooled their defensive line.
2010, when they were content to just nibble at the edges of the roster and the “big” signings were the likes of Alge Crumpler and Torry Holt. In 2016, they’ve been playing for keeps. Between trades and free agent signings thus far, this
considered a preferred landing spot for veterans like Brian Waters , Tommy Kelly , Junior Seau , Rodney Harrison , Alge Crumpler and Gerard Warren , all of whom arrived in Foxboro in the autumn of their years seeking one last shot at a title. If
entire roster: Kevin Faulk had that sort of cache. Anthony Pleasant, Junior Seau , Rodney Harrison , Tedy Bruschi and Alge Crumpler were a few others who had the requisite charisma and resume to match that allowed them to garner admiration from all corners of the locker room and trump any of the petty bickering that can bring down a team. Now, that mantle
able to find a handful of aging players who have come in and instantly been identified as leaders on their new team: Alge Crumpler , Gerard Warren, Brian Waters and Junior Seau. However, they’ve never been able to replicate Harrison’s impact on the rest of New England’s defensive backs in terms of veteran leadership. (The secondary hasn
26.5 sacks in 65 career regular-season games with New England. Played with the Patriots from 2003-2008. 11. Alge Crumpler (2010): He didn’t set the world on fire statistically in his only season in New England (six catches, 52 yards, two
round pick Ben Watson and jettisoned veteran Chris Baker . They started with the relatively low-impact acquisition of Alge Crumpler , and as the draft day approached, more people started linking Gronkowski to the Patriots. “Tight end and wide receiver are two spots I think you can get really, really good value in the second round
while offensive lineman Dan Connolly (two returns), running back Sammy Morris (two returns) and big tight end Alge Crumpler (one return) also had kick returns on the day. No one could get any traction in the return game, but the Browns saw
putting an emphasis on team ahead of individual. (That was the same offseason when he brought in veteran leaders like Alge Crumpler and got rid of players like Adalius Thomas .) And two, it can be a potentially risky move for a new coach. Several reporters responded to the initial news of O’ Brien clearing the
Kellen Winslow Jr. wore it while spending a few weeks in New England last season, while Dan Gronkowski (2011), Alge Crumpler (2010) and Stephen Spach (2008) were among the other, most recent wearers of No. 82. Wide receiver T.J. Moe
and week-to-week basis. Tight end Daniel Fells: The 6-foot-4, 265-pounder has assumed the same role that Alge Crumpler had in 2010 — an older tight end who has served as something of a steadying, veteran presence for younger Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez . And while he
s also worth mentioning that he learned what it takes to be a mentor from Alge Crumpler when the two were together in Atlanta, and talked about the Crump HERE . Crumpler , who took the two young tight ends under his wing when they were rookies, could help continue the