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over the last five years — including the work offered by Blount over most of the second half of 2013 — but since Ellis Hobbs was dealt to the Eagles following the 2008 season, New England has struggled to find consistency at the position. Now
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be asked to bring some much-needed stability. The Patriots haven’t had a consistent kick-return threat since Ellis Hobbs III was dealt to Philadelphia in the spring of 2007. Last year was up-and-down at best -- Devin McCourty did finish
and a few respectable additions ( Devin McCourty , Ellis Hobbs and James Sanders ). The rest of the list is an eminently ..... and Dexter Reid (fourth round). 2005: Cornerback Ellis Hobbs (third round), safety James Sanders (fourth round
Tedy Brushchi, Mike Vrabel , Junior Seau and Adalius Thomas . The secondary consisted of corners Asante Samuel and Ellis Hobbs with Rodney Harrison and James Sanders at safety. That was a veteran group that knew it could ride the coattails of Brady
safety, his first real opportunity in the league.) Ellis Hobbs was a quality slot or nickel corner, but was ..... or so. On the other side was another young corner in Ellis Hobbs . Backing them up was veteran Duane Starks, who
that Asante Samuel dropped an easy interception, and Jarvis Green and Richard Seymour failed to wrap Eli Manning , and Ellis Hobbs got burned by Plaxico Burress , there would be no debate at all. Statistics? It was Brady, not Manning, Dan Marino or
in. I just like the fact that I can go back there and hopefully make some things happen.” Since the Patriots shipped Ellis Hobbs III out of town after the 2008 season, the Patriots have struggled to find consistency in the kick return game
Edelman — finally shaking the team free of The Curse of Ellis Hobbs . Lots of intrigue here when things kick off for real ..... this summer. Can Leon Washington lift the The Curse of Ellis Hobbs ? Ever since Hobbs was dealt to Philadelphia in spring
situation, Shane Vereen likely has the job of third-down back sewn up. But he could be the one to break The Curse of Ellis Hobbs . The Patriots haven’t had a consistency kick returner on the roster since Hobbs was dealt to Philly in the spring of 2008. And
could give a boost to the Patriots’ kick return position, an area that has been inconsistent for New England since Ellis Hobbs was traded to Philadelphia following the 2008 season. That year Hobbs handled 45 of the 62 kickoff attempts and averaged
Tavon Wilson . Antuwan Molden had it last year, but the player who has worn it with distinction in the past has been Ellis Hobbs . 28: Defensive back Steve Gregory . The number has kicked around in recent years, but one of the last guys to wear No
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