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Pete Sheppard talks with former Patriots cornerback Tyrone Poole about the Super Bowl matchup and also his experiences in the Patriots system and why it's so successful.
Pete Sheppard is talking about the Patriots and the success the organization has had with seemingly any player they plug into a role, and why that is. We also get some insight from former Patriot, Tyrone Poole.
coach.” And that year, New England relied on a rookie class as never before, and youngsters like Asante Samuel , Eugene Wilson , Dan Koppen and Ty Warren all played significant minutes after being asked to step into the starting lineup because
turns burying the Angels with walk-off winners, Troy Brown playing defense and forcing a fumble to beat San Diego, Eugene Wilson and Rodney Harrison picking off Peyton Manning , and other great games that escape me right now. Not every one of
year, first-rounder Ty Warren , second-rounders Eugene Wilson and Bethel Johnson, fourth-rounder Asante Samuel and fifth ..... one sack and two passes defensed. •Defensive back Eugene Wilson : 16 games played, 15 starts, 61 tackles (47 solo), five
eminently forgettable group: 2003: Defensive back Eugene Wilson (second round), cornerback Asante Samuel (fourth ..... New England draftee to NFL obscurity: Players like Eugene Wilson and Wheatley flashed positively early before dropping off the face of the earth, while others
stepping in for Milloy and rookies Asante Samuel and Eugene Wilson bringing young energy to the spot. By the numbers: No real ..... three games because of injury, leaving an unprepared Eugene Wilson and journeyman Artrell Hawkins to take the majority
in the Super Bowl against Carolina where we end up with two guys playing safety who hadn’ t played all year after Eugene Wilson and Rodney Harrison went out. It’ s just everybody being ready and being ready to go and they did a good job. Dekoda [Watson
picks. McCourty and Chung are the only two defensive backs taken in the top 50 who have enjoyed successful careers — Eugene Wilson had one very good year before a slide in semi-obscurity, but Brandon Meriweather , Darius Butler and Ras-I Dowling have all made
best secondary in New England since the 2003 team that had Ty Law , Asante Samuel , Tyrone Poole , a young and feisty Eugene Wilson and Rodney Harrison . (Although the 2001 secondary — with Law, Lawyer Milloy and Otis Smith — was pretty good as well
things that jumped out: a) Under Belichick, the Patriots have had 22 picks in the top 50. Six were defensive backs ( Eugene Wilson , Brandon Meriweather , Patrick Chung , Darius Butler , Devin McCourty and Ras-I Dowling ); five were defensive linemen ( Richard Seymour , Ty Warren , Vince
and Dan Koppen all go on injured reserve before the end of the year. The following season, Harrison, Junior Seau , Eugene Wilson and Josh Miller all ended the year on IR. And in 2008, Tom Brady , Harrison, Laurence Maroney and Adalius Thomas all saw their seasons come to a halt because they landed on injured reserve. 3. One of the things an alert Tweeter pointed out was that despite