All Pats-SB Champ Starting Lineup

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Picking a starting lineup from the six SB-winning teams only...

Offense
QB - Brady
RB - Dillon
WR - Edelman
WR - Branch
WR - Brown
TE - Gronkowski
LT - Light
LG - Thuney
C - Andrews
RG - Mason
RT - Cannon

Defense
DE - Seymour
DT - Flowers
DT - Wilfork
DE - McGinest
LB - Vrabel
LB - Bruschi
LB - Hightower
CB - Law
CB - Gilmore
S - McCourty
S - Harrison

Special Teams
K - Vinatieri
P - Bailey
LS - Paxton
Special Teams Ace - Slater
 

edoug

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Bailey hasn't played in a Super Bowl, yet. Career-wise, I would go with Dillon. But I think I'd' pick James White.
 

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I’d go White then Faulk then Dillon

Andruzzi at RG
Sea bass at RT
Koppen at C
Move Seymour inside (over Flowers) and have Colvin at Edge)
Milloy over McCourty
 

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I’d go White then Faulk then Dillon

Andruzzi at RG
Sea bass at RT
Koppen at C
Move Seymour inside (over Flowers) and have Colvin at Edge)
Milloy over McCourty
Clearly White or Faulk is the 3rd down back.
Milloy wouldn't pair well with Harrison. Same player, but worse.
Koppen / Andrews I am indifferent on.
Agree with you and others Seabass slight edge over Cannon.
 

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Question that might help clarify the exercise: no Revis? If you go by peak or career, he's hard to argue against. But I guess if we are looking just at Pats career (or Pats SB years) then he is behind Law and Gilmore.
 

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I love Trey Flowers but think his inclusion is pretty hard to justify. Kick Big Sey inside and put Chandler Jones at end.

Its amazing that Logan Mankins can't qualify for this team despite a nine year Patriot career. Would have been a shoe in at guard.
 

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I love Trey Flowers but think his inclusion is pretty hard to justify. Kick Big Sey inside and put Chandler Jones at end.

Its amazing that Logan Mankins can't qualify for this team despite a nine year Patriot career. Would have been a shoe in at guard.
Jones has had a much better NFL career than Flowers, but Flowers was nearly as good in NE in the regular season as Jones and much better in the playoffs. Both played 9 playoff games in NE; Jones only had 2 sacks, while Flowers had 5.5. Flowers' performance in the SB vs Atlanta was an all-timer (2.5 sacks and just a ton of big plays - 2nd and 2 run stop right before Hightower strip sack, huge sack to knock ATL out of FG range after the big completion to Julio, another 3rd down sack, etc.). And Flowers was part of 2 SB winners (2016 and 2018) vs just 2014 for Jones.
 

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I love Trey Flowers but think his inclusion is pretty hard to justify. Kick Big Sey inside and put Chandler Jones at end.

Its amazing that Logan Mankins can't qualify for this team despite a nine year Patriot career. Would have been a shoe in at guard.
For reasons just given, I’m comfortable with my D line.

And I hear you about Mankins. Or how about Welker? Poor guy was absolutely unreal for New England and isn’t on this list. That’s what happens when you don’t win one. (Moss either)
 

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I love Trey Flowers but think his inclusion is pretty hard to justify. Kick Big Sey inside and put Chandler Jones at end.

Its amazing that Logan Mankins can't qualify for this team despite a nine year Patriot career. Would have been a shoe in at guard.
Does Mankins have the longest Pats’ tenure without a SB win during the Pats/Brady run? 6 SB wins in 20 years and he comes up goose eggs in 9 years. That’s snakebit.
 

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Career-wise, I would go with Dillon. But I think I'd' pick James White.
2004 was the best season of Corey Dillon's career (and arguably the best season by a RB in NEP history). My man averaged 4.7 ypc, over 100 ypg, had 12 TD, and 1 fumble. THAT GUY on a team with the modern era Pats passing attack would have been fucking amazing. He's my pick at RB and it's really not a close call.
 

edoug

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2004 was the best season of Corey Dillon's career (and arguably the best season by a RB in NEP history). My man averaged 4.7 ypc, over 100 ypg, had 12 TD, and 1 fumble. THAT GUY on a team with the modern era Pats passing attack would have been fucking amazing. He's my pick at RB and it's really not a close call.
I get it, you went by the Super Bowl winning season. I went with White's performance in Super Bowl LI.
 

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I was thinking of what the best backup (or next best 26) squad would look like. I don't think that BB could even take his 2's to beat his 1's.
Jimmy G at QB?
David Givens WR ?

There are some areas of depth (no dropoff really at C or PK, for example). D probably has a better second 11 than the O.
 

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I was thinking of what the best backup (or next best 26) squad would look like. I don't think that BB could even take his 2's to beat his 1's.
Jimmy G at QB?
David Givens WR ?

There are some areas of depth (no dropoff really at C or PK, for example). D probably has a better second 11 than the O.
I think I'd have Drew over Jimmy at QB2.