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08:01 AM ET 05.20 | Among likely starters up front for the Pats offense, Logan Mankins, despite his franchise-tag-aided payday, probably isn't a long-term solution. Dan Koppen will be 32 in September. He is not dominant but he's the interior QB of a line that is exceedingly smart and efficient. The Patriots will miss him a lot when he's gone and that day is coming. ... Who do they chase? David Baas seems a smart choice because he has that guard-center versatility. Meanwhile, I've been hearing the team remains enamored with one-time can't-miss prospect Robert Gallery, who is now 32 and has been plagued by injuries in Oakland.

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May 20, 2011  08:06 AM ET

"Pats chasing Raiders" ... raise your hand if you expected to see a thread title start with those three words any time soon.

May 20, 2011  08:08 AM ET

Never deal with Hoodie. you'll find have your team gone.

May 20, 2011  08:11 AM ET

The League should investigate all of these deals the Patriots make with the Raiders, year after year.

May 20, 2011  08:11 AM ET

It's like the Raiders are their Minor League team.

May 20, 2011  08:12 AM ET

I'd like to see what Robert Gallery can do with good coaching in a good system

May 20, 2011  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It's like the Raiders are their Minor League team.

Stealing candy from a baby...or in this case a senior citizen

May 20, 2011  08:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It's like the Raiders are their Minor League team.

They're definitely somebody's minor league team, even if it's just Al Davis.

May 20, 2011  08:23 AM ET

I love that the accompanying picture features a Patriot in a snowstorm.

May 20, 2011  08:29 AM ET

So, you're saying that the Pats need to replace Koppen, who is 32, because he's getting old, so they're looking at Gallery, who is also 32, and who has a history of injuries?

May 20, 2011  08:41 AM ET
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I love that the accompanying picture features a Patriot in a snowstorm.

Yeah, because that picture says "Football." Better than Tebow's finger. Better than the Goofmissioner in his choir-boy getup. Better than any of the toothpaste ad shots of Brandon Marshall, Jim Harbaugh or Fat Rex. That's battlefield photography right there.

May 20, 2011  08:47 AM ET
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So, you're saying that the Pats need to replace Koppen, who is 32, because he's getting old, so they're looking at Gallery, who is also 32, and who has a history of injuries?

I think they are looking at Gallery to replace Stephen Neal at right guard since he retired, as for Koppen they may be looking for a developmental guy there, but doubt they are actively seeking his replacement.

May 20, 2011  08:51 AM ET

He looks like he's taking a crap.

May 20, 2011  08:51 AM ET

32 draft picks and couldn't fill their needs???, Kind of ironic isn't it, the Patriots pillaging the Raiders

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May 20, 2011  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The Hoodie can find someone off the street to play offensive lineman and still make it work

Exactly what he did with Stephen Neal, the former wrestler.

May 20, 2011  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The Hoodie can find someone off the street to play offensive lineman and still make it work

Mmm....powerful is the Dark Side.

May 20, 2011  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Mmm....powerful is the Dark Side.

Yes, but cloudy the future is. The OL and DL must Darth Hoodie rebuild if to succeed he wants. Otherwise great pain in NE I foresee.

May 20, 2011  09:22 AM ET
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Yes, but cloudy the future is. The OL and DL must Darth Hoodie rebuild if to succeed he wants. Otherwise great pain in NE I foresee.

Rebuild will he. And suck do the Jets.

May 20, 2011  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Rebuild will he. And suck do the Jets.

You beat me to it

 
May 20, 2011  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Rebuild will he. And suck do the Jets.

Meesa no think we sucksy! Weesa win big bowl dis year! Yousa see, jus like las year.

-Jar Jar Ryan

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