strongest position is inside linebacker. Jonathan Vilma's probably their best
player, but Eric Barton, whom they moved inside, will surprise everyone in his
They can't have
Chad Pennington go down. Patrick Ramsey is just a backup; rookie Kellen Clemens
fourth-round pick from North Carolina State made a name for himself on special
teams as a rookie, and last year he started gaining note as a receiver.
"I'd be breaking down Jets films," says coach Eric Mangini, the
Patriots' defensive coordinator in 2005, "and I could see him start to
emerge in their offense. When I got here, he caught my eye again for his work
in our off-season program. If he keeps working like he did, he's going to be an
important guy in our offense."
MANGINI (0-0 in NFL), first season with New York