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New England Patriots 2009 Offensive Season Outlook

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 21: Fans of the New England Patriots react after touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals at Gillette Stadium on December 21, 2008 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots won 47-7. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Matt ConstantCorrespondent IMay 10, 2009

Check back for more articles as I will be covering every NFL team before the preseason games begin!

Today's team covered is the New England Patriots. I will do a run down of every position and tell you the record I believe they will achieve.

Quarterback 

Tom Brady is coming back and they expect him to be 100 percent. Be prepared to witness a less than typical season, but none the less one of the best in the league.

He should rack up more than 20 touchdowns and 3,500 yards with less than 15 interceptions. As for the backups, we have Kevin O'Connell. O'Connell is in his second year out of San Diego State. He is a huge quarterback and has good speed. If Brady does go down then O'Connell has enough skill around him to get more wins than losses.

Another quarterback, Matt Guiterrez can be an okay backup but in the long run he is inadequate. The last quarterback currently on the roster is rookie Brian Hoyer from Michigan state. He was undrafted and the Patriots promptly signed him. Hoyer is 6'3'",  215 pounds, and he is a leader.

Running Back 

Patriots are fairly deep here, where they will always have another runner ready. They have veteran Fred Taylor, Sammy Morris, Laurence Maroney, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Eric Kettani, and Kevin Faulk. Expect the Patriots to have a good corp statistically and they will always be fresh throughout the game.

Wide Receiver

Patriots now have one of the deepest wide receiving corps right now. They have Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Sam Aiken, Tyree Barnes, Julian Edelman (converted from QB for trick plays!), Joey Galloway, Greg Lewis, Matthew Slater, Robert Ortiz, Brandon Taylor, and Shun White. Expect Moss and Welker to carry the team with receptions and Slater to help on special teams. There are so many WR that there will be a lot of receptions.

Offensive Line

They can still protect the quarterback andare still one of the toughest offensive lines in football.

Tight End

Again, even the tight ends are fairly deep. Ben Watson, Alex Smith, and Chris Baker will be the main targets.

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