The Key Players to a Successful 2009 for the New England Patriots (except Tom Brady)

Benjamin AltsherContributor IMay 29, 2009

The Key Players to a Successful 2009 for the New England Patriots (except Tom Brady)

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    FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 7:  Quarterback #12 of the New England Patriots looks on during their NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs on September 7, 2008 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Chiefs 17-10. (Photo by Els

No. 5 Kevin Faulk

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    OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 14: Kevin Faulk #33 of the New England Patriots runs for a touchdown in the first half against the Oakland Raiders during an NFL game on December 14, 2008 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed

No. 4 Darius Butler

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    FOXBOROUGH - MAY 2: Darius Butler #27 participates in a drill during the New England Patriots Minicamp at Gillette Stadium May 2, 2009 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

No. 3 Patrick Chung

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    FOXBOROUGH - MAY 2: Patrick Chung #25 participates in a drill during the New England Patriots Minicamp at Gillette Stadium May 2, 2009 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

No. 2 Tedy Bruschi

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    MIAMI - NOVEMBER 23:  Linebacker Tedy Bruschi #54 of the New England Patriots looks up to the scoreboard while taking on the Miami Dolphins at Dolphin Stadium on November 23, 2008 in Miami, Florida. The Patriots defeated the Dolphins 48-28.  (Photo by Dou

No. 1 Adalius Thomas

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    SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 5: Adalius Thomas #96 of the New England Patriots stands on the field during the game against the San Francisco 49ers on October 5, 2008 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)