With the QB’s and RB’s in the books, we will now preview the FB’s.
Patrick Pass – Before going down with that strange injury in which he stated felt like a gunshot to his leg, Pass was a very productive football player for us. In 12 games Pass achieved career totals in rushing attempts, rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, and receiving yards. If healthy Pass will be a good contributor to this team, how ever with the new additions to this team, that include Laurence Maroney and Garrett Mills, Pass could see limited action due to the different offensive sets the Pats will run. Going into training camp Pass will probably be our # 1 FB and might have a good chance to return kickoff,although that is rare with Willie Andrews and Ellis Hobbs.
Heath Evans – What a nice story Evans was last year when we picked him up from the free agent market. Evans previously played with the Miami Dolphins in which he felt loved and loved it there. They then unexpectedly released him. The next week Evans started at RB for us and made Miami regret cutting him by rushing for 84 yards on 17 carries.But, now it’s back to reality. Evans looks like he’s on the edge to make the team or get cut. With rookie Garrett Mills coming into town,Evans could be challenged for the # 2 FB spot. Training camp is very important for Heath Evans.
Garrett Mills – The 4th round pick(pick 106), looks to be a solid contributor to the Patriots this year.It’s uncertain where Mills will play this year, either has a TE or FB.For now, looking at the roster it would seem more logical for Mills to battle it out for the # 2 FB spot. Mills had an up and down mini camp with the Patriots. He showed some nervousness which caused bad route running. This summer it will be interesting to see how Belichick and company sketch out the offensive scheme. We have so many weapons, don’t be surprised to see Garrett Mills be exactly like H-Back Chris Cooley from the Washington Redskins.
This is an interesting position how each player will be used, who knows?