Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Ummm, yeah....

I had missed this little tidbit until I went back and looked.  Starting at guard for the New England Patriots Monday Night was Billy Yates.  You may remember him as one of the three guys Miami brought in from Texas A&M in 2004.  The others were Seth McKinney and Taylor Whitley.  Heck, A&M had a good o-line, so it made sense that Miami should grab these three interior linemen teammates.
McKinney is a beast, but has had an up and down career in the pros.  Whitley was, in a word, awful.  And Yates never cracked the starting lineup for more than a sub role due to injury.  But, as I recall he was the guy who had the most potential according to the personnel department.
And somehow he was let go by the Phins, winds up with the Patriots, and manages to help protect Brady and open holes for the backs. 
Maybe it is coaching after all.
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