Mailbag: Brandon LaFell, Kenny Brit, and which Patriot would win in a fight


Who would you take in a fight out of anyone on the Pats? –Ron Stone from Denver

As of now Vince Wilfork is still a Patriot, which is tempting, but I’m assuming this fight isn’t a sumo match. It’s hard to believe Tom Brady will lose at anything. The guy is already the best player and best actor on the team. Still, I’m going to have to go with Chandler Jones. Not only is he one of the heavyweights at 6’5” 265 lbs., but he also grew up wrestling with older brothers Arthur (of the Indianapolis Colts) and Jon (UFC Light Heavyweight Champ). He’s got the size, athleticism, and experience.

Amongst the lighter guys on the squad, don’t count out Nate Ebner. He’d be my dark horse.

Where do you see Brandon LaFell fitting into the receiving corps? I think he could be due for a breakout season with Brady throwing him the ball. –Ashley from Providence, RI

I don’t want to rule out LaFell winning the job as the team’s top receiver on the outside, but as of now I don’t think he’s much more than an insurance policy. Sixth-year men Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman are locked in as the team’s top two options in the slot. Beyond them, the team is still invested in its three second-year men; Josh Boyce, Aaron Dobson, and Kenbrell Thompkins. Ideally one of those three steps up and takes the reigns on the outside. If not, LaFell will be the guy to fill in.

Weekly update:

Lastly, I want to address a question from last week’s mail. John from Denver asked: “Can you see Kenny Britt fitting into the Pats’ offense?”

While I said last week I could see Britt fitting in, a higher authority than me apparently does not. Robert Kraft has since told Ron Borges of the Boston Herald that the Pats will not be signing Britt. “We won’t be signing him,” Kraft told Borges. “That won’t happen.”

So that settles that.

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