The New England Patriots ’09 Offense


Published: April 4, 2009


... take an in depth look at the offense before the upcoming draft. Keep in mind that this list could change after the draft. This is the way things stack up at the moment though.

Offensive line


Starter: Dan Koppen. One of the best centers in the AFC.

Top backup: Al Johnson. Has previous starting experience. Might contribute or he might not make the team.

Left Guard

Starter: Logan Mankins. Pats best lineman by far. This could be his last year in Foxboro if the Patriots don't resign him.

Top backup: Russ Hochstein. Versatile lineman can start at all three interior positions. Can also play fullback in goal line situations. Might be starting in 2010.

Right Guard

Starter: Stephen Neal. Nice starter when healthy. Has missed a lot of time in past two seasons. This will most likely be his last year with the pats.

Top backup: Billy Yates. Nice run blocker. Could start in 20...

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