Found August 22, 2012 on Football Nation:
After the Patriots' second preseason game, here is a look at what the Patriots' starting lineup and depth chart on offense might look like.Quarterback: Tom BradyAnalysis: Easiest position to assess. Brady is the clear-cut starter on this team.The real question for New England is who is the backup?One would think that Brian Hoyer would get the nod as the No. 2 option on the depth chart, as he has been the second-string quarterback for the last three years.However, Brian Hoyer was clearly outplayed by second-year quarterback Ryan Mallett in the Patriots' second preseason game, so it will be a storyline to monitor.Running Back: Stevan Ridley, Danny Woodhead (Third-Down)Analysis: As long as Ridley is healthy, he will be the team’s starting running back for the 2012 season. Ridley rushed for 441 yards as a rookie last year and averaged an impressive 5.1 yards per carry. Danny Woodhead, the team’s third-down back for the past two seasons, will definitely keep his job as the th...
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