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Shots Heard 'Round The Web - Patriots Links 6/08/09

<em>Defensive coordinator Dean Pees walks next to Rodney Harrison as practice begins in Foxborough, Thursday afternoon, Jan. 18, 2007</em>.
Defensive coordinator Dean Pees walks next to Rodney Harrison as practice begins in Foxborough, Thursday afternoon, Jan. 18, 2007.

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Patriots Fooball Weekly compiles the arguments for and against Rodney Harrison's induction to the Hall of Fame.

On the field, the former Pats safety was a fan favorite; off it, he was a media favorite – as talented delivering memorable one-liners as he was delivering vicious hits to opponents.

All of us at PFW feel Harrison’s lengthy, productive NFL career (nine seasons with the San Diego Chargers, the last six in New England) is deserving of serious consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. But we’re on the fence about whether he’ll actually be voted in when he becomes eligible five years from now.

Christopher Gasper says the Pats are hoping Leigh Bodden will emerge as Asante Samuel's successor.

Bodden said he has studied Samuel.

"I don't know him at all personally, but I've watched film on him," Bodden said. "A lot of the guys I consider the best I try to watch and just see how they play and see if I can pick up on anything that they've done. I don't have no shame in that. I got to get better any way I can. I definitely watched a lot of the guys that I consider the best in this league."

John Clayton (ESPN) lists the Patriots' Dean Pees as one of the NFL's top five defensive coordinators.

Sure, Bill Belichick is the real genius of the Patriots' defense, but somebody has to coordinate it. Pees took over after Eric Mangini left for the Jets, and the Patriots have finished sixth, fourth and 10th on defense under him. He's doing something right.

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