Usually, we’re chatting about Laurence Maroney’s hair in this blog, or what he has to say about his long and unruly locks.
Today, we’re going to talk about his game, because he’s suddenly fallen down the depth chart. During most of the second practice session, 34-year-old veteran Fred Taylor was taking the snaps with the first unit.
He fell in line after Sammy Morris. This is not the kind of development you’re looking for from the fifth year back, who is in the final year of his contract. Is Patriots coach Bill Belichick sending a message to Maroney? Or is he really just trying to see how good Taylor’s right ankle is after last year’s surgery, and if the veteran back is still worth a roster spot?
It's not really surprising, Maroney has been in and out of the dog house his whole, short career and anyone who follows this realizes it could certainly change again by game one. But it's something to monitor as the preseason goes on. Any New England RB is probably one to stay away from when all is said and done.