NFL combine quick hits, Part IX

February, 27, 2010
2/27/10
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INDIANAPOLIS – Sights, sounds and picked-up pieces through a Patriots-like lens at the NFL combine:

1. Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels reflected on the 2005 season when he was calling plays for the Patriots’ offense but didn’t have the title of offensive coordinator. McDaniels was asked question with the 2010 Patriots in mind, as the team has no official coordinators, and he said he didn’t think the title was important in ’05. “I was excited to call plays,” he said, adding that he didn’t feel a title was important to gain players’ attention.

2. Georgia Tech running back Jonathan Dwyer said he was preparing for a meeting today with the Patriots. Dwyer is one of the bigger backs in the draft, measuring in at 5-foot-11, 229 pounds, and could be a target if the Patriots were looking to get back to the Antowain Smith/Corey Dillon type attack it had in the early 2000s.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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