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Duane Starks Assumes Scapegoat Role

The Patriots defense has been nothing short of disappointing the first half of 2005. Free agents Monty Beisel, Chad Brown and Duane Starks were all supposed to play a big part on the team's defense, yet each has lost their starting roles. The last man to fall from grace is Duane Starks who has been unable to overcome nagging injuries to be the playmaker New England needs in the secondary. Thursday the team put Starks on IR, making him the latest scapegoat for the team's poor play.

Duane Starks Assumes Scapegoat RoleBy Site Staff The Patriots still don't have any answers for their porous defense. But they do have a scapegoat.Cornerback Duane Starks, obtained from Arizona in an offseason trade, was benched for the second half of Monday night's 40-21 loss to the Colts. Starks was matched up against receiver Reggie Wayne for the first half, and after watching Wayne catch...

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