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Beisel Ready For Second Chance

LB Monty Beisel at minicamp

The adjustment for Monty Beisel from Kansas City to New England was anything but smooth for the five-year pro. Headed into his second season with the Patriots Beisel says he's had time to adapt to what's expected of him for 2006. After minicamp, it looks like Beisel is going to be given another opportunity to show he has what it takes to fit in alongside Tedy Bruschi in the starting rotation.

Last year, Monty Beisel was trying to replace linebackers Tedy Bruschi and Ted Johnson. This year it sounds as if he's trying to replace Eric Mangini, the Patriots' departed defensive coordinator.Technically, Dean Pees holds that job now. But Beisel was speaking figuratively, not literally. What he craves is a complete understanding of a defense that he appeared to struggle with...

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