Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (59) tries hang on to San Francisco 49ers running back LaMichael James (23) in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Dannell Ellerbe: Here To Knock Patriots Off

The Miami Dolphins signed Dannell Ellerbe away from the Baltimore Ravens. The Dolphins have been out of AFC East contention for over 10 years and Ellerbe he was brought to South Beach to buck the trend.

“I was brought here to help knock them off,” Ellerbe told Mike Freeman of CBS. “That doesn’t mean we will, but we feel like we can. Like I said, we just have to prove it. You have to actually go do it.”

The New England Patriots look more vulnerable to being knocked off their throne now than ever. They will start the season with out their 5 leading receivers from last year. Of those 5, only one is still on the roster, Rob Gronkowski, and he is recovering from injury. They did lose Wes Welker and replace him with Danny Amendola, but his health remains a factor.

“I think they are but you have to prove it, you can’t just talk about it,” Ellerbe said.

“Losing a starter always hurts and losing a starter as good as he was will really hurt,” he said. “I don’t think you can say the Patriots are the same as before after what happened to Hernandez.”

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  • http://sbpra.com/paulvsuffriti Paul V. Suffriti

    Speculation is a great game until the real thing, then reality sets in…..