Belichick-Era History of New Patriots Jersey Numbers, Part II

-by DNOMN8R314

Here’s the second part of my 2017 jersey number history.

63: Tony Garcia
Prior wearers: Joe Andruzzi, Dan Connolly, Tre’ Jackson
In the Bill Belichick years, No. 63 has been worn exclusively by guards and kick returners; Garcia, a tackle, will break that trend. After Andruzzi and Connolly each had successful tenures in New England, plenty of fans hoped Jackson, a fourth-round pick frequently projected to be selected on Day 2, would be just as solid, only for injuries to curtail his Patriots tenure before it could ever develop.

67: Conor McDermott
Prior wearers: Jason Andersen, Grey Ruegamer, Dan Koppen, Mitch Petrus, Josh Kline
Like the previous entry, tackle McDermott is currently wearing a number that has been exclusively worn by interior linemen in New England. Koppen is by far the most notable 67 on the list, lasting nine seasons as the Patriots’ starting center. Kline had varying levels of success for three years before being released when New England acquired Eric Rowe.

70: Adam Butler, Cole Croston
Prior wearers: Adrian Klemm, Logan Mankins, Ishmaa’ily Kitchen
Defensive tackle Butler and offensive tackle Croston share this number that is most recognizable as that of Mankins, the fierce, mauling guard who gave the offensive line a ferocious edge for nine seasons. Klemm is actually a three-time Super Bowl champion with the Patriots, but he was on injured reserve for all three championships. Kitchen didn’t do anything except give me an idea for a new joke:
What do you get when you don’t clean your kitchen?
Ishmaa’ily Kitchen.

72: Josh Augusta, Max Rich
Prior wearers:
Sale Isaia, Matt Light, Joe Vellano, Akiem Hicks
Augusta and Rich share another number famous in New England for being worn by a long-tenured offensive lineman. Light donned 72 for eleven seasons, five Super Bowl appearances, and three Lombardi Trophies before retiring after the 2011 season. Interestingly, both players to wear the number in the regular season since then, Vellano and Hicks, are defensive linemen.

74: Jason King
Prior wearers: Kenyatta Jones, Billy Yates, Terdell Sands, Kyle Love, Will Svitek, Dominique Easley, Woodrow Hamilton
Another shared number, King currently splits 74 with Hamilton, who should join up with Earthwind Moreland to form the All-NE-Name Team. He could even bring Kenyatta Jones along for the ride. While Love had a decent three-year tenure in Foxboro, it is actually backup guard Yates who spent the most time with the team, spending just over four years on the practice squad and 53-man roster.

76: Andrew Jelks
Prior wearers: Grant Williams, Brandon Gorin, Sebastian Vollmer
Miss you already, Seabass. Good luck in your post-football career.

81: Cody Hollister
Prior wearers: Charles Johnson, Donald Hayes, Bethel Johnson, Jonathan Smith, Randy Moss, Aaron Hernandez, Tim Wright, Clay Harbor
I wouldn’t be surprised if most of us had already forgotten Harbor, even though he was a Patriot only last season. And of course, the biggest positive (Moss) was followed by he who proved to be the worst negative. But I do NOT under any circumstances think the Patriots should take 81 out of circulation due to Hernandez, as that would be permanently attaching a negative stigma to the number. Let someone else make it their own instead.

83: Dwayne Allen
Prior wearers: Rod Rutledge, Deion Branch, Wes Welker, Greg Scruggs
After the major successes that were the Patriots careers of Branch and Welker, No. 83 gained a reputation as being a “small guy” number. (Martellus Bennett cited that as part of his reasoning for switching from 83 to 88; unfortunately I couldn’t find the original tweet or comment where he said that.) But after Scruggs briefly broke the trend, Allen will be reclaiming the number he wore in Indianapolis, a complete change in stature from the likes of Branch and Welker.

84: Austin Carr
Prior wearers: Shockmain Davis, Torrance Small, Fred Coleman, Fred Baxter, Benjamin Watson, Deion Branch, Brian Tyms
Interestingly, as an undrafted slot receiver, Carr is somewhat carrying on the legacy of another UDFA slot man who wore No. 84 in camp and was expected by some to replace an incumbent slot receiver in the last year of his contract. You all know who I’m referring to…
That’s right.
T.J. “Move Over Edelman.”

86: formerly Rob Housler
Prior wearers: Eric Bjornson, David Patten, Tim Dwight, David Thomas, Chris Baker, Daniel Fells, D.J. Williams, Steve Maneri, A.J. Derby
Housler was released before I wrote this article; the only reason I kept this paragraph was to remind everyone of David Patten.

88: James O’Shaughnessy
Prior wearers: Terry Glenn, Christian Fauria, Kyle Brady, Sam Aiken, Matthew Mulligan, Scott Chandler, Martellus Bennett
I know that 88 is widely considered a great wide receiver number, but in New England in the Belichick years? Glenn, Aiken, and tight ends. At least Aiken did this.
And a tangent: When I went to the Patriots’ victory parade this year, one of the first fans I saw after leaving the T was a guy with a No. 88 jersey. To my surprise, it wasn’t Bennett, but Mulligan. I commented on it; turns out the guy knows Mulligan personally, the jersey was autographed, and I was the first person he’d come across that day who knew who Matthew Mulligan was. As I left, the following exchange took place:
Fan passing by: “Bennett, nice!”
Jersey wearer: “It’s not Bennett; it’s Mulligan.”
Fan passing by: “Who?”

91: Deatrich Wise Jr.
Prior wearers: Bobby Hamilton, Marquise Hill, Myron Pryor, Jamie Collins
It’s been almost 10 years to the day. RIP Marquise.

93: Lawrence Guy
Prior wearers: Antico Dalton, Richard Seymour, Andre Carter, Terrell McClain, Tommy Kelly, Jabaal Sheard
Seymour, a first-time candidate, is generally considered the favorite to win induction to the Patriots Hall of Fame this year. Results are announced… I don’t actually know when. The Patriots website only says “later this spring.” Let’s just say “soon” or “soon-ish.”

94: Kony Ealy
Prior wearers: Greg Spires, Jace Sayler, Ty Warren, Louis Leonard, Shaun Ellis, Justin Francis, Chris Jones, John Hughes
The one time I played Madden 2000 as a kid, I returned a kick with Spires (a defensive lineman) 67 yards to the 6-yard line. One of those plays you could never see in real life.
(Yes, I posted the same link twice in one article. It deserves it.)

95: Derek Rivers
Prior wearers: Henry Thomas, Roman Phifer, Rashad Moore, Rosevelt Colvin, Tully Banta-Cain, Mark Anderson, Chandler Jones, Chris Long
Phifer was the answer to the trivia question from Part I. Congrats to SamiG who gave the first correct answer.

That wraps it up; hope you enjoyed. We’re on to camp. (Well, OTAs and other pre-camp activities first, but then? Camp.)

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Rotoworld: Bills waive OT Cyrus Kouandjio- Kouandjio underwent hip surgery after a mysterious home incident in January and then had an even more bizarre run-in with police in April where he was found not clothed in a field climbing over an electric fence before telling to “shoot me!”

Begging someone to shoot them is atypical with Bills players. I am shocked that they couldn’t trade him to the Cardinals.Report

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Watching the game last night, I was under the impression the Celtics got destroyed on the offensive rebounds but it’s actually not the case

CAVS (Offensive/Defensive/Total) 4/33/37
Celtics 7/22/29Report

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Last night just proves to me that the Celtics have enough on defense to be competitive, but they just don’t have a guy who can create his own shot and score consistently at will. IT helps with the scoring but the defense suffers.Report

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They have a good foundation. Bring in Gordon Hayward as a FA (there’s your extra shooter). Draft a solid player. Completely turnover your bench except for Smart, Brown and Rozier. If you can find a couple cheap rebounders, that would help. Roll the dice next season with that team. You still have a Nets pick in your back pocket too.Report

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You can’t pay Bradley, Hayward AND Thomas though.

Probably only keep one of them.Report

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Not been following NBA salaries but I wonder how the Cavs can pay James, Irving, Love and all… The Warriors can pay Curry, Durant, Green…Report

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“Celtics owner is cheap!”Report

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WAKE UP KNUCKLE HEADS!!!!!!!!Report

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I light my cigarette before the execution.Report

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Well- the first half was good.Report

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what the falcons said?Report

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bruhReport

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Celtics in 7 doe.Report

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Celtics in 2027!Report

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Celtics in 8!Report

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Come on, C’s. Kick him in the ding ding!!Report

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Really great hockey game going on now. Violent too.Report

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C’s Baby!!!Report

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The big orange round ball of hoop?Report

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Funny round orange ball of bounce, I think it was.Report

Neil X
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Bounce yes. Bounce for sure. It was an odd nam shub, both compelling but impossible for me to repeat.Report

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I call it Pituitary ball.Report

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How glandular of you!Report

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This is more what I expected from the series. The C’s keep it close and play tough but the Cavs plethora of all-stars pull away in the end. At least one of them is going to get hot every night. Tonight it was Kyrie.Report

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what i expected from the series is that the Cavs would win itReport

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I expected you to say Is it over yet?Report

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I actually had no idea it was on tonight till I came on hereReport

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That alone justifies this place’s existence.Report

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Everyone expected that (except PPB!)Report

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Atypical.Report

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DINGOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! The Senators lead the Sphenisciformes Spheniscidae 2-1!!Report

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Dingo has been possessed by cqrun.Report

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Is that like a misdemeanor?Report

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A billed flightless mammal wearing a tuxedo is a felony in most states.Report

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Opuslease!Report

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Comeback time boys.Report

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Good night y’all.Report

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Good night to youse too!Report

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G’nite, MAC!Report

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DINGOOOOOAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!! The Longer-Term-Servers-Than-Congressmen tie it up!Report

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Supreme Court Justices?Report

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First degree murderers.Report

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Longer terms in jail.Report

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Hmm, interesting name for a sports team mascot. San Quintin First Degree Murderers Basketball team, the D league affiliate of the Golden State Warriors. Has a nice ring to it!Report

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Yet, somehow appropriate. 🙂Report

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By the way, they totally kick the asses of the Rikers Island Tax Evaders.Report

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I’m lost…Report

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So were their books.Report

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Try to keep up.Report

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Copyright CaliReport

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LOL!!!Report

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After beating the San Quentin Delinquent Library Book Absconders, it was expected.Report

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#81 in a flat-brimmed hat? AAAUUUGGGHHH!!!comment imageReport

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I enjoyed the interviews with them today. This seems like a special class of UDFAs. Maybe more than 1 will make it.Report

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Yeah, the Pats are short on TEs and WRs.Report

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I’m talking about the entire class of UDFAs. Not those two clowns.Report

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Agreed- they should all be wearing Brady toques.Report

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The pom makes the man.Report

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The orange mutt would agree wholeheartedly.Report

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Yo…. we summon theeReport

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He’s made one comment since the switch.Report

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*humps your leg*Report

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10 point halftime lead! Who are these guys? Is it just a coincidence that they’ve played better so far without Isaiah? I recognize he’s a great scorer and shooter but their offense has done pretty good with ball movement and unselfish play. Is that unsustainable long-term? There’s no question they are better defensively without him.Report

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Win the third, win the series. – BajReport

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Crap. PIT 1 OTT 0 Early 2nd.Report

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You rooting for the Ottawa/Nashville nobody cares Stanley Cup Final?Report

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I rooting for the “anyone but PIT as the SC Champ”Report

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If I didn’t specifically search the score of that game I would’ve never known the finals was even on.. NHL needs to step their marketing game up.Report

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Still the conference final.Report

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PPB.. weren’t you the one who called the Pats comeback against the Saints a few years back? The ‘where’s the beef’ game?Report

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I was quite adamant about the Super Bowl this year, more recently.Report

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PPBeestrodamus!!!Report

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I BELIEVE PPB
CELTS IN 6Report

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4 fouls on James!?! OmG, I’m loving this!!!Report

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CELTICS
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I’m starting to C The Light!!!!Report

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Too much fouling by the Celtics.Report

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I don’t know what’s going on…but I like it.Report

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Celtics in 6.Report

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Been preaching it all week long.Report

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I thought you were just a heavy drinker.Report

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Good heavens, no!!!Report

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I’m completely sober!Report

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Wow, Cleveland seems kind of nervous early.Report

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Brandin Cooks———————————————–>Report

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Be kind of funny if the Celtics won.Report

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Celtics in 6Report

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ODB not showing up to OTA’s or Eli’s workout with the WR- wonder if TB would ever throw his way again if he did that to him.Report

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Yeah, I’m gonna go ahead and say ODB is not showing up for any OTAs ever again…and the only Eli he’s hanging out with is the high priest Eli from the bible.Report

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Especially since Nike is paying him more than the Giants——————–>Report

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Why would Nike pay money to a dead guy?Report

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(ODB = Ol’ Dirty Bastard
OBJ = The guy you’re talking about)Report

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Good deal on Gronk – pay for play – all contracts should be like thatReport

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Not government contracts!Report

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Let’s go Sens!Report

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Great- brush fires beginning.Report

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Pats re-did Gronk’s deal———————————————————->Report

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With those incentives, both Gronk and the Pats win if he does his best Franco Harris imitation by not fighting for a few extra inches.Report

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Or he just runs out of his pants.Report

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I like the incentivization. This is fair.Report

Calipatsfan3473
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Yup- not going to get paid if not on the field- good deal for both.Report

HunterCenter
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also makes me think that the back surgery/recovery/rehab went well, rather than the other way aroundReport

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Time will tell. Most he’s been on the field is 82.4% in 2015.Report

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And it’s no coincidence that 80% is therefore the middle tier of the new dealReport

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Celtics in 6 tho.Report

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Saw a funny comment prior to game 3 that said, if the Celtics can put together a good gameplan, they’ll push it to 4 games.Report

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Sox call up Sam Travis!Report

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RE: 40 Second clock after celebrations. I misunderstood Hunter’s post. I just read the rule change and do like it a lot. They allow tasteful group celebrations now but it is regulated by the 40 second clock. This is excellent!!! However, Boney will surely hate this.Report

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Boney hates this. Now Baldwin can legally use the ball to simulate a turd.Report

HunterCenter
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but if the team can all poop out footballs as a group, and do it in under 40 seconds, it should only result in a minor fine.Report

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Yo chillReport

Jdog Lemon Head
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That’ll still be a penalty. It said no lewd, innappropriate, or violence related celebrations are allowed.Report

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Quick movie opinion. I watched “La La Land” with my wife last night. I will admit up front that I’m not fond of musical movies. But I don’t see what the big deal was about this one. Good “date movie” I suppose. But I found it dragging in a couple spots and just OK overall. Emma Stone was solid but Best actress level I just didn’t see.Report

HunterCenter
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Langi “It’s a privilege and an honor to be here.”

Damn straight. If all the rooks felt that way every year, the Pats culture would be even more solid than it already is.Report

HunterCenter
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One way the NFL will regulate celebrations: The 40 second play clock for the PAT will start right after the TD is scored. Keeps game moving.

IMO, this is brilliant. Puts a lot of the onus on the Head Coach, therefore causing the teams to self-regulate.Report

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I don’t really like it. I like guys showing emotion after a TD. They’re not robots. BB loves when guys are excited for each other. Couple thoughts: 1. It won’t give teams much time to plan for the 2pt conversion…is this a direct result of the Pats going 2 for 2 on the 2pt conversion in the SB? Are they trying to slow down the Pats, or is this a tin foil hat conspiracy thought? 2. I don’t think it will speed it up too much because the FG unit will comes out as soon as there is a TD… Read more »
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I don’t think it’s a direct result of the Pats going 2 for 2 on 2pt’s in the SB. I don’t think they are trying to slow down the Pats specifically, either. I think it’s just to decrease the lag time after scores. If they really wanted to improve something then eliminate the XP-TV timeout-KO-TV timeout sequence. Sucks the momentum right out of a gameReport

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Maybe they should do it like soccer and just put advertiser’s logos next to the score overlay. Skip commercials altogether.Report

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Wow- RIP Cortez Kennedy- only 48.————————————–>Report

HunterCenter
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that dude could playReport

redemption50
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Canes have really turned out some great DT’s over the yearsReport

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Didn’t he recently get into the HOF??Report

HunterCenter
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yesReport

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Good that Clayborn got in the PHOF, but I still don’t understand how Seymour did not get in. This goes to say that fan interaction plays a big role in getting fan votes. With all due respect to Kevin Faulk, Seymour is a better player.Report

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Faulk is a lifer, Brownie points right there.Report

redemption50
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Much better. I think Faulk’s draft day Brady shout out helped him get in last year. He probably would have made it in eventually anyways but he rode the popular opinion wave. IMO, Seymour is a Pro Football HOF candidate, let alone just Patriots HOF.Report

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Butler should take some PR lessons from FaulkReport

HunterCenter
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Seymour 2018Report

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Oh no doubt about it. I wanted Clayborn to make it last year. I always thought Seymour is a shoe-in to the PHOF.Report

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With the fact that Giselle seems to be pushing for it, the Jimmy G thing and the tact the team took in FA/ Draft… I am wondering if there’s an indication to the Patriots that this might be Tom’s last year.Report

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I have no idea. 40 is still 40 no matter what diet you’re on or what exercise routine one uses. So once you get to this age, all bets are off. But if there’s one guy I hesitate to bet against, it’s Tom BradyReport

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I’m not saying it’d be a football decision. Most of the really good/ great QB who retire in their late 30’s/ 40ish don’t seem to do it because they “can’t” play at a solid level.Report

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Yeah, both of them have a lot going on outside of football and other interests. The one point that has been made about Brady is he seems to really want to promote his TB12 brand and his health program. Playing for another couple years at a typical Brady level would be a “proof in the pudding” type investment for him to push his brand. I don’t know how important that is to him, thoughReport

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and to me, he has already accomplished that “proof in the pudding”Report

redemption50
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Well, other QB’s have played well close to 40. Favre had a career season in 2009 when he was 40. And then he fell off a cliff. I think for him to really sell his brand, showing that he could play into his mid 40’s would be really impressive.Report

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Favre was still not playing at “2016 TB12 level” in 2009.

Also, if Brady gets hurt at the end of his career, or pushes it too far and starts visibly declining in performance, even if he is 45, he hurts that brand image. If he goes out on top, the image is never hurt. Sell high!Report

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can’t disagree thereReport

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It would make sense. Go for the back-to-back, one last shot at the perfect season history and atone for 2007, a chance to bookend your career with going 3-for-4 again, a chance to slam the door on any discussion of who is the GOAT, a chance to break the Madden Curse, a chance to reach the “Jordan Level”, etc etc. I mean, what else is left to accomplish AFTER this season?! Win a SB again and ride off into the sunset. Don’t let it get ugly because of your ego and pride. At some point, you gotta let that chip… Read more »
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Belichick winning one without Tom to put the “He can’t win without Brady” BS to rest.Report

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I don’t think that’s BS, personally. We’ll see.Report

HunterCenter
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you don’t think it is possible, or likely, that BB could win a SB with another QB who is starter-caliber?Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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It’s possible. Certainly don’t think it’s likely. BB is just a coach. “Starting-caliber” is lightyears away from Tom Brady.Report

HunterCenter
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BB builds a roster of players 2-53 better than any coach ever. I think he could definitely win a SB with another QB, even with said QB being a drop-off from Brady. If any coach can win without Brady, BB can.Report

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I mean you could. The Chiefs could. The Falcons almost did. But I don’t think a lot of Pats fans would take well to being the Chiefs. It’ll be a hell of a lot different.Report

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things changeReport

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Yep. Which is why it’s important to live in the moment a bit here.Report

HunterCenter
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agreed. just because one thinks about the future doesn’t mean one is wishing away the present.Report

MrScratch
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Seems to me, just recently, that Denver, Seattle, Baltimore andthe Giants all won SB without an outstanding QB situation.Report

HunterCenter
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and BB was/is head and shoulders above the coaches of those teams

although this is where we all miss Clark telling us that Wilson is better than Brady.Report

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Seems to me, there’s two ways to win a SB. That great QB with a balanced team around him or a solid QB with a stellar D and run game. And it kinds of seems to me he’s setting up a transition of the roster from the former to the latter.Report

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agreedReport

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Go Celtics. I’m expecting a typical get the Eff out of my way game from LeBron but at least tonight’s game has a bit more intrigue then it would had the C’s lost Game 3.Report

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Let’s say Brady does 4,300 yards, 29 TD, 14 Int this year. 61% completion. Loses in the AFCCG. That represents a still-good season for Brady who would be potentially on the decline.

Do you go to JG in 2018?Report

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Not so much the stats for me. It’s just how he looks. As long as he can make all the throws, all the reads, physically hold up, etc then I want Brady to be the QBReport

HunterCenter
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hence the potential problem. how HE thinks he looks might differ greatly from how BB thinks he looks.

to me, the question has always come down to this: Does BB’s mantra of “better a year too early than a year to late” apply to Brady the same as it does to all other players? Because you know that Brady’s competitiveness will push Brady to be ok with being “a year too late” at some point. Will BB make an exception to this core philosophy for Brady?Report

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In a vacuum, probably not, IMO. But if Brady has a down season like that, there are likely other factors. 14 INTs? That would be a major issue for the team, obviously.Report

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What is the rationale behind eliminating the cut-down to 75? Doesn’t it give the players who aren’t going to make the team anyway a second chance to impress someone?Report

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I think the teams wanted it so they can use the extra 15 players in the 4th pre-season game. Especially since so few starters play in it. Not sure how it’s good for the players though.Report

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I don’t know the actual rationale, but from a management perspective, it’s a bit double edged. More time with players is good. Less repa for any potential “bubble” guys is bad.Report

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Yeah, I have a hard time seeing the idea behind this, from either the team or the player perspective. But everyone seems to think it’s a good thing. What am I missing?
With the old rule, the 75-90 guys get a head start on finding a new job that involves football. The team gets to streamline practice for the players who are in their plans.Report

HunterCenter
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seems like a net wash, in the endReport

zoocore
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Did we win the Superb Owl, yet?Report

HunterCenter
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8-Ball says Yes.

Wait, that was only a gram. Carry on.Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Time to shock the world BostonReport

rondo723
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Lebron and Marcus Smart are most likely not going to repeat their Game 3 performances. On the other hand, Kevin Love is due to cool down. Hopefully having a game every other day is starting to wear the Cavs down and the C’s bench players are up to the task. Still it’s a real tall task to snatch tonight’s game. Hoping for a physical, competitive contest.Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Here’s how I see it. Got to win 3 games and get lucky in 1. They’ve won 1 already. So 2 to go and it’s in the hands of the proverbial shooting gods.Report

HunterCenter
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did they already get lucky in Game 3, or do they still have a “luck card” to play?Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Cleveland shot 41% from distance in game 3. Not the fluky off shooting night that we’re waiting for.
I figure to win 4, you’ve got to outplay them three times and just outshoot them once.Report

HunterCenter
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they gotta commit to playing solid team defense too… every player.

jeez, I am talking about the NBA. someone got me to talk about the NBA. where am I? I am feeling dizzy.Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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The West would have been a good series if Kawhi didn’t get hurt. I don’t think most people realize how good he is. Probably the #2 player in the league behind LeBron.Report

HunterCenter
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if you take into account his defensive acumen, I agreeReport

hugowasmyhomeboy
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He’s great on offense too, he can pass, shoot, finish. 25 pts a game on role player efficiency.
He just doesn’t take as many shots as he could because he’s a Spur and got brainwashed into playing good bball.Report

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I’d love to see them at least make Cleveland REALLY sweat by winning again tonight. Series On, in that case. Here’s where Stevens can earn his paycheck and prove that Game 3 was not an anomalyReport

HunterCenter
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That Andrews contract seems like a pretty good deal for the Pats.Report

Calipatsfan3473
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It is- and he’s young- Dante must see promise in him.Report

HunterCenter
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If one or both of those two young OTs emerge, and depending what happens with Solder, this OL seems set to possibly overlap the post-Brady transition.

Cue arguments in 3…2…1…Report

Calipatsfan3473
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No argument- it’s coming sooner than we think.Report

HunterCenter
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here comes one of Jim’s scathing memes… probably with some angry cat or baby image…Report

Calipatsfan3473
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The cat seems to be on vacation 🙂Report

Calipatsfan3473
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RIP Roger Moore.Report

HunterCenter
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I figured he was immortalReport

MasterAndCommander
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WAKE UP!!!Report

SamiG
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MasterAndCommander
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Good night all.Report

cqrun
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But I just got here!Report

Neil X
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If you showered occasionally……..Report

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