Numerical Highs and Lows

-by DNOMN8R314

As most of my random football observations go, this article was conceived while I was pondering baseball.

I am a Minnesota Twins fan – some of you know that – and on their spring training roster the Twins carry Erick Aybar, who is wearing #0, and Logan Morrison, donning #99.  This got me to wonder how many baseball teams have had players wearing 0 (or 00) and 99 on their roster at the same time, and the answer is very few, all since the 1997 New York Mets (Rey Ordonez #0, Turk Wendell #99).

Obviously, 0 and 00 are no longer allowed to be worn in the NFL, but this observation got me wondering if there has ever been a time when the Patriots had players who wore #1 and #99 on the same roster, not counting preseason. (If you do count preseason, there is a time the Patriots had a #0 and #99; in August 2001, Bryan Cox wore #0 and Brandon Mitchell wore #99. Both players would change numbers for the regular season, Cox to #51 and Mitchell to #96.)

A quick check on Pro Football Reference, and I received a very surprising answer.

The last Patriot to wear #1 was kicker Tony Franklin in 1987. The first Patriot to wear #99 was defensive end Ben Thomas in, surprisingly, 1985. This means that for only three seasons, the Patriots had a #1 and #99 on the field at the same time.

For all but one game, that #1 was Franklin, save one 1987 game against Cleveland where he was replaced by Eric Schubert, who also wore #1.

Thomas wore #99 for all of 1985 and four games in 1986 before departing for Green Bay (I do not know if he was released or traded). The number remained unworn until Steve Wilburn, another defensive end, wore it in 1987. For three games.

Since then, several Patriots have worn #99, but none have yet worn #1, so a simultaneous numerical high and low will have to wait.

Interestingly, only one other Patriot has worn #1, and PFR ranks him the best of the three to don the number. That player is kicker John Smith, who spent 10 years in New England and is best known for kicking the field goal in the Snow Plow game. (Including the postseason, Smith would kick just nine more field goals in his career after that game.)

And of the Patriots to have worn #99, the best so far is undoubtedly defensive tackle Mike Wright, an undrafted free agent who earned a role on the defensive line, then a starting spot, and was a mainstay on the line for six seasons, only to see his career cut short due to concussions. Fittingly, during his time in the NFL, Wright recorded 99 tackles.

On the current team, defensive tackle Vincent Valentine wears #99, while #1 is open. Come free agency and the draft, we shall see if that jersey is worn again.

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Get your lazy butts out of bed!!!!

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@GregABedard
If I’m the Patriots, I’m calling the Rams to see if they have interest in Gronk. And if I’m the Rams, I’m seriously considering it. Like Higbee, but largely a gaping hole at TE.

I think Bedard has officially lost it.

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Not sure why everyone thinks he is unhappy, IMO he has not come out and said it. He is expecting a contract extension and during this period it is usually stressful.

Also, what would the Pats ask? Nothing lower than a first round pick I hope.

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Hmmm, that’s kind of a reach, he needed, what, 120 yards and multiple TDs or so to hit his incentives? Also, it was incorrectly reported initially it was $5.5m from the Jets game, it was an additional $2.5m as he had already earned the $3m. There was no chance the Pats risk playing him that much for him to earn incentives and probably him suffer an injury.

His whole unhappy status is wildly out of context. He did say he was unhappy at training camp since his body wasn’t responding and at that time he considered retirement.

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Oh man that Jaylen Brown fall was really hard to watch..

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Minnesota fans with classy reation. I think/hope he’ll be ok.

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Jaylen Brown, please be ok.

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bruins win

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The Cardiac Kodiak bears.

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Bruins win. Celtics will win. Patriots don’t overspend for washed up players in free agency. Red Sox….ummmm, play baseball sport?

It’s good to be a Boston spots fan!

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Marchand!!! DIngoal!!!! B’s win again!!!!

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charles barkley said the Twolves were more talented than the C’s? Horseshiz

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I checked out after reading “charles barkley said”

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i remember when he told a female reporter to “eat his a$$hole”, and no one was even remotely shocked.

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Honey Badger might get cut too.

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Bruins games are very entertaining this year

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Ever since they made it half ice/ half water and put some killer whales in the rink. Go B’s…Don’t die!!!

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Like I’ve been saying, welcome Richard Sherman.

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Hope not.

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Only if he gets released and only if he wants to play for low money. And the problem with bringing in a short term vet is it takes away the spot of a younger draft pick.

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Sherman getting released tomorrow per pft

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I suppose they could do worse but an older corner coming off an achilles injury is not ideal. I would rather see them target a younger mid level FA for depth or just draft a guy early

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He’s 29 and is a competitor. I’d sign him.

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I hope not. While Brent Grimes did come back from a torn Achilles to play well, it’s not a given. Unless it’s for a laughably low contract, which I doubt, Pats should move on.

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The Rams are stocking up on CBs like it’s a famine. I wonder what they gave up for Talib.

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A 5th.

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Talib traded to the Rams——————————>

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Booo!

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He’ll do well in Phillips defense.

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Gionta!!! I always loved that dude. Glad he’s a Bruin finally. B’s 2 – Awful City with classless fans – 1.

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Awful City??

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The one with so-called “brotherly love” where they pelt Santa with snowballs and punch multiple horses in the mouth.

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Ah.

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Michael and Martellus wanted to play together with the Pats. —> BB made a fair offer. Pete Carroll is the devil!

That is the storyline I’m going with.

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It is what it is.

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Dingoal!!! Brad Marchand is amazing….leads to a goal by Pastrnak. 1-1

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The Honey Badger has been asked to take a pay cut——————–>

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Ian Rapoport

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This was expected, but is significant. Would be a large paycut based on what his expected role would be in a new defense. This is why the Honey Badger could be a free agent.

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Jason La Canfora

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Mo Wilkerson not in a negotiating phase yet. Wants to explore multiple teams first. Left Green Bay and will visit Saints and Chiefs next

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I’d be picky too.

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Pats Pulpit
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“They brought up some film and asked me what I was doing in this coverage, what were some of the linebackers doing in the coverage. What I was thinking, what I saw.” Stanford safety Justin Reid details his combine interview with the #Patriots.
–>

I think he’d be a great fit for us and will be a really good player. I also appreciate that there are no reports of creepy questions being asked by the Pats in these interviews. I feel like BB may be an SOB, but he’s a football junkie and doesn’t have time for that other nonsense.

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This is actually a good draft for safeties. Especially Reid has played as a slot CB at Stanford too. Belichick can utilize him as a slot guy in big dime. Reid is worth the shot if he is available at 63.

If they do pick Reid, I can see them going with a big dime as a sub defense. In that case, bring a big guy capable of playing 3-downs like Daquan Jones.

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CBS sports has him as the 63rd rated prospect. I don’t know what other teams needs are though so you might need to draft him with the SF 2nd rounder. But who knows?

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His last season definitely hurt his draft stock, but that could be more due to Stanford mismanaging his role.

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Ah- The Top Chef finale is on tonight- think I’ll sit back with my bottle of Merlot and enjoy.

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I hope it’s surrounded by glass.

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Indeed it is 🙂

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OK, I have successfully killed my day off looking fruitlessly for used cars and writing an article for this blog. Weekend over. At least I didn’t have to go to work in this hideous weather. Time for some victuals and potables.

Good night, you champers at the free agent bit!!!

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Have a nice evening Dino.

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I can see Lewis getting big money to leave. But, seriously, why wouldn’t Pats put more into Rex if that happens? We only touched the surface of what he could be in the offense. (if he’s not hurt all year)

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They have Gillislee under contract along with White, and this is a great year to draft a RB.

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Lewis will probably end up with the Colts although I would like to see him in SF with JG.

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I agree about Rex. I love Dion but some team will overpay for him. I think Rex can be a really impactful player for us and his contract shouldn’t be too exorbitant.

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So Pats were actually trying to make a 12th hour trade with SEA to get the brothers Bennett together?! That means they weren’t necessarily going to cut Marty and his monster salary… until they lost out on Michael? Either way, I think we can do better for much cheaper.

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I commented on the timing yesterday. Cut Marty a few hours after missing out on Michael. I think they can do better with the money as well.

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Martellus was willing to take less money to stay if the Patriots traded for his brother, per Rapoport.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/03/08/patriots-made-better-offer-than-eagles-for-michael-bennett/

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“ So by the time Baker Mayfield arrived for his interview with the Browns, he was prepared to meet head coach Hue Jackson and GM John Dorsey. He just wasn’t anticipating what happened next. Right off the bat, before the handshakes and intros, and before the Heisman trophy winner sat down, Dorsey in his booming Southern Maryland drawl fired one across the bow. “So you like food trucks?” Early last year, Mayfield was arrested after fleeing while being questioned by the police over a fight that occurred amidst a cluster of food trucks in Fayetteville, Ark.“ This is just rude.… Read more »

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They’re looking for a reaction from the player- trying to catch him off guard.

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You can still say hi and then fire that question

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I agree- another example is the team that asked a kid if he liked men- what does that have to do with playing football?

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I think these NFL higher-ups are legit psychopaths. They think they are geniuses in all fields and they have the power to do whatever they want. It is kind of creepy. I love the game of football but there is so much wrong with the NFL.

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The New England Patriots have signed core special-teams player Brandon King to a two-year, $2.6 million extension through the 2019 season, which is a deal that highlights how King chose stability and security over possibly making more money by playing things out as a restricted free agent this offseason.-Mike Reiss

Is this special teams captain money? Slater is a FA , coming off a injury filled year at age 32. Turn 33 September 9.

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TBD. Interesting thought, though.

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The Chrome Dome or the Big Beard: Who’s the better backup QB, Brian Hoyer or Ryan Fitzpatrick?

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Hoyer.

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The #Titans have released RB DeMarco Murray. They are going with Derrick Henry as their lead back

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I am not surprised.

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Maine north of Portland is still getting hammered. The storm seems to have stalled over the Gulf of Maine. Good thing it’s not big enough to reach down here!

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http://www.espn.com/soccer/italy/story/3411184/mario-balotelli-told-by-italian-politician-to-stick-to-his-job-after-criticism

The Italian equivalent of the Fox News host telling basketball players to “shut up and dribble.” I wonder what Giacomino da Recanati thinks about all of this.

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I’m not a big fan of Balotelli as a person, but he is 100% right about this one.
Lega Nord is a racist party, it is really odd that a guy like Toni Iwobi is member of a party that loves facism and wants to expel immigrants, specially if their color of skin is darker.

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Thoughts?

31. New England Patriots
Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA
. There weren’t many players that had a better combine than Miller, who set a record for offensive linemen with a 10-foot-1 broad jump while also running a 4.95 40 at 310 pounds. Coupled with the expected fall of Orlando Brown after his woeful showing, Miller could earn a ticket to the first round in the draft.

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I’m too tired for thoughts- my brain is burned to the crisp.

dp73
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He is young and has been hurt a lot except for last year.

https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/kolton-miller-1.html

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Not that high. Kolton Miller is at best a Day 2 grade. He is not a starter right off the bat.

The only tackle worth a first round pick is McGlinchey (and he is still average).

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Ian Rapoport

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#Falcons DE Brooks Reed has agreed to a restructured contract and will stay in Atlanta, source said. He had previously been facing a $5.4M cap hit, but will count as less now. A key part of the D sticks.

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You Bahstonites! Have you seen Snowzilla, the jet engine powered snowblower MBTA used to deploy? It was quite a sight.

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Thoughts about these 2 targets?

DT BEAU ALLEN
Allen is another guy who played under Bielema in college. Bielema coached Allen for three seasons at Wisconsin. He was on the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl LII-winning squad and could add some depth at defensive tackle.

LB PRESTON BROWN
Brown told the Boston Herald he’s interested in joining the Patriots, and the feeling reportedly is mutual. Brown would immediately upgrade the Patriots’ starting linebacking corps

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I don’t see how Preston Brown helps. He’s a somewhat better version of Elandon Roberts. Good tackler, but not fluid and struggles in coverage. The Pats need a new skillset to fill out the LB corps.

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Go Viktoria Plzeň!!! 🙂

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Go Lakers 😛

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I think Daquan Jones has better talent than Beau Allen.

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Anyone know what happened to Tre’ Jackson after the Pats cut him?

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He joined Boyce at Home Depot??

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Currently a FA.

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Rams claimed him after his release but he failed the physical so they waived the claim.

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wonder if his knee is cooked

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Does anyone else get annoyed when a person with long fingernails makes a tapping sound when scrolling through their smartphone? This is close to nails on chalkboard annoying for me.

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People who walk around with their phones in their hands like they came out of the womb with it already attached annoy the crap out of me.

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In the modern version of Jaws, everyone is on their phones in the town hall meeting until Quint starts tapping obnoxiously

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Jimmy G keeps a WR——————>

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OK, Mother Nature, we get the point. Seventeen inches is enough, so stop already.

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17 inches is a lot! TWSS.

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We got about 6 inches in Somerville and I’ve always been told that’s more than enough.

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But it’s not the amount of snow, but how you shovel it.

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Especially if you gave the front door a lot of attention before moving on to other areas.

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It’s not just about getting your rock salt off.

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If there’s too much snow, it makes it difficult for a snow blower to take it all in and spit it out.

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Two stage bubba. Murica.

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Sounds refreshing!!

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I would rather the Pats look to a sleeper QB like Barrett. He’s been clutch, like Brady in Michigan.

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Not me. I think he’s too inconsistent.

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You should also be cautious of QBs from big time programs. Here’s a trivia question that i don’t know the answer to. Name some QBs to succeed in the NFL that came from big time programs?

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That Tom Brady guy?

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He’s not successful. He’s just a system QB

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Neither did Mark Sanchez.

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That’s fine, but notice that you have to go back pretty far.

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Ron Powlus…ok I’ll show myself out.

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Out of the 32 starting QBs, I’d say Cam Newton was the last person to come from a big time program (at the time, they won a national championship)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_starting_quarterbacks_in_the_National_Football_League

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And the verdict is still out on Winston & Mariota

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If you’re only considering QBs that won national championships, there are very few of them vs. very, very many that didn’t and are still competing for starting QB spots. It makes sense that most of the best QBs in the NFL would not have won one.

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The qualifier isn’t national championship. I just mentioned that because Auburn has been a rollercoaster with being terrible, then awesome, then terrible, then awesome.

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I don’t quite know how you define big-time program. Cal is a big state school and that Rodgers guy is pretty good.

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Looking at the top QBs in terms of QBR last year most of them were from schools with big football programs. Brady, Prescott, Matt Ryan (maybe BC doesn’t qualify as big-time but they do play in the ACC), Brees, Russell Wilson. Stafford.

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To me, a big time program are schools that typically are in the discussion for national championships. In my opinion a big time produces a lot of NFL talent.

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What I’m getting at is that the top programs produce a lot of talent so the talent can cover deficiencies of the QB.

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Well, why didn’t you just say so?? 🙂

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Ok but there are usually only about 4 or 5 of those that have a legit shot at a national championship every year. You’re comparing a very small # of QBs to a much much larger sample of QBs that play in college and don’t have a shot at one. And those 100s of others still compete for NFL QB jobs.

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Those QBs don’t typically have a shot if their team isn’t that good, which goes to my point about talent around them making the player look better than he really is. But even if we say schools in the top 25, how many QBs came from a team that was in the top 25 at the time? Typically schools in the top 25 have a good QB. Hard to go far in football without a good QB,

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Why the sudden interest by Giardi on Litton? Kid is raw and needs help with his throwing mechanics. He does seem dedicated and with a couple of years behind Brady can be groomed.

Have the Pats shown interest in Litton?

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The Spider is better.

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He seemed to be wildly inconsistent. Maybe as an UDFA if he does not get drafted.

Luke Falk is the only QB I feel would be a good fit in the Pats system.

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I don’t think I could balance out the great game of Le’veon Bell with the head case that he is. He wants a $100m contract like Peterson. Does he not realize that this is a passing league now?

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They do pass to him too- but his dedication seems to be off- the whole “I’ll sign the tag but won’t report to camp” thing I find to be unprofessional.

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He considers the contract to be a Week 1 onwards thing. I can understand if he does not want to be there for voluntary OTAs, but missing mandatory training camp is unprofessional. Tomlin gives a lot of leeways.

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http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/4640/aqib-talib

I am not sure what the Patriots would have to give up to get him and where his 11M would fit in. I am guessing he would have to redo his contract but how much lower would he go would be a concern.

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And O-line

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Do the Pats keep James Harrison?

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NO.

Having Talib would make the Patriots a better team then resigning Harrison.

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He’s an UFA.

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Did you mean will they sign him to a contract? I doubt it. They have to get younger at the position, and Derek Rivers will also be back

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Have to wonder if Langi will return.

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Last news from Reiss was that he is expected to be ready by training camp. So is Rivers, though he might be held out to get back up to game shape. Edelman is already running sprints, so should be good to do some cutbacks by April. My current concern is with Garcia. If he can live up to his potential, there is a slight chance that Cannon can move to LT (though I am not for it) with Garcia holding the right.

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Garcia was found to have blood clots on his lungs??

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Yeah and the recuperation/treatment made him lose 40 lbs. Right now he has a steep hill to climb. If he has a good story like Cannon, it would be preferable.

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We need good young LB’s.

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dp73…you said your comment was more about Mike from Woburn’s post. If you haven’t seen it, I can certainly understand your opinion. But as someone with a lot of Pats-haters in my circle of friends online and offline, I can tell you the Brady-is-a-jerk-but-Manning-is-classy is strong out there and it is not in regards to their football performance (though, yes, that is likely where this grew out of). For example, after the Super Bowl I saw (online) a lot of friends sharing articles blasting Brady for leaving the field without shaking hands, poor sport, etc. and how someone like “classy”… Read more »

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The difference I see is the act that took place at Tenn. and the cover up to protect the Manning name- it’s disgusting- he should have been thrown out of that school.

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It was such a different time: Schools protected their stars. This was just “lockerroom prank gone bad,” not sexual assault. And of course you report this kind of thing to your boss, not the police… And so on.

Very thankful my daughters are growing up NOW.

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I probably get a lot less of the Pats haters thing because in live in Massachusetts.

That said, I never hatted Peyton Manning. He made a business decision to make more commercials and have a higher profile than Tom Brady. I respect both decisions and respect both individuals. I understand why the were compared while the we playing and rivals in the AFC while they were playing but I just don’t care about comparing them when Manning has retired. I have let go of all that.

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If I would have to guess, I would not be surprised if Seahawks restructure Wilson. He is a FA in 2020, and Hawks might try to extend him to 2023. Get some cap margin for this year ($23m) and next ($25m).

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Seahawks are clearing house! They’re apparently listening to offers for Earl Thomas.

Expect Dallas to come calling.

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I don’t think so since it wasn’t the Cowboys who approached him. Also, if the Cowboys give what the Seahawks want in a trade, I don’t see why the Seahawks will turn around and complain about tampering.

Dallas makes great sense for Earl Thomas, as a Longhorn he always wanted to play for Dallas. Question is the price of the trade.

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It was bound to happen- they are all aging at the same time and they held on to them way too long.

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Earl Thomas is only 28, if he does not get a serious injury you can expect 3-4 years of elite play from him.

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Seahawks are probably looking to dump big contracts. I think the Russel Wilson contract has left little flexibility. Could explain why some key members of the defense were unhappy last year.

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Not sure of the particulars, but if Manning sold private ownership of franchises and not publicly traded stock, there is nothing wrong with it whether he did it based on information he had or not.

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It was franchise ownership stake, not company stock. I misread it initially and clarified below. SEC has no purview in ownership stake.

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I don’t get why people are still talking about a Brady -Manning feud like it is the Hatfields and the Mccoys.

There are both great. Time to move on. Brady’s is still playing and Manning is retired.

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Not sure if you’re referring to the tweet below, but the point was not about the game. It’s about perceptions. How one can cultivate their image carefully and methodically.

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More of a response for the Mike from Woburn post.
And the Brady’s the Bad guy line like we are still pitting the two off each other.

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That was a part of the tweet too, not my comment BTW.

But again, it’s not pitting them on their gameplay but public perception. It’s still a valid comparison.

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Which builds my original point. Let’s separate the individual from the game. I can appreciate Manning and Brady’s gamesmanship while keeping aside their human flaws. We expect our sports greats to be life role models, and maybe we should not do that.

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No, we should NOT do that. About anyone or any profession. We’re all human.