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No introduction; let’s get to it.

Here’s the good part of the announcement: PatsFootballFans is looking for another site admin.

And here’s the reason: I am stepping back as NEPFF site admin.

This isn’t a sudden decision. Over the past couple years, I’ve been enjoying football less and less, activities outside of the Internet have been taking up more of my time, and many of you have been far more active on the site.

I’m not going to leave the site entirely, so I’m sure I’ll continue seeing you all around at various points in the comments.

That said:

If you are interested in taking this role – it’s not very difficult, mostly getting articles posted and keeping an eye out for spam and troll comments – please email Frank at frankestein855@gmail.com.

Thank you. It’s been a lot of fun.

Go Pats.

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Deadsmack #GottaBelieve
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I’m also excited to see what will be the role for Pats 2019 draft class (by this order):
– Stidham
– Chase Winovich
– N’Keal Harry
– Damien Harris
– Joejuan Williams
– Byron Cowart
– Yodny Cajuste
– Hjalte Froholdt

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How many will start the season and what will be their role on the 2020 team.

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Bailey is already a starter and he was a very good pick

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Tom’s ongoing bromance with Antonio Brown is just bizarre.

cqrun
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I don’t understand it either, especially with the weapons he would already have in place in Tampa.

dp73
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I’d be surprised if BB didn’t sign a FA QB or draft on in the first or 2nd round this year or do both.

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I have a feeling Pats are gonna sign/trade a veteran QB, either to be starter or to mentor Stidham and/or a QB picked in the draft

cqrun
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And that veteran signing will occur after the draft.

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that i really don’t know, but it can be that way

dp73
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Brissett could be a short term option.

To me I hope the Patriots bring in a QB and draft one. It might not be an either or situation.

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If they think highly of Stidham, I cold say them going for a QB in the draft but not bringing in a veteran.

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Not gonna lie: my anticipation for the upcoming Patriots season has been significantly dulled. Not wishing for a downfall, but this just seems like a 6-10/7-9 season coming up.

bring
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shocker

JLStokes
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I could say the same about your response.

Nate
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Well I guess you are one of those who think TB was responsible for 90 percent of the Pat’s success.

JLStokes
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No, but I think it’s closer to 60% Brady/40% Belichick. I think Bill’s a great coach, but he had a QB. that was driven, smart and fiscally responsible enough to allow him to build the teams that he wanted. Not only that but Brady was a security blanket for Bill. When Belichick was rebuilding his defense, Tom was still dragging them to AFCCGs & Super Bowls.

Bill MIGHT have won a SB without Tom, but he ain’t winning 6 without him. That’s the difference to me.

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I think it’s the other way but we will soon find out.

Nate
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AND BILL CARRIED TOM TO HIS FIRST 3 RINGS.

JLStokes
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We disagree.

bring
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More AB talk related to Bucs

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Brady has been his biggest supporter and he has a history with Arians. If he’s gonna play next year it will be with Tampa.

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No doubt

Nate
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He won’t f Brady and what he wants .

MrLucky
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We praise Belichick for his greatness (deservedly so), but do we not question his roster building right now? Pats are up against the cap, have an older team that doesn’t look like they will be championship contenders, 1 QB on the roster with 0 career starts, wasted 2nd round pick, big cap hits for Brady and AB who aren’t even here. I mean, the Pats are usually quiet early in free agency but I’d never get nervous because I knew they had Brady and would find bargain players who fit the system. So many question marks coming up this season.… Read more »

bring
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every season out here i read how fans want him to stop looking ahead and go all in while we still have brady – he does that, and this is the result

we got what we wanted

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How did he go all in last year by putting that offense around him? By overpaying for a #3 receiver in Sanu? Patriots pay their middle of the roster and ST players more than other teams and don’t have many star players.

Gilmore, Thuney, Hightower, Edelman, Cannon, Mason, Sanu, and Chung are your top 8 cap hits right now. Aside from Gilmore and Thuney, those guys are dispensable imo.

bring
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AB?

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ya they gambled with AB and Gordon and got burned but what were the odds of them making it through the season? It’s just frustrating that we’ll be going into the season with not only a 2nd year QB but also a weak roster around him. Can’t really blame Brady for leaving.

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Now you are saying the odds of AB lasting wasn’t great but you were all on on the signing and even mad we cut him

MrLucky
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Of course I was disappointed. And you said the offense would be fine without him and I said you were wrong. The offense sucked.

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i don’t think the roster is weak at all

bring
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why do fans think going all in is only about offense? do they not know how football works?

Nate
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HE signed AB, you were a big fan of that remember?

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I have seen some plenty of criticism about the lack of addressing the TE position and also criticism for how the recent draft classes turned out, particularly 2017. BB has his work cut out for him and I am interested to see what he does. I think keeping Thuney was a great start.

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Depends on if they can sign him long term. They have no cap room right now so I wouldn’t be shocked if they end up trading him.

cqrun
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I doubt they trade him. If the QB is inexperienced, you need to protect him, and losing Thuney while there are question marks at RT and C would be a mistake.

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I think giving a 2nd for Sanu last year was because he wasn’t a rental. IMO his Rutgers connection is being undersold – I don’t think he’s going anywhere.

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Agreed but not having a 2nd will hinder them some if they wanted to trade up in first round of the draft. They might have to trade two 3rds now.

Nate
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Trade up for what?

dp73
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A QB . Or a LT if they thought it could help .From what I have been reading it that most of the good LT’s are higher up then at #23.

bring
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i didn’t say i agreed with the trade

dp73
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I know.

JLStokes
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Man, I leave for two seconds and this place turns to armageddon.

Folks gotta tone down the aggression a bit.

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I think it starts we people call each names.

This is a discussion site and sometimes we will disagree. The key is to be respectful when we do.

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Well, some folks on here are internet tough guys so that probably won’t go away any time. soon.

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To me it’s not about going away but being respectful while they are here.

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Good luck with that.

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The way I deal whit it is not to respond to any of the name callers on any posts.

Hey, you and I disagree from time to time but do it respectfully.

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I like the Joe Thuney move. Hopefully they can sign him to along term contract. I know it is unusual to have two guards betting paid the most. That said I think you have to put it perspective. Usually it is the LT that ‘s paid the most. In the Patriots case Wynn the LT is in his rookie contract. This will allow the Patriots to pay the talent where it is and in this case it is Thuney and Mason. It will be interesting to see if the Patriots will keep Cannon. He didn’t have a strong season but… Read more »

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That’s what i think should be BB next move, it is really important to sign a long term deal or trade him to create some cap space

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Cannon already had to deal with a lot injuries in his careeer. I think Pats should target a OT and a C in the draft

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I am surprised we haven’t heard about a long term contract with Thuney. Seems like the quickest way to free up some cap space is to sign him up long-term and reduce that FT cap hit.

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What I have been reading is that the Pats tagged Thuney so the could continue talking about a long term contract.

cqrun
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I have read that as well. I was hoping they were really close and could finalize it before the official start of FA.

dp73
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It would sure help them clarify their cap situation.

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I am a Tom Brady fan. I am also a Patriots fan. I am disappointed that he is leaving but that is not going to affect me in still being a Patriots fan. I am still going to buy my season tickets. I am still going to go to all the games. I suspect that some national casual Patriots fans will stop following the Patriots as closely and some altogether. It is sure going to be different but I was in the stands when they were bad and had the least amount of season ticket holders in the NFL. I… Read more »

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Pats still have the best coach ever, never forget that

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This is true.

JLStokes
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We’re about to find out how “great” he is now that he’s coaching without a safety net.

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And we are about to find out how great TB can be without BB.

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And for the people that think i’m gonna try to diminish Brady’s legacy, this image sums up all i think about him
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I just don’t him to win another Lombardi with a different jersey. I understand i’m being greedy. 😛

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I’m perfectly fine with him winning a championship as a Buc. If nothing else it’ll be another thing he can lord over the Manning family.

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It is going to be a little easier to root for him with him being in the NFC. I don’t know when the Patriots play the NFC South again.

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2021, so you’re good.

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I have read a few heated discussions below. Just want to share how I see it. I started to follow the Celtics in the mid ’80s when I was a kid and most of the other guy that watched the NBA here where I live were Lakers fans. Then I discovered football and through the years I have followed, with different degrees of time, availability of news sources and knowledge, the Boston area teams (Red Sox and Bruins, too). I do not like the word “fan”, and I would say that since you cant follow closely 32 football team and… Read more »

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I stand with all that that you wrote, the only exception is that i started on the evil empire (Lakers). 🙂
I just think we have to respect each other and understand we are not gonna have the same opinions about multiple subjects, And it is great and necessary that this blog continues to be as heterogeneous as possible.

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Magic was great but I loved Larry Bird !!!

Deadsmack #GottaBelieve
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I loved both Magic and Kareem. I used to play a game on the old Spectrum computers and i loved to play with Lakers. Kareem was almost unstoppable with the sky hook shot.

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WOOHOO!!!! 🙂

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Ian Rapoport @RapSheet
The #Cowboys add to their D-line, locking up former #Bucs and #Panthers DT Gerald McCoy, source confirms https://twitter.com/toddarcher/status/1240118328661852165

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Dov Kleiman

Tom Brady has been in the league for so long, he beat his new Offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich in a 2005 playoff game. Leftwich is now 40-years old and was drafted in the first round 3 years after Tom Brady entered the league.

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From reddit:

“Alright Tom, heres how you should run th-”

“Shut the fuck up Byron”

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He is gonna miss BB and Josh, trust me

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Good night folks. See you tomorrow.

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Good night MAC.

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Just reflecting a bit, TB brought us the best 20 years of football but last season was painful. It was obvious that he wasn’t happy so he did what he felt he had to do IMO. Best of luck to him in Tampa but I just can’t help but feel that it won’t end well. Maybe he’ll prove me wrong and light it up but that’s a tall order. New coach, new team, new system, new weather…..I know he’s wicked smaht but it’s going to be a tall order. But then again, just by him being there will probably make… Read more »

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Manning went with half a neck from a dome to playing outside and in altitude. Brady will be fine. I’m surprised the system QB reservations come up, especially among Pats fans.

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Oh don’t get me wrong, I never bought in to the whole system thing, he’s just not getting any younger.

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Didn’t mean to accuse you, I saw a lot of the comments here today. It seems only us fans are worried about his age. Brady has been defying it for as long as I can remember.

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He obviously intends to push it until it’s completely over. It won’t end well because that’s the only thing acceptable to him. He’s a ticking time bomb. We’ve known it for years now. He could be great next season, maybe the season after. He could come out next year and be done. We’re in completely uncharted territory. He hasn’t been in full on decline, but there are signs of it. It’s interesting to me that with all the teams needing QB, only 2 actually seem to have pursued him. So, there is no telling exactly how or when this will… Read more »

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If I’m Belichick I call Licht on Thursday and make him take Edelman and Sanu for a 5th. Saves me nearly $11M in cap room immediately. Bucs get brady’s nbinkie and if they get anything out of Sanu it’s a bonus.

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NFLN insiders are stating that Brady’s family played a huge roll on him going to Tampa and big Willie is verifying it now. Anybody who thought family didn’t play a role was dead wrong.

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Dude, you were arguing he wouldn’t go to Michigan because of his family. His family is in New York. So he wouldn’t go to the West Coast. He’s in Florida. Michigan closer to New York than Florida! LOL. The stupid shit you come up with and the lengths you go to bend it to look like you have a clue are truly amazing. Good luck with the opinion slaying.

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You completely missed the point as usual.

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If the Pats are going into the season with Stidham as the QB, having experienced personnel like Sanu or Edelman can ease his transition into the role. A fifth is not worth the loss in leadership/some continuity.

Unless Belichick feels that Stidham is not the long term solution.

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A new QB playing with two guys he’s barely played with outside of a practice here and ther isn’t really any sort of continuity. especially when one is undoubtedly “Brady’s guy”. Pats are better off getting Stidham his guys. his connection with Meyers was a huge factor in Meyers making the team last year. And it’s very unlikely Edelman and Sanu even are on the team in 2021. The value of a 5th and over 10M in immediate cap space would vastly outweigh two guys going through surgeries who are in their 30’s and on their last leg just to… Read more »

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So according to the NFLN insiders who spoke to Kraft said that if Brady wanted to make it work, they could have made a deal but he chose to leave. Not surprised at all if true, Brady wanted control when they didn’t extend him to the years he wanted so he took the reigns for himself, good for him!

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Well TB’s dad did predict his time in NE wouldn’t end well. It’s a shame his last pass as a Patriot was a game sealing pick 6 and now this.

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It could have been uglier, but Brady and Kraft handled the situation as best as you could. It’s a good move for Brady and I’m excited to see him thrive.

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That’s true. And it’s not like there weren’t hints a year ago.

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I predict Brady will sign back for one game as a Patriot to drop kick the football for a FG.

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Hello, looks like there were fireworks.

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looks like a delightful place to be

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It’s funny, based of the reaction here one would know how they would react when getting dumped by a long term partner.

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You have the “she/he was never hot only being with me made her/him look attractive, whomever they end up with they will look like a pig” group.

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Or the “I can’t believe he/she left me, I am dead” group.

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one minute “he is coming back for sure” the next minute” fuck him he didn’t make the team”
this has been an interesting place for some time now. I get a good chuckle out of it

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It’s interesting how it affects people differently, and you can see how their coping mechanism is.

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very true. I will never understand the “I am a better fan than you are thing” it makes me laugh

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WANTED: Bill Belichick Three Time QB Killer. Wanted for MURDER:

1991: Bernie Kosar

2001: Drew Bledsoe

2020: Tom Brady

Presumed armed and ready to kill again.

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To be fair the first two where broken down horses that needed to be put down. The last was a horse who refused to give up, so he shipped it off to the glue factory.

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Point being he didn’t kill the last horse, let someone else do it.

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They will forever be there dynasty’!

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And with your profile pic, sort of looks like a wanted poster.

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Brady show on NFLN now – 2001 Pats

bring
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Wow was the Bledsoe decision crazy at the time

cqrun
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As was the Milloy..

bring
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He’s actually talking – he got the boot later

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Sean Lee is to the Cowboys what Pedroia is to the Red Sox. The guy’s played like 6 games in 4 years and they still love him.

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pretty sure the Petey love is gone in beantown

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I still love Pedey. He’s an ex-player that I really admire and did some great things in his carreer, helped bring Boston a championship. What’s not to love?

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He kind of threw his teammates under the bus in Baltimore – he keeps pretending he wants to play but it’s only so he can get paid

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In honor of Tom Brady’s 20 historic year with New England, Franklin Park Zoo named their newest addition “Tom”.

He is a cheetah (ducking and dodging wireless mice and beer bottles).

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Hardeeharhar

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hahah

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comment image

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No baby giraffes to name?

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(cackling)

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What do they call the blowfish?

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Local sports folks suggesting Antonio Brown might be part of Bucs deal – hahahahaha

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13 FIRST ROUND PICKS.. DO IT BILL

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If that were to happen there would be zeeeeeeero guaranteed money going his way. Arians has experience with him but he’s not an idiot and it would have to be a week to week contract situation. You have to play to get paid period.

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It might not matter who Brady signs with though, because there’s a very real possibility the NFL won’t happen this year.

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They may have to delay the season until the end of the year

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Yeah, that reality. Puts things into perspective.

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I don’t think it is likely that the US will still be on lockdown in September. Not saying it couldn’t, but that is a very unlikely scenario.

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I think this will be the new normal until a vaccine is deployed. Everyone staying home means the susceptible population remains high for the foreseeable future.

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Chris Simms QB School: NFL Draft prospect QB Jalen Hurts | Chris Simms Unbuttoned | NBC sports
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjXEBLGaQoM

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I rather Justin

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Herbert?

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Not comparable – Herbert is 1st rounder, while Hurts is middle rounds

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Hurts is benefiting from Jackson’s success. Interesting how one year at OU explodes a QB’s draft status

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Man it would suck if Zoo leaves too. This place is going to be dead at this rate.

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i just don’t understand why he was so mad

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We all process grief in different ways.

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Because everyone don’t agree the Pat’s success wasn’t all about TB.

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you were out of line, you owe some folks an apology.

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Nope only sissies care about others opinion online.

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You’re going to be talking to yourself soon. I hope you enjoy it when the only one who cares about YOUR opinion is YOU.

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Lmao, you really think my happiness or who I talk to depends on this blog, get a life son, lmao.

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he identified as a Brady-first Pats fan, and will root for whatever team he plays for.

Then someone… *COUGH*COUGH* NATE *COUGH*… basically said Zoo was a fake fan and “F$%K you”. It was completely out of line.

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Yep I did cause no one is putting the Pat’s glory in Bradys hands
There are guys named Seymour, Law, Bruschi and on and on.

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This place has been dying for years. Its inevitable, the glory days of when we had 20 plus people at all hours have been long gone for a long time and it will only get worse now.

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Anyone watching Westworld? I’m pretty sure Belichick and Adams are robots.

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I loved the first episode of season 3, almost like Blade Runner combined with Terminator

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It was difficult to follow so I have to watch it again. But it’s nice to see Jesse from Breaking Bad in another show

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The SB in 2020 is scheduled to be played in Tampa, how fortuitous for Tommy.

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If he takes them to the SB, there will be a movie

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He won’t

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College QB talk for Smack. Someone predicted the Pats would take the Iowa QB late, I forget who it was, but they compared his college stats to Brady’s and they were nearly identical. The kid is big, he’s a 3 year starter, and led them to multiple bowl victories. I saw him at the combine, and he’s an oaf. Seriously doofus-looking. Nothing impressive about his skills that I saw. Brady was all gangly at his combine so maybe there’s that too. Anyhow, with Smack in mind, I’m calling my sleeper QB now. Steven Montez from Colorado. He’s big and has… Read more »

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It will be interesting to see if they carry 3 QBs this year.

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Good question – probably has to be 3 if they draft one – can’t go with only a 2nd year guy and a rook

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Being the beer-mug-is-half-full guy that I am, at least Tom’s departure wasn’t as ugly as it could have been. He could have gone to an AFC rival like the Jets or Broncos, and he could have signed with them for peanuts.

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I would think after 20 years with one team he won’t leave with hate. It came down to a numbers game and I think both sides knew that it’s was over.

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I was recalling his father’s prediction that he would leave ugly. So happy that wasn’t true!

bring
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The local sports media is killing Belichick and Kraft

Dingo
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That’s horrible.

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Wait I don’t think he meant literally killing them right?

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X>D

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Of course they are. Belichick dumped Kosar and got death threats. It happens when a local icon leaves and everyone is flaming.

bring
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Forgot about that – he is indeed a robot – no emotion

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It will be fun to have a vested interest in another team, for once. I guess I sorta liked watching Bledsoe play with the Bills, but that was short lived. Same with Jimmy G.

This will have a different feel to it, though. I do predict this will be Brady’s final season.

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Well makes no sense if its his last cause they aren’t winning it all.

NewEnglandBlight
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Football players play football. Tom Brady is still a football player.

bring
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I think he is going at least two

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I wouldn’t be shocked if that were true, just thinking this will be the end.

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If I were at betting man, I’d own your house. That’s so not happening.

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Just saw the Bucs schedule, good luck Tom.

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Let’s also not forget Stidham threw 4 passes in the NFL
2 completions, 14 yards and 1 pick 6

Jamal Adams Takes Flight on Pick 6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXzB1KR02zA

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Rookies gonna Rookie.. it happens.

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that’s really an awful throw

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SEE: New England vs Denver, 2001.

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go to the 2:05.00 mark.. watch, and tell me how good of a throw this was. Don’t read too much into one bad play.

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also really bad 🙂

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he threw 4 interceptions in the 4th quarter. 4!

But we all know how 2001 turned out 🙂

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Remember Brady first play action snap for negative yards?

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I still want to see more abour Stidham to make me more confortable with him as starter

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I think you will remain uncomfortable for a while. No more automatic wins, get accustomed to that.

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Actually it’s absolutely fine to forget.

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Good one – should he just have handed off? Why do you think they called a pass play in mop up duty?

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i still remember BB had to put Brady back in the game to ice that game

bring
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I recall you liked the noodle armed Grier from WV – what ever happened to him with Panthers? How come they just signed Bridgewater?

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Grier was awful no doubt

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Bradyesque!

Nate
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BRADY JUST WANTED A CHANGE?
NO HE FORGOT WHY HE WON 6 RINGS AND THINK HE’S SO IMPORTANT TO THE SUCCESS HE WANT’S TO PROVE HE CAN DO IT HIS WAY.
DUDE IS 43 HE BETTER DO IT IN TWO YEARS.

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THUMBS DOWN ALL YOU WANT.
I’M NOT LEAVING THOUGH THIS A SITE ABOUT OPINIONS.

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I don’t want you to leave, I don’t want anyone else to leave either. Sounds like Zoo is gone, and I think his departure was triggered by what you wrote.

Some days we only have like 2-3 people commenting here. Chasing everyone off is just gonna leave you talking to yourself, with no one to listen.

None of us want that.

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My opinion is that the two personalities don’t mix well anymore. My impression is BB is tough on everybody, TB Fierce competitor but friendly otherwise. It worked for a while but no more. We were lucky to see the results when it did work.

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This is much more simple than people are making it. Florida is where old people go to retire.

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especially old people from New England!

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awesome show by the Dropkicks!

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hubby agrees with you

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Mike Reiss

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Patriots have agreed to terms with free-agent WR Damiere Byrd on a 1-year deal, as @MikeGarafolo reported. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound Byrd has a track-and-field background, running a 4.28 time in the 40 at his 2015 pro day. Played for Arizona last year (32 catches, 359 yards, 1 TD).

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I ACTUALLY THINK THEY ARE SOLD ON STIDHAM.
I THINK HE WAS A JOSH PICK AND THEY PUT A LOT INTO GETTING HIM READY LAST SEASON.
THE THUNEY TAG MAKES A LOT OF SENSE NOW, THEY WANT A SOLID OLINE TO GIVE HIM A CHANCE.

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Phil Perry thinks BB is high on Stidham too.

I remember last year’s draft watching QBs come off the board. Once Cinci took Finley, all the teams who needed to draft a young QB, did. So Stidham sat there for almost a full round, not because he sucked, but because no one else was looking for a QB. I actually called the pick on this forum as it approached. He was ranked late 2nd round, and we got him in late 4th.

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I am interested to see how he does! And they just signed someone who can run a fly route very fast. Pats version of Wasp.

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Not sure this will work – pretty funny

https://www.facebook.com/nflmemes4you/videos/2907134062689318/

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KRAFT: I’M TRUSTING YOU BILL.
BILL: I’M READY FOR THIS.

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How funny would it be if BB would sign Winston to prove he could fix him? 🙂

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Not funny at all.

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We wouldn’t be fine, i guess 🙂

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Gross

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People forget that Stidham practiced with the first team from about week 6 on so BB knows what he has.
I however have no idea until I see him play

Nate
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See above

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His decision making was not great in college. That’s exactly what i love in Fromm

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His play in his last year was average but he was very good the year before.
I talked to Auburn fans online and they basically said the o line was terrible and the offensive coaching and play calling was too obvious and at times baffling. Auburn fans were expecting a run at the national championship in his last year but for the reasons I listed it didn’t happen

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Thanks Markpartiots. I don’t want anyone to think I’m slighting TB in any way. He’s my favourite Pat of all time but what I don’t want to hear is that all this success was because of him. No way TB is who he is without the D he had early and the coaching and PATS way BB instilled. It was a perfect marriage and no one knows how they will be without the other. All I know is I’ve see BB as coach of Patriots have a 11-5 season without TB and convince two NFL teams to trade for Bradys… Read more »

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BB actually built the Browns into a playoff team and the Browns were expected to be a top team in the AFC but then it was announced they would be moving to Baltimore and all hell broke lose. The fans went crazy, the players were distracted and emotional and BB lost the team. BB has even said he looked for other times this happened to draw some insight but it was a first. BB built the Patriots into a playoff team as well. When people think of the Browns and BB they always seem to forget he turned them into… Read more »

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Tom Pelissero

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The #Seahawks are signing former #Steelers OL B.J. Finney to a two-year, $8 million deal, source said. Versatile interior player who has 13 career starts.

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alright folks… im out for a bit… maybe the rest of the night… pretty emotionally heavy day.

dont hate on each other too much, and dont scare off anybody else.

When its all said and done this is still an awesome community and I hope it stays that way regardless of the results on the field.

Stay healthy!

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exactly. see ya rking

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Bills are gonna win the AFC East, that’s a loaded team that just lacks a good QB

bring
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I disagree – think we win it once again

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Not if STUDham has any say in the matter.
🙂

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How does Brady’s decision affect our cap space? Is that 7M of dead money?

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13

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Really? Darn.

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Pats are poor.

bring
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If Brady chose to stay in a couple days, it still would have been $13.5m dead money

NHBruh
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Okay, that’s what I thought. What is it now though?

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13.5

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Ian Rapoport

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Buffalo isn’t done. Former #Panthers first-round DT Vernon Butler is headed to the #Bills, source said. He gets two years for roughly $16M on a deal that can be worth up to $18M. Of that, $9.3M is guaranteed. Another Carolina to BUF connection…