Who's your favorite all-time Patriot?

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    Who else? But Mr. Patriot himself

    Tom Brady

     
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    JCap says GCap:

    Gino Capelletti

     
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    In Response to Re: Who's your favorite all-time Patriot? : you mean Curtis Martin the NEW YORK JET?  ick. Mine is Troy Brown.  Here for keeps, played defense, offense special teams after being cut once and barely making the team.  Guts, toughness, willingness, quiet, winner.   Second place Tedy Bruschi, most of the same reasons.   Third Tom Brady. I wouldnt include anyone who didnt win a superbowl.  Thats just me.  I understand if anyone else doesn't agree.  
    Posted by Davedsone

     
    It's not Martin's fault they were too cheap to pay him. He played out his rookie contract at an insanely low salary. Even though he was one of the top backs in the league.
    He didn't complain or hold out, like 90% percent of these guys do. He just played out the rookie contract and went where he was actually wanted.
     
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    Mo Lewis, nobody did more to turn this franchise around than he did.
    Posted by Sam-Adams


    Good Point.

    Write in for Mo Lewis!
     
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    Mel Gibson (as Benjamin Martin): "If you mean by patriot, am I angry about taxation without representation, well, yes I am."
     
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    Ty Law...without a doubt.

    Sad thought, that noone gives a good-darn about Johnny Tremain, the headless horseman, or any 1 of PBS's The Liberty Kids...
     
     
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     - Alabama John, mostly because he remains the best at his position in the history of the NFL (note:  when Hannah went up against his peer, Dallas perennial All-Pro tackle Randy White [considered the best d-lineman of his time] on Monday Night Football, Hannah didn't miss a single block all night.)

     - Bruschi, Troy Brown, Grogan - a tie:  they're all Ultimate Patriots, 100% dedicated over-achievers who unfailingly did whatever it took to win.

     - Pats #56, Hall of Fame LB Andre Tippett:  overshadowed by Giants Lawrence Taylor everywhere but here.

     - WR Stanley Morgan, practically unstoppable.  And he played BEFORE the NFL changed the rules about bumping receivers off the line of scrimmage. 

     - Gino Cappelletti, the leading scorer in the history of the AFL (belongs in Canton, Ohio); not just a kicker, a darn good receiver too. 

     - Willie McGinest, a born leader and strong, very strong.

     - Ty Law, one of the most talented Pats ever, may well wind up in the Hall of Fame himself.

     - Nick Buonoconti, MLB could have played in any era; similar in size to Bruschi.

     - LB Steve Nelson, a career of excellence.

     - Larry Eisenhauer, Jim "Earthquake" Hunt, Houston Antwine, and Bob Dee should NEVER be overlooked; era-for-era, pound for pound, they may have formed the best D-line in Pats history.

     - Fullback Jim Nance, BIG, strong and fast; his 65-yard TD run from scrimmage at Fenway in a key game vs. the hated Bills will never be forgotten.

     - Adam Vinatieri, a likely Hall of Famer for all of the reasons we know, also his catching up to and tackling of Herschel Walker from behind.

     - Richard Seymour, wouldn't have won 3 Super Bowls without him.

     - Drew Bledsoe, the needed talent to go with the respect and credibility brought by Bill Parcells.

     - TE Ben Coates, in his prime, an absolute force.  

     - Rodney Harrison, didn't play here long, but had a Dennis Johnson-like effect on Pats.  He put them over the top.

     - Mike Haynes, great but didn't stay.

     - Jim Plunkett, 1971.  See Bledsoe, substitute Chuck Fairbanks for Parcells.  WOn two Super Bowls with Raiders after he left Pats.  The guy could pass a football, especially once he got a good o-line in front of him.

     
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    I apologize for leaving Brady off my list.  Brady has to be #1, just ahead of Hannah.
     
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    Brady and the best at their positions on defense during the dynasty.


    That's Seymour on DL, Willie Mac at LB, Ty Law in the secondary.
     
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    Andre Tippett, Kevin Faulk, Brady and Bruschi. Sorry, impossible to choose one.

    If Curtis Martin hadn't bailed for the jets, he would be up there.
     
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    Darryl Stingley. Who gave more to this team?
     
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    Top 5
    1. Tom Brady
    2. Tedy Bruschi

    3. Steve Grogan

    4. Andre Tippett

    5. Kevin Faulk

    Honorable Mention: Wes Welker



     
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    Troy Brown. 

    He could do anything you asked of him, including playing corner.  And that forced fumble after Brady's INT in SD when all appeared lost epitomized his never-give-up style.
     
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    Count so far:

    Tom Brady         11 votes
    Steve Grogan      8 votes
    Troy Brown         7 votes
    Tedy Bruschi       7 votes
    John Hannah       5 votes
    Rodney Harrison   4 votes
    Willie McGinest    4 votes
    Ty Law              4 votes
    Gino Cappelletti   3 votes
    Steve Nelson      3 votes
    Andre Tippett     3 votes

    Some people voted for more than one player, but I counted them anyway.
     
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    I think some people on this post are confusing "favorite" with "best".
     
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    It had nothing to do with the Pats being cheep...it did have EVERYTHING to do with the Tuna knowing the cap sitsuation that he created the year before and knowing exactly what the Pats could afford to pay Martin and just offerd more then that. With that corrected Id have to go with T Brown and T Bru cant put one ahead of the other. They both imbody eveything we currently call the Patriot way.
    Posted by Lastat


    They could have matched the Jets offer. Not only that, they screwed him the entire length of his contract, including that offseason when they took care of Ted Johnson (with a huge contract) and several other players. They could have taken care of him long before Tuna got his hooks into him and stole him. They thought they could get him on the cheap and they were wrong. 
     
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    Stanley Morgan,WR  Ball, Catch, Good Night.
     
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    Ok, I personally met John "Hog" Hannah in his playing days and he was a mountainous OG that moved like a Full Back!  In my opinion (and many others) the best pulling guard in the history of the NFL. I remember him just demolishing defensive linemen and LB's and DB's as he came off the edge and then opened up the hole for some pretty decent RB's. 

    So I give him the slight nod over Tom Brady and then close behind at #3 and #4 are Teddy Bruschi and Andre Tippett then a bit of a drop off but then you get into the Bruce Armstrongs, Troy Browns and Mosi Tatupu's on my list. 

    I never saw Gino play but looking at the stats and time period he played it is fairly obvious he deserves to be in the HOF.
     
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    jsppro1... I loved Stanley Morgan and it was the first time I was hurt by a player leaving the Patriots to finish his career anywhere else... not his fault he wanted to play a couple more years and the Patriots rightly knew his best years were way behind him.
     
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    It is hard to pick and although I believe Brady to be the best thing it did happen to this franchise I have to say mine is Tedy Bruschi.  He was the heart and soul of that D, it was proven twice in his career when he was out for health reasons and last year after he retired.

    This guy was not close to been the best player on the field but played with everything he had and turned out to be a hell of a LB.  Another player who can say the same thing on O is Troy Brown.

    If I were building a team I want those guys.

     
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    I haven't visited the Hall Of Fame in a long time, but back then, one of the first things you saw upon entering was Gino Cappelletti's shoes. However, he deserves a bust and he's my favorite all-time Patriot.
     
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    Despite all of the greatness of the Belichick / Brady Era...I have to say my favorite all time is Steve Grogan...he was made of scrap iron and tough as nails. I remember him being one of the best running QBs of his era until he took too many hits on his knees. He also saved some of our pride with a late touchdown drive in the 86 Super Bowl against Da Bears.  Honorable Mentions to Gino & Babe!

     
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    Drew Bledsoe.  Turned the franchise around.  The first legit qb they ever had.
     
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    As a bartender in the early 80's, I shut off tony Franklin the kicker, what a lush he was.  What about Russ Francis?  Sam Cunningham? Doug Flutie?

    All favorites, maybe not the best, but surely favorites!
     
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