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Isn't Mallett worth keeping for at least one more year? I mean who is going to be a better back up for the Pats? I don't think they should trade Mallett at all, unless they truly believe there is a better back up out there. A QB like Mallet on this Pats team is a good back up. They could transform into a ground and pound team to keep Mallett comfortable - God for bid something happens to Brady. With Ridley, Vereen, Bolden, and Washington there are more then enough options to run 30+ times a game. This defense is finally tranding in the right direction to compliment that type of game.
If Pats want picks they should just trade down, which I am assuming they already plan on doing.
Keep Mallett. You just never know...
When you read this report below and you consider he has been getting arguable the best coaching out there for the last 2 years... he is more valuable as a back up then a second or third round pick.
Most QB's are rushed into action and why they fail, so when his number is called we'll know exactly what Mallett is going to bring with 2 years of solid training under his belt.
I reiterate that Mallett is more important to the team at this moment than a trade chip.
If someone wants Mallet for a second -say Cleveland or KC or Minny-I would jump on it -TB has already said he wants to play until he's a grandfather,(the guy just can't get enough football), so why have this guy hold a clipboard and in a year or two you'll lose him anyway. And if TB goes down the chance Mallet takes us to the Big One and wins is probably slim. So ya get something like an early 2nd for a guy that was a third round pick-let's win while we have Brady because once he's gone can easily see the Pats dropping sharply.
why is he getting arguably the best coaching available? Remind me again other than Brady all of the QB's BB has developed in his coaching career? Or does sitting next to Brady and listening to BB mean he is getting great coaching?
Hmm, there was this one guy who was undrafted that led this team to an 11-5 record when Brady went down. Can't remember his name though. I'm sure BB and Brady had nothing to do with that player's progression, though.
Serious question: Do you really think Mallet is just "sitting next to Brady" all year? Yeah, I'm sure Tom refuses to offer ANY insight to a fellow teammate. My God.