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Forum Post: Would Tom Brady Have Become the Best QB Ever, Without BB?
Posted 04/23/2015 04:33:14 EDT
In response to BabeParilli's comment: In response to CablesWyndBairn's comment: We may not all agree with every move BB makes. But to me, Brady and Belichick complement one another nicely and the more »
Posted 04/23/2015 09:37:51 EDT
This is a good thread, and I agree with the OP's premise. I wrote on a similar thread (BB as HC) that it cannot be glossed over that BB identified, drafted, developed and entrusted Brady to run this more »
Forum Post: Danny's Strategy and the Draft
Posted 04/20/2015 04:59:37 EDT
The only things that drastically speed up the rebuilding process are a) if Ainge gets lucky in the draft by finding the next Pierce in the middle of the first round b) if the Nets blow up and their pi more »
Forum Post: Would BB still be a Head Coach if Brady didn't come along?
Posted 04/10/2015 08:45:50 EDT
Lost in all this "did-Brady-make-BB" or "did BB-make-Brady" back-and forth is the fact that stability of the Patriots organisation has greatly benefited all parties -- Kraft, BB and Brady. Kraft gave more »
Forum Post: Has to be asked - Would you bring Wes back?
Posted 04/08/2015 01:21:34 EDT
In response to Muzwell's comment: Yes, one day contract, a nice ovation from the Foxboro faithful, handshakes and hugs and wish him well. I hope he doesn't play again, and not because I don't like him more »
Forum Post: Sox extend Porcello 4 years?
Posted 04/07/2015 03:57:07 EDT
If Porcello hit FA his contract would have made this contract seem very small by comparison. They got a young and upcoming pitcher locked up for what will likely be his best years. What's not to lik more »
Forum Post: Hernadez - Jury to Find Guilty, Innocent, or Hung Jury?
Posted 04/07/2015 03:47:43 EDT
The fact that Hernandez is admitting he witnessed the murder is an interesting turn of events. It seems they can pretty easily place AH at the scene but not 100% identify him as the trigger man. The d more »
Forum Post: Avery Bradley Proving Doubters Wrong
Posted 03/31/2015 08:52:14 EDT
I like Bradley, but I still think he is slightly overpaid despite the many arguments around here about the escalating cap and his value relative to similar players. To be honest, I was not sure he wo more »
Forum Post: Theo Cuts Doubront
Posted 03/31/2015 08:41:32 EDT
The red flags were there, even if the guy had potential to be a good 4th or 5th starter and maybe higher. I agree about showing up to ST out of shape when you're trying to win a job. I mean hey, at more »
Forum Post: Reiss on Kiper's Take on Draft from Pats Perspective
Posted 03/30/2015 01:01:20 EDT
Cannot see the Patriots taking Gurley at the end of the 1st.
Forum Post: Looks like we need a plan B for Hightower
Posted 03/27/2015 12:10:24 EDT
Did Spikes burn bridges? Can't remember. If the price is right, they could do worse. At the very least he knows the system and BB knows his strengths.
Forum Post: Doesnt appear BB Wanted Revis(Offered sam e guaranteed money that McCourty signed for).
Posted 03/27/2015 11:26:56 EDT
In response to LazarusintheSanatorium's comment: Yeaaa, they really just could've signed him. It wasn't revis OR McCourty...not both. Pats, even 2 weeks in to free agency were what?- 14 mil under th more »
Posted 03/26/2015 09:27:39 EDT
BB wanted Revis at his price, I don't believe the offer was done for PR purposes. Revis knew he could get more elsewhere and used the Pats as leverage. As soon as the Pats realised Revis was all but more »
Forum Post: This Is Now Bordering on the Absurd
Posted 03/26/2015 10:47:21 EDT
Revis got paid more than the Pats were willing to pay him, end of story. There is no way the Jets weren't going to overpay for him, and it seems BB and crew realised it early on in the process. To h more »
Forum Post: Sullinger has great potential but seems to lack the motivation to be great
Posted 03/25/2015 07:08:21 EDT
This is a big offseason for Sullinger. Needs to prove he can control himself at the table and dedicate himself to a strict offseason regimen. I never heard anything but good things about him at Ohio more »
Forum Post: How good can Malcom Butler be?
Posted 03/25/2015 11:17:44 EDT
He seems to have natural ability and if correctly diagnosing the rub route is any indication then it seems he is coachable and doesn't repeat mistakes. For a guy with humble beginnings he seems to no more »
Posted 03/24/2015 07:47:50 EDT
I'm beginning to think that living his life "his way" is more important than losing 40 pounds and being a double-double machine. If he could play 36 mins. he'd average 18 and 10. Most guys three yea more »
Posted 03/24/2015 02:00:10 EDT
I am not one to harp on players, but Sullinger has got to realise that his future is very much dependent on his ability to get in and to stay in shape. In three years he has yet to break 30 mpg and h more »
Forum Post: Why Greg Monroe?
Posted 03/24/2015 08:08:08 EDT
In response to BCSP's comment: In response to maryngary's comment: Clueless Celtic Cheerleader Monroe or Love????? Mary - what about D. Jordan? I keep hearing Love say that he is staying in Clev more »
Posted 03/24/2015 07:58:07 EDT
Monroe might actually be a PF who wants to play like one. Sullinger likes the jump shot too much, and he doesn't really need to be taking 3's. If they got Monroe it would make Sullinger expendable. more »
Forum Post: turner pressy
Posted 03/23/2015 11:17:21 EDT
I think Turner does OK. He doesn't look to the drive and kick, more often he drives and either takes a mid-range shot or he looks to pass to the post. He had Young on the perimeter wide open at time more »
Forum Post: AFC East Foes Gunning For Patriots
Posted 03/22/2015 03:01:31 EDT
A competitive division is a good thing, wheter for the quality of the games televised or because it keeps the Pats on their toes. I am glad Rex is in Buffalo and they're trying to field a good team. more »
Forum Post: Another perspective on 2015 free agency
Posted 03/20/2015 11:23:10 EDT
I am not sure it made sense to retain Revis at his cost, but I won't be a hypocrite here and say that plan B is awful. It'e easy to say "pay the guy" but then we see that C. Jones, Hightower and Coll more »
Forum Post: OT Thread: Talk about Things you do, Things you think, Interesting things you do , Interesting things you think
Posted 03/19/2015 04:19:08 EDT
When I'm out, I like to buy random people a drink at the pub just to see if they care to strike up a conversation about anything -- anything at all. I met my girlfriend that way, but she's the one wh more »
Forum Post: Craig gone?
Posted 03/19/2015 11:58:54 EDT
In response to crazy-world-of-troybrown's comment: I'm with you, a career .282 hitter, that hits great in the Clutch, Sox should wait this out. I agree. I'd rather trade Victorino and eat some (Most? more »
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