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As the Pats' go deeper into the playoffs, I've been feeling bad for Rosevelt Colvin. I wonder: has he been around the team all season, rehabbing in Foxborough? Does he feel like he's part of the team and the excitement? Or did he leave town after going on IR, to rehab and train on his own?
Reid Smith, Andover
A: He's been around the team all year. At first it was once a week, and now it's several times a week. He's coming along slowly. He says he's very excited about what's happened.
Nick, I saw the question from Paul Casperson of San Antonio regarding a Patriots bar in LA. I highly recommend Sonny McLean's on Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica. Not the Hollywood area, but a terrific Pats bar that will be loaded (in more ways than one) on Sunday. Jimmy, the owner, is a Boston guy and a great guy as well. Thought this would be helpful. One warning - get there well in advance of the noon (PST) kickoff.
Ted Ames, New York, N.Y.
A: Thanks for the suggestion.
Nick, How much do you think Drew Bledsoe had in Charlie Weiss not getting the Buffalo job. Knowing that they left on not the greatest of terms.
Steve Moyer, New Bedford
A: Steve, they patched that up a long time ago. Bledsoe understood that Weis was carrying out Belichick's wishes. Donahoe was very impressed with Charlie. He just had a past with Mularkey.
Nick, Great column. Could you please tell me how many more years Tom Brady has on his contract? Thanks.
Renee Reid, New York
A: Tom is signed through the '06 season. Next season he'll make about $5.5 million and his cap number will be up to $8.37 million.
Hey, Nick. Quick question concerning coordinators Charlie Weis and RomeoCrennell. If one/both of them is taken for a head coaching job somewhere, do wereceivee any compensation or do we just lose them? It would be nice to grab a few more picks to work with for the upcoming draft to add to our already hefty amount. Great job covering the Pats this year.
Tim Smith, Hanson
A: No compensation. They're free to go for a better job.
Hey, Nick, No question, just a couple of good sports bars in the LA area for the gentleman who asked. I'm a transplant from Rhode Island who has ben out here two years, I think the two best are Aloha Sharkeez and Baja Sherkeez. One is in Hermosa Beach, the other Manhattan Beach. There are a ton of NewEnglandd transplants and fans out here to watch the game with, and there is something to be said for watching the big game from the beach in February. Thanks for the column.
Rod Edge, Manhattan Beach, Calif.
A: Thanks, Rod.