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Unless I'm completely void of being able to evaluate talent, I believe Bethel Johnson is going to be a special player.
Is St. Louis really back, or are we dreaming? Looked pretty dominant over the Bucs last week. I just love watching two fast, athletic teams going at it like that.
Had a note in my column last week polling seven AFC players on who they thought the toughest Patriot was. The overwhelming winner was Richard Seymour with five votes, Damien Woody and Lawyer Milloy with one each. Who do you think it is? Let me know in your questions next week. It will be our own informal poll.
Trivia: Two Boston writers wrote books with Tom Glavine. Who are they? OK, I'll give you one -- me. Times up. The other fellow is Brian Tarcy. Brian writes a neat column in Bernie'sInsider's.com a Cleveland Browns fan website. Brian, a big Tom Brady fan, picks the Patriots to win the AFC East, and lose to the Browns in the AFC Championship Game. He predicts Brady has not won his last Super Bowl.
Donald Yee, the agent who not only represents Brady but James "Big Cat" Williams, seems to think the Patriots interest in the 35-year-old right tackle is linked to how well the offensive line plays tonight against the Eagles. He's probably right. It's a big night for Adrian Klemm and Tom Ashworth. For now, Kenyatta Jones is still sidelined while recovering from double-knee surgery. Williams, who tried out for the Patriots last week, is also coming off knee surgery. Makes you wonder what the Patriots were thinking when they dealt Greg Randall to the Texans for a fifth-round pick. Randall is now starting at right tackle for the Texans after losing his job to Jones last season.
We decided a few lunchpail guys who like to eat -- the staff of Patriots Football Weekly -- to select a few decent eating establishments for us in this week's celebrity restaurant review. Here's what the guys chose for good eats
Fred Kirsch, Head Honcho: It took Fred a while to come up with his, but he chose the tried and true Golden Temple in Brookline. "The lobster sauce is impeccable," said Fred. "Everything tastes so fresh."
Andy Hart, writer: Andy chose Davey's Locker on the waterfront in New Bedford. Casual, like Andy, Davey's Locker has fresh seafood and Andy's tried just about everything.
Dave Querzoli, Patriots Video News Host/Producer: Take this one to the bank. I've known Dave's family for years and I know food is important. Dave selects Great Chow on Beal Street in Quincy. Dave describes it as gourmet Chinese food. He singles out the great vegetables. Sure, Dave. Continued...
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