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Patriots pondering Brady's successor?

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08:20 AM ET 04.23 | Coming off a 14-2 season it wouldn't be outlandish if the Patriots, armed with six picks in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft, used one of them to bring aboard Brady's air apparent. The team has taken a closer look at the top quarterbacks in the last two drafts, bringing in Tim Tebow last year and Jake Locker and Ryan Mallett this season for visits to Fort Foxborough. Patriots director of college scouting Jon Robinson said on the team's website that quarterback is among the strengths of this year's draft, which starts Thursday night with the first round.

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April 23, 2011  08:30 AM ET

Pondering his back up is closer to the truth.

April 23, 2011  08:32 AM ET

Only the lack of free agancy makes quaterback the strength of this draft!

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April 23, 2011  09:24 AM ET
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i guess now's the time to draft an heir [to brady].......You're future in the nfl is based on your contract-length [even for brady],....Brady will be 37 when his runs-out in 2014, and for all we know gisselle might have other plans for her tommy-boy !?

A few years ago Tom Brady made a comment that he'd like to play into his early 40s. But I think that was before Bernard Pollard broke his leg.

April 23, 2011  09:30 AM ET
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Only the lack of free agancy makes quaterback the strength of this draft!

There is nothing about the QB position that resembles "strong" in this draft.

April 23, 2011  09:50 AM ET

off a 14-2 season it wouldn't be outlandish if the Patriots, armed with six picks in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft, used one of them to bring aboard Brady's air apparent.

"Air apparent"? Its Heir apparent, Does anyone proofread this stuff before they put it up???

April 23, 2011  09:56 AM ET

The Hoodie is good, but I don't think good enough to find a "Brady quality QB" in this draft.

April 23, 2011  09:58 AM ET

Wasn't there a thread about this yesterday?

April 23, 2011  10:08 AM ET

Brady should last forever, he never gets hit

April 23, 2011  10:11 AM ET
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off a 14-2 season it wouldn't be outlandish if the Patriots, armed with six picks in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft, used one of them to bring aboard Brady's air apparent. "Air apparent"? Its Heir apparent, Does anyone proofread this stuff before they put it up???

Not going to give him the benefit of the doubt that it was a pun?

April 23, 2011  10:22 AM ET
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Not going to give him the benefit of the doubt that it was a pun?

nah.... history is against that

April 23, 2011  10:42 AM ET
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This is nothing more than salesmanship for the 28th pick.

Excellent point. Pats, by signaling that they just might draft a QB themselves, are furthering driving up the asking price on picks 28 and 33.

April 23, 2011  10:48 AM ET

I don't care how much or little a QB is hit, there's just a point where it goes south very quickly. They'd better be prepared for that.

April 23, 2011  11:11 AM ET
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Wasn't there a thread about this yesterday?

Well, it was Earth Day yesterday. I guess the interns are still focusing on recycling.

April 23, 2011  11:12 AM ET
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The Hoodie is good, but I don't think good enough to find a "Brady quality QB" in this draft.

Maybe they'd be satisfied with a "Cassel-quality QB" instead...

April 23, 2011  01:27 PM ET
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The Hoodie is good, but I don't think good enough to find a "Brady quality QB" in this draft.

Never can tell, was there anyone else besides BB who thought he might turn out to be a "Brady-quality" QB in the first place? He obviously saw things in Brady that no one else did. Ditto for Cassell. Who knows, Brian Hoyer might turn out to be "The One" after all.

April 23, 2011  01:59 PM ET

Quarterbacks are the weakest part of this draft. NE is blowing smoke.

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April 23, 2011  07:58 PM ET

Actually that was more luck than good scouting as they passed on him picking instead J.R. Redmond Greg Randle Dave Stachelski Jeff Marriott & 12 picks before him the immortal Antwan Harris this wasn't skill it was pure luck at that time in the draft if your picking a QB you are looking for someone that has some down the road potential to be a good back-up or an extra arm for training camp

 
April 23, 2011  08:14 PM ET

pondering?....hmmmmmmm.....sound like ponder to me.

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