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Can Mallett follow Brady's lead?

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08:54 AM ET 07.10 | The Patriots believe their locker room will help Ryan Mallett be all he can be. Patriots coach Bill Belichick knows Tom Brady will show Mallett the right way to do things. Leadership from Brady and other veterans such as Jerod Mayo, Kevin Faulk, Patrick Chung and Devin McCourty will provide Mallett with a blueprint of how to be a pro. Of course, that doesn't mean Mallett will pay attention and follow the leader. If he doesn't, however, it's likely Mallett won't be in New England long. Kevin O'Connell, the Patriots' last third round quarterback, is one player who didn't take much from Brady.

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July 10, 2011  08:59 AM ET

If he has a lick of sense he will follow Brady's lead.

Now whether he has a lick of sense or not is yet to be seen...

July 10, 2011  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If he has a lick of sense he will follow Brady's lead. Now whether he has a lick of sense or not is yet to be seen...

Agreed. If he doesn't we'll have to change the old saying to...

"dumb as a sack of Mallets."

July 10, 2011  09:33 AM ET

Can Mullett follow Brady's lead????????

July 10, 2011  09:34 AM ET

No. But he may follow Matt Cassel's lead.

Will the Patriots be playing against Bernard Pollard this season?

July 10, 2011  09:35 AM ET

Will be five years before he even sees the field in NE. He has the time to get his head right, but I certainly would not put all my eggs in this basket.

July 10, 2011  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Can Mullett follow Brady's lead????????

can Brady fallow his mullet?????

July 10, 2011  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Will be five years before he even sees the field in NE. He has the time to get his head right, but I certainly would not put all my eggs in this basket.

He's the next Kevin Kolb.

July 10, 2011  09:44 AM ET

...and what about Mary Jane????????

July 10, 2011  09:46 AM ET

The simple answer to the question posed in the subject line: No.

July 10, 2011  09:54 AM ET

He's the next Vince Young.

July 10, 2011  10:02 AM ET

Kolb, Steve Y. and Vince Y. all had fluid movement with their legs. Have you tried to see Mallett run? ButterBean could outrun this dude.

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July 10, 2011  10:20 AM ET

Talk about being lucky, sitting behind one of the most successful quarterbacks and learning from Bill. Now that is an opportunity that will pay dividends.

July 10, 2011  10:40 AM ET

He has the opportunity to learn from one of the best QB ever to play the game. If he does indeed pay attention and learn, his stock in the NFL will rise whether it is with NE or another team down the road.

July 10, 2011  10:40 AM ET

Mallet has a great arm - great deep out throw and corner end zone throw.

July 10, 2011  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

He's the next Vince Young.

Ouch.

July 10, 2011  11:07 AM ET

The second that Mallett was drafted by New England he knew his chances of starting were a few years away. If you're Mallett all you can do is practice your heart out, like Cassel did as a backup, and then wait for the day Brady goes down with an injury or retires. Until then ask Brady's wife if she has a sister or any nice super model friends to keep you company in your months or years of boredom.

July 10, 2011  11:07 AM ET
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He's the next Steve Young.

What?

July 10, 2011  12:06 PM ET

Mallett could also be a career backup. Spend 20 years holding a clipboard and never get hit.

 
July 10, 2011  12:11 PM ET

Yep, locker rooms alway help a player that gets arrested when they're not in the locker room.

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