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* 30 minutes.
the guide on my TV is saying it is an hour
Thanks for the reminder. Last month's All Access (the one from Hawaii) was one of the best Patriots behind-the-scenes film I have ever seen.
I hope the Krafts decide to pull all of this together and add it to the next DVD.
Can anyone post it on youtube (or something) for us relocated people
AWESOME! My TV menu has it in a 30 min slot so I hope yours is the more accurate.
Agreed! That footage of BB should be immortalized lol. This one should be really good,too given FA. Maybe some up close looks at our new guys,hopefully some BB input,and I wouldn't mind some reruns of AD's greatest hits and/or Welker's greatest cuts So much has happened in a month-fingers crossed for the hour-long version:rocker:
I 2nd that request!!!
Mine only says 30 minutes, the WCVB website says 60:
It's on now.
Going to have Scott Pioli in studio talking about our FA moves.
I'll have the Pioli interview transcript up later on for those who aren't able to see it.
So far just a recap of the comings and goings and basically a glowing endorsement of each from the panel tonight - Mike Dowling, Tom Curran and Paul Perillo. While each was surprised with the speed with which these players were signed, they all agree that each makes perfect sense. Replacing a need - and they especially like the fact that Stallworth and Washington are on incentive deals. Curran and Perillo feel Stallworth is the best WR Brady has ever had, if he stays healthy - more talent than Branch.
OK not much from Scott. Up and on the phone at 12:05AM on FA day. By 3AM had some visits organized. Was more agressive on some players like Thomas, K. Brady because they anticipated the market would be hot and wanted to get after it early. Some players if you show interest it makes a difference.
Welker deal was just a matter of being willing to spend a bit more to insure we got the player.
Washington and Stallworth they waited for the market to slow but knew both wanted to be here with Tommy and JOSH (who talked to each before they were signed).
No draft talk - said they will talk draft with him next month.
Interesting - it turns out only being a 30 minute show after all.
That was waaaaay too short!
Panel's take on the draft -
Perillo says safety and LB (someone like Willis although he doesn't see him lasting for them and Landy would be his wet dream if they could package picks to move up into the top 10.
Curren wants a RB for a 2 back system (he said perhaps even in the second round which just goes to show he is totally out of touch since going national). And a safety.
Dowling just feels they will go DL for depth and wants to see a DB but he prefers a corner in the first because of their value.
That was it except for footage about Tedy being honored by Make a Wish.
God I wish they would do an hour...
That about sums it up,Mo. They discussed Eugene as being adequate "but", and they discussed Rodney getting up there. Dowling said the likelihood of packaging picks for Landry is slim to none-the Pats just don't do that.
An hour would have been easily filled,even without more from Scott on the draft (personally I want him noplace but in front of the board anyway)
Nice little clip of Bru at the end,saying he wants one more SB for the little boy.
Mike Lynch: "You've been busier than an elf at Christmas time in Santa's workshop. Fair statement?"
Scott Pioli: "Yeah, we've been very busy. But good business though. At least there's been some production."
ML: "Let's talk about the logistics. When the clock strikes 12, and free agency can begin, are guys like yourself, and agents sitting there with cell phones and computer, and at the stroke of 12, the calls start coming in?"
SP: "Yeah, that night actually I went to bed for about an hour and a half, and set my alarm, didn't make my wife very happy, but I rolled out of bed and was on the phone by 12:05 and between sending e-mails and making phone calls, worked until about 3:00, and talked to some agents, try to set up some visits, try to get some things organized, and we were alright from there. Got a couple more hours sleep then got into the office. Not even a couple of hours."
ML: "Has it changed over the years. Before, was it, 6:00 in the morning, we'll start, or has it always been 'bang, let's jump into it at midnight?'"
SP: "I think it's been different every year. This year, we had a feeling the market was going to be at a certain place at a certain time, and I think we were a little more aggressive with a couple of players - with Adalius, with Kyle, and with Sammy. So we got going on those guys pretty early, where in the past we've watched the market go a little bit differently. But we had a feeling it was going to start out a little bit differently, and we got after it pretty early."
ML: "So is the feeling 'Let's make contact and get the player before somebody else does?' You don't know who was suiting Adalius Thomas, right?"
SP: "Right, it was a matter of where we felt the market was going to be and we felt it was probably in our best interest to get in earlier. Sometimes I think, when you show players that you're interested early, sometimes with the right kind of players and the right kind of personality, that makes a little bit of difference to the players."
ML: "On the deal with Welker, obviously if you signed him it was a deal that Miami could match, and see you later. So was it a prudent move to make the deal to ensure that he was on the team?"
SP: "Yeah, what happened in that deal - had we gone the route of giving an offer sheet to the player, we would have given up just the 2nd round pick. Now, when you do that, you expose yourself to the chance of losing the player or not getting the player. Either they can match, or things - you end up not getting the player. So what I did was I called Randy Mueller down with the Dolphins, and I asked him if they'd be willing to trade him. Fortunately, they were, and we spent a little bit more than we'd thought we were going to originally, but we assured ourselves of getting the player, which in the end, that's what you want. You want to get the player, you want to make sure nothing happens where you lose the player."
ML: "Alright, two big wide receivers - Washington, Donte' Stallworth, who also will come in. And that was a glaring need, I think, to be fairly frank, from last season."
SP: "Yeah, those came a little bit later than the others. The market had seem to slow down a bit, and we had been involved with the players early on, from the beginning. We had identified both of those players, and that continued on through this week. And fortunately, what happened in that situation was that both players felt that they really wanted to be here. They had had overtures from other clubs, but in the end, I think it was the fact that they had a situation to come to play with a player like Tommy, and in an offensive with Josh. Josh met with both of those players, and fortunately that worked out. And now we have three new receivers in the mix with the players that are already here. It's going to be an exciting group, all competing against one another."
ML: "Alright, I'll let you get back to the board, because the draft is coming up. That's something we'll talk about in the next couple shows."
SP: "I'll look forward to coming back."
ML: "Good to have you, buddy. Get some sleep, alright?"
SP: "I will."
Gotta believe Brady is a big recruiting tool for a WR. now go to work and get some cohesion.
Good read, thanks Pats1!
The show is being replayed at 11:30 on WMUR, channel 9 (ABC) out of NH for those who get it.
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