I feel like Greg knew we'd be bored today with no game so he dropped this on us. I like Greg, IMO he's the best reporter we've had since I became a Pats fan back in 1996 after my old team moved. Anyway. In his column : Michael Lombardi may be line to take over Browns - Sports - The Boston Globe "One other plus for Lombardi: Despite technically being out of the NFL for five years, itâs one of the worst-kept secrets that he has been consulting for Belichick during that time. âHe still puts the game plans together for Bill Belichick,â Brian Baldinger, Lombardiâs NFL Network colleague, told 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland Friday. âI see the stuff being used week in, week out. Thereâs no question that Bill uses the advanced scouting Mike delivers to him.â" I found this fascinating and mildly disturbing unless Baldinger was exaggerating somewhat. If Lombardi leaves for the NFL we might lose a much more significant resource than we realize. Then there was this response to a tweet : Greg A. Bedard â@GregABedard Probably but you never know. and i would add "here" to the end RT @KietLe: @DryHeave1 BB will definitely coach longer than Brady plays. For those non-tweeters, Greg was saying "here" should be added to "BB will definitely coach longer than Brady plays" as if he thinks Brady could well play elsewhere which would suggest, if true, this would be his last contract with the Pats as he'll be 37 at the end of it and one more, say, 4 year deal would almost certainly be the end. Maybe I overreacted to this stuff (he also mentions in the column the possibility of Percy Harvin becoming available) but it was more than usual Sunday banter to me.