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Did Troy Brown Deserve A Retirement Press Conference?

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  1. robertweathers

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    For those of us who have followed the Pats closely over the last 15+ years, we can all agree that Troy Brown's statistical accomplishments and contributions to the team's overall success are substantial.

    After witnessing the well-deserved send-off Bru received, I can't help but wonder why Troy Brown did not receive the same level of treatment. What was BB and the Kraft's rationale in making the determination that Bru deserved a press-conference and Troy did not. Along that same line, are press-conferences held in greater esteem than "nights"? I know the team had a "Troy Brown Night" last year which was great and all, but heck, Bruce Armstrong and Ted Johnson also had "nights" and IMO both Bru and TB's contributions to the team exceed Armstrong and Johnson's respectfully (IMO).

    Obviously, I'm of the opinion that Brown's contributions to the team are pretty darn close to Bru's. What was the deciding factor? Scheduling convienence, marqee status, urgency, ........BB had a greater level of appreciation for Bru (my assumption)?

    I'm interested in what others think/feel are the determining factors in deciding who deserves a press conference, a "night" or both. I just think it's interesting...
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    Maybe Troy didn't want one. Tough to say without knowing if it was offered.
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    I'm sure he could have had one if he wanted.
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    But Troy did have a retirement press conference, and it was similar to Bruschi's, and also very emotional. I'm sure its in the patriots.com archives if you missed it.
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    Free Troy Brown!!!
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    Patsfans.com mods & members,

    My apologies. Apparantly I was asleep during Troy Brown's retirement press conference.



    robertweathers
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