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  1. shatch62

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    Trade our picks to 2012 so we can rebuild.
    we can not extend brady and he will be 34 in 2011. franchise him for 1 yr and then trade him for picks in 2012
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    When I voted, Revamping Oline wasn' t even in the top 10 by voters.
    Now its #3? That was my #1 pick.

    I wish I could see current results without re-voting.
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    That's the worst idea ever.

    You have to consider the willingness of teams to take on a 34+ old quarterback relative to what they would be willing to give up. There is no way you're going to find one that is willing to give up a 1st or 2nd round pick to get Brady when you factor in what he would command in salary.

    He doesn't make his money off of his athletic ability, he makes his money off of his arm and his brain. All that the Patriots need to do is keep him from taking too many hits. 34 is middle aged for a pocket passer QB.

    He's the face of the franchise who has time and time again sacrificed his own salary for the benefit of the team.

    Any QB you draft to replace Brady will have a learning curve of 1-2 years before they are a useful and productive asset to the team. So now you've just pushed the timeline for contending back again from maybe 1 year to 3-4.

    Tanking 2 full years while the team is close to being a legitimate Super Bowl contender is shameful and banking on rebuilding a team through just one draft is idiotic. You're banking on a deep draft and that the majority of your picks will be successes as well. If you take a look at past NFL drafts, only about 40-50% of 1st round picks go on to be productive NFL players.

    Also, how are you planning on rebuilding without draft picks for 2 years?
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