Fernando Bryant: "Time for a change"

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  1. sebman2112

    sebman2112 In the Starting Line-Up

    The title quote is in reference to his moving on from Detriot, but the following excerpts were among the articles most appealing:

    http://nwe.scout.com/2/745474.html (free to view)
  2. fgssand

    fgssand PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    I sure would not ask for much more....."On third down, I know how to get off the field"

    Nice find there Seb, thanks for posting.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2008
  3. Remix 6

    Remix 6 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    if theres a knock on Samuel, its that. he gambled 1st,2nd, 3rd, 4th down.
  4. blackglass3

    blackglass3 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Sounds awesome. A pick 6 is very exciting, but after the Super Bowl I will take passes broken up any day of the week.
  5. apple strudel

    apple strudel Banned

    Two passes in particular. :(

    I'm impressed to hear a guy from such a bad situation in Detroit come out with such a good head on his shoulders. It speaks very well for him. I'm guardedly optimistic about his ability to do a very good job in Asante's spot.
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  6. BionicPatriot

    BionicPatriot In the Starting Line-Up

    I agree, I hated that part of Samuel's game. I like Bryant. He's the typical veteran Patriot FA signing, I hope we wont be dissapointed.
  7. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    The more I hear about this guy the more it sounds like a very solid pick up. And the only thing I really new about him before the signing was that he was a career starter. And I am starting to breath a sigh of relief about our secondary. I have always been high on Hobbs and I think Bryant will be more than an adaquate starter for us. Webster should be able to replace Gay. We are staked at safety with Harrison Merriweather and Sanders. And the xfactor is anyone we draft which is much expected.

    The team might be a little thin at a few areas but we havent had the draft yet and this team is Stacked.
  8. 363839

    363839 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Sounds like this guy really wants to help us and will.
    Just keep them covered Fernando. The front 7 will do the rest.
  9. Crazyeechrispats1

    Crazyeechrispats1 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Let's not Kiss this guys but yet, he seems like a solid veteran and has his head in the right place.
    As BB always said just do your job, when players try to over compensate, or make a sports center play is when it can 50 50 go either way.
    I'd rather the defensive back go for the deflection or just blanket coverage on the receiver and not anticipate where the ball will go.
    I think that's a lot more the style we'll see from our d backs this year.
    If were going for a corner early on i hope it's flowers.
    He showed he's not afraid to hit people is always around the play at the college level.
    That kind of awareness and desire, tenacious love for the game can't be coached.
    I would love a trade down in the first secure Groves, Select Flowers with a second and Avril with a trade up or are oakland third.
  10. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? PatsFans.com Supporter

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    This guy will probably get burned deep on the first play of the opening game.

    J/K. I love his optimism and am looking forward to seeing what he can do in our system. He basically said he makes better decisions than #22, but didn't bash Asante either. That's impressive.
  11. Zeke_Mowatt

    Zeke_Mowatt Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Don't forget Tank...
  12. drew4008

    drew4008 In the Starting Line-Up

    I hope that doesn't mean he allows everything in front of him like we've seen from a few corners here time to time. I like the don't get beat deep strategy, but I don't want endless 7-12 yards pick-ups either.
  13. Hok

    Hok Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I've got a good feeling about Bryant. I think he can be good in our system.
  14. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

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    Sounds damn good to me. My namesake got a lot of Ints, but he never gambled. Stop the pass, first and foremost.
  15. SammyBlueCat

    SammyBlueCat Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Ouch! Good point. That can be nerve racking.
  16. Patjew

    Patjew PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I like what I'm hearing. The Pats have quietly gone about having an excellent off season so far (I consider the re-signing of Moss a huge part of that statement). If it wasn't for the huge off season last year, this would probably seem even more exciting.
  17. Mainefan

    Mainefan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Now that's a man who sounds like a team player. I can't imagine a better attitude.
  18. PatsFan37

    PatsFan37 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    No question about it. This guy is known for being a great person, and that plays out on the field as well as off the field. Each year, the Patriots try to build chemistry by bringing in hungry, high-character vets who appreciate the chance to compete and will give extra effort in practice and film study. Seau was that kind of guy and maybe he'll be back.

    Seems to me like Bryant is that kind of guy, and to me, this quote says it all:
    The Pats made it clear they weren't going to compete on financial terms and even though Bryant had other visits scheduled, he decided that he wantedto be with the Patriots more than he wanted the money.
  19. Keegs

    Keegs In the Starting Line-Up

    this guy sounds like Duane Starks but without the suckyness
  20. Sounds good to me Fernando! Welcome aboard.
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