Hoyer finds a mentor and role model in Tom Brady

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  1. jmt57

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    Hoyer finds a mentor and role model in Tom Brady by Robert Lee of the Providence Journal

  2. Bartmac36

    Bartmac36 On the Game Day Roster

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    I really feel this Hoyer kid deserves to be on the roster, and I am interested in seeing him play in a few days vs. Philly...
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  3. Gwedd

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    There are a LOT of really good players, but not so many GREAT players. The really great ones usually have a pretty good ego as well. You can't get to the top without a good ego.

    However, they also know how to set that ego aside and listen and watch and emulate. They never stop trying to improve, to get the straight gouge and maybe a bit more of an edge.
  4. IcyPatriot

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    There's no way Hoyer makes this team ...

    Oh ... he might if he's somehow injured for the year. :rolleyes:
  5. West Philly Patriot

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    I can remember watching Hoyer during the second day of the draft, I was rooting for the guy then just to be drafted. He kinda became my binky on accident as I really hadn't even thought of him as a pats prospect prior to that day.

    1st preseason game hoyer throws a post route for a TD to terrance nunn lol
  6. Deus Irae

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    This thread is worthless without Michigan Dave going nuts about Hoyer....:D
  7. AzPatsFan

    AzPatsFan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    When I reviewed the draft opinions of the QBs, one thing stood out to me. Not just one but several Scouts said he had a minimal but acceptable NFL arm, but more than one remarked that he had POISE.:snob:

    That is a magic word to me in scouting QBs. I believe that Quarterbacking is 90% a mental game and only 10% a physical game, yet the scouts measure the athletic attributes of an arm and go gah gah over a cannon like arm. Irrespective if it is guided by a moronic brain.

    I can think of many a QB who had poor arm yet succeeded, like Billy Kilmer, Joe Kapp, Brian Sipe, and Chad Pennington. And a lot of losers with canon-strong arms but weak minds that failed. Like Jeff George, Ryan Leaf, Bobby Douglas etc.

    Hoyer's highest aspiration this year is simply to make the Practice Squad, and learn the mental aspects of NFL quarterbacking. Then he might be able to match up against the canon-arms, by using his head.
  8. patriot lifer

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    the guy has earned a spot on the ps. no 53 for him. and if he doesn't make it through waivers, then too bad. i don't think we'll lose much sleep.
  9. matt9071

    matt9071 Practice Squad Player

    Yea it seems like half our rookies every year get mysteroiusly injured
  10. patchick

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    I tend to agree, pending preseason performances. He hasn't been a notable camp standout.

    Here's a fun exercise: think back on all of the Pats rookies who looked promising in camp but were on the bubble due to numbers, then were "mysteriously injured," sent to IR, and returned to make the team the next year. Like...umm...err...
  11. TrueBeliever

    TrueBeliever 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    I saw Hoyer play vs. Purdue last year. If I remember I'll post one of the pictures on here tonight.

    It's cool to see so many peeps on here thinking Hoyer will stay on the roster. When I told my bro that the Pats signed Hoyer, even he (a Michigan State alum) said they probably just signed him as camp fodder so Brady wouldn't have to make all the throws.
  12. ElReyDeLosReyes

    ElReyDeLosReyes On the Roster

    Of course. He's going to learn from a Michigan QB afterall. In State, he had to rely on Ringer a lot.
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