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    Sorry if this has been posted, but I searched and didn't find anything. I came across this draft bio, written in April of 2000, of Brady. Thought it was too good not to share.

    Tom Brady - Draft Bio
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    The only things that I have noticed was his throwing motion since coming into the NFL.

    In his first couple seasons, his arm strength wasn't the greatest. It looked as though he was putting everything into to every throw. Almost throwing it like a baseball pitcher.

    But in 2003, I started to notice his mechanics change as well as his arm strength.
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    Pssst, you will have 3 rings this decade and marry a super model. Carry on.
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    Has some Brian Griese in him and is a gamer.

    Yes, there was a time personnel guys compared QBs to Brian Griese. And meant it as a compliment. :p

    Tom Brady was my fav college player, so I really, really, really hated Drew Henson when he arrived and lots of fans were fawning over him and wishing he'd overtake Brady. I can't believe I'm even typing about how there was a QB controversy between Tom Brady and Drew Henson, but there was, and could you imagine how history would have changed if Henson won the job and Brady didn't get to play out his senior season?
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    I bet he'd be on his couch in San Fran wondering when Mike Singletary is going to get fired :D


    And wow, this must be a crazy ride following Brady from college. What a random choice as a favorite college player, I bet you didn't expect him to win 3 SBs, an MVP, and have the most TDs in a season!
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    Maybe they would have gotten him as an UDFA. Lack of playing time didn't deter them from taking Cassel........
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    We probably would've gotten rid of Drew recently, assuming Belichick liked him. Have a way different middle class of a team though, because we would've been picking significantly higher for most of the decade.
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    also an interesting read was an analysis of the Patriots draft at a popular web site at that time: GoPats.com - Patriots Unofficial - Clint's Corner Archive

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    Sox could use a catcher...just saying.
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    Every rookie should learn from this.

    Taken from the bio.

    Negatives:
    Poor build. Very skinny and narrow. Ended the '99 season weighing 195 pounds and still looks like a rail at 211. Looks a little frail and lacks great physical stature and strength. Can get pushed down more easily than you'd like. Lacks mobility and ability to avoid the rush. Lacks a really strong arm. Can't drive the ball down the field and does not throw a really tight spiral. System-type player who can get exposed if he must ad-lib and do things on his own.


    All the negatives have been eliminated. He's bigger, awesome arm strength, super tight spiral, sixth sense to avoid rush, and finally, that Tate play ad lib.


    Read more at: Tom Brady - Draft Bio
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    This is some funny stuff, coming from so called experts. Just proves that nobody knows anything, just spouting their opinions based on hearsay and speculation. Nothing is proven until it is seen on the field, ala Brady and Woodhead.
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    Actually I thought it was pretty accurate for the time, he always had the intangibles, he just had to bulk up and work on his arm strength. I remember the off season before the infamous Mo Lewis hit on Bledsoe he was on weei saying how he was spending the off season bulking up and working on his arm strength, Dale Arnold asked him how he did that and he said by strengthening his legs.
    It obviously worked, he has a pretty good arm now and has definately put some meat on his bones.
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    I know hindsight is 20/20, but when I saw the Michigan vs. Alabama highlights where Brady went nuts, you had to be blind not to see the potential there.

    Fun read.
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    "System-type player who can get exposed if he must ad-lib and do things on his own...Could make it in the right system but will not be for everyone."

    Proof that Brady's just a system QB :bricks:
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    I think Brady has proven that wrong in my eyes, the guy has had a 3,4 coordinators in his days in New England. He has been successful in the short passing system (west-coast) and the "bomb every other throw" which reminds me of the 80's chargers. I don't think you set the single season record for TD's in a season and go undefeated in a season if you are a system QB. SO no he isn't a system QB, you can make a bigger argument for Manning that he is a system QB because the man refuses to let Moore retire, i wonder why...
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    Just watched some of that game on youtube, because I never saw it. It's an amazing how much of his play style body language has remained almost the exact same.



    The West Coast utilizes the deep pass, it's one of its main features. It's main focus is to force the defense to respect the short pass, allowing the running game and deep passing games to flourish under it. The Chargers of the 80s was a very highly efficient version of said offense. I look at the current Patriots offense as a version of the WCO as well.
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    Yeah you are right about that, what im saying though is that you can't say Brady is a system QB because Charlie W and Josh M run two different systems in my opinion. You can watch KC and the Broncos and you can see the difference. I have yet to see what Manning has done in a different system that he is in. It absolutely drives me crazy when i hear the media say Brady has been in the same system, while Manning makes the offense. I'm sorry but that is total B.S because if it is BB's system then why where Bledsoe and Kosar not successful in it?
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    I remember they use to boo Brady at the games and get "Start Henson" chants going and stuff.
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    Its just so awesome to see what he has become which is awesome.:)
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