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Miami May Be Troy Brown's Last RS Game at Gillette. Bill: Send Out Our Rudy!!

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  1. maverick4

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    It occurred to me that this may be Troy Brown's last season and this week's game will be the last chance for him to play, at home, for the regular season (our last game is @ the NY Giants).

    Troy 'Old Reliable' Brown is an all time fan favorite, the ultimate team player who does anything and everything he is asked to do, with so many clutch and memorable plays for us, who took a pay cut to stay with the only team he has ever known...

    Even though Troy might not have the most talent right now compared to the rest of our receiving corps, and while this goes against our coach's philosophy of coaching with heart/feeling, I really hope Bill Belichick plays Troy in some capacity against the Dolphins, so that fans can give him a proper send-off, if this does end up being his last season.

    Rudy! Rudy! Rudy! I mean Troy! Troy! Troy!
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    22nd player to score a touchdown for the Patriots?

    BRING ON THE RECORD BOOKS
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    Is there really any question that he will be activated this week? :confused:

    I fully expect him to be in the game Sunday... And it's going to be BADASS!!! I cant wait! :rocker: :rocker:
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    He has been a great player for us over the years, and I really hope he is active come this Sunday!!!
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    Mike Reiss, in his chat yesterday, basically said it will happen - - it's a done deal.

    I can't wait!
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    Oh, I don't know about that. Remember Testaverde's record-setting touchdown throw? Flutie's dropkick? BB has a strong record of making respectful/sentimental gestures toward veterans nearing the end of their careers. I'll bet they're practicing a couple of red-zone plays for Troy this week, hoping he'll be #22 on the TD parade.
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    There is absolutely NO WAY Troy isn't dressed for the Miami game. None. I hope he gets one of Brady's 5 TDs.
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    Now that IS good news. What play would be sweetest (don't say "80-yard bomb in overtime")? :)
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    Yes, Troy must play and he must catch a TD pass in the Miami game.

    So let it be written, so let it be done!:rocker:
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    In a perfect scenario, he would not only be the 22nd Patriot to score but the person to receive the 50th TD pass.

    Maybe we can start a new slogan "Troy for 50", what do you think?
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    YES!

    Not only get him in the game, not only score a TD, but catch Tom's 50th record-breaking touchdown pass, and break the record for most TD-scoring players on a team with 22.

    Please let this happen.
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    as per BB in WEEI yesterday troy played brad smith on the scout team last week
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    I'd like to see Troy score on either a return, or a pick.

    His punt return for a TD against Pitt in the AFCCG still is one of my favorites....
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    80 yard bomb Brady to Brown in OT at Dolphins Stadium.. kept our streak alive

    That. Was. Awesome.
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    maybe troy can play qb and throw one to tom for a td.
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    How about "80 for 50"?
    Troy Brown...My favorite Patriot of all time. Not the best- just the favorite.
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    So say we all! So say we all!
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    I'd just like to see him in any capacity. Even fair catching punts for a game instead of Faulk would be fine by me.
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    By the way, I don't mean to potentially insult Troy Brown by comparing him to Rudy, I simply mean to say he is beloved and similar in his tenacity and work ethic. Troy is obviously talented, and our all-time Patriots receiver in receptions.
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    Troy will play. I expect to see him in red-zone offenses. This game is all about records. We gave up our 4th round draft choice so that Troy could have this chance. We will use it. And yes, Brady will be put in situations to score passing TD's. This game is for the records.
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    I could live with that.:D
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    Troy! Troy! Troy! Troy!
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    Hear hear!

    And as we all know, BB does indeed keep the history books in mind, not to mention how much the region loves Troy.

    But this won't be just about sentimentality. I predict Troy will be active this week, especially given the forcast for rain. It makes perfect sense to give Troy some gametime against a team like the Fins in a game that will likely favor the short pass.

    Best to give him some reps now before we go into the playoffs when we could well need him - be it a backup DB, or a sure hands returner, or a receiving option - or even an emergency QB.

    That's a question that might be worth considering. I don't think the emergency QB counts on the active roster - but the question is, can the emergency QB play in the 4th quarter - but not as a QB?
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    i agree, i think he will be active this weekend and they are working on getting him a score in practice
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    It could be possible that it is also the TD that breaks the team single season points record too.
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    Brady to Brown.

    One more time.
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    Ever since Kevin Faulk was inactive for the first game of the season after portraying Kordell Stewart, I've suspected that kind of practice contribution could cause a guy who was regarded as basically worthy of activation to be a healthy scratch. I.e., there's every reason to hope he's ready to go.

    One thing, however -- Welker probably also wants to play a lot vs. Miami. :)

    This could be a great game to test out replacements for ailing TEs, be they tall receivers (Washington) or slot receivers (Welker and Troy playing at the same time).
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