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  1. Remix 6

    Remix 6 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Bill O'Brien as Offensive Assistant

    ------Reiss
     
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    NE39 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    This guy

    Local guy. Hails from Andover and went to Brown.
     
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    I hope they start to beef of the coaching staff.
     
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    If he were from any team but Duke I'd be happy
     
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    Ok, the Pats must have the single least athletic coaching staff in the NFL. Alumni of powerhouses like Brown, Wesleyan, Bowling Green, John Carroll, Northern Colorado, South Dakota State, Southwestern Louisiana, California Western, William & Mary...even RPI!! Only Pepper actually played in the NFL.

    (FWIW, Mr. Patchick went to Brown with O'Brien while I was at Wesleyan with Mangini. Little did we know that we could have aspired to NFL careers....)
     
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    I think that the phrase you were looking for was "best educated".

    And remember, all of you High School Football heroes:

    You don't have to have been a horse to be a jockey!
     
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    Phew, I thought you meant Pat O'Brien, I was about to delete all my voice mails.

    One nice thing about this is that he is direct from the college ranks (Duke) and should be able to provide an immediate benefit to the draft preparations. He had to gameplan against all the ACC teams and will have first hand knowledge of all these players .
     
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    I'd like to think this started a trend of the Pats recruiting from Brown. Apparently they have a young linebacker who showed up well at the combine...
     
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    Anyone else ever wonder how these young guys get jobs in the NFL? Even Belichick was pretty young when he started. Its amazing...

    Who ya gotta sleep with? Myra?
     
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    kolbitr Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Another Wes alum. I was '92. I, too, regret not having pursued my NFL career when I had a chance!
     
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    Seneschal2 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Great atheletes dont make great coaches. Its the guys who sit on the bench and see how things are done that become the great coaches.

    Plus, these are all thinking men and they have intellect.
     
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    Note his 'organizational behaviour' major. BB hires guys who have some management training or insight. They're jock-geeks.

    Hey, maybe Chloe is next?
     
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    Well played
     
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    Sure, but the interesting thing is that these guys were "sitting on the benches" at places like Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

    I think it's fascinating. Across pro sports the coaching ranks are increasingly becoming the realm of ex-players who supposedly can relate better to the players because they've been there. The Pats are a marked exception, still treating coaching as a skill and profession unto itself.
     
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    I wonder if you went through them all, how many excelled at/obsessed on studying game film, as BB is said to have. And do most players -- other than QBs -- actually look forward to seeing game tape?

    Second statement-couched-as-a-question:

    Is it just me, or does this guy look like what would happen if BB were 20 years younger and actually showed his teeth when he smiled?

    PFnV
     
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    I think it's shameful you just want them for their athletic bodies, Patchick. We're talking intense cranial potential here.:D
     
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    didn't work for me...
     
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    I could be mistaken here but I believe to this day that the player with the most Interceptions in a season and in a career at Brown University is none other then Joe Paterno. I remember being pretty dumbfounded when I heard he went to Brown, not that I thought he was dumb, but he just looks like someone who came right out of a steeltown and who made it with his bluecollar work ethic.
     
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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Mcdaniels in this thread. To me hiring an offensive assistant shows a lack of confidence in your OC. If Skippy does step it up he'll have someone vying for his job perhaps.
     

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