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    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/
    I certainly hope that last sentence is right.
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    That's enough for me - pencil him in as #2.
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    Anyone who listened to their post draft phone calls/press conferences won't be surprised - it's an intelligent sounding group, led by the #1 pick.
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    really good to read that but lets see him before we pencil him in
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    Have the rookies been signed yet??
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    I believe only Ruud and Slater have signed.
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    I love that we have smart players.
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    Me too. I am sure other fan bases think many of their players are 'bright' and 'good guys' but I have been pretty impressed by the general trend of Patriots' players.
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    Just because he's good with a #2 pencil doesn't mean we should pencil him in as #2 yet (sorry, I had to do it) :D
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    The top players:


    1) Jason Jones, DL, Titans
    2) King Dunlap, OT, Eagles
    3) Ryan Mundy, DB, Steelers
    4) Kevin O'Connell, QB, Patriots
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    hate to be a downer for the party; but its not like this was an SAT. It was a TRIVIA test.

    Could be all it proves is that these guys watch too much MTV and have seen too many movies. Not sure if that means they will crack the playbook more often or learn it better.
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    Actually, a lot of the questions were drawn from the seminars they were attending (on financial skills, NFL policies they need to know about, etc.). What it means is that they're paying attention--and I don't see how that's not a useful skill.

    [Personally, I want to know which team's rookies finished last. :D ]
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    Looks like they were asked questions to subjects they should know about...

    "Players were asked a series of 32 questions about topics ranging from their NFL benefits packages to material from some of the educational seminars on finance and life skills that were held during the three-and-a-half day symposium, as well as some basic NFL trivia."
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    This certainly bodes well for our rookie class!

    It's generally recognized that Belichick has one of the tougher defensive schemes in the NFL, but what isn't well known is that his defensive play calling requires players to to divide the play call number the very same formulaic pension multiplier used to determine the multi-tiered NFL benefits package to interpret which play has actually been called in an effort to ensure that no other teams are able to steal any signals.

    This may sound simple enough to you and me, but try doing that on the fly during the heat of a contested game!

    It seems clear from this report that our defensive rookies are well ahead of the game!
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    Smart players are the hallmark of this team, not sure how intellectually challenged players would fit into to either side of the ball.
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    c'mon man...Corey Dillon- genius? Smarts is a good asset but TALENT and smarts is a commodity that is most valuable at key positions...that's how Bru has lasted this long..but some spots you want superior brute strength...this is a subject that;s really hard to break down
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    This is B.S.
    The only way Patriot players win anything is through video surveillance. I've been tipped off that BB installed a nano camera in Mayo's team cap that recorded all symposium events. This information was relayed to Kraft's private jet that circled the event...which then transmitted the encripted code via Russian satelite (one favor for one SB ring) to the reinforced communications bunker in South Bend, Indiana where an imbedded operative decoded said information, downloaded it onto the new 3G IPhone, and then made haste to the campus Starbucks. During preparation of the double mocca caramel machiato with extra whipped cream, the operative secretly transmitted the info to the mothership. The data was received via the lighthouse shaped satelite dish at one end of Gillette Stadium. The Patriots covert team, AKA, the Hoodie Squad, proceeded to analyze and sequence corresponding video in order to align video with the audio that was received at prior symposiums. When the data had been authenticated, BB and an unidentified gentleman entered the control room and subsequently dismissed all technicians except a voice over specialist. What occurred next is unknown. However, several Indianapolis rookies complained that the Patriot rookies were wearing unusual team caps with vibrating lids during the exam. Indy officials have made their concerns known to the league office.
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    :D

    Seriously, this "news" item is about as trivial as...well, trivia. BUT, I'll run with it for a minute anyway. We already know that O'Connell has a prototype NFL frame, outstanding athleticism and strong leadership skills (4-year captain). Throw in a knack for book learning and it's a mighty appealing package in a developmental QB. All he needs to show now is that he can, you know, play football.
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    :rofl: The Pats have never been very good cheaters...vibrating hats? C'mon Bill :D Funny post. I really did LOL.
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