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  1. mayoclinic

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    I don't know if this is worth a thread, but we have a long week off. This tidbid showed up in Ian Rapoport's most recent column on NFL.com:

    Rex Ryan, New York Jets are susceptible to Tim Tebow mania - NFL.com

    ??? Brady says "there's no coach I ever want to play for than [BB]" on the occasion of BB's 200th win, and Rapoport turns it into a "Brady might retire after his contract expires after the 2014 season" fishing trip?
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    Brady was high as a kite after that game.

    Listen to him in the locker room and look at him grinning and giggling like a sixteen-year-old who's just got a date.

    All perfectly legal. It's just that he likes winning -- and against the Jets ten times as much. Do you think he loves Belichick for making it possible? I ask you ...
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    You make too much sense. Your logical interpretation disqualifies you from a media gig.
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    I have posted before, and I'll stick with my opinion: Brady knows his place in history. He, and Belichick, are key to avoid any distractions. Brady knows that any talk about how long he wants to play has to err on the other side of 39 in order to keep the wolves at bay, as he knows the "Tom Brady Farewell Tour" would be a distraction of biblical proportions. He's never going to tell us what he really thinks, because he knows the media will be all over him if he says anything other than "40 or better". The problem comes, as he gets closer to that 4-0 number, he can't hide from it. I have felt all along that he'll be all done when this contract expires. He'll show up sometime in the middle of March or July, when there is absolutely nothing going on, and announce his retirement. Then, he and Gisele will go buy some south Pacific country and be gone. He'll show up to run for office or act in the movies once the cries for him to return have died off.

    The only question in my mind is whether or not he and Belichick go out together or not.
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    This is starting to look like the bye week.
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    Once you said Tom would act, you lost any remaining credibility
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    LOL no more far fetched than a political run.

    EDIT: Defense Exhibit A;
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    you know what???...I, the Joe of Kerrs, would not want any other QB than Tom Brady leading MY Patriots...great minds think alike I guess...[​IMG]
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    he's just reciprocating the exact language BB uses when asked about him; "there's no QB I'd want coach more." A way of being complimentary without allowing a quote to become controversial by being spun as a put down of other coaches/QBs. I don't know whether they have a summit or something on how to carefully say things but the consistency is impressive.
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    Belichick is the coach of the Patriots.

    Brady says he wouldn't want to play for any other coach.

    So Rappaport takes that to mean Brady ends up in San Fran.

    What insight.
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    Anyone else notice how Tom didn't know quite what to do with that turkey leg after the Jets game. Meanwhile, Vince was all over that turkey.
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    The legendarily narcissistic I-an Rapapport???

    He is improving - - he referenced himself only four times in those four paragraphs. The therapy must be working. Hopefully, he no longer texts while sitting at people's funerals.

    What is hilarious is his claim that he has never heard Brady say such a thing as he wouldn't want to play for any other coach. He's said that SEVERAL times over the past few years - - even when I-an was a beat writer in Boston.

    It's all manufactured garbage by a hack reporter.
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    That was a useless pile of tea leaves.
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    You're first place when it comes to being Goodell bat**** crazy Joker. :p
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    You might want to re-read the article. . . .
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    That's not what was written in the article. His thoughts about San Fran were a priori Brady's press conference.
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    I think they both will retire together...could be as early as 2014. If they win another SB by then...they are DEFINITELY both gonna retire by then. Neither has anything else to prove...

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    Brady's playing at an MVP level in 2012, is it really reasonable to believe his play will deteriorate so much by 2014 that Belichick won't be interested in renewing his contract? Brady has said countless times that he wants to play football for as long as he can. Bill may very well start looking into grooming a replacement for him in the coming years, and I wouldn't be surprised to see us draft a quarterback high in the next couple of drafts, but unless Tom gets injured, I don't see how he's not under contract in 2014/2015.
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    This comes from a guy with 62.9k tweets and only 52.3k followers. That is a horrible metric. They should ban your twitter account if you are >1.
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    now that you say that.

    Damn. Looks like he's going to retire.

    :)
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    According to Pepper Johnson in his book "Won For All", Belichick does indeed teach his players how to answer questions so they go nowhere. He's apparently as good at that as he is the on-field moves. One look at his press conferences shows it too. No wonder the mediots hate him

    There's no other head coach and QB that I'd rather have leading my team than Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. There, that was easy.

    I have to disagree with the notion that they're going to be getting out of the game soon, or even together. I think both of them are driven by the history of the game and want to put their stamp on it.
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    Here's how I see it:
    Brady seemingly keeps getting better & better
    He signs a contract extension in the off-season (mainly to help the teams cap number)

    He's 35, with the way the rules are going that's still young for an NFL QB and I can easily seeing him going another 5 years and playing at a high level.
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    Both Brady and Mallett are up for renewal in 2015 when Brady will be 37....I have a distinct feeling we'll see Mallett under center that year if his development continues.

    There's a window of opportunity and if Belichick has the slightest bit of belief in Mallett, he will go with him from 2015. Well he should in my eyes.

    I don't think its absurd to wonder if Brady will be a Patriot in 2015...you're going to have to make a decision when you have two QBs up for renewal and one is highly touted to be the successor to Brady.

    It isn't something we have to worry about just yet.

    A worst, I see Brady being re-signed to a one year deal if the Pats feel they don't have his replacement. Nothing more. I don't want to see Brady go out like Favre...a shadow of what he was as he got too old and frail for the league.
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    You obviously don't grasp how the business end works, and maybe some other stuff...

    Brady's restructure to free up $10M in cap space so BB could maneuver with impunity set up a situation where his remaining cap hits balooned to $22M per. That is never going to happen and they didn't worry about making it appear as if it might because they will do another incremental extension with Brady in the upcoming offseason. It's the way they've always managed his contract as opposed to the 6-9 year mega deals other organizations tried to manage their way through. Brady will ink another 3-4 year extension that will take him to retirement or within a year of it with a mid level dead cap they will be able to absorb at that time if they want or need to because the guy replacing him will be a year or two into a rookie deal.


    Mallett never sees an extension here (unless Brady goes down in a heap and can't recover and they get caught short and have to scramble and roll the dice). Developmental backups don't get extensions except in Indy, and we all know how that worked out... They are nothing beyond cheap short term insurance policies. Backups either move on because they aren't good enough to unseat an incumbant or they flash just enough promise to create a trade market. They are not to be confused with replacements like Rodgers, either, who was drafted to replace a QB everyone kept expecting to retire any day now (because he'd already intermittently really sucked and he had been threatening to retire for a couple of seasons). Nor should their situation ever be confused with what happened in SF years ago pre salary cap and FA when players who exhibited more than potential could be held hostage if a team chose to.
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    And Brett Favre, a guy who took WAY more hits than Brady, retired at 41, not 37, and had a career year in 2009, when he was 40-years old. I think that if it comes to a point where you have to choose between a 37 year-old Brady and a 27 year-old Mallett, you go with Tom, no questions asked. Say he's playing at 80% of what he's played this season in 2014, are the chances of Ryan Mallett performing as well as that significant? Because I don't believe so. Many guys have had productive seasons at 37 in the NFL lately, this is a different league. I'd be STUNNED if Belichick believes going with Ryan Mallett is a better option than keeping Brady.
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    I clearly don't. I bow to your superior knowledge and completely withdraw the notion that Ryan Mallett might one day replace Tom Brady! Or the fact he will even get another contract.
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    I can't see Ryan Mallett being a starter for anyone in the NFL.
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    Let me ask you this. You are Belichick & Bob Kraft. Its the offseason going into the 2015 season, Brady is coming off another monster year, is completely healthy, the team is in great cap shape, the offense and defense is still well stocked with talent and contractual common ground can be found between TB and the team.

    Do you really want to give the keys to the Porche to Mallett?
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