Ridley: "Tom Brady runs that organization"

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  1. PonyExpress

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    "The first time I met (Tom) Brady I told him, 'I'm Stevan Ridley," and he said, 'I know who you are. Glad to have you on the team and I look forward to working with you.' Tom Brady runs that organization. You have to be on Tom Brady's page."
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    I hope Ridley is on that page. I would like to see O-coordinator Brady call a few more running plays this season.
  2. RelocatedPatFan

    RelocatedPatFan In the Starting Line-Up

    I hae no problems with saying that the offense goes through Tom Brady, but I would certainly say the BB runs the organization. BB might be as close to TB as any player can be to him, but I'd be shocked if he asked (or required) Tom's opinion on matters with special teams and defense.
  3. drew4008

    drew4008 In the Starting Line-Up

    It's obviously a figure of speech about how immense a figure Brady is in NE. Are we actually going to "break this down"?
  4. NSPF

    NSPF Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Looks like BB is nothing without Brady after all! :rolleyes:
  5. cmasspatsfan

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    I think he's referring to the players, Toms the leader and sets the tone on the field for games and practices.
  6. nashvillepatsfan

    nashvillepatsfan In the Starting Line-Up

    So, I guess all those posters that keep saying the team will fall apart without Tom, must be right :bricks: ;)
  7. pork3

    pork3 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    And to think, I thought it was Sergio Brown who ran the team. What a fool I am.

  8. smg93

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    I'm inclined to believe that Bob Kraft runs the organization and he delegates to BB who delegates to TB.
  9. nabwong

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    Not during sprints... :p
  10. MoLewisrocks

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    Bill has long understood that coaches can't set the tone, eventually players will tune them out. He's always relied on his core veteran players to set the tone and deliver the one voice message and to police the locker room. Brady is the chief of police so to speak. Cross him and neither Belichick nor Kraft is gonna save you...
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  11. Steve:Section 102

    Steve:Section 102 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    The fact that Maroney never played a snap that counted after giving up the Ray Lewis sack in the playoff blowout would go along with your statement.

    "I'm done, get him out of here."
  12. RhodyPatriot

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    I think Tom runs this Colt offense which is exactly why it's a Colt offense. He has zero say about any other aspect of the team.
  13. MoLewisrocks

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    Don't be so bitter Rhody. He'll be gone soon and then maybe they will do it your way...:bricks:
  14. PatsWickedPissah

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    If we really had sports journalists someone could write a long, interesting article about the many offensive players who worked their way into the Brady freeze out and off the team.
  15. RelocatedPatFan

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    But it's certainly a perspective for a first-second year player as they've been hearing about Brady during their football-formative years (last 11 so College and High School plus some) and getting to play with someone who's guaranteed lock as First Ballot HoFer.

    I would rather see awe and reverance in my younger players than too much arrogance/****iness. It certainly means he loves the game and hopefully understands what Brady did to get himself to this position (Hard work, dedication, always improving your game and listening).
  16. BradyManny

    BradyManny Pro Bowl Player

    Yeah, you're right - this team would be so much better if it didn't have an explosive passing offense. It's strengths really are run blocking and defense, and if they just got away from that pesky pass offense which brings them down, they might go 19-0.

    Great forum contribution, as always.

    BTW - as for that "Colt offense", you do realize that the Colts and the Patriots have represented the AFC in four of the last six Super Bowls. It really sucks how we're one of the best teams every year. That must get tiring for someone as unnecessarily negative as you.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2012
  17. Uncle Rico

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    I've always wondered how much impact Brady's missing '08 had on the locker room, and the problems of 2009. My understanding is that injured players aren't seen much around Foxboro, and I've gotta think part of that '09 team issues had to do with other players having too much influence in Brady's absence. As a fan, I believe Brady and BB both recognized this, and have reshaped the team back into their image, starting in the 09-10 off-season. All for the better.
  18. ctpatsfan77

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    The lockout might have contributed, but the biggest issue by far IMO was Afailius Thomas' realization that the Patriots simply could not cut him no matter what, because of the unique cap rules in place in 2009 (they would have had to take a $7M cap hit to get rid of him).
  19. KontradictioN

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    1. Kraft runs the organization.
    2. Belichick runs the team.
    3. Brady runs the offense.
  20. Brady_to_Moss

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    Tom does run this place..and i love it
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