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  1. AzPatsFan

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    I am wholly surprised that no one questions the obvious weakness on this loaded team, now that they have signed Lamont Jordan.

    There is not an established reserve QB.

    BB/SP never let things like that happen, if they have the room to do something about it. Who do they pickup and sign when he's cut by Pack.

    TA DA... Bret Favre for a Total Surprise. He ends his career sitting behind Tom Brady. Pack sends him to AFC, long ways from Vikes and Bears. And the only team where he can't mess up the club.
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    I think Farvre is interested in basically the opposite of that idea. If he doesn't want to back up Rodgers, who at least has a chance of sucking, why would he want to back up Brady?
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    who was the backup last year?
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    Tom Brady actually played as Tom Brady's backup last year.

    (See: Dolphins game)
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    cassell. he's doing pretty good in tc so far. i think the pats are letting brady rest and give cassell more snaps in training camp to prepare him for the regular season.
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    thanks for answering. it was more rhetorical.

    cassel's days are numbered. i think it's his last season and i would not be surprised if he gets cut
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    They never let it happen. Um, you mean like last year?
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    Never? Who was the established reserve QB last season?
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    And the number is:
    the number of days between today and March 1, 2009.

    BB was satisfied with Matt Cassel as backup last year. Nothing has happened to make him change his mind since then.
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    so do you think:

    1. Pats carry 4 QBs

    2. O'Connell goes to the practice squad.

    3. One of them gets dumped
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    i say they cut guttierez and hope he makes it to ps, but we'll see come preseason
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    I don't think he'll ever make it to the PS with the current state of QB's in the league
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    I think if either Gut or Cassel get cut, they'll get snapped up PDQ as an instant back up somewhere.

    That said, just from reading the Blog's and notes on TC, Cassel seems to be doing ok.
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    1. They've done it before, but losing 1 of Cassell or Gutierrez doesn't sound that bad.

    2. KO would never make it to the practice squad. Almost guaranteed he'd be picked up on waivers first. You just know Mangini would love to stick it to BB by stealing his project QB.

    3. Answered in point 1.
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    Pats had no choice . The had only a few cap dollars then. Now they have 10 million plus. They only had three RB last year too. No one to fill in for Kevin if he got dinged. And he did... in the SB! (they missed his blitz pickups and a few FD from the backfield too.) This year they had the luxury of adding a fourth RB , and they did, and someone who can catch as well, too.

    I don't think the Pats trade anything but a "future consideration" for the rights to negotiate with Bret Favre, but they might give up a bucket of warm spit and a Xmas card.

    Bret said he wants to go to a "contendah" I think the Pats qualify as one. What "contendah" did you ever know that had no QB?

    N-O-N-E.

    Bret's contract has to be scraped/renegotiated, to a round a million or so. Otherwise he is free to go elsewhere to a "contendah", without a QB, whatever that is.
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    Why would Bret b/u in Foxboro when he could start in Miami? Can't imagine him backing up anybody happily.
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    The Lamont Jordon pickup is the answer ... if Brady goes down the Patriots offense will be a running game and a good one at that.
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    I think Peyton Manning would fit in well here as a backup.
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    if that were the case, brady better not get injured.
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    that's if our line remembers how to block
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    I think O-Line will see some new and potentially awesome players before we get too deep into the season. I believe BB even hinted in that direction in one of his post-TC press junkets.
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    They all get dumped and NE goes with 2 QB's with the backup being a Llama herder from Bolivia.
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    Well, acquiring Peyton Manning to be Brady's back up is about as realistic as the Pats acquiring Brett Favre.

    Favre isn't coming out of retirement to someone's back up even Brady's. Why would Favre leave his lush life in Mississippi because he misses playing football to hold a clipboard for Brady? Really.

    I'm guessing if Favre's only choices are to be a back up anywhere even for the Pats or take the Packers' $20 million and go home and retire, he chooses the money.
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    Yep, that lack of a veteran journeyman backup QB really screwed the Pats last year. Once it was obvious that Brady was unable to rollout against the Giants' pass rush, it was very obvious that BB was screwed without the option of Kelly Holcomb. And now this year, if the Pats can't land Byron Leftwich or Gus Frerotte, what will happen next?

    Wait, it's too deep into the season with minicamps being finished. I say the Pats should bring back Doug Flutie and Vinny Testaverde, play each of them for a half in each of the pre season games, and announce the winner at the grand opening of the newest Shaw's supermarket in a neighborhood near you.

    Or, maybe, just maybe, the management of this Patriots' organization has figured out that they are better off with the quarterbacks that have been working within the organization rather than those that have been released by multiple organizations that lose more games than they win.

    Yeah, I second guess decisions - it's part of being a fan. But after emotions subside, I accept that BB and SP know a whole lot more about the players than I do - without me having to take one single sip of the Kool Aid. And I am sure that they have both considered how the team would proceed if Brady were to be injured and a backup would need to take over.
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    If Brett was willing to be a backup, he'd stay in GB. The whole point is that he isn't. Fail.
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    JC! This again. Why do you think the Patriots drafted O'Connell? Obviously to create some competition among the backup QB's and decide who could actually step in and run what already is a very good offense without Brady(God forbid..knocks on wood 500 times). Favre isn't going through all of this crap to sit on the bench or go to a lousy team like the Jets.
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