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  1. Pats_AZ

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    Just for fun....what players do you think will retire (be lifers) a Patriot?

    I would have to say Bruschi, Vrabel, Brady, Brown and Seymor off the top of my head.....who else?
     
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    Re: Who retires a Patriots?

    Hopefully #81
     
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    Re: Who retires a Patriots?

    Vrabel was not originally a Patriot.
     
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    Re: Who retires a Patriots?

    I know...i guess i should have said "retire or be a lifer"...or maybe i should have just said retire...man waiting for Sunday is making me stupid.
     
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    Re: Who retires a Patriots?

    I would bet that Light, Mankins, and Koppen all retire Pats, as well as the front 3 on defense. Our front office knows the importance of the trenches.
     
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    Re: Who retires a Patriots?

    On this note, put a little twist...Who do you think will return as asst. coaches?
     
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    Well, it don't grow on a rolling stone.
     
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    Chris Hanson for sure
     
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    I don't think Seymour will. Just a hunch.
     
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    I think its impossible to forecast this. Simply because, at the end of a player's career, he might not have a spot on the team, but he might still be willing to play elsewhere.

    Its not just about a player's desire to end their career with the team, and a team's desire to 'honor' the player.

    For instance, if Troy Brown wants to play next year; the only way he does might be on another team.
     
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    Assuming "lifer" means Patriot for entire career:

    Tom Brady
    Troy Brown
    Tedy Bruschi
    Kevin Faulk
    Stephen Gostkowski
    Ellis Hobbs
    Matt Light
    Lonie Paxton
    Benjamin Watson

    These are just wild guesses for the most part
     
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    I could envision the following players retiring after this season with another Super Bowl Championship:

    Tedy Bruschi
    Junior Seau
    Rodney Harrison
     
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    Brady leaves after his contract and plays 1-2 seasons with the 9ers. I've always believed that! It will happen!
     
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    Brady will retire a 49er at about the age of 36 or so,I agree with the poster above,Playing for the 49ers I am sure is a secret of Brady since he attended so many niners games and idolized Montana,There has got to still be some love for that team in his heart.
     
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    Adam Vinatieri for sure.
     
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    Agreed. I dont think Seymour will retire here.

    Brady
    Bruschi
    Brown
    Light
    Faulk

    Those are the first players who come to mind for me.
     
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    Re: Who retires a Patriots?

    That is hands down the most important aspect of the game and that has been the main constant on the Patriots team this decade. Light, Mankins Copper, Warren, Wilfork and Seymour seem like they've been there forever.
     
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    Do you think he'll be in any way effective at that point?
     
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    Why not!
    Look at Farve, Elway, even Young. They were pretty productive at that age.
     
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    as long as TB gets another ring and maybe one for the thumb before his contract is up, i won't care. but, i do believe that he will take a big contract somewhere else when this one expires. i think it will either be with a team that is underperforming economically in its local market or a team that is having trouble putting fannies in seats, for whom a silly salary for brady would be worth it. i don't see him going to SF, or anywhere, as a backup. i also don't think he'll wait for his skills to decline before he retires. he'll retire a starter on top of his game.
     
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