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  1. Ras-IR Dowling

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    Yep not saying he's very insightful, just thought his Nantucket jibe was pretty good, and I do more or less agree with his take on the Tom vs Bill saga, his rationale fits the facts pretty well.

    So, who covering the Pats has a fastball?

    Can honestly say there's no one I go out of my way to read.
     
  3. mgteich

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    If Stidham isn't a good quarterback, I don't want to wait and be forced to start a rookie next year.
     
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    I don't understand the idea of drafting a quarterback to give Stidham the "desired competition." If Stidham needs a rookie challenger to light a fire under his butt, he doesn't deserve to be on the New England roster.
     
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    I liked the picture of Bill at his dining room table settling in for the draft. But I didn't see a glass of orange juice.
     
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    We need competition for Stidham because he might not be any good.
     
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    The competition might not be any good, and crucially, whoever is picked is unlikely to have the training camp and preseason time to show what he can do. People on this site who follow the college game say that next year's draft has a strong crop of quarterbacks. If Stidham fails, the Pats will have a losing record and an opportunity to pick a QB rated higher than anyone they could get this year at this point in the draft.
     
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    What’s the harm in taking one this year and one next? We should probably take one every year until we get someone we can be confident will be a franchise QB.
     
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    Fromm is the one I really don’t want. Why do I feel like we will.
     
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    "Desired competition" is a bad way to put it. IMO, the way BB looks at it, he wants to throw in as many as he can afford to, as far as roster management, and see who swims the best.
     
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    I'm fine with taking a quarterback in the sixth or seventh round, but not in the second or third. As a matter of fact, as a late round pick I sort of like Ben DiNucci, who has quarterbacked a very successful James Madison team down here in Virginia.
     
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    It’s more hedging bets. Stidham was a fourth round pick and Bill had to know Tom leaving was a possibility. If he felt strongly that stidham was cant miss, he’d have picked him higher than the fourth. The back up QB is also an older journeyman on a one year contract.
     
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    Just you. And you already provided the meme, so consider it reused.
     
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    BB's current opinion of Stidham is surely based almost entirely on what he's seen of him in preseason and in practices. I'm sure he cares not at all what round he drafted him in. It's been reported that based on Stidham's preseason and Belichicks noises about him, he would have gone in the lower half of the first round if he were re-drafted with this year's class. Hence the lack of interest in Love et al.
     
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    I have seen quite a bit of Hurts and Fromm. Seen them play more than Stidham. But just off of memory Stidham's Arm talent is better than both those guys in my opinion in terms of arm strength/accuracy
     
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    So what is your solution? Start a rookie this year? Give me your alternative.
     
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    Daniel Jeremiah saw all of last year's draft QBs participate in some event last year where they were all throwing around in their shorts and sneakers. He said just looking at all of them, including Kyler Murray, Tua, Lock, and a bunch of other QBs, that Stidham had the best arm of everyone.

    Jeremiah: Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham throws the best ball of anybody in draft
     
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    We hear this about everyone though, so color me skeptical. Remember when people on this board seriously thought we could trade Ryan Mallett to Cleveland for the #6 overall based on reports on how the Pats really like him?

    The proof is on the field in the games. We won’t really know what we have until Halloween (assuming the games start on time).

    It’s just smart business to bring in someone else besides Hoyer to hedge their bets and push Stidham. Preferably not today, but sometime tomorrow. It’s too important of a position.
     
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    Fromm's arm is stronger than Hurts'. Alabama and Oklahoma's burners frequently had to slow down at the top of their route on deep balls. Fromm has the stronger arm but he's cheeks as a QB in general (unless he's playing the Gators).
     
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