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Re: Tom Brady officially said goodbye to New England
« Reply #75 on: March 17, 2020, 07:37:25 PM »

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Re: Tom Brady officially said goodbye to New England
« Reply #76 on: March 17, 2020, 07:40:38 PM »

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I love Tom and will always appreciate what he did in New England, but hoping at this point he totally crashes and burns. What problem could be so big that he can't come back to New England? If it is about money, then he can go screw himself (in the short term anyway). It's not like he isn't one of the wealthiest men alive as it is. If it's about proving himself in another venue, it's not like there's going to be a true gauge. He is super-old (for an NFL player) - it'll be more miraculous if he is successful than if he is not. If the Pats simply won't have him back (doesn't seem to be the case), then I retract everything I've said.

Joe Montana told him months ago not to do it - that it would be a mistake. I hope we all see that Montana was right.

Brady has nothing left to prove and he should've gone out on top but I guess that's his decision. The only one that I remember going out on top was Rocky Marciano ...

Re: Tom Brady officially said goodbye to New England
« Reply #77 on: March 17, 2020, 07:42:40 PM »

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With Betts and Tom Brady both gone, is Jayson Tatum the most prolific athlete in Boston now?

Re: Tom Brady officially said goodbye to New England
« Reply #78 on: March 17, 2020, 07:53:11 PM »

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I'll say this about the Pats -- the heart and soul of the team, the guys that give the team its identity, are guys like Devin McCourty, Matt Slater, Dante Hightower, and of course the Coach, Belichick.


I feel like pretty much the entire offense will need to be rebuilt, but you have to feel good about the future of the team given the infrastructure that is in place.


To some extend I feel like there's been a debate over whether the Pats were ultimately more Tom's team or a team defined by Bill and "the Patriot Way."

We now have our answer, and it means that the Pats have a chance to remain competitive for years to come instead of sliding into oblivion with Tom's departure.


Granted, there were reasons to think the same for the Spurs following Tim Duncan's retirement, and they've gradually slid into irrelevance the last few years.  Maybe they should have just hit the reset button instead of trying to hold on.  But the differences between roster building in the NFL and the NBA may mean that it makes more sense for the Pats to value culture and infrastructure over individual players.
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« Reply #79 on: March 17, 2020, 07:56:55 PM »

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I love Tom and will always appreciate what he did in New England, but hoping at this point he totally crashes and burns. What problem could be so big that he can't come back to New England? If it is about money, then he can go screw himself (in the short term anyway). It's not like he isn't one of the wealthiest men alive as it is. If it's about proving himself in another venue, it's not like there's going to be a true gauge. He is super-old (for an NFL player) - it'll be more miraculous if he is successful than if he is not. If the Pats simply won't have him back (doesn't seem to be the case), then I retract everything I've said.

Joe Montana told him months ago not to do it - that it would be a mistake. I hope we all see that Montana was right.
Yeah, totally with you. Name on the front is more important than the one on the back.

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« Reply #80 on: March 17, 2020, 08:04:26 PM »

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With Betts and Tom Brady both gone, is Jayson Tatum the most prolific athlete in Boston now?
No there are 3 hockey players I'd put in front of Tatum.

Re: Tom Brady officially said goodbye to New England
« Reply #81 on: March 17, 2020, 08:07:06 PM »

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I know that there's a solid contingent of Boston area people for whom the Bruins matter a lot and there are several very popular Bruins players.

(personally I've never been able to make myself care about hockey unless the Bruins are already in a deep playoff run)

With that said, I don't think there's any question that the guy with the biggest national profile in Boston sports now is Jayson Tatum, especially if you are thinking in terms of potential for becoming an even bigger star.
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« Reply #82 on: March 17, 2020, 08:09:16 PM »

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With Betts and Tom Brady both gone, is Jayson Tatum the most prolific athlete in Boston now?
No there are 3 hockey players I'd put in front of Tatum.
I might have 4 or 5. Rask, Pasta, Marchand and Bergeron. And Chara is a legend, first ballot HoFer.

Stephon Gilmore is also the defending DPOY in the NFL. He probably is ahead of Tatum.

Most of the guys I mention have rings as well, so there is that to take into consideration too.

Tatum has the potential to be the best most prolific athlete in Boston, but he isn't as good in his sport as some of these guys are in their sport. And he hasn't accomplished as much.

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« Reply #83 on: March 17, 2020, 08:11:33 PM »

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With Betts and Tom Brady both gone, is Jayson Tatum the most prolific athlete in Boston now?
No there are 3 hockey players I'd put in front of Tatum.
I might have 4 or 5. Rask, Pasta, Marchand and Bergeron. And Chara is a legend, first ballot HoFer.

Stephon Gilmore is also the defending DPOY in the NFL. He probably is ahead of Tatum.

Most of the guys I mention have rings as well, so there is that to take into consideration too.
Those are each good. And championships matter a bunch.

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« Reply #84 on: March 17, 2020, 08:14:32 PM »

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In a span of about 6 weeks, we lost these guys...  :'(



With Betts and Tom Brady both gone, is Jayson Tatum the most prolific athlete in Boston now?
No there are 3 hockey players I'd put in front of Tatum.
Do any of them have the national figure like Tatum? I can’t say that they do. I don’t think popularity in Boston is what JSD was talking about

Re: Tom Brady officially said goodbye to New England
« Reply #85 on: March 17, 2020, 08:16:26 PM »

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I hate to say it but a big reason for this is Belichick having awful drafts over the last few years. Team is now cash strapped with little to show for it. The Bucs have better pieces across the board on offense and could still afford to throw 30m at Brady.

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« Reply #86 on: March 17, 2020, 08:46:10 PM »

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Along with the Celtics and Bruins seasons.

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Re: Tom Brady officially said goodbye to New England
« Reply #87 on: March 17, 2020, 08:52:25 PM »

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Along with the Celtics and Bruins seasons.
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Re: Tom Brady officially said goodbye to New England
« Reply #88 on: March 17, 2020, 10:44:44 PM »

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Idk about you but...Brady passing to Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and OJ Howard?

This feels like 2007 but Bucs edition.

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« Reply #89 on: March 17, 2020, 10:59:53 PM »

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Idk about you but...Brady passing to Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and OJ Howard?

This feels like 2007 but Bucs edition.
Rumors are Antonio Brown will be following Brady to Tampa. Imagine adding him to them, that is, if Brown is allowed to play next year.