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Connor, how you doing today, buddy? Sir, I'm doing pretty well.
How are you doing? Good, man.
We're on, like, Tuesday now.
I'm starting to get over that starting to get over that loss a little bit from Sunday over the Texans.
How are you doing? How good? It seems like it's always so much worse on monday.
I feel like I feel better about it now.
I don't know why I'm more at peace.
Are you more optimistic? I am.
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Connor will not be with us this Thursday.
Is he will be celebrating Thanksgiving.
All right to me.
Thursday is just today here in Canada.
It's just Thursday working on a co host or a special co host for that day to help me out.
So I think I got him locked down just waiting to find out for sure.
Uh, corner before we Before we get in today's show, I do have to address one thing, and that's on YouTube.
But I have to apologize to the people s o.
When I upload the video, I select mid roll, which means they play ads mid roll through our replay because we always put the replay out the next day on YouTube.
And the description, the exact description of it.
I'll tell you guys right now, because I don't want you to think I'm Bs ing now.
I know if you do it online, you can go through and you can You can do it yourself.
I don't do it myself.
I just let them do it in.
The description for mid roll is by default.
Mid rolls will be placed at natural break points to balance the viewer, experience it, create a revenue.
So to me, I thought Okay, that's one or two ads, right? Yeah.
You to put 18 ads on our video last night s O.
People were quite upset that there were so many ads, so I apologize and we will not be putting mid roll ads going any further.
It's not that much.
It's not that much revenue.
And it's just annoying for the viewers.
So we are no longer putting on mid rolls. So we want to apologize.
But with that corner, why don't Yeah, they went very hard with that.
I want to get into the story of the day.
You cool with that? Yes, sir.
So we're gonna be looking at the Patriots air.
Still talking about the playoffs, man.
And I actually wrote about this on SportsCastr news today, so you can check that out if you want to read the whole article.
The corner the fan base has given up in.
Many are ready to blow this team up.
The media is declaring the end of a dynasty.
Tom Brady fans are pointing fingers at Bell Belichick and, you know, knowing grins.
The season is over and nobody should be talking about the playoffs.
But try telling that to the New England Patriots themselves.
Let me read you a few quotes from the Patriots players.
This comes from Jonathan Jones and Matthew Slater saying quote playoffs are possible.
Anything is possible is faras our goals, but I think it just starts with this week going out and taking it.
That was Jonathan Jones, Matthew Slater said.
I think if there ever comes a point in time that you lose faith in that, then this season is over.
If at any point leadership, coaches, players, staff.
If you lose belief, then you might as well throw in the towel.
And I don't think we're anywhere near that right now.
He went on to say.
We're going to remain confident in who we are and what we've done.
We've got some decent football players around here that have done alright over the years.
We'll see at the end of the day, whether it's good or enough or not.
But right now we're just gonna focus on taking things one day at a time and trying to go out there and get better.
Connor, let me ask you this, man, Even though the Patriots chances of making the playoffs are improbable and probably teetering on impossible at this point, despite what happens this season, the Patriots or four and six and probably aren't gonna make the playoffs is this.
Never give up attitude that we're hearing from the Patriots leadership.
Isn't this exactly what we want to hear is a fan base? Yeah, absolutely.
I mean, you don't want to see them just give up on the season when they're not mathematically eliminated.
And at this point, I think that they have full control over still making the playoffs, because if they win the last six games in a row, I would be shocked if they didn't make it.
So I mean, right now they're they're still completely still in it.
They still have an opportunity.
As improbable as it is, they have to go into each game expecting that they're capable of winning.
And if they win all six games that are left on the schedule, they're gonna make the playoffs now.
You were a little bit less optimistic about the Patriots on Sunday and on Monday.
Are you still as less optimistic, or do you feel there's a chance or you getting a little bit more confidence is as we get away from the loss and start moving into the Arizona game, there's a chance until they're mathematically eliminated.
There's still a chance.
I mean, there's a chance that nine and seven, they could make it.
That's probably really unlikely, because it looks like they're gonna be too many teams that get to that 10 and six threshold.
But again, until there, until they're completely eliminated, which to me they have to lose two more games to be completely done.
I'll keep giving them a chance.
Would you disagree at this point that it is improbable and teetering to impossible for the Patriots to make the playoffs? It's definitely improbable.
It's highly unlikely that they'll went off six games.
What kind of give away? Or you're gonna have the Patriots make the playoffs.
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We gotta come up with some huge thing that will do if they make the playoffs because, like you said, it's bordering impossible.
I mean, they still have a chance, so they could still do it.
But, I mean, we're gonna do something crazy.
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So the Patriots have been dealing with a lot this season with the whole covitz situation.
Injuries around the offensive line.
Let's not forget about the player opt outs prior to the season, and now running back Rex Burkhead says his recently injury will keep him sidelined for the rest of the season.
What we know about Birkhead is he scored the game winning touchdown in the 2019 a F C championship game against Kansas City.
He was having one of his best years of his career this year with a combined 466 yards, six touchdown, six touchdowns, rushing and receiving.
His injury is the latest blow to the Patriots running back group that's already made several adjustments.
Rex Burkhead has been the spark of the Patriots offense this season, and even as the most optimistic Patriots fan, they need to win out to have any chance to make the playoffs.
Is it possible at this point, without Birkhead in the lineup, it's gonna make it a lot more difficulty, and they're really gonna need James White to step up? We haven't seen much of James White this year.
He's definitely been a little bit off the side the past few weeks, but Rexburg has having probably his best season of his career until, until obviously up until that injury.
So it's gonna be difficult because whenever they have needed to spark and he's also been so consistent the whole year, whenever they needed that spark, he's consistently provided it.
He's been such a bright spot for the offense, so it's just gonna make it a lot more difficulty.
And I wish him the best of luck.
He's been such a great player for the Patriots, and he's just a classic.
He's just a great guy, man.
I I hope he comes back.
I really dio well.
That brings me my next question.
Given what we've seen out of Burke had this season both he and James White or both free agents in 2020 and 2021 assuming the Patriots can Onley resign one of them will we see Birkhead back with New England, or did we just watch his final game with the Patriots on Sunday? That's tough.
I think if they had to pick between the two, I think James whites going to get more money on the open market, I think he's going to get like, some shame, marine type money and he's gonna go somewhere else, I wouldn't be surprised at all to not see James White come back.
Um, I think they'll probably be able to get Birkhead again.
I feel like Birkhead will be relatively cheap, and I feel like he likes it here.
I think he's gonna want to stay in the window.
And so I don't think he's really gonna go out there and test the waters like James White. Mike.
Yeah, to me it would be very disappointing to lose.
Rexburg had this way, especially after the seat.
I mean, we came out here each and every week talking about how Rexburg had was just a spark of the offense, and even if the Patriots didn't need him toe win out, I so badly would have wanted him to be a part if they pull off the miracle and and make it to the playoffs.
I saw what a badly would have wanted him to be a part of that and be able Thio contribute to that success because he's just been I mean, he's been the ultimate player and I'm not just saying that because I love him.
I mean, when we talk about the epitome of the Patriots way non selfish.
Do your job. Next man up.
You know we're not.
We're gonna use you like crazy against the Raiders were hardly gonna use you against Denver.
Doesn't complain, just goes and does his job.
I love Rex Burkhead.
I hope he heals up, and I hope that he's back with the Patriots next year.
Yeah, I agree. Completely.
Connor Tom Brady faced another lost last night.
Yeah, bad for the second time this season, Tom Brady.
Skip the end of game handshake when it was Aaron Rodgers or when it was Derek Carr after wins this year, Tom Brady had no problem trotting to the middle of the field to shake hands and have a chat when it was Nick Foles, both in Super Bowl 52 in October, or Jared Goff and Week 11 on prime time on Monday Night Football, Brady did not meet the opposing quarterback in the post game and show sportsmanship.
And the bottom line is, is that the current Tampa Bay Buccaneer and former New England Patriot quarterback tends to avoid the handshakes and loss, and ah, lot of people aren't happy about it.
Shannon Sharpe tweeted this about Brady snubbing Jared Goff Last night, he said, Quote, I guess Brady doesn't know golf well enough to shake his hand after losing.
Yet he knows every quarterback after he wins.
Brady is full of what that Elefant left on the show ground.
His attitude is bull jive, and it's time to call his ass out.
Now there are two camps on this issue right now.
People who dislike Tom Brady and are pointing out that he's a sore loser.
Shannon Sharpe is an example of that.
But there are people who are fans of Brady, and they are necessarily defending him.
But they're sort of rationalizing the snub.
Henry McKenna, a Patriots.
Weir said this about Brady.
Not shaking Goff's hand, he said, Quote I, for one, don't really care whose hand Brady shakes and does not shake.
Should he be more consistent? Sure, Should Brady do it to set a good example for the youngsters? Yeah, it's an easy thing to do and appease the masses, but is it a big deal that he skips it formally? No, not really.
It's a professional sport, but it's hardly a gentleman sports.
So if Brady elects to leave the field after stinker, then so be it. End quote.
I think what's made the situation even worse was Jared Goff stood at the middle of the field looking for Brady, and after ESPN showed golf standing, looking around, it zeroed in on Brady, walking off the field with an absolute miserable face.
Look on his face.
Okay, so, Connor, you have openly supported Tom Brady this season.
You haven't necessarily cheered for him, but you've been supportive.
Is this story being manufactured by people who dislike Brady? Or do you think it's a bad look that Brady has snubbed another opposing quarterback after a loss? A little bit of both, but it's definitely showing he is being a sore sport, that's for sure.
I mean, and he can't say that.
It's because of co vid, because now they're showing how inconsistent he's been.
You know, when they win, he's right out there shaking hands and pat people on the back and saying, Great game.
Well, then, when they lose, he's storming off the field and not shaking anyone's hand.
So which one is it either year? You wanna congratulate somebody at the end of the game? Well, you don't It's like it right now.
It depends on the outcome for him, and that's just kind of being a source for it.
Everything about this season has been a bit of a tough look for Brady.
He left the Patriots and had some devoted fans turned on him.
Bruce Arians has been calling him out publicly after bad performances like Crazy.
Yeah, he advocates for Antonio Brown, and Brown is immediately back in the spotlight with another off field issue.
You got the whole handshake debate.
Brady throws a terrible interception last night in a moment of the game that you wouldn't want anybody but Brady in that position.
If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers don't win a Super Bowl in the next two years, will all of this and what's all of this and what's left to come? Well, it tarnished Brady's reputation a bit.
Or will it at least be looked at as a terrible decision on his heart on his part? Because Bill Belichick has taken a lot of heat for Brady leaving.
But could we see some shade starting to be thrown in Brady's directions? What your overall thoughts on this, um I mean, probably it all depends.
I feel like they'll still be.
The two camps will be the one camp that always says, You know, it's not Brady's fault no matter what.
Even if they don't win the Super Bowls, they won't really say anything.
And then there's the other side who is gonna be all over the fact that they don't win the Super Bowl and that, you know, he never should have left New England blah, blah, blah, which I think it was time for them to just mutually part ways.
Especially, I've already said a million times after reading the dynasty.
It was this kind of time for them to both go their separate ways.
Brady needed to go somewhere else.
Spellcheck needed to stay, But it's it's hard to say if it will really Ton ish his reputation.
He's already been to nine Super Bowls and won six, and he has all the MVPs and all the Aqua mates seeking want by now.
But it won't help.
I don't think it was a tarnish mint of his accomplishments and him as a quarterback.
It was Maura tarnishing of his reputation as a person.
E think that's more what I was getting at.
I mean, Tommy Blue Eyes has looked at is you know, good golly, gosh, do all the right things.
Say all the right things.
Joe was asking a good question here on Facebook.
Remember anybody on SportsCastr or Facebook? If you have a question, please drop a question, he said.
Is this the real Brady? Have we perhaps not seen the rial Tom Brady, you know, was there a little bit of a filter with Bill Belichick? But he did.
He did snap Jared Goff after the Super Bowl, so it's not like we hadn't seen this in New England.
I think it's just being more magnified now because it's Tom Brady and be because of the sort of situation that's surrounding it this year.
There's a lot of people who look for reasons to hate Tom Brady, and he's not really doing himself any favors.
Yeah, that's very true as well.
Now it's really is going to start to be highlighted.
Peyton Manning is a semi finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction this year is for it's his first year of eligibility.
Manning is widely considered a lock as a first ballot he'll have a chance to go in with his former Indianapolis teammate Reggie Wayne Wayne, who has the 10th most receiving yards NFL history, is in his second year of eligibility.
Do you agree that Peyton is a first ballot lock, or is there any reason that Peyton shouldn't go this year? Now? I think it should be a lock.
Peyton Manning was phenomenal for year after year after year.
And when I think Hall of Famer, that's exactly what I think is someone who was consistently a pro Bowler over and over and over again and he won the Super Bowl twice.
He went to What was it? Four Super Bowls? I want to say, uh, hey, want won two and lost two 121 loss to right.
So he went to four Super Bowls.
He won multiple MVPs.
He was consistently a Pro Bowler.
He's the epitome of a Hall of Famer.
I think he should definitely be a first out Hall of Famer.
Okay, so I think it sounds absolutely crazy to do this, but I'm gonna ask a Patriots fan to defend Peyton Manning for a second.
Okay? I like to read you a tweet by a guy who calls himself Shut up, Steve.
And I just love for you to give your opinion on this tweet.
Okay, shut up, Steve, writes quote.
Peyton Manning will get into the Hall of Fame, but he's not a Hall of Fame quarterback.
By my reckoning, you have to indisputably be the best player at your position for an extended period of time.
And there was almost always someone better his entire career end quote.
So then, in that situation that almost nobody would be considered a Hall of Famer.
So what? What that sounds like, he's saying, is that Tom Brady was better than him or they were.
They were not connect Brady one more times than not.
But since that happened, then Tom Brady would be the only person for that span that would be a Hall of Famer.
So would that leave like Aaron Rodgers out? I don't know. I don't know.
I thought the same thing.
So like when you got like So obviously I grew up in the era of Randy Moss and Terrell Owens, so only one of the only one of them on only one of them could be Hall of Famers, right? Yeah.
I thought the tweet was absolutely ridiculous.
Is Well, I just I wanted to get your opinion on it.
Uh, yeah, that's all it is.
And I think that and I think it's the same what we're seeing with Tom Brady.
I think at times that people just get the rocks off on taking down good people.
You know, um, I got a eso.
The Brady Manning rivalry, in my opinion, was probably the greatest rivalry in sports at the time.
I'm not saying it's the greatest rivalry ever, but at the time that was, I think it it surpassed.
You know, Red Sox Yankees.
I think it's surpassed Canadians.
Bruins like I think that, you know it surpassed Lakers Celtics.
It was the rivalry at the time.
How much did you enjoy those games? And do you have any favorite moments from the Brady from the Brady Manning rivalry? Honestly, man, it's it's sad to think about it because it's over.
And those were probably the greatest Patriots moments I have is just those awesome shootouts between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, and there were so many of them.
One of my favorite memories was probably, I think it was the either the 3 4004 season.
It was during the regular season.
Both the Patriots and the Colts had great records.
Colts might have been undefeated, and the Colts came all the way down the field to about the one yard line, and the Patriots stuffed in four plays in a row.
William McGuinness came across on fourth and one stop him after he was injured about 60 seconds before, and the Patriots beat him and the Patriots went on to win the Super Bowl that year.
That was one of my favorites.
That was one. My favorites.
My man Willie McGinest.
Yeah, dude, I'm the same.
I used to circle those games of my calendar.
I couldn't wait to watch what he went to.
Denver was still awesome.
Yeah, it was, I mean, that last a F C championship battle.
You know, there was a part of me when he hugged Belichick and said, This is probably my last rodeo, you know, when he was heading up to the Super Bowl.
I almost felt sad about that because I hated Peyton Manning, but I respected Peyton Manning.
There was such a A deep mutual respect.
And then I've actually began to enjoy Peyton Manning his retirement like he's actually a really funny, witty guy.
There's no problems poking fun of himself.
Um, he was great on Saturday Night Live.
I don't know if you ever saw those three SP skits that he did, where it was like him at the retirement home and bring his grandmother and him had a rivalry.
And and then when he was hosting the Super Bowl party and cheering for Atlanta for for the comeback.
I mean, he's just a funny guy.
Um, can poke fun of himself.
Obviously, him and Tom Brady are good friends off the field.
Another huge drivers.
I loved it. It's funny.
My biggest rivalry or my biggest memory and Joe is pointing it out was probably go for the failing from the Patriots going forward on fourth down.
That, and blowing the divisional.
It was a divisional championship, the A F C championship, the when the Patriots had 21 to 6.
5 and the Colts came all the way back.
So those were tough.
I always remember the loss.
I always tell people the bitterness of defeat is always stronger than the joy of winning on.
We wanna Marcus Marcus says it was the 2013 and over time that was Marcus is, uh, that was that was not the Wes Welker fumble.
It was that game right on the kickoff.
Uh, it was something to do with that.
All right, we're going to switch gears off of football for a second man.
The Boston Red Sox are showing interest in left handed starter J A happ.
This is according MLB's John Maroc.
John Maroc, the Adam Schefter.
The baseball world obviously half turned 38 in October.
47 e R A 19 earned runs 49 a half innings with 105 whip and ninth inning started for the New York Yankees in 2020.
Hey, held the opposition to a to await batting average.
Happens also enjoyed a lot of success pitching at Fenway Park.
A zoo visitor, he's seven and two.
He's got a to 57 a.
He's gotta wanna wait.
He's got that's in 12 outings, 11 older starts Hey has held Red Sox hitters to a slash line of this kind of unbelievable 207 to 68 3, 31 5, 99 66 a half innings at Fenway.
Now J hop is somebody I'm very familiar with.
He had to separate runs here with the Toronto Blue Jays.
His first stint was okay.
His second stint.
He became a major contributor to the Blue Jays postseason run.
That being said happens, 38 years old.
He'd be 39 at the Red Sox, made a run into next October with his age.
Does this seem like a smart move for the Red Sox? Or does this sound like a desperate move for a team that desperately needs pitching? I think this is the perfect move for them to go out there and trying to sign him to a one year deal and trying to win the world Siri's because right now that's really all that they're missing.
They have a few starters who I think you're gonna be really good.
I expect Chris Sale to come back very strong.
I think Eduardo Rodriguez is gonna be really good.
All these gonna be good.
They're really just They need another guy or two and I think J J.
A happ would be perfect, especially if they just give him a one year deal.
They're both on the same page that he wants to come in.
Just try and pitch and win a world.
Siri's and the Red Sox just need a guy for a year.
Well, okay, so J a happ is sort of that hard hat and lunch pail type of picture.
Um, that he seems like kind of the athlete that Red Sox fans gravitate outside of the major stars.
You know, they love the lunch pail guys.
Could you see Hap becoming a bit of a fan favorite? Obviously, it will depend on performance, but let's say he's performing adequately.
Not great, but adequately.
Could you see him becoming a bit of a fan favorite in Boston? Yep.
Yep, as long as he performed at least pretty well, I feel like the Boston crowd would love them.
That's exactly who they eat up.
I love that I like that saying right there.
What was that saying? The lunch lunch.
Pay on a hard hat, hard hat, lunch pail type of work.
Yes, yes, that's the epitome of who the Boston Red Sox would like.
So the final story I wanna look at today's another Red Sox story.
So apparently the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs had talks about Chris Bryant over the summer before the August 31st trade deadline.
And that was according to Sean McAdam of the Tribune.
But he report reports of those discussions, haven't gained much tracks and then or now a trade now that he says seems highly unlikely now.
Brian, he turned 29 in January, is a free agent after the 2021 season, and he's known to be available.
He's known to be available in trade talks of the Cubs under the new president of operations, Jed Hoyer.
Azi looks to reshape the roster now.
The former third overall pick struggled at the plate in 2020 when 206 for 6 44.
P s in just 34 games last season, but was an All Star for his third time in 2019.
What do you think the reaction would have been from the Boston fan base of this trade happened and what kind of impact.
Do you think that would have made for the team? I mean, I think the Boston fan base would have liked it.
I know last year he didn't play very well, but 2019, he had a really good season, was actually looking at this the other day and saw that.
But it's also hard to say because you know JD Martinez didn't have a good year in 2019.
Rafael Devers had a really down year.
Um, there were a bunch of guys who expect next season to bounce back that had poor 2019 showings.
And with him or in being 29 I think the Red Sox fans would have loved it.
Other thing, though I was reading is that they would have had to try and turn him into an outfielder because he's currently playing third base and Rafael Devers, I think, is gonna be the third baseman, hopefully for years to come because I think the Red Sox left side of the infield with Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts is gonna be there for a long, long time, but it would have found this fought for him.
I don't know if you're reading the chicken blog's comments on on SportsCastr.
It's exactly what he's saying, uh, in the comments section, and it kind of actually adds to my question.
If the trade would have gone through a what do you think Boston would have had to give it up for him, And I'm sure it would have been prospects be Where would he fit in the lineup again? Where is he gonna play? Hey, can play first base as well When they won the World Series, I think.
Anthony Rizzo was playing first base.
So check that he made the throw to write down Anthony Anthony Rizzo.
Right when you But where would you fit in the lineup? We okay, so obviously he would have to convert the outfield Probably would have been left field right? That's that's where you put a guy right field.
You got have a really strong arm for right field and center.
Where would he fit in the lineup of the of this current Boston teams? Well, that's hard to say.
He probably would have been, you know, like the fifth of the sixth guy at that, at that rate, because I feel like Rafael Devers is kind of stuck at 21 I don't know what's gonna happen, because Ben Attendee was a disaster in the leadoff spot last year.
But then I e feel like the middle of the lineup kind of solidified with Xander Bogaerts and JD Martinez.
I feel like there would be three and four for a while to come.
She probably would've been a great guy right there at fifth.
And you've mentioned before that you believe Martinez will bounce back with Cora back is the manager.
Yep. I have faith in JD Martinez.
Okay, My final question for you.
Then we'll turn to the audience for a couple of questions before we wrap up.
Chris Bryant plays for one of the most popular teams in Major league baseball, right? But he garnered a lot of attention as a rookie when the Cubs decided to keep him in Triple A until May so they could have another year of control over his contract.
Remember, his agent made a big deal about that.
Um, I mean, that was even huge news here in Canada like that dominated a lot of our sports talk radio.
Bryant was also instrumental and part of snapping the Cubs World Series drought.
With all that being said, do you think if he joined a team like the Boston Red Sox, even coming from the Cubs, would it have increased his popularity beyond where he is now? Um, probably because it would have introduced them to a whole another major market and the MLB.
There's a few markets that are enormous, you know, obviously, the New York Yankees, the Chicago Cubs? Uh, L a Boston, you know, though, in Philadelphia's pretty big, But those are like the main cities.
I feel like where there's just huge publicity, obviously go into a huge city like Boston.
I think it would just introduce him to a whole nother crowd, and I don't think that would have hurt his popularity.
I think of anything that would have helped it.
Okay, I got a couple of Red Sox questions.
Here's from SportsCastr from a chicken blog's Yep, obviously is dead, he says.
Question for Connor, who will start at second base for the Red Sox.
I'm saying Jeter down steals the job.
That's a really good question.
Have they come out? The chicken will know and said anything about Dustin Pedroia.
I feel like Dustin Pedroia is.
You know, it's inevitable that he's gonna retire this season, but I think he's technically still on the payroll and is still trying to make a comeback.
But I hope for Dustin Pedroia sake.
He's getting ready to retire.
But we saw a couple of kids last year. They came up.
Russo is one of them who looked pretty good.
It's gonna be interesting to see what happens there.
I really don't know who is going to steal the second day's position.
It says Dustin Pedroia in Boston.
Red Sox will discuss mutual understanding to end his playing career soon.
Maybe they're going to discuss what his what it's gonna look like this year.
Second base is gonna be a prospect, though, because I think it could be that kid a ruse.
OAS? Well, I'm saying his name.
Michael Russo. Erazo.
Do you think J B J will be resigned, or will the Sox move on? I think they'll move on from J B.
J. I think his price tag is gonna be too high.
And just his story whose J. B.
J Jackie Bradley Jr Okay, so he played center field.
You have to say his name.
I didn't know what his initials So he's a obviously a phenomenal, phenomenal fielder, but he's been hitting low 200 for like three years now.
And I think someone's gonna pay him, like, $10 million a year at this point, Probably not the Red Sox.
Okay, so Joe did get a jump on everybody in the questions and sent us a a tweet about his questions that he had for tonight.
So I'm gonna look at them.
I don't know if we have time to answer all.
There's a lot here, but he said, I'm gonna post this question to Twitter as well, since since 2010, the Patriots have drafted 15 combined total of 15 receivers and tight ends.
That doesn't include UDF's.
The Ground drafted Mitchell, Gronk and Hernandez.
Sorry, Mitchell, Gronk and Hernandez are the Onley ones that the team has developed.
ISO is still a work in progress, and Harry is a question Mark Bellis.
Check and get a player, Belichick, and get players from other teams off a free agency, so I don't put it on him as a GM.
Here's what I want to know.
With all the rookie receivers and tight end since 2000 and 10 that Belichick has brought in, why does it seem Bills Positional guys have trouble developing.
Those two position guys went from elsewhere in their early development, started on other teams, and the Patriots just tweak and they were taught.
Why does the organized station struggled to develop young players, mainly at thes two positions? That is a very good question that is backed up by some fact that I really don't know why.
Because it shows 15 guys and what was it? Three of them really panned out, and 12 people haven't.
There's something there since 2010, and I don't know.
I don't know what it is because they have.
They do a heck of a job developing people at the cornerback position in the offensive line position, so I don't know what it is when it comes to receivers in tight ends.
I don't know if it's just not good talent.
I really don't know.
I think some of its luck of the draw.
I mean, Joe, I'm going to give the Patriots a little bit of a pass on tight end.
Yes, is developing player, but he was drafted in the seventh round.
Uh, the book is still out on Ozzie, Ozzie and Dalton.
Keen, but he developed Gronk.
He developed Hernandez.
He developed Ben Watson prior to moving on from Watson the Gronk.
So his history, up until then was a little bit better when it comes to wide receiver.
I mean, really, Julian Edelman is really the only star.
Him and Dion Branch are the only two that really start both the Super Bowl MVPs, by the way, that they really developed.
I don't know why, um, but I think that, uh can we blame positional coaches? I mean, they've had tons of wide receiver coaches, you know that.
Have that have taken shots at it. It hasn't worked.
Maybe it's just the way they develop their they, you know, it's a crapshoot, but look how they've hit on offensive lineman.
That's the way I look at it, and I think as Patriot fans sometimes, and I know I have, And it wasn't till I actually started working for SportsCastr that I started appreciating what we have an offensive line because I'm talking to guys that are like Ravens fans and Colts fans and giant fans.
And these guys were talking about Oh, I want to give this offensive lineman $2025 million.
So this guy's gotta make, like 20 million.
Oh, yeah, they're gonna give this guy.
I'm like the Patriots don't give offensive Lineman $20 million.
I couldn't believe they gave Joe Tony a franchise tag for 15.
Like our best offensive lineman outside of Joe Tunisia's Marcus Cannon.
He's making our Shaq Mason.
He's making $6 million.
So where Belichick mrs on the wide receivers? Yeah, he could just go out and get the Wes Welker's and the Danny Amendola's and Chris Hogan's With World and pay them a little bit of money and develop offensive lineman like David Andrews and Isaiah Win and Canon.
And I mean, everybody on that offensive line is a Bill Belichick product.
It's a homegrown product, and then Mike on, we knew he's already hit with 1/5 round pick that they're gonna have three years of of of weeks salary.
So I think that yeah, he misses on wide receiver, but again, he hits in those cornerback position safety positions he doesn't always hit on corner.
He could miss corner.
I mean, we saw a lot like the Duke Dawson's of the world and that kind of thing.
Um, so, yeah, it's and Savino, Gambino says.
I always thought that certain receivers were drafted because of the system we ran, and I agree.
I think at times he might look at a nikkila Harry over a you know, uh, DK or or someone like that, because it's like, Hey, he fits our system a little bit better.
I was just happened to be watching the draft call for Kyle Duggar today, and Robert Kraft was talking to us when they were calling you, and you kept saying to him, You're our kind of player.
I think some people overlooked you, you know? But you're a hard worker.
Your you know, your leader.
There's a certain character that fits the Patriots organization when he's picking players.
Guys like Julian Edelman fit that character.
That's why they all kind of seem cut from the same cloth.
That's why I'm surprised that they just don't draft all Alabama players, you know, and because you know that Nick Saban like them so Bell Bell check is gonna like them.
But Belichick loves rockers.
He loves rockers because his kids went to Rockers Corner.
Any final thoughts before we wrap it up for the night? Six and oh six and L.
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