the New England Patriots are the most thought about loved in hated team in the NFL.
Whether people want to admit it or not hate us gonna hate.
And as a fan of the New England Patriots, I think this is the most common phrase that comes out of our mouths.
The Patriots have come a long way since 2002 when people were rallying around the scrappy underdogs who were preparing to face the so called greatest show on turf.
Fast forward to 2020.
And NFL fans everywhere are rejoicing in the fact that they didn't have to watch the Patriots play on Super Bowl Sunday, and they don't have to watch them play in the Super Bowl.
Yesterday, the Lamar Hunt Trophy returned to Arrowhead Stadium, even though it's really never been there before.
On the other side of it, Jimmy Garoppolo was preparing to go back to his third Super Bowl, this time as a starter.
And yet I spent yesterday being bombarded about the Patriots not going to the Super Bowl, even though we've known this for over two weeks.
But unlike a lot of the Twitter warriors and Pats Nation, I don't get upset by the haters because they honestly make no impact on my life whatsoever.
Regardless of what happens in Miami in two weeks or what happens to the Patriots in the next 10 years, I have had the pleasure of watching the Patriots compete in 10 Super Bowl since the nineties.
Win six of them, and nobody can ever take that away from me.
We don't need a Packers fan to validate what Tom Brady, the Patriots and everything they've accomplished over the last 20 something years.
If Max Kellerman wants to tweet that Patrick Mahomes is the best football player in the history of the NFL, let him getting upset about the click bait media or a bunch of trolls on Twitter will do nothing but get you upset, and there'll be absolutely nothing you can do about what they say.
A few years ago, I was watching an old Eazy E interview, and they were asking him about his beef with his former N W A members and some of the backlash that he was getting from the fans and the media.
And he said exactly what guys like Kellerman and Nick right live by.
Quote any attention is good attention.
Nick Right, doesn't want to send out a passive aggressive Patriots tweets so that we won't react.
Nicky the click bait media troll.
See, he wants us to respond, and every time I click on one of his teeth tweets and I see it flooded with Patriot fans calling him all sorts of names, I just think stop it because it's exactly the response that is looking for.
If we were really serious about shutting up with Nick Rights and the Max Kellerman's of the world, we just wouldn't respond.
That's why we can say anything we want to either them, and neither of them will block us, because everything they say is for a reaction.
Rob Parker, on the other hand, well, he believes every take and every stand that he makes, regardless of the blowback or how stupid it makes him sound.
That's why so many of us live in the blocked world of Rob Parker.
But it's not just the national fake news media with pretend journalists who are looking for reactions.
Reporters and I use that title loosely.
But reporters like Ben Volin have also resorted to trolling Patriot fans as an attempt to keep himself relevant.
And now we're seeing this guy, Gary Tang a a guy I'd never heard of before.
Who suddenly has insight on Tom Brady.
If we really wanted to hurt these fraud, media heads don't respond and call them idiots or stupid.
Just ignore them because that's what will truly hurt them.
Show their bosses that we don't want to hear from them at all.
If we were able to do that, then we would have won the social media battle.
But the most important thing to remember is don't get mad because that's exactly the reaction that they're looking for.
It's so easy to target the Patriots and their fan base.
Shannon Sharpe doesn't really want the Patriots to go away because in his ratings would go away.
Nobody is going to continue tuning in to hear the media Gosh, all over Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson.
I remember former W C W executive producer Eric Bischoff said, and it was perfect when he said, Quote, controversy creates cash the moment the Patriots are not getting the reaction that people are hoping for.
Wow, all these people will turn on the Kansas City Chiefs.
And then it will be the kingdom's turn to defend their quarterback, their coach in their legacy, the Patriots are a team that papal hate or the Patriots are a team that people love to hate.
And as Patriot fans, we could have the satisfaction of shutting these talking heads up and all.
We would have to do it. Shut ourselves up.
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I got a whole list of stuff as usual that I want to talk about, because the media doesn't take a day off, so I don't take a day off and it doesn't matter where we are in the world of the New England Patriots, what part of this season we're in? We've always got a lot of things to talk about, man.
And I got a big reading list tonight.
We're gonna talk about six potential targets the Patriots could, or six potential draft targets that the Patriots could look at in this year's draft.
We're gonna talk about how ex Patriots assistant coach Shadow Shay will not be returning to the Patriots.
We're gonna look at an interesting article, which is five Patriots takeaways from the conference championship this weekend.
We're gonna look at how the Patriots structured Tom Brady's contract to allow renegotiation, and I guess we got to talk about UFC.
Is Dana White and him saying that Tom Brady will play for the Raiders if he leaves the Patriots, which is, Ah, brand new one? Because all this time I was in the belief that he was playing gonna play for the Chargers.
I still think he's coming back to the Patriots.
I'm not worried about that, but the new cycle continues on and the rumors continue on.
Everybody, as we all know, is going to have some sort of take on what the Patriots are going to do.
But there's a lot to talk about.
We've already wasted eight minutes and 24 seconds.
That means that we got to get this thing rolling, get this thing going because here a DP and we like football.
We like football season and everything that goes with it.
And let's start with the New England Patriots six targets in the 2020 NFL draft to renew the dynasty.
This article comes from fans sided, and it's Michael Johnson who wrote it.
But before we really get into the meat of of what the article said before, I start sharing the six people that he thinks the patriot of Target, let's talk a little bit about.
I will talk about specific players, but I'll talk about the positions that I believe the Patriots your target.
I think that the Patriots need to use the first round draft pick and take a tight end.
They can have their pick on any TV that they want in the draft this year.
Nobody is going to be doing that in the first round, and the only team that's really in desperate need to fill that tight end position is New England Patriots Now.
I still believe that they need to do it.
They need to do it through free agency and through the draft.
And I want to see them looking guys of gods and Hooper Henry and then start looking some of those guys in the draft.
That's what I think.
I think you need to replenish basically the offensive line of sorts.
You need to replenish the tight ends.
You need to replenish the offensive line, maybe try to look at it, maybe a receiver.
But I think you look for the big men in the draft and you try to address the receiver to free agency.
Even though I've said before, I don't necessarily believe that the Patriots need to draft or need to sign a receiver this year.
I believe if you make the tight end position dominate again, then settlements anew and Harry will be good enough and then you could just bring in support guys around them.
Of course, you got Jacoby Meyers, so you really only need one more.
Maybe two more receivers, and they don't have to be the age a greens of the world.
That could be anybody.
Bloods get into it here, So talk to the New England Patriots dynasty.
Coming to an end has persisted, but these 2020 NFL draft targets could help renew the run atop the NFL.
The dynasty is dead, at least according to millions of New England Patriots haters.
The Patriots were one and done in this postseason after Derrick Henry led the Tennessee Titans to victory.
So it's time for the Patriots to look ahead to the 2020 draft and to silence the critics and keep this dynasty alive.
Now I think that we all agree, and we all believe this dynasty is nowhere near being finished.
Like I said, the stairway toe having a stairway to seven, the staring has seven is just It took a little bit of a detour, a little bit of a break.
I don't believe that it's done.
The most glaring question for the future of arguably the greatest quarterback to play the game, Tom Brady, is he wasn't himself this season, but he did fall out.
But did he fall off the proverbial cliff, or was it a lack of weapons surrounding him that made him look pedestrian? Despite having the ninth rank passing offense in terms of of yards per game? The easy answer is the ladder.
Yes, the 43 year old Brady looked less than you, his usual self, but he didn't have the talent to help him, either.
Consequently, the Patriots were below average and offensive categories like third down conversion percentage is where they finished 18th.
So they also had one of the worst red zone offense is finishing this season ranked number 26 with the 49% convergent reading.
According to Pff, the Patriots had a good offensive line in 2019 but that doesn't mean that's the draft can help them there.
They have to, Lyman said, to be free agents with Joe Tooni and Ted Caress.
So they have to have their eye on trench players Now.
I think the Patriots Congar Oh, and re signed Ted cares.
I think Joe Tune is gonna cost you a fortune.
I think if you're gonna invest in skill players, invest in keeping this defense somewhat alive.
You can't afford Joe to me, just like on the defensive side of things.
You probably can't afford Danny Shelton again.
And you can't afford, um, Kyle Van Noy, especially if you want to bring back Jimmy Collins and Devin McCourty, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
Now, even though I don't think the Patriots need to necessarily address the wide receiver situation well, Michael Johnson disagrees with me because Number six on his list is KJ Handler, the wide receiver out of Penn State.
Here's what he had to say about Handler.
The Patriots aren't a team who will pass on a player that could change their offense, one of the things missing in 2019 with speed.
If they want to extend Tom Brady's playoff run beyond the first round, they'll need weapons around him.
Bill Belichick has taken flyers on veterans speed receivers.
Brandin cooks help their offense a great deal, but he was shipped away for financial reasons.
They brought in Philip Door, set via trade from the Indianapolis Colts, but he hasn't panned out.
Brady doesn't have the arm he once had, so we needs a guy he can dump it to that will make things happen.
And Penn State's K J.
Hammer is the guy the Patriots need.
People will try to talk themselves out of loving handler because of his size.
At five foot, £976 however, he brings too much to the table.
No, he's not a true boundary receiver, but at the line of scrimmage, he's difficult to touch.
He gets off the liquid, quickness in hand speed as a deep threat.
He's second, and none, thanks to his speed.
Where he makes his money is inside is a slot guy.
He's a good route runner who sets up defensive backs, and he's a terror to cover in open spaces.
He can also contribute right away on special teams, another element missing from the Patriots team.
It's hard to ignore the weapon handler, and the Patriots should get to know this dynamic wideouts.
So that's an interesting take, and I think that we would have to agree that the Patriots were lacking a ton of speed last season.
He didn't have braided and Pavel idiot deep threat.
We were hoping that Josh Gordon would continue on his plane, would become the Patriots legit deep threat that obviously never panned out, and we saw it in the playoffs.
Brady was just dumping balls.
The sidelines, and also Julian Edelman is skilled enough that he can play on the outside.
So if Hamlet had to come in and had to play the slot position, they could easily move Julian Edelman to the outside.
I know that there's people who believe that Edelmann needs to place a slot receiver, but when you like to look at a lot of success that he's had, it's been playing on the outside and then coming across the middle of the field, so he doesn't necessarily have to do that Now.
Johnson continues on, and he lists another wide receiver.
And, of course, he picks a guy whose name I'm gonna butcher.
But he picked Le viscous national junior wide receiver out of Colorado.
Now, the most glaring concern for the Patriots was the availability of the wide receivers to get open.
Coming into the draft.
They should look for a guy who could bring a dynamic element their offense desperately needs, Ah, player with excellent skill sets suited in the Patriots is Colorado.
Levesque, a Chanel Shana, lives on the boundary, thanks to his excellent size.
At six foot 2 £220 he has good quickness and overall strength that allows him to win off the line of scrimmage.
He isn't afraid to work the middle of the field and understands where to sit in zone coverage is one.
Once he catches the ball, he's dangerous.
He could make guys miss, but he's really reliant on a speed and power.
He also wins when battling for contested balls, thanks to his strength of hands and leaping ability.
He's not polished as a route runner, but he has a high ceiling this season was a down season, form a Colorado as a whole and seemed to struggle quite a bit.
Nevertheless, he should hear his name called early on, and the Patriots could be one of those teams pairing him with Julian Edelman and the keel Harry if they keep him in March.
And if they keep in Mohammed Sunu, Chanel would enter a great situation where he could be mentors.
He could have successes of rookie and help to open up the offense.
I think that that sounds all fine and good in principle, but when you really break it down? I don't think that Tom Brady is really interested in I don't know.
I don't think he's really interested in another development player.
The last thing the Patriots need right now is a project.
And, you know, I think Nick Eel Harry was more of a project, and the Patriots believed he was originally gonna be when they decided to draft him.
And when you put all of that into consideration, it's kind of frustrating, because why would you take a guy who you know is gonna be a project you really have? Jacoby Meyers is a project You got Aquille.
Harry was a project.
You got Mohammed Sunu who shouldn't be a project, but he somehow forgot how to catch the football.
And also, I'm starting to get on that little bit of that bandwagon where I don't I don't know.
I don't know if they're gonna keep him.
I don't know if if if he would be a guy that the pages want told Andre they try to move him, and I don't think they're gonna get their value back.
I don't think they're gonna get a second round draft pick and perhaps this could go down as a gamble That really didn't work for Bill Belichick.
We talked about two players.
Why are we on number four? What happened to number three? Oh, so we're going backwards, guys.
Number four on the list.
Is Zach born an edge rusher out of Wisconsin.
Now, before you get into this, I'm really interested in the Patriots possibly taking an ad rusher, especially the to replace Dietrich's Weiss Jr.
Anybody who watched a lot of my play by plays and was kind of up to date on how I felt about teachers, wife's.
I believe that he was a waste of space.
I believe he's a waste of talent.
I think he's good enough, but I just don't think he has the brain to play in the National Football League league.
He makes too many mistakes.
Mrs. Too many tackles.
He's always do for a stupid penalty, you know, in the Miami gave me Mr Big Tackle is that now he took the big tackle.
Now all he needs to do is take his big penalty.
He took a big penalty in a crucial situation and he was really just like he was such a downfall and in such a downside to such a good offense.
So Zach Bond is out of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin is one of the fastest rushers off the agin called football, and Zach Braun.
He's 6 46 foot 3 £235 wins with straight up speed and burst off the edge.
His initial quickness makes him too difficult to handle at the point of attack.
He has good flexibility and bends around the underneath tackles.
Despite his lack of overall size.
He does a great job with the initial punch, thanks to his quickness in power.
He is a nonstop motor that's contagious as well.
While he's ideally suited for a 34 scheme, he can still add weight and increase his strength.
Luckily, the Patriots play the 34 So while he does not have the ideal strength dominate the point of attack, Bond can make plays in the backfield.
The Patriots are the best of adapting their system to the talent they draft is opposing to trying to square peg into a round hole strategy.
Braun is slim, but he brings explosives that explosiveness off the edge.
The Patriots haven't had since Chandler Jones.
Right now, Bond is a prospect with a day to grade who will wreck the NFL combine.
Bond's ability off the edge allows him to come in and have immediate impact on the Patriots.
His speed will have help ADA lackluster past Russian, third and long situations or any passing down.
And I think that that's fantastic, because if you can have bought on one side Chase, win a ***** on the other.
You got the speed guy and you got this power guy on opposite sides.
I've always liked that combination.
I don't like power and power on both sides.
I think you have to have speed and power That changes the way a team offensively is going to play you on the offensive line.
Now, up until now, I haven't agreed with anything that Johnson it has on his list, but I do agree with brawn.
I think that he could be a solid piece, especially if one of its development continues and they can play together and I think he's a good ad dry.
I think he could be a good head rusher.
I've watched a little bit of his films since reading this video our since preparing for this show tonight I apologize and reading the video.
That's right in my life.
Now I read videos.
No, but since I am since I was prepared for this show and I believe it could be a big impactful player if they put him in the right situation, I think he's good for 34 And don't forget the Patriots when you run it 34 you don't need a big guy on the edge, right? He's not gonna be a versatile player like, say, a Michael Bennett should have been.
We can play interior and exterior part of the line you could, though.
What you could do is move Chase, win a ***** into a permanent role on the team and make him a starter, and you move brought to be your third down guy.
Then you've got both of them out on the field, which will just crazily improve the pass rush, which at times is here, could have been better.
No Number three on the list is a tight end, and again, I think tight end is the biggest situation.
It's a guy I haven't talked about, and it's out of date in its Adam Trotman.
There is zero chance you would see the Patriots draft examination without a tight end being involved, right? The void is still there at the position after Rob Gronkowski retired.
Despite the Patriots ability to adapt, adding weapons around brainy should be a priority.
As mentioned as we know, Brady thrived, having a tight end as the focal point.
Replacing Gronkowski would be impossible, but the Patriots, regardless, need help at the tight end position.
A small school prospect in Dayton's Adam Trotman comes to mind.
For starters, he's six foot 6 £253 cat pass catcher.
It is a red zone machine.
Over the past two seasons, Trotman found the end zone 23 times.
In 2019 he had back to back performances, Re scored four and three touchdowns.
He told 229 yards in the same span.
He's such a Patriots prospect to a former quarterback who developed into an excellent tight end.
He was used all over the field plane out wide in line and in the backfield.
Trotman can separate underneath and has a speed to work the scene because he's Ron played for a small school.
He's likely a Day three prospect, but those later rounds are where the Patriots make their money.
And a talented, productive player like Trotman could indeed be more money for New England.
I don't know too much about trauma, and I did a little bit of research on him after this again.
I don't think he's the guy.
I think that Breeland at Oregon is the guy I want to see the Patriots go after.
But I also said I could see a very real possibility where the Patriots signs saying Austin Hooper and then draft too tight ends in the draft.
Don't forget, they drafted Hernandez and Gronkowski in the same season, and that turned out until, you know well, until Hernandez did his thing.
It was It was the It changed the way a people set things up.
It changed the way teams play with tight ends, so I could see the Patriots possibly taking like a Breeland early in the draft and then taking a guy like maybe like Trymon later in the draft.
We'll go from there now.
Another edge rusher out of Penn State and a guy I really, really like is your two gross.
Matos, um, and John Johnson has him on here, too, and I think he's a guy who could do great things with the Patriots.
One of the more gifted players in this draft is Penn State address for your ter gross Manta Matos tomatoes.
I'm sure I'm saying it's butchering his name.
What he doesn't have his initial burst he makes up for with his power.
His rib club move is his go to when past Russian tackled can get overwhelmed by his power.
Well, he doesn't have a lead speed.
He can close with quickness.
In fact, nine sacks and 14 tackles for loss are proof of his ability to dominate at the line of scrimmage and in the backfield.
And to be sure, he has plenty of juice for guys his size.
Even though he's not an elite burner off the edge.
His ability to use his length and play the run is one of his greatest traits and make some ready made EJ guy that can come into the NFL and have an immediate roll grows.
Tomatoes is the type of player made for the Patriots hybrid scheme, thanks to a six foot 4 £265.
265 pound frame.
He can still add some weight, and with his skill set, he could play the ads or be a moveable piece.
He's strong and athletic enough to play an up field tackle or passing downs.
Giving Bala check a chest piece along the defensive line grows tomatoes being a top 10 to 15.
Selection is too high for him, however.
Later on, Day one of the draft makes sense, and the Patriots are the perfect team.
And obviously, we paid you to say, I think they're picking 23rd overall.
He could be the guy.
Now I will admit, Watch it.
I watch them a lot.
I'm a big time guy.
He reminds me a bit of a Dietrich's Wise Jr.
He's powerful. He's got quickness.
Sometimes I question his decision making, so that is something that we would have to keep an eye on.
It's something that we don't have to watch, because it can be.
It can be questionable at times, And, uh, you know, I hate talking about a young kid like that, especially a college kid, but it can be questionable at times.
Number one on the list, and I think one that's going to be probably the most controversial name.
And I don't know how much I agree with this, so I'll just let you know what Johnson says.
But number one is.
Jalen hurts quarterback out of Oklahoma.
Now we all know Jalen Hurts is if the Patriots don't view Jared State.
Emma's too successful for a successor For Tom Brady, Ah, player like Jalen hurts with the skill set and resume.
Makes sense hurts at a storybook season.
After transferring from Alabama to Oklahoma, the six foot 3 £214 signal caller took over Lincoln Riley's offense and enjoyed immense success, taking over a completely new place style with the Sooners during the 2019 season in Oklahoma, he played himself into the Heisman Trophy conversation with a career year in yards, touchdowns and completion percentage.
His legs are his biggest asset, but not his only one.
Hertz proved that he has a good arm with some zip to fit passes into tight windows.
As of now, he's not the most accurate pastor.
However, he does a good job once he's on the move or in rhythm.
He's also great on vertical throws.
The Pats are an organization that changes with the seasons and hurts us to type of signal caller for them, the type of growth he showed and transferring from Alabama.
Oklahoma should instill confidence in any team looking for a quarterback.
There are some things to work out with Hertz, but the Pats consider him behind brainy toe workout.
His weaknesses hurts, among other, ah, few other past passers.
Our options for the Patriot targets on the second day of the draft as they look toward life without Brady.
Now, Jalen Hurts is a guy, not if you're gonna take him.
It has to be because Tom Brady is coming back.
He's not gonna be an instant impact player in an automatic starter.
He's not even a first round draft pick.
To be honest with you, he does bring the speed, the leg speed, a bit of that hybrid quarterback that we're starting to see and Lamar Jackson.
And we saw it in, um, Kyla Murray out in Arizona, where their legs could be Justus.
Dangerous is their arm.
Again. Hurts would have to work a lot of things out.
He's an interesting piece to look at I don't know if I would want him as the Patriots quarterback.
I don't know how excited I'd be about time, but it's definitely one of those things to look at now.
I gotta move on here, and I'm sure there's gonna be lots of debate about who the Patriots should go after.
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
But for now, let's talk a little bit more about Tom Brady, because that just seems to be what we talk about all the time is Tom Brady and on article came out of Pat's Pulpit called how the Patriots structure Tom Brady's contract to allow a renegotiation before the start of free agency.
The Tom Brady situation is, ah, thing.
You know, I think there's some Patriot fans who are very concerned, very worried about what's gonna happen with Tom Brady.
I think there's Patriot fans who are ready to move on from Tom Brady.
I don't know why, and I think that there's people who were like me who are pretty confident we're not seeing the end of the Brady era in New England.
Brady's gonna retire a Patriot.
I just cannot envision Tom Brady and somebody else's logo.
I don't care what anybody tries to say about it.
That's just my honest to God opinion.
Maybe I'm right.
Maybe I'm wrong, I don't know, but that's all I'm saying.
The contract situation is weird, though.
There's been some indepth writing about the contract that you got to do before the March 18th and otherwise it's gonna be a $28 million cap, it and all that kind of stuff.
But I don't know, let me read this article.
It does a really good job explaining what the Patriots can do with Brady's thing, and then we can discuss a little further.
When Tom Brady, the New England Patriots, agreed to rework this car, his contract in late August, the final two years of the deal were added simply for salary cap purpose.
In order to spread out is fully guaranteed signing bonus and lower his impact on the 2019 payroll.
Brady's contract runs through 2021 but the final two years will void once the NFL's new league year begins on March 18th.
This means that Brady is scheduled to enter free agency in two months.
However, his current deal itself is structured in a way that allows the Patriots and their superstar quarterback to re negotiate or an extend before free agency opens.
This secret lies in the agreed upon salary, as outlined by the Boston Sports Journal Miguel Ben's of Ben's Nen.
And even though it eventually voids, Brady's current deal includes salaries of 30 million and 32 million for the 2020 2021 seasons.
And those air key for a potential restructure.
Now, how come the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players prohibits contract restructures within one year from each other with one exception.
As former NFL agent Joel Cory recently pointed out, If the aggregate salary cap numbers do not go up in the years remaining on a contract, teams and players can re negotiate given now.
Hi, Brady salaries are for both 2020 2021.
Such a negotiation can take place.
No problem, considering that the numbers will rather go down than up the to avoid years, things to work out a deal with the future Hall of Famer at any time, which means that they would not have toe wait before the current one is set to expire in mid March.
This in turn, gives New England more time to either strike a deal or get a feel for what Brady's camps expecting in terms of guarantees, compensation and contract length something other teams will, at least in theory, have to wait until the legal tampering window opens two days before the start of free agency.
Well, Brady certainly has no pressure to agree to an extension or restructure.
The Patriots would likely prefer getting a deal done before March 18th.
Not only would it keep other teams out of the question in the price, potentially in a reasonable range and keep the signing bonus is 6.
5 million both for 2020 2021 spread over two years instead of hitting the books in 2020 which would be a $13 million chunk against a salary cap.
Given how the deal was struck last August is structured, however, the Patriots and Brady's camp have set in.
Before that day comes, the salaries were both 2020 and 2021 would then be brought down, while a new signing bonus would be added on ah top the old ones while still keeping the salary kit a salary cap. It's manageable.
And Miguel therefore projects to deal looking something like the following to projections.
Now here's the two projections of Tom Brady salaries.
Now, when we're looking at status quos, you have your salary for 2020 which would be 30 million and 32 million for the next two years.
If the extent basically Tom Brady's cap number would be 36 million for next season, Obviously, when it goes void, that doesn't happen.
If they extend a 2020 extension, the salary could be 15 million for 2020 and 25 million for 2021.
Okay, that would give a 2019 salary ah, salary signing bonus of 6.
75 which will carry over plus an additional five million.
So Brady would essentially be around.
Ah, let's say $26 million.
All together you'd be looking at $25 million cash a capita, 26.
7 in 2020 and then 2021 would be a higher number.
He'd be about 25 million in salary with a 6.
7 carry, over five million bonus 25 million cash with a 36.
75 cap it in 2021 if you go the other.
And that's if the extension is made before 4 p.m.
Now, if they complete it after March 18th cap it actually reduces.
Put the 2020 2020 20 cap.
It goes up, and I know it's confusing, but it really gets important, even if you're only talking $2 million.
If Tom Brady wants weapons, that two million can go a long way.
You're looking at it this way.
You're now looking at a salary of about 19.
2 million for 2020 6.
7 bonus carries over a 22.
875 signing bonus for 2020 25 million in cash.
It's gonna be a $28.
8 million cap it going over the next season.
Same extensions over 25 million salary instead of 19.5.
That brings the captain to about 34.6.
So you get a reduced cap it in 2021 but ah, hire one in 2020.
Belichick can manipulate the salary cap for 2021 to overcome that kind of increase.
But with the Patriots sitting around 42 million in available cap space, 28.
8 million is a big cap number, compared to 26.
Some people believe that Tom Brady should come to have about a $15 million cap.
It that's not gonna happen if Tom Brady's coming back.
You're looking at about 25 to $26 million cap it, leaving limited money to replenish the offensive line, leaving money to find a receiver.
A tight end, you know, re signed Jamie Collins all that kind of thing.
While the salary cap it would still be hefty in both 2020 2021.
Getting Brady back without paying him top quarterback Dollar would be a best case scenario for the Patriots.
Committed to him through the two years, meanwhile, would satisfy the A win win deal for both parties, but one that will not easily be reached.
Luckily, New England and Brady's camps have set themselves up to work on it before the start of free agency.
So I mean, we talk about our Tom Brady, what we don't but other people talk about Tom Brady's not happy this and that Bubba Bubba block But then you kind of watch this stuff, and you think you can almost see that the two parties got together to discuss this.
They got together to be like men.
How can we make this work when we're starting to look into renegotiations? But I don't think that we can fool ourselves that Tom Brady's gonna come in for, like a veteran minimum.
It's absolutely, positively impossible.
He's gonna cost at least what we talked about that 25 million, um, and closer that you know what? Basically 25 million for both years just kind of spread out with different salaries.
But Bella, check in again.
Start looking to guys like High Tower and start looking at some re negotiations on the other side of how they can go about these things.
So there's a whole lot of things that Bill Belichick is able to do in able to manipulate and how we can work it.
It's just waiting.
This I'm going to Now let's talk about this reading.
Since we're on the subject of Tom Brady, let's talk about Dana White for a second, and I hate when I'm This is the whole thing about the Tom Brady situation.
Dana White, the you know, whatever the president only or whatever he does with the UFC, I think it gave up most of his shares.
But the ultimate fighting championship, the USC.
We just put on a 42nd display of Connor McGregor knocking.
Oh, Cowboy is giving his opinion on what he believes Tom Brady is going to do in free agency.
That's where we are now when it comes to the Patriots and comes to Tom Brady's contract that we're now listening to guys like Dana White for opinions.
And when I say play with the Raiders, if he leaves the Patriots like all I could do is chuckle men.
I mean, that's really where I'm at now.
Like, I could only laugh at some of the ridiculous rumors that air spreading around the NFL over what's gonna happen with Tom Brady.
I know that Antonio Gates and the Damian Thomason Wow, they're pretty excited.
They think that Tom Brady's gonna be making the movie's gonna be heading over to the L. A Chargers.
I mean, for me, if you were gonna leave New England, that's probably why I see him going.
A go Hollywood set up your TB 12 center there, become the trainer of the Stars.
It's a good business venture.
It's good business for the NFL.
It's good business for Tom Brady, but I think when we're talking about the business of football and not side businesses, I think that Tom Brady's best bet is to stay in New England.
Las Vegas Raiders is ***y as that may sound is not a place for Tom Brady to go.
And I mean, he may have some frustration playing for Bill ballot check when he wants six Super Bowls with Bilbao, Check is gonna go play with Jon Gruden.
Oh, goes like this.
Well, there's been some speculation about Tom Brady leaving the New England Patriots for months.
Few have been able to come up with a viable destination.
UFC president Dana White thinks Brady would look good in the black and silver.
White said he believes Brady will be a Raider next season if he and the Patriots can't agree on a new contract.
If that dude is not playing in Boston, he's playing here, White said after Saturday's UFC to 46 card in Las Vegas.
Brady was in attendance for the pay per view card, which picks Ah and was pictured talking to Raiders owner Mark Davis.
White said he believed Brady to believes his Brady to Las Vegas theory has legs Per Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Journal.
The Raiders don't appear to be a great football fit.
Aside from potentially needing a quarterback, well, running back Josh Jacob showed Promise is a rookie.
The receiving corpse ranks near the bottom of a football in terms of talent.
If Brady leaves the Patriots this offseason, it's presumed he would do so for a better chance at winning.
Do not provide that on paper.
Let me stop there for a second.
Tom Brady would obviously give the Raiders a better chance at winning football games.
But if he wasn't happy with Julian Adelman and Mohammed Sunu and they kill Harry, he's not gonna be happy with the receiving corps that Las Vegas is gonna be putting out for him from an organizational stand perspective.
Las Vegas has its own reasons to pursue Brady, many of which are marketing related.
Brady would instantly give the relocated franchise a recognizable face to attract season ticket holders.
Coach Jon Gruden is the most famous person in the locker room at the moment.
In few fans leave their house just to see a coat.
I don't know about you guys open SportsCastr land or you too bland, but I would leave my I would leave my couch to go see Bill Belichick.
I want to get yelled at by Bill Balance check.
To be honest with you, that's like one of my life goals is to be yelled at by Bill Balance check.
However, the best way to build a sustainable franchise in a new market is winning.
It's unclear if Brady would give the Rangers a better chance on Sunday than Derek Carr.
Brady clearly began to showed signs of decline in 2019 finishing to the lowest quarterback rating of 88 since 2013.
Acquiring a middling at best quarterback who turns 43 in August, may make headlines, but the football team would probably better off hoping Car performs better with an improve receiving corps.
Listen, I'm not going to accept that car or that Brady.
That car is a better quarterback, Tom Brady and I mean this is sometimes some of these ridiculous things that come out, that I don't understand where people get off talking about it, and anybody who thinks a Derek Carr is a better quarterback.
I have nothing to say to you.
I'm not going to sit here and argue stupidity with you.
I'm not going to sit here and talk about just nonsense.
It's, Ah, it just It's kind of it.
But I don't know where Dana White pulls Vegas from.
Unless I don't know.
Davis said something toe white and said, I would love to have Tom Brady and he's got a plan in the seeds.
Like who knows? Like maybe you had Tom Pretty ring side more often, Or Capeside more often taken fights like I don't know what the hell the motivation behind it is.
But I heard nobody, not a single person say Vegas again.
The Chargers makes Morris most sense.
If he was gonna leave New England, he's not, but makes the most sense because they have talent.
They have Alan, I know they're gonna lose, um, Melvin, but there's other players they can get in if they can re sign Henry.
They got a lot of young talent there that Philip Rivers wasn't able to elevate that Tom Brady could.
And I don't know, I just just to me, it's It's stupid.
It's It's the Raiders was probably the stupidest one of her again now, carrying on in the show when Josh McDaniel when it looked like Josh McDaniels leaving the Patriots.
Obviously, he's not. Now.
Nobody wanted to pick him up. Yeah, D I g otta.
We don't have to get in that story, but where's the Ah? Lot of people jumped on this whole Chatto shaving, and so we need to bring him back right now because we need to be the offensive coordinator.
He needs to replace Josh McDaniels.
Well, I mean, Chad O'Shea couldn't fit it as an offensive coordinator in Miami.
I wasn't interested in seeing him in New England, but I was very open to them, bringing him back as a wide receiver coach.
Unfortunately, channel Shay will not return to the Patriots because he's joining the Browns as their wide receiver coach in passing game coordinator.
That was his position in New England.
I really believed that he waas.
I believe that some of the red zone decline this year as much as it was not having.
Gronkowski was also a big piece of chattel shape being gone.
He was a big part of the red zone scheming, and I wanted him back for those reasons.
But when the New England Patriots lost Joe Judge of the New York Giants, a 38 year old was hired as the team's new head coach.
They were left with two vacancies on the coaching staff.
Judge had coach not just the Patriots special team units, but in 2019.
Also there wide receivers.
While his role in the kicking game is expected to be filled by his former assistant, Cam Archerd, at your dad's Ori anchored, the other position remains unoccupied for the time being.
The one potential candidate, however, can already Billy made from the from the list of the potential successor.
Former Patriots wide receiver coach Chad O'Shea will not return in New England, where he coached the position between 2009 and 2018 Ah, as first reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
After all, the 47 year old has decided to join the Cleveland Browns, their new wide receiver coach in passing game coordinator.
Oh, she left the Patriots last offseason.
The workers the Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator.
He was let go again just one season, however, and his time with New England made him a prime candidate to take over.
Judges roll with the offense.
With him no longer available, though, the team will have to look elsewhere.
The de facto assistant coach Troy Brown and former Philadelphia Eagles offensive corner might grow appeared to be among the options.
Now I would love for receivers, especially the Patriots young receivers and Akil hair ease of Jacoby Meyers.
If they end up bringing in a receiver in the draft, I would love for them to learn under Troy Brown.
Troy Brown is one of those guys.
When we think of all time Patriots, when we think of guys who you know are gonna be those all time pages that we talk about, Troy Brown is there, and I would love to see Troy Brown get that opportunity.
I think that Shadow Shea would have been a big piece for the wide receivers.
I really do, I really do.
I did not want him back.
Is he often to coordinator? I was so stuck on that I did not want Channel.
Shania's the Patriots offensive coordinator.
You couldn't cut it in Miami.
Your friend, the guy you grew up with, Brian Flores didn't want to keep you from 2009 to 2018.
Nobody in the NFL wanted to give you an offensive coordinator chance, even though you board the Patriots.
And I mean, there was times that you were studying records, and I love Troy Brown to do it.
And, you know, I don't think that you need to be like I look a Troy Brown and I think there's a certain number one which Roy he understands the mentality of Tom Brady.
Troy Brown understands what it means to catch a ball from Tom Brady.
Troy also played both sides of the football.
Brown was also a special team guy man.
He had four year.
They gave like 4 44 100 return yards to go on top of his 6300 receiving yards.
Troy Brown is no joke, and my boy Rhino is saying it right.
Troy was just a baller.
That's all A wise man.
He just knew how to play football.
And I think he's a guy.
He's been helping on an unofficial role with the Patriots this year, and I think that he's a guy who could come in and really make a big impact of the Patriots.
All right, want to talk about my last subject of the night before we wrap up this evening of DP and Sports Talk? And it was an article on patriots dot com was by Mike the Salt, and it's talking about five Patriot takeaways from the conference championship weekend.
Now it's really weird because Patris didn't play yet somehow, to Salt found five takeaways.
With the 40 Niners and Chiefs prevailing in their respective conference championship games, the first non Patriot Super Bowl since February 2016 is set quick little factor that I figured out today.
Since 2000 and 13 this is gonna be the first year that either Tom Brady, you're Peyton Manning aren't in the Super Bowl.
I think it's also in the last seven years.
That's gonna be the first time since C.
Anderson or Liguera Blunt haven't been in the Super Bowl.
And, ah, yeah, so either.
That was for me.
I like stupid stats and I like cools to bits tats And those were just a couple cool, stupid stats, by the way, the whole Peyton Manning Tom Brady one.
I figured that one out of my own.
So well, short little shoulder bump, you know, a little tap, little way to go Ray kind of thing.
There's little question that these two, these are the two most balanced team in NFL.
That could make the Super Bowl's 50 for an intriguing matchup that could go either way.
What can the Patriots take from how the playoffs have unfolded this season? It was a strange feeling not having them playing the conference championship For the first time since January of 2011 New England has had their work cut out for them to get back to the championship level. 2020.
You're five Patriots centric takeaways from what we've witnessed in the playoffs this season.
If there was one aspect of the two games that stood out the most, it was the explosiveness of the two winners.
One through the air, the other on the ground.
The Chiefs were once again throwing the ball up and down the field.
All the 40 Niners rushed for 285 yards on the ground, and the speed of their defense caused problems for Aaron Rodgers.
All night long, the 2019 Patriots didn't have that speed from their weapons, nor their front seven in the secondary.
In the secondary.
The Patriots had the pieces to match up with the Chiefs, but that was a parent in their loss.
The Kansas City Week 14.
It's one thing to limit the chief to just 23 points, but you have to be able to keep pace on the scoreboard.
The Titans got off to a good start on Sunday, getting help from some mistakes and sloppy play from the chief's.
But once Kansas City found their stride, the game was no longer competitive.
That was the difference for the 2018 Patriots and last year's eighth championship.
After a similarly good start, they were able to weather the storm and hit back in the second half.
Even then, it still came down over time.
Improving teams speed at linebacker, tight end and wide receivers should be a priority.
The Chiefs aren't going away in dealing with them should be on every A F C teams mind in the off season, which is really a different sort of taken strategy than what we're used to use.
Usually, we're used to them people talking about how every team needs to think about the Patriots and the Patriots do things, and they should be the focus of the off season.
Now, here we are.
I understand you gotta focus on the Kansas City Chiefs, which I don't know.
It's kind of depressing to think of, but all right, second thing.
Stop the run, man.
The run game had a huge impact on both victories as the chief's ability to slow down Derrick Henry in the second half and the 40 Niners ability to run the ball at will against the Packers were huge factors.
White Bowl teams advance.
Obviously, the Patriots had their own season ending problems trying to stop Derrick Henry.
But they're run defense was up and down all season, and that issue must be addressed because, like the Chiefs, the Ravens will also be back next season.
And of course, the Patriots their divisional winners.
So they'll be playing the other divisional winners.
So they're gonna have the Ravens are gonna have the Texans, and they're gonna have the Chiefs.
So speed all around.
Those are two very different but explosive and often unstoppable Offense is the patron will face in 2020.
The good news is that the answer is still the same, improving their front seven by adding better depth of the defensive line and improving the speed at the second level.
Maintaining the daft in speed of the secondary would also seem to be a critical part of the plan as it was laid off season last offseason, the way the Ravens of the Titans finally bowed out in the postseason as a good reminder that running the ball can be very effective.
But if you get in the hole, you lose your ground dominance late in the game, and it's really hard to win against a team that can put up 30 points per game.
It's a strange balancing act in the NFL right now.
Some teams have won a lot of big games lately because of their attacks.
Smaller give attack.
Smaller defense is that were built to stop the past with power run schemes.
It's effective when you couple effective running with efficient passing and limited mistakes.
But start giving up quick explosives but start giving up quick explosive scores in the game plan for running the teams can quickly unravel.
The Patriots have a lot of run stopping decisions, with many of their defensive lineman and linebackers set to hit free agency.
And while the team will welcome back Stony Michelle and James White while potentially seeming Damian Harris swapped in for Rex Burkhead.
But perhaps the return of James Devlin would be the most welcome and impactful development of the off season.
I mean, that last line is absolutely perfect, right? James Devlin? Losing Gronkowski was huge, but losing Devlin was probably even bigger than what I know.
I shouldn't say that.
What we knew Gronk wasn't gonna be there when we lost Devlin.
That's when things really went to hell in a hand basket for the Patriots.
And I think that when we're looking at things going forward, we need to make a The Patriots need to make sure that they get a blocking tight end and they get a guy like and then get Devlin back or Yaka Beyonce and guys who could block a landing.
Roberts did a fine job.
I'm not knocking the land of Roberts, but but you want a full time full back back there.
Talk about the balance a little bit.
These are two of the most balanced teams in the league, and that should make Super Bowl 50 for an excellent match up.
San Francisco's defense might actually be able to slow down the G, the chief's potent attack.
It's a good bet the Patriots approach to Casey will be something defensive coordinator Ryan Sally studies closely.
But what truly makes this a fascinating game is the 40 Niners offense that lead heavily on the run against the Packers but still has the speed and explosiveness in the passing game.
To compete, however, the game unfolds.
That's what Tennessee lacked.
Speaking of which, that's what Tennessee lacked.
Can we now? And I know not of us were saying it, But can we know? And this stupidity of Ryan Tannehill being higher on the list of most desirable free agents and Tom Brady? Did he not prove when the game's on his arm, he can't do anything like the guy put up what, 77 yards and 88 yards in two playoff wins when Derrick Henry had, like 177 and 100 88 yards rushing and the pro football focus looked at this and several, Ryan Tannehill will be more desirable than Tom Brady because of how well he's playing in the playoffs.
Well, the Kansas City Chiefs stopped to Derrick Henry and put up points and said to Ryan Tannehill, Okay, buddy, you beat us and he couldn't.
That's why these early free agent things drive me crazy because the what they say sometimes and some of the takes that we have to be subjected to is absolutely stupid.
And it drives me crazy and finally talked about the ups and downs.
Both Super Bowl teams this season had their flies and down moments.
The chief's lost my homes for two games and had a two and four stretch, while the 40 Niners went three and three from mid November 2 mid December, supposedly the time when the teams are supposed to be peaking.
Always bubbling on the surface of those strategies were that there were two of the best teams in the league and both were able to fight through adversity.
There is no set formula for championship level success, and very few teams can make it through season without their chances being questioned.
It's an annual rite of passage in New England, one that comes from a monumental expectation that have been built up over 20 years.
What sets the Chiefs in the 40 Niners apart is that they're simply playing their best football in January, and that's all that truly matters.
A few teams no better than the Patriots.
That this is the way usually goes, and the best teams learn to embrace the journey and fight through tough losses.
We'll see which of those two get to the final peak of the mountain, so let's talk about that for a minute.
Let's talk about adversity.
Let's talk about all of that stuff.
Here's what I love about the New England Patriots.
Remember in Super Bowl 52 when the Philadelphia Eagles had ended the Patriots dynasty Remember on the Broncos ended the Patriots dynasty and 15 Remember when JAG wires were going to do? Remember just when the Patriots dynasty has been over for the last 10 years? The Giants ended it back in 2011 right? Remember, No way, no how Mr Rob Parker.
Remember that the Patriots of the quite quintessential example of whatever doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.
And after going 23 straight Super Bowls after going four and five, maybe the you know, and I'm not saying this was a good thing, but sometimes you need a big loss like this.
You need to get bounced early from the playoffs to give your head a shake to try a little.
I don't want to try a little harder, but it's not fair to question the tri.
I think there was a lot to try on the team, but it put you in a position to fights and put you in a position to get redemption.
You know, they talked about Patrick Mahomes that he started thinking about the A F C championship game this year the moment he lost it last season.
Arrowhead Stadium And absolutely then So he should.
That's the way a champion should think.
There's no reason that guy like Patrick, my home should not be thinking like that.
But the Patriots have Tom Brady and they will have Tom Brady and he's gonna be thinking a lot about losing.
He's gonna be thinking about the Dolphins game.
He's going to think about the Titans game.
I guarantee you, Bill Belichick lost sleep over it.
Doesn't think aboutthe winds.
He doesn't think about the good times. You think about the bad times.
And let's face it, January was a bad time for the Patriots.
Here we are, two weeks away from the Super Bowl.
We haven't had Patriots football in two weeks.
I've been spending championship weekend divisional weekend, the build up to the Super Bowl, talking about the bloody draft and free agents, starting with Tom Brady's contract status.
What about Josh McDaniels interviewing with teams around the NFL? That's straight up sucks, man.
And I know you guys know it sucks, too.
What? I have not lost faith in New England Patriots.
I'm in no way, shape or form.
Think that the Patriots will not be returning to the Super Bowl right under State of Perfect.
We're getting a little bit of an example, but how their families is live now.
Look, when I started watching the Patriots and weren't that great of a team, we've been to our rough times, you know, my buddy, the Brit chief likes to say that Patriot fans have never had to experience pain.
Well, I've experienced four Super Bowl losses, Britt chief.
I experienced pain.
I experienced Brett Farve beating Drew Bledsoe.
I experienced Eli twice.
I experienced Nick friggin false.
I'm feeling pain again.
I'll tell you guys got It's got truth, though.
A Super Bowl loss hurt a lot more than a wild card lost.
I've always said I'd rather the patrons come dead last.
Then lose the Super Bowl.
Least become dead last.
You're gonna get, you know, the first overall pick.
All right, The losing the Superbowl sucks.
It sucks more than anything in the world.
You know, Julian Edelman said, upset.
A perfect right.
A f C championship rings suck.
It's why I got over the wild card.
Lost easier than I I got it took me three months to get over the Eagles Super Bowl.
Hell, I'm still not over 2007.
Every time I hear about Tyree or a helmet catch, I just I get shivers down my spine, man.
But I haven't lost faith in this team.
I don't expect even if the worst happened and Brady didn't return I don't expect anything that bad that happened, man.
I expect the pages to be competitive.
Maybe they won't be a Super Bowl contender next year, but they'll be a competitive playoff team if Brady leaves.
But I would fully expect the next season for them to be back in the mix.
This roster is already built to a point where it's already a good team.
It needs one or two pieces and that'll make all the difference in the world.
And guys with all that being said, I want to thank everybody who tuned in here live on SportsCastr May Thank you so much.
Thank you, SportsCastr, for giving me the opportunity to come out here each and every night and talk to Pats Nation.
I want to thank all the past nation, whether your watchman SportsCastr, whether you're watching the replay on YouTube, thank you so much for watching me.
If it wasn't for you guys, I would just be a big sigh.
Patriots fan, big fat football fan.
Whatever you want to call me, I'll be bigger fat scream into a microphone.
The reason that I get to do this every single night of the week, the reason that I have the best job in the world.
Talking with the New England Patriots is because of you guys, and I truly appreciate it.
But with all that being said, thank you so much for tuning into my little show here tonight.