|Remember when?…||08.20.08 at 10:35 am ET|
Going back to Tampa Bay on Sunday night had John Lynch remembering the 2000 season opener at old Foxboro Stadium. While with Bucs, defensive guru Monte Kiffin told him about that skinny kid in the No. 12 jersey across the way.
“I was telling (Brady) that I remember his first year, being the fourth quarterback, and Monty Kiffin saying, ‘Hey, they kind of like this kid. But don’t worry about. I’m sure we won’t see him.’ And to think all these years later about what he’s gone onto to do,” Lynch said. “That’s pretty impressive.”
Don’t expect to see Brady this week as he continues to get treatment on his reportedly sore right foot.
Old friend (and Ohio State alum) Albert Breer has an interesting read on what it takes to be a back-up quarterback.
Many New Englanders will recall Breer’s terrific work with MetroWest Daily News and the Boston Herald while on the Patriots beat.
After a stint covering the T.O. circus for the Dallas Morning News, he’s back in the Boston area, Sudbury to be exact, but working as the national football writer for The Sporting News on-line.
Why the praise? Because he’s an Ohio State Buckeye, through and through and he knows the pain of playing an SEC school when the national title is on the line.
|Quiet For Now…||08.19.08 at 7:30 am ET|
In the Patriots media room for the first time since mini-camps in the spring and it’s all quiet as I join a couple of other scribes in waiting for Bill Belichick to address us at 11:30 on the status of his team.
It’s not likely that we’ll get a lot of detail on either Tom Brady’s right foot or Brandon Meriweather’s leg. But the moment we do, I’ll let you know.
Say what you will, the world could be coming down on the Patriots and they STILL wouldn’t have the gall or nerve to bring back Chris Henry. Was listening to 700 WLW on satellite radio this morning and Bengaldom is not taking the news well that a multiple-offender of the law and common decency is getting another chance with Mike Brown’s Bengals. I know, I know, this is about the New England Patriots but it shows you just how different the two franchises are and how polar opposite they are when it comes to handling character in and out of the locker room. Maybe Mike Brown is trying to make working conditions so bad he is encouraging people to quit instead of firing them, read: Marvin Lewis.
One of the best columnists I’ve read is Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Here’s his read (And I don’t have to waste anymore time on this).
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