How Tom Brady's 2008 Knee Injury Allowed Pats To Draft Rookie Te AARON HERNANDEZ

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     OK ...

    So it's the NFL dead zone period between the last OTA's and the start of Training Camp and I'm bored .
     
     I thought it might be interesting (or not) to revisit the 2010 draft and deconstruct how we landed Aaron Hernandez .

    Before I begin ...
      You wanna take a wild guess how Brady's blown out knee could possibly have anything to do with landing the rookie tight end out of Florida ?

     CONNECTIONS .

       Many times in sports ( and almost always in Life ) seemingly unrelated things happen that form a chain of events that form an improbable CONNECTION . 

      This particular one begins when Brady goes down and Matt Cassel takes the reins , performing surprisingly well . The Pats then franchise their new found commodity and covertly announce that he's available . Enter Mr. Josh McDaniels , newly crowned Bronco boywonder and acknowledged Cassel coveter .
       Unfortunately for Coach Joshy , he arrives to the party too late and has to watch Mr. Scott Pioli escort his dream date home from the ball. Enter Mr. Jay Cutler and his bruised feelings . Several weeks of hand wringing later , the Bears step in as I'm sure you recall , trade multiple picks for Cutlers services . 

      I guess you see where I'm going with this .

      Denver takes that aquired Bears #1 pick and trades back two spots with the Niners for an extra 4th rounder, which the Broncos eventually package to the Pats in order to get Wr Damaryius Thomas .

     The Pats then use that aquired 4th rounder on ...

     Mr Aaron Hernandez.
     
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    Hernandez isn't worth Brady's knee.
     
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    stupid post.
     
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    Hernandez isn't worth Brady's knee.
    Posted by PatsFanGermany


      Technically it would be Hernandez & Patrick Chung = Bradys Knee
    ( Chiefs aquired 2nd round 2009 pick )

     But I get your pt ... 



     
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    Pats were primed to contest for championship in 2008. I'll take the championship over Hernandez and Chung.
     
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    Lets see how well Hernandez plays before we call him a silver lining.
     
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    If you add Brady to 2008, who knows what happens that was an awesome team. Maybe even lombardi trophys, the lessons learned and an all out quest for revenge could easily have lead us back to the top of the mountain  
     
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     OK ... So it's the NFL dead zone period between the last OTA's and the start of Training Camp and I'm bored .    I thought it might be interesting (or not) to revisit the 2010 draft and deconstruct how we landed Aaron Hernandez . Before I begin ...   You wanna take a wild guess how Brady's blown out knee could possibly have anything to do with landing the rookie tight end out of Florida ?   CONNECTIONS  .    Many times in sports ( and almost always in Life ) seemingly unrelated things happen that form a chain of events that form an improbable CONNECTION .    This particular one begins when Brady goes down and Matt Cassel takes the reins , performing surprisingly well . The Pats then franchise their new found commodity and covertly announce that he's available . Enter Mr. Josh McDaniels , newly crowned Bronco boywonder and acknowledged Cassel coveter .    Unfortunately for Coach Joshy , he arrives to the party too late and has to watch Mr. Scott Pioli escort his dream date home from the ball. Enter Mr. Jay Cutler and his bruised feelings . Several weeks of hand wringing later , the Bears step in as I'm sure you recall , trade multiple picks for Cutlers services .    I guess you see where I'm going with this .   Denver takes that aquired Bears #1 pick and trades back two spots with the Niners for an extra 4th rounder, which the Broncos eventually package to the Pats in order to get Wr Damaryius Thomas .  The Pats then use that aquired 4th rounder on ...   Mr Aaron Hernandez.
    Posted by CapFoxboro



    The part I don't get is WHY Professor Hyde White seems to always disappear right before The Black Night shows up...  I mean, Velma and I can build some trap, If Daphne blueprints a good enough design...BUT 1 thing we'll need for it to work, Is some kind of "snare" in order to lure The Black Night in.  Hold onnn just a minute- I think that I've found the perfect bait.  "Ruuuh-ohh" 
     
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      LazarusintheSanatorium ...?????
     
    Whatever ur smokin' ... must be good stuff .
     
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      LazarusintheSanatorium  ...?????   Whatever ur smokin' ... must be good stuff .
    Posted by CapFoxboro


    Well YOU asked (often known as a HUGE mistake with me)...So I'ma tell ya, so here goes:

    So I'm at the county fair slingin', and even though stuff's dirt, I STILL ain't front'in' nobody when dey short on cheese-Cuz' stuff's sellin' hot an' I makin' bank.  Suddenly word come 'round dat some baby gangsta playas be comin' round on the fly...  Now, any ole' hoodr#t tell ya straight up 'bout it, dat I'ma real bawla that ain't takin' beef from anyone.  But hear dis':  I's low on Buddah, Blue boys be sniffin' around ever closer to me by da minute digits, I gots three pigeons hittin' my celly on da head every five, An my boys want me ta break on ova to dere crib- play some bones and send some mo' a da brass monkey down my gullet.  So true dis- My mind's already bo-janglin' from some cisco, 5-0 comin' up on dis anytime an' I already got two F's before da judge, So I don't need ta be sittin' in da back a some pig's whip, while three on the tree makes me look like a marked sell-out, And NOW I'm dealin' with some wannabe crew with an itchy finger on someone's gat, seein that they can make a name by bustin' up and offin' yours trully...uh-uh.  I'm runnin' 1 deep at the present, and dat 1, is yours trully and noone else on my back.  Mama didn't raise no fool, so truth-I'm Outta dis piece...

    But  Next thing I know, A group'a cats pull up in some whacked out baby blue and flourescent van wid' da dub o "Mystery Machine" tagged on both sides.  Now right off, I got dese suckas pegged as marks for some hustle...but somethin' jus' ain't right.  Now, even one-time playin' as a narc, ain't lookin' dis crazy.  Dey ain't no crew'a gangstas I ever seen...  STILL, When I see some surfer boy, some computer-geek chic, some...wow, All dat's a fine lil' red-head pigeon right there with some cakes too...anyway-Together with some scruffy lookin' rail-thin beatnik kid with a cross between a chin strap and a soul patch, And FINALLY some crazy dog, that they seem to actually be communicatin' with...Wow!   I gotta say since da cheeba got me a bit chill, an I got my chrome jus' in case, I needa lookey see...or at least, I'm creepin' my digits to da redhead.

    Claim this: I ain't seein' 1 chulo I gotta sweat in dat bodango, because I ain't gettin no bull-stare thrown my way.  When I eye, da beatnik and mutt-chowin' on a buncha milkbones like dey ain't never had nothin' in dere stomachs for a month, JUST as surfer boy screams with clenched fists and punches a hole straight through that "Mystery" bucket a' theirs, AND at the exact moment I glimpse redhead p#rn-star passes out on her feet while computer nerd-girl is pacin' in circles, Suddenly it ALL makes sense to me...an' it's dis:

    Blonde beachboy be ragin' on hormones, but I don't play that muscle market...
    Big Red be dippin' into da Tylenol 4 route, but da duckets one gets from that ain't ever worth the crazy's sellin' you out after there down low gets beat by tha cravin'...
    Computer girl, Well-No white-collar market in dis outback neck a the woods...

    Yet, scruffy an' da talkin' dog, DO look like they into some heeba dat'id make my brocolli look like packin' da Philly with supermarket oregano...

    An' dat's how I came across dat fine MJ...     
     
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     I see ... 
      So in other words you were doin' a dube when along came Scooby .

     ( At any rate ... cool poetic prose... Hawthorn-esque )


      Is it just my Kool-aid drinkin' ars , or does our Receiving Corp. have the potential to be kooky - good ?

     I'm Talkin' 2007-esque kooky-good  !
     
     Maybe even ALL TIME kooky-good !

      
     Bear with me :

    Wrs : Moss, Welker, Edelman , Holt , Tate , Price ( Patton , Farnham )
    Te : Crumpler , Gronkowski , Hernandez


    MOSS - Will contract year motivation equal 2007 numbers ? Maybe ...maybe not , but heck -even if he's just 3/4th's as productive that's 15 -16 tds .
       If his OTA mentality is any indication of things to come ...LOOK OUT !

    WELKER - Personally I'm kinda hoping they sit him on the PUP list for the 1st half the season ...but considering all the encouraging reports , if he does 3/4ths of his past production ...thats still @ 80 catchs and 7 - 8  tds .

    EDELMAN - THIS GUY IS NO FLUKE . The 2nd year player is the real deal and I'm confident he'll fill in numbers for the inevitable Welker production fall off ... he's a hard worker and a true New England Patriot .

    HOLT - I admit at first I didn't think much of his arrival ... but upon further review  I believe adding a proven and motivated vet with sure hands and precise route running ability is going to be a tremendous plus ...especially in the red zone and/  or crunch time when speed isn't as much of an issue as steely nerve .

    TATE - The North Carolina playmaker is a big ? at this point but those that doubt his ability to take it to the house should pull up his College highlight reel for a refresher ... He can get it done ... quickly . Now if only he can stay healthy and show his stuff on the field , he might just blossom into the 2010 version of D Branch .

    PRICE - After a slow start to his Pats career ( couldn't do the early OTA's due rediculous school graduating class rule ) reports out of Foxborough were that he shined . Impressive work ethic , combined with raw speed might see him blossom into somewhat of a field spreader before the season is over  ( Stalworth role ? ) He impressed his coaches at the Senior Bowl ... time will tell if he can get it done against NFL caliber talent . BIG UPSIDE .

    PATTON - Knows the system and could probably be adequate if needed... basically vanilla injury insurance ... might be late camp cut if others stay healthy .

    FARNHAM - Impressive , sure handed blue-collar type reciever . Would be great addition to practice squad until NFL chops develope and / or emergency injury replacement.

    CRUMPLER - Wide Load in short yardage and/or redzone situations where speed ( or lack of ) is negated by veteren guile . Perfect Vet to show the rooks the ropes .

    GRONKOWSKI - All Around solid athete , big body , unusually soft hands should be utilized from goaline to goaline. Tight end is historically a tough position for rookies to excell at , but he's got the goods to break the stereotype.

    HERNANDEZ - Smooth tweener is dangerous in the open field and should prove to be tough match-up for Linebackers . 6 ' 2" SEAM BUSTER COULD PROVE TO BE PATS PLAY ACTION SECRET WEAPON .
      
      The overall good news is that even if one or two of the above don't pan out...unlike past seasons ( most notably 2006 and 2009 ) I believe there is tremendous depth at the reciever position and would not be at all be surprised if we again return to the party -hearty  , run -it-up early and often glory games of 2007 .
       Of course without a healthy Tom Brady the point is moot
     ( Get that O-Line whipped into shape Dante ! )
     
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    "I see ... 
    So in other words you were doin' a dube when along came Scooby .

    ( At any rate ... cool poetic prose... Hawthorn-esque )
    ."


    I was thinkin more Mark Twain, considering the sheer number of urban colloquialisms...   I mean, not ta say that I haven't spent vast amounts of my life existentially peering through the looking glass, perusing on all the works and days of hand (and scarlet guilt), Yet aside from that Hawthornian masterpiece, If I had to go with 1 Transcendentalist...Melville's collected short stories spoke greater volumes in the "This guy's TRULLY a n^tcase" Department, for me (We smell our own, ya know).  Thoreau?  Please...sophmoric 1-liners and a season in a shack by the lake, does not a great writer make.  Shoot, I once spent a week down in Florida, in some small encloed community's beach house...and, well there was no lake, just an inground pool...and I, was REALLY homeless, not just fake homeless.  True story:  4th day in that lil' pool-shack, some old woman comes up to me and says, "Are YOU a guest of someone here?"  And I, vaguely waking up from a nap I was taking on a plastic chez lounge, said:  "Yea...Right over there..." (while pointing in the vaguest direction of biggest grouping of condos nearby).   And I kid you not what happened next (seriously)...  The Lady says, "Ohhh!  You must be The Anthony's (or some name I now forget) young son, right?  Funny, you don't look like a botanist...".  To which I replied the following (yes...seriously):  "Welll, ya know, Plants like Humans, come in all shapes and sizes."  To which she just nodded her head, perusing such a deep & profound reflection, walked out that indoor/outdoor pool building,nd then layed out by the pool...  Realizing the almighty had saved me from another trip downtown, I figured that I had pushed god's grace acting upon my luck, to it's limits...I, gatherd up my beach towel, along with the clock alarm I actually had the b#lls to plug into the counter outlet...and I booked out.           
     
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     Been there ...done that LazarusintheSanatorium 
    (Though Northern Cali was the setting for my mis-adventures )

    Keep on Truckin'

    We're all just visitors passing thru in one form or another on this small blue dot
     
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    In Response to Re: How Tom Brady's 2008 Knee Injury Allowed Pats To Draft Rookie Te AARON HERNANDEZ : Well YOU asked (often known as a HUGE mistake with me)...So I'ma tell ya, so here goes: So I'm at the county fair slingin', and even though stuff's dirt, I STILL ain't front'in' nobody when dey short on cheese-Cuz' stuff's sellin' hot an' I makin' bank.  Suddenly word come 'round dat some baby gangsta playas be comin' round on the fly...  Now, any ole' hoodr#t tell ya straight up 'bout it, dat I'ma real bawla that ain't takin' beef from anyone.  But hear dis':  I's low on Buddah, Blue boys be sniffin' around ever closer to me by da minute digits, I gots three pigeons hittin' my celly on da head every five, An my boys want me ta break on ova to dere crib- play some bones and send some mo' a da brass monkey down my gullet.  So true dis- My mind's already bo-janglin' from some cisco, 5-0 comin' up on dis anytime an' I already got two F's before da judge, So I don't need ta be sittin' in da back a some pig's whip, while three on the tree makes me look like a marked sell-out, And NOW I'm dealin' with some wannabe crew with an itchy finger on someone's gat, seein that they can make a name by bustin' up and offin' yours trully...uh-uh.  I'm runnin' 1 deep at the present, and dat 1, is yours trully and noone else on my back.  Mama didn't raise no fool, so truth-I'm Outta dis piece... But  Next thing I know, A group'a cats pull up in some whacked out baby blue and flourescent van wid' da dub o "Mystery Machine" tagged on both sides.  Now right off, I got dese suckas pegged as marks for some hustle...but somethin' jus' ain't right.  Now, even one-time playin' as a narc, ain't lookin' dis crazy.  Dey ain't no crew'a gangstas I ever seen...  STILL, When I see some surfer boy, some computer-geek chic, some...wow, All dat's a fine lil' red-head pigeon right there with some cakes too...anyway-Together with some scruffy lookin' rail-thin beatnik kid with a cross between a chin strap and a soul patch, And FINALLY some crazy dog, that they seem to actually be communicatin' with...Wow!   I gotta say since da cheeba got me a bit chill, an I got my chrome jus' in case, I needa lookey see...or at least, I'm creepin' my digits to da redhead. Claim this: I ain't seein' 1 chulo I gotta sweat in dat bodango, because I ain't gettin no bull-stare thrown my way.  When I eye, da beatnik and mutt-chowin' on a buncha milkbones like dey ain't never had nothin' in dere stomachs for a month, JUST as surfer boy screams with clenched fists and punches a hole straight through that "Mystery" bucket a' theirs, AND at the exact moment I glimpse redhead p#rn-star passes out on her feet while computer nerd-girl is pacin' in circles, Suddenly it ALL makes sense to me...an' it's dis: Blonde beachboy be ragin' on hormones, but I don't play that muscle market... Big Red be dippin' into da Tylenol 4 route, but da duckets one gets from that ain't ever worth the crazy's sellin' you out after there down low gets beat by tha cravin'... Computer girl, Well-No white-collar market in dis outback neck a the woods... Yet, scruffy an' da talkin' dog, DO look like they into some heeba dat'id make my brocolli look like packin' da Philly with supermarket oregano... An' dat's how I came across dat fine MJ...     
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