Linebacker Gary Brackett to Patriots?

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    Linebacker Gary Brackett to Patriots?

    From the Boston Herald:

    www.bostonherald.com/blogs/sports/rap_sheet/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/garybrackettcolts8x10.jpg" alt="Brackett" width="271" height="340" align="right" />Gary Brackett has said he would like to retire as an Indianapolis Colt. But he understands the business side of football. You don’t always get what you wish for.

    That said, should the 29-year-old middle linebacker hit free agency next Friday, we asked if he would be open to joining the archrival Pats?

    His answer: ”Absolutely!” 

    The Colts did not apply the franchise tag to the heart and soul of their defense. At the moment, Brackett’s agent Brian Mackler is currently in talks with the team in hopes of coming to terms on a deal. If an agreement isn’t reached by the March 5 deadline, ”then I’m free and we’ll see what happens.”

    ”After March 5, I’ll entertain all possibilities. I consider myself a blue collar worker, a guy who comes to work and gives his all,” said Brackett, who was attending the NFLPA’s safety and welfare summit. ”(Former Patriots linebacker) Tedy Bruschi, I have a lot of respect for him and what he’s done for that organization. I’ve followed his career. That would definitely be a place I’d consider. Business is business. You have to prepare for everything.”

    But the Patriots? Seriously?

    ”I have a great deal of respect for Bill Belichick, and really the whole New England organization,” Brackett went on. ”Those guys are top class, and I think it’s a healthy rivalry. I think guys really respect each other. Before the game, I shake Kevin Faulk’s hand, and Tom Brady’s hand. And I say, ‘Here we go again.’ I don’t think it’s one of those Cincinnati, Pittsburgh rivalries, where we’re kicking dirt in each other’s faces. So I think it’s mutual respect between organizations, and we just have a little fun with it, going back and forth.”

    Brackett, who had 99 tackles last season, has a great locker room presence. If Indy doesn’t sign him, it’ll be interesting to see if the Pats kick the tires to see what it wold take to have him land in New England.

     
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            IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THE PATS WOULD NOT HAVE A SERIOUS INTEREST IN ACQUIRING GARY.HE HAS WONDERFUL INSTINCTS FOR THE GAME,GREAT WORK EHTIC AND DRIVE HAS A VARIED SKILL SET THAT WOULD MAKE HIM A TERRIFIC PARTNER FOR MAYO INSIDE AND HAS A LOVE FOR THE GAME THAT SHOULD EXCITE B.B.HE IS ONE F.A.THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE IN THEIR SIGHTS AND WOULD BE SURPRISED AND A BIT DISAPPOINTED IF THEY DID NOT.
     
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    and he has veteran leadership.  He could help continue to mold Mayo.
     
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    A FA that isn't Bryant, TO, or Peppers and isn't Marshall or Boldin and it actually makes sense. I'm gonna faint
     
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    I'm surprised more Indy defense guys don't bail out.  They have been good, not underrated, but actually good and they never get any credit.  They have had a 1st and 2nd ranked defense the last few years and top ten defenses consistently.  They pretty much carried the Colts to their SB victory but you almost never hear about them except Freeney.  I don't know if Brackett fits into the BB linbacker mold but I like him and think he'd be a great fit.
     
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    @Shenanigan...I think he does.  He may not be prototypical size of a BB linebacker, but BB likes to have his players versatile and ABrackett is fairly young (under 30) and is fast and quick.  He has plenty of playoff experience and was one of the key defensive players for greatest "regular season" teams this decade.

    I would not be opposed to this.  I dont want Peppers or Dansby.  Those guys are just looking for a winning lottery ticket.  IMO, Brackett wants another shot at a title.  Those are the type of guys you want.  Those are the type of guys that NE won 3 SB's with.
     
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    Patsfan - I agree, if Bruschi says that he really respects the guy then that's good enough for me. To me Bruschi's endorsement screams a BB type of player
     
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    Patsfan - I agree, if Bruschi says that he really respects the guy then that's good enough for me. To me Bruschi's endorsement screams a BB type of player
    Posted by PatsEng

    That was Brackett talking about Bru.

     
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    Enoch - You're right I miss read the quote. Still like the guy, though I would have liked him much better if it had been Bruschi saying that about Brackett
     
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    Is Brackett physical enough to play ILB in a 3-4?  He seems like a finesse player, which is a great fit for Indy's 4-3.  I'd be curious to see if he could fit in a 3-4, where he'd have to go head to head with interior offensive lineman much more than he did in Indy.  Good player though.
     
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    He is 5'11, 235 lb, fairly small for an ILB in 3-4. But he has terrific instincts for the ball and I guess we can kick the tires on him. He will be a great presence in the locker room and but can he do well in our D?
     
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    Sounds to me like he's trying to get a better contract by telling the media he wants to play for their arch rivals.  Pretty smart business move.  I give him a 10% chance of coming to NE.
     
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    No thanks. I'll stick with Mckenzie
     
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    Enoch - You're right I miss read the quote. Still like the guy, though I would have liked him much better if it had been Bruschi saying that about Brackett
    Posted by PatsEng

    Yeah. It revealed a lot about his character and it was all positive, in my opinion. 

     
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    Brackett is definitely small for an ILB in our system.  BUT he is one of the few guys that at the right price I would take a chance on.  Been watching him since he was at Rutgers.  Smart, solid player, good character, nice guy, would add something to the team.  And I really dont normally agree with adding undersized guys.
     
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    This sounds like the Miami fans thinking Wilfork was going to Miami! Fat Chance. I agree with Germany.
     
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    Gamer, u do realize all the innuendos that can be made from that question, right?
     
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    The system he's been playing in couldn't be more different than what the Pats run.  It would be a big risk spending on him and I doubt it has any chance to happen at all.

     
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    He is 5'11, 235 lb, fairly small for an ILB in 3-4. But he has terrific instincts for the ball and I guess we can kick the tires on him. He will be a great presence in the locker room and but can he do well in our D?
    Posted by bmadmax81


    weren't the same things said about Zach Thomas?
     
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    No thanks. I'll stick with Mckenzie
    Posted by Rodimus77


    yeah, lets see what mCkenzie has to offer, this guys hould be playing alot of downs this year
     
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    Sounds to me like he's trying to get a better contract by telling the media he wants to play for their arch rivals.  Pretty smart business move.  I give him a 10% chance of coming to NE.
    Posted by PatsFanGermany


    Heh.. yeah, for some reason, I'm thinking Bernie Williams...

     
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    "Brackett, who had 99 tackles last season, has a great locker room presence. If Indy doesn’t sign him, it’ll be interesting to see if the Pats kick the tires to see what it wold take to have him land in New England."

    Simple answer? Just back the money truck up to his garage.

    http://ind.scout.com/2/504998.html

     
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    I think this would be a great sign for Pats.  Brackett is a solid ILB that would def. help Mayo!
     
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    Re: Linebacker Gary Brackett to Patriots?

    this would be similar to Vinetari going to the Colts. i mean who'da ever thought AV would have gone to our arch enemy
     

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