Friday, April 29, 2011

Patriots Draft QB Ryan Mallett - Did I Predict This Or What?

Not that I wanna toot my own horn, but I wanna toot my own horn.  Here's what I posted on April 14th:

Is this the year the Patriot's draft and begin to groom Tom Brady's replacement?  If so, I think it's a genius move.  The Pats have 2 first round draft choices this year and there's probably gonna be a rookie salary cap once the lockout is settled.  This is a chance to think long-term without breaking the bank and set up for a future QB who will have a few years to learn as an understudy to the best in the game.  It's the kind of move that could have the Patriots maintain their level of excellence for years to come.  With all the draft picks New England has this year they can afford to make a move for the long haul.  The Hooded Genius strikes again!

The Pats didn't even have to use a first or second round pick to get what lots of people think was first round talent.  This kid is Tom Brady Junior.  Not real fast, no great vertical leap, but he's got the size to see over defensive linemen and he has a canon for an arm.  Best of all, he has a few years to learn the pro game from the best in the business.  The Patriots can take their time and groom this kid to step in when it's time to move on from Brady.  Pure genius move from the HC of the NEP's.  This is why New England will continue to be in the upper echelon of the NFL for years to come.  Well done, Coach.