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Dan Patrick: Tom Brady was nearly a Bear

Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:36 pm

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“The final list that Brady was looking at, the Chargers, the Bears, and the Buccaneers. I was told this yesterday. I said ‘wait a minute, the Bears?’ [Source] said yes. Brady was considering the Bears, the Chargers were a long shot because of the west coast…the fact that he was considering the Bears, Chicago at least – because he wanted to be [close] in proximity to New York where his son is…but ended up taking Tampa Bay.”
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Re: Dan Patrick: Tom Brady was nearly a Bear

Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:42 pm

Seems like an extreme long shot. We have the D in place but so did the Patriots. We have 1 main WR but so did the Patriots. Our O- line was leaky and our run game sucked. At that time no viable TE on the roster. Cant even see why he would have an interest.
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Re: Dan Patrick: Tom Brady was nearly a Bear

Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:35 pm

Dang.

We missed out on an Open Competition between Mitch and Brady.



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Re: Dan Patrick: Tom Brady was nearly a Bear

Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:42 pm

Umbali wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:42 pm
Seems like an extreme long shot. We have the D in place but so did the Patriots. We have 1 main WR but so did the Patriots. Our O- line was leaky and our run game sucked. At that time no viable TE on the roster. Cant even see why he would have an interest.
Oh I don't know. The most successful QB in NFL history joining the team with the worst QB record in NFL history might have had a certain appeal, especially when they have a championship-calibre defense in place. Can you imagine how much it would have added to his legend if he'd won a Super Bowl with the QB and championship-starved Bears?
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Re: Dan Patrick: Tom Brady was nearly a Bear

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Moriarty wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:35 pm
Dang.

We missed out on an Open Competition between Mitch and Brady.



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Yeah, no shit. Pace probably told him that he would have to beat out Mitch. Brady dodged a bullet since we did little to beef up our offensive line.
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Re: Dan Patrick: Tom Brady was nearly a Bear

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HisRoyalSweetness wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:42 pm
Umbali wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:42 pm
Seems like an extreme long shot. We have the D in place but so did the Patriots. We have 1 main WR but so did the Patriots. Our O- line was leaky and our run game sucked. At that time no viable TE on the roster. Cant even see why he would have an interest.
Oh I don't know. The most successful QB in NFL history joining the team with the worst QB record in NFL history might have had a certain appeal, especially when they have a championship-calibre defense in place. Can you imagine how much it would have added to his legend if he'd won a Super Bowl with the QB and championship-starved Bears?
Maybe but the overriding desire to win a SB without being linked to Belichick , surely played into going somewhere with good weather, no state income taxes...closer to Brazil, and GREAT WRs and oh yah not a shabby defense. Just dont even see the reality of him actually wanting to come here.
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Re: Dan Patrick: Tom Brady was nearly a Bear

Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:15 am

Wounded Bear wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:40 pm
Moriarty wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:35 pm
Dang.

We missed out on an Open Competition between Mitch and Brady.



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Yeah, no shit. Pace probably told him that he would have to beat out Mitch. Brady dodged a bullet since we did little to beef up our offensive line.
Sorry for going slightly off topic, but I'm sure we have a few Illinois basketball fans here and this reminds me of a sad story. The hapless Bruce Weber was recruiting Derrick Rose, and told him he would have to compete with Chester Frazier for playing time.
Rose went to Memphis and the rest is history.
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Re: Dan Patrick: Tom Brady was nearly a Bear

Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:25 am

Crazy to think about.

Seriously though, I am as interested to see how this Brady thing works out in Tampa. I mean time eventually has to catch up with him.
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Re: Dan Patrick: Tom Brady was nearly a Bear

Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:32 am

southdakbearfan wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:25 am
Crazy to think about.

Seriously though, I am as interested to see how this Brady thing works out in Tampa. I mean time eventually has to catch up with him.
Yea, I'm not too bummed we missed out. I think this year time really catches up with him. Some signs had already started.

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Re: Dan Patrick: Tom Brady was nearly a Bear

Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:02 am

Ormazd wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:15 am
Wounded Bear wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:40 pm


Yeah, no shit. Pace probably told him that he would have to beat out Mitch. Brady dodged a bullet since we did little to beef up our offensive line.
Sorry for going slightly off topic, but I'm sure we have a few Illinois basketball fans here and this reminds me of a sad story. The hapless Bruce Weber was recruiting Derrick Rose, and told him he would have to compete with Chester Frazier for playing time.
Rose went to Memphis and the rest is history.
I doubt that Rose had what it took to actually qualify for the U of I and he probably couldn't find anyone to take the ACT/SAT test for him in IL.
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Re: Dan Patrick: Tom Brady was nearly a Bear

Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:49 am

It is crazy that Brady pushed Tampa to predicted 3rd in NFC!

https://www.sportsbetting3.com/nfl/nfl-betting#futures

Of course Gronk helped, and now Fournette, but are they really going to be pushing for the Super Bowl?

Clowney would have been an interesting addition to the D! Antonio Brown for 2nd half of the season maybe?
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Re: Dan Patrick: Tom Brady was nearly a Bear

Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:21 pm

Ormazd wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:15 am
Wounded Bear wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:40 pm


Yeah, no shit. Pace probably told him that he would have to beat out Mitch. Brady dodged a bullet since we did little to beef up our offensive line.
Sorry for going slightly off topic, but I'm sure we have a few Illinois basketball fans here and this reminds me of a sad story. The hapless Bruce Weber was recruiting Derrick Rose, and told him he would have to compete with Chester Frazier for playing time.
Rose went to Memphis and the rest is history.
Playing time isn't what took Rose to Memphis.
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Re: Dan Patrick: Tom Brady was nearly a Bear

Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:46 pm

I'm imagining Fat Patricia game planning for Tom Terrific in the season opener. Heh. Could have made an interesting matchup that the media would have played up.
Agreed that GOAT Tom is not what he used to be, has a fork sticking out his back and just vapors left in the tank. Arians better get a better running attack to help poor old Tom. Gronk is out of it and there's a reason Fournette was on the open market.
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Re: Dan Patrick: Tom Brady was nearly a Bear

Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:07 pm

Wounded Bear wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:40 pm
Moriarty wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:35 pm
Dang.

We missed out on an Open Competition between Mitch and Brady.



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Yeah, no shit. Pace probably told him that he would have to beat out Mitch. Brady dodged a bullet since we did little to beef up our offensive line.
I mean, our line has played pretty good two games in.
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