Brady is back….back again

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That's wild. I had to double check that and I'm still not sure I believe it.
The one that gets me is that Carroll O'Connor was 46-47 when All In The Family debuted. He always looked like he was in his mid-to-late 60s to me.
 

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Rita Moreno is 90, that is pretty damn impressive.

It looks more palpable than most movies aired at the older crowd, I'll say that. It has star power but I wish it was more authentically Boston because there is a lot of specific humor with older Boston women that would be funny to people like me.
 

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Rita Moreno is 90, that is pretty damn impressive.

It looks more palpable than most movies aired at the older crowd, I'll say that. It has star power but I wish it was more authentically Boston because there is a lot of specific humor with older Boston women that would be funny to people like me.
I need more depth here.
 

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My mom is a woman from the Boston area in her 80s.

I look forward to when she can watch the movie from her couch, fall asleep four times during the 90 minutes it's on, and then say "it was good, but some of the plot just didn't make sense."
 

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I thought Tommy has made it abundantly clear he hates the NE weather and has no desire to come back.
My $$ would be on Vegas if he decides to keep playing, they can cut Carr and save 33M on the cap and likely get Brady in for less than that. I'd imagine throwing to Adams/Waller would be appealing and being closer to CA playing for a coach he had a great relationship with would as well.
 

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I thought Tommy has made it abundantly clear he hates the NE weather and has no desire to come back.
My $$ would be on Vegas if he decides to keep playing, they can cut Carr and save 33M on the cap and likely get Brady in for less than that. I'd imagine throwing to Adams/Waller would be appealing and being closer to CA playing for a coach he had a great relationship with would as well.
Waller? He's been quite lousy for over a year now. Can't really rely on him at this point.
 

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I find it hard to believe he'd end up back in New England, particularly if the supporting cast on offense doesn't receive a significant upgrade. The Pats roster doesn't seem like a QB away from a Super Bowl right now, and I would think that Tom would be looking for that type of situation. I guess they have a ton of cap space and could do some other stuff too, but I still think it seems incredibly unlikely.

But if it happens it would be fucking awesome.
 

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I thought Tommy has made it abundantly clear he hates the NE weather and has no desire to come back.
My $$ would be on Vegas if he decides to keep playing, they can cut Carr and save 33M on the cap and likely get Brady in for less than that. I'd imagine throwing to Adams/Waller would be appealing and being closer to CA playing for a coach he had a great relationship with would as well.
I don't think he's coming back or I'm not sure I want him back for 1-2 years but he didn't complain once I remember here about the weather until he left and tried to make his wife happy in Florida.
 

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I find it hard to believe he'd end up back in New England, particularly if the supporting cast on offense doesn't receive a significant upgrade.
I think it's doubtful as well, but the article mentions the Pats could have $100M in cap space.
 

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I thought Tommy has made it abundantly clear he hates the NE weather and has no desire to come back.
My $$ would be on Vegas if he decides to keep playing, they can cut Carr and save 33M on the cap and likely get Brady in for less than that. I'd imagine throwing to Adams/Waller would be appealing and being closer to CA playing for a coach he had a great relationship with would as well.
Didn’t Adams sign a long term deal with LV in part because of his relationship with Carr? I’m sure the money will help him get over it and these guys are pros, but I can’t imagine he’d be psyched for a year with Brady and then wilderness for the rest of his contract.
 

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I don’t buy it, but the defense has a good core, and if we had Tom this year, we’d probably be in first place right now.
 

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Right, but is Tommy taking chances at this point on reconfigured lines or new coaching schemes?
 

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Oh for heaven's sakes, this is nuts. Brady will be 46 next season. What would they be trying to do, with arguably the fourth-best roster in their own division? If he wants to keep playing, go somewhere else ... anywhere else.
 

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I still think the most likely scenario is the Jets. It was Miami, but Tua has become too good to ditch.
 

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Oh for heaven's sakes, this is nuts. Brady will be 46 next season. What would they be trying to do, with arguably the fourth-best roster in their own division? If he wants to keep playing, go somewhere else ... anywhere else.
Yeah, we've turned the page and need to keep it turned. Time to focus on moving forward not backwards.

But there's no way it's happening, so nothing to worry about. Just occasional click bait to read from time to time.
 

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One thing is for sure, he's not retiring any time soon. He's still got it - and if he can get a team with tools, he'll continue to have it.
 

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I find it hard to believe he'd end up back in New England, particularly if the supporting cast on offense doesn't receive a significant upgrade. The Pats roster doesn't seem like a QB away from a Super Bowl right now, and I would think that Tom would be looking for that type of situation. I guess they have a ton of cap space and could do some other stuff too, but I still think it seems incredibly unlikely.

But if it happens it would be fucking awesome.
Ugh. Nothing against you, and you're certainly not alone in your opinion. but Ugh. No value in kicking the can down the road for a guy whose upside is getting you within squinting distance of a Lombardi, with a downside of putting you in draft/rebuild purgatory for another five years.
 

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One thing is for sure, he's not retiring any time soon. He's still got it - and if he can get a team with tools, he'll continue to have it.
I know that a lot of people have looked very silly when they have tried to underestimate Tom Brady. And I know we say this every year. But there's going to be a cliff. I don't think his decline when it comes -- and it will -- is going to be gradual.
 

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Ugh. Nothing against you, and you're certainly not alone in your opinion. but Ugh. No value in kicking the can down the road for a guy whose upside is getting you within squinting distance of a Lombardi, with a downside of putting you in draft/rebuild purgatory for another five years.
Maybe. I don't think Mac is the guy. If they draft someone next year and get one year of Brady (who I think can still play) that's not the worst outcome, particularly if they spend the cap space wisely. But, it's a moot point because I think the chances of it happening are basically zero.
 

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After seeing how fluky it is to actually win a SB, I’d be happy to trade another decade in the wilderness for a last shot with Brady, but I doubt he’d see this as his best opportunity and I don’t think we’re a contender even with him.
 

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OK, I'll bite, even though I probably shouldn't. Is the "Tommy" thing a running joke, or are people in this thread actually calling him that for real? I know where I am, and I know how this place generally feels about this Brady dude, but this is weirding me out. I think I've seen his dad call him Tommy, are we riffing on that?
 

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If the small % chance that this had legs do most expect Brady to grind the Pats over the contract. Hometown discount or he is going to say I want 40 mill per year or I will go elsewhere.